Both houses of Parliament have been adjourned sine die, bringing an end to the Budget Session 2019 on Wednesday, 13 February.Prime Minister Modi addressed the Lok Sabha for the last time ahead of the 2019 elections on the last day of the Budget Session 2019.Earlier in the day, the Rajya Sabha had been adjourned sine die, meaning that The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, two Bills which have cleared Lok Sabha, will lapse on 3 June, when the term of the present Lok Sabha ends.On Friday, 8 February, a fresh ruckus had broken out over the Rafale deal after The Hindu’s report by senior journalist N Ram. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded in the Lok Sabha on Friday, to Congress’ fresh attack over the deal, by stating that all questions have been answered “thoroughly and transparently.”The Budget Session of Parliament commenced on 31 January and concluded on 13 FebruaryThe Triple Talaq and Citizenship Bills will lapse on 3 June after the Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die without passing the BillsModi government’s sixth and final Budget ahead of elections was presented on 1 February(The Quint will no longer be on WhatsApp, owing to changes in its policies regarding news publishers. You can now get the latest news updates on our Telegram channel. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram.)Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking ahead of the start of the Budget Session, said that ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' was the government’s mantra and that this spirit will also be seen in Parliament.“We are looking forward to discussing every issue,” Modi said.Addressing a joint sitting of both Houses on Thursday, 31 January, President Ram Nath Kovind said that the “country was going through a phase of uncertainty before the 2014 elections”.After the elections, he said, “my government took up the initiative to form a 'New India’.”Listing out the achievements of the ruling NDA government during the Budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind said that over nine crore toilets were built under Narendra Modi’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission.While addressing a joint sitting of both Houses on Thursday, 31 January, President Ram Nath Kovind said that healthcare was his government’s topmost priority.“I am happy to inform you that the benefits of government’s schemes are reaching poorest of the poor,” Kovind said.President Ram Nath Kovind said that the Modi government, under the Ujjwala scheme, had issued more than six crore gas connections.“Most of our mothers, sisters and daughters would remain sick because of the smoke released from stoves and thus, the health of the whole family would be affected. In only four and a half years, my government has added a total of 13 crore households to the gas connection,” Kovind said.All You Need to Know About the ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’?President Ram Nath Kovind, while addressing a joint sitting of both Houses, said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill will make it easier to provide Indian citizenship to those who had to take refuge in India after facing oppression somewhere else.“They were not at fault, they were victims of situations like that,” he said.Citizenship Bill Aimed At Hindu Rashtra? BJP Says ‘Religion First’In the last four years, more than 1 crore 30 lakh houses have been built under the government's rural housing scheme, President Kovind said in Parliament on Thursday, 31 January.Fact Check: Has The Modi Govt Built 1.3 Crore Rural Houses?“Because of the government’s Jan Dhan Yojana, bank accounts of over 34 crore people have been opened in the country and almost every family has been linked to the banking system,” President Kovind said in Parliament on Thursday.He added that the scheme had helped add Rs 88,000 crore to the formal economy.“According to an international agency, 55 percent of the total bank accounts opened between 2014-2017 were opened in India itself,” Kovind said.Where Is the Dhan for the Jans Who Joined the Jan Dhan Scheme?President Ram Nath Kovind, while addressing a joint sitting of both Houses, said that GST was going to help build an honest and transparent trading system in the country which will be a great advantage for the youth of the country.GST Collection Drops to Rs 94,726 Cr in December“I am happy to inform that under the government’s 'Make In India' initiative, India has become the world's second largest manufacturer of mobile phones,” President Ram Nath Kovind said, while addressing a joint sitting of both Houses in Parliament.Over 300 mn mobile phones to be sold in India in 2019: Study“India is soon going to induct the Rafale fighter aircraft, which will improve its defence capabilities,” President Ram Nath Kovind said in Parliament on Thursday, 31 January.More Than 50% of Rs 59,000 Cr Paid to France for Rafale: ReportsVice President Venkaiah Naidu addressed Parliament during the Budget Session on Thursday, 31 January, following the President’s address.He said that with the “blessings of 130 crore Indians, my government has commenced a journey towards building a ‘new India’.”Budget Session 2019: A Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be held on Friday, 1 February, at 10 am in the Parliament.Addressing the Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the CBI was “compelled” to take action against the Kolkata Poilce Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.He alleged that the top cop was not cooperating with the investigation. The action was taken after SC had ordered an investigation into Saradha chit fund case. The Police Commissioner was summoned many times but he did not appear.The home minister added that the West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has summoned Chief Secretary and Director General of Police and has asked them to take immediate action to resolve the situation.Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm following an uproar by opposition parties over yesterday's incident in West Bengal, reported ANI.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a whip for all its Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha MPs to be present in Parliament, reported ANI.Rajya Sabha MPs have been directed to be present in the House from 5-8 February while the Lok Sabha MPs have been asked to be present in the House on 5 and 7 February.The business for Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 5 February, is Motion of Thanks to the President's address.The proceedings of Lok Sabha were adjourned for nearly 45 minutes on Tuesday morning amid noisy protests by Trinamool Congress members over the CBI versus Kolkata Police issue.A peeved Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said, "You do not have faith in CBI. You do not have faith in Supreme Court... this is not done... the case is being heard by the SC. Let Parliament do its function. Let all institutions perform their (respective) roles," she said while adjourning the proceedings till noon.As soon as the House took up Question Hour, agitated TMC members rushed to the Well raising slogans against the prime minister and the CBI.Members from Congress, TRS, SP, RJD also entered the Well but did not raise slogans.The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm following uproar by Opposition parties over CBI-Kolkata Police row.The House has been adjourned till 2 pm amid the uproar over CBI-Kolkata Police row.After the Lok Sabha was adjourned due to ruckus, the proceedings have now commenced.BJD leader B Mahtab on Tuesday wondered whether reciting prayers in Sanskrit is not secular as he sought to raise in the Lok Sabha the issue of a petition in the Supreme Court against Kendriya Vidyalaya students being asked to recite prayers in Sanskrit.He also asked the government to put forth its view on the matter in the House as well as in the Supreme Court.A petition has been moved in the apex court against the revised education code for Kendriya Vidyalayas wherein recitation of common prayers in Sanskrit has been made compulsory for students.Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Mahtab said that common prayers are from the Upanishads.Is something recited in Sanskrit not secular and why should someone go to the Supreme Court, he wondered.Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid protests by opposition members over CBI row.Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:30 pm amid noisy protests.The Lok Sabha resumed proceeding at 2:30 pm amid ruckus.BJP MP from Madhubani, Hukmdev Narayan Yadav, moved a motion of thanks on the President’s address after the House reconvened.Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday, 5 February, took to Twitter after he was not allowed by the Speaker to complete his statement on Sabarimala.He also attached a copy of the full statement on Twitter.Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday as agitated members of the Trinamool Congress, protesting alleged misuse of the CBI, and the treasury benches clashed when the Motion of Thanks on President's address was taken up for discussion.Principal opposition Congress too staged a walk out saying its members should have been the first ones to speak but were being denied a chance. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan told Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, that he wasn't present in the House when his name was called.(Source: PTI)The Opposition is likely to stage protest the Parliament over issues, like farmer crisis, unemployment alleged misuse of the constitutional bodies. This will lead to reduction of chances for the key bills to pass in the remaining time. As reported by Hindustan Times, a senior Opposition leader said that the plan is to organise a protest in the coming week and also urge for debate in the House. The Lok Sabha will end on 13 February.All the non-NDA parties will be meeting to discuss the agenda of protests, said the leader. The protest will likely take place from 12 to 14 February.Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, 5 February, as agitated members of the Trinamool Congress, protesting alleged misuse of the CBI, and the treasury benches clashed when the Motion of Thanks on President's address was taken up for discussion.RJD gives notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 to suspension of business and discuss against 13-point roster in universities and colleges.The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after paying homage to sitting BJD MP Ladu Kishore Swain. The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm.Congress member Ripun Bora has moved an adjournment motion and sought an explanation from Home Minister Rajnath Singh and a statement from him over the apex court's indictment of Home Ministry on the NRC issue.The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day amid noisy protests by Opposition members on various issues.The government will file review petition in SC on faculty reservation mechanism in universities, says HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in Rajya Sabha.The business for Lok Sabha on Thursday is Motion of Thanks to the President's Address.I&B Minister Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore is taking questiosn in the Lok Sabha. Prasar bharati's annual accounts for 2017-2018 will be laid on the table by Rathore along with the audit report.BJP raised questions over Mamata Banerjee sitting on a Dharna in protest over the CBI-Kolkata top cop row. MP Nishikant Dubey said why did the chief minister was on dharna when she did not even care about her MLAs who were jailed in the chit fund scam.Government weakening constitutional institutions: Cong leader Mallikarjun Kharge in Lok Sabha on Thursday, 6 February, as reported by Indian Express.In his address to the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the Congress on Thursday, 7 February, and said that the Opposition party only saw 'BC' as 'Before Congress' and 'AD' as 'After Dynasty'.“Our friends in the Congress see things in two time periods. BC, which is ‘Before Congress’, when nothing happened, and the other is AD – ‘After Dynasty’ – where everything happened,” he said.The prime minister also wished for healthy competition in the upcoming general elections.“I would also like to encourage the youth who will be voting for the first time,” he added.While hailing his government for its “honesty” and for being pro-poor, Modi mounted his attack on the Congress saying:“Congress insults Army, calls the Army Chief a ‘gunda,’ but it is Modi who is destroying institutions? Congress leaders create stories that Indian Army is planning a coup, but it is Modi who is destroying institutions?”PM Modi in Lok SabhaWhile slamming Modi and BJP, some people start attacking India, the prime minister added.In his address, PM Modi also took a dig at the mega rally of Opposition parties that was held recently in Kolkata, saying, “People have seen the work a government with an absolute majority can do. They have seen our work. They do not want a ‘mahamilavat’ government of those who recently gathered in Kolkata.”In his address to the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi countered the Congress’ attack on Rafale, asserting that the Opposition party “doesn’t want a strong Indian Air Force (IAF).”“Congress doesn't want our Air Force to be strong, I am levelling a serious allegation here. You want this Rafale deal to be cancelled, on whose behest? For which company?” he said.“In our neighbourhood, everyone is building war capabilities, why didn’t we do it in all these years? This is criminal negligence. Congress doesn’t want a strong Indian Air Force.”PM ModiPM Modi also took a jibe at Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge during his address in the Lok Sabha, bringing up his positions of dissent in the selection committee meetings on the CBI chief.“Kharge ji ek decent vyakti hai, lekin pata nahi kya majboori hai, kis museebat mein phanse hain ki decent vyakti, har baar dissent, har baar dissent. (Kharge ji is a decent person, But I don’t know what is the compulsion, what is the trouble he is stuck in that a decent person like him says dissent every time.”)PM Modi in Lok SabhaWhile slamming the Congress, PM Modi in his address said the slogan of ‘Congress-mukt bharat’ was not his, rather he was just “fulfilling the wish of Mahatma Gandhi”.“Mahatma Gandhi had back then recommended the dissolution of Congress party. So ‘Congress mukt Bharat’ is not my slogan but I am just fulfilling the wish of Gandhi ji.”PM Modi in Lok SabhaAttempting to counter the Opposition’s attack against the government on unemployment, Modi said:“In the last four years, 6.35 lakh new professionals have come up. You think if a doctor opens a clinic or a nursing home, then he will employ only one person? Or does a CA only employ one person? No.”PM ModiHe further claimed that between September 2017 and November 2018, approximately 1 crore 80 lakh people started getting their money cut under the provident fund scheme for the first time. “Among them, 64 percent are below 28 years,” he said.Crores of houses are being made, doesn’t that give employment, he asked.Responding to PM Modi’s address in the Lok Sabha, in which he mounted a scathing attack against the Opposition, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said:“The Prime Minister has helped steal Rs 30,000 crore from the defence forces. He has handed that money to Anil Ambani. He has done it personally.”Rahul GandhiCongress was quick to react to Prime Minister Modi’s speech in the Lok Sabha, pointing out how he has dodged press conferences, and has not addressed the issues of a JPC on Rafale as well as jobs data.Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, 8 February, over his Rafale deal pricing, alleging that he was “directly involved and stole money.”On the basis of a report published in The Hindu, Rahul said that “parallel discussions” were being conducted by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with the French side over Rafale deal.