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Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: Both Houses adjourned

Rajya Sabha Highlights: The Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha's monsoon session has been beset with daily disruptions over ethnic violence in Manipur.
Opposition MPs during the discussion on The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.
Opposition MPs during the discussion on The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Rajya Sabha Highlights: The Delhi Services Bill has been passed in the Rajya Sabha. The bill aims to replace the ordinance governing transfers and postings of senior officers in the Delhi government. AAP's Raghav Chadha earlier criticized the bill during a spirited debate in the Rajya Sabha, calling it a "political fraud" and a "constitutional sin" that would lead to an administrative logjam. The debate highlights the ongoing political tensions between the ruling BJP and the AAP in Delhi....Read More

Days after the Delhi services bill was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Home Minster Amit Shah moved the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

The Bill, which replaces the Ordinance over control of bureaucrats in the Delhi government, was passed by a voice vote on Thursday amid a walkout by newly formed Opposition bloc the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.IA). The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has been seeking opposition parties' support against the Ordinance, had issued a three-line whip to its Rajya Sabha members, asking them to be present in the House on Monday and Tuesday. The Congress had also issued a three-lined whip to its MPs asking them to be present in the Upper House till its adjournment on Monday.

Read: ‘Anything can happen’: BJP v/s INDIA bloc spat before Delhi Bill is moved in RS

Floor leaders of I.N.D.I.A met at the office of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in Parliament on Monday morning to chalk out the strategy for the floor of the House.

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Aug 7, 2023 1:04 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to LS Speaker on BJP MP's comments

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has written a letter to LS Speaker Om Birla regarding BJP MP Nishikant Dubey's comments in Lok Sabha today

"We demand under Rule 380 that his remarks be expunged in full and that an inquiry be conducted into how such an allegation was permitted to be raised on the record, writes Chowdhury.

Aug 7, 2023 12:51 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Ashok Gehlot slams Rahul Gandhi's disqualification as ‘BJP conspiracy’

On restoration of Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership, Rajasthan CM & Congress leader Ashok Gehlot says, “A message has been sent to the entire country. This was a conspiracy carried out by the BJP leaders because they feared the success of Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra...The BJP has been exposed...If there's someone giving competition to PM Modi, then it is Rahul Gandhi.”

Aug 7, 2023 12:38 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: BJP's Sushil Modi says Rahul Gandhi not ‘blame free’

On restoration of Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership, BJP leader Sushil Modi says, "He (Rahul Gandhi) is still not 'blame free', only his conviction has been stayed. His appeal is still pending in court...This is a common procedure...The Supreme Court has also said that 'it was not in good taste'. The court has made such strong remarks about Rahul Gandhi...The restoration of membership will not affect the health of Congress."

Aug 7, 2023 12:26 PM IST

Monsoon Session Live: Leaders react to Rahul gandhi's return to Parliament

"It's good that Rahul Gandhi is back to the Parliament. We are hopeful that he will work for making the country strong," says former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah on restoration of Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership.

"I think it's unfortunate that they are celebrating a mere stay on the conviction (of Rahul Gandhi in defamation case) by the Supreme court and showing it as a victory," opined Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.

Aug 7, 2023 12:13 PM IST

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2pm

After Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha was also adjourned till 2pm as Rahul Gandhi made his way back to Parliament four months after being disqualified as MP

Aug 7, 2023 12:09 PM IST

 Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Rahul Gandhi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi after arriving at the Parliament House.

Aug 7, 2023 12:09 PM IST

Monsoon Session Live: 'Rahul Gandhi Zindabad' slogans raised at Parliament

I.N.D.I.A alliance leaders raised 'Rahul Gandhi Zindabad' slogans as they welcomed him to the Parliament. Congress leaders were also seen distributing sweets outside the Parliament to celebrate reinstation of Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership.

Aug 7, 2023 12:00 PM IST

Monsoon Session Live: Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi arrived at the Parliament amid the ongoing monsoon session.

Aug 7, 2023 11:57 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Gandhi updates his X account bio after MP status restored

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi updates his X (formerly Twitter) account bio from 'Dis'Qualified MP' to 'Member of Parliament' after Lok Sabha Secretariat restored his membership today.

