Members in the Lok Sabha expressed outrage over the Shiv Sena MPs act of forcing a Muslim catering supervisor to break his Ramzan fast and the humiliation suffered by two Sikh players in the just concluded 5th Fiba Asia Cup in China where the organisers did not allow them to wear the turbans while playing. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Prem Singh Chandumajra (SAD) said efforts should be made to prevent recurrence of such incidents.
Opposition attacked the government over rising inflation and said its failure to pursue reforms aggressively through the maiden budget would make India vulnerable to changes in global economy. It also faulted the government for not going in for big bang measures in the first budget of the NDA government to address the stagflation.
No proposal to create Indian Medical Service
The Rajya Sabha was informed that the government has not taken any step to create an Indian Medical Service, close on the lines of IAS and IPS, for super specialist doctors,
Force-feeding row: Government says it will respond by tomorrow
The government said it will respond on the issue of Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a fasting Muslim after ascertaining full facts by tomorrow. Congress, SP and Left members raised the issue when Rajya Sabha met for the day saying 24 hours have passed since the issue was first raised but the government is yet to come back.
Lok Sabha S passes grants for road transport and social justice ministry. The Lok Sabha discussed the 2014-15 demands for grants of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and passed it.
Shiv Sena MPs to move motion in Parliament against Maharashtra resident commissioner, accuse him of insulting them.
Cabinet meeting begins in Parliament
Parliament Schedule for July 24 (Thursday)
1. Calling attention on the situation arising out of Indians stranded in Iraq
2. Finance (No 2) Bill, 2014
1. The Appropriation (No 2) Bill, 2014