BJP member Nishikant Dubey, who is convener of two sub-groups in the PAC, wrote to the Speaker protesting against Thomas’s decision to call the top Finance Ministry officials.
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi alleged that the government was not allowing him to speak in the Parliament since he had certain evidence that would prove PM Modi’s direct involvement in corruption.
As the members replied with a resounding yes to the request of a holiday on account of Eid-e-Milad, Mahajan said, “Chutti ke liye sab taiyaar hai.”
Singh had announced his resignation in protest against the “injustice” meted out to the people of Punjab following the November 10 Supreme Court verdict on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water.
It all began with the use of an objectionable word by BJP’s Sanjay Jaiswal during Zero Hour on the working of the Medical Council of India (MCI).
When Bihar MP Rajesh Ranjan, alias Pappu Yadav, kept up the noise from his seat, despite repeated refusal from the Speaker insisting that his statement be laid in the House, Mahajan said, “I am not calling you Pappu, nah… So please behave like Rajesh.”
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allowed all women MPs to speak, during both question and zero hours, while the Rajya Sabha too gave its women MPs the first right to speak during zero hour.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan wrote a letter to Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in December last year to construct new building of Parliament in place of the present Heritage Grade-I building, which “has shown signs of distress and over utilisation”.
More than 350 officers of legislative bodies were expected to participate in the two conferences.
Mahajan gave two options for the new building. One option for construction of the new building would be within the Parliament complex itself which would require relocation of certain facilities and services, she said.
The Constitution, she said, guarantees each person the freedom of faith, religion and worship.
All reports to be uploaded immediately after being tabled. The MPs are entitled to purchase an iPad, whose cost will be reimbursed by Parliament.
Capital gets maximum attention as well as criticism, she tells Delhi’s MLAs.
Sathe said that his political views would have no bearing on how he would function.
Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said Sushma had not replied to the seven questions he had raised Wednesday.