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Lok Sabha session highlights: Rahul Gandhi, K Suresh huddle at Kharge's house for Speaker poll

Lok Sabha session highlights: While NDA has nominated Om Birla for the Speaker post, the Opposition has nominated K Suresh for the position.
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Lok Sabha session live: Rahul Gandhi, K Suresh huddle at Kharge's house for Speaker poll
Lok Sabha session live: Rahul Gandhi, K Suresh huddle at Kharge's house for Speaker poll

Lok Sabha session highlights: For the first time ever, the Opposition has nominated a candidate, Kondikunal Suresh, for the Speaker-post election without unanimous selection. The NDA has fielded Om Birla, and the nominations were closed by 12 pm. The Narendra Modi-led NDA government failed to reach a consensus with the Opposition INDIA bloc, as their demand for the Deputy Speaker post appeared unlikely to be fulfilled....Read More

On the opening day of the 18th Lok Sabha session, 262 newly elected MPs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took the oath. The remaining 281 new MPs, including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, are taking oath today. The election for the Speaker's post is scheduled for Wednesday.

Latest highlights on Speaker's post

- Om Birla from the NDA and Kodikunnil Suresh from the INDIA bloc submitted their nominations for the 18th Lok Sabha Speaker post on Tuesday, prompting the first-ever election for this position.

- Traditionally, since independence, the Speaker and deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha have been chosen through consensus between the ruling party and the opposition. However, with the INDIA bloc's decision to field a candidate, an election has become necessary.

- The INDIA bloc's decision follows their proposal, which was apparently rejected, to demand the deputy Speaker's post in exchange for supporting the NDA candidate for the Speaker post. BJP leader Piyush Goyal stated that their party condemns the Opposition bloc's demand for the deputy Speaker post.

- K Suresh, representing the INDIA bloc, stands out as the longest-serving Lok Sabha MP, having served for 29 years. He secured his eighth Lok Sabha victory from Mavelikkara (Kerala) in the 2024 general elections, having previously represented the seat four times.

- Aside from his parliamentary roles, K Suresh also holds significant positions within the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), serving as its working-president. He has also held the role of chief whip of the Congress Parliamentary Party during the 17th Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha events scheduled ahead

The elections for the appointment of the new Lok Sabha Speaker will take place on June 26

President Droupadi Murmu will address the joint sitting of both houses on June 27, after which the two houses will discuss and pass the motion of thanks on her address. PM Modi will reply to the discussion in both houses next week.

What's the relevance of ‘Emergency period’ now?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his pre-Parliament speech, criticised the Congress over the ‘Emergency period,’ referring to it as a “black spot” on democracy when the Constitution was “discarded”.

On June 25, 1975, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a Congress leader, declared Emergency in India, which led to the suspension of civil liberties, imprisonment of opposition leaders and dissidents, and enforcement of press censorship. The anniversary of the 1975-77 Emergency falls on Tuesday.

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June 25, 2024 11:11 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat slams BJP for denying Deputy Speaker post to Opposition

Lok Sabha session live: Senior CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday attacked the BJP, saying the saffron party was trying to "impose an authoritarian approach to Parliament" by not offering Deputy Speaker's post to the opposition, reported news agency PTI.

She accused the saffron party of failing to learn a lesson from the results of the Lok Sabha polls where it lost more than 63 seats.

"I believe the lesson that the BJP and its leadership should have learned from the Lok Sabha election, where they lost more than 63 seats, is that parliamentary democracy, including its traditions and protocols, must be upheld. But in this case, it seems that the leopard does not change its spots and once again they are trying to bring their bulldozer into Parliament," Karat said.

June 25, 2024 10:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: YSRCP likely to support NDA's Om Birla in Speaker election

Lok Sabha session live: The Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP is likely to support NDA candidate Om Birla in Wednesday's Lok Sabha Speaker election in case its support is needed, reported news agency PTI. The party has four Lok Sabha members.

However, the party's Rajampet MP PV Midhun Reddy said YSRCP is yet to announce its decision and it will be disclosed on Wednesday.

"Officially we will announce our decision tomorrow but our support will be natural for the NDA candidate," YSRCP sources told PTI.

June 25, 2024 10:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: BJP leaders hold meeting ahead of Lok Sabha Speaker's election

Lok Sabha session live: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a meeting at the residence of Union minister Ajay Tamta on Tuesday, the second day of the 18th Lok Sabha ahead of the election to the post of Speaker, reported news agency ANI.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, BJP National General Secretary Dushyant Kumar Gautam and other party leaders were present in the meeting.

