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Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow | Day 1 Highlights

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day after witnessing multiple disruptions as several Opposition members trooped into the Well of the House raising slogans and protesting over various issues. 

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New Delhi Updated on: July 19, 2021 16:31 IST
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Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned 

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day after witnessing multiple disruptions as several Opposition members trooped into the Well of the House raising slogans and protesting over various issues. The Lok Sabha was adjourned without transacting much business on the first day of Monsoon session. The House met at 3.30 pm after repeated adjournments with Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw making a statement amid the din on the Pegasus affair and terming media reports about snooping on a number of people as an attempt to malign the Indian democracy. Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House till Tuesday soon after the minister ended his statement. In the Rajya Sabha, as soon as the House reassembled at 3:00 pm, Opposition members entered the Well of the House and started raising slogans against the government. Deputy Rajya Sabha Chairman Harivansh, however, tried to conduct the business amid the din. However, the protesting members kept raising slogans. Several opposition members trooped into the well of the House. The House was adjourned till Tuesday.

Parliament Monsoon Session Day 1: Highlights 

Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 AM 

Lok Sabha Live: IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that in the past, similar claims were made regarding use of Pegasus on WhatsApp. "Those reports had no factual basis & were denied by all parties. Press reports of 18 July '21 also appear to be an attempt to malign Indian democracy & its well-established institutions," he said in the Lok Sabha. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Monsoon Session LIVE: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm

PM Modi could not introduce his newly-inducted union ministers to Rajya Sabha as several slogan-shouting opposition members trooped into the well of the House to protest over various issues. As soon as the House reassembled at 2:00 pm, there were again uproarious scenes, and the House was adjourned till 3:00 pm by Deputy Rajya Sabha Chairman Harivansh.

Monsoon Session: Rajnath Singh slams Opposition

Criticising the Opposition for not allowing the prime minister to introduce  introduce the new ministers, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said such a thing was happening for the first time in his 24 years of parliamentary career. "The strength of Parliament is in maintaining healthy traditions. Both Opposition and Treasury should maintain healthy traditions. Even if one or 50 new ministers are inducted, the whole House listens to their introduction by the prime minister with decorum... This is sad, unfortunate and an unhealthy approach," Singh, who is also the Deputy Leader of Lok Sabha, said.    

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday could not introduce his newly-inducted union ministers to the Rajya Sabha as several slogan-shouting opposition members trooped into the well of the House to protest over various issues. The House proceedings too were adjourned till 2 pm as the protesting opposition members did not relent to Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu's repeated appeal for order in the House.

Parliament LIVE: Ruckus in Rajya Sabha

The Monsoon session of the Rajya Sabha began on a stormy note on Monday with the Opposition creating a ruckus and preventing Prime Minister Narendra Modi from introducing his newly-inducted Union ministers to the House.

Monsoon Session LIVE: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid Opposition ruckus. Opposition parties are set to corner the government in Parliament on various issues, including the farmers' protest and price rise, during the Monsoon session starting Monday. Leaders of various parties met at Parliament House to chalk out a joint strategy to take on the government.

Monsoon Session LIVE: Rajya Sabha adjourned for 1 hour

Rajya Sabha proceedings on the opening day of the Monsoon session of Parliament on Monday were adjourned for an hour as a mark of respect for departed two sitting MPs Raghunath Mohapatra and Rajeev Satav. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu mentioned the passing away of the two sitting MPs as well as 10 former members, including Bollywood veteran actor Dilip Kumar and legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh. He read out obituary references for each of the 13 before adjourning the proceedings for an hour "as a mark of respect to memory of Raghunath Mohapatra and Rajeev Satav, sitting members of house, the house stands adjourned for one hour". While nominated member Mohapatra died on May 9 at the age of 78 years, Congress leader Satav passed away on May 16 at the age of 46 years.

PM Modi speaks in Lok Sabha LIVE: Speaking on the floot of the Lok Sabha, PM Modi said that he had thought that there would be enthusiasm in the Parliament as so many women, Dalits, tribals have become Ministers. "This time our colleagues from agricultural & rural background, OBC community, have been given berth in Council of Ministers," the PM said as he introduced his new Ministers. PM Modi said that "perhaps some people are not happy if counrty's women, OBCs, farmers' sons become Ministers. That is why they don't even allow their introduction". Today is the first day of the Monsoon Session.

New Members Take Oath: YSRCP's Maddila Gurumoorthy, BJP's Mangal Suresh Angadi, IUML's Abdussamad Samadan and Congress' Vijayakumar (Alias) Vijay Vasanth take oath as the Members of Parliament (MPs) in Lok Sabha. Indian Union Muslim League's Abdul Wahab takes oath as the Member of Parliament (MP) in Rajya Sabha

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: Om Birla arrives at Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla arrives at the Parliament as the Monsoon Session commences today. He tweets, 'People want that their expectations and hopes reach the govt through the Parliament. I hope all political parties will play a positive role in this direction.'

Parliament LIVE: Farmers' issue is most important. We will be moving motion on Samyukta Kisan Morcha's call & rise in the price of fuel & essential commodities: Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa

Monsoon Session LIVE: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma gives notice for suspension of Business to discuss issues of of increasing prices of essential commodities. 

Parliament LIVE: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs cycled to the Parliament today in protest against the rise in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG.

Parliament LIVE: An informal meeting of opposition leaders underway at Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge's office in Parliamen, on strategy for monsoon session

PM Modi LIVE: Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament, PM Narendra Modi expressed made an appeal to the people and MPs to follow the Covid-19 guidelines and take jabs. "Vaccine is given in 'baahu' (arms), those who take it become 'Baahubali'. Over 40 cr people have become 'Baahubali' in the fight against COVID. It's being taken forward. The pandemic has gripped the entire world. So we want  meaningful discussions in the Parliament over it," he said. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

10:30 AM: Monsoon Session LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sought the cooperation of the leaders of all the opposition political parties to conduct smooth business in the Parliament which begins today. He said that the government will welcome valuable suggestions of opposition leaders and that "there should be a meaningful discussion in both the Houses”.

Monsoon Session LIVE: On Opposition MPs' Adjournment Motions, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said, "Let them give notice for structured debate, it'll be decided in Business Advisory Committee. Govt isn't running away from debate. PM said y'day that there should be meaningful discussion. Govt firmly believes in that. We're hopeful that complete business will be carried out. People are seeing what are we discussing after 2nd wave of COVID. We're meeting after 3-4 months, we've pending Bills. People have hopes with Opposition & Govt. There should be  debate, we're ready to reply."

Monsoon Session LIVE: According to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, during the 19 sittings of the session, 31 Government business items including 29 Bills and 2 financial items will be taken up. Six bills will be brought to replace the ordinances.

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: The Lok Sabha will have a total of 19 sittings. It will continue till August 13. This will be the first session of Parliament since the results of assembly polls in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. Last year, the monsoon session began in September and the winter session was not held due to the COVID-19 situation.

Parliament LIVE: The Parliament is all set to witness a confrontation between the government and the Opposition over raging issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers' protest, fuel prices hike and vaccination strategy as its monsoon session will start from today. The monsoon session will conclude on August 13. "The sixth session of the 17th Lok Sabha will commence on July 19. Subject to exigencies of government business, the session is likely to conclude on August 13," a Lok Sabha release said.

Monsoon Session LIVE: The Opposition has geared up to corner the BJP-led NDA government on a range of issues including price rise, increasing cost of diesel and petrol and issues related to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday said they proposed to discuss the issues of inflation, poverty and COVID crisis in the house in front of Chairman Venkaiah Naidu who said that an opportunity will be given for discussions.

Also Read | Govt plans slew of bills in Monsoon session

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