Congress members displayed placards to protest against ED actions and price rise.
Slogans “EDshahi band karo [Stop misuse of ED]” have been raised by the Opposition in Lok Sabha.
Rajya Sabha passed the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022, by a voice vote amid sloganeering by the opposition, led by Congress members who alleged misuse of the Enforcement Directorate by the government. Lok Sabha had passed the bill last week.
Here are the latest updates from parliament monsoon session:
• Lok Sabha was adjourned amid sloganeering by Opposition leaders. As soon as the House met at 2 pm, papers were laid on the table and two resolutions adopted amid continued sloganeering by Congress members.
Kirit Solanki, who was in the chair, requested the protesting members to go back to their seats and allow the House to function after which he adjourned the proceedings for the day. Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 2 pm as soon as Congress members displayed placards to protest against ED actions and price rise.
• Rajya sabha was adjourned as Opposition leaders raised the ‘ED action’ issue. The Congress raised the issue of ED action and police gherao of its party office and the residences of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, with leader of opposition Mallikarjun Kharge saying in the Rajya Sabha that he has been summoned by the ED at a time when Parliament is in session. Leader of the House Piyush Goyal, however, claimed that the government does not interfere in the functioning of law enforcement agencies and said Congress leaders should face the law, not run away from it and allow Parliament to function.
• Rajya Sabha passed the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022. The Family Courts (Amendment) Bill seeks to insert a provision in sub-section 3 of section 1 to provide for the establishment of family courts in Himachal Pradesh with effect from February 15, 2019, and in Nagaland with effect from September 12, 2008.