June 25, 2024 10:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Here's what Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge wrote about Rahul Gandhi on X

Lok Sabha session live: Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge has posted: "In the 18th Lok Sabha, the House of the People shall truly reflect the aspirations of the last person standing, with Shri @RahulGandhi becoming their voice.

"As Congress President, I am confident that a leader who has traversed the length and breadth of the country from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, and from Manipur to Maharashtra shall raise the voice of the people — especially the marginalised and the poor. The Congress party is strongly committed to protect Democracy and the Constitution, by upholding its eternal principles of Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity," added Kharge.

June 25, 2024 10:10 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Sonia Gandhi informed Pro-tem Speaker that Rahul Gandhi will be LoP in Lok Sabha, says Congress leader K C Venugopal

Lok Sabha session live: CPP chairperson Sonia Gandhi wrote to Pro-tem Speaker informing that Rahul Gandhi will be Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, says Congress leader K C Venugopal

June 25, 2024 10:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: 'We are glad that Rahul Gandhi has been appointed as Leader of Opposition,' says Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Anand Dubey

Lok Sabha session live: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Anand Dubey expresses happiness over the appointment of Rahul Gandhi as Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. In an interaction with news agency PTI, he says, "Congress is the largest member of the INDIA bloc. They won 99 seats in Lok Sabha polls 2024, and Rahul Gandhi played a key role in it. We are glad that he has been appointed as Leader of Opposition."

June 25, 2024 9:48 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: TDP issues whip to party's MPs to vote for Om Birla

Lok Sabha session live: The Telugu Desam Party on Tuesday issued a whip to its 16 Lok Sabha members to vote for NDA's Om Birla in Wednesday's Speaker election. In a three-line whip, TDP's Amalapuram MP Harish Balayogi directed all the MPs to assemble at room number 111–B by 10:30 am on Wednesday.

June 25, 2024 9:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi appointed as the LoP in the Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha session live: "Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has been appointed as the LoP in the Lok Sabha, said Congress general secretary KC Venugopal, reported news agency ANI.

June 25, 2024 9:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: INDIA bloc leaders hold meeting at Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge's residence

Lok Sabha session live: INDIA bloc leaders are holding a meeting at Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's residence in New Delhi

June 25, 2024 8:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: INDIA bloc huddle for speaker election

Lok Sabha session live: Congress leaders K Suresh and Rahul Gandhi arrive at party president Mallikarjun Kharge's residence in Delhi.

June 25, 2024 7:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: 'Modi ji is not ready even for the deputy speaker and talks about constructiveness,' says UP Congress chief

Lok Sabha session live: ' Uttar Pradesh Congress President Ajay Rai has taken a dig at PM Narendra Modi. He said, "Yesterday Modi Ji had said that everybody should come together and constructively support the government. Modi Ji said that the government should be run constructively by supporting it. Constructive means that everybody should run it together, so the rule has been that in Lok Sabha the Speaker is made by the person who is in power but the Deputy Speaker is from the opposition...Modi ji is not ready even for the deputy speaker and talks about constructiveness..."

June 25, 2024 7:35 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: 'Cruel treatment of democracy,' Congress MP on Speaker row

Lok Sabha session live: Congress MP Pramod Tiwari has slammed BJP for the controversy surrounding the Speaker and Deputy Speaker in Lok Sabha. He said, "In a democratic system, conventions and traditions have the same importance as rules and regulations. It has been a tradition that whether it is Lok Sabha or Vidhan Sabha, the post of Speaker belongs to the ruling party and the post of Deputy Speaker, barring one or two occasions, always belongs to the opposition. BJP has started a new tradition. They do not appoint a Deputy Speaker and if they appoint one, then they will appoint someone from their ally party. This is a mockery of democracy. This is cruel treatment of democracy. Therefore, to register a democratic protest, we have fielded K Suresh, who is an 8-time MP, against their candidate, while Birla ji is a 1 or 3-time MP. We are fully hopeful that the majority of the members of Lok Sabha will go with Suresh ji..."

June 25, 2024 7:22 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: 'Tradition of a healthy democracy to give the Deputy Speaker post to Opposition,' says Congress MP KL Sharma

Lok Sabha session live: Reacting on the Lok Sabha Speaker post issue, Congress MP KL Sharma has said, "They are not abiding by the Constitution. As the INDIA Alliance is strong right now, we will oppose the wrong...It is the tradition of a healthy democracy to give the Deputy Speaker post to the Opposition. So, they should do it."

