Discussion on GST Bill underway in Lok Sabha, PM Modi likely to intervene

NEW DELHI: Urging the Prime Minister to break his silence on the deteriorating situation in Kashmir, Opposition in Rajya Sabha led by Congress on Monday demanded initiation of a political process to defuse the crisis that has led to an unprecedented 30 days of curfew across the Valley.


The Opposition parties also demanded stopping the use of pellet guns on protesters, even as one member demanded withdrawal of AFPSA from the Kashmir Valley and withdrawal of the dominating presence of army from civilian areas.

Raising the issue in Zero Hour after his notice under rule 267 seeking suspension of business to discuss the issue was disallowed, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said no state in independent India has seen 30 days of continuous curfew that has paralysed the administration, shut down educational institutions and led to near zero attendance in government offices.

Meanwhile, major tax reform–GST bill– has been taken up by Lok Sabha for discussion, with virtually all political parties backing this legislation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to intervene during the debate on the Bill in Lok Sabha. The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha last year and now it has to go back to the Lower House for incorporating the amendments approved by Rajya Sabha.

14:17 PM
Arun Jaitley in LS

If one pays tax at one stage, they wont have to give another tax on that tax component. So tax on tax will be eradicated.

Future road map is that this is an enabling amendment, three more laws have to be created. Two of those have to come before Parliament.

13:11 PM
Rather than giving a reply in the Parliament, he (PM) is making a statement outside the Parliament. PM came into power in the name of the poor, but he is not able to protect them now: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge to media.

13:05 PM
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM.

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HM Rajnath Singh makes statement on Kokrajhar Attack amidst uproar in Lok Sabha.

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh to make statement on Kokrajhar (Assam) in Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha today.

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“We are ready for a discussion on unrest in J&K,” says MA Naqvi in response to GN Azad & Sitaram Yechury’s demand.

11:17 AM
Sitaram Yechury in RS: An all party delegation needs to be sent to Jammu & Kashmir, PM needs to respond on the atrocities civilians are facing.

11:13 AM

Congress raises Kashmir issue in Rajya Sabha

Ghulam Nabi Azad questions PM Modi’s silence on valley.

Government should not think that this is simply a law & order situation. All party delegation should visit Kashmir, says Azad

10:32 AM
Congress gives notice in Rajya Sabha on Jammu & Kashmir unrest issue