The Parliament session commenced on Friday as MPs continued to test positive for Covid-19.
In today’s schedule, bills that will be discussed in the Rajya Sabha include the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday spoke in the Rajya Sabha on India’s border standoff with China, saying that the issue is unsolved. He reiterated that China is not accepting the traditional alignment of the border. While, health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan spoke about coronavirus in the upper house of the parliament. History will remember PM Modi for ‘meticulous’ Covid-19 handling, he said during the address.
Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha passed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 together on Thursday.
One more attempt of govt to strike at roots of federalism: DMK MP
This is one more attempt of this govt to strike at roots of federalism. From the day they assumed office, most Bills passed have taken away powers of state Govt, says DMK MP Tiruchi Siva.
We need to make it robust: BJD MP
BJD MP Prasanna Acharya says “Homoeopathy is an old Indian system of medicine and it is accessible to the poor.”
“We need to make it robust,” he also said.
Accusing the government of promoting private institutions, Shantanu Sen of Trinamool Congress says what can be expected from a government that says that “drinking cow urine can cure disease.”
It is regrettable that we did not explore the depths of Indian medicine, says MP Trivedi.
He also says, that to become the world leader we have to explore alternative research and be a pioneer, not a follower.
It will give push to scientific research in Homeopathy: BJP MP
Speaking in favor of the bill, MP Dr Sudhanshu Trivedi of BJP says, interdisciplinary is established under the Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to give a push to scientific research in Homeopathy.Rajya Sabha discusses Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill
Rajya Sabha discusses Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Opposing the bill, MP Ripun Bora of Congress says that it will take autonomy of the Homeopathy council.
Health minister moves motion to take up Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020
Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan moves the motion to take up Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
“Central council of homeopathy failed in its responsibility..it did not cooperated with government in carrying out its duties,” says Dr Harsh Vardhan while moving the motion.
Congress registers protest against the “ordinance raj”.
There is unequal representation of state in central government jobs: DMK
Demanding 90% representation, DMK MP from Tamil Nadu Tiruchi Siva also that there is unequal representation of state in central government jobs.
AIAMK MP from Tamil Nadu requests the central government to release the pending Custom Milled Rice subsidy amount of over ₹5,445 crore to the State.
Biju Janata Dal MP Muzibulla Khan raises the issue of census figures in Odisha as he suspects that there is some inaccuracy in figures related to the minority population.
Congress MP Manickam Tagore has gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha ‘to discuss about the need to initiate probe over Facebook’s alleged interference in the country’s electoral democracy.’
Rajya Sabha Chairman mourns Ashok Gasti passing
I refer with profound sorrow to the passing away of Ashok Gasti, who was a sitting member of this House from Karnataka. The country has lost an able parliamentarian, says Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu as the parliament proceedings begin in Rajya Sabha
CPI(M) MP KK Ragesh gives Zero Hour notice over GST compensation
CPI(M) MP KK Ragesh gives Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over non-payment of GST compensation to states.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut gives Zero Hour notice over farmers’ agitation
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over farmers’ agitation and ban on the export of onion.