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Parliament LIVE: Unnao Case a Symbol of Yogi Adityanath’s Failure, Says Congress in Lok Sabha

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Parliament LIVE: Three bills — The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019; The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019; and The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019 — will be moved for consideration and passing in the Rajya Sabha today. The UAPA Bill comes in the backdrop of opposition parties alleging that legislations are being bull-dozed through Parliament.

Meanwhile, in Lok Sabha, The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019; The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019; and The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be moved for consideration and passing.

The NMC Bill has stirred unrest as doctors across the country have called for an indefinite strike against it. The number of doctors striking could go up to 10 lakh. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on July 29 as thousands of doctors protested across the country against it. The bill provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of MCI for development and regulation of all aspects of medical education, profession and institutions.

Further, IUML’s ET Mohammed Basheer has given notice for adjournment motion over the car crash of Unnao rape survivor. AITC’s Sougata Ray has also given an adjournment motion notice over the “harassment by I-T officials that led to VG Siddhartha’s death”.​

Besides, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha has given a Zero Hour Notice in the Upper House over “setting aside the principle of social justice in the ongoing admission process at universities”.

BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav, too, has given Zero Hour Notice in the Rajya Sabha over “alleged disrespect shown to Hindi and other languages in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) competitive exams”.

The Centre has also indicated that it may consider extending Parliament’s ongoing session till August 9 if there is any business left.

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