Discussions on issues of national importance continued in the Rajya Sabha on the fourth day of the monsoon session of Parliament. Debates and discussions were held on issues like H1-B visa, India-China border standoff and mob lynchings.
The Opposition led by Congress targeted the ruling BJP, where former law minister, Kapil Sibal denounced the lynchings over cow slaughter as “grotesque violence”. Finance minister, Arun Jaitley responded by saying that the government is fully committed to protecting Dalits and minorities.
While discussing the Sikkim standoff, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said that India wants China to move troops from the Doklam trijunction for the two countries to begin talks over the dispute.
There was a lot of chaos and repeated adjournments in the Parliament on Wednesday as the Opposition created an uproar over cattle-related lynchings and anti-Dalit attacks.
However, in the Lok Sabha, discussion ran overtime a day before to discuss farmers’ issues as parliamentarians presented issues facing their states.
The monsoon session of parliament will continue till 11th August.