“PM Narendra Modi himself robbed Air Force’s Rs 30,000 crore and gave it to Anil Ambani. We have been raising this since one year. Now, a report has come where Defence Ministry officials are also saying that the prime minister was holding parallel negotiations with France government.”Rahul Gandhi, Congress PresidentDefence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded in the Lok Sabha on Friday, 8 February, to Congress’ fresh attack over Rafale deal, by stating that all questions have been answered “thoroughly and transparently.”She said that the newspaper should have reached out to the then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, if they “wanted to bring out the truth.”“The then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar replied to that MoD note that remain calm, nothing to worry, everything is going alright. Now, what do you call the NAC led by Sonia Gandhi’s interference in earlier PMO? What was that?”Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence MinisterThe then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had replied to the MoD dissent note that the PMO and French President Office were then monitoring the progress of the deal, which he said, was an outcome of the summit meeting.Parrikar called paragraph 5 – which raises questions about PMO’s “parallel negotiation” – an overreaction.He replied to the MoD note on 11 January 2016.DMK President MK Stalin claimed that the MoD dissent note was not disclosed by the Centre in its sealed envelope to the Supreme Court.“PM Narendta Modi has come under Supreme Court’s contempt. In its sealed envelope to SC, centre never mentioned PMO’s negotiations. Never ever in independent India, a Prime Minister was caught in such serious allegations.”MK Stalin, DMK PresidentFormer French Prime Minister Manuel Valls had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016, saying that 'their government would fully back the obligations made by their firms in the contract,’ reported ANI.The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, two Bills which have cleared Lok Sabha, will lapse if Rajya Sabha does not pass them Wednesday, 13 February, which is the last day of the Budget session, reported The Indian Express.Both the Bills were introduced and passed by the Lok Sabha, after which they were transmitted to Rajya Sabha. Once a new Lok Sabha is elected, both Bills will have to clear Lok Sabha again.The provision regarding lapse of a Bill in the Rajya Sabha Legislative Procedure states: “A Bill pending in Rajya Sabha which has not been passed by Lok Sabha does not lapse on the dissolution of Lok Sabha but a Bill which is passed by Lok Sabha and is pending in Rajya Sabha lapses on the dissolution of Lok Sabha.”The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Performance Audit on “Capital Acquisition in Indian Air Force”, is also listed for tabling in Parliament on Wednesday.On Friday, 8 February, a fresh ruckus had broken out over the Rafale deal after The Hindu’s report by senior journalist N RamFor more updates about the CAG report on the Rafale deal, click here.Trinamool Congress MPs, dressed in black, started a protest against the Central government inside the Parliament premises. One of their banners read “Modi Govt Expiry Date is Over.”Telugu Desam Party MPs carrying multiple placards are also protesting against the government in the Parliament premises, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh.Congress President Rahul Gandhi joined the protests held by TMC in the Parliament premises, reported ANI.On the last day of the Budget Session 2019, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned till noon, after noisy protests, reported PTI.The proceedings of LS were adjourned for nearly 50 minutes during Question Hour amid slogan shouting by SP and TMC members over different issues. After the Speaker started the Question Hour, SP and TMC members jumped in the well and started sloganeering. The Question Hour lasted barely for five minutes, reported PTI.Rajya Sabha proceedings on Wednesday were adjourned till noon after opposition Samajwadi Party and TMC created ruckus in the House over different issues. Trouble broke out soon after listed papers were presented to the House with members of both parties rushing towards the well of the House.SP members alleged that the Uttar Pradesh Police lathicharged party MPs and workers protesting against party chief Akhilesh Yadav being stopped at Lucknow airport in a bid to prevent him from attending an event in Allahabad.As the ruckus continued, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the proceedings till noon. Proceedings of the House were washed out on Tuesday as well because of the issue as SP members vociferously protested, reported PTI.Both houses of Parliament have resumed after having been adjourned till noon amid noisy protests earlier in the day.Dharmendra Yadav (SP), whose forehead was seen bandaged, raised the issue of lathi charge by Uttar Pradesh Police on SP workers in Allahabad on Tuesday. “MPs are being beaten up. Police carried out a lathi charge. Our leader (former Uttar Pradesh chief minister) Akhilesh Yadav was detained,” he said.Rajya Sabha has once again been adjourned till 12.30.