All Party Meet

  • All-party meet held to ensure smooth functioning of Budget session July 5, 2014

    Delhi: Days ahead of the budget session, leaders from various political parties met for an all-party meeting in the Delhi on Saturday. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called for the meeting asking leaders to ensure the smooth functioning of Parliament during the Budget session. PM Narendra Modi was present along...
  • Election Commission calls all-party meet today to discuss LS poll preparations February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Prior to the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission has called a meeting of all recognised political parties for the conduct of free and fair elections on Tuesday. With just nearly three months left for the crucial polls, the EC has convened the meeting to discuss election preparations. The...
  • Not pushing Rahul's poll agenda through anti-graft bills: Kamal Nath February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the extended winter session of Parliament, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Monday said that many bills were pending in Parliament and the priority was to pass the six anti-corruption bills. The bills came at a time when the Congress is facing severe criticism over large...
  • Lokpal Bill may have easy passage through RS as UPA, NDA support it December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lokpal Bill is likely to be discussed and passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday as both United Progressive Alliance and National Democratic Alliance are in favour of the legislation. The only major stumbling block remains the Samajwadi Party as it continues to oppose the Bill. The opposition...
  • SP, BSP skip all-party meet, NDA wants Lokpal Bill passed in din December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders told Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari at the all-party meet on Monday that the Lokpal Bill be passed in the din, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) skipped the meeting. The Samajwadi Party is adamant...
  • BJP evasive on Section 377, says government should call all-party meet December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court ruled gay sex illegal, the BJP has evaded any categorical statement on the party's position on Section 377. Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj said, "If the government proposes to make any changes in Section 377, they should call an...
  • Parties seek winter session's extension to discuss contentious issues December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Political parties on Tuesday called for the extension of the winter session of Parliament. At the all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, parties agreed to extend the length of the session, which will have to be cleared by the government. "The suggestion was that we...
  • Meira Kumar calls for all-party meet on Tuesday ahead of winter session December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has called an all party meeting on Monday ahead of the winter session of Parliament which begins on December 5. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has also called for an all party meet on Tuesday to ensure a smooth session of Parliament. The...
  • I have never seen the minutes of the all-party meeting: Arun Jaitley October 4, 2013

    A day after the controversial Bill and ordinance to protect convicted legislators was scrapped by the Cabinet, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley accused the government of fudging minutes of an all-party meeting that was held in September where discussion over the controversial move had taken place. Jaitley...
  • Cong, BJP spar to take credit to kill ordinance on convicted leaders October 3, 2013

    A day after Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party spar to take credit for killing the Bill that protected convicted legislators, CNN-IBN gets the inside story behind the ordinance fiasco and what really happened in the all-party meetings and in Parliament. ...
  • Vadra dominates all-party meet as UPA hopes for consensus on Food Bill August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Robert Vadra land deals issue dominated the all-party meeting on Tuesday. Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said that the government should allow the Opposition to raise the issue in the House. She also said that other critical issues should also be discussed in...
  • Govt calls all-party meet to reach consensus on contentious issues August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has called an all-party meet on Tuesday to reach consensus on contentious issues. Political parties will decide on how the House will function and the passage of the RTI Amendment Bill. The meet has been convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath for early passage of...
  • Govt calls all-party meet on Tuesday on several issues including Food Bill August 12, 2013

    New Delhi: With political parties agitated over plans to bring them under the ambit of RTI Act and the recent Supreme Court judgement on disqualification of lawmakers, the government has called an all-party meeting on Tuesday to firm up a view on the contentious issues. The meeting, convened by Parliamentary...
  • Political parties oppose SC verdict on disqualifying convicted MPs August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: All political parties on Thursday opposed the Supreme Court's verdict on disqualifying convicted MPs. They also opposed the court's ruling that those behind bars can't contest elections. The parties voiced their dissent in an all-party meeting which took place just a few days before the monsoon session of...
  • PM holds an all-party meet on Maoism June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held an all party meet on the Naxal insurgency. An all-party resolution against naxal violence and armed insurgency was passed at the meeting. The meet ended with the Prime Minister assuring full support to the governments in Naxal affected states. The meeting was held...
  • PM's all-party meeting on Naxal issue to be held on Monday June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened an all-party meeting in Delhi on Monday to discuss ways to tackle Naxal menace in the backdrop of killing of Congress leaders in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh in May 2013. The meeting, also to be addressed by Home Minister Sushil Kumar...
  • Shinde proposes Andhra model of policing at all-party meet on Naxals June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Two weeks after the Bastar bloodbath, the government on Wednesday held an all-party meet to firm up its anti-Naxal strategy. Sources say that Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde proposed Andhra Pradesh's model of policing and improvement of local level police stations. There were also proposals to crack down...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: All-party meet ends, no concrete outcome May 30, 2013

