Parliament Winter Session a Washout; Least Productive in 6 Years

Catch live updates of the last day of the month-long Winter Session of the Parliament.

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  • Parliament’s Winter Session comes to an end as Lok Sabha adjourned sine die at 2:10 pm.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Indira Gandhi for her decision against demonetisation in 1971 at BJP parliamentary meet.
  • His statement was aired on DD News right after the Winter Session concluded.
  • Leaders of Opposition meet President Pranab Mukherjee over washout of Winter Session.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die at 11:20 am.
  • PM Modi held a BJP Parliamentary Party meeting before the Parliament proceedings.
  • A Congress leaders’ delegation met with PM Modi seeking loan waiver for farmers.
  • The 2016 Winter Session has been the second least productive: Reports.
  • On the second-last day of the session, government members launched an AgustaWestland offensive against an unrelenting Opposition.
2:43 PM , 16 Dec

Watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement from the BJP parliamentary meet here:

2:35 PM , 16 Dec

PM Modi Attacks Indira Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during BJP’s Parliamentary meet that Wanchoo committee had given recommendation for demonitisation to Indira Gandhi in 1971, but she snubbed the report.

Modi also said that Indiraji told YB Chavan that Indira Gandhi delayed it for the sake of elections, citing a book by Madhav Godbole, Unfinished Innings: Recollections and Reflections of a Civil Servant.

Jyotirmoy Basu of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on 12 November 1970 had said that Indira Gandhi thrives on black money, Modi stated at the meeting in the morning.

At the meeting Modi also announced lucky draw to incentivise cashless transactions.

Hours later, the Supreme Court refused to extend the use of old Rs 500 and 1,000 notes at government utility centers.

2:18 PM , 16 Dec

Lok Sabha Adjourned After Passing Disabilities Bill

The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die after passing Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016.

The way Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016 was discussed and passed today in Lok Sabha, it was really good. 
Sumitra Mahajan, Lok Sabha Speaker
1:35 PM , 16 Dec

Former PM Deve Gowda Upset Over Parliament Logjam

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda expressed his distress over the complete washout of Winter Session of the Parliament and claimed that the common man is unhappy.

Is there any unity in the Opposition? Parties move forward according to their convenience. I have never witnessed this type of atmosphere. I am sorry, it is the people’s money that we are spending. 
HD Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister

Gowda agreed with Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President Hamid Ansari’s remarks at the end of Winter Session that the members should introspect about their behaviour in the House.


Published: 16 Dec 2016, 10:15 AM IST
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