Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Monday till 2 pm following the protests by Opposition parties. The monsoon session of parliament ended on a bitter note after the opposition started protesting during Prime Minister Modi was introducing the new ministers
While marking the beginning of the monsoon session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the opposition to ask tough questions and discuss all the issues in a healthy manner and also allow the government to answer them. He said I hope every issue related to the pandemic and our fight against it would be discussed. I would like all floor leaders to attend a session at 4 pm tomorrow to have a presentation on the pandemic situation. It can be discussed on the floor of the House too
Introducing the newly inducted ministers to the house, PM Modi had to abandon the exercise midway amid sloganeering against fuel price hikes and farmer protests by the opposition. PM said some people are not happy with the inclusion of women, OBCs, farmers’ sons into the cabinet and that is why they don’t even allow their introduction.
However, expressing anguish over the Opposition’s slogan chanting and chaotic behavior, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, such a thing was happening for the first time in his 24 years of parliamentary career. It is sad unfortunate and unhealthy, Singh said in Lok Sabha. PM Modi also hit back at the opposition alleging that some of them could not digest the inclusion of women, Dalits, and sons of farmers into the cabinet and hence disrupted him
Leader of House in the Rajya Sabha, Piyush Goyal said we condemn the manner in which Opposition MPs behaved on the first day of the session today. We saw a very unfortunate situation, both in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. In Rajya Sabha, the address of the Chairman was interrupted too.
However, Rajya Sabha and Loksabha are adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.
Meanwhile, speaking on the Pegasus project, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said in the Lok Sabha that a highly sensational story was published by a web portal last night. Many over-the-top allegations were made around this story. The press reports appeared a day before the monsoon session of Parliament. This can’t be a coincidence.”
He added that in the past, similar claims were made regarding the use of Pegasus on WhatsApp. Those reports had no factual basis & were denied by all parties. Press reports of 18 July 2021 also appear to be an attempt to malign Indian democracy & its well-established institutions.
Following is the list of things Prime Minister tabled today:LOB19-7-2022-1
In other India news, the Assam government on Monday issued guidelines for the festival of Eid-Ul-Azha (Bakrid) in view of Covid-19.