Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: No coercive action against people excluded from NRC, says Rajnath Singh

03 August 2018, 02:51 PM
Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: TMC likely to privilege motion over detention of its MPs in Assam
Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE: TMC likely to privilege motion over detention of its MPs in Assam

The Monsoon Session of Parliament, day 12, is likely to witness ruckus on Friday after the detention of eight Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader at Silchar Airport in Assam. The eight-member TMC delegation, comprising six MPs, one MLA and one minister from West Bengal had gone to Assam to assess the situation in the state following the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft.

The TMC is likely to move a privilege motion in the Lok Sabha against the “undemocratic” detention of its MPs in Assam.

Apart from it, several bills, including the National Medical Commission Bill, The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, and The National Sports University Bill are also listed for discussion in the Lok Sabha today (Friday).

In Rajya Sabha, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu may face protest from the Congress MPs from Assam. The Congress parliamentarians alleged that Naidu was not letting them speak in the House. The Congress MPs were also reportedly planning to vote against the Chairman. If this happens, it will be the first time that members of the upper house will vote against the Chairman.

LIVE Updates:

#01:30 PM: India sends Nirav Modi extradition request UK:  Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh informed the Rajya Sabha that the request to extradite fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi from the United Kingdom to India had been sent to the High Commission of India in London.

#11:55 AM: Congress demands simplification of NRC norms: Congress MP from Assam, Ripun Bora, alleges that genuine people have been excluded (from NRC) due to technical reasons. He suggested simplification of the norms.

#11:45 AM: No coercive action against people excluded from NRC: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Rajya Sabha that no coercive action will be taken against people not in the NRC. He said that people not on the list will get a chance to provide proof of their citizenship.

#11:35 AM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses Rajya Sabha over NRC issue: This is only the draft NRC, not the final one. The draft NRC is based on the Assam Accord. The NRC has been drafted under the Supreme Court's supervision.The Supreme Court is monitoring the issue. The process has been fair and has not discriminated between people.

Also Read | Assam NRC: TMC delegation stopped at Silchar airport; alleges violation of democratic right

#11:30 AM: TMC MPs move privilege motion in Raya Sabha:  Chairman Venkaiah Naidu informs the House that he has received a privilege notice from TMC members.

#11:10 AM: Uproar in Lok Sabha: The lower house witnessed massive uproar by Trinamool Congress MPs after the "unlawful" detention of TMC leader at Silchar Airport in Assam on Thursday.

#10:50 AM: National Medical Commission Bill listed for discussion, know all about it: The National Medical Commission Bill seeks to replace the existing Medical Council of India with National Medical Commission as top regulator of medical education in India. The bill also seeks to put in place a common entrance exam and licentiate exam for all medical graduates. A 20 members National Medical Commission will be at the top of a proposed four-tier structure for the regulation of medical education.

#10:30 AM: TMC moves adjournment motion in Lok Sabha: TMC MP Saugata Roy moves an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over the detention of TMC delegation at Silchar airport on Thursday. 

#10:00 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation LIVE Updates on day 12 of the Monsoon Session of Parliament. The day 12 of Monsoon Session is likely to be chaotic in the wake of "unlawful" detention of TMC leaders in Assam. The party is likely to move a privilege motion in the house over the issue. Besides, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu may witness what has never happened in the history of independent India. Congress MPs are expected to vote against the Chairman of the upper house. If this happens, it will be the first-ever incidence when sitting members will vote against the Chairman. Stick with us as we bring you all the live updates from Parliament.

First Published: Friday, August 03, 2018 10:35 AM
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