Day 13 of Winter Session of Parliament started with the rocky discussion on issue of Army's presence in West Bengal. The Opposition parties raised the matter in both the Houses.
The TMC has alleged that the Govt is creating an ‘emergency like’ situation by deploying Indian Army to conduct unauthorised and uninformed checks at toll plazas and check points throughout West Bengal.
Apart from this issue, the debate on demonetisation also raised ruckus in Lok Sabha once again. The matter of black money has created a limbo in both Houses of the Parliament since day 1 of this session.
The Opposition parties are also likely to target government on the manner in which IT amendment law was passed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Here are the live updates:
14:45pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till Dec 5 amid uproar as Opposition raises "Tana Shahi nahi chalegi" slogans
12:40pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day as Opposition stages noisy protest against demonetisation.
12:25pm: Parliament security breach video: AAP's Bhagwant Mann has been advised by the Lok Sabha speaker to not attend the house for another one week
12:07pm: Lok Sabha session begins again amidst uproar from opposition
12:05pm: Both Houses adjourned; RS to reconvene at 2:30pm
12:00pm: After discussion on various state & national level issues in zero hour of Rajya Sabha, opposition creates uproar as question hour starts
11:35am: TMC accuses RS is being misled by MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre and no conclusive answer in being given by centre on Army deployment
11:22am: Govt must not use army for political purpose: BSP chief Mayawati in RS on West Bengal issue
11:20am: Bengal was taken into confidence, Let's not drag Army into controversy: Venkaiah Naidu in RS
11:15am: It is a sensitive matter as it pertains to the Army, let us not derail from important issues: Venkaiah Naidu in RS
11:10am: The centre must clarify it, in fact PM must clarify as to why state's rights are being impinged on: GN Azad in RS
11:08am: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in LS
#It seems out of the way. Army doesn't collect toll? There is no law and order issue in WB for Army to be deployed?
#Saddening that a routine exercise has been made a controversy now
#Concerned officials were intimated by Army this year too. Original dates were 28,29 & 30Dec, were changed to 1st and 2nd Dec later
#It is army's routine exercise being carried out since many years, 19th and 21st November 2015 it had taken place too
11:05am: TMC raises issue of Army's presence in West Bengal in LS, RS
11:00am: Lok Sabha begins with tribute to Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims;Rajya Sabha session begins
11:00am: Opposition leaders meeting ends. Opposition concludes they are ready for debate with voting rule in LS & demand for PM's apology in RS
10:45am: Mohd Salim, CPM
#Parliamentary democracy is in doldrums, in Parliament you make solemn promises not PR releases
#Manufacturing of consent, stifling of dissent, voice of opposition and people’s suffering is being ignored
10:35 am: Rahul Gandhi in Congress parliamentary party meeting
#Our soldiers, their families paying price. 85 soldiers martyred,thats the highest number of men we have lost in almost a decade
#He (PM) has created the political vacuum that gives terrorists space to operate. But who is paying the price? Not PM, or Def Min
#PM Modi will be judged by history as man who gifted massive pol space to anti-India forces by creating opportunistic BJP-PDP pol alliance
#Today the same person who used to ridicule us sits silently while Kashmir burns
#There have been 21 major attacks and hundreds of ceasefire violations since the strikes
#Its high time Govt develops a coherent strategy,we were told that idea behind strikes was to stop Pak from cross border attacks
#We never gave a PM who was ready to inflict such tremendous suffering on people of India to protect his own persona
#We never gave India a PM who based his entire policy making strategy on TRPs
#The country has suffered tremendous damage as a result of vanity and incompetence of our PM
#We never gave India a PM who by passed the experience of those sitting in the institutions
#PM Modi is more interested in TRP politics: Rahul Gandhi in Congress parliamentary party meeting
10:25am: The Congress meeting chaired by Rahul Gandhi ends
10:00am: We are ready to answer, PM will himself intervene. Also, FM Jaitley will later speak in both the houses: Ananth Kumar,Parl Affairs Minister
10:00am: PM was present in Rajya Sabha yesterday, but Congress wasn't ready.Clearly shows they are running from debate: Ananth Kumar,Parl Affairs Min
9:45am: Rahul Gandhi chairs Congress Parliament Party meet, meeting underway; Rahul Gandhi chairing Cong Parl Party meet for the 1st time, Sonia Gandhi not present in meet. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs present.
9:30 am: Congress Parliamentary party meet begins
#Opposition parties to hold strategy meet at 10:00am