New Delhi: On the tenth day of the Winter Session of the Parliament on Friday, Lok Sabha was immersed in utter chaos that followed the huge uproar of last two days over BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a ‘deshbhakt‘. Pragya Thakur gave two apologies in the lower house, while at the same time accusing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of calling her a ‘terrorist’.
The list of unfoldings in Lok Sabha today included Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabling the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to amend the Income Tax Act 1961 and Finance Act 2019. There was also going to be three reports from the Standing Committee on Labour that will be moved in the Lower House for consideration and passing.
The reports include – Demands for Grants (2019-20)) of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Demands for Grants (2019-20) of the Ministry of Textiles, and Demands for Grants (2019-20) of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.
In Rajya Sabha, discussions on Pragya Thakur’s remarks were flooded into today’s session as well. The Congress is likely to protest against the BJP MP from Bhopal even as the opposition party demanded a censure motion against the controversial BJP leader a day before.
Besides, the Data Protection Bill was also among the key discussions in today’s Parliament winter session. Yesterday, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, tabled the Data Protection Law for a discussion and said that the Supreme Court has upheld privacy as a fundamental right. Prasad had said that there is a need to balance “competing interest of privacy and security” of the nation.