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Factually incorrect narrative presented over Rajya Sabha MPs’ suspension: RS Secretariat

New Delhi: A day after the Parliament was adjourned sine die ahead of schedule, the Rajya Sabha secretariat attempted to defend the chairman’s stand on suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs and the subsequent stalemate in the House proceedings. “It has been noted with concern that a factually incorrect narrative has been presented based on...

Both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die day before end of Winter Session

New Delhi: The Winter Session of the Parliament has ended a day before its scheduled conclusion on Thursday, December 23. Both the Houses were adjourned sine die on Wednesday. No matter was listed for business in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, giving rise to speculation earlier in the day that the House would be adjourned...

Opposition leaders boycott meeting to discuss 12 Rajya Sabha MPs’ suspension

New Delhi: The Opposition has boycotted the five-party meet called by the government on Monday to discuss the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs. The parties had been invited on Sunday for the meet. Opposition leader met on Monday morning to decide whether to attend it or not. It was then decided that the Opposition...

12 MPs’ suspension: Opposition leaders meet to discuss strategy to demand revocation of order

New Delhi: The 12 MPs’ suspension from Rajya Sabha has become a bone of contention between the Opposition and the government since the start of the Winter Session of the Parliament. Leaders of Opposition parties in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha met on Tuesday to discuss the strategy to demand revocation of the order. The...

Ruckus in Rajya Sabha continues; Naidu refuses to budge on MPs’ suspension

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned thrice on Wednesday by the afternoon due to the ruckus by members demanding revocation of suspension of 12 MPs on Monday. The first adjournment that came soon after it met was till noon. When the House met at noon, it was adjourned till 2 pm and then again...

Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs begin dharna at Parliament

New Delhi: The 12 suspended Rajya Sabha MPs began their protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises. The MPs were suspended by Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu for “indiscipline” on Monday, the first day of the ongoing Winter Session of the Parliament. On Tuesday, Opposition parties urged Naidu to revoke...

12 suspended Rajya Sabha MPs to stage protest at Gandhi statue on Wednesday

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu refused to revoke the suspension order issued on Monday, the first day of the Winter Session   New Delhi: The 12 MPs who had been suspended from the Rajya Sabha on Monday, the first day of the Winter Session of the Parliament, will hold a dharna in front of the...

Day 1 of Winter Session: Parliament passes Bill to repeal farm laws; 12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended

The Bill to repeal farm laws was passed in both Houses in record time; 12 Rajya Sabha MPs have been suspended for ‘indiscipline’ the rest of the Winter Session New Delhi: On the first day of the Winter Session of the Parliament, 12 MPs in the Rajya Sabha were suspended for the rest of the...

BJP won’t field candidate against TMC’s Sushmita Dev in Rajya Sabha bypoll

The BJP on Monday announced that it will not field a candidate for the Rajya Sabha bypoll scheduled on October 4 in West Bengal, which essentially means that TMC leader Sushmita Dev will win the election unopposed. Notably, the Rajya Sabha seat turned vacant as TMC’s Manas Bhunia quit the Rajya Sabha after winning the...

BJP names Sarbananda Sonowal, L Murugan as its candidates for Rajya Sabha bypolls in Assam, MP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced the names of Union ministers Sarbananda Sonowal and L Murugan as its candidates for Rajya Sabha by-elections in Assam and Madhya Pradesh respectively. They will fight for two seats that fell vacant this year. The elections are scheduled to be held on October...

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu breaks down over Parliament ruckus

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu was seen getting emotional as he spoke about the ruckus in the House on Tuesday. He was referring to Opposition MPs climbing on the table and throwing files around while protesting. All sacredness of this House was destroyed yesterday when some members sat on the tables and some...

In the Parliament: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

Demands for discussions on important issues continue in Lok Sabha New Delhi: The one thing that the 2021 monsoon session of the Parliament will be remembered for is the spate of daily disruptions, and not a single day of adjournment-free functioning of either House There are just three days left for the monsoon session to...