Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Parliament Monsoon sesssion


Rajya Sabha ruckus: Opposition rejects inquiry panel, says bid to ‘intimidate’

September 10, 2021 7:24 am

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wrote to M Venkaiah Naidu saying the constitution of the committee seems to be “designed” to “intimidate” MPs into silence.

Day after monsoon session: Govt fields 8 ministers, alleges threats

August 13, 2021 8:33 am

The ministers, including Cabinet ministers Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Pralhad Joshi, Bhupendra Yadav, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Anurag Thakur, as well as Ministers of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and V Muraleedharan, sought the “strongest possible action against those who broke the rules".

Govt derailed House: Opposition draws battelines outside

August 13, 2021 8:33 am

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wrote to Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu condemning “the authoritarian attitude and undemocratic actions of the government”. A delegation of senior Opposition leaders then met Naidu and conveyed their protest.

Explained: Productivity in a Parliament session marred by disruptions

August 18, 2021 8:57 am

The Monsoon Session that ended on Wednesday was the third least productive for Lok Sabha, and the eighth least productive for Rajya Sabha in over two decades. Both Congress and BJP have been responsible for the disruptions.

Insurance Bill among 3 passed amid Opp protests in Rajya Sabha

August 12, 2021 8:48 am

Leader of the House Piyush Goel said that despite the efforts of Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu and others to have fruitful discussions in the House, the Opposition’s aim has been to disrupt its functioning.

187-0: Bill to restore states’ power on OBC list passed

August 15, 2021 10:55 am

The Bill, cleared by Lok Sabha on Tuesday, was passed in Upper House by division vote — 187 in favour and none votes against.

Early end to House session: Venkaiah Naidu breaks down, Birla expresses anguish

August 12, 2021 8:45 am

Both Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla expressed anguish Wednesday over the washout, with Naidu briefly breaking down in the House.

Last week of House session, no sign of thaw, Opposition wants to be heard on Pegasus

August 09, 2021 7:29 am

Overall, ten bills -- including The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and The Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 -- have been passed by both the Houses.

Mallikarjun Kharge, Rajnath Singh in war of words over stalemate

August 06, 2021 3:53 am

“Since Mallikarjun Kharge has mentioned me, I would like to make it clear that I had not made any such assurances (to him). Yes, I talked to him on the phone. I had appealed to him to end this deadlock,” Singh said.

Pegasus stalls Parliament again, comes up in Supreme Court today

August 05, 2021 7:11 am

The standoff disrupted both Houses even as the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Thursday a clutch of petitions demanding a court-monitored investigation into the alleged potential targeting of activists, politicians and journalists using the spyware developed by an Israeli firm.