Opposition Slogans As PM Speaks In Parliament, Government Hits Back


Monsoon session of Parliament: The government says it is ready to discuss any issue (File)

New Delhi:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not introduce his new ministers amid uproar by the opposition. This prompted an objection by Defence Minster Rajnath Singh. The Lok Sabha was subsequently adjourned till 2 pm.

Here are the top 10 updates on this big story:

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning urged the opposition to ask tough questions but to allow government to answer them in the House.

  2. Introducing the newly inducted ministers to the house, PM Modi had to abandon the exercise amid uproar by the opposition. “Perhaps some people are not happy if counrty’s women, OBCs, farmers’ sons become Ministers. That is why they don’t even allow their introduction,” said the Prime Minister.

  3. Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm amid loud protests by opposition on Day 1 of the monsoon session

  4. PM Modi, breifing mediapersons outside Parliament, said the government wants pandemic to be discussed in the house on priority, adding that people who take the Covid vaccine become ”Baahubali” in the fight against the disease. “The vaccine is given in ”baahu” (arms), those who take the jab become ”Baahubali”.

  5. The allegations regarding government surveillance on specific people has no concrete basis or truth associated with it whatsoever, the centre has said refuting the Pegasus spyware controversy. The government will not back down from putting up a strong defense in the snooping scandal, sources have told NDTV.

  6. “Our national security is under threat. I will definitely raise this issue (in the house),” Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was quoted saying by news agency ANI this morning.

  7. The Trinamool has submitted six notices in both the houses to discuss petrol price hike, repeal of farm laws, vaccination solution, decline in economic growth, restoration of MPLAD funds and a weakening federal structure.

  8. The CPI has given suspension of business notice in the Rajya Sabha to discuss Pegasus snoopgate.

  9. On Sunday, opposition parties objected to the government’s offer for a joint address to all MPs by PM Modi on Covid at the Parliament annexe. They said the move aims to “bypass” norms at a time when Parliament is in session.

  10. At yesterday’s all-party meeting, PM Modi underscored that his government is ready for debate on any topic as per house rules, adding that talks must be constructive and positive.

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