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Parliament: Protests Erupt in LS, RS Against Hike in LPG, Petrol & Diesel Prices

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Parliament: Protests Erupt in LS, RS Against Hike in LPG, Petrol & Diesel Prices
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The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 11 am on Thursday, 24 March. The second leg of the Budget Session of Parliament is scheduled from 14 March to 8 April.

Protests erupted in both the Houses on Wednesday, with Opposition members sloganeering against the Narendra Modi government and demanding a rollback of the hike in prices of LPG, petrol, and diesel.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Rajya Sabha that post abrogation of Article 370, terror related activities have declined in Jammu and Kashmir, and an environment for investment has been created.

Snapshot
  • On Tuesday, a ruckus had broken out over the hike in fuel prices, as Opposition parties staged a walkout from Lok Sabha in protest

  • Discussion and voting on the demands for grants under control of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways were held on Tuesday

  • Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Wednesday that a total of 1.49 lakh entry-level posts are currently lying vacant in Indian Railways.

  • The second leg of the session is scheduled from 14 March to 8 April. Standing committees evaluated budgetary allocations in the recess after the first leg ended on 11 February

8:31 PM , 23 Mar

Lok Sabha Adjourns for the Day

Lok Sabha has adjourned till 11 am on Thursday, 24 March.

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7:45 PM , 23 Mar

1.49 Lakh Posts Lying Vacant in Indian Railways: Ashwini

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that a total of 1.49 lakh entry-level posts are currently lying vacant in Indian Railways.

7:18 PM , 23 Mar

Talks on Demands for Grants of Commerce Ministry Underway

Discussion on Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for the year 2022-23 is underway in the Lok Sabha.

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6:13 PM , 23 Mar

No Plans to Hike Annual Limit of MPLAD Scheme for MPs: Inderjit Singh

Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation Rao Inderjit Singh stated in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that the government is not considering any proposal to hike the annual limit for MPs under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme.

He said, "The annual limit of MPLAD funds was last revised with effect from the Financial Year 2011-12."

Under the scheme, each MP have the option to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs 5 crore per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.


Published: 23 Mar 2022, 11:06 AM IST
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