AAP MP Sanjay Singh has given a Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha on Monday to raise the issue of the proposed changes in the original layout plan of Sabarmati Ashram in Gujrat's Ahmedabad.
Singh will raise the demand to ensure that the original layout plan in Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad is not changed. The Gujarat government is redeveloping Sabarmati Ashram, popularly known as Gandhi Ashram, and the Sabarmati Central Jail. The state government has proposed a plan to spend Rs 1,200 crores to turn Sabarmati Ashram into a world-class memorial.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has also given a Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha to mention the depreciating value of the Indian Rupee in the House.
In the notice, Chaturvedi said, "It is a matter of great concern that Indian Rupee has slumped to all time low. The rupee has seen a decline of 17.5 per cent in the last five years, from 65.47 in 2017 to 76.96 on March 7, 2022. The value of Rupee has slumped by 17 per cent in the last five years. The Chinese currency has gained 8.54 per cent against the US Dollar, Malaysian currency also has gained almost six per cent. The currency of Vietnam has gone down by merely two per cent in five years." She further said, "Merely giving a flowery picture of the state of the Indian Economy is not sufficient at this point of time. Concrete measures and actions on the ground have to be taken to push for the growth of the Indian economy."
Whereas Congress MP Manish Tewari has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the Russia-Ukraine crisis, including the evacuation of the stranded Indian students. In the notice, the Congress MP said, "War in Ukraine has consequences - political, economic and strategic for humanity as a whole. In addition, the new world order is being created behind a new iron curtain. It has serious implications for India's approach to international relations. In addition to the plight of our students who despite being evacuated continue to face a grim future."
The second half of the Budget session is commencing today and will conclude on April 8. The first half of the Budget session began on January 31 and concluded on February 11.
Amid declining COVID-19 cases in the country, the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are set to resume their normal sittings for the second part of the Budget session. However, the two Houses will continue with most of the restrictions, following the COVID-19 protocol, seen in the earlier parts of the Parliament sessions.
The two Houses of Parliament will continue to follow the social distancing norms in the seating arrangements of the members by utilizing both the chambers and visitors' galleries. The second half of the Budget session will conclude on April 8. The first half of the Budget session began on January 31 and concluded on February 11.