NEW DELHI: The budget session of Parliament has been extended by eight working days till 7 August, Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The session, which began on 17 June, was earlier scheduled to conclude on Friday.
The decision to extend the session was made by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi in Lok Sabha, soon after the House passed the Triple Talaq bill was passed. Earlier in the day, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs met here to take the decision.
However, the “last-minute decision” to extend the session has not gone down well with Opposition with Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien saying, “It is not a college campus”. “This is not a college campus where we are organising an intra- college festival. This is the Parliament of India,” the TMC MP told reporters, as he accused the government of “bulldozing” Parliament.
He, however, said that the ways of the ruling party did not surprise him as the BJP was “attempting to destroy all institutions.”
In the Rajya Sabha, when Joshi announced that the opposition will get an opportunity to discuss calling attention motions on important issues next week, TMC member Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said that the chair has not declared any extension of the current session and the minister should withdraw his words.
“The Trinamool Congress will work as a constructive opposition. We will not yield and will do all that it takes to save the constitution and the country,” he told reporters.
Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.
The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.
According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.
The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.
Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.
A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.
The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.
There were no CCTV cameras in the area.