New Delhi: The monsoon session of the Parliament, which began on July 19, might end up being almost a wash-out, considering the number of protests and adjournments in both Houses daily. On Wednesday, too, the two House were adjourned multiple times before being adjourned for the day.
It is noteworthy that since the start of the monsoon session of the Parliament, neither of the House has had worked for a single day without disruptions. The Opposition has been protesting over several issues including Pegasus snooping row, Farm laws, alleged Covid mismanagement, etc.
In the Rajya Sabha
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment informed the Rajya Sabha that as per the data shared by the states, there had been 941 deaths related to cleaning of sewers and septic tanks. The maximum number of cases are from Tamil Nadu (213) followed by Gujarat (153) and UP (104). The national Capital has reported 98 cases.
Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia had moved the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which was passed by Rajya Sabha in less than 20 minutes
The House was later adjourned till 11 am on Thursday.
In the Lok Sabha
The din of protests continued in the Lower House of the Parliament when it reconvened in the afternoon.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said democracy was being murdered by passing legislations without discussion.
Meanwhile, the government said it was willing to discuss Covid-19 and Farm laws.
The Coconut Development Board amendment Bill 2021 was passed, after which the House was adjourned for the day.
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