Lok Sabha

  • Decision on LoP in Lok Sabha based on rules: Sumitra Mahajan 5 days ago

    A day after the Supreme Court questioned the government over the absence of a Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has defended herself, saying the decision was based on rules. She added that the apex court had made no observation against her. ...
  • Amit Shah anointed BJP president, Party charts poll strategy August 9, 2014

    Amit Shah officially took over as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President in the party's National Council meet held on Saturday in New Delhi. The next big challenge for him are the upcoming assembly elections in Mahrashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Shah's mentor Prime Minister Narendra Modi has...
  • BJP using language of arrogance, says Rajeev Shukla August 9, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla hit out at BJP's new President Amit Shah and said that this was the language of arrogance. "I think this is the language of arrogance. In a democracy it happens that parties come and go. For someone to say that he will eliminate the Congress...
  • Rahul's new avatar in Lok Sabha a well thought strategy by Congress August 6, 2014

    Facing an unprecedented criticism, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi displayed some rare aggression and stormed into the well of the Lower House on the issue of communal violence. But Rahul's new avatar inside Lok Sabha, where he has usually remained silent, is a part of a well thought out strategy....
  • My duty is not to let the Question Hour be interrupted: Sumitra Mahajan August 6, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, 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. ...
  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post July 25, 2014

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • Staffer on fast force fed: Politics of goondaism by Shiv Sena? July 23, 2014

    There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • Congress should revisit their own procedures on TRAI, says Uma Bharati July 11, 2014

    The amended Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The TRAI Bill has to be amended to allow the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Defending the government, Uma Bharati said, "Tell the Congress to revisit...
  • TMC MP apologises for calling Lok Sabha Speaker a mouthpiece of Modi July 9, 2014

    A day after the Trinamool BJP members clashed in Parliament over allegations of abuse being hurled at each other, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee called Sumitra Mahajan a Speaker of Narendra Modi. He later apologised for the comment. The TMC demanded action against BJP MPs who allegedly abused TMC women MPs...
  • News 360: Economic Survey 2014 says FY15 GDP growth seen at 5.4-5.9 pc July 9, 2014

    India will probably unveil bold reforms in its Budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a survey showed. ...
  • TMC-BJP 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 non-functional most of the time through the year. I don't want to comment on what the speaker had to say. However, I...
  • TMC, BJP scuffle in Lok Sabha: Who is to be blamed? July 8, 2014

    Unruly scenes were witnessed in Parliament as Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janata Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha. The TMC also alleged that one of the BJP MPs was drunk but they cannot say who it was. ...
  • Congress is not going to request for main Opposition post: Kharge June 12, 2014

    Congress MP Mallikarjuna Kharge on Wednesday told CNN-IBN that the Grand Old Party of India would not request the Lok Sabha Speaker to grant it the post of main Opposition. ...
  • Injustice will be done if Congress not given main Opposition status: Rajeev Shukla June 11, 2014

    Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said, "Speaker should show magnanimity and give it (Leader of Opposition) to us otherwise great injustice will be done." ...
  • President's address: The right roadmap for India? June 9, 2014

    Addressing the joint session of Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee laid out the roadmap for the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The President congratulated the newly elected government saying that India had made a wise choice by voting for a united and strong government. CNN-IBN takes the calls...
  • Watch what the word 'elections' does to Cyrus Broacha & team June 8, 2014

    With the nine phase long Lok Sabha elections over and the special series of 'Election That Isn't' having come to a close, Cyrus Broacha and team is ready to discuss anything but politics. ...
  • 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." ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: BJP MP Devjibhai dances outside Parliament June 5, 2014

    Surendranagar BJP MP Devjibhai Fatehpura danced outside Parliament on Thursday before being sworn in. MP Manoj Tiwari was also seen singing outside Parliament. ...
  • Watch: PM Modi, LK Advani, Sonia Gandhi take oath as members of the 16th Lok Sabha June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in as a member of the 16th Lok Sabha on Thursday followed by senior BJP leader LK Advani and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. ...
  • TMC will be a constructive opposition in Lok Sabha: Sudip Bandyopadhyay June 4, 2014

    TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said that his party will play a constructive opposition in the Lok Sabha. ...
  • We will play a constructive opposition in Parliament: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge June 3, 2014

    Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that he is very greatful to Sonia Gandhi for naming him the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Kharge said, "I will raise the issues concerning the people in Parliament." Kharge also said that he believed in smooth running...
  • Is there zero Opposition now to Narendra Modi? June 14, 2014

    The UPA coordination committee met on Tuesday ahead of Parliament session that begins on Wednesday. In their first meeting after the rout in the Lok Sabha elections, UPA discussed the strategy for the session. The Congress had named former railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge as its leader in the Lok Sabha. ...
  • Advani, Joshi still capable of taking up any responsibility: BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha May 31, 2014

    The first open criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's age cut-off for ministers within the BJP has come from Shatrughan Sinha. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, the senior leader said LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are still capable of taking up any responsibility. ...
  • Priority is to take the Look East policy forward: General VK Singh May 29, 2014

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh took charge as the Minister for Development of the North East region. He said his priority is to take the Look East policy forward to enhance development in the region. ...
  • We should not be treated just as a regional party: Shiv Sena May 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi mollified the Shiv Sena on Wednesday after Anant Geete refused to take charge as the Heavy Industries Minister. Geete has now taken charge of his ministry. The party says while it was unhappy with the ministry given to it, it has spoken to Modi about its...
  • Challenges, expectations from Narendra Modi government June 14, 2014

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers assume office, panel of experts on CNN-IBN discuss the challenges in store for the new government. ...
  • Watch: Modi's ministers on their first day at work June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi's ministers took charge of their departments today. Watch what they have to say about their work and what they plan to do. ...
  • Shiv Sena hopeful of getting more posts when the Cabinet expands May 27, 2014

    "In one month there will be an expansion of the Cabinet, Shiv Sena will get more ministerial berths," says Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete who took oath of office in the Modi Cabinet on Monday. ...