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Delhi Confidential: Long Shifts

Besides being keen to ensure that new Lok Sabha members get to speak in the House in the first session, Speaker Om Birla is also conscious about not letting senior members lose their opportunity.

Delhi confidential: Lift Out Bad Luck

With the BJP frequently inducting legislators and political leaders from different parties, MPs from other parties seem to be taking extra care not to be seen with BJP leaders.

Delhi Confidential: Across Party Lines

Muraleedharan had requested senior Congress MP and former defence minister A K Antony to convene a meeting of all Kerala MPs.

Delhi Confidential: Now, Or Later

Former CWC member Anil Shastri, son of late ex-Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, tweeted that if the Congress has to survive it has to have a president at the earliest, and that there is no better person to lead the party than Priyanka.

Delhi confidential: Quick decision

Since deciding on Sharad Yadav’s resignation, Naidu has been insisting that Presiding Officers should decide on such matters in the quickest possible time, and decide within three months whether it’s a case of defection.

Delhi Confidential: Putting Congres In A Spot

During passage of the Bill by voice vote, Owaisi demanded a division, a move supported by Home Minister Amit Shah, who said this would expose who are supporting terrorism.

Delhi confidential: House cleaning

While several MPs posed with him for a photo-op with new broomsticks, Birla also helped himself to a dust-pan to actually lift some garbage and put it into a waste bin.

Delhi confidential: Lunch or Speech?

As the speech had eaten well into lunch time, Naidu told the member, who was trying to make a point while Sitharaman was speaking, that nothing of what he was saying was going on record anyway, so why was he “wasting energy”.

Delhi Confidential: Doing It Right

Keen to encourage young and new lawmakers to participate in parliamentary proceedings and debate, he urges them to give notices on time and speak on issues.

Delhi Confidential: A Sporting Meet

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar found time to meet Vijay Amritraj, India’s tennis legend.

Delhi Confidential: Held In Affection

As Yadav came into the House, three minutes before it resumed after lunch, BJP’s Nishikant Dubey went up to him and asked how he was doing. NCP’s Supriya Sule touched Yadav’s feet, helped him take his seat and fix the headphone - “it’s good to see him”, she said.

For A Smooth Session

The opposition is now keen to put the government on the mat on these issues during the Budget this week.