With the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) released on Monday, a new political debate has been taking the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament by storm.
While the Rajya Sabha was adjourned following TMC's uproar over non-inclusion of 40 lakh people in Assam NRC list on Monday, other opposition parties like Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Samajwadi Party (SP) on Tuesday joined hands to protest against the National Register of Citizens in Assam.
TDP MPs, on the other hand, continued their protest in Parliament, demanding a special category status for Andhra Pradesh while RJD MP Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav raised the issue of waterlogging in Patna's Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH).
Another big issue, being raised in the Parliament on Tuesday is the decade-old Rohingya row. Talking about the illegal infiltration across the border, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Have issued an advisory to states to monitor those who have already come and kept them at one place and not let them spread. States also have the right to deport them”.
Here are the highlights of Parliament Monsoon Session:
# 14:52 pm: After Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu called Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad to his chamber and conveyed his unhappiness over the way a good discussion on NRC in Assam was derailed towards the end.
# 13:54 pm: Union Minister Ashwini Choubey and Congress MP Pradip Bhattacharya argue in Parliament premises over NRC Assam issue.
# 13:14 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am tomorrow pic.twitter.com/LJ9aPjw3J0— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2018
# 13:03 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 1.10 pm after uproar by Congress during Amit Shah's statement on NRC Assam issue.
# 13:00 pm: Rajiv Gandhi signed the Assam accord in 1985, which was similar to NRC. They did not have the courage to implement it, we did, says Amit Shah, triggering an uproar in the Rajya Sabha.
Uproar in Rajya Sabha after BJP President Amit Shah says 'Rajiv Gandhi signed Assam accord in 1985, which was similar to NRC. They did not have courage to implement it, we did.' Congress MPs protest in the well of the house pic.twitter.com/PHH5S7Hrtg— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2018
# 12:26 pm: Rajya Sabha may pass several key bills such as The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018, The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018, The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018.
# 12:25 pm: The bills, which will be considered in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, include, The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and The National Sports University Bill, 2018.
# 12:29 pm: Genuine Indians should not be sent out of the country. NRC should not be politicised and used as a vote bank. It is a human rights issue, not a Hindu-Muslim issue: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress MP in Rajya Sabha.
Genuine Indians should not be sent out of the country. NRC should not be politicised and used as vote bank. It is a human rights issue, not a Hindu-Muslim issue: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress MP in Rajya Sabha pic.twitter.com/K8t9gGzQIy— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2018
# 12:26 pm: As far as National Register of Citizens (NRC) for West Bengal is concerned, the decision will be taken by Home Ministry: Mos PMO Jitendra Singh.
# 11:54 am: Rajya Sabha will witness a debate on the National Register of Citizens controversy at 12 noon.
# 11:40 am: There is no demand for NRC in Tripura. Everything is systematised in Tripura. I think this is not a big issue even for Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal ji is capable of managing it. Some people are trying to create panic and disturb the environment: Tripura CM Biplab Deb on NRC Assam.
# 11:27 am: This is an unfortunate statement by TMC's Sugata Bose. India is probably the only country which has adopted such a soft approach to refugees. We also told Myanmar that we are ready to assist them in providing facilities to Rohingyas when they return: Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home in Lok Sabha.
# 11:26 am: External Affairs Ministry is conducting 'operation insaniyat' for Rohingyas in Bangladesh. There are 40,000 Rohingyas in India, will we show insaniyat for only those who are in Bangladesh?: Sugata Bose, TMC in Lok Sabha.
# 11:16 am: Border Security Force and Assam Rifles are deployed to stop further infiltration of Rohingyas, says Rajnath Singh.
# 11:14 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon over Assam citizen list.
# 11:10 am: TMC, Aam Aadmi Party and Samajwadi Party MPs stage protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament over NRC Assam issue.
# 10:34 am: TMC MPs stage protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament over NRC Assam issue.
# 10:33 am: Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh: TDP MPs continue their protest in Parliament demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. MP Naramalli Sivaprasad is today dressed up as Sathya Sai Baba, Prasad had earlier also dressed up as a schoolboy, Naradmuni and others.
TDP MPs continue their protest in Parliament demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. MP Naramalli Sivaprasad is today dressed up as Sathya Sai Baba, Prasad had earlier also dressed up as a schoolboy, Naradmuni and others. pic.twitter.com/XSnnXl808M— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2018
# 09:56 am: Assam NRC: TMC MP Saugata Roy has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over NRC Assam draft which was released on Monday.
# 09:28 am: BJP Parliamentary Party meet: BJP President Amit Shah, PM Narendra Modi, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrive at Parliament library building. Read Full Story Here
During the day 9 proceedings of Parliament, interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will move the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 in Lok Sabha.
The bill, which was introduced in the Parliament by Goyal, will empower home buyers to be recognised as financial creditors. Once propagated, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) will recognise home buyers as financial creditors giving them due representation in the Committee of Creditors (CoC).
Earlier in June, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his nod to promulgate the Ordinance.