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Parliament monsoon session: Congress passes adjournment motion over plight of farmers

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Before the second day of the Parliament monsoon session began, the Congress moved an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over the poor condition of farmers across the country. The Opposition seems to attack the Narendra Modi-led NDA government on several issues like farmer’s protests, lynching incidents, Jammu-Kashmir unrest and the border standoff with China.

The monsoon session of the Parliament, that commenced on Monday, saw the adjournment of both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. It coincided with the presidential polls, just after the obituary references were read and the oath was administered to the new ministers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived at the Parliament to cast his vote in the Presidential polls, hoped that all parties would contribute constructively during the House debates in this session.

Parliament session Live updates:

10:40 am: Karnataka BJP MP Shobha Karan, said that the state government is not serious about political killings. “Why was IPS D Roopa transferred abruptly,” the MP added.

10:30 am: TMC gave notice in Rajya Sabha on the rise in mob lynching incidents.

10:23 am: Opposition Vice-Presidential candidate Goplakrishna Gandhi, before filing his nomination papers, spoke to media and said that he feels a sense of responsibility “I have accepted the invitation with a sense of gratitude and responsibility. He added: “Opposition in India is a very large entity & 18 parties have asked me to be their vice -president candidate”, he said.

10:20 am: Opposition leaders are currently attending a meeting in Parliament. Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge were seen attending the meeting. CPI leader D Raja, JDU leader Sharad Yadav, and TMC leader Derek O’ Brien are also present at the meeting, among other leaders.

10:10 am: Adjournment motion notice was given by RJD leader JP Yadav in Lok Sabha against ‘harassment of opposition leaders including Lalu Prasad Yadav”.

10: 07 am:  NDA’s Vice-Presidential Candidate Venkaiah Naidu reached Parliament to file his nomination papers. Before that, he met with senior BJP leader, Murli Manohar Joshi and L K Advani.

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