New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the government will soon introduce a bill on regulation of Cryptocurrency. Replying during the Question Hour in Lok Sabha, Sitharaman said, “This is a risky area and not in a complete regulatory framework. No decision was taken on banning its advertisements. Steps are being taken to create awareness through RBI and SEBI. The government will soon introduce a bill.”
Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus as Opposition protested against the suspension of 12 MPs. The ministers were suspended on Monday for the remaining part of the session, following violent scenes witnessed on the last day of the Monsoon Session on August 11.
On the first day of the winter session, Parliament passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 without discussion. The winter session of Parliament began amid protests and sloganeering by Opposition, which demanded discussion on the repeal bill among other issues. Amid the uproar, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were both adjourned till 11 am on Tuesday. The winter session, which convened on Monday, is scheduled to conclude on December 23.
Here are the top updates from the Day 2 of the Winter Session of Parliament
– Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am on Wednesday.
– “Some Opposition MPs created ruckus, there was whistling, hooting, one MP had tried to vandalise an LED screen, few MPs attacked women marshals in the last Monsoon Session. Action was needed to protect sanctity of the House,” said Union Minister Piyush Goyal on suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.
– Lok Sabha adjourned till 3pm. Speaker Om Birla has called a meeting of Floor Leaders of all parties to discuss and end the deadlock.
– Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya said in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour, that no cases of Covid-19 Variant of Omicron reported in India so far.
– Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm.
-Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya is scheduled to table the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the second day of the ongoing winter session of parliament. The Bill seeks regulation and supervision of the assisted reproductive technology clinics and the assisted reproductive technology banks, prevention of misuse, safe and ethical practice of assisted reproductive technology services and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
-“Opposition parties are meeting today to discuss the future course of action. There is no question of offering an apology. MPs were suspended against the rules of the House. This action is like strangulating the voice of Opposition in Rajya Sabha,” said Mallikarjun Kharge.
-Leaders from various Opposition parties held a meeting at Rajya Sabha LoP Mallikarjun Kharge’s office at Parliament over the suspension of 12 Opposition members of the House. The meeting was joined by Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.
-Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said if the 12 members seek apology as per the rules, then there could be deliberation about the future course of action. “To maintain dignity of the House, government was compulsorily forced to place this proposal of suspension… But if these 12 MPs apologise to the Speaker and House for their misbehavior, the government is ready to consider their proposal positively with an open heart,” Joshi tweeed on Tuesday morning.
– Congress MP Manish Tewari on Tuesday moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha “to direct the government to create a record of farmers who lost their lives during farm laws protest and give compensation to their families” terming it as a matter of “urgent importance.”
– Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda on Tuesday moved suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha demanding a discussion on legal guarantee for Minimum Support Price and aid to farmers who lost their lives during the protest.
(With Inputs from ANI)