Parliament proceedings live: Modi to speak in Rajya Sabha today

The PM spoke in Lok Sabha during the motion of thanks to the President’s address.

A day after the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address was passed in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak in the Rajya Sabha too. On Tuesday, Mr. Modi, in the Lok Sabha, called upon all parties to move forward together to fulfil the dream of a safe, modern and inclusive country, a call reflected, he said, in the positive mandate that his government received in the last election.

In legislative business, the SEZ Amendment Bill and the Aadhaar Bill will be taken up for discussion and passing in the lower House.

Here are the updates:

List of business

Lok Sabha

– Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will move that The Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019 be taken up for consideration and passing.

– Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will move that The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 be taken up for consideration and passing.

Rajya Sabha

– Further discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address

– Short duration discussion on the challenges of water crisis in the country, by Sanjay Singh, Narain Dass Gupta, Ronald Sapa Tlau, Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya, Kahkashan Perween and Chunibhai Kanjibhai Gohel.

Help fulfil the dream of a safe, modern, inclusive nation: PM

Narendra Modi was speaking in the Lok Sabha, replying to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President for his address to both Houses of Parliament. Mr. Modi criticised what he termed the Congress’s “missed opportunities” in the past to establish true secularism. He said the mandate that his government received was a validation that it was moving in the right direction, a direction, he said, that valued both welfare and progress.

He extensively quoted from the speeches of Mahatma Gandhi, Ram Manohar Lohia and Jawaharlal Nehru, and said his own government’s direction, including in the field of sanitation and water, emanated from their words.

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Debate on President’s address: Dayanidhi Maran, Mahua Moitra hog prime time

Former Union Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (DMK) member Dayanidhi Maran used the debate to lead a scathing attack on the Tamil Nadu government, calling it the “most corrupt” and the ruling AIADMK a “slave of the BJP”.

Mr. Maran’s comment against the AIADMK that has only one MP drew sharp reactions from the Treasury benches. When BJP members Nishikant Dubey and Rajiv Pratap Rudy pointed out that rules did not allow to speak about issues outside the President’s Address, the DMK member retorted by saying that it was the duty of “the Master to take care of the slaves”.

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