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Delhi confidential: Noose On Noise

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.”

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Women’s day Pitch: Right to representation, right to respect, right to ride

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.

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Your Right to Know: Govt yet to respond to Speaker’s letter for new Parliament building

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”.

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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?