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Last Updated: March 27, 2023, 23:44 IST
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The Finance Bill, as amended by Rajya Sabha, was approved by Lok Sabha on Monday. The proceedings of both houses were disrupted as the Opposition created a commotion over the Adani issue, leading to Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha being adjourned for the day. Congress leaders stepped up their protest against the Centre over the Adani issue and disqualification of Rahul Gandhi by wearing black clothes to the Parliament on Monday. Like-minded Opposition leaders attended a meeting at the chamber of Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha in Parliament to discuss the strategy for the floor of the house. Trinamool Read More
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Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal said Rahul Gandhi is not worried about eviction from his government-allotted house. “Whatever the government of India is doing with the country’s democracy is a bigger issue, that is what he told. Every Opposition party is together, we had a cordial discussion and we will move forward with the same energy,” he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took a jibe at Congress over protest against the government saying it has become so demoralised that it has to take the support of ‘black magic’. READ MORE
The Lok Sabha Housing Committee has given notice to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to vacate his government-allotted bungalow in a month, sources said on Monday, days after he was disqualified from the parliament. READ MORE
After being disqualified from the Lok Sabha, now the Lok Sabha Housing Committee has given notice to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to vacate the government-allotted bungalow, sources said.
Four projects of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) worth Rs 2,338 crore are facing delay due to reasons like delayed placement of orders and supply of materials/equipment Jyotiraditya M Scindia said in a reply to Rajya Sabha. As per the information provided by the minister, SAIL is executing a project of the modification in the washing circuit of CSW plant of Dalli mines at Rs 168 crore in Chhattisgarh and another project is installation of a new sinter plant with an investment of Rs 1,111 crore at its Bokaro Steel Plant in Jharkhand
A sum of Rs 340.92 crore was spent on the conservation, preservation, and maintenance of centrally protected sites during 2022-23 till March 1, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday by Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy in a written response to a query. He was asked to share details of the centrally protected heritage sites, temples, and monuments in the country, including in Rajasthan, and measures taken to beautify, maintain and develop them.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said, “I condemn Rahul Gandhi’s statement on Veer Savarkar. He played a great role in the country’s freedom struggle. Due to the contribution of such heroes, India got freedom. We will hold ‘Savarkar Gaurav Yatra’ in the state.”
Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day as the Opposition created a ruckus over the Adani issue. The lower house also approved the Finance Bill as amended by Rajya Sabha.
Shiv Sena has slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in its mouthpiece, Saamana, for making statements against Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar. The party reminded him that Savarkar fought against slavery and the British Rule, and it will not tolerate any insult to him. READ MORE
Ranjeet Savarkar, the grand nephew of Veer Savarkar, condemned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s statement at a press conference on Saturday after his disqualification from Lok Sabha in which he stated: “My name is not Savarkar, my name is Gandhi and Gandhi does not offer an apology to anyone”. Ranjeet Savarkar slammed the leader and said Savarkar’s name should not be used for political benefit. “They should show a document where Savarkar ji apologised…he cannot be Veer Savarkar ever. On contrary, he has apologised twice to SC. Whatever Rahul Gandhi is doing is childish. Using names of patriots to promote politics is deplorable,” he said. Demanding an apology from Gandhi regarding the statement, he added he was happy that the Shiv Sena had taken a stand against the comment.
OBC MPs of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hold protest demanding an apology from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his ‘Modi surname’ remark. The former Congress chief was disqualified from the Lok Sabha a day after he was convicted in a 2019 defamation case. The disqualification will prevent Gandhi, a four-time MP, from contesting elections for eight years unless a higher court stays the conviction.
#WATCH | OBC MPs of Bharatiya Janata Party hold protest demanding an apology from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his 'Modi surname' remark
— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2023

Upset over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s “not Savarkar” remarks, Shiv Sena (UBT) boycotted the opposition meeting by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, also the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha. The party also did not participate in protests against the former Congress chief’s disqualification as MP.
Opposition MPs, wearing black over the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha, protest in the Rajya Sabha during Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday. (PTI Photo)

Parliament News: Oppn MPs, Wearing Black, Protest Against Rahul Gandhi's Disqualification in RS | in Pics

As many as 16 of 17 MLAs of Congress were suspended from the Gujarat Assembly on Monday for the remainder of the Budget session till March 29 for creating ruckus and staging protests in the House over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as an MP. READ MORE
Maharashtra BJP MPs protest in front of the Shivaji statue in Parliament against Rahul Gandhi’s comments on Savarkar.
#WATCH | Maharashtra BJP MPs protest in front of the Shivaji statue in Parliament against Rahul Gandhi’s comments on Savarkar.
— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2023

Finance Bill 2023 was passed and returned by Rajya Sabha today.
Jammu and Kashmir Appropriation (No 2) Bill, 2023 considered and returned from the Rajya Sabha. The Bill was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha last week amid the din. The Bill aims to authorise payment and appropriation of certain sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the services of the financial year 2023-24.
Parliament remained paralysed for the third week on Monday, amid Opposition's demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Adani issue. Within minutes of the commencement of proceedings of both Houses, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm and Lok Sabha till 4 pm today, amid Opposition MPs’ protest. The Opposition also continued its protest against the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from his Lok Sabha membership.
This is the third week of the second part of the Parliament session and till now parliament is witnessing a logjam as the Opposition is demanding JPC on the Adani issue and Treasury Benches were demanding an apology from Rahul Gandhi for his speech in London alleging that he defamed the country on foreign soil.
The ruckus is expected to continue in Parliament on Monday as well after the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha membership. The Rajya Sabha is planning to take up the budget for passage today, days after the Lok sabha did it without discussion.
The Congress MPs, including Rahul Gandhi, earlier in August last year, had worn black clothes and staged a protest against the Centre against price rise, GST hike on essential items and unemployment. They had marched towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan as part of their stir against the issues.
Congress has been demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Adani issue and staged protests in the Parliament’s ongoing Budget Session.
Rahul Gandhi was disqualified as a member of the Lok Sabha on Friday, a day after a Surat court sentenced him to two years imprisonment in a defamation case filed against him over his ‘Modi surname’ remark.
The decision came pertaining to his remark made in April 2019, where he had said “how come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname” at a Lok Sabha election rally at Kolar in Karnataka. The court approved Gandhi’s bail on a surety and stayed the sentence for 30 days to allow him to approach the higher courts.
After being convicted in the defamation case and subsequently disqualified from Lok Sabha, Gandhi, hit out BJP. While addressing a press conference, Gandhi said that he is not scared of going to prison and his disqualification from Parliament was aimed at distracting people from the Adani issue.
“Moot question remains who invested Rs 20,000 crore in Adani shell firms? I will keep asking the question,” he said.

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