Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: Lok Sabha passes GST amendments bills; House adjourned sine die | India News

Monsoon Session Live Updates: The three-week-long monsoon session of Parliament is scheduled to come to an end today, when both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha are set to be adjourned sine die.

Parliament Session Live Updates: india bloc parties meet Parliament Live: The members of the Congress and other Opposition parties are also likely to create an uproar in the Lok Sabha to protest Adhir’s suspension.

Parliament Monsoon Session 2023 Live Updates: Lok Sabha on Friday approved amendments to the Central and Integrated GST laws to levy 28 per cent tax on the full face value of bets in online gaming, casinos and horse race clubs. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced bills in the House on Friday, the last day of monsoon session of Parliament, amid opposition protests over suspension of Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.The Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023, and The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023, were passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote, without a debate.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduced three Bills in Lok Sabha — the Bhartiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita Bill, 2023; Bharativa Nyaya Sanita Bill, 2023 and Bharativa, Sakshva Bill, 2023 — which are aimed at reforming the country’s criminal justice system. These Bills are aimed at replacing the existing 19th century Indian Penal Code, 1860, Criminal Procedure Code, 1898, and Indian Evidence Act, 1872. The existing Sedition laws would be repealed under the new Bill, Shah announced in LS. He also said that the Centre would introduce a provision of capital punishment in mob lynching cases.

Proceedings commenced along expected lines this morning, with both Houses witnessing multiple adjournments as Opposition parties and the ruling government clashed over Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s suspension, among other issues. In the Rajya Sabha, LoP Mallikarjun Kharge alleged that the Congress leader was suspended on “flimsy grounds”.

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Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha. (PTI)

Stating that the violence in Manipur has “assumed a global dimension”, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday said that only the power of the no-confidence motion brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Parliament.

Chowdhury, who spoke earlier in the day, before the Prime Minister’s address on Thursday evening, said, “The Manipur issue cannot be confined to any state because it has already assumed a global dimension. That is why the Prime Minister’s intervention is indispensable — that was our argument (Opposition’s demand for the PM to make a statement on the Manipur issue in the House).”

Responding to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s “Quit India” call for corruption, Chowdhury said, “Quit India must happen — from communalisation, from polarisation, from saffronisation.”

Targeting the Opposition INDIA bloc and invoking the Quit India Movement on its 81st anniversary, Shah had said in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, “Corruption, Quit India. Appeasement, Quit India. Dynasty, Quit India.” After Shah and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi took objection to some of Chowdhury’s remarks aimed at the PM, Speaker Om Birla said the remarks concerned have been removed from record.

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First published on: 11-08-2023 at 10:01 IST

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