LOK SABHA SPEAKER

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan extends Diwali greetings October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan greeted the people on the eve of Diwali. "I extend my greetings and best wishes to the citizens of India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of the festival of lights - Deepawali," she said in her message. Mahajan said the festival symbolizes...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress August 19, 2014

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha asthe Leader...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress August 19, 2014

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha asthe Leader...
  • My duty is not to let the Question Hour be interrupted: Sumitra Mahajan August 6, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that her duty was not to let the question hour be interrupted. Regarding the communal violence bill she said that she was ready to have a discussion as long as things were done in accordance to the rules. ...
  • TMCBJP clash: No comment on Lok Sabha speaker, says Mamata Banerjee July 9, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said, "I have been in the house for many years, I know how it functions. It is nonfunctional most of the time through the year. I don't want to comment on what the speaker had to say. However, I...
  • Ready to discuss LoP issue if Congress approaches: Lok Sabha Speaker July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With Congress raising the pitch on the issue of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said she was ready to discuss the issue with the party if approached. "If somebody comes to me and talks to me, be it Congress or any...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker refuses to comment on LoP row July 7, 2014

    Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said that she will not react on media reports on the Leader of the Opposition issue. "I will speak if someone from Congress comes to me," she said. ...
  • Lok Sabha speaker to meet leaders ahead of budget session July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday will meet leaders of political parties in the Lok Sabha for smooth functioning of the house during the budget session beginning on July 7. The session, which will last over a month, is significant as the Narendra Modi government will present its...
  • CPM leaders to meet Lok Sabha Speaker seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal July 3, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has accepted the apology of its MP Tapas Pal for his rape for revenge remark, a delegation of CPM leaders will be meeting the Lok Sabha Speaker to submit a memorandum seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal. Demands for his resignation have surfaced after a...
  • BJP to send CD of Tapas Pal's remarks to Lok Sabha Speaker July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Demanding immediate removal of TMC MP Tapas Pal from Lok Sabha membership over his controversial remarks, West Bengal BJP on Tuesday said the party will request the Speaker to see whether an MP like Pal has diminished the honour of the House. "We would send a CD of the speech...
  • Develop habit of visiting Assembly library, maintain decorum of the House: Sumitra Mahajan June 29, 2014

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said legislators should develop a habit of visiting Assembly and Parliament libraries and also pressed that they should maintain decorum of the House. "It is very essential for the members of the House to visit Assembly library and read records of old debates on...
  • Will become representative of all, not just women: Sumitra Mahajan June 6, 2014

    New Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that she will represent every citizen of the country. She said, "I will study past precedent, future situations and then reach any conclusion. I have always been saying that when I become the member of Parliament, I become the representative of all not...
  • Congress leader Kharge congratulates new LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan June 6, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge congratulated Sumitra Mahajan for ebing elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker. He said, "We admire you because you have reached this position after working as a corporator, lawyer and deputy mayor." ...
  • Speaker assures justice to everyone in LS functioning June 6, 2014

    Describing her assignment as glorious and challenging, newly elected Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday assured members that she would not let them down and try to do justice by fulfilling their expectations. Expressing gratitude to members for electing her unanimously, the 71yearold Indore MP said country's 1.25 billion people...
  • Sumitra Mahajan elected Lok Sabha Speaker, second woman to occupy the post June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday got its second woman Speaker as all the parties unanimously elected BJP MP Sumitra Mahajan for the top post. 71yearold Mahajan, the longestserving woman MP, was elected after adoption of a motion moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seconded by BJP veteran L...
  • Live Blog: Sumitra Mahajan elected Lok Sabha Speaker, Modi and other MPs congratulate her June 6, 2014

    After all the newly elected Lok Sabha members were administered the oath, election to the post of Lok Sabha Speaker took place....
  • Sumitra Mahajan to be elected as Lok Sabha Speaker today June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran BJP MP Sumitra Mahajan is all set to be elected as the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha, becoming only the second woman after Congress's Meira Kumar to hold post. The Speaker's election will take place on Friday afternoon after the remaining members of the House are...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Sumitra Mahajan nominated by MPs across party lines for LS Speaker post June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan is all set to be the next Lok Sabha Speaker as her name has been nominated by MPs across party lines to acquire the post. The 71yearold leader's name was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was seconded by BJP patriarch LK Advani. Mahajan...
  • BJP's 8time MP Sumitra Mahajan set to become next Lok Sabha Speaker June 5, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan, one of the most experienced Parliamentarians, is set to be the next Lok Sabha Speaker, becoming the second woman to occupy the key position. The acceptance of 71yearold Mahajan, an eighttime MP from Madhya Pradesh, has been procured and a formal announcement about the nomination is...
  • Not aware of any move to make me Speaker of Lok Sabha: Sumitra Mahajan May 29, 2014

    Veteran BJP leader and sitting MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said that she was not aware of any move afoot to make her the Speaker of new Lok Sabha. "No one has spoken to me about making me the next Lok Sabha Speaker," Mahajan told PTI in Bhopal. The MP,...
  • MM Joshi hopeful of Cabinet berth, Modi makes controversial appointments May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office, speculations are already rife over the next Defence Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker. Currently Arun Jaitley has been given additional charge of Defence along with the Finance portfolio. Meanwhile, questions are also being raised over the controversial appointments of...
  • Rajnath Singh offers Lok Sabha Speaker post to LK Advani: Sources May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a day before the Lok Sabha election result are to be declared, Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh on Thursday offered the Lok Sabha Speaker's post to veteran leader LK Advani, said sources. Sources added that Advani has not rejected the offer but wanted the decision to be...
  • Government expedites efforts to select members of Lokpal committee March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has expedited efforts to select seven members and chairperson of the Search Committee for Lokpal, official sources said. However, the government may not be able to select chairperson and members for the anti-graft body before Lok Sabha polls following refusal of...
  • Refer RTI amendment Bill to select committee: MP to LS Speaker August 22, 2013

    Amid growing clamour from civil society against government's move to amend RTI Act to exempt political parties, a member of Parliament has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to refer the proposed legislation to an appropriate standing committee for detailed deliberations. The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2013, which provides...
  • 2G report leaked by someone from JPC, I'm not responsible for it: Chacko April 28, 2013

    JPC Chairman PC Chacko, whose removal has been sought by some panel members, said he would have considered resigning if the demand had come to him directly instead of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar being approached for his ouster. Chacko was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Here is the...
  • Would've thought of quitting if asked directly: Chacko April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: JPC Chairman PC Chacko, whose removal has been sought by some panel members, says he would have considered resigning if the demand had come to him directly instead of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar being approached for his ouster. "If they had come and told me 'you resign',...
  • Gangrape: I am happy girls are protesting, says Meira Kumar December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has come out in support of the people who have taken to the street demanding justice for the Delhi gangrape victim, who was brutally raped and beaten up in a moving bus a week ago. She said to stop crime against women, the...
  • Gangrape victim's family sold land for her education December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: As the outrage over the gangrape of a young girl in New Delhi continues the family of the victim is in deep pain and anguish. The family members had high hopes from the 23yearold and her father had sold his land so that she could continue her...
  • Centre waives Meira Kumar's pending rent payment May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A response to an RTI application revealed that Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar defaulted on a payment of Rs 2 crore. Is she a rent defaulter by not paying rent for a house at 6, Krishna Menon Marg in New Delhi? CNNIBN has now got a copy of...