Parliament Winter Session Day 5: Key Highlights and Updates

The Parliament Winter Session 2023 continued on Day 5, with the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha focusing on different agenda items.

Lok Sabha:

  • Discussion on the Naya Kashmir Bill: The Lok Sabha began its discussion on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Amendment) Bill, 2023. The Bill seeks to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, which divided the state into two union territories. Naya Kashmir Bill
  • Questions to Ministers: Members of the Lok Sabha asked questions to various Ministers on a range of issues, including inflation, unemployment, and the government’s social welfare schemes.
  • Other legislative business: The Lok Sabha also transacted other legislative business, including the introduction and consideration of bills.

Rajya Sabha:

  • Discussion on the Supplementary Demands for Grants: The Rajya Sabha continued its discussion on the Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2023-24. The discussion saw members raise concerns about the government’s spending priorities and the lack of transparency in the allocation of funds.
  • Discussion on the economic situation: The Rajya Sabha also continued its discussion on the economic situation in the country. The discussion focused on issues such as the government’s response to inflation, the impact of global events, and the need for long-term economic reforms.
  • Private Member’s Bill: The Rajya Sabha passed the “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2023,” a Private Member’s Bill introduced by a member of the Opposition. The Bill seeks to provide legal recognition and protection to transgender persons.

Other important developments:

  • The Congress party continued to demand a JPC probe into the Pegasus spyware scandal.
  • The Opposition raised concerns about the government’s alleged misuse of central agencies.
  • There were protests by Opposition members on various issues, including the government’s policies on farmers and unemployment.

Overall, Day 5 of the Parliament Winter Session saw a mix of legislative business and discussions on important national issues. The session is expected to continue until December 22nd, with further debates and votes on various bills and proposals.

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Please note that this is just a brief overview of Day 5 of the Parliament Winter Session. More detailed information is available from various news websites and channels.

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