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Parliament proceedings | PM Modi to speak in Rajya Sabha today


Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are set to continue the responses to Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to deliver his response to Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address as well, after the Question Hour in the Upper House.

Here are the latest updates:

Rajya Sabha | 9.30 am

Chair tells Binoy Viswam that since rescue operations are on in Uttarakhand, his notice for suspension of Business Hour to discus the flood is not allowed.

“As long as the Health Ministry and MHA guidelines for do gaz ki doori and mask is there, we will be sending a wrong message to the country if we allow more members to sit together,” Mr. naidu says.

I appeal to all Members, children of the country deserve to be taught in their mother tongue. States need to promote the mother tongue. I am happy that the Prime Minister said that engineering and medical colleges should teach in mother language,” Mr. Naidu says.

Rajya Sabha | 9.25 am

Responding to comments made by Congress’ Jairam Ramesh, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said that he will not be cowed down by efforts to make the Chair dysfunctional.

“If any member is speaking, objectionable comments will be examined. Nothing was brought to my notice. These continuous allegations… I won’t be cowed down by such efforts to make the Chair dysfunctional. I resigned from the party even before I accepted the proposal to become the Chairman,. Since then, I have not attended any party function. My heart is with the Constitution and the people of India,” he says.

On Uttarakhand glacier burst

Speaking on the Uttarakhand glacier burst, Mr. Naidu says: “As far as issue of Uttarakhand is concerned, entire country is concerned. Today morning, I spoke to Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, and he told me all efforts are on. There is no certainty on number of casualties as the tunnel is long. Multiple agencies are working on rescue mission. Let us wait for some time and get full details, MHA is looking into this and PM is reviewing it.”

“Wait for the full report and then I will ask the Home Minister to apprise the House of the situation,” he says.

Rajya Sabha | 9.20 am

P. Wilson of DMK, Tamil Nadu, raises the issues faced by sugarcane farmers.

“Nearly 1,000 crore is owed to sugarcane growers in Tamil Nadu, and about 1 lakh farmers are in distress. They are not getting State advisory price as well,” says Mr. Wilson.

Nabam Rebia of BJP from Arunachal Pradesh demands a separate cadre for Arunachal Pradesh. “We need a dedicated and committed cadre of All India Services officers for the State of Arunachal,” he says.

Rajya Sabha | 9.10 am

Zero Hour continues.

Dr. Santanu Sen of TMC, West Bengal, brings up the issues with COWIN App.

“The App to help COVID vaccination hangs, and it says no person can be vaccinated offline. Another issue is random selection of people for vaccination. Many people who are selected are not interested in getting vaccinated, and those interested are not getting selected. The COWIN App should function properly,” he says.

Rajya Sabha | 9 am

Rajya Sabha proceedings begin.

Subrata Bakshi of Trinamool Congress takes oath in Bengali.

Vijai Sai Reddy of YSR Congress raises certain remarks made by a TDP member few days ago, and demands action. Chair refuses to acknowledge his objection.

Zero hour begins in the House.

Subhash Chandra Singh of BJD, Odisha is the first speaker, followed by Syed Zafar Islam of BJP. The MP from Uttar Pradesh speaks on how the RBI guidelines addresses only NBFC’s asset side, and not the liabilities side. RBI should come with a framework to address this, he says.

 

Rajya Sabha

Bill for Introduction

– National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2021

– Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address

Highlights of the President’s Address 2021

Bill for Consideration and Passing

– Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Lok Sabha

– Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address

Highlights of the President’s Address 2021

– General Discussion on the Union Budget for 2021-2022

Bill for Consideration and Passing

– Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021



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