Aug 7, 2023 11:55 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Opposition bloc leaders raise slogans welcoming Gandhi

I.N.D.I.A alliance leaders raised slogans in favour of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and the opposition alliance as he is set to return to Parliament in a short while.

Aug 7, 2023 11:53 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi leaves from 10 Janpath in Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves from 10 Janpath in Delhi to return to Parliament

Aug 7, 2023 11:47 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Sonia Gandhi arrives

Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson and Lok Sabha MP Sonia Gandhi arrives at the Parliament.

Aug 7, 2023 11:43 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Congress MP Rajani Patil's suspension revoked

Rajya Sabha Chairman revoked the suspension of Congress MP Rajani Patil from House after motion in the House.

Aug 7, 2023 11:39 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Opposition MPs protest inside Rajya Sabha 

Opposition MPs protest inside Rajya Sabha demanding discussion on Manipur issue. 

“Manipur is burning”, said Congress MP KC Venugopal to which Union Minister Piyush Goyal retorted, “Govt is ready but the opposition is running away from the discussion, we condemn it. I request you (Chairman) to have a discussion on the Rajasthan issue as well.”

Aug 7, 2023 11:17 AM IST

RS adjourned till 2 pm

Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm as the opposition clashed with the ruling party over Manipur violence and crimes against women in Congress-ruled state of Rajasthan.

Aug 7, 2023 11:13 AM IST

Gandhi to return to Parliament today

After his status as Wayanad MP was restored on Monday, Rahul Gandhi is set to return to Parliament at 11.45 am.

Aug 7, 2023 11:06 AM IST

LS adjourned till 12 pm

Amid Rahul Gandhi's return to Lok Sabha, the lower house was adjourned till 12 pm on Monday.

Aug 7, 2023 10:41 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Celebrations underway after Gandhi's MP status restored

I.N.D.I.A alliance leaders celebrate the restoration of Lok Sabha membership of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at the Opposition strategy meeting.

Aug 7, 2023 10:24 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership restored

Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership restored after Supreme Court stays conviction in Modi surname case, the Lok Sabha secretariat said in a notification.

Aug 7, 2023 10:05 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: ‘Our right…’: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Gandhi LS membership

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on restoration of Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership says, "We've given all the documents including order copy. We will meet Lok Sabha Speaker today and if needed we will protest as well. It is our right..."

Aug 7, 2023 10:03 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Congress to approach SC if Gandhi's MP status not restores by evening, reports ANI

Congress party is likely to move to the Supreme Court tomorrow if Rahul Gandhi's membership is not restored by Monday evening, reports ANI cittng sources

Aug 7, 2023 9:54 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: ‘Hopeful that Rahul Gandhi LS membership will be restored today’: Congress MP

Congress MP Pramod Tiwari says, "Supreme Court has stayed the conviction of Rahul Gandhi... I am hopeful that as per the rules, Lok Sabha Speaker will restore Rahul Gandhi's membership today... We will oppose it (Delhi Services Bill)..."

Aug 7, 2023 9:37 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live | Delhi services bill, Manipur violence, no-trust motion: Stormy week ahead for Rajya Sabha

The remaining five days of the monsoon session will see intense debates in both houses of Parliament as the Lok Sabha will debate the no-confidence motion from Tuesday and the Rajya Sabha will discuss the contentious Delhi services bill on Monday, even as the Opposition is likely stand its ground on the Manipur issue that has led to an impasse in the Upper House.

Aug 7, 2023 9:33 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Sanjay Raut calls BJP ‘jealous’ of AAP's ‘good work’

On Delhi Services Bill, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray Faction) MP Sanjay Raut says, "This bill is an attack on the federal structure of India. During the elections, they (BJP) had said that they will give statehood to Delhi but lost the election to Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal's govt is doing good work in various fields including education, health. They are jealous... We will oppose it in the Rajya Sabha."

Aug 7, 2023 9:32 AM IST

Parliament Monsoon Session Live: ‘Experimental bill to weaken…’: AAP MP on Delhi ordinance

“This is an experimental bill that BJP is introducing, starting from Delhi...wherever there are non-BJP govts, they will introduce this bill and weaken the state govt. The parties which believe in Democracy will oppose this...,” says AAP MP Sushil Gupta on Delhi Services Bill

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