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  • 5:19 PM IST
    Parliament LIVE: Speaking on the SPG row, Shah said, “Incident happened on Nov 25. Priyanka Gandhi got information that Rahul Gandhi was coming to meet her in black SUV, but another black SUV came at the same time which had Meerut Congress leader Sharda Tyagi in it.”

    “The car and timing were same, such was the coincidence. That’s why the car with Sharda Tyagi went in without security check. Then also, we’ve ordered high-level probe & suspended 3 officers responsible for breach,” Shah added.
  • 4:36 PM IST
    Parliament LIVE: “CPI(M) ko toh haq hi nahi hai ye kehne ka ki political vendetta se sarkaar chal rahi hai, aapne isi political vendetta se Kerala mein 120 BJP karyakarta maar diye gaye,” Home Minister Amit Shah fumes at CPI(M) during discussion on SPG Bill.
  • 4:32 PM IST

    Parliament LIVE: The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by Rajya Sabha. Congress had staged walkout from the House.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    Parliament LIVE: “Security cannot be made a status symbol. Why demand only SPG? SPG cover is meant for only the ‘head of the state’, we cannot be giving it to everyone. We don’t oppose one family, we are against dynasty politics,” the Home Minister says in Rajya Sabha.

  • 4:29 PM IST

    Parliament LIVE: Talking on the row over Priyanka Gandhi’s security, Shah said that an enquiry has been ordered.

  • 4:21 PM IST

    Parliament LIVE: This is the 5th amendment in the SPG Act. This amendment is not brought in by keeping Gandhis in mind, but, one thing that I can say for sure is that the previous 4 amendments were done by keeping only one family in mind,” says Amit Shah.

  • 4:12 PM IST
    Parliament LIVE: Talking on the SPG bill, Home Minister Amit Shah said in Rajya Sabha, “It’s not true that we’ve brought the SPG Bill by keeping only Gandhi family in mind. Security from Gandhis was withdrawn after the threat assessment analysis even before bringing this bill.”
  • 2:35 PM IST

  • 2:29 PM IST

    Parliament LIVE: “SPG was meant to protect the (former) PM and his family”, Congress MP Vivek K Tankha asserts and questions, “What sort of democracy are we practicing if you say you don’t want to protect the opposition of this country? Do you want to end the Opposition? Who will take the blame if something happens to this family? You will be blamed. Look at the world around us, how can you reduce their security now?”

  • 2:26 PM IST

    Parliament LIVE: Congress MP Vivek K Tankha raises the security cover issue in Rajya Sabha after yesterday’s security breach at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s residence. “SPG came after the assassination of Indira Gandhi. SPG gave protection to Rajiv Gandhi and his family. 1989, the government changed. The government was requested to increase the protection level of Rajiv Gandhi,” he says.

New Delhi: In the Tuesday list of business for the ongoing Winter Session of the Parliament, Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to table the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha today. The Bill, seeking an amendment to the Special Protection Group Act, 1988 for consideration and passage, has already been passed by the Lok Sabha on November 27.

In Rajya Sabha, Amit Shah will also move Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories)Bill, 2019 to provide for the merger of the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

The bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile, Congress is likely to raise the recent security breach at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s residence after a car with five passengers entered the gate. This comes weeks after the SPG cover given to the Gandhi family was removed.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will move the Bill to provide special provisions for the National Capital Territory of Delhi in Rajya Sabha, for recognising the property rights of residents in unauthorised colonies. In the Lower House of the Parliament, the Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 will be introduced today.

Apart from this, discussions on economic recession, disaster prevention and management, will also be taken up. Meanwhile, discussions following the recent case of brutal gangrape and murder of the Telangana doctor are likely to continue in the Parliament.