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Opposition draws House plan, no unanimity on Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman post

Sources said lack of unanimity on which party should have the candidate prompted them to delay the decision and wait for the election process to be announced.

Parliamentary affairs minister attacking Opposition a new trend: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien

Days before he demits office as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, P J Kurien on Tuesday said the trend of both the government and opposition indulging in “one-upmanship” should change for smooth functioning of Parliament.


The Kerala challenge

Congress legislators question its Rajya Sabha preferences, call for better representation for youth. Party must not turn a deaf ear

Dissent in Congress over another Rajya Sabha term for PJ Kurien

The revolt against Kurien, who has been a Lok Sabha member for six consecutive terms, came close on the heels of the severe drubbing the Congress faced in the recent by-election at Chengannur assembly segment.

Discontent brewing in Cong over move to give another Rajya Sabha term to P J Kurien

Seventy seven-year-old Kurien was a Lok Sabha MP from 1980-1999 and was elected to the Rajya Sabha in July 2005. He was elected deputy chairman in August 2012.

Remove terrorist tag for Bhagat Singh in DU book by Bipan Chandra: Kurien

MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi assured the Chair that the government will ask the minister concerned — HRD Minister Smriti Irani — to take “necessary steps”.


‘Parties can hand over written objections on vehicles bill'

The Opposition parties have been alleging that the provisions in the bill are too harsh and need a relook, for which it should be referred to a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha. If the bill now goes to the Select committee in Rajya Sabha for consideration, the passage of the bill may get delayed by a year.

No stopping Radha Mohan Singh's speech, Opposition walks out

As he reeled out past and present budget numbers, and statistics pertaining to various programmes of his ministry, restless Opposition members began making noises and requested him to conclude. Even Deputy Chairperson P J Kurien got impatient. At one point, he even threatened to switch his mike off.

Reporting of expunged remarks may be sent to Rajya Sabha Privilege Committee: P J Kurien

He made the remarks after KTS Tulsi (Nominated) said that 50 lawmakers from 12 parties have signed and given a notice under rule 188 for breach of privilege by certain media houses for twisting and distorting of the remarks by Naresh Agarwal (SP).

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over publication of expunged remarks

Terming the issue raised by the Opposition as a serious matter, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said if anything has been expunged, no one can print it and nobody has the authority to file an FIR on the basis of the expunged remarks.