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Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs’ 50-hour protest continues

New Delhi: The relay protest started on Wednesday by 20 Opposition MPs suspended from the Rajya Sabha continued on Thursday. The 50-hour protest is being carried out near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Parliament complex. The 20 Rajya Sabha MPs belonging to DMK, TRS, CPI(M), CPI and AAP, had been suspended on Monday...

AAP MP Sanjay Singh gives adjournment notice in RS over ‘misuse of CBI, ED against Delhi govt’

New Delhi. Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh has given a Suspension of Business notice under Rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha over what he has called “misuse of CBI and ED against the Delhi government”. Last week, Delhi LG VK Saxena recommended a probe by CBI into Delhi’s liquor policy, directly naming Deputy Chief...

Opposition protests against GST in Parliament, demands urgent debate

New Delhi: Opposition MPs in the Parliament were seen protesting against the new GST rates that came into effect on July 18. The Monsoon session of the Parliament began on Monday. “This morning in the Rajya Sabha the Opposition led by the Congress demanded an URGENT debate on price rise and senseless GST rates on...

Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, RCP Singh resign from Modi Cabinet

New Delhi: Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and RCP Singh resigned from the Cabinet on Wednesday. Naqvi had the portfolio of minority affairs while Singh was the steel minister. Their resignation comes a day ahead of the end of their term as Rajya Sabha MPs on Thursday. They handed over the resignation to PM Narendra...

Both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die

The 2022 Budget Session was to culminate on April 8   New Delhi: The 2022 Budget Session of the Parliament concluded on Thursday, a day before scheduled, after both Houses were adjourned sine die. The 2022 Budget session was held in two parts. The first one began on January 31 and ended on February 11....

Fuel price rise leads to ruckus in Parliament; Opposition parties stage walkout in Lok Sabha

RS MP Mallikarjun Kharge accuses govt of plundering the poor   New Delhi: The echo of protests against the latest fuel price rise was heard in both Houses of the Parliament on Tuesday. The prices of petrol and diesel were raised by 80 paise, while that of domestic LPG was increased by Rs 50. In...

High-level probe ordered in accidental missile firing: Rajnath Singh tells RS

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday apprised the Rajya Sabha of the reported accidental missile firing on March 9. The missile had landed in Pakistan’s territory. However, no damage was reported. “I’d like to tell this House about an incident that occurred on 9th March 2022. It is related to an accidental missile...

Part 2 of Parliament’s Budget Session begins

FM Nirmala Sitharaman presents Jammu and Kashmir budget New Delhi: The Parliament’s Budget Session resumed on Monday after a break of over a month. The session has started on January 29 and continued till February 11 before taking a break till March 13. In view of decline in cases, the Rajya Sabha will function from...

Opposition in Lok Sabha walks out over Yogi Adityanath’s controversial vote appeal

New Delhi: The echo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s controversial vote appeal on Wednesday was heard in the Lok Sabha on Friday. In a video, Adityanath had said the Uttar Pradesh would turn into “Kerala, Bengal or Kerala” if BJP did not return to power. The comment was met with severe criticism not...

Attack on Owaisi: Amit Shah gives statement in Parliament

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah issued a statement in the Parliament on Monday regarding the recent attack on AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s vehicle. Owaisi, an MP from Hyderabad, had a narrow escape when three gunshots were fired at his car in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh on February 3. He was returning to Delhi...

BJP issues whip to Rajya Sabha MPs to remain present in Parliament on Feb 8

New Delhi: All MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Rajya Sabha have been instructed to remain present in the House from February 8 and support the government’s stand. The party has issued a three-line whip to its MPs in this regard. “All BJP members in Rajya Sabha are hereby informed that some...

Budget Session of Parliament to begin today

New Delhi: The Budget session of the Parliament will begin on Monday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table the Economic Survey 2021-22 during the day. Later in the day, Chief Economic Advisor V Anantha Nageswaran who took charge last week will discuss the survey at a press conference. Sitharaman will present the Union Budget for...