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A day after the Congress party presented a no-confidence resolution against the Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha, the focus switched to when the Speaker would set the date and time for the discussion and vote on the motion. The opposition introduced a motion to require the Prime Minister to address the Manipur issue in the House.
More disruptions and protests are likely in Parliament today, as leaders of the anti-BJP Opposition/ Congress Party bloc have advised their MPs to wear black attire or armbands to express their displeasure. The leaders of these parties will meet in the chamber of the Leader of the Opposition in the morning to plan for Gaurav Gogoi’s no-confidence motion. They will argue that the motion be discussed immediately during the proceedings.
According to reports, the administration has scheduled the introduction of two measures in the Lok Sabha. The first bill, titled “The Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2023,” seeks to alter and modernize existing legislation governing the development and management of mineral resources in offshore areas.
The second bill is titled “The Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2023.” The Joint Committee evaluated and approved this measure, which is now scheduled for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha.
Both bills are significant legislative proposals that the government is attempting to present and potentially enact in order to solve specific concerns or alter existing laws in their respective fields.
While the opposition is criticizing PM Modi, he is slated to travel to Rajasthan and Gujarat for two days. During his visit, he will take part in a variety of events and inaugurate numerous development initiatives.
PM Modi Rally
PM Modi will travel to Sikar, Rajasthan, on the first day of his tour. Around 11.15 a.m., he will launch and set the groundwork for many development projects, as well as deliver a public speech in which he is expected to respond to Opposition criticism.
The Prime Minister will fly to visit Rajkot, Gujarat, later in the day. He will dedicate the new Rajkot International Airport and other projects at 3.15 p.m. PM Modi is set to inaugurate a number of development projects at Rajkot’s Race Course Ground at roughly 4.15 p.m.
Prime Minister’s tour to these states is intended to highlight and promote the government’s current initiatives and development efforts in these regions. Furthermore, it allows him to address the public and respond to the criticism leveled by the opposition like congress party during his absence from Parliament sessions.
The aftermath of the police shooting incident in Bihar’s Katihar district, which killed two people, is expected to have an impact on the political scene today. According to Santosh Singh, the event occurred on Wednesday afternoon in Barsoi town, when police opened fire on a huge assemblage of locals protesting the recent power outages. During the rally, people threw stones and assaulted an electricity department office, prompting police to fire.
The situation drew harsh criticism from the BJP, which is currently the Opposition party in Bihar, as well as the CPI(ML)-Liberation, which is an outside supporter of the Nitish Kumar government.
Arvind Kejriwal-Bhagwant Mann Meeting
Punjab President Minister Bhagwant Mann is to travel to Delhi to meet with his colleague and Aam Aadmi Party president Arvind Kejriwal. The conference is expected to cover a variety of topics concerning the status of Punjab as well as collaboration between the two parties.
Meanwhile, Sunil Jakhar, the state BJP president, is expected to meet with Governor Banwarilal Purohit in Punjab. During the meeting, Jakhar will discuss state-related problems, with a particular emphasis on the present flood crisis.
Sunil Jakhar will then travel to Ropar as part of his ongoing state tour, where he is scheduled to connect with local residents and address regional problems.
The interview of Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray with the party’s mouthpiece Saamana is widely anticipated throughout Maharashtra. The interview is significant since it corresponds with Thackeray’s birthday, making it a significant event for the party and its supporters.
Meanwhile, discussions about women’s safety will take place in the state Assembly. Devendra Fadnavis, the Deputy Chief Minister who also holds the Home ministry, is likely to address the issues voiced during the meeting.
Trinamool Congress Party on West Bengal Assembly Monsoon Session
The West Bengal Assembly’s ongoing Monsoon Session has been characterised by turbulent and controversial sessions, and further protests are likely today. The BJP plans to introduce an adjournment motion to address the state’s deteriorating law-and-order situation. This motion is quite likely to pass. This motion is likely to lead to more heated debates and demonstrations during the session
On Wednesday, the Speaker, Biman Banerjee, rejected the Opposition party’s bid to seek an adjournment motion for a discussion on “atrocities against women in the state,” citing procedural breaches as the reason. In reaction, opposition MLAs stormed out of the Assembly, expressing their displeasure with the decision.
For the second day in a row, BJP Mahila Morcha members in Kolkata have continued their sit-in protest at the well-known Shyambazar five-point intersection. The protest is intended to show their dissatisfaction with the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) government’s claimed failure to safeguard women’s safety and security in the state.
Another noteworthy development is that the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) petition will be heard by the Calcutta High Court. The NIA has accused the state administration of failing to cooperate with its investigation into previous Ram Navami riots.