Last day of winter session of Parliament: As it happened

December 23, 2015 12:40 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:34 pm IST

NEW DELHI, 27/11/2012: Parliament House even as both houses were adjoured over the FDI issue in New Delhi. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

NEW DELHI, 27/11/2012: Parliament House even as both houses were adjoured over the FDI issue in New Delhi. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

In a rare act, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today agreed to expunge her own “vested interest” remarks made yesterday against members protesting in the Well, after Congress expressed concern, saying it was not right on part of the Chair to make such a remark.

“I did not take name of [any] party... I will definitely expunge the ‘vested interest’ remark... I am sorry,” she said.

The Congress, Samajwadi Party and JD(U) raised the issue of stones arriving in Ayodhya from Gujarat and Rajasthan for construction of Ram temple, forcing a brief adjournment in the Rajya Sabha.

K.C. Tyagi of the JD(U) said such activities are being planned “only to charge up the atmosphere.”

The Rajya Sabha also mourned the death of 10 BSF personnel in a plane crash in South West Delhi.

The Lower House on Tuesday cleared the Juvenile Justice (Amendment) Bill, 2015, lowering the age of a legally defined juvenile from 18 to 16 in the case of heinous crimes.

With the Rajya Sabha passing the new Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015, a look at juvenile justice laws enacted by Parliament in the past 55 years shows that lawmakers have always leaned in favour of reformation and social re-integration of child offenders rather than populating Indian jails with them. >More...

Live updates:

3.22 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die.

1:46 pm: Term of Joint Committee on Land Acquisition Bill extended by the Lok Sabha till last day of first part of the Budget Session next year.

12:48 pm: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan expunges her own "vested interest" remark made yesterday after Congress objects to it.

12:36 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned sine die.

11:09 am: DDCA has already been investigated, nothing was found. And yet Mr. Kejriwal abused not only Jaitley ji but his entire family: RS Rathore

11:00 am: Instead of answering on that, Mr. Kejriwal went on a counter attack of abusive language: RS Rathore

10:55 am: Congress Lok Sabha MPs meet LS Speaker regarding her "vested interests" comment.

Following is today’s schedule for both Houses of Parliament:

Lok Sabha:

Bill for consideration and passing:

— The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015.

Further discussion on price rise.

Rajya Sabha:

Bill for withdrawal:

— The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

Bill for introduction:

— The Rajendra Central Agricultural University Bill, 2015.

Bill for consideration and return:

— The Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

Bills for consideration and passing:

— The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015.

— The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

— The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

— The Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

— The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015.

Discussion on the rise in the prices of essential commodities and foodgrains in the country.

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