LS adjourned for the day amid protests by Congress over Maha issue

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New Delhi: Speaker Om Birla conducts proceedings in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (LSTV/PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Speaker Om Birla conducts proceedings in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (LSTV/PTI Photo)

Protests by opposition members, especially those of the Congress, in Lok Sabha over political developments in Maharashtra forced adjournments of its proceedings for the day.

Congress members stormed the Well of the House carrying placards and a big banner sporting slogans against the swearing-in of a BJP-led government in the state.

The House was first adjourned till noon and then till 2 pm before being adjourned for the day.

Earlier in the day, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the Taxation Law (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday that seeks to cut the corporate tax rate.

She also introduced the International Financial Services Centre Authority Bill amid sloganeering by opposition members over the issue of government formation in Maharashtra.

The bill seeks to provide for a unified financial regulator for IFSCs.

The bill to amend the Special Protection Group (SPG) Act was also introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday by Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishen Reddy.

This comes days after the government withdrew the elite security cover provided to members of the Gandhi family. According to the proposed amendment, family members of former prime ministers would not be entitled to the coveted SPG security cover.

Now elite SPG commandos will protect only the prime minister. They can also protect former prime ministers depending on the threat perception to them.

A bill which seeks to regulate recycling of ships as per international standards was also introduced in the Lok Sabha today.

The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 was introduced by union minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

The bill provides for the regulation of recycling of ships by setting certain international standards and laying down the statutory mechanism for enforcement of such standards.

(PTI)