BJP MPs Protest Opposition's Suspension Outrage; Lok Sabha Adjourned Till Monday
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs on Friday, 3 December demonstrated against the 'unruly' opposition members protesting the suspension of 12 MPs for the remainder of the Winter Session.
Later in the evening the Lok Sabha was adjourned till Monday, 6 December.
Amid Opposition outrage over issues such as the suspension, farmers' deaths and inflation that pervaded Rajya Sabha on Thursday, the Upper House passed The Dam Safety Bill, 2019.
Several parties including Congress, TMC, NCP, RJD among others staged a walkout from the House on Thursday.
Both the Houses of Parliament will hold proceedings simultaneously for the next 20 working days.
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.
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.
The Winter Session is expected to be stormy as it comes ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, and Goa.
Lok Sabha Adjourned Till 6 Dec
The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till Monday, 6 December.
Health Min Mandaviya Doles Out Credit to Modi Govt for COVID Management
Union Health Minister Manshukh Mandaviya on Friday, 3 December, credited his government with having been alert before COVID-19 hit India. According to ANI, Mandaviya said in the Lok Sabha:
“First COVID-19 case in India was reported on 13th Jan 2020 in Kerala. But the 1st meeting of Jt Monitoring Committee constituted by Centre, was held on 8th Jan 2020. It means we were alert, a committee had been formed before the case was reported and it had started working.”
Further he also gave credit to the Modi government for scrapping rules that delayed vaccine research and production, comparing the same with earlier times.
“There was a time when it took 3 yrs for approval if someone did research on a vaccine. So, nobody used to do research. We scrapped those rules and the nation got vaccine after research within a year - this facility has been given by PM Modi.”
BJP Minister Has Said Nation-Wide NRC Won't Be Implemented: TMC MP
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Dola Sen was quoted by ANI as saying:
"A BJP minister said yesterday in the Parliament that NRC won't be implemented throughout India. They've (Central governmentt) repealed the three farm laws and will also repeal NRC."
Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill & Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha
The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021 has been introduced in Lok Sabha, according to ANI.
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