Winter Session: Entire Opposition, Excluding TDP, Boycotts Rajya Sabha
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The Winter Session of Parliament entered its eighth day on Wednesday, 8 December. Proceedings in both the Houses began at 11 am, amid protests and slogans by the Opposition over the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.
The Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha have been adjourned until 11 am on Thursday. The entire Opposition, with the exception of the Telegu Desam Partu, boycotted the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
The Upper House passed the The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2020 on Wednesday, despite the boycott.
The stormy session of the Parliament has witnessed protests by the Opposition over issues such as the farmers' protests, the recent civilian killings in Nagaland by the armed forces, and the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs for their protests during the Monsoon Session.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with senior ministers in Parliament, including Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Pralhad Joshi, and Nirmala Sitharaman, among others.
The High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021, was passed by the Lok Sabha.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi addressed the party parliamentary meet on Wednesday, and stressed that, "Government regret over Nagaland incident is not enough, credible steps be taken to prevent recurrence of such tragedies."
Defence Minister to Make Statement on IAF Chopper Crash in Parliament Tomorrow
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday is expected to make a statement on the IAF helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu, which led to the death of Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and 12 others on Wednesday, in both the Houses of Parliament.
Lok Sabha Adjourned Till Tomorrow
The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11 am on Thursday.
Opposition Leaders to Meet on Thursday, Strategise for Parliament
A meeting of Oppostion leaders will be held on Thursday at LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge's office in the Parliament, in order to decide the strategy for the Floor of the House, ANI reported.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, Surrogacy Bill Passed in RS
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2020.
The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill seeks to set standards and codes of conduct for fertility clinics and sperm banks in the country.
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