The second day of the winter session began in both houses on Tuesday, 30 November. Soon after, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 PM following a walk out from Congress, DMK and National Conference. It was adjourned for a second time till 3 PM. The Lok Sabha was then finally adjourned till Wednesday.
Opposition MPs staged a walk out from Rajya Sabha after RS Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejected the revocation of the suspension order against 12 MPs from Monday, and boycotted Lok Sabha proceedings for the rest of the day.
The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 was passed in both the Houses within minutes of its introduction on the first day of the Winter Session on Monday. The Houses saw calls fervent calls for discussion by Opposition MPs.
Both the Houses of Parliament will hold proceedings simultaneously for the next 20 working days.
As per a Lok Sabha notice, 26 new bills, including the highly-anticipated bill seeking to ban cryptocurrency will be introduced in the Parliament during the session.
Past three Parliamentary sessions were also cut short in view of the health emergency.
The Winter Sessions is expected to be stormy as it comes ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, and Goa.
It is expected to go on till 23 December.
'Some MPs Have Committed Sacrilege of House, Suspension Necessary To Protect Democracy': RS Chairman
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday indicated that the suspension of the 12 MPs for the remainder of the ongoing Winter Session of the Parliament was necessary to "protect democracy," ANI reported.
"The Members who have committed this sacrilege against the House, have not expressed any remorse. On the other hand, they are justifying it. So, I don't think the appeal of LOP (Leader of Opposition Kharge for revocation of suspension) is worth considering," he was quoted as saying.
No Caste Census, Except of SC & ST Population, Since Independence: Govt
Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai on Tuesday stated, "Government of India has not enumerated caste-wise population, other than SCs and STs, in Census since Independence."
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Rai said, "The intent of the Government for conducting Census 2021 was notified in the Gazette of India on 28th March, 2019. However, due to outbreak of Covid-19, the Census activities have been postponed."
40 Civilians, 35 Security Personnel Killed in J&K in 2021: MHA
35 security forces personnel, including Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, were killed in 2021, the Home Ministry told the Lok Sabha.
91 personnel were killed in 2018, 80 in 2019, and 62 in 2020, the MHA said in a written response.
Further, as per the Centre's response, 40 civilians killed in the Union territory in 2017, 39 each in 2018 and 2019, 37 in 2020, and 40 in 2021.