Several farmers’ organisations have been protesting against the three agriculture bills brought by the govt, which have been termed anti-farmer by opposition as well as ally SAD.
The exchange came as Lok Sabha debated the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill 2020, which was eventually passed Saturday.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman insists Modi govt is not going back on its responsibility towards the states, will discuss compensation issue in GST council.
Opposition members in both Houses press for restoration of MPLADS fund, which has been suspended for two years, saying it was necessary to carry out development work.
Contraction in economy due to lockdown, extra spending on Covid and shortfall in GST compensation have left states scrambling for money.
On surprise check at Haryana Police HQ, minister Anil Vij says ADGP A.S. Chawla has failed to implement ‘Dial 112’ project for a year.
In the first 16 days of September, MP added nearly 31,550 cases of coronavirus to its tally, with the count of active cases increasing from 13,914 to 22,136 during the same period.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Bill would protect depositors, but some opposition parties said the legislation would infringe on state powers.
The new Parliament building, triangular in shape, will be built on the same premises as the current one, as part of Modi govt’s ambitious Central Vista revamp.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu had set aside two hours for a discussion on coronavirus, but extended it to four hours Wednesday at the instance of the Opposition.