Cong Imposed President’s Rule in J&K 93 Times: Shah in Lok Sabha
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Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing the Lok Sabha after the lunch break on Friday, 28 June said that the Congress had imposed President’s rule in J&K more than any other party and has no right to talk about democracy.
Earlier in the day, Shah tabled a Bill to extend the President’s Rule in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on 27 June informed Rajya Sabha that there are no discrepancies regarding the voter turnout and votes counted on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The Law Minister was replying to a specific question from Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut who said there have been complaints about operations of EVMs and differences in counting between EVMs and VVPATs in the just-concluded elections.
- PM Modi while addressing Rajya Sabha on 26 June, termed the deaths caused in Bihar due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome as “unfortunate” and a “matter of shame”.
- The Lok Sabha will have 30 sittings and the Rajya Sabha 27 sittings between 17 June to 26 July
- The Budget will be presented on 5 July by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
'Old Evading Tactics,' Congress' Response to PM Modi's Speech
The Congress on Tuesday panned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply to the Motion of Thanks to the President's address, alleging that he resorted to "old evading tactics" to hoodwink the common people as if he was still in election mode and failed to address the real issues.
Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claimed that his party scored a "great victory" as the Prime Minister, who was previously "reluctant" to quote any Congress leader, was "compelled" to repeat Jawaharlal Nehru's words at the fag end of his speech.
"Prime Minister in his own reply has disappointed the people of our country by not taking up issues concerning the people, right from agriculture to industry to unemployment and last but not the least Bihar's encephalitis situation where hundreds of children have lost their lives," Chowdhury told reporters.
"He resorted to old evading tactics to hoodwink the common people, as if he was still in election mode. We expected that he would rise above partisan issues and would be conciliatory in taking all along," he said.
Congress Cannot See Beyond Gandhi Family: PM Modi Hits Out at Cong
Accusing the Congress of not recognising its leaders' contribution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a stinging counter-attack, saying the party cannot see beyond the Gandhi family and it has been "flying so high" that it has got disconnected from the country's roots.
In his first speech in Parliament after his reelection, Modi said Congress members did not even mention former prime minister Manmohan Singh's work in their speeches in Lok Sabha during the two-day debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address.
In his hour-long reply, which was later passed by a voice vote, Modi also called upon lawmakers to rise above partisan politics to build a new and modern India, saying the country is more important than politics.
He, however, was unsparing in his criticism of the Congress, and targeted it for not recognising the contributions of leaders outside the Gandhi-Nehru family, missing opportunities to empower Muslim women and "crushing India's soul" by imposing Emergency, whose anniversary fell on Tuesday.
DMK MP Gives Adjournment Motion Over Water Crisis
DMK leader TR Baalu has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over water crisis in Tamil Nadu.
Adjournment Notice Given in Rajya Sabha Over Mob Lynching
RSP MP NK Premchandran has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over incidents of mob lynching.
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