Central Vigilance Commission Bill Introduced In Lok Sabha

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  • Delhi Special Police Establishment, Central Vigilance Commission Bill is introduced in the Lok Sabha.
  • Lok Sabha to discuss the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker lashes out at Opposition MPs.

New Delhi: The government is set to table the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha on Friday. While the opposition continued its protest near the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament against the suspension of 12 MPs, the BJP also staged its own protests at the site.

Earlier in the day, Congress MP Manickam Tagore moved an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha to discuss the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and the removal of Union minister of state for home affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra. Amid continued protests by the opposition over the suspension of 12 lawmakers, the Union government on Thursday passed the Dam Safety Bill, 2019, in Rajya Sabha. Several opposition parties criticised the Centre for encroaching upon states’ rights regarding the issue, while Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat rejected those claims.

Meanwhile, in Lok Sabha, a marathon debate on the Covid-19 pandemic was held in which a wide range of topics, including the Omicron variant, booster doses, the third wave of the disease, vaccination for all eligible population, compensation for farmers, price rises, and floods in the House was discussed. The Opposition members also called for a ban on international flights in view of the outbreak of the Omicron strain. As many as 74 members took part in the debate while other members laid a copy of their speeches on the table of the house.

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