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BJP and Congress issued three-line whips for party parliamentarians to be present in Lok Sabha today. Here are LIVE updates from the Parliament session

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday, January 9, 2019, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lied in the Parliament. Photo: @ANI

updates: The was adjourned for the day on Monday after witnessing three brief pre-lunch and one post-lunch session adjournments due to protests by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress members over a CBI probe against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav over alleged illegal mining and the Rafale fighter jets issue. 

Amid the furore, two Bills -- "Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018" and "The personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018" -- were passed and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended four members of the AIADMK and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for disrupting House proceedings.   

Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha, too, on Monday was rocked by protests by parties like the SP, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) over the alleged misuse of the CBI, while the Congress members shouted slogans demanding a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale jet deal, leading to the adjournment of the House for the day.        

Catch all the live updates from Parliament's winter session here. 

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

BJP has issued a three-line whip to party MPs to be present in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, news agency ANI reported on Monday.   Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued three-line whip to party MPs to be present in Lok Sabha tomorrow. — ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2019

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

Congress has issued a whip to party MPs to be present in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, news agency ANI reported on Monday.  Congress has issued whip to party MPs to be present in Lok Sabha tomorrow. — ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2019

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

Rajya Sabha sitting extended by one more day till January 9, news agency ANI reported on Monday.  #WinterSession: Rajya Sabha sitting extended by one more day till January 9. — ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2019

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

Akhilesh violated e-tendering norm, cleared 13 mining leases in a day: CBI   Drawing flak from opposition parties, the CBI laid out details about the illegal mining case in Uttar Pradesh on Monday and claimed that then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's office had cleared 13 projects on a single day. The agency said Yadav, who also held the mining portfolio for sometime, had cleared 14 leases, of which 13 were cleared on February 17, 2013, in violation of the e-tendering process. (Read more here)   The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) claimed that on February 17 the leases were granted by the district magistrate of Hamirpur, B Chandrakala, after getting approval from the chief minister's office in violation of its 2012 e-tender policy, which was ratified by the Allahabad High Court on January 29, 2013.   

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

Commenting on the sand mining case that sparked protests in the Parliament on Monday, CBI sources told news agency ANI: "We have adequately looked into the case after preliminary enquiry. The main focus of the enquiry was to look into the illegality of the approval given. Both Akhilesh Yadav and Gayatri Prajapati had given approval when they were mining ministers."  CBI sources on sand mining case: We have adequately looked into the case after preliminary enquiry. The main focus of the enquiry was to look into the illegality of the approval given. Both Akhilesh Yadav and Gayatri Prajapati had given approval when they were mining ministers. pic.twitter.com/xYt6ZXRU0q — ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2019

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

Commenting on the Rafale deal, Congress leader and former defence minister A K Antony told news agency ANI: "NDA government has seriously compromised national security by reducing from 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) of UPA deal to 36 MMRCA."  A K Antony, Congress: NDA government has seriously compromised national security by reducing from 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) of UPA deal to 36 MMRCA. #RafaleDeal pic.twitter.com/pq8sTSNorZ — ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2019

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

Asom Gana Parishad's Dilip Patgiri told news agency ANI: "We have been saying from a long time that if Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 is brought in Lok Sabha we will end our relationship with BJP. Our leaders met Home Minister and expressed that AGP is going to break the alliance."  Dilip Patgiri, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP): We have been saying from a long time that if Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 is brought in Lok Sabha we will end our relationship with BJP. Our leaders met Home Minister & expressed that AGP is going to break the alliance. pic.twitter.com/3CKv1vSSgP — ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2019

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

Cabinet approves Citizenship Amendment Bill   The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 that aims to give citizenship to illegal migrants of six minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, a move that has stoked a major row in Assam. (Read more here) 

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

LS passes Bill to remove leprosy as ground for divorce   A Bill seeking to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday. "Leprosy is being removed as a ground for divorce as it is now a curable disease as against the earlier notion of it being incurable," said Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhary while replying to a discussion on 'The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018. (Read more here)    The Bill seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce in five personal laws -- Hindu Marriage Act, Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, Divorce Act (for Christians), Special Marriage Act and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act.    The Bill was passed by a voice vote amid din as Congress and SP members protested over Rafale and CBI issue, respectively.

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar introduced the "Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018", which was passed by Mahajan. 

Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

Amid the furore, two Bills -- "Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018" and "The personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018" -- were passed in the Lok Sabha. 

First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 11:15 IST
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Parliament highlights: Govt harming HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Rahul

BJP and Congress issued three-line whips for party parliamentarians to be present in Lok Sabha today. Here are LIVE updates from the Parliament session

updates: The was adjourned for the day on Monday after witnessing three brief pre-lunch and one post-lunch session adjournments due to protests by the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress members over a CBI probe against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav over alleged illegal mining and the Rafale fighter jets issue. 

Amid the furore, two Bills -- "Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018" and "The personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018" -- were passed and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended four members of the AIADMK and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for disrupting House proceedings.   

Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha, too, on Monday was rocked by protests by parties like the SP, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) over the alleged misuse of the CBI, while the Congress members shouted slogans demanding a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale jet deal, leading to the adjournment of the House for the day.        

Catch all the live updates from Parliament's winter session here. 

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