Lok Sabha Sidelights

Venkaiah Naidu in lighter vein in Lok Sabha said \"In other regime they allowed bank accounts to be opened outside (foreign banks).

Published: 26th February 2015 12:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2015 12:32 AM   |  A+A-


Venkaiah Naidu in lighter vein in Lok Sabha said "In other regime they allowed bank accounts to be opened outside (foreign banks). In our regime, we have opened accounts inside the country". he was referring to Jan Dhan Yojna of NDa government.

 NCP MP Supriya Sule suggested that funds for MPLADS should be increased to Rs 50 crore from the current Rs 5 crore a year.”     Members do not have enough funds if the government's proposal that about 50 per cent of MPLADS money could be used for building toilets for girls in their respective constituencies, is to be implemented. Hence, only if the funds are increased to Rs 50 crore, we can carry out all works," she said. Deputy Speaker Thambidurai supported it

 A BJP MP embarrassed the government by saying in Lok Sabha that the mid-day meal scheme, sponsored by the Centre, has become "poisonous meal", leading to strong objection from HRD Minister Smriti Irani. Ravindra Kumar Pandey, said in many places in Jharkhand children were being given stale and inconsumable food. Irani reacted saying he should specific complaint to her notice.

 The Parliamentary Standing Committee on HRD rejected the government proposal to try Juveniles in the age group of 16-18 as adults. The standing committee in its report stated that proposed move was in conflict with the law and must be reviewed. The report of the committee submitted in Parliament on Wednesday suggested that envisaging a differential treatment for children above 16 years of age should not arise.

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