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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...

Rajya Sabha elections for 16 seats in 4 states today

41 candidates had earlier been elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha   New Delhi: Rajya Sabha elections will held on Friday to fill up vacant seats in four states, namely Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Haryana. A total of 57 seats seats in the Rajya Sabha are set to be vacated. With 41 candidates from 11...

Dissent brews within Congress over Rajya Sabha nominees

New Delhi: The deliberations within the Congress party at the Nav Sankalp chintan shivir in Udaipur should have breathed in some fresh enthusiasm in the party struggling to hold on to its political significance and pushed for fresh ideas and strategies. However, despite those deliberations, the party appears to be failing in managing the dissent...

AAP nominates 2 Padma awardees for Rajya Sabha from Punjab

Chandigarh: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party has nominated two Padma awardees for Rajya Sabha membership from Punjab. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced that the party had chosen Padma Shri Balbir Singh Seechewal, a river conservationist, and Padma Shri Vikramjit Sahni, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, as its candidates for the Rajya Sabha. The nominations have to...

Kapil Sibal quits Congress, files nomination for Rajya Sabha with SP support

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal is the latest to jump off the Congress ship. Backed by the Samajwadi Party, he filed the nomination as an independent candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Kapil Sibal said he had tendered his resignation from the Congress on May 16 itself. According...

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....

Rajya Sabha adjourned again after ruckus over fuel price rise

New Delhi: The continuously rising fuel prices stalled proceedings in the Rajya Sabha on Monday after the ruckus by the Opposition over rise in prices of fuel and other essential commodities. Prices of petrol and diesel have been revised 12 times in last 14 days, with the cumulative rise at around Rs 8 per litre....

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...

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...

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...