June 25, 2024 7:15 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Congress hits out at PM over consensus remark amid Lok Sabha Speaker row

Lok Sabha session live: After NDA and INDIA failed to reach a consensus to appoint the Lok Sabha Speaker unanimously, the Congress party attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “hypocrisy-laden pravachan” on consensus and cooperation over the post. Dig Deeper

June 25, 2024 6:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: BJP issues whip to all its Lok Sabha MPs to be present in the House tomorrow

Lok Sabha session live: BJP has issued a three-line whip to all its Lok Sabha members to be present in the House tomorrow

June 25, 2024 6:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Independent MP Pappu Yadav wears t-shirt with the words 'ReNEET'

Lok Sabha session live: Independent MP from Bihar's Purnea, Pappu Yadav wore a t-shirt with the words 'ReNEET' on it as he took oath as a member to the 18th Lok Sabha. He concluded his oath by saying, "Re-NEET, special status for Bihar, Seemanchal Zindabad, Manavtavaad Zindabad, Bhim Zindabad, Samvidhan Zindabad"

June 25, 2024 6:36 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: 'We will open a regional Film City,' says BJP MP Ravi Kishan

Lok Sabha session live: BJP MP Ravi Kishan has promised to open a regional Film City. He said, "I want to create employment for the youth. We will open a regional Film City, where we will provide the youth with skill development training to make them self-sufficient.

June 25, 2024 6:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Congress issues whip to its MPs asking them to be present in Lok Sabha at 11 am tomorrow

Lok Sabha session live: Congress party has issued whip to its MPs asking them to be present in Lok Sabha at 11 am on Wednesday during the Speaker's election

June 25, 2024 6:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: BJP MP Chhatrapal Singh Gangwar raises ‘Jai Hindu Rashtra, Jai Bharat’ slogan after oath

Lok Sabha session live: BJP MP Chhatrapal Singh Gangwar took oath as a member of the 18th Lok Sabha today and concluded his oath with the words, "Jai Hindu Rashtra, Jai Bharat."

The Opposition leaders raised objections to his slogan.

June 25, 2024 5:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: 'The government doesn't want to give any post to Opposition,' says Congress leader Rajeev Shukla

Lok Sabha session live: Reacting to election being held for the Lok Sabha Speaker post, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said, "The government does not want to give any post to the opposition...The opposition is forced to contest elections..."

June 25, 2024 5:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: BJP MP Hema Malini wants Om Birla to be elected as Speaker

Lok Sabha session live: In an interaction with news agency ANI, BJP MP Hema Malini expressed her desire to see Om Birla elected as the Speaker in the Lok Sabha. She said, "I want Om Birla to be elected as he was excellent and he managed very well in the past five years"

June 25, 2024 5:35 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Former cricketer and TMC MP Yusuf Pathan takes oath

Lok Sabha session live: Cricketer-turned-politician and TMC MP Yusuf Pathan is taking oath in the Lower House of the Parliament.

June 25, 2024 5:13 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: West Bengal MPs take oath

Lok Sabha session live: Newly elected MPs from West Bengal are taking oath in the Lower House of the Parliament.

June 25, 2024 5:08 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Union minister G Kishan Reddy slams Asaduddin Owaisi for his words during oath

Lok Sabha session live: Union minister G Kishan Reddy has slammed Asaduddin Owaisi for his words during oath taking ceremony in the Parliament. Reddy said, "The slogan 'Jai Palestine' given by AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi in Parliament today is absolutely wrong. This is against the rules of the House. He does not say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' while living in India... People should understand that he does unconstitutional work while living in the country."

June 25, 2024 4:59 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Asaduddin Owaisi defends his 'Jai Palestine' slogan during oath ceremony in Parliament

Lok Sabha session live: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi stirred controversy on Tuesday by concluding his oath-taking in the 18th Lok Sabha with the slogan "Jai Palestine." Owaisi, who was re-elected as MP from Hyderabad parliamentary constituency, took the oath in Urdu and ended it with slogans – ‘Jai Bheem, Jai Telangana, Jai Palestine’. Dig Deeper

June 25, 2024 4:50 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: 'We will have to check the rules,' says Kiren Rijiju on Asaduddin Owaisi's slogan during his oath

Lok Sabha session live: Reacting to AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi's slogan in favour of Palestine during his oath in the Parliament, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju said, "We do not have any enmity with Palestine or any other country. While taking the oath is it proper for any member to raise the slogan praising another country...We will have to check the rules if it is appropriate..."