“It’s the last day of the Parliament so we prayed to Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) to remove BJP and Modi babu and save the country. Keep everybody safe,” Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal told ANI.The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address without debate.The House also passed the Interim Budget and Finance Bill 2019-20 without a debate on Wednesday - the last day of the Budget session of Parliament.The Interim Budget, Appropriation Bills and Finance Bill were passed by a voice vote in the Upper House after a broad consensus was arrived among political parties to pass them without debate, reported PTI.The Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday. No date has been set for its resumption, which means that The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, two Bills which have cleared Lok Sabha, will lapse. The Rajya Sabha was required to pass them on Wednesday, the last day to pass the Bills.The Bills are set to lapse on 3 June when the term of the present Lok Sabha ends as they could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha.Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in his customary address at the close of the session rued that precious time of the House was lost in protests, stalling proceedings.The Lok Sabha has passed The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 on Wednesday, reported PTI.Over 4.12 lakh posts were lying vacant in various central government organisations in 2016, the Centre said in a written reply to Lok Sabha on Wednesday, 13 February.Out of the total of 4,12,752 vacancies, 15,284 were Group 'A' posts, 76,050 in Group 'B' and 3,21,418 in Group 'C' categories, it said.(Source: PTI)The Lok Sabha was also adjourned sine die on Wednesday, after the Rajya Sabha was adjourned similarly earlier in the day, reported ANI.Chit fund scams in West Bengal echoed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, with Left and Congress members accusing the Trinamool Congress of looting money of investors.Members from the Trinamool Congress, which is in power in West Bengal, were protesting in the Well when the discussion on The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 was taken up, reported PTI.Participating in the discussion, Congress member Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the Trinamool Congress, which is in power in West Bengal, looted the people of the state.The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 3 pm on Wednesday and not adjourned sine die, as per earlier reports. The Budget Session 2019 continues, with the Lok Sabha reconvening at 3 pm.The Deputy Speaker of the Rajya Sabha, Harivansh, expressed his disappointment at the Rajya Sabha not being able to come to a consensus on issues.“If discussions are not held on the important issues in the House of Elders then it reflects on the health of the democracy. The MPs in this session couldn't reach a consensus to discuss issues, it was disappointing,” he said, reported ANI.The Lok Sabha reconvened, after having been adjourned till 3 pm on Wednesday, 13 February.Speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, the Samajwadi Party’s Mulayam Singh Yadav said that he hopes that PM Modi will return as Prime Minister again.“I want to congratulate PM Modi for his all inclusive approach towards the people of the country. I hope that all MPs get elected again and he returns as PM,” he said.PM Modi is addressing the Lok Sabha for the last time in ahead of the 2019 elections.“A complete majority government was formed after three decades and a government without the Congress gotra was formed for the first time after independence. Atal Bihari's government was the first alliance government that did not involve the Congress in any way as well and then a majority government like that was formed in 2014,” PM Modi said.Addressing the House, he said, “The country’s self-confidence is at an all time high. I think this is a very good sign because such confidence gives boost to development.”Speaking about the House, Modi said, “We will be proud of this 16th Lok Sabha, as it saw the highest number of women members elected to the House. 44 first time women MPs were time elected to the Lok Sabha.”Referring to the achievements of his tenure, Modi said that the most number of satellites had been launched in the last five years. “India has now become a launchpad,” he said. He also said that India has made an effort for the formation of the International Solar Alliance to combat the problem of global warming.Praising the 16th Lok Sabha and its work over the last five years, PM Modi said: “It is this Lok Sabha that has passed stringent laws against corruption and black money.”This House also passed the GST bill, he noted in his speech.Rahul Gandhi responded to Mulayam Singh Yadav's comment in Lok Sabha saying that he hoped to see Modi return as the Prime Minister, saying that Yadav has a role in politics and that he respected his opinion.PM Modi also responded to Yadav’s comment, thanking Yadav for his praise during his speech in the Lok Sabha.PM Modi’s speech in Lok Sabha has ended, with him praising the 16th Lok Sabha and commending its work over the last five years.Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan pronounced the House adjourned sine die on Wednesday, 13 February, concluding the Budget Session 2019.The cabinet approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019. It also approved the Revision in the list of Scheduled Tribes of Chhattisgarh.Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar said three bills in Lok Sabha and four bills in Rajya Sabha were passed in the last session Budget."Several ordinances of public's interest including those having opposition's approval couldn't be passed because of their politics," Tomar said.