Parliament proceedings | Committee to probe incidents in Lok Sabha from March 2-5

Updated - March 06, 2020 02:00 pm IST

Published - March 06, 2020 11:05 am IST

The Parliament house in New Delhi. File

The Parliament house in New Delhi. File

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till March 11 amid continuing uproar over Delhi violence and other issues. The Lok Sabha passed the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019.

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a motion suspending seven Congress Members for the remaining period of the Budget session for their “gross misconduct” after they snatched papers from the Speaker’s table and “utter disregard” for House rules.

Also read |  Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla keeps away from House

Here are the live updates:

Lok Sabha | 12:45 pm

Rajendra Agrawal is in the Chair.

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 is undertaken for consideration and passing. The Bill is passed amid sloganeering.

The House is adjourned till March 11.

Lok Sabha | 12:00 pm

LS constitutes committee to probe incidents from March 2-5

The House reassembles. Dr. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki is in the Chair as Speaker.

The Opposition continues to protest.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Leader of Opposition in the House, says the Speaker is like the "Pope of the Vatican", then asks for what reason seven members of the Congress were suspended. "There were many members of Opposition; on what basis were these seven MPs suspended?"

He refers to RLP MP Hanuman Beniwal's controversial remark regarding the Gandhi family, saying it was what triggered the Opposition protests.

Sudip Bandopadhyay, AITC, requests the Chair to withdraw the suspension of the Congress MPs.

Dayanidhi Maran, DMK, also makes a similar request, saying the Opposition has been repeatedly attempting to start a discussion on the issue of the Delhi violence.

Supriya Sule, NCP, also requests that such discussion be allowed, calling the MPs' suspension "totally disproportionate".

Nishikant Dubey, BJP, criticises Mr. Chowdhury's conduct in the House. He adds that a standing committee should be created and such Members should be suspended for five years.

Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, criticises the Congress MPs' conduct and the fact that they tore the Speaker's papers.

Dr. Solanki informs the House that a committee will be constituted to investigate the incidents in the House from March 2 to 5. The committee is to be headed by Speaker Om Birla. There is uproar in the House once again.

The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 is passed. The House is adjourned till 12:45 p.m.

Rajya Sabha | 11:00 am

RS adjourned till March 11 amid uproar

Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu is in the Chair.

As BJP MP Anurag Singh Thakur rises to lay his papers on the Table, the Opposition erupts into protest.

Mr. Naidu says a section of the media "ignored" the vital issue of the statement read out by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on the COVID-19 situation in the country and chose to focus on "other things".

Stating that what is happening in the other House is unfortunate, he urges that the issue be resolved as the entire country watches the Parliament proceedings. The Opposition begins to raise slogans and troops to the Well.

Amid uproar, Mr. Naidu adjourns the House till 11 a.m. on March 11.

Lok Sabha | 11:00 am

Dr. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki is in the Chair as Speaker Om Birla continues to remain absent.

The House is adjourned till 12 p.m. amid uproar, minutes after starting.


Congress demands resignation of Amit Shah

Congress members including Rahul Gandhi were seen staging a protest demonstration outside Parliament, demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Five of the seven suspended MPs were also seen holding placards.

Congress MPs protest, demanding the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah.

Congress MPs protest, demanding the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah.


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