The Rajya Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Monday following an uproar by the Opposition over the decision of the Chairman to reject the suspension of business notices on the India-China border situation. The joint Opposition later staged a walkout. In the Lok Sabha, the Centre introduced the Repealing and Amending Bill. The Lok Sabha also passed the Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill and took up the Bills to modify the Scheduled Tribes lists in Chhattisgarh and Karnataka. Before concluding for the day, the Lower House also passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, (Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2022 that seeks to include the Betta Kuruba community in the ST list of Karnataka as a synonym for the Kadu Kuruba tribe.
The Winter Session of Parliament began on December 7 and will conclude on December 29. So far, the clash between India and China in Arunachal Pradesh has been in focus in Parliament. Last week, the Congress accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not allowing a discussion on the situation along the border and asked why the nation was not taken into confidence in the matter.
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Speaker adjourns Lok Sabha
Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House for around 30 minutes amid chaos in the House. The Opposition members wanted the permission to raise point of order, but weren’t allowed by the Speaker, which resulted in sloganeering even as Question Hour was underway.
Proceedings resume, chaos in Lok Sabha
What’s on the table at the Rajya Sabha?
The House shall commence with the laying of papers and reports from various Parliamentary Standing Committees, followed by statements by ministers regarding the implementation of recommendations pertaining to health and family welfare and the department of revenue under the finance ministry.
This would be followed by Question Hour at noon.
Legislative business on the table for today is:
1. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move that The Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2022, to authorise payment and appropriation of certain further sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the services of the financial year 2022-2023, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken up for consideration and return.
2. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move that The Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2022, to provide for the authorization of appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of India to meet the amounts spent on certain services during the financial year ended on the 31st day of March, 2020, in excess of the amounts granted for those services and for that year, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken up for consideration and return.
3. Union Tribal Affaris Minister Arjun Munda will move that the Bill further to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in the State of Tamil Nadu, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration. ALSO to move that the Bill be passed. The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment)
BJP parliamentary party meeting underway
A meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party was held today morning. The meeting was attended by PM Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP national president JP Nadda.