Opposition MPs Protest Against Suspension

Story Highlights
  • MoS home affairs said that infiltration and terrorist attacks have decreased.
  • Opposition and Centre have locked horns after the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha members.
  • Today in the Lok Sabha the new 'Omicron' variant of SARS-CoC-2 will be discussed.

New Delhi: In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, the Union ministry of home affairs said that the incidents of infiltration and terrorist attacks have decreased significantly since 2018 in Jammu and Kashmir. On the 3rd day of the Parliament Winter Session as opposition parties’ demand for revocation of the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs is rejected by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu yet again. While the Opposition raises slogans of “we want justice” in Lok Sabha, the suspended lawmakers sit on dharna in front of the Gandhi statue inside the Parliament premises.

After a chaotic beginning to the Winter Session of Parliament on Monday, the stalemate in the Rajya Sabha was expected to end as opposition parties had said they would maintain House order and take part in the proceedings on Wednesday. On Monday, 12 lawmakers were suspended for the remainder of Parliament winter session under Rule 256 for their “unruly and violent behaviour” on the last day of the monsoon session on August 11th.

Today in the Lok Sabha, the time has been allotted for a short-duration discussion on the Covid-19 pandemic. The discussion will be held under Rule 193, under which members may seek details about the new ‘Omicron’ variant of SARS-CoC-2. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia is expected to reply to the issue around 2 PM. Meanwhile, in the Rajya Sabha, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat ïs likely to move the Dam Safety Bill. The bill seeks “to provide the surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of the specified dam for prevention of dam failure related disasters and to provide for an institutional mechanism to ensure their safe functioning and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration”.

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