Parliament Budget Session Highlights March 13

Both Houses have adjourned following uproar over Piyush Goyal, Rajnath Singh remarks about Rahul Gandhi’s London speech

Updated - March 14, 2023 10:17 am IST

Published - March 13, 2023 11:02 am IST

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Proceedings of Lok Sabha underway during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo/ SansadTV)

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Proceedings of Lok Sabha underway during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo/ SansadTV) | Photo Credit: ANI

Both Houses of Parliament adjourned till tomorrow amid chaos— Lok Sabha saw Opposition members protesting and gathering in the well of the House after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi over his speech in London. The Rajya Sabha also experienced protests following Leader of the House Piyush Goyal’s speech targetting Rahul Gandhi and his London remarks.

After a month-long recess, the Parliament recommenced today. It will see Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman present statements pertaining to the Jammu and Kashmir budget, followed by legislative business in both the houses. While Lok Sabha is expected to take up the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2022, the Rajya Sabha will take up the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2022 and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Third Amendment) Bill, 2022. 

Parliament adjourned on February 10 for a month-long recess to review the budget papers.

The last day saw chaos as the Opposition sharpened its attack on the government over the expunction of remarks made by Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi, suspension of MP Rajani Patil and its demand of an inquiry into the allegations against the Adani group. Ahead of the proceedings, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge chaired a meeting of opposition parties to chalk out the strategy in the Upper House.

Earlier in the session, PM Narendra Modi addressed both Houses during the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address amid sloganeering on the Hindenburg-Adani row. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had presented the Union Budget for 2023-24 on February 1.

Rajya Sabha| 2:15 p.m.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 a.m. on Tuesday

The Upper House was adjourned till 11 a.m tomorrow amid continuing chaos. The Chair Jagdeep Dhankar announced that he will rule on the point of order tomorrow.

Lok Sabha | 2:10 p.m.

Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 a.m. on Tuesday

As members raised loud slogans targetted at Rahul Gandhi, Chair Rajendra Agrawal adjourned the house till 11 a.m. on March 14.

Rajya Sabha| 2:04 p.m.

Rajya Sabha resumes at 2 p.m., chaos continues

The House recommences to continued sloganeering. Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge asserts that member of one House should not talk about members from another House and raises a point of order.

Lok Sabha | 2:00 p.m.

Lok Sabha resumes, papers being laid on the table amid sloganeering

Members are raising loud slogans asking Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to apologise for the comments he made in London.

Rajya Sabha| 11:25 a.m

House adjourns till 2 pm amid chaos

After continuing chaos during the speeches by Leader of the House Piyush Goyal and Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge, the Upper House was adjourned till 2 p.m.

Later, Opposition members demonstrated in front of Parliament demanding a probe into Adani Stock controversy.

Rajya Sabha| 11:22 a.m.

Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge addresses the House, condemns Mr. Goyal’s statement

Opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge addressed the House and condemned Mr. Goyal’s statement. He said it is against the rules to refer to the speeches of members of Lok Sabha in Rajya Sabha.

“The entire world knows what is happening here. When we say that democracy doesn’t function in this country as envisaged in the Constitution, is is being questioned. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in China that there’s no democracy in India,” Mr. Kharge said.

Rajya Sabha| 11:20 a.m

Leader of House Piyush Goyal addresses House, questions Rahul Gandhi’s London speech

Leader of the House Piyush Goyal addressed the Rajya Sabha, and questioned Rahul Gandhi’s remarks in London. Mr. Goyal alleged that one Opposition leader tried to show the country in a poor light while travelling abroad.

The Opposition members questioned Mr. Goyal even as Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar said everyone has a right to place their views in the House.

Lok Sabha | 11:08 a.m.

Lower House adjourned till 2 p.m.

Speaker Om Birla ajourns the House amid a ruckus by members who have gathered in the well of the House .

Lok Sabha| 11:05 a.m.

Defence Minister criticises Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi has tried to defame the country in London. The entire House should condemn his speech: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha.

Rajya Sabha| 11:02 a.m

Rajya Sabha recommences at 11 am

The Rajya Sabha recommenced with birthday wishes, followed by an obituary reference for late MP Narendra Pradhan. This was followed by laying of papers and statements on the table.

Rajya Sabha| 11:00 a.m

Suspension of business notice moved in Rajya Sabha

BRS MP Keshava Rao moves suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss “abuse of central agencies”.

Lok Sabha| 11:00 a.m.

Lok Sabha begins with obituary references followed by Question Hour

Lok Sabha| 10:46 am.

What’s on the table in the Lok Sabha?

Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman is expected to present the budget for Jammu and Kashmir for the year 2023-24, followed by statements on the supplementary demands for grants in respect of the union territory for 2022-23.

Post this Law Minister Kiren Rijiju will move the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2022 to repeal certain enactments and amend one.

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