Asked about her message for the members of the 17th Lok Sabha, she said, “What message? People will remember. My heart is with the Lower House. I was member of the Lok Sabha for three decades. I am getting a feedback that Lok Sabha will miss me.”
Mahajan, who will turn 76 in a week, made her decision public in an open letter in which she questioned the delay in announcing the BJP candidate for Indore, a prestigious Madhya Pradesh seat she has represented in Lok Sabha for eight consecutive terms.
Sumitra Mahajan will turn 76 this month — crossing the red line of 75 drawn by the BJP for leaders to be in active politics but followed selectively. The BJP has not fielded many of its veterans, including former presidents L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, in the Lok Sabha elections.
Ahmedabad, Jan 24 (ANI): Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Sunday slammed the statement made by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan against the reservation policy saying that Parliament is the "supreme body" and that there is nothing wrong if discussions are made over there regarding reservation policy.
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that he suggested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of advancing the Budget Session if the Congress supports Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. He added that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier discussed three conditions put by the Congress regarding GST with the party leaders.
In this Idea Exchange moderated by Assistant Editor Pradeep Kaushal, 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. See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/the-opposition-must-have-a-say-but-the-government-must-also-have-a-way/#sthash.CL2fd2Ra.dpuf
Speaking at the Idea Exchange programme of The Indian Express an hour after adjourning the House, Mahajan said she had taken the “stringent decision” with the hope to give the culture of the country’s parliamentary proceedings “a fresh start ” by taking a tough stand against obstructionism in the House.