We have informed officials to alert the health ministry when a corona warrior's death happens. The data given to the Rajya Sabha are the number of those whose claims have been fulfilled after they were sent by the state governments. This data can never be updated with the central government becuase these can be maintained by states. The data that we have has been presented to the Rajya Sabha: Union Health Minister D Harsh Vardhan
READ | Mamata Lauds Suspended Oppn MPs for Fight against Farm Bills, Seeks 'Greater Alliance' for Farmers' Sake
TMC supremo and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that her party is ready to support anyone who wants to take the lead for the sake of farmers.
Twenty-five years back during our battle against so-called "deadly" AIDS, the govt had to run ads on national tv channels to prevent the stigma around AIDS but that was only against patients and did not include the healthcare workers. Unfortunately, the stigma and ostracisation this time due to the Covid pandemic happened not only against the patients but also the healthcare workers who have been working for 24x7 hours. I shudder thinking what would have happened if the govt had not sided with them: BJP MP Rajdeep Roy
"In order to replace the vintage Epidemics Diseases Act of 1897 which was enacted after the Bubonic plague in pre-Independent India after 123 long years it is high time that it is replaced by a Bill which is contemporary in nature and relevant to the needs of the time," says BJP MP, Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo.
The Bill is appreciated but the clause states that the protection to healthcare workers will be given till the period of an epidemic. Does this mean that our protection to healthcare workers is only till the pandemic exists? This is unfair. I urge the hon'ble minister to extend this period: TRS MP, Dr Gaddam Ranjith Reddy tells Lok Sabha
Higher MSP will empower farmers and contribute to doubling of their income. Increased MSP, along with the series of agriculture reforms passed by Parliament will ensure dignity and prosperity of farmers. Jai Kisan!: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Higher MSP will empower farmers and contribute to doubling of their income. Increased MSP, along with the series of agriculture reforms passed by Parliament will ensure dignity and prosperity of farmers. Jai Kisan!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 21, 2020
I think that Covid-19 frontline workers should be treated as martyrs as these healthcare workers including fresh MBBS graduates have been working since day 1 in battle against Covid-19 which is why mortality rate in India is much lower compared to the other countries: MP Dr Srikanth Eknath Shinde, SS, Kalyan (Maharashtra)
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee spoke to the suspended MPs from different parties who are protesting under the Gandhi statue at the parliament premises. She appreciated their efforts in fighting for farmer bills, labour bills and upholding values of Parliament. The call lasted for about 10 minutes. (Image: News18)
READ | Calculated Move? Naveen Patnaik Stuns Modi-led NDA with BJD's Stand on Farm Bills in Rajya Sabha
The BJD's RS MP Sasmit Patra said his party is opposed to the farm bills in their current forms and wants them to be scrutinised by committees to ensure small farmers are protected.
Even before the Covid-19 Pandemic, Indian economy was in a free-fall for seven quarters. Fundamentals of an economy: savings, investment, consumption and employment have been under stress. In the first six months of 2019, credit offtake was down by 93% from Rs 7,35,000 cr to 93,000 crores : Congress MP Manish Tewari
READ | 'Anti-farmer' Bills Will Lead to Famine amid Covid-19 Crisis, Says Mamata Banerjee
All opposition parties should come together and fight these bills tooth and nail, said Banerjee who is also the Trinamool Congress supremo.
Covid-19 pandemic, followed by lockdown has adversely affected business operations across the world. This has further increased the pressure on distressed Indian markets. MSMEs and other small scale businesses. However the IBC Amemdement Bill 2020 is classic example of good intenstions but bad drafting: AITC MP Pratima Mondal on discussion on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020
The FCRA was brought into law to contain foreign funding to interfere into Indian political system, however the govt in 2018 amended the FCRA to exempt political parties from scrutiny. Any foreign party can buy electoral bonds without scrutiny under FCRA. Instead of looking at this why do you want to go after NGOs doing good work?, asks AITC MP Mahua Moitra
The Bill will weaken the work undertaken by organisations during the times of flood, Covid-19 and unemployment. I request you not hurry with this Bill. After listening to issues raises, I request this Bill to be sent to the Sanding Committee and discuss with various NGOs and table concerns related to national security and administration and come to a consensus, says Congress MP, Gaurav Gogoi. He also urged the govt to rethink how the 20% cut in administration will lead to more unemployment.