AAP MP Sanjay Singh staged an overnight sit-in outside the Parliament premises to protest the Prime Minister’s silence in Manipur.
Live Updates of Monsoon Session of Parliament: Tensions between the Center and the Opposition continued in Parliament on Tuesday, July 25, over the discussion on the situation in Manipur.
This comes a day after AAP MP Sanjay Singh was expelled from the Rajya Sabha, after which opposition MPs camped overnight in Parliament in protest.
The logjam in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to discuss the situation in Manipur is expected to continue on Tuesday.
The opposition is demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should address the Manipur Parliament, after which the same should be discussed.
The government, however, is sticking to its stand that it is ready to discuss Manipur but the opposition is not allowing it to work in Parliament.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla called a meeting of floor leaders on Tuesday to try to break the impasse.
Rajya Sabha MPs Raghav Chadha, K Keshav Rao, KR Suresh Reddy, Yoginipalli Santosh Kumar, Badugula Lingaiah Yadav, Ranjith Ranjan, Manoj Jha, Syed Nasir Hussain, Tiruchi Shiva, Imran Pratapgadhi and Rajeev Shukla suspended the discussion on the ongoing violence in the Rajya Sabha.
AAP along with MP Sanjay Singh and other opposition leaders staged an overnight sit-in outside Parliament premises to protest his suspension and the Prime Minister’s silence on Manipur.
LOP Rajya Sabha and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharg on Manipur issue Leader of Parliament and Union Minister Piyush Goyal is pushing for discussion under Rule 176 Congress MP P Chidambaram is speaking in the Rajya Sabha
LOP Rajya Sabha and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharg on Manipur issue
Leader of Parliament and Union Minister Piyush Goyal is pushing for discussion under Rule 176
Congress MP P Chidambaram is speaking in the Rajya Sabha
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday chaired an all-party meeting to end the impasse between the Center and the Opposition over the unrest in Manipur.
Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha resumed amid slogans demanding a speech by the Prime Minister and a discussion on Manipur.
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm.
Opposing the government’s position to discuss atrocities on women in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh along with Manipur, RJP MP Manoj Jha raised Rule 238 (4) saying the government is equating Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh which have no genocide implications while Manipur has genocide implications.
“Home Minister Amit Shah will speak on the Manipur issue. We want discussions on atrocities against women in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Manipur as well,” Union Minister Piyush Goyal said.
“So many representatives are giving notice under 267 in Parliament. Manipur is burning. We are talking about Manipur, but PM is talking about East India Company” said LOP Mallikarjun Kharg.
The opposition continued to demand discussions on Manipur under Rule 267 which suspends regular proceedings to prioritize specific issues for discussion.
The government, however, has said Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan are ready to discuss the issue with violence against women under Rule 176 which allows for a time-limited, urgent public consultation.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla held a meeting with leaders of all parties in Parliament to resolve the deadlock over the discussion on Manipur.
Opposition leaders are chanting slogans.Modi Govt Jawab Do, Chief Minister Jawab DoI demand the Prime Minister’s statement on the situation in Manipur.
The Rajya Sabha on Health and Family Welfare informed the Rajya Sabha that the government has opened 9,512 medicinal centers across India.
Rajya Sabha resumed at 12 noon.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju told news agency ANI, “Opposition and Congress do not want talks. They create ruckus and are not interested in running Parliament.”
“The government is ready to discuss the 177 notices of atrocities against women and children in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Across the country, if there is crime against women, the government is ready to discuss. We should discuss these issues,” Union Minister Piyush Goyal said minutes before the Rajya Sabha adjourned.
Amid uproar over the opposition’s demand to discuss the Manipur issue under Rule 267, Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar adjourned the House till 12 noon.
“Yesterday, before the motion for suspension of AAP MP Sanjay Singh was passed, I requested you to vote for the same… I want a division now on Sanjay Singh’s suspension,” AAP MP Raghav Chadha said.
A few minutes after being called to order at 11 am, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus over the Manipur issue.
Both houses of Parliament are scheduled to meet at 11 am.
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