Parliament Monsoon Session 2023 Live Updates: AAP MP Raghav Chadha was suspended from the Rajya Sabha for “gross violation of rule and misconduct” pending a report by the Privileges Committee. Besides that, both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned sine die today, bringing down the curtains on the Monsoon session marred by disruptions over the Manipur violence issue.
Lok Sabha on Friday approved amendments to the Central and Integrated GST laws to levy 28 per cent tax on the full face value of bets in online gaming, casinos and horse race clubs. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced bills in the House on Friday, the last day of monsoon session of Parliament, amid opposition protests over suspension of Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.The Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023, and The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023, were passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote, without a debate.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduced three Bills in Lok Sabha — the Bhartiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita Bill, 2023; Bharativa Nyaya Sanita Bill, 2023 and Bharativa, Sakshva Bill, 2023 — which are aimed at reforming the country’s criminal justice system. These Bills are aimed at replacing the existing 19th century Indian Penal Code, 1860, Criminal Procedure Code, 1898, and Indian Evidence Act, 1872. The existing Sedition laws would be repealed under the new Bill, Shah announced in LS. He also said that the Centre would introduce a provision of capital punishment in mob lynching cases.