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Live: Modi to speak in Lok Sabha today

The Congress on Thursday moved adjournment motion in both the Houses of Parliament over Tamil Nadu Government’s move to release the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

In a letter to the Union Home Secretary, State Chief Secretary K. Gnanadesikan said theTamil Nadu Government has decided to remit the life sentences of all the seven and release them as they had already served over 24 years in prison.

Congress members protest against Minister Ram Shankar Katheria's remarks, in Parliament on Thursday. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 is expected to be introduced in the Lok Sabha.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Lok Sabha today.

Here’s the latest from Parliament:

11:21 am: It’s up to the Govt. to decide, won’t say my personal opinion: Rahul Gandhi on TN Govt’s letter to Centre to release Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts.

10:42 am: Congress Strategy Committee meeting starts discussion on Tamil Nadu Govt’s letter to Centre to release Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts

10:42 am: Congress members protest at Gandhi statue in Parliament over MoS HRD Ram Shankar Katheria’s remarks.

10:40 am: Here’s a tweet from the PMO: “This afternoon, PM @narendramodi will speak in the discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha.”

10:37 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with senior Ministers in Parliament gets under way.

10:25 am: Congress moves adjournment motion in both the Houses against Tamil Nadu Govt’s decision to give relief to Rajiv Gandhi assassins.

10:15 am: We will discuss it when matter comes to house: Mallikarjun Kharge on TN letter to Centre on Rajiv Gandhi’s killers.

10:00 am: Discussion on MoS for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria’s remarks to take place in Rajya Sabha today from 2 pm: HM Rajnath Singh

Following is today’s business in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha:

Lok Sabha:

Bill to be introduced:

The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill 2016.

Discussion on Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address.

Discussion on Budget (Railways) for 2016—17.

Rajya Sabha:

Calling Attention on the inflammatory speeches made by a Minister in the Union Government and elected representatives violating the Constitution and oath of office and the response of the Government thereto.

Discussion on Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address.

Discussion on Budget (Railways) for 2016—17.

Bill for withdrawal:

The National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010.

Bills for consideration and passing:

The National Waterways Bill, 2015.

The Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015.

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