Parliament

  • Government cracks the whip on RJs for mimicking MPs: Are we becoming a humourless society? 6 days ago

    The government has said that it will take action against Radio Jockeys on FM channels airing jokes on MPs and mimicking them. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha demanding action against such RJs. ...
  • TDP vs TMC: Battle for a room in Parliament, another low in parliamentary behaviour? August 12, 2014

    There has been another case of politicians misbehaving in Parliament, but this time not in the Well of the House. A scuffle broke out between Telugu Desam Party and Trinamool Congress MPs in the halls of Parliament on Tuesday after TDP MPs refused to vacate an office allotted to the...
  • Sachin & Rekha no-show in Parliament: Should absentee MPs be removed? August 8, 2014

    The absence of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Rekha in the Rajya Sabha created uproar yet again in the House on Friday by the members of Parliament. Addressing the House over the issue, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said that action can be taken against members only if...
  • 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....
  • Is political snooping a reality? July 30, 2014

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Is there a bias against Hindi speakers in civil services exams? July 16, 2014

    After the government urged the Union Public Service Commission to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the issue was raised in Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of state for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha that no aspirant will discriminated against on the basis of language. ...
  • News 360: Centre strongly disapproves of Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 15, 2014

    With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the issue disrupted...
  • Does TMC have double standards when it comes to matters of women abuse? July 9, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress protested on Wednesday against the Bharatiya Janata Party over the alleged scuffle that took place in Parliament on Tuesday. CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhonsle asks panel of expert whether the TMC have double standards when it comes to matters of women abuse. ...
  • 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 crossing all lines by disrupting Parliament: Venkaiah Naidu July 9, 2014

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the Trinamool Congress MPs were abusing those who voted for them by disrupting Parliament. "There is a procedure to protest against issue but TMC is crossing all lines by disrupting Parliament," he said. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 8, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • BJP government failed to deliver its poll promises: Veerappa Moily July 7, 2014

    Former Union minister Veerappa Moily on Monday said that the main issue is not about letting the house function, but rising inflation. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Moily said, "BJP government came to power on promise of tackling inflation, governance and removal of corruption but it has failed to deliver...
  • 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...
  • Budget 2014: Educom hopes archaic laws that govern private capital investment into education July 2, 2014

    With just days left for the annual Budget to be presented in Parliament, MD of Educomp Shantanu Prakash said that there are several archaic laws that govern private capital investment into education. ...
  • Every MP shouldn't speak to the media, it's the party spokesperson's job: MoS Krishan Pal Gurjar June 28, 2014

    Newly elected BJP MPs are attending a two-day orientation programme in Surajkund, Haryana. According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned MPs against loose talk in front of the media. ...
  • Budget Yatra: Watch what farmers want in the new Budget June 25, 2014

    As part of our special series on upcoming annual Budget, CNN-IBN visits the villages in Haryana to know farmers' expectations from the new government. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on the empty seats of Parliament June 22, 2014

    Parliament session gets over before it starts. The seats seem to be empty and hardly any work is done. The state of affairs are sad. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre stands by Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag's appointment as Army Chief June 11, 2014

    Despite the hullabaloo surrounding former Army chief and MoS, VK Singh's differences with the anointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the UPA's decision to promote Suhag. ...
  • 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." ...
  • 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: In conversation with Parliament's new faces May 23, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey talks to BJP's first time MPs outside the Parliament. Babul Supriyo, Satyapal Singh, Udit Raj, Manoj Tiwari, VD Ram and Heena Gavit talk about their roads ahead. ...
  • It is natural for Narendra Modi to be emotional: Smriti Irani May 20, 2014

    BJP leader Smriti Irani said it is natural for Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to be emotional. She said, "I have seen his emotional side before. Anybody in his position, who has been at the receiving end of the Congress party and also a man who through his struggle has attained...
  • Watch: Analysis of Modi's speech in Parliament's Central Hall by Rajdeep Sardesai May 20, 2014

    An emotionally high Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party on Tuesday elected Narendra Modi as its leader, officially making him the Prime Minister-in-making. The meeting saw party patriarch LK Advani and Modi break down while speaking of the party and their service. ...
  • There will be no 'the' Leader of Opposition: Subhash Kashyap May 17, 2014

    Political scientist Subhash Kashyap has said that there will be no "the" Leader of the Opposition since no party, including the Congress, has the numbers required for it. ...
  • Need a strong voice to represent us in Parliament: Nagaland voters April 9, 2014

    Voting is being held for one seat in Nagaland. Some voters CNN-IBN spoke to said they were voting for change. ...
  • Power of 49: Parliament takes issues of women seriously, says Sibal March 21, 2014

    Union Minister Kapil Sibal stressed that the Parliament takes the issues of the women very seriously. The Union Minister asserted that leaders across the political divide have always come together to address the problems of the women. ...
  • Watch: MPs preparation before attending Parliament session in TWTW February 23, 2014

    In this episode, Cyrus Broacha takes on Parliament disruptions. The 15th Lok Sabha is the least productive in the history of India. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on the 15th Lok Sabha February 23, 2014

    In this episode, Cyrus Broacha takes on Parliament. The 15th Lok Sabha is the least productive in the history of India. ...
  • BJP, Congress engage in war of words over anti-corruption Bills February 22, 2014

    Questioning Rahul Gandhi's stand on corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley said that the Congress Vice President never commented on scams which shook the conscience of India. He was hitting out at Rahul's remark that the Opposition does not want to pass anti-corruption Bills. ...