Monsoon Session Day 8: Anurag Thakur apologises for using mobile phone in Lok Sabha

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BJP member Anurag Thakur faced a stern warning from Lok Sabah Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for using mobile phone in Lok Sabha two days ago. Thakur apologized for allegedly shooting oppositions protest two days ago. Opposition members had complained and AAP member Bhagwant Mann had written a letter in this regard to the Speaker.

Anurag Thakur said “If somebody has an objection from me for using mobile phone, I sincerely apologize for that”

Here is how the monsoon session day 8 went:

As the monsoon session has entered its eighth day, after the tussle between the opposition and the ruling government as the opposition questions on mob lynching and India-China standoff. There was an uproar in Parliament as Congress Leader Anand Sharma made statements over the speech by Ram Nath Kovind after being sworn in as the President. Mr. Kovind insulted Jawahar Lal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi by not mentioning them in his speech.

According to the sources that CPM’s popular leader Sitaram Yechury might not return to Rajya Sabha for his third term and the seventh day was marked by the swear-in ceremony of Ram Nath Kovind as the 14th President of India.

Rajya Sabha concludes

Here are the live updates of the Monsoon session:

14:31: Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked Anurag Thakur to apologize

13:21: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm for lunch

13:10: Need solid proof of them being alive: Sushma Swaraj on missing Indians

13:05: “We can’t close files based on reports saying they were “believed to be killed”. How do we respond if they turn up alive,” said Sushma Swaraj

13:02: Have no concrete evidence of death of the Indians missing in Iraq says Sushma Swaraj

12:55: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj speaks on Indians missing in Iraq

12:29: Rajya Sabha adjourned for 10 minutes again

12:28: Now, opposition in Rajya Sabha demands that Arun Jaitley’s remarks be erased

12:18: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan intervenes amid ruckus in Lok Sabha. “We all are worried for Indian in Iraq…Do you want to listen to it or not,” asks Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

12:16: “Issue about Indians missing in Iraq a very sensitive issue” says Sushma Swaraj.

11:45: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon over protests by parliamentarians

11:53: All party meeting on Motor Vehicle Bill at 3 pm today

11:42: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley demands Anand Sharma’s speech to be removed.

11:39: Congress leader Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha made statements on Ram Nath Kovind’s speech after being sworn in as the President of India.

10:52: PM Modi has underlined the importance of party MPs being present in Parliament through the day on several occasions and told lawmakers that he would not tolerate their absence again.

10:47: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to move that the Bill further to amend the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Act, 2007, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.

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