Parliament News

Government wanted its agenda to be pushed through: Anand Sharma

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

Lok Sabha passes Bill to help India become arbitration hub

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.

Sonia Gandhi leads Congress protest against Rafale deal, CPI and AAP join in

Barring the CPI and AAP, none of the opposition leaders was seen at the Congress protest in front of the Gandhi statue.

Parliament monsoon session: Venkaiah Naidu expunges PM’s comment during Harivansh felicitation

PM Narendra Modi in his speech had showered praise on Harivansh, mentioning little-known nuggets about him. However, during that speech he used a pun on Opposition candidate B K Hariprasad’s initials that many MPs did not appreciate.

On Day One as deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, Harivansh shows rule book to govt

Harivansh, who was elected Deputy Chairman on Thursday, was in the chair in the afternoon when the private members’ business was taken up.

Rajya Sabha: Triple talaq Bill stuck again

Opposition leaders say Bill can’t be taken up without discussion, Law Minister accuses Congress of ‘vote bank politics’

Arun Jaitley returns to House, votes in RS deputy chairman election

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.

Parliament monsoon session: Lok Sabha passes Bill to allow NRIs to vote by proxy

Several members of the Opposition voiced their concern that the proxy chosen by an NRI would vote as per the NRI’s choice.

Parliament monsoon session: Discussion on four GST-related bills gives way to exchange of barbs

Several Opposition members asked for various items to be brought under lower tax categories in the GST, pointed out that GST implementation had been problematic.

There will be differences, we can find a way: Harivansh Singh

In his acceptance speech, Harivansh said he would uphold the dignity of the Upper House and expressed hope that differences would be ironed out through constructive debate, consensus and guidance.

RS deputy chairman poll: Absenteeism, abstentions hobble Opposition hopes of putting up strong fight

At last count, NDA candidate Harivansh had 125 votes. There were 18 absentee MPs, among them one from NDA ally NPF, and two who abstained.

Congress demands Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into Rafale deal

MPs protest in both Houses; will boycott breakfast to felicitate Harivansh, hold dharna at Gandhi statue today