LOK SABHA

  • All-party meet ahead of Parliament's Winter Session 10 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday held an all-party meeting to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament during the Winter Session beginning Monday. The meeting was followed by dinner which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Briefing the media after the meeting, Mahajan said 18 parties attended the...
  • Though not the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Congress MP Kharge given LoP seat Yesterday

    New Delhi: Though denied the status of the Leader of Opposition, Mallikarjun Kharge has been allotted the seat normally given to LoP in the Lok Sabha next to that of the Deputy Speaker in the Opposition benches. Kharge, who is the leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha, will...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan convenes all-party meeting on November 22 5 days ago

    New Delhi: An all party meeting has been convened by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on November 22 to ensure that the month-long winter session beginning next Monday is a smooth affair. Mahajan has called leaders of various parties for discussions over dinner. The winter session of Parliament, which has a huge legislative...
  • Laptop scheme cost us Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav 5 days ago

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav blamed his free laptop scheme for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the national convention of the party's women's wing, Mulayam Singh said he had always opposed the distribution of laptops...
  • Mamata Banerjee leaves for Delhi setting off political buzz 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Setting off speculation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for New Delhi on an invitation by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to attend a programme on Jawaharlal Nehru. The chief minister abandoned a plan to attend the closing ceremony of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), to make herself...
  • BJP fails to attract huge crowd at election rallies, uses media to woo voters in Kashmir 6 days ago

    Srinagar: To accomplish 'Mission-44 plus' in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, which is impossible without opening account in the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to use local leading newspapers to woo the voters in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Notwithstanding the stunning...
  • PM Modi failed to bring back black money stashed abroad by Indians: Nitish Kumar November 13, 2014

    Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to bring back black money stashed abroad by Indians within 100 days of taking power, former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday. "Modi had promised to bring back black money after being elected to power. But he has failed to do that...
  • J&K polls: Follow slogan of 'One Booth Ten Youth', says BJP to workers November 13, 2014

    Jammu: To ensure 100 per cent turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, BJP asked party workers to be present at their respective polling booths following the slogan "One Booth Ten Youth" coined during the Lok Sabha polls. "The focus of each and every worker of BJP should be...
  • Congress to take Nehru's legacy to people in a bid to regain its foothold November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After being reduced to just 44 MPs in the Lok Sabha, the Congress is struggling to find its feet and in its hour of crisis, the party has decided to take former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru's legacy to the people and re-emphasise what it stood for. Congress offices...
  • The Congress party : How long will it remain in denial mode? November 8, 2014

    It is now close to six months that the Congress party faced one of its most devastating routs in the Lok Sabha elections. The defeat was so staggering that the party drew a blank in as many as twelve states of the country. Since being voted out of...
  • Modi meets BJP workers in Varanasi, says India has begun to get its 'due' on world stage November 7, 2014

    Varanasi: On his first visit to Varanasi after being ellected as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi met the party workers and extended his gratitude for their support and hard work. Citing the era of "fractured verdicts" in the past few decades, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted that it was only...
  • Not interested in becoming CLP leader: Prithviraj Chavan November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: With his rivals in Maharashtra Congress gunning for him after debacles in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said he was not in the race for the post of CLP leader. "I have asked the party not to give me any responsibility," Chavan...
  • PM Modi visits Varanasi for the first time after assuming office November 6, 2014

