The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to link voter IDs to Aadhar on a voluntary basis, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, 21 December, amid vehement protests from the Opposition.
In the Lok Sabha, Union Minister Smriti Irani introduced the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to increase the age of marriage of women from 18 to 21.
The Lok Sabha was adjourned till Wednesday, amid the uproar that followed the introduction of the bill.
Meanwhile, Opposition MPs from both the Houses marched from the Gandhi statue in the Parliament to Vijay Chowk on Tuesday, raising the demand for the resignation of Minister of State for Home Ajay Teni Misra in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri killings.
A Bahujan Samaj Party MP, who had attended the Parliament on Monday, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday
On Monday, Lok Sabha had passed the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill and amid ruckus by Opposition members
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed in the Rajya Sabha
Lok Sabha referred the Biological Diversity Bill, 2021 to Joint Committee of both the Houses for examination
Both Houses have witnessed repeated disruptions and adjournments due to the Opposition's protest against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs from the Parliament
TMC MP Derek O'Brien Suspended From Rajya Sabha Over 'Unruly Behaviour'
Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien was on Tuesday, 21 December, suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remaining duration of the ongoing winter session of the Parliament.
O'Brien was suspended for 'unruly behaviour' in the upper house on Tuesday. The MP had allegedly thrown the Rajya Sabha rule book towards the chair during a heated discussion on Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill Sent to Parliamentary Standing Committee
The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, was sent to a Parliamentary standing committee for review.
The Opposition had raised strong objections to the amendment bill, which seeks to raise the marriagable age of women from 18 to 21, in the Lower House.
Highly-Contended Election Laws Amendment Bill Passed in Rajya Sabha
The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 has been passed in the Rajya Sabha, amid strong opposition.
The bill, which seeks to link voter IDs to Aadhar on a voluntary basis, had been passed in the Lok Sabha amid vehement opposition on Monday.