Parliament highlights: Lok Sabha passes GST (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill 2017

27 December 2017, 06:03 PM

The two houses of Parliament once again witnessed repeated disruptions over Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde's remarks about the constitution.

Ahead of Wednesday's session the Congress had given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha and a suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha. The party's adjournment notice in the lower house comes over Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde's remarks about the constitution. Mr Hegde has said that his party, the ruling BJP, will "soon change the Constitution", which mentions the word "secular".

He also attacked what he called a "new fad where people project themselves as secular". However, the BJP has distanced itself from the minister's comment. In the upper house, the Congress has given suspension of business notice under rule 267 over PM Modi's statement against former PM Manmohan Singh and others.

Parliament met on Wednesday after a four-day break amid continued logjam over Congress' demand for apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat election campaign. The two houses will meet after a weekend and two-day holiday on Christmas.

Here are the highlights:

# Lok Sabha passes The Goods & Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill 2017, house adjourned till 11am, tomorrow

# Lok Sabha adjourned till 4:15 after uproar over Hegde's "change constitution" remark

The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed in the Lok Sabha.

# Lok Sabha adjourned again till 2:45 pm amid opposition protest over controversial statement of Union minister Anant kumar Hegde. 

Thank leader of the house for clarification on what has been issue of contention. I,on behalf of my party, say that we disassociate from any comments made by any member during elections that may have hurt PM's dignity,also we don't want any such thing to be said in future-GN Azad 

PM in his speeches didn't question, nor meant to question the commitment to this nation of either former PM Manmohan Singh or Former VP Hamid Ansari, any such perception is erroneous, we hold these leaders in high esteem, as well as their commitment to India: Arun Jaitley in RS 

  A Minister who doesn't believe in the constitution, should he be in the cabinet? It is the basic question. The Minister must come to the house & tender an apology to the house & the nation, if he doesn't he should be suspended from the cabinet: GN Azad, Cong on #AnanthKumarHegde 

Manner in which #KulbhushanJadhav's family was treated is inhuman. MEA should hv ensured what kind of protocol is arranged for family.It's a diplomatic failure on the part of our MEA&country.EAM or PM should hv taken up the matter with their counterparts in Pak: V Moily, Congress 

Parl Affairs Min should introduce resolution seeking Mr. Naresh Agrawal's apology to the house & deep regret, if he refuses we should move motion to examine whether his conduct is not befitting that of an MP & therefore his membership should be terminated: Subramanian Swamy, BJP

— ANI (@ANI) December 27, 2017

# Tomorrow I will be making a statement in the House on this issue : Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha

# We condemn the way Jadhav's mother and wife were treated in Pakistan. Kulbhushan Jadhav should be brought back to the country: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress in Lok Sabha

# I will make a statement on Kulbhushan Jadhav issue tomorrow: Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha

# Opposition members storm Well of Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM as Opposition uproar over Hegde's controversial remarks continues. 

Hegde's comments again create ruckus in RS

# "Agar unhone (Pakistan) #KulbhushanJadhav ko aatankwadi apne desh mein mana hai, to wo uss hisaab se vyavhaar karenge; humare desh mein bhi aatankwadiyon ke saath aisa hi vyavhaar karna chahiye, kada vyavhar karna chahiye" says Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal 

# Ruckus erupts immediately in both Houses as sessions resume

# Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till 12 Noon

Proceedings in Rajya Sabha has also been adjourned till 12 noon after protest by members of opposition parties over Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde's comment about constitution.

Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad raises the issue of remarks made by Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde about the constitution, in Rajya Sabha; says "if a person has no belief in the constitution, he has no right to be a member of Parliament"

# 'Babasaheb ka apmaan nahi chalega, nahi chalega!' slogans erupt in Rajya Sabha

# Hegde insulted Constitution, Babasaheb Ambedkar: Naresh Agrawal

# Anant Kumar Hegde has no right to be a minister: Congress in Rajya Sabha

# Pandemonium in Rajya Sabha over Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde's remarks about the constitution

 # Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon.

 # Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anantkumar calls PM Modi as ‘new Santa’, reports ANI

First Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 11:24 AM
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