New Delhi: The deadlock continued in Parliament on the fifth day of the Monsoon Session, with the opposition forcing the adjournment of both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha several times during the day through slogan shouting and protests.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was reported to be very upset with the way Congress MPs had acted throughout the day.
According to Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Parliament and Skill Development, Mahajan was particularly upset with the behavior and remarks of Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, though he said that it was not his motive to disrespect the Speaker.
Later, he apologized for his behaviour.
Chowdhury had earlier banged his placard on the table of the Speaker, prompting an angry Mahajan to abruptly adjourn the House for an hour. She later ruled that the member is suspended from the House for the day.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, while speaking in Lok Sabha, said, "We were not allowed to speak on the issue of terror attack which is a national interest."
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that he will give a statement on the Gurdaspur terror attack in Parliament on Tuesday.
Earlier, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu briefed the House over the Gurdaspur terror attack, and informed that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been in touch with Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and would be talking to National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, the two intelligence chiefs and other senior government officials, besides issuing instructions for a closely monitoring of the evolving situation in Gurdaspur.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after obituary notices were read.
Originally, four bills have been included in the government's business for the week in the upper house. These are:
- The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2015.
- The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015.
- The Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill, 2015.
- The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
Further, as per the Business Advisory Committee's report, three Bills have been listed to be taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha this week. These are:
- The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2014.
- The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015- replacing an Ordinance.
- The Repealing and Amending (Fourth) Bill, 2015.
Two Bills were introduced in the lower house. These were the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill and the Repealing and Amending (Fourth) Bill.
A discussion on the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill has begun in Lok Sabha.
The Bill increases the pecuniary jurisdiction of the Delhi High Court from rupees twenty lakh to two crore. The debate could not be concluded due to continued protests from the opposition.