Monsoon Session 2020: Amid precautions against COVID-19, the monsoon session of parliament resumed for the fifth day. The Rajya Sabh began its proceedings by paying tributes to Karnataka MP Ashok Gasti who passed away late on Thursday.Also Read - 'Thappad se Darr Nahi Lagta', Uddhav Thackeray on BJP MLC’s Remark Against Shiv Sena Bhavan

“The country has lost a dedicated Parliamentarian and social worker,” said Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu. Following this, the House was adjourned till 9.35 am. Also Read - Babul Supriyo Says Won't Join Any Party After Exit From BJP; Edits it Out Later

Meanwhile, BJP MP Ashok Bajpai has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over ‘the issue of missing children.’ Also Read - Babul Supriyo Quits Politics With 'Alvida' to Focus on Social Work

CPI(M) MP KK Ragesh has given Zero Hour notice over non-payment of GST compensation to states.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has also given Zero Hour notice in the upper House  over farmers’ agitation over ban on the export of onion.

Earlier on Thursday, the Lok Sabha witnessed stormy scenes after it passed the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill.

Opposing the bills, Congress MPs staged a protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Complex and raised slogans against the government. On the other hand, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Shiromani Akali Dal’s (SAD) lone minister in the Narendra Modi government resigned, displaying her opposition to the three agriculture-related bills.

Live Updates

  • 8:36 PM IST
    Monsoon Session LIVE: This govt has been given covid-19 as a blessing in disguise as it can blame all policy failures of the last 6 years on this ‘Act of God’. But people shouldn’t forget that failure of once-promising economy is not an act of god but an act of bad governance: Ritesh Pandey, BSP MP
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  • 7:29 PM IST

    Monsoon Session LIVE: Govt told the Parliament that it didn’t maintain any data on deaths of migrant workers who were trying to reach their homes after lockdown. Reports say over 1,000 died. When we ask questions on jobs, govt says it doesn’t have data. This is a ‘no data govt’: AR Chowdhury, Congress

  • 7:28 PM IST
    Monsoon Session LIVE: More than 2 crores salaried employees have lost their job. 14 lakh workers have no work now. How can we expect growth in such a scenario: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress MP, Lok Sabha
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    Monsoon Session LIVE: Finance Minister is diluting GST compensation issue with ‘Act of God’ excuse. How can centre expect states to carry on the additional burden of borrowing? This is nothing short of deception. We don’t see any green shoots in the economy: Dayanidhi Maran, DMK MP, Lok Sabha
  • 7:02 PM IST
    Monsoon Session LIVE: I had no intent to hurt the sentiments of anybody. Agar kisi ko thes pahunchi hai, to mujhe bhi is baat ki peeda hai: Union Minister Anurag Thakur in Lok Sabha
  • 7:01 PM IST
    Monsoon Session LIVE: The number of job demands under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act has come down from 6 crore to below 2 crore because our economy is recovering after unlocks: BJP MP Jayant Sinha during discussion on ‘Supplementary Demands for Grants 2020-21’ in Lok Sabha
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    Monsoon Session LIVE: Govt has sought an additional Rs 40,000 crores for MGNREGA. This is no real contribution. You people (BJP members) used to say – ‘MGNREGA marega’. It will not die but save people. Now even you are forced to laud it: Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

  • 5:52 PM IST
    Monsoon Session LIVE: The Lok Sabha witnessed three adjournments on Friday after its proceedings were disrupted due to a ruckus over Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur’s remark about first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s National Relief Fund.
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