As the second leg of the budget session began today, proceedings in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have been adjourned until Tuesday after the entire opposition protested over the issue of communal riots in Delhi which took place last week.
4:30 pm: The Lok Sabha stands adjourned till 11 am tomorrow. Speaker Om Birla says, “I am very upset at what happened in House. In such circumstances, I cannot conduct the House. The House is adjourned till tomorrow. Both sides are blaming each other.”
3:05 pm: Lok Sabha is adjourned till 4pm today after resuming proceedings briefly.
2:40 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day as ruckus continued over discussion on recent Delhi riots.
2:30 pm: “I strongly condemn the manner in which the opposition is behaving. There should be peace and normalcy in the House,” said BJP MP Prahlad Joshi.
2:20 pm: Speaker Om Birla has refused to allocate time for discussing the Delhi riots, which ravaged Northeast Delhi last week, in the Lok Sabha.
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2:00 pm: The Budget session in the Lok Sabha resumes with a ruckus as Opposition parties demand Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s resignation.
1:00 pm: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan to introduce The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in Lok Sabha today.
12:45 pm: While members shouted slogans such as ‘Delhi is Burning’, three TMC members sported black bands on their eyes. Naidu ordered them to remove them as sporting badges is not allowed inside the House.
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12:15 pm: “My MLA made comments and we reprimanded him. What has this government done to its leaders. In 2002, the government kept quiet. Ehsaan Jafri was not given any help. We saw something similar with what happened to Naresh Gujral when he called the police,” added Asaduddin Owaisi.
12:00 pm: “This was not a riot. This was a genocide, allowed by the Delhi Police. The government kept silent. All that the PM did was to tweet on this. Why can’t the PM speak on Delhi violence? He knows that a former BJP MP was the one who incited the violence. We all know what Anurag Thakur said,” AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi said.
11:45 am: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, said, ‘We want Home Minister Amit Shah to resign. We also want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to talk on the Delhi violence. He needs to clarify the government’s stand on the situation.”
11:30 am: At the Rajya Sabha, Venkaiya Naidu says notices for discussion on Delhi violence to be taken up after the situation normalises. Ghulam Nabi Azad tells the Chairman to take up the matter at the earliest, but Naidu refuses. Naidu adjourns Rajya Sabha till 2 pm.
11:20 am: Congress MPs, including Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, protest in front of Gandhi statue inside the Parliament premises, over Delhi violence, demanding the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
11:15 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm after an obituary reference to Baidyanath Prasad Mahto, JD(U) MP from Valmiki Nagar, Bihar who passed away on February 28.
11:04 am: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrives for Budget session.
11:02 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at the Parliament.
10:50 am: Aam Aadmi Party MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue inside the Parliament premises, over violence in Delhi.
10:35 am: Trinamool Congress leaders hold a blindfolded protest near Gandhi statue at the Parliament over recent incidents of Delhi riots:
10:00 am: The Opposition parties separately sent 23 notices in Lok Sabha in connection with the deadly Delhi riots. Congress, Shiv Sena, Trinamool Congress, AIMIM and DMK are among the parties to have sent notices in the Lower House of Parliament.
9:40 am: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is set to move the Bill to establish and incorporate Universities for teaching and research in Sanskrit, for consideration.
9:30 am: The opposition parties are set to strongly demand Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s resignation over alleged police lapses and raise the issue of communal riots in Delhi.
9:10 am: The second part of the Budget Session of Parliament will begin today and expectations of a ruckus over Delhi riots is high.