    Varanasi (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi who won the Lok Sabha elections by a huge margin from Varanasi visited his constituency on Friday for the first time after assuming charge. Preparations are in full swing and tight security is in place in the ancient temple town where Modi is expected to...
  • Rahul Gandhi holds another round of consultations on party's future November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: On a day Congress suffered a split in Tamil Nadu, Rahul Gandhi on Monday held confabulations with some senior party leaders, including Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy, on the future course in the wake of a string of electoral debacles since the Lok Sabha polls in May. Gandhi, who...
  • Digvijaya Singh pitches Rahul Gandhi's name to lead Congress, party leaders slam him November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday stirred up another hornet's nest by saying that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi should take charge of the party. Singh said, "It's a general feeling within Congress that party has always encouraged younger workers and it's time for Rahul Gandhi to...
  • Rahul Gandhi starts deliberations after string of poll reverses October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi has embarked on brainstorming sessions with senior Congress leaders to decide the future course for the party in the wake of a string of electoral debacles since the Lok Sabha polls in May. As part of the exercise, the Congress Vice President held lengthy consultations with...
  • Parliamentary panel on railways seek views on Railways Bill October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has invited suggestions and views from the public, NGOs, experts and stakeholders on The Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill to amend the Railways Act, 1989 seeks to prevent the filing of larger number of duplicate cases of compensation claims in different benches...
  • Organisational polls should reinvigorate, rejuvenate the party: Rahul Gandhi October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the organisational elections should be utilised to "reinvigorate and rejuvenate" the party following the debacle in the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. In his first formal interaction with top party leaders here after the defeat of Congress in Assembly polls in...
  • Congress holds review meet after Lok Sabha and Assembly poll debacle October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After the rout in the Lok Sabha and the recent Assembly elections, Congress held a review meeting on Tuesday. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi attended the meeting of Congress General Secretaries and State Presidents. Congress suffered its worst ever defeat in the Lok Sabha polls and in the...
  • Battle for succession deepens as CPM introspects on its way forward October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: At day two of the central committee meeting on Monday, differences within the CPM's top leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury were out in the open. The party which faces an existential crisis after being reduced to just 9 seats in the Lok Sabha polls has its two...
  • Winter Session to commence on November 24, government hoping to clear most pending bills October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Winter session of Parliament will start from November 24 and conclude on December 23 during which a heavy legislative agenda is on the cards. There are eight bills pending in Lok Sabha and 59 in Rajya Sabha. The government is hoping to clear most of the pending bills...
  • Lok Sabha seating plan likely to be approved before winter session October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for the finalisation of the seating arrangement in Lok Sabha is expected to be over next month, almost six months after the constitution of the new House. "We expect the arrangement to be in place before the winter session," said an official at Parliament over the...
  • 401 Lok Sabha members yet to declare assets details October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 400 incumbent Lok Sabha members including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Lal Krishna Advani and Rajnath Singh have not yet declared their assets and liability details, according to an RTI reply. Lok Sabha Secretariat said in an RTI query said the assets details of 401 members of Lok...
  • 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...
  • IAF choppers undertook 1,600 sorties during LS polls: Arup Raha October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent Lok Sabha elections saw Indian Air Force helicopters undertaking 1,600 sorties to take officials and equipment around the country while it handled about 3,500 chopper sorties in wake of Uttrakahnd flood last year rescuing more than 25,000 people. These were some of the snippets from the history...
  • Pritam Munde breaks Modi's Lok Sabha record, secures highest winning margin October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and daughter of late union minister Gopinath Munde polled a staggering 9,22,416 votes in the Beed Lok Sabha by-poll, surpassing the record set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pritam trounced her nearest Congress rival Ashok S. Patil by a margin of over 6,96,321 votes which is...
  • Congress fights Maharashtra, Haryana polls with old guard, loses badly October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Even after its massive and humiliating drubbing in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, the Congress seemed to have learnt no lessons. With no change in the leadership, the Congress fought the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana with the old guard and lost badly. After being reduced to almost...
  • Counting of votes for Maharashtra, Haryana polls on Sunday October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Counting of votes for the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity after the Lok Sabha polls, will be held on Sunday. The vote counting for the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly will start at...
  • Voting begins for Kandhamal LS bypoll amid tight security October 15, 2014

    Phulbani: Voting began for by-election to Odisha's communally sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency where an estimated 11.4 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. Amid tight security, polling commenced at 7 am in the Maoist-hit constituency spread over Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Ganjam and Boudh districts. The bypoll was necessitated following death...
  • Lok Sabha staff donate day's salary in PM relief fund October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Officers and staff of the Lok Sabha Secretariat have donated a day's salary towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and handed over a cheque for Rs 14 lakh as the contribution towards the Fund....