June 25, 2024 4:42 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: What does the Congress led opposition hope to achieve with Speaker election?

The Speaker of 18th Lok Sabha will be appointed through a rare election after the INDIA bloc decided to field its own candidate for the post. The previous Speaker and BJP leader Om Birla will be contesting against Congress party’s veteran leader and eight-time parliamentarian K Suresh for the coveted post on June 26.

Going by the numbers, Om Birla is expected to be re-elected as Speaker, but political commentators say the election for the post is all about principles for the opposition parties. Read more.

June 25, 2024 4:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Amethi MP Kishori Lal takes oath

Lok Sabha session live: Congress MP Kishori Lal from Amethi is taking oath. Lal defeated BJP candidate Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha Election 2024.

June 25, 2024 4:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Rahul Gandhi takes oath in Lower House

Lok Sabha session live: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is taking oath in the Lower House of the Parliament

June 25, 2024 4:10 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Uttar Pradesh MPs take oath

Lok Sabha session live: Newly elected MPs from Uttar Pradesh are taking oath in the Lower House of the Parliament.

June 25, 2024 3:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: BJP Mathura MP took oath as the member of Lower House

Lok Sabha session live: Hema Malini, the BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura and a well-known actress, took her oath as a member of the Lower House on Tuesday.

In Mathura, Hema Malini, often called Bollywood’s ‘dream girl,’ won the election against Congress candidate Mukesh Dhangar by a margin of 2,93,407 votes.

June 25, 2024 3:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: BJP's Meerut MP and Ramayan fame Arun Govil takes oath

Lok Sabha session live: Arun Govil, the BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh's Meerut and renowned Ramayan actor, took his oath as a member of the Lower House on Tuesday. He took his oath in Sanskrit.

Arun Govil, renowned for his portrayal of Lord Ram in the popular TV serial Ramayan won against Samajwadi Party's (SP) Sunita Verma from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut constituency in the 2024 Lok Sabha election.

June 25, 2024 3:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka arrive at Parliament ahead of Rahul Gandhi's MP oath

Lok Sabha session live: Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is also the candidate for the Wayanad by-election, arrive at Parliament ahead of Rahul Gandhi's oath-taking as a member of the 18th Lok Sabha today.

June 25, 2024 3:30 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: ‘It is disheartening that Cong nominated candidate for Speaker post,’ says Kiren Rijiju

Lok Sabha session live: Commenting on the INDIA bloc nominating a candidate for the Speaker post of the 18th Lok Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju said, “We had a conversation with all the floor leaders of the Opposition regarding the post of the Speaker. The Speaker is not for a party; it is for the functioning of the House. The Speaker is elected unanimously. It is disheartening that Congress has nominated its candidate for the Speaker. No election has ever taken place for the post of the Speaker. Congress put this condition that if they get the post of Deputy Speaker, they will support our candidate for the Speaker's post. This give and take of posts of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker is not right.”

June 25, 2024 3:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi takes oath

Lok Sabha session live: Hyderabad MP and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi took oath as a member of the Lower House on Tuesday.

Owaisi won against BJP candidate Madhavi Latha from the Hyderabad constituency in the 2024 Lok Sabha election.

June 25, 2024 3:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Union minister Amit Shah hits out at Rahul Gandhi over Emergency invoked by former PM Indira Gandhi

Lok Sabha session live: Union minister and BJP leader Amit Shah took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi over the imposition of Emergency by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

"The Congress crushed the spirit of our Constitution several times for the sake of maintaining a certain family in power. Indira Gandhi unleashed ruthless atrocities on the people of India during Emergency. The yuvraj of the Congress party has forgotten that his grandmother imposed the Emergency and his father, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, on July 23, 1985, said in the Lok Sabha, taking much pride in this horrific episode, “There is nothing wrong with an Emergency”. Mr. Rajiv Gandhi even said, “If any Prime Minister of this country who feels that an Emergency is necessary, under these circumstances and does not apply the Emergency, he is not fit to be the Prime Minister of this country.” This very act of taking pride in a dictatorial act shows that nothing else is dear to the Congress other than the family and power,” he wrote on X.

June 25, 2024 2:51 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: DMK MA Raja takes oath

Lok Sabha session live: DMK MP A Raja from Tamil Nadu's Nilgiri has taken oath in the Lok Sabha

June 25, 2024 2:44 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: 'Congress party wants to enforce election of Speaker,' says BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla.