    Raipur: An all-party meeting called by the Chhattisgarh Cheif Minister Raman Singh on Saturday's deadly Bastar Naxal attack has ended without any concrete outcome. The Congress boycotted the meeting. It has been decided to hold more such meetings to tackle the Naxal menace. "Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh came...
  • Land Acquisition Bill: All-party meet called on Thursday April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: An all-party meeting has been called on Thursday to discuss the Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to strengthen landowners' rights during acquisition for development. This will be the third all-party meeting on the Land Acquisition Bill. The parties, which failed to arrive on a consensus on the bill...
  • Land Acquisition Bill: All party meet inconclusive April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: An all party meet convened to reach a consensus on the Land Acquisition Bill remained inconclusive on Tuesday with no headway being made at all. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), AIADMK and CPM gave their suggestions, other parties are expected to follow suit by April 15. After all...
  • Land Acquisition Bill: All party meet today April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The government will convene an all party meet on Tuesday to iron out the controversial Land Acquisition Bill. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has called the meeting as the party meet could not reach a consensus by March 7. While the Left wants the Land Bill to be sent...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 20, 2013

    A day after the DMK pulled out of the UPA, the government scrambled to bring a consensus on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue but all efforts were in vain as the all-party meeting ended in complete disagreement. ...
  • All-party meet on Sri Lanka row fails; TMC plans no-trust vote March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) pulled out of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the government on Wednesday scrambled to bring a consensus on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue but all efforts were in vain as the all-party meeting called by Speaker Meira Kumar ended in...
  • News 360: Centre pushes for a resolution on Sri Lanka in Lok Sabha March 20, 2013

    The Centre is working on amendments to the US resolution on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka and is also pushing for a resolution to be passed by the Lok Sabha. The all-party meeting called by Speaker Meira Kumar, however, failed to reach any consensus. ...
  • Live: Age of consent for sex will be 18 yrs, say sources March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: 2:35 pm: Age of consent will be 18 years with provision that a first time offender will be given probation of one year, say sources. Sources add that consenting sex between 16 to 18 years will constitute rape. Government will move the amendments and hopes to take it...
  • Anti-rape Bill: All-party meet today, govt to face hurdles March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: As the government struggles to find consensus on the anti-rape Bill, it is set to face opposition in the all-party meet primarily over lowering of the age of consent. The other contentious issues include stringent punishment for stalking and voyeurism. The protests after the December 16 Delhi gangrape...
  • Anti-rape Bill to face hurdles in all-party meet March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The proposed anti-rape Bill, which seeks to hand down stringent punishment for crimes against women, including rape and acid attack, and lower the age of consent for sex to 16, is set to face hurdles in an the all-party meeting convened by the government on Monday. Samajwadi Party,...
  • Anti-rape law: BJP against lowering age of consent, say sources March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said it favours a strong anti-rape law but has certain reservations on some of the clauses in the Bill cleared by the Cabinet and will voice them in the all-party meeting here on March 18. "BJP agrees with most issues stated in...
  • No consensus on land reform bill in all-party meet March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Political parties failed on Thursday to agree on how to compensate farmers for land acquired for infrastructure and industrial projects, dashing market hopes of a breakthrough. The government wants parliament to pass a bill aimed at speeding up dozens of major projects throttled by India's notoriously slow land acquisition...
  • LS Speaker holds all-party meet ahead of Budget Session February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget Session beginning Thursday, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today held an all-party meeting to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament where opposition is set to target government on issues like corruption in defence deals. Besides Kumar, the meeting was attended by Deputy Speaker Karia Munda,...