Both the Houses of Parliament saw repeated adjournments as Opposition confronted the Government on a range of issues, including MoS for Human Resource Development Ram Shankar Katheria's remark following a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader’s murder in Agra.
On Sunday, in a condolence meet attended by senior VHP and BJP leaders, including Surendra Jain and Ram Shankar Katheria, references were allegedly made to Muslims, with many speakers comparing them to “rakshashas” or demons. >More...
AIADMK members disrupted proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament, demanding action against former Minister P. Chidambaram’s son Karti over the Aircel-Maxis issue. >More...
'Pak. has filed case to probe Pathankot attack'
The Lok Sabha was informed that Pakistan has registered a case to investigate the role of its citizens involved in the Pathankot attack. >More...
3.59 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day as ruckus by AIADMK members over the Chidambaram issue continues unabated.
3.25 pm:Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3.45 pm as AIADMK members continue noisy protest on Chidambaram issue.
2.59 pm: Lok Sabha adjourns for the day as AIADMK members continue slogan-shouting over Chidambaram issue.
2:10 pm: Congress and BJP file Privilege Motions against each other
In a bizzare scene, Both the ruling ruling and Oppostion filec privilege motions against each other. While Congress targetted HRD Minister Smriti Irani, BJP hit back in Lok Sabha by pressing for similar action against Jyotiraditya Scindia for “defamatory” remarks against Minister Bandaru Dattatreya.
1:57 pm: Under attack over his speech, Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria claims that he did not target any community. >More...
1:27 pm: MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says, "Congress and the other Opposition parties have come on backfoot over the JNU controversy."
1:10 pm: Congress MLA Hardeep Singh Dang protests at Gandhi statue, demanding compensation for farmers
12:46 pm: I've never mentioned any organisation or incident in university as casteist or anti-national. Jyotiraditya [Scindia] has tarnished my image: Bandaru Dattatreya
12:45 pm: I never mentioned Rohith's name (in his letter to the HRD Ministry) or any student's name: Bandaru Dattatreya
12:30 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourns till 2 pm, following AIADMK protests.
12:14 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after protest by AIADMK members against Karti Chidambaram
11:37 am: Both Houses adjourned till noon after AIADMK members protest, demanding action against P. Chidambaram's son Karti following ED, IT searches.
11:35 am: Pakistan decided to send a team to Pathankot, but they haven't yet given details such as date or size of team.We're waiting for details: Rijiju
11:30 am: For the first time, Pakistan has initiated action after handing over of evidence by India: Kiren Rijiju (MoS, Home) in LS
11:27 am: The law and order situation in Haryana has deteriorated. The case of alleged rapes in Murthal has shocked the entire nation: Selja Kumari (Congress) in RS.
11:04 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till 11:15 a.m.
11:02 am: Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has given a privilege motion against Jyotiraditya Scindia over Rohith Vemula case.
10:59 am: BSP gives notice for privilege motion against HRD Minister Smriti Irani in Rajya Sabha over Rohith Vemula case.
10:46 am: Congress leader Anand Sharma has given adjournment motion in Rajya Sabha over MoS HRD Katheria's remarks.
10:36 am: We will raise this (MoS HRD Katheria's statement) issue in Parliament, will ask for Home Minister's reply on this: Mallikarjun Kharge
9:44 am: BJP Parliamentary Party Meeting, along with NDA leaders, begins in Parliament.
Following is today’s business in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha:
Bill to be introduced:
The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Discussion on Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address.
Calling Attention Motion on inflammatory speeches made by a Minister in the Union Government and elected representatives violating the Constitution and oath of office and the response of the Government thereto.
Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address to be moved.
Bills for consideration and passing:
The National Waterways Bill, 2015.
The Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill 2015.
The Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015.
The High Court and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2015.