Parliament Session

  • Congress is the largest party in Lok Sabha, should be in Opposition: Mallikarjun Kharge July 6, 2014

    Just a day ahead of the Parliament session, Congress hopes to cement its position as the main opposition party. The Congress which has only 44 seats needs 11 more seats to hold the post of the Leader of Opposition. Party leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday said that the law says...
  • Appointment of new Chhattisgarh governor likely before Parliament session June 24, 2014

    Some BJP veterans are likely to be appointed as governors once some of the incumbents chosen by the previous UPA government make their exit. While governors of Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh have already quit, sources said that many others have been sounded out. "A list is being prepared by the ruling...
  • PM Modi to meet his ministers to decide agenda for Parliament session June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Cabinet ministers on Monday ahead of Parliament session. He will hold consultations with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. The meeting is likely decide the government's agenda for Parliament session, which is likely from June...
  • Parliament session likely from June 4-12 May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A brief session of Parliament is proposed to be convened early next month, probably from June 4 to 12, to enable newly-elected members to the Lok Sabha to take oath besides election of Speaker. The talk in government circles is that it would not act petty on the issue...
  • Cabinet meeting on Parliament session dates postponed to Thursday May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening has been postponed to Thursday morning. On the agenda is finalising dates of Parliament session. Kamal Nath will be the protem Speaker. Also on the agenda will be a discussion on the Polavaram river-linking project in Andhra Pradesh. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held...
  • Watch: Protests in Rajya Sabha as Sibal mentions 2002 riots during debate February 5, 2014

    The Congress was attacked on all fronts on Wednesday as Parliament reconvened for the Winter Session. The death of the Arunachal Pradesh student, the Telangana Bill, the multi-million chopper deal and the Prevention of Communal Violence Bill were all used by the Opposition to launch scathing attacks on the government. ...
  • Opposition playing double game, Telangana Bill at any cost: Kamal Nath February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that the opposition parties are playing a double game and they don't want to pass anti-corruption bills. Speaking to CNN-IBN ahead of the Parliament session, which begins on Wednesday, he said, "I have information that the BJP is saying that they don't want...
  • The Last Word: Will Parliament's last session be a wash out? February 4, 2014

    Ahead of extended winter session of Parliament, there are indications that the session could be a wash out. At an all-party meeting, Opposition parties have already warned that they will not let key bills pass without a discussion. They have also asked the Congress to reign in its own MPs...
  • Parliament to witness a stormy session February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of extended winter session of Parliament, there are indications that the session could be a wash out. At an all-party meeting, Opposition parties have already warned that they will not let key bills pass without a discussion. They have also asked the Congress to reign in its...
  • Hope Parliament passes Telangana Bill: PM February 4, 2014

    The GoM has finalised the draft Telangana Bill, say sources. The draft bill and the Cabinet note are likely to be produced before Cabinet this week, they add. ...
  • Expect ruckus over Telangana bill in Parliament session: BJP, TMC February 3, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress's Sudip Bandopadhyay and the BJP's Sushma Swaraj have expressed reservations on whether the House will be allowed to function amidst the chaos over the Telangana Bill. ...
  • Telangana process to gain momentum post: Parliament session September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The process for formation of separate Telangana state is expected to gain momentum after the conclusion of the Monsoon Session of Parliament on September 6. Government sources said that the Home Ministry would soon take up a note on the matter to the Cabinet which is also expected to...
  • Antony skips ASEAN meet in Brunei for Food Bill debate August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: In view of the ongoing Parliament session and related political activities, Defence Minister A.K. Antony has decided to pull out of the three-day ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus starting in Brunei on Wednesday. The Defence Ministry took the decision in view of the ongoing Parliament session and other...
  • BJP will support Food Bill with some amendments: Ravi Shankar Prasad August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said in principle, the party supported the Food Security Bill but they want some amendments in it. The remarks came just a day ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the BJP on Sunday met at senior leader LK Advani's residence...
  • Congress hopes to pass unchanged Food Bill in Parliament August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of Parliament which will begin on August 5 seems to be a stormy session as Food Security Bill, suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal are likely to be discussed. The BJP had also said that it will corner the government on issues ranging from...
  • Oppose Food Bill draft, want special Parliament session: SP June 3, 2013

    SP leader Naresh Agarwal said Oppose the current Food Security Bill, not averse to a special Parliament session, will register our protest in it. ...
  • Land Bill to be brought in coming Parl Session April 13, 2013

    Anand: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said the Centre will bring in revised Land Acquisition Bill in the forthcoming session of Parliament as there was a political consensus on it. "We will bring the revised bill in this session. All political parties want to get it passed,"...
  • NDA allies meet at Advani's residence ahead of Budget session February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The allies of the National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday held a meeting at the residence of veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament, which is slated to begin from Thursday. This comes hours after Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath...
  • Delhi gangrape: 'BJP leaders will meet President on Tuesday' December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Mounting pressure on the government over the Delhi gangrape issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Leader of Opposition Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Monday reiterated her party's demand for a special Parliament session over the issue. Sushma said that during the Winter Session, her party had raised...
  • Lokpal: BJP meets Prez, asks for special session January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A high level BJP delegation on Thursday submitted a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil demanding reconvening of Parliament session so that voting is conducted on the Lokpal Bill. The delegation, led by senior BJP Leader LK Advani and BJP President Nitin Gadkari, also registered an official protest over the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 15, 2011

    The Opposition's demand for Chidambaram's resignation over 'conflict of interest' cornered the Lokpal-hit UPA further. ...
  • Railways suspends official as MPs don't get berth December 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Railways have suspended a senior railway officer of Danapur division under East Central Railway after some MPs from Bihar could not get AC first class coupe in Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express on Tuesday. Senior divisional operating manager (DOM) Adhar Raj was suspended "for dereliction of duty" after Railway Minister Dinesh...
  • Opposition owes an apology to the nation: Pranab December 23, 2010

    New Delhi: A day after he offered an olive branch in the form of a special parliamentary session on the spectrum scam, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was in a combative mood, asserting that the opposition should "apologise" for not letting parliament function the entire winter session. "They have destroyed the institution....
  • Oppn rejects Pranab's offer for special session December 23, 2010

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Thursday rejected Finace Minister Pranab Mukherjee's offer for a special parliament session on the 2G scam. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday made a dramatic offer to the Opposition for a special Parliament session to debate on the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) in...
  • First day, first show in LS; expect full House June 1, 2009

    New Delhi: After an arduous month-long election and a protracted process of Cabinet formation, the 15th Lok Sabha will finally be set in motion on Monday. The highlights of this session over the next few days will include the election of the Speaker of the House and the President's address....
  • Prez speech in LS almost like Cong campaign February 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Addressing the last session of Parliament before the General Elections, President Pratibha Patil on Thursday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government had acted on all commitments made though the national common minimum programme that had been translated into laws and policies. "A democracy is measured by a simple...
  • 26/11: Modi's comments Vs Antulay remarks this session February 16, 2009

    New Delhi: BJP's anti terror mascot, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, is now finding himself in a spot for taking his image too seriously. A week after he stirred a controversy by stating that the Mumbai terror strikes had local involvement, he is now on the defensive. "I was only saying...
  • Lok Sabha to meet for last session from Feb 12 March 5, 2009

    New Delhi: A fortnight-long session of Parliament, the last of the current Lok Sabha, will begin from February 12. "We have decided to convene the Parliament session from February 12 and it will last till February 26," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told reporters after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee...