Parliament adjourned sine die

No consensus reached on GST bill; Rahul Gandhi along with other Congress members stages protest at the Parliament.

Updated - September 23, 2017 12:50 pm IST

Published - August 13, 2015 11:12 am IST

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other Congress members stage a protest at the Parliament house on Thursday.  Photo: V. Sudersan

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other Congress members stage a protest at the Parliament house on Thursday. Photo: V. Sudersan

The monsoon session of Parliament will end today. The Modi government will be making one last effort to get the contentious and long pending Goods and Services Tax Bill through.

The thinking in the government is that it should press the advantage it got after it succeeded in breaking the ice on Wednesday when, for the first time in the current session of Parliament, the Opposition participated in a full-fledged discussion in the Lok Sabha.

Live updates:

2:39 pm: Congress wants to save the family, BJP wants to save the nation: Modi

2:38 pm: Congress is desperate as it wants power to remain concentrated with one family, says PM Modi

1:00 pm: Opposition parties protest saying, "The Prime Minister who is leader of the Lok Sabha did not come to the House even once this session."

12: 55 pm: I'm here to defend this country from the RSS and Modi-ji: Rahul Gandhi

12: 45 pm: "The judiciary has cleared Rajiv Gandhi. But the BJP has been trying to drag his name for 30 years," says Rahul Gandhi.

12:40 pm: Forced to take tough action against some members as last resort and last option, says Lok Sabha Speaker

12:30 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned sine die.

12: 25 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned without passing GST Bill amidst opposition protest.

12:10 pm: Opposition parties protest at Parliament near Gandhi statue.

Photo: V. Sudershan

11: 40 am: Members of Congress, Left, TMC, RJD and SP walk out of Lok Sabha raising different issues.

11: 30 am: NDA MPs to hold protest march against disruption of Parliament by Congress.

11: 15 am: "Your conduct is disorderly you can't raise state issues here," Speaker tells protesting MPs.

11: 05 am: Congress continues protests in the well of the Lok Sabha.

10: 50 am: Government holds meeting with NDA leaders of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha; Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and M. Venkaiah Naidu attack Congress for disrupting Parliament.

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