Lok Sabha session live: BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla has slammed the Congress party, saying that it wants to enforce election of Speaker

“The Speaker is beyond parties and politics and its considerations. He does not belong to a party and therefore, there has been a long-held principle that the Speaker should be unanimously elected but instead, the Congress party wants to enforce an election on this position,” said Shehzad Poonawalla as quoted by news agency PTI.

June 25, 2024 2:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: 'Ruling party has the numbers,' says Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Speaker election

Lok Sabha session live: On the election of the Speaker, Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said, "As far as I know, the Speaker is always elected unanimously. Because the Speaker does not belong to any party, he belongs to the entire House. This is the first time that voting will take place for the post of Speaker. And this is not a good start. Especially when the ruling party has the numbers, only the INDIA bloc can tell why the process is being broken..."

June 25, 2024 2:31 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: DMK's Dayanidhi Maran takes oath

Lok Sabha session live: DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran from Tamil Nadu's Chennai Central constituency has taken oath in the Lok Sabha.

June 25, 2024 2:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Congress MP Sasikanth Senthil takes oath

Lok Sabha session live: Tamil Nadu Congress MP Sasikanth Senthil has taken oath in the Lok Sabha.

June 25, 2024 1:49 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: K Suresh comments on his Speaker post nomination, ‘for convention of the LS’

Lok Sabha session live: Congress MP and INDIA bloc's Speaker candidate says, “It's not solely about numbers; it's about upholding the tradition of the Lok Sabha. Historically, the Speaker's position is assigned to the ruling party, while the Deputy Speaker's role is designated for the opposition. However, the government is unwilling to concede the Deputy Speaker's position to us. Hence, we've decided to contest.”

June 25, 2024 1:19 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Lower House proceedings adjourned till 2.15 pm

Lok Sabha session live: The Day 2 proceedings of the Lower House session have been adjourned until 2.15 PM. The remaining MPs will take oath after the proceedings resume.

June 25, 2024 1:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: BJP MP and NDA's Speaker candidate Om Birla takes oath

Lok Sabha session live: Om Birla, BJP MP from Kota, was sworn in as a member of the Lower House on Monday, alongside other newly elected MPs. He is the designated NDA candidate for the Speaker post of the 18th Lok Sabha.

- In the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Om Birla secured victory with a margin of 41,974 votes from Rajasthan's Kota constituency, amassing a total of 7,50,496 votes.

- His opponent in the elections was former BJP member and Congress candidate Prahlad Gunjal.

- Om Birla's tenure as Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha was marked by his unanimous election to the position.

- Engaged in agriculture and social work, Om Birla has been actively involved in politics since his student days. He held the position of state unit president of the Bhartiya Yuva Morcha in 1991 and served as vice-president at the national level.

June 25, 2024 1:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: Union minister Ram Mohan Naidu on Speaker post says, ‘It is not good to keep conditions’

Lok Sabha session live: Regarding the election for the Lok Sabha Speaker post, Union Civil Aviation Minister and TDP leader Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu said, “It's not advisable to impose conditions. Democracy operates without conditions. Regarding the Speaker election, the NDA has fulfilled its responsibilities. Senior leader Rajnath Singh reached out to everyone, including the opposition, requesting their support for Om Birla ji's nomination. However, when it came to reciprocating, the opposition insisted on conditions, requesting the Deputy Speaker post. It's unprecedented to support the Speaker on a conditional basis...They're politicizing this matter as well.”

June 25, 2024 12:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: ‘Non-biological PM has broken the tradition,’ says Cong's Jairam Ramesh on deputy Speaker post refusal

Lok Sabha session live: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the NDA government's refusal to grant the deputy Speaker post to the Opposition.

“Barely 24 hours after his hypocrisy-laden pravachan on consensus and cooperation the non-biological PM has made a contest for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker inevitable. Convention has been that the Speaker is elected unanimously and the Deputy Speaker's post goes to the Opposition. The non-biological PM has broken this tradition. It is actually no surprise. He has still not woken up to the reality of the 2024 poll verdict which was a PPM defeat for him--personal, political and moral,” he wrote on X.

June 25, 2024 12:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live: BJP MP Suresh Gopi reacts to Kerala's name change resolution

Lok Sabha session live: Commenting on the Kerala Assembly's resolution to change the name of the state, BJP MP Suresh Gopi says, "I have nothing to say. It is their wish and right and they will do it. If it is legitimate, it will happen... It is not a matter of discussion... The authorities will take care of the wish of the people of Kerala..."

Regarding the Emergency, he states, “It is the biggest blot.”

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