The penultimate day of Parliament’s budget session started off with debate on the Pakistan’s death sentence to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for alleged “espionage and sabotage” activities.
Even as India has maintained that Jadhav was not associated with Govt or intelligence services in any capacity, the government has warned Pakistan against death sentence to an Indian citizen without a fair trial.
In retaliation to Pak military court’s decision India has decided not to release a dozen of Pakistani prisoners, who were to be repatriated on Wednesday after completion of their prison term.
The second last session also comes after a day BJP-led NDA held a meeting to decide future political strategy. The meeting, which was attended by 32 NDA parties, ended with the crucial decision that the alliance will go to polls in 2019 Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi.
The current Parliament session has been uncharacteristically a productive one after a long time. Several bills, including an early budget, motor vehicle amendments act, GST bills, disability bill, maternity leave bill and enemy property bill, were passed by the parliament.
Parliament will adjourn sine die on April 12.
#12:30 PM: Sushma Swaraj addresses Lok Sabha on Kulbushan Jadhav matter
A senior Pak leader has himself expressed doubts about adequacy of claims in this case: EAM Swaraj on Kulbhushan Jadhav in Lok Sabha
#11:57 AM: I would caution Pakistan govt to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter:Sushma Swaraj in RS
#11:57 AM: Govt will go out of the way to ensure all possible help to Jadhav and his family: Sushma in Rajya Sabha
#11:57 AM: I am in touch with Jadhav's family on phone and had even met them last week: Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha
#11:55 AM: Ghulam Nabi Azad requests Govt to fight case against the judgement in Pak SC with an Indian presentative
#There is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Kulbhushan Jadhav. This is an act of premeditated murder: EAM Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha
#Kulbhushan Jadhav is innocent Indian kid-nabbed by Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha
Home Minister Rajnath Singh makes a statement in Lok Sabha over death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav
- Kulbhushan Jadhav had a valid Indian visa, how can he be a spy? Consular access has also been denied: Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha
- Indian Government will do whatever possible for Kulbhushan Jadhav, want to assure all that justice will be done with him: HM Rajnath Singh
Kulbhushan Jadhav issue in Rajya Sabha
#RS Speaker condemns death sentence
#Muqtar Abbar Naqvi replies: The govt condemns the mobe by Pak in strongest terms, EAM Sushma Swaraj will reply in the House
#Congress leader AK Antony and SP leader Naresh Aggarwal raise Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence issue in Rjya Sabha
#Government should use its influence and try to bring him back here safe: Asaduddin Owaisi,AIMIM in Lok Sabha
#Pak military court is a banana court where they have given a judgement without any evidence: Asaduddin Owaisi,AIMIM in LS
#The entire house is with Kulbhushan Jadhav, Home Minister will reply on the issue: Ananth Kumar, Union Minister in Lok Sabha
#If govt is not able to save him then it will be its weakness: Kharge
#If he is hanged then we will consider it murder: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress in Lok Sabha on Kulbhushan Jadhav
#Congress raises the issue of death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan, in Lok Sabha
Congress gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on Kulbhushan Jadhav issue
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for BJP Parliamentary party meeting.
Congress to raise Kashmir unrest and Kulbhushan Jadhav issue in Lok Sabha
BJP Parliamentary Party meeting to take place at 9.30 am today