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.
Amid the ongoing Indo-Canadian Nijjar row, the US has been and will continue to remain in touch with Indians at high levels over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's allegations that the Indian government was behind the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on September 21 (local time). On whether US President Joe Biden intends to speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue and whether the allegations could disrupt the US efforts to boost its ties with India, Sullivan said, "I am not going to get into the private diplomatic conversations that have either already happened or going to happen on this topic. Only to say that we have been and will be in contact with Indians at high levels on this issue. It is a matter of concern for us. It is something we take seriously,” said Jake Sullivan.
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...”
Amid the ongoing Nijjar row, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor criticised the expulsion of the Indian diplomat from Canada. The strained relationship between India-Canada reached an all-time low after the Canadian PM alleged India’s involvement in Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing. The allegation triggered a political storm as Canada expelled a top Indian diplomat and stated his involvement in Nijjar’s murder. Hours later, India rejected the allegation made by Canada and expelled a Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move.
The Lok Sabha recently passed the historic Women’s Reservation Bill. Union minister Amit Shah stated that a census will be carried out to implement the Women’s Reservation Bill. From hitting out at opposition to promising census and delimitation exercise after elections, here are Amit Shah’s top five moments while speaking on Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha.
21 September,2023 11:44 AM IST
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