During the debate in the Upper House on the 128th Constitution Amendment Bill that seeks to reserve a third of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women, members also highlighted the need to accelerate the process instead of waiting for a fresh census and delimitation exercise
Dressed in colourful attire, members of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday got their group photograph clicked in the old Parliament building, hours before legislative proceedings shift to the new Parliament House. Photos/PTI
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday filed his nomination papers for elections to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. After filing the nomination form, Jaishankar thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP leadership and the people of Gujarat for giving him another chance to represent the state in the upper house of Parliament see pics (Photo/PTI)
Women's Reservation Bill: During her address on the Women's Reservation Bill, Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan engaged in a funny exchange with Rajya Sabha Speaker Jagdeep Dhankar. She humorously remarked that if the bill wasn't enacted, the opposition might teasingly label him a "plastic surgeon." She also complimented the opulent quality of the Speaker's chair, playfully suggesting that its comfort might explain his prolonged presence in it. This light banter injected a moment of levity into the serious discussion, showcasing the camaraderie that can exist even in the midst of political debates.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar rebuked Congress MP KC Venugopal over President and Vice President's absence at the inauguration of the New Parliament remarks. While speaking on the Women’s Reservation Bill Congress MP KC Venugopal stated, “it is an insult that the President and Vice President were not present at the inauguration of the New Parliament.” Reacting to it, the Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman said, “We cannot trade on deficiencies. We can't trade the ignorance of others. Let me make it very clear, Vice President and President have been accorded the highest respect in the country. There has been no constitutional transgression. The position of the President and the Vice President or the chairman has to be kept at their level as expected and that was done. And that is what you have seen in last three days also. I would appeal to you as a member of the leading opposition party, you must do your homework. Find out. It does not send a good message when you bring in the President also. Read the constitution and you will find the role has been defined categorically... The President will address every session of Parliament, that was the original prescription in the Constitution. And the (first) amendment was, once a year. President has to act in accord with the Constitution...”
In his first reaction after his suspension, AAP leader Raghav Chadha introduced himself as "suspended Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha" and clarified that he had not forged any signatures.Mr Chadha was suspended from the Rajya Sabha for "breach of privilege" after four MPs alleged that he had violated rules by naming them in a House panel without their consent.
The last day of the Monsoon Session came as a big blow for the Aam Aadmi Party. Party MP Raghav Chadha was today suspended from the Rajya Sabha for his “inappropriate conduct”. Leader of the House Piyush Goyal has moved the motion for the suspension of the AAP leader. Raghav Chadha will remain suspended from the service of the Council, till the Council has the benefit of the report by the Committee of Privileges. Moreover, AAP MP Sanjay Singh’s suspension will also continue beyond the current session. He will remain suspended till the Council has the benefit of recommendation by the Committee of Privileges.
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