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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:

2:30pm IST

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.

2:12pm IST

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.

2:03pm IST

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.”

2:00pm IST

Rajya Sabha resumes

Rajya Sabha proceedings resumes .

1:05pm IST

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:05 pm

Lok Sabha is adjourned to meet at 2:05 pm.

1:00pm IST

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.

12:40pm IST

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.

12:35pm IST

Is Mamata Banerjee aware there are illegal immigrants in WB, asks Roopa Ganguly

12:20pm IST

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.

12:16pm IST

Mamata Banerjee outside Parliament building

HT Photo/Vipin Kumar

12:01pm IST

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.

11:55am IST

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.

11:24am IST

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.

11:21am IST

PM Modi present in Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi present in Lok Sabha today.

11:14am IST

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.

11:08am IST

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.

11:06am IST

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).

11:00am IST

Parliament proceedings begin

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings begin

9:40am IST

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.

Updated: August 1, 2018 — 4:05 pm