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Winter Session of Parliament Day 13

Winter Session of Parliament enters Day 13, with two sessions attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Day 7 and Day 12. However, on both days PM Modi did not participate in the demonetisation debate leading the Opposition to demand his ‘active presence’ in Parliament.

Here are highlights:

Rajya Sabha adjourned till Dec 5 amid uproar as Opposition raises “Tana Shahi nahi chalegi” slogans

BJP issues whip asking BJP MPs in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to be present in both houses for entire next week

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 PM

After discussion on various state & national level issues in zero hour of Rajya Sabha, opposition creates uproar as question hour starts

TMC accuses RS is being is being mislead by MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre and no conclusive answer in being given by centre on Army deployment

Uproar in RS as Subhash Bhamre, MoS Defence explains, “similar exercise was done in 2015 at the same location”

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over the issue of deployment of army in West Bengal.

This is an exercise carried out for our operational purposes: Major General Sunil Yadav on West Bengal army deployment

There has been unfairness with Bengal CM. Its a big attack on the Indian consitution. Army should not be involved in politics: Mayawati in RS

This is baseless, we deny this charge: Major General Sunil Yadav on army collecting money from people at the toll counters in WB

Bengal was taken into confidence, it happened last year & last to last year. Let’s not drag Army into controversy: Venkaiah Naidu in RS

It is a sensitive matter as it pertains to the Army, let us not derail from important issues: Venkaiah Naidu in RS

The centre must clarify it, in fact PM must clarify as to why state’s rights are being impinged on: GN Azad in RS

It seems out of the way. Army doesn’t collect toll? There is no law and order issue in WB for Army to be deployed?: GN Azad in RS

Saddening that a routine exercise has been made a controversy now: Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister in Lok Sabha

Concerned officials were intimated by Army this year too. Original dates were 28,29 & 30Dec, were changed to 1st and 2nd Dec later: Parrikar

It is army’s routine exercise being carried out since many years, 19th and 21st November 2015 it had taken place too: Defence Minister in LS

Leader of Opposition GN Azad raises the issue of Army deployment in West Bengal in RS

TMC raises the issue of “army deployment in West Bengal” in Lok Sabha

Opposition leaders meeting ends. Opposition concludes they are ready for debate with voting rule in LS & demand for PM’s apology in RS

PM was present in Rajya Sabha yesterday, but Congress wasn’t ready.Clearly shows they are running from debate: Ananth Kumar,Parl Affairs Min

Opposition doesn’t actually want discussion, new demands & logic every time. They aren’t even listening to the Speaker: MoS Fin AR Meghwal

Rahul Gandhi chairing Cong Parl Party meet for the 1st time, Sonia Gandhi not present in meet. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs present