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  • 2:20 PM IST

    Parliament LIVE: After a continued uproar over Maharashtra, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till 2:00 PM tomorrow.

  • 1:51 PM IST

    Parliament LIVE: The Congress has registered a complaint with Speaker Om Birla alleging that their women MPs were manhandled by the marshals. This comes after a section of Congress MPs clashed with Lok Sabha marshals for raising banners of protest over Maharashtra government formation. The Speaker had ordered them to be removed from the House.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    Parliament LIVE: Lok Sabha has been further adjourned till 2 PM as the sloganeering against government formation in Maharashtra refuse to settle.

  • 11:48 AM IST

    Parliament LIVE: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has ordered the removal of two Congress members Hibi Eden and T N Prathapan by marshals for raising a huge banner with the slogan ‘stop murder of democracy’.

  • 11:18 AM IST

    Parliament LIVE: Rajya Sabha has been also been adjourned till 2 pm amidst continuous sloganeering by Opposition MPs, over the issue of Maharashtra.

  • 11:13 AM IST

    Parliament LIVE: Lok Sabha has been adjourned till noon after a continued sloganeering by Opposition leaders.

  • 11:12 AM IST

  • 11:12 AM IST

    Parliament LIVE: For the first time after the dramatic turn in the Maharashtra political situation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi protests in Lok Sabha. He says, “I wanted to ask a question in the House but it doesn’t make any sense to ask a question right now as democracy has been murdered in Maharashtra.”

  • 11:09 AM IST

    Parliament LIVE: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi leads party’s protest in Parliament premises over Maharashtra government formation issue.

New Delhi: The dramatic turn of events in Maharashtra are likely to flood into the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Monday in the second week of the Parliament Winter Session. Notably, this is the first session after NCP leader Ajit Pawar turned on his uncle and party chief Sharad Pawar, and changed the game overnight by supporting the BJP to form government in Maharashtra.

The two houses were engulfed in high tension debates and arguments last week over socio-political issues including electoral bonds, pollution, the Jammu and Kashmir lockdown situation, transgender bill, surrogacy bill, JNU protest, among others.

Apart from the Maharashtra twist seeking a fiery discussion from the opposition parties today, several other bills are also likely to be moved. In Lok Sabha, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to bring up the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill to revise the Income Tax Act, 1961 as well as to amend the Finance Act, 2019. Sitharaman will also floor the International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019, in the lower house establish an Authority to develop and regulate the financial services market in the International Financial Services Centres in India.

In Rajya Sabha, Sithraman will seek to withdraw the Internation Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019. Moreover, discussions over the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 will pour in from last week today.