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Parliament: PM Modi Honours Lata Mangeshkar, Attacks Opposition in LS

Catch all the live updates from the Budget Session of Parliament here.

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As the Budget Session of Parliament continues, the proceedings of the Lok Sabha resumed at 5 pm on Monday, 7 February, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Lok Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address.

The PM began his address with paying tribute to Lata Mangeshkar, saying that "she unified the nation through her music". Subsequently, he went on to unleash a slew of attacks on the opposition parties and referred to the Congress as "leaders of the tukde-tukde gang.".

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah made a statement in the Rajya Sabha regarding the attack on the convoy of AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur on 3 February, and appealed to Owaisi accept the security offered to him by the central government.

Snapshot
  • The Budget Session of Parliament began on 31 January with the President's Address

  • Due to the prevailing COVID-19 outbreak, the Rajya Sabha will sit from 10 am to 3 pm, and the Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm.

  • The first leg of the Budget Session will end on 11 February. The second part of the session is scheduled from 14 March to 8 April. Standing committees will evaluate the budgetary allocations in the recess

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10:56 PM , 07 Feb

Lok Sabha Adjourned Till Tomorrow

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow (Tuesday, 7 February).

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9:53 PM , 07 Feb

Home Minister Amit Shah Reiterates Appeal to Owaisi to Accept Z-Security

Addressing the Lok Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah reiterated what he had said in the Rajya Sabha.

"Union Home Ministry sought a report from State Govt on the attack on the convoy of Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM chief. I request him to accept the security given to him by the Central govt," Shah said.

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8:13 PM , 07 Feb

'Lives Were Lost,' Shashi Tharoor Slams IMD for Failing to Notify Kerala About Heavy Rains in Oct

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor decried Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for failing to warn Kerala before heavy rains in October and said:

"Lives were lost, property damaged but no one takes responsibility. Kerala needs 256 Weather Stations but has only 21 of which 15 are functional. IMD promised 100!"

6:46 PM , 07 Feb

'Some Misused Pandemic for Political Gains': PM Modi Attacks Opposition

Attacking the opposition PM Modi said:

"The opposition has raised the issue of inflation here, it would've been better if they have raised that matter while their government was in power. During the pandemic also our government tried to tackle inflation."

Further, he alleged that even as Coronavirus is a global pandemic, "but some even misused that for political gains."

He also hit out at Congress leader P Chidambaram for writing articles in newspapers about the current economic state of the country and said.

He went on to allege that there is no change in the Congress Party's ego despite being voted out of many states.

Subsequently, in his attack against the Congress party, the PM accused them of practicing divisive politics, and said: "Congress has become the leader of tukde-tukde gang."

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Published: 07 Feb 2022, 11:06 AM IST
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