Parliament proceedings live: Rajya Sabha to take up Agriculture Bills

Parliament proceedings live: Rajya Sabha to take up Agriculture Bills

On day seven of the monsoon session of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha is likely to take up the contentious agri Bills that were passed in the Lok Sabha amid widespread protest.

Also read: Why are the Agriculture Bills being opposed

The monsoon session of the Parliament, which was scheduled to end on October 1, is likely to be cut short owing to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. A final end date is yet to be fixed, though sources indicated that it could end on Wednesday.

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Here are the latest updates:

9.20 am | Rajya Sabha

Special mentions begin.

CPI(M) MP K.K. Ragesh moves statutory resolution disapproving of the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020.

9.15 am | Rajya Sabha

Zero Hour continues.

BJP MP Saroj Pandey says Chhattisgarh has not fully implemented Ayushman Bharat and it’s become a victim of politics.

TDP MP Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar says people who visit Tirupati temple should continue to give a declaration that they believe in Balaji.

Congress MP Akhilesh Prasad Singh says courts in Bihar have not been fully functional due to COVID-19 and the number of prisoners has increased from 40,000 to 50,000. He asks the government to decongest the jails.

9.10 am | Rajya Sabha

Zero Hour begins.

Congress MP Rajmani Patel raises issue of private schools charging hefty fees. He asks the government to come up with a policy to curtail the same.

RJD MP Prof. Manoj Kumar Jha says COVID-19 and floods have hit Bihar together. He says we need to find a permanent solution to the frequent flooding.

BPF MP Biswajit Daimary raises the matter of five men from Arunachal Pradesh being taken by Chinese. He says Arunachal Pradesh is also tense, like Ladakh. He adds that in terms of infrastructure, the roads till Tawang need to be improved.

9 am | Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha proceedings begin.

Former Prime Minister and newly-elected Rajya Sabha MP H.D. Deve Gowda takes the oath. Welcoming him, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu says that Mr. Deve Gowda is a good addition to the House. One of the senior most politicians in the country has come to our House, says the Chairman.

Papers being laid by MoS Parliamentary Affairs. Chairman says MPs Ranjan Gogoi, Vaiko and Revati Raman Singh have asked for leave for the whole session. House grants them leave of absence.

Rajya Sabha

Bills for Consideration and Passing

  • Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020
  • Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020
  • Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bil l, 2020
  • Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020
  • Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Lok Sabha

Bill for Introduction

  • Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020

Bills for consideration and passing

  • National Forensic Sciences University Bill, 2020
  • Rashtriya Raksha University Bill, 2020
  • Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020
  • Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020

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