The suggestion for devising an independent mechanism to deal with disqualification pleas against lawmakers came in a judgment by which the top court asked the Manipur Assembly Speaker to decide within four weeks the plea of a Congress leader seeking disqualification of BJP lawmaker and Manipur Forest Minister Th Shyamkumar.
The party has given a notice of breach of privilege in the Rajya Sabha as well, demanding an explanation from the government on why it provided the Supreme Court "wrong" information on the Rafale deal. During the Zero Hour, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she has received a notice for privilege motion and the matter is "under my consideration".
The newly appointed pro tem Speaker has had a controversial political history and has earned the ire of the Supreme Court in the past.
The opposition attack is set to gain momentum from next Monday when the government brings its legislative agenda on the table after a two-day special sitting to discuss Constitution and its maker B R Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary. The government has called an all-party meeting today.
If the Congress-backed alliance manages to win in Bihar then the party might just find a new lease of life. Rahul Gandhi may have emerged victorious after the battle of the monsoon session, but then winter is still coming.
Aimed at creating a customs union for India's 1.2 billion people, the Goods and Service Tax (GST) is the biggest revenue shake-up since independence from Britain in 1947. Supporters say it will add up to two percentage points to economic growth.
Congress workers, led by senior vice-president of the state unit Sham Lal Sharma and other leaders, took out a protest march from outside the party office. However, they were halted by the police as Section 144 has been imposed in Jammu.
"For the greater interest of Parliamentary democracy, we are opposed to suspension of 25 Lok Sabha MPs. We are not attending Lok Sabha from tomorrow," Bandyopadhyay said in a statement.
On day one of the Budget session, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) raked up the issue of former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar‘s fake degrees. Following ruckus in the floor of the House, BJP‘s OP Sharma was marshalled out of the Assembly.
Members of Congress, led by Sonia Gandhi, along with those of TMC, Left and NCP staged a walk out after their plea for referring the Constitution Amendment Bill to the Standing Committee was not accepted. AIADMK and BJD also opposed its consideration but did not walk out.
Agitated members of Congress, Left, TMC, SP, RJD and others stormed the Well of the House as soon as Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy laid a copy of the Ordinance, promulgated by the President on April 3.
March's report of just 126,000 nonfarm payrolls-about 120,00 less than expected-signals the potential for a rocky start to trading Monday.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan reportedly communicated the decision to Congress leaders at a function on Monday. A party needs a minimum of 10 percent seats in the Lok Sabha to be considered for the LoP post.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today rejected the Opposition demand for removal of P C Chacko as Chairman of the JPC probing the 2G scam, citing "absence of express provisions in rules".
CNBC-TV18's economy editor Siddharth Zarabi explains that going forward the Winter Session at Parliament could be a washout after the House was brought to a standstill on the first day
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