Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha for discussing the SIT report in a case of violence in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh, in which eight people were killed.
In his notice, Mr Gandhi has sought for adjourning the business of the House and demanded that the Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) report on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident be taken up for discussion.
On Tuesday, top Opposition party leaders had met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi to chalk out the strategy for the ongoing winter session of Parliament.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP TR Baalu, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge were among those who participated in the meeting.
The Opposition also held a march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk demanding revocation of the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.
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The Union Cabinet is likely to discuss “The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021” at today’s meeting. The meeting is scheduled to take place at 1 pm, sources said.
The Union Finance Ministry on Tuesday had informed the Lok Sabha that a Bill on cryptocurrency is under final consideration of the Cabinet.
The Union government had earlier decided to table the Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament and, sources stated, it may later be referred to the Standing Committee for further deliberations.
The Bill seeks “to create a facilitative framework for the creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India”.
The Bill also seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India but it allows for certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses.
Parliament winter session: Congress Lok Sabha MPs to meet today
Congress has called a meeting of its Lok Sabha MPs on Wednesday. The meeting has been scheduled at 10:30 am at the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) office in Parliament.
Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday moved an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over privatization in the banking sector and to discuss “government’s attempts on weakening the Public Sector Banks (PSBs)”.
Mr Tewari, in his letter to the Secretary-General of Lok Sabha, said: “I hereby give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance, namely: at least 8 banking unions have called for a strike on December 16 and 17 against the government’s attempts of privatization in the banking sector. The latest attempt is being made via the Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021.”