Parliament LIVE Updates: Sabarimala Issue Discussed In Lok Sabha

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As many as 19 members of the AIADMK and TDP were suspended yesterday. (File)

New Delhi:

As many as 19 members of the AIADMK and TDP were suspended yesterday for four days by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for repeatedly disrupting the proceedings of the House. Both houses saw repeated adjournments due to protests by lawmakers.

Ms Mahajan had on Wednesday suspended 24 AIADMK members for the next five consecutive sittings for protesting and creating ruckus continuously in the House over the Cauvery issue. The AIADMK has 37 members in the House. The Winter Session will conclude on January 8.

The Lok Sabha is likely to debate on Rafale jets deal today as the House reconvenes.

Here are the LIVE Updates from the Parliament:

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Jan 04, 201913:19 (IST)Journalist Smita Prakash interviewed PM Modi for more than hour and she was criticised by a politician (Congress president Rahul Gandhi), says BJP leader Anurag Singh Thakur.
"Maybe this politician has never heard a woman ask such questions. They must have expected her to ask PM Modi about what he ate and how are his relations with his mother. But PM Modi was asked all important questions and he gave all the answers," he adds.
"He (Rahul Gandhi) was so confused (during a press conference), that he spoke for 20 minutes and told 20 lies."Jan 04, 201913:07 (IST) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge says Prime Minister Narendra Modi should come in the parliament and clarify on the issue of Rafale fighter jet deal.Jan 04, 201913:03 (IST) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, during a debate on Rafale fighter jet deal in Lok Sabha, says: "The affidavit submitted by the Centre before the Supreme Court is wrong. Centre misguided the court and the public. This is the reason we are demanding a joint parliamentary committee."Jan 04, 201912:41 (IST)Female lawmakers in Rajya Sabha, cutting across party lines, ask the BJP-led government to use its brute majority in Lok Sabha to ensure passage of a legislation providing 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament and state legislatures.
The Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill, commonly known as the Women's Reservation Bill, was passed by Rajya Sabha in 2010, but is awaiting nod of Lok Sabha.Jan 04, 201912:33 (IST) BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi, in the Lok Sabha, says the Kerala government is not maintaining law and order in the state and transporting women in ambulances to Sabarimala.Jan 04, 201912:21 (IST) On Sabarimala Temple issue in Lok Sabha, Congress legislator KC Venugopal tells news agency ANI: "We want peace in the state. We want a solution. Otherwise, the govt is promoting violence in the state."Jan 04, 201911:58 (IST) Congress lawmakers protest in Parliament premises, selling potatoes to raise issues concerning Punjab farmers.

Delhi: Congress MPs including Sunil Jakhar and Gurjeet Singh Aujla protest in Parliament premises, sell potatoes to raise issues concerning Punjab farmers. TDP MPs protesting for special status for Andhra Pradesh joined the Congress MPs during their protest.

– ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2019

Jan 04, 201910:38 (IST)The Companies (Amendment) Bill, the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill and the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill will be among the topics to be discussed in the Lok Sabha today.
Other bills include the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, the National Medical Commission Bill and the Dentists (Amendment) Bill.No more content CommentsSource Article