Proceedings in Rajya Sabha resumed at 1 pm on Tuesday after Deputy Chairman Harivansh agreed to have a discussion on the pandemic situation in the country. The health minister is expected to address the House at 5 pm. Reports suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may also speak on the matter later in the evening.
Earlier, both Houses of the Parliament were adjourned minutes after proceedings began on the second day of the monsoon session amid protests by Opposition MPs on rise in fuel prices and the alleged hacking of phones using the Pegasus spyware.
The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm.
Opposition parties held a meeting ahead of proceedings on Tuesday and have decided to raise the Pegasus project matter in the House. Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw is scheduled to make a statement on the matter in the Rajya Sabha.
The Monsoon Session of Parliament will conclude on August 13.