Parliament Monsoon Session: The first day of Monsoon Session of Parliament witnessed adjournments on Thursday. Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2pm and Rajya Sabha till 12 noon.
AAP leader Sushil Kumar Rinku on Thursday took oath as a member of the House in the Lok Sabha. Rinku was elected from Jalandhar, Punjab and took oath in Punjabi.
Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker read the obituary for the members who had passed away in the inter-session period – two sitting members and 11 former members. The House observed silence in the commemoration of its late members.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Singh Dhankar also read the obituary reference to a sitting member Hardwar Dubey.
The Upper House also observed silence in memory of departed ministers and other former members who had passed in the inter-session period.
Opposition members received adjournment motion notices in both Houses of Parliament over their demands including a discussion on Manipur situation.
It is noted Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed confidence that MPs will use the monsoon session of Parliament to discuss issues of public welfare and said that more sharp the discussion the better outcome it generates for public good.
“Today, when we are meeting in the holy month of Sawan in this temple of democracy…I am confident that all the MPs, together, will use this for the maximum welfare of people and carry out their responsibilities as MPs,” he said in his remarks ahead of the commencement of the monsoon session .
“I believe that all the honourable Members of Parliament together will make maximum use of this session in public interest. Discussion plays a significant role; the sharper the discussion, the better the decisions are made that give far-reaching results in the public interest,” he added.
PM also talked about significance of various bills including personal data protection bill.
“I am filled with pain and the incident is shameful for any civil society. No accused will spared, we will never forgive those who are behind this,” PM Modi said.