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17th Lok Sabha: Most productive Parliament session in 6 decades with passage of 36 bills

By Anuj Cariappa

New Delhi, Aug 07: The Parliament this year, created a record for passing the maximum number of Bills.

In the last 67 years, this the for the first time that a record number of Bills have been passed in one session.


The monsoon session of Parliament which began on June 17 concluded on Aug 7.

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1:25 PM, 7 Aug
Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die
11:24 AM, 7 Aug
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and members of the House pay tribute to former EAM Sushma Swaraj. M Venkaiah Naidu says, "In her untimely demise, the nation has lost an able administrator, an effective parliamentarian and a true voice of people."
11:24 AM, 7 Aug
Rajya Sabha alone is functioning on Wednesday as government wants it to approve four Bills.
7:42 PM, 6 Aug
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die
7:42 PM, 6 Aug
After another round of re-voting in Lok Sabha, the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 was passed with 370 votes in favour of it, and 70 votes against it.
7:09 PM, 6 Aug
Resolution revoking Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir passed in Lok Sabha
7:03 PM, 6 Aug
The voting for the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 is currently underway in the Lok Sabha.
7:03 PM, 6 Aug
Amit Shah said, "NCP MP Supriya Sule asked what would happen to Jammu and Kashmir environment. India has laws for environment protection and they'll be implemented there as soon as Article 370 is revoked. Jammu and Kashmir will remain 'heaven on earth'."
7:03 PM, 6 Aug
On the bifurcation decision, Shah said, ""When normalcy returns to Jammu and Kashmir, the government will have no hesitation in taking a decision (with restoring its full statehood)." Taking a dig at the Opposition Congress, he said, "We will not take 70 years to take that decision, that I can assure."
7:03 PM, 6 Aug
Home Minister Amit Shah said, "Article 370 was creating doubts over Jammu and Kashmir's relations with India. India will continue to claim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir." He also assured that the Narendra Modi government has no intention to remove Article 371, which gives certain special rights to some states in North East.
7:03 PM, 6 Aug
Home Minister Amit Shah said in Lok Sabha, "We don't want to hold discussions with Hurriyat Conference. We're ready to listen to the people living in the Valley. They belong to us, we will accept them wholeheartedly."
7:02 PM, 6 Aug
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi requested the Speaker to extend the Lok Sabha sitting till the bill is passed.
7:02 PM, 6 Aug
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took on Opposition and said, "Can we deny this fundamental fact that abuse of Article 370 has become a vested interest? "Today, the people from the Opposition who are talking about Article 370, did they speak when human rights were being violated in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)? Even today, human rights are violated in PoK. These are bigger questions."
7:01 PM, 6 Aug
While replying in the fiery debate, Amit Shah said that the governement earlier had a strong hold on PoK and will continue to have so.
7:01 PM, 6 Aug
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Lok Sabha. He was welcomed with a thunderous applaud.
4:50 PM, 6 Aug
Shashi Tharoor: We all remember the last time PM unleashed a decision to the nation which was also initially applauded for his decisiveness,just like today and that was the disaster of demonetisation. Nation is still dealing with devastating consequences of that action.
4:49 PM, 6 Aug
Amit Shah in Lok Sabha: I'm saying it for the 4th time, and I've the patience to say it for the 10th time, Farooq Abdullah has neither been detained nor arrested. If he isn't well, doctors will take him to hospital. House shouldn't worry. If he wasn't well, he would not have come out.
4:06 PM, 6 Aug
Shashi Tharoor, Congress: Why we think it is indeed a black day? Because two former J&K CMs Omar Abdullah&Mehbooba Mufti are under arrest & the whereabouts of our own colleague Farooq Abdullah are still unclear. We still want to know where he is?
4:00 PM, 6 Aug
Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering, in Lok Sabha, said, “We had earlier said that we (Ladakh) should not be kept with Jammu and Kashmir but they did not hear. It did not develop us. I come from Kargil, and I proudly say that we voted for UT. UPA gave Kashmir a central University in 2011, Jammu fought and took a central university. I was a Student Union leader. We demanded a central university in Ladakh, but we didn't get any. PM Modi Ji recently gave us a university, 'Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai'.
3:57 PM, 6 Aug
"Many have talked about equality in this debate on Article 370. When government grants funds for Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, all fund for Ladakh is used for Kashmir. Is this your idea of equality?," says Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal
3:30 PM, 6 Aug
We don't know if the people for whom the decision has been taken are happy or sad: Akhilesh Yadav.
3:15 PM, 6 Aug
NCP's Supriya Sule asks the Home Minister where National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, "I sit on seat 462, Farooq Abdullah sits on seat 461. He's elected from J&K, we can't hear him today. This debate will be incomplete if you ask me."
2:51 PM, 6 Aug
Why didn't you debate and discuss with everyone if you wanted to do this?, asks Supriya Sule, NCP
2:50 PM, 6 Aug
Bahujan Samaj Party's Girish Chandra and Telugu Rashtra Samithi's Nama Nageswara Rao support the resolution to abrogate the Article 370.
2:38 PM, 6 Aug
Janata Dal (United) walks out of the Lok Sabha over the Jammu and Kashmir Re organisation Bill.
1:53 PM, 6 Aug
"I have no information about Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti. I appeal to the government that they should not feel isolated," says Mamata Banerjee
1:53 PM, 6 Aug
We cannot support this bill. They should have spoken to all political parties and the Kashmiris: Mamata Banerjee
1:49 PM, 6 Aug
Jitender Singh says, "We don't understand why Congress has a contention with this move considering we are only completing what they had failed to. Jawaharlal Nehru had himself said that Article 370 was temporary."
1:48 PM, 6 Aug
Congress' Manish Tewari reacts saying saying that all decisions are taken collectively and this "cherry-picking" is not correct.
1:47 PM, 6 Aug
And after 70 years we have the opportunity to redeem ourselves....If Jawaharlal Nehru had allowed his Home Ministry to deal with Jammu and Kashmir as he had done with other states this wouldn't have happened," says Minister of State (Independent Charge) Jitender Singh.

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