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Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till Tomorrow Amid Opposition Uproar

The opposition leaders on Thursday also protested against the three new farm laws in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Parliament.

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New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with other opposition members takes part in a protest against the farm reform laws, during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on July 22, 2021. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (

New Delhi:  Both the houses of the Parliament were adjourned on Thursday after the ruckus created by the Opposition. The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 11 am on Friday, the fourth time it was adjourned in a single day while the Rajya Sabha had been adjourned till Friday.

Earlier, both the houses were adjourned till 2 pm after the Opposition protested over several issues such as farm laws, Pergagsus Spyware, and the rise of file prices across the country.

The session restarted at 2 pm but had to be adjourned yet again as the Opposition started to raise slogans.

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The Monsoon session of the Parliament has seen protests by Opposition even since Day one on Monday.

Due to the commotion, the Prime Minister was unable to introduce the newly inducted ministers in both houses.

The Minister of Information and Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw was slated to speak in Parliament at 2 pm today on the issue of Pegasus spyware.

However before he could make his statement, TMC MP Santanu Sen snatched the statement him in Rajya Sabha and tore it into pieces.

Following this, there was a verbal feud between BJP and TMC MPs.

Marshals intervened to bring the situation under control. Heated words were exchanged between Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and TMC MP Santanu Sen after the latter snatched a paper from IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw while he was speaking on ‘Pegasus Project’ report in Rajya Sabha.

Earlier on Monday, Vaishnaw had reiterated Centre’s stance on the issue and had said that there is ‘no substance’ in the media reports regarding the use of Pegasus on WhatsApp. He said that these reports were an attempt to ‘malign’ Indian democracy and its well-established institutions.

Several key bills are expected to be introduced in the session such as the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill which calls for the depositors to be given time-bound access to an insured amount of Rs 5 lakh if banks go bust.

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Another important bill that will be introduced is the  Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Act which aims to ease the business of LLPs.

Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Amendment Bill, 2021 is also listed to be introduced for the session.

The bill will ensure that land lease rights and coal mining rights vested under the CBA Act can be given to any company that has emerged as a successful bidder under the  MMDR Act or the CMSP Act.

With inputs from PTI