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Idea behind a nomination: Learned debate, knowledge, expertise
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Presidential nominees in the present Rajya Sabha are Swapan Dasgupta, Subramanian Swamy, Narendra Jadhav, Suresh Gopi, Mary Kom, Chhatrapati Sambhajiraje, Roopa Ganguly (all nominated in 2016), Rakesh Sinha, Sonal Mansingh, and Raghunath Mohapatra (all 2018).

Govt to press for termination of Lok Sabha membership of one suspended MP
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

The Congress MPs were suspended under Rule 374 of the Rules of Procedure For The Conduct of Business in the Lok Sabha.

No need to fear CAA, says Uddhav Thackeray after meeting PM Modi
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

This was the first meeting between the two after Thackeray assumed chief ministership of Maharashtra. The Sena was earlier a part of NDA, but formed the government in Maharashtra with the Congress and NCP after parting ways with the BJP.

After NPR remark, Uddhav Thackeray gets a coalition reminder from Congress
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The Congress high command on Wednesday expressed its displeasure over Thackeray’s statement and reminded him that he is leading a coalition government.

Bihar: Oppn props up Sharad Yadav in bid to take down Tejashwi; RJD says no way
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Lalu Yadav, who is in jail in Ranchi in a fodder scam case, is learnt to have been informed of reservations of some of the allies on Tejashwi’s leadership but was not receptive to any suggestion for change.

Media access to Central Hall of Parliament under scrutiny, review likely
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Access to Central Hall, where members of both Houses of Parliament meet, is currently granted to only over 200 senior journalists who have fulfilled the criteria laid down by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

Lok Sabha: Ghosh makes ‘Shikhandi’ barb at TMC, Owaisi asks why is PM afraid of Muslim women
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

BJP member from Medinipur, West Bengal, Dilip Ghosh said his state suffered the most as anti-CAA protesters burnt trains and dislocated railway tracks.

All-Party Meet: Oppn says address anti-CAA stir, PM calls for talks on economy
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to sources, told the leaders: “Most of the members have asked for discussion on the economic situation concerning the country.

Delhi Assembly elections: Door left ajar for allies, each wants ample space
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Dushyant Chautala’s JJP, which shares power with the BJP in Haryana, is learnt to have expressed an interest in fighting from 12 seats — including Najafgarh, Mundka, Mahipalpur, Mehrauli, Nangloi, Badarpur, Devli and Chhatarpur.

Govt & BJP blame Opp, but allies back students, JDU says sack V-C
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The party’s ruling ally in Bihar, JD(U), demanded the immediate sacking of Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, and an inquiry by a Supreme Court judge into Sunday’s violence on the campus.

Explained: How the Preamble was adopted
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

The Constitution, particularly its Preamble, has frequently been at the centre of the ongoing debate over the Citizenship Amendment Act. How it was introduced in the Constituent Assembly, discussed, and adopted.

Ajit Pawar to be deputy chief minister in Uddhav government, Ashok Chavan also to get Cabinet post
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

The Congress has a total quota of 13 ministers, besides the post of the Assembly speaker.

Pragya’s privilege complaint against Rahul Gandhi sent to panel
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Birla, who was addressing a media conference, stated in response to a question that he had sent complaints against different members to the committees concerned. It was now for these panels to take a call on them.

Explained: Anglo-Indian quota, its history, MPs
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Constitution Amendment passed by Parliament effectively does away with reservation for Anglo-Indian members in Lok Sabha, Assemblies. A look at these provisions, and MPs nominated under this quota.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill divisive, stokes fear, insecurity: Opposition
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

With the BJD, AIADMK and YSRCP backing the Bill, and former BJP ally Shiv Sena not openly opposing it, the ruling alliance is set to cross the halfway mark in the 240-member House, where five seats are vacant.

BJP allies back Citizenship Amendment Bill, Shiromani Akali Dal asks why Muslims out
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

While JD(U) and LJP backed the Bill, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Sukhbir Singh Badal asked, “I just want to request, why don’t we add the names of Muslims in this Bill ?”

Castration to lynching, MPs seek stringent action for rape
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said there is no room for any mercy or age considerations for heinous offenders.

Lok Sabha Speaker and unruly MPs: What House rules say
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Rule 378 of the Rules for the Conduct of Business states: “The Speaker shall preserve order and shall have all powers necessary for the purpose of enforcing own decisions.”

Deal in works: Uddhav Maharashtra CM for five years, deputies from Congress, NCP
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Sources said that if all goes according to plan, the new formation will have two Deputy Chief Ministers — one each from the NCP and Congress.

Let Farooq attend, Opposition tells PM at all-party meet before House session
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Buoyant after the recent Assembly election results which didn’t give the BJP the results it expected, the Opposition is gearing up to take on the government over the economic slow-down, unemployment and farm distress, apart from Kashmir.

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