Voting in an Indian election can be done in three ways — in person, by post and through a proxy. Under proxy voting, a registered elector can delegate his voting power to a representative.
Somnath Chatterjee appealed to MPs: “I want this institution, which I have been associated with for nearly 40 years to function and for democracy to be strengthened. I am going back with a lot of pain and agony from this House.”
Somnath Chatterjee, who was associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), served as Lok Sabha Speaker from 2004 to 2009 during the UPA-I rule.
The highlight of the session was the no-confidence motion brought against the government by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Congress in the third session of the Parliament and the passage of the SC/ST and OBC bill in the Upper House.
As the monsoon session of Parliament came to a close on Friday, both presiding officers complimented the members over the way the proceedings went.
The Opposition has been positive and honest on its commitment to ensure that Parliament functions and takes up legislation as well as important public issues, says Anand Sharma
Responding to the debate on the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2018, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the new legislation provided for time-bound settlement of disputes as well as accountability of the arbitrator.
Opposition must ask why it couldn’t rally its troops, or win over fence-sitters in a House where numbers are not tilted against it
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The BJD, significantly, has taken sharp turns in a span of 20 days. It abstained from voting on the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, appeared on the same page as the BJP on the NRC issue and, crucially, backed the NDA candidate.
Replying to the debate on the Bill in the Upper House, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot said that all those who spoke on the Bill had supported it.
Jaitley spent a little over an hour in the Rajya Sabha, voted in the deputy chairman election and felicitated newly elected deputy chairman Harivansh Singh.
Several members of the Opposition voiced their concern that the proxy chosen by an NRI would vote as per the NRI’s choice.