Parliament session 2023: Both houses adjourned till 31st July

Both the houses of Parliament were adjourned till 31st of July due to an uproar by opposition parties regarding the Manipur violence issue.

New Delhi: Both the houses of Parliament were adjourned till 31st of July due to an uproar by opposition parties regarding the Manipur violence issue. In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar informed that he received 47 notices for discussion on the Manipur situation. The Chairman expressed displeasure over the conduct of a TMC MP, Derek O’Brien, and adjourned the House.

In the Lok Sabha when the House met after the first adjournment at 12 Noon, opposition members from Congress, TMC, DMK, JD(U) and others trooped into the well, raising slogans over the Manipur issue. They were demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement in the House. Amidst the din, the House passed three legislation.

They are the Mines and the Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2023, the National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill 2023, and the National Dental Commission Bill 2023. The Indian Institutes of Management (Amendment) Bill 2023 was introduced in the House. As pandemonium continued, the Presiding Officer adjourned the House for the day.

Earlier, in the morning, when the House met for the day, Speaker Om Birla tried to run the Question Hour. However, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury urged upon the Speaker to give his ruling on the No Confidence motion moved by his party. Countering him the Parliamentary Affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said, as per the provision, such a motion can be taken up within ten days of its acceptance. He said the government is ready to face the motion. The Speaker urged the members to allow the House to take up the Question Hour. As a noisy scene prevailed, he adjourned the House till noon.

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