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Sumitra Mahajan to inaugurate Speakers’ conference today in Gandhinagar

More than 350 officers of legislative bodies were expected to participate in the two conferences.

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Speaker Sumitra Mahajan writes to Naidu, pitches for new Parliament building

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.

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Criticism, dissent part and parcel of democracy: Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

The Constitution, she said, guarantees each person the freedom of faith, religion and worship.

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Parliament to go paperless from today

All reports to be uploaded immediately after being tabled. The MPs are entitled to purchase an iPad, whose cost will be reimbursed by Parliament.

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Delhi like eldest daughter-in-law of family: Lok Sabha Speaker

Capital gets maximum attention as well as criticism, she tells Delhi’s MLAs.

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Centre defends Sebi appointment; Will act judiciously, says Sathe

Sathe said that his political views would have no bearing on how he would function.

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Suspension ‘last resort’: Speaker hopes chair needn’t do that again

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said Sushma had not replied to the seven questions he had raised Wednesday.

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Delhi confidential: ‘No-Vacancy Tag’

As Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked Union Minister Uma Bharti to place a statement on the table of the House, she inadvertently referred to her as “Shrimati”.

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All are learned here, only I am ignorant: Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Kharge accused the treasury benches of hyperbole and added that they try to use “Chanakya niti”.

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When MPs embarrass their kin

Why didn’t LSTV and RSTV (Rajya Sabha TV) telecast the disorderly conduct throughout the session?


Sumitra Mahajan tells LS TV: Show live footage of protest, let people know

As soon as she said this, Lok Sabha TV started beaming visuals that it had not shown throughout the session — of MPs protesting in the well, standing right next to the Speaker’s chair.

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Lok Sabha: The history and circumstances of suspending MPs

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s decision to suspend 25 Congress MPs wasn’t unprecedented. Does drastic action help run a chaotic House better?

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Speaker to Opposition: 40 MPs want to snatch the rights of 440 members

Although no legislative business was conducted, the speaker conducted the Question Hour and allowed the Zero Hour, which gave ruling party MPs to raise matters of public importance.


Away from Parliament, Captain and his agenda

Amarinder did quit the Congress once. In 1984, after Operation Blue Star, he joined the Akali Dal and became a minister in the Surjit Singh Barnala government.

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The Opposition must have a say but the government must also have a way, says Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan contends that she exhausted all options before suspending 25 Congress MPs, argues media should not be present during standing committee proceedings.