Parliament highlights: M Venkaiah Naidu takes over as new RS Chairman as Monsoon Session comes to end

Parliament will meet today for the last day of the monsoon session. The day will also mark the change of guard at the Rajya Sabha, M Venkaiah Naidu with the taking of the position of the chairman of the upper chamber of outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari M. Naidu was also sworn in as the 13th vice-president of India

Meanwhile, Congressional President Sonia Gandhi will chair on Friday the last day of Parliament’s monsoon session a meeting of the 18 opposition parties to discuss opposition unity and a strategy against the government of Modi .

The leader of Janata Dal-Kingdom (JD (U)) Sharad Yadav, during a visit to Bihar, was invited to the meeting. Sharad Yadav said today in Patna that he was still with the Great Alliance of the RJD and Congress in Bihar. Mammoth Banerjee, the chief minister of Bengal, plans to attend.

The Nationalist party of Sharad Pawar was also invited. There were reports that two members of the PNC probably would not vote for the candidate for Congress Ahmed Patel elections of Gujarat Rajya Sabha.

The meeting is likely to discuss an opposition rally convened by the head of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Lalu Prasad in Patna August 27, which will target the newly formed Bharatiya Janata Party, Janata Dal-Bihar State led government by the Minister Chief Nitish Kumar.

In Parliament on Friday a brief debate on the use of police force against social activist Medha Patekar and others who tried to rehabilitate the people displaced by the project Sardar Sarovar prey.

Police removed Patkar Monday, which was indefinitely since July 27 to adequately rehabilitate the evicted-to Chikhalda Sardar Sarovar in the district of Dhar, and was transferred to hospital from Mumbai to Indore, citing its deteriorating status.

Rajya Sabha says farewell to former Vice President of India Hamid Ansari, who was also Speaker of the Upper House. Members of the upper house also bid farewell to three outgoing members and will not return for a new term.

The upper chamber saw the Samajwadi MP Ram Gopal Yadav, becoming emotional, bid farewell to Sitaram Yechury of CPM who concluded his second term in the upper house on Thursday.

The head of the house Arun Jaitley also praised by Yechury, because he realized that the head of the former leader of the left had always raised the debate through contributions. From Yechury, D Bandopadhyay TMC and BJP Pandya Dilipbhai also held the House.

Meanwhile, Lok Sabha discussed the case of Chandigarh, which accuses the son of a BJP leader. The government said in the House that those implicated in the harassment and alleged attempt to kidnap a 29-year-old Varnika Kundu daughter of an NIC officer will be punished.

A bill aimed at dealing with the insolvency of financial service providers was currently referred to a joint committee of Parliament, while another bill to establish a national minimum wage for all categories more than 40 workers in the Private sector unstructured and provides a fixed schedule for payment was introduced in the lower house.

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