New Delhi(web team): An uproar over the controversial land bill, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday, is likely to happen even today as BJP prepares for Land Bill war.
Opposing tooth and nail the land acquisition bill to replace the new ordinance, Congress on Monday gave clear indications that it expects the government to send it to the Standing Committee of Parliament.
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi in his first speech in the Budget Session on Monday, said the government was "ignoring" the farming community and favouring the industrialists and rich people, which was a "blunder" as the farmers will "harm" BJP in future.
10:58 IST Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Shortly after the parliamentary board meeting ended, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu was quoted by ANI. He said, "Congress party criticizing ordinance route is a like a devil quoting scriptures."
Accusing Congress of spreading lies Naidu said, "Their (Congress) record is worst, they have issued 456 ordinances in 50 years, 77 ordinances in Nehru ji's and 77 in Indira ji's tenure."
Lok Sabha Schedule:
Discussion and voting on the Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2015-16.
Day 1 Coverage
17:11 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Venkaiah Naidu repeatedly stresses that his government is pro poor and pro farmer. He says some problems are extremely fundamental in nature and will take some time to get sorted out. He says Congress has ruled for so long, so it is unfair to cast aspersion on the work done in 9 months.
16:46 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Rahul Gandhi says government is doing a huge mistake by hurting farmers and workers and in future they will hurt NDA. According to Congress Vice President, farmers and workers are pillars of the country and hence they need to be protected.
Now, Venkaiah Naidu is speaking after Rahul Gandhi's speech. He says government has extended massive support to the farmers hard done by unseasonal rain. He says past governments have not been able to do their job properly and hence it will take some time to change the condition of the farmers.
16:36 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Commotion in the Parliament just as Rahul Gandhi started hitting out at Government. Rahul says NDA government is pro industrialist and doesn't care for poor people. He says it is a government of people wearing suits. He terms it bot anti farmer and anti workers.
Alluding to Land Ordinance, Rahul Gandhi asks why is PM trying to antagonise nearly 60% of India's population.
16:30 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Rahul Gandhi is now speaking at the Parliament. He quotes stats of agricultutal growth to claim that UPA did more for farmers than NDA. He says that country will not grow if farmers are not given proper facility.
Rahul says that agriculture growth rate is stagnating and MSP is very poor.
Rahul says when experts are pointing out flaws, PM is trying to undermine it.
12:10 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj makes statement on government's successful evacuation operation in Yemen.
12:05 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Land acquisition amendment ordinance tabled in Lok Sabha by Rajiv Pratap Rudy
11:57 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Union minister Giriraj Singh regrets over his remarks against Sonia Gandhi
Union Minister Giriraj Singh apologises for his remarks against Sonia Gandhi. He said, "My intention was not to hurt anyone, if my comments have hurt anyone, I apologise."
1:32 IST Monday, 20 April 2015Lok Sabha adjourns for 20 mins amid uproar over Union Minister Giriraj Singh's remarks against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
11:39 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Uproar over Union Minister Giriraj Singh's remarks against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
11:42 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Jyotiraditya Scindia raises Giriraj Singh's remarks against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. Says its is "condemnable, insults women, every Indian and every Nigerian".
Scindia seek the resignation of such ministers and MPs, also want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise.
10:48 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Addressing media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "The second half of Parliament Budget session begins today. I am grateful to opposition parties for their cooperation in previous sessions. I am confident that the second half of the session will also see high level of constructive discussions with similar cooperation of all parties."
10:42 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said, "We have a clear stand, we will strongly oppose any anti-poor, farmer policy"
Mallikarjun Kharge said, "We will strongly raise issue of land ordinance in Parliament today, lets see."
9:58 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
Opposition will strongly raise Kashmir and Land ordinance issue, says Tariq Anwar
Ahead of the parliament session, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said, "Opposition will strongly raise Kashmir and Land ordinance issue. Both are important as one is a matter of national security and the other is about the rights of farmers."
8:02 IST Monday, 20 April 2015
I look forward to a productive session: PM Modi
Parliament session begins today. I look forward to a productive session, filled with constructive debates on several issues.