Parliament: Rajnath speaks on Udhampur attack, Sushma clarifies Lalit-Gate

New Delhi, Aug. 6 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday made a statement in both houses with regard to the terrorist attacks in Udhampur yesterday and condemned the repeated attacks from across the border.

He stated that interrogation of the captured terrorist is ongoing and indicated the possibility of revealing more details about the attack in due course.

In Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a statement in relation to the allegations made against her regarding Lalit Modi’s travel documents. She informed members of the house that she neither requested nor recommended the British Government to issue travel documents to him.

The Repealing and Amending (fourth) Bill was passed by Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to repeal 295 laws. This includes the repeal of 293 laws and minor amendments to two laws.

According to the Statement of Objects and Reasons of the Bill, this is to update the statute books by repealing obsolete and redundant laws.

The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill was also passed by the lower house. The Bill replacing an ordinance specifies the appropriate area of jurisdiction of the courts with regard to cases of cheque bouncing.

The Lok Sabha continued discussion on Sustainable Development Goals. (ANI)