The Winter Session of Parliament will resume on Tuesday, a day after the Lok Sabha passed the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill amid massive protests by the Opposition. The law that makes amendments to the electoral laws to allow linking of Aadhaar to the voter ID, will be taken up in the Rajya Sabha today.
This comes amid an impasse over the suspension of 12 Opposition MPs for “unruly behaviour”. The Opposition has rebuffed government efforts to initiate talks to reach an understanding, calling it a stunt. The Opposition have also protesting over various other issues, including the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in UP in which some farmers were killed.
Here are the Live Updates on the Parliament Winter Session:
Parliament Live Updates: BJP Holds Parliamentary Party Meet
The BJP Parliamentary Party meeting has commenced in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not attending the meeting.
Parliament Live Updates: DMK MP’s Notice To Send Poll Reforms Bill To Select Panel
DMK’s Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Siva on Tuesday gave a notice to send the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to the Select Committee of the Upper House, reports news agency ANI. The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to link Aadhaar with Voter ID, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday.
The Opposition floor leaders of both Houses of Parliament met today to discuss further strategy on revoking the suspension of Rajya Sabha members, demand for the resignation of MoS Home Affairs in the Lakhimpur Kheri issue, and on overall conduct of business in both Houses for the remainder of the session.
Parliament Live Updates: Electoral Reforms Law To Be Taken Up In Rajya Sabha Today
The ‘The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021’ has been listed for final consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. It is expected to be taken up after the Question House ends at 1 pm.
Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha over Lakhimpur Kheri incident, also demands immediate resignation of MoS Home Ajay Misra Teni.
– ANI (@ANI) December 21, 2021