The row over Assam National Register of Citizens continued to rock Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
The House was briefly adjournment minutes after it had begun as chairman Venkaiah Naidu asked BJP president Amit Shah to conclude his statement on draft NRC.
Here are the live updates:
Mamata Banerjee meets Jaya Bachchan, Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan in Parliament.
Rajya Sabha adjourned following uproar by TMC members
Rajya Sabha is adjourned for the day as TMC and other opposition members raise slogans in the Well of the House.
Home minister Rajnath Singh attempts to reply to the debate but he cannot be heard as some MPs protest loudly.
TMC protests in the Well, demands PM Modi to speak
TMC members protests in the Well of the House and demands PM Modi to speak on the Assam NRC draft list.
Members are not allowing Amit Shah to speak.
Chairman says the move is “unbecoming of Parliament members.”
Rajya Sabha resumes
Rajya Sabha proceedings resumes .
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:05 pm
Lok Sabha is adjourned to meet at 2:05 pm.
RS adjourned to meet at 2 pm
Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu says statement on Assam NRC draft will be heard after house reassembles at 2 pm. Naidu informs a total of 12 questions were taken up during Question Hour.
Cong MP alleges Bengalis beaten up along Assam-Meghlaya border
Congress MP from Assam’s Silchar, Sushmita Dev, enters the Well and alleges that some Bengalis were beaten up along the Assam- Meghalaya border after the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published and sought their safety.
“Bengalis are being beaten up along Assam-Meghlaya border. We want security to 40 lakh people who were excluded from the NRC. What is the government doing? People are scared. Who will give them security,” she asks.
Is Mamata Banerjee aware there are illegal immigrants in WB, asks Roopa Ganguly
Is she aware that there are a lot of illegal immigrants in West Bengal? As it is what is happening in West Bengal today, is it any less than bloodbath or civil war? Doesn’t she know that every other day BJP karyakartas are being killed: Rupa Ganguly, BJP on WB CM #NRCAssam pic.twitter.com/adF4PAHwio
— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2018
Mamata Banerjee meets LK Advani, Congress leaders in Parliament
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee meets veteran BJP leader L K Advani .
Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad also came to meet her at the TMC office in Parliament, followed by Congress leaders Gulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel, and Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav.
Mamata Banerjee outside Parliament building
Question House starts in Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha reassembles after uproar in the House over Assam NRC draft.
Opposition calls for home minister Rajnath Singh to address the House, Chairman proceeds with Question Hour.
Companies cannot use data to influence elections: Ravi Shankar Prasad
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, replying to question on action taken against companies for data breach, says companies cannot use data to influence elections in India. He says govt supports freedom of social media, but tough action will be taken against elements that are related to terrorism.
The minister says all social media platforms should comply with Indian laws and no fake news can be circulated in India.
Sushma Swaraj says no specific issues discussed in Wuhan
In Lok Sabha, TMC member Sugata Bose asks if Doklam issue was raised during PM Modi’s informal summit in China.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj says the Wuhan summit was to increase mutual trust and cooperation and no specific topic was discussed.
“Doklam issue has been resolved through diplomatic maturity,” she adds.
PM Modi present in Lok Sabha
Prime Minister Narendra Modi present in Lok Sabha today.
Rajya Sabha adjourned
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm as uproar breaks out after RS chairman Venkaiah Naidu asks Amit Shah to conclude his statement from yesterday.
Amit Shah says Congress can raise more Point of Orders after he finishes speaking before House is adjourned.
Rajya Sabha chairman appeals for smooth functioning of House
Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu appeals for smooth functioning of House citing instance of yesterday’s adjournment.
I was very upset yesterday when some members ran menacingly towards the well of the house, I hope it will not be repeated. I don’t want to name anybody, house should function smoothly: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu #NRCAssam pic.twitter.com/DCV8bBgSmq
— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2018
Congress wants Amit Shah’s Tuesday’s speech on NRC expunged
Without naming anyone, Congress member Anand Sharma raises a point of order and insists on removal of certain comments made by Amit Shah yesterday in the Upper House.
Sharma says Shah, during his speech on the NRC debate, had termed all prime ministers in office after late Rajiv Gandhi as “buzdil’ (cowards).
Parliament proceedings begin
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings begin
Congress MP gives zero hour notice in LS over NRC draft
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has given zero hour notice in Lok Sabha over NRC Assam draft, reports ANI.