Lok Sabha Adjourned; No Plans to Privatise Railways, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

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Lok Sabha Adjourned; No Plans to Privatise Railways, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

The Parliament adjourned on Thursday amidst protests from Kerala Congress MPs, over the SilverLine semi-speed rail corridor project, who were later being stopped by the Delhi police from marching to Parliament.

Some leaders have claimed that they were manhandled by the police. Further, Ernakulam MP Hibie Eden is said to have allegedly suffered blows to his face. The MPs were taking a march to Parliament as the second leg of the Budget Session is underway.

Meanwhile, Lok Sabha passed The Appropriation Bill, 2022.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told Rajya Sabha that the government is examining various trade-related aspects, including those related to payments in the wake of Russia-Ukraine war.

  • Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday that there are no plans to privatize the Railways.

  • Opposition members on Wednesday, sloganeered against the Narendra Modi government, demanding a rollback of the hike in prices of LPG, petrol, and diesel

  • TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said in Lok Sabha on Thursday that 21 people have been arrested in the case of Birbhum violence in Bengal

  • 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

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7:02 PM , 24 Mar

Lok Sabha Adjourns for the Day

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day to meet on 25 March at 11 am.

7:00 PM , 24 Mar

Rajya Sabha Adjourns for the Day

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day to meet on 25 March at 11 am.

6:21 PM , 24 Mar

Lok Sabha Passes The Appropriation Bill, 2022

Lok Sabha passes The Appropriation Bill, 2022 on Thursday.

6:10 PM , 24 Mar

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train a ‘Vanity Project’: O’Brien

Speaking at a discussion on the working of the Ministry of Railways, TMC leader Derek O'Brien told Rajya Sabha that the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train line is a "vanity project" of the Centre.

He accused the government of not addressing the real transportation needs of the common people.

O'Brien said, "Your outlook on the railways is different from the Trinamool Congress and many other parties... For us, the railways constitutes the infrastructure for the fundamental right of every Indian citizen to travel from point A to point B. It is a fundamental right as far as transport goes. You may look at differently, we do not."

Published: 24 Mar 2022, 11:11 AM IST
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