For the past two days, both houses of parliament have failed to act amid opposition from opposition members, who have called for a debate on the continued rise in fuel prices.
Here are the latest updates:
Rajya Sabha 11.10 am
Speaker Venkaiah Naidu rejects the request to discuss the ruckus fuel prices in the Rajya Sabha, and says that he is allowing the farmers to discuss the issues.
He asks the members, who have risen to their feet and are in the well, to return to their seats.
Lok Sabha 11.10 am
Member Nishikant dubey takes up the issue of theft of electricity grid wires in Deoghar, Jharkhand. He also raises the issue of Universal Service Obligation Fund funding.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says he will seek more information and take appropriate measures.
Rajya Sabha At 11 am
In Rajya Sabha, business begins as members place reports of committees on the table.
Motion for election of seven members of the Committee on Public Undertakings, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs V. Transferred by Muralitharan.
Lok Sabha At 11 am
The Lok Sabha business started amid slogans from opposition members. The Question Hour is on.
Bill for consideration and passage
- The National Capital Territory of delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021
Discussion and Voting on the Demands for Grants of M / O Railways for 2021-22
Discussion and Voting on Demands for grant of M / O Education for 2021-22
Bill for Conservation and Passing
- The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019
Discussion of the functioning of M / O Railways
Discussion of the functioning of M / O hydro power
Increase in the number of registered UAPA cases by more than 72% in 2019
The number of persons arrested under the anti-terrorism law UAPA (Unlawful Activities) has increased by more than 72%. [Prevention] Data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in the Act, Lok Sabha shows in 2019 as compared to 2015.
In 2019, 1948 people were arrested under the UAPA in 1226 cases registered across the country. The number of such cases recorded in 2015-2018 were 897, 922, 901 and 1182 and the number of those arrested were 1128, 999, 1554 and 1421. Respectively.
Parliamentary panel resents 888 road projects delays
888 road projects under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways are running late, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture noted with anguish.
In its report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, the panel said these projects were worth 37,15,373.3 crore and covered a distance of 27,600 km.
“The committee wishes the ministry to focus and prioritize on completing ongoing delayed projects rather than announcing and awarding new road projects,” the report said.