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Parliament Winter Session 2021 Highlights: All opposition Rajya Sabha MPs to sit with suspended MPs tomorrow

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Kiren Rijiju will table a bill to amend the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954 and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958. © Provided by The Financial Express Kiren Rijiju will table a bill to amend the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954 and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958.

Parliament Winter Session 2021 Updates: Rajya Sabha did not transact any significant business for the second consecutive day as opposition parties continued their protest on Tuesday demanding the revocation of suspension of 12 MPs. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya introduced The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill 2021 and The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2020 amid the din. In all, the House witnessed two adjournments before the final one for the day at around 3.12 PM. With opposition members raising slogans, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that the treasury benches would also like the suspended MPs to participate in the proceedings of the House and they should apologise for their conduct so that their suspension could be revoked.

In Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demanded compensation and jobs from the Centre for the next of kin of farmers who died during the year-long agitation against the three farm laws on the borders of the national capital. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Gandhi slammed the Modi government for its inability to maintain data on the death of farmers during the year-long agitation and tabled a list of farmers who were paid compensation and given jobs in Punjab. On the other hand, Expressing concern over long pendency of court cases, Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor Tuesday alleged there were examples of judiciary’s "insensitivities" including rejection of several applications on the plight of migrant labourers during the COVID-19 period. Initiating a debate on the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021, he said decisions have been one after the other which go beyond the question of separation of power between the executive and judiciary.

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