An objectionable word used by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers in his reply was also expunged by the Chair after vociferous protest by the Opposition members.
The Bill was passed with the full strength of the treasury benches, though several oppn members were not present.
Tendulkar, nominated to the Rajya Sabha in April 2012, rarely comes to Parliament for which he has been often criticised.
“The Prime Minister should come to the House and make a statement,” Azad said.
Unlike others who have had to leave after completing their parliamentary terms, Amar Singh has so far managed to stay on.
Speaker Meira Kumar was made a member of the 21-member panel but is now learnt to have opted out.
Different parties rule at state and national levels. It is not yet clear if this is a sign of maturing democracy or a crisis of governance
Patel’s cremation will be held on Sunday in accordance with his last wish.
Das slammed the administration for promising FSI without allied services, for depleting open spaces.
The existing executive order will lapse on April 5.
It says the government had consulted the opposition and addressed their concerns, but “the opposition ganged up under the leadership of [the] dying Congress to stall the proceedings.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari has admitted a motion for impeaching Justice S K Gangele of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The petition for the impeachment of Justice Gangele follows charges of sexual harassment against him by a former Additional District and Sessions Judge. A Rajya Sabha bulletin said, “The Chairman has, under section 3 […]
The Congress and the Left parties voted against the two bills while the JD(U) walked.
Unhappy over not getting much support in blocking two key bills in Rajya Sabha, Congress alleged the opposition parties were “compromised”.
Both the bills were opposed by the Congress and the Left parties, moving several amendments all but one of which were rejected.