Highlights of Parliament session: Both houses adjourned four days before the scheduled time
Parliament monsoon session Highlights: Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Monday, four days before the completion of their scheduled session. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House indefinitely saying it met for 16 days in which seven legislations were passed. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, whose term ends on August 10, adjourned the Upper House indefinitely, saying the detailed figures of the session would be circulated by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat during the course.
Outgoing Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday, “I ask all sides, respect democracy” as IUML MP Abdul Wahab urged him to ask the Bharatiya Janata Party to ensure a democratic environment in India.
Giving farewell to Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “You (Naidu) have always said that you have retired from politics but are not tired of public life… Your term in office may end but your May the experiences continue to guide the nation for years to come”. Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in the House Mallikarjun Kharge said though they may have different ideologies, he thanked Naidu for carrying out his responsibilities even under pressure.
The Congress party, meanwhile, has hit out at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over its summons to Kharge. Party general secretary Jairam Ramesh issued a statement saying, “…in matters, issuing of summons by ED or any law-enforcing agencies to any MP much less the Leader of Opposition when Parliament is in session, is an outright affront to the sacred institution of Parliament and Parliamentarians.” He added, “it is high time that the presiding officers of both Houses may deliberate and ensure that such gross affronts on Parliament and MPs do not recur.”
Proceedings of both the houses adjourned four days before the scheduled time
Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Monday, four days before the completion of their scheduled session. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House indefinitely saying it met for 16 days in which seven legislations were passed. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, whose term ends on August 10, adjourned the Upper House indefinitely, saying the detailed figures of the session would be circulated by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat during the course.
Upper House has more responsibility: Venkaiah Naidu in his last remarks as RS Speaker
“We, the Upper House, have a huge responsibility. The whole world is watching India, India is moving ahead. I appeal to the RS MPs to maintain decency, dignity and decorum so that the image and prestige of the House are maintained.” M Venkaiah Naidu in his final remarks as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Rajya Sabha.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Energy Conservation Bill: We set targets, but we don’t have the infrastructure to meet them
During a discussion on the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury pointed out that India was excluded from the US-led group, the Mineral Security Partnership, to reduce the dependence of member countries on China for cobalt supplies. was. Nickel, lithium and 17 rare earth minerals. “Do you have access to mineral technologies? We make targets but we don’t have the infrastructure to meet them,” he said.
No established mechanism for ranking cities based on pollution: Government to Lok Sabha
The government on Monday said there is no established mechanism for ranking cities in terms of pollution and satellite data used for the purpose by private institutions and universities is not validated with proper ground truth.
Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey said this in reply to a question by Congress MP Jyotsna Charandas Mahant in Lok Sabha.
“There is no established mechanism for ranking cities in terms of pollution. This also requires authentic data and proper peer review.”
“The government is aware that many private institutions and universities are ranking cities by adopting different methods, different datasets and using different weightings for the parameters. The data used for ranking extracted primarily from satellite imagery, which is not validated by proper ground truthing.” The minister said.
Infra assets worth over Rs 1.62 lakh crore to be monetised this fiscal: Finance Ministry
Infrastructure assets worth over Rs 1.62 lakh crore are expected to be monetised during the current fiscal, Parliament was informed on Monday.
The government had last year announced a Rs 6 lakh crore National Monetization Pipeline (NMP) to unlock value in infrastructure assets in sectors ranging from electricity to roads and railways over four years till 2025.
In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Choudhary said that in the last financial year (2021-22) around Rs 97,000 crore of public assets were monetised.
Major transactions include highway toll-operate-transfer (TOT) based PPP concessions, Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) of NHAI, POWERGRID InvIT, annual earnings from auctioned mineral and coal blocks in FY 2011-22, and redevelopment of railway colonies. Includes private investment. Receipts from 6 airports leased on PPP mode and private investment from port terminals are bid on PPP mode.
“The notional value of assets envisaged for monetization under NMP during FY 22-23 is Rs 1,62,422 crore,” he said.
Lok Sabha discusses the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022
As soon as the proceedings in the Lok Sabha resumed at 2.15 pm, the House began the discussion on the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, introduced by Union Minister R K Singh.
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said even years after the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, there was no effect on the ground.
I tell all sides, to respect democracy: Chairman Venkaiah Naidu
As MPs bid him farewell in the Rajya Sabha, outgoing Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said, “I ask all sides… Respect democracy.”
He was responding to the statement of IUML MP from Kerala Abdul Wahab urging him to tell the BJP that there should be a democratic atmosphere in India.
Rajya Sabha resumes, MPs send a farewell message to Venkaiah Naidu
As the Rajya Sabha resumed at 2.05 pm on Monday, MPs continued to send farewell messages to Chairman Venkaiah Naidu.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, LOP Mallikarjun Kharge and others also bid farewell to the outgoing Vice President.
BJP MP in Lok Sabha demands action on the attack on fellow MLA in Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Speaking about the attack on BJP MP Ranjeeta Koli in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, party MP Ranjanben Bhatt demanded action against the culprits in the Lok Sabha.
He also talked about Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s statement on capital punishment for rapists. Bhatt said, “Rajasthan CM has said that rapists should not be hanged…we urge that action be taken against those who have done wrong.”
Koli claimed that he was “attacked for the fourth time by illegal mining mafia”. “I had come to take stock of the situation after getting information that illegal mining was going on in the area. Mafia ransacked my vehicle. Luckily, we escaped from the vehicle in time,” she was quoted as saying by PTI.
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.15 pm
On a day marked by the opposition without any disruption, the Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2.15 pm after discussions on matters of public importance.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.05 pm
Following speeches by members bidding farewell to Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, the House was adjourned till 2.05 pm.
We may have different ideologies, but I thank you for playing your part despite pressure: LOP Mallikarjun Kharge to Naidu
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge bid farewell to Chairman Venkaiah Naidu saying, “We may have different ideologies and I may have some grievances, but I thank you (Naidu) for fulfilling your responsibilities.” And even fulfilled his role. Under pressure.”
House productivity increased under Chairman Naidu: PM Modi
Praising Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi said, “The productivity of Rajya Sabha increased by 70 percent during Naidu’s tenure.” Giving farewell to the outgoing Vice President, he said that the attendance of the MPs also increased.
President, V-P were born in Independent India, this has symbolic importance: PM Modi
“We are celebrating Independence Day this time when the President, Vice President, President and Prime Minister of the country are all those people who were born in independent India and all of them are from a very common background. I think it has symbolic significance. PM Modi said in Rajya Sabha.
PM Modi hails Venkaiah Naidu for ensuring language diversity in House
Quoting outgoing VP Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi said, “You have an interesting take on the debate on mother tongue. You always say that mother tongue is like eyes, while another language is like a pair of glasses. You ensured that.” That the members can speak in any language in the House.”