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Lok Sabha session Highlights: Leaders of INDIA bloc staged a protest outside the Parliament today amid oath-taking of newly elected MPs in the Lower House.
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The proceedings of the First Session of the 18th Lok Sabha are underway, at the new Parliament building, in New Delhi. (SansadTV)
The proceedings of the First Session of the 18th Lok Sabha are underway, at the new Parliament building, in New Delhi. (SansadTV)

Lok Sabha session Highlights: The leaders of the Opposition bloc INDIA staged a protest outside the Parliament on Monday amid the oath-taking of newly elected MPs for the 18th Lok Sabha. The leaders, including Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Sonia Gandhi, and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, were seen holding copies of the Constitution as they protested against the BJP-led NDA government....Read More

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the oath as a member of the 18th Lok Sabha on Monday and will be the Leader of the House. The swearing-in of the other Union ministers and newly elected MPs to be members of the Lower House is underway. Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab is administering the oath to the newly elected MPs.

Earlier today, President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath to BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as the pro-tem Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha.

Congress and INDIA bloc MPs – who are panel members – refrained from assisting in the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected MPs during the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha, which began today, expressing dissatisfaction over the appointment of BJP MP Bhartruhari Mehtab as pro-tem Speaker instead of the eight-time Congress MP K Suresh.

The first session of the 18th Lok Sabha began today with the swearing-in of all newly elected Members of Parliament and will run until July 3. Following the two-day swearing-in ceremony, the election for the Lok Sabha Speaker is slated for June 26, and President Murmu will address a joint session of both houses on June 27. The Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha will be chosen for the first time in ten years.

Key 18th Lok Sabha highlights here

- President Droupadi Murmu administered oath to BJP lawmaker Bhartruhari Mahtab as the pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Mahtab has later invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Leader of the Lok Sabha, to take his oath as a member of the House.

- President Murmu has appointed Suresh Kodikunnil, Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu, Radha Mohan Singh, Faggan Singh Kulaste, and Sudip Bandyopadhyay to assist the pro-tem Speaker in administering the oath to the newly elected members. However three Opposition MPs boycotted from assisting pro-tem Speaker

- The first session is expected to be contentious as the opposition aims to challenge the BJP-led NDA government regarding the election of the Speaker on June 26, discussions about alleged paper leaks in NEET-UG and UGC-NET, and disputes over the appointment of the pro-tem Speaker.

- The Opposition intends to confront the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on issues such as rising prices, food inflation, deaths caused by an extreme heatwave, and recent “irregularities” in exam administration.

When will the new Speaker be elected?

On June 26, the Lok Sabha will elect its Speaker. In a new Lok Sabha, the Speaker is chosen by a simple majority vote. Until the Speaker is elected, a pro-tem Speaker is appointed to temporarily carry out essential functions. The term ‘pro-tem’ indicates that this position is temporary.

18th Lok Sabha

This marks the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha following the general elections, in which the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured 293 seats, the INDIA bloc won 234 seats, and the Congress held 99 of them.

The final session of the 17th Lok Sabha (Budget session) was held from January 31 to February 10, 2024.

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June 24, 2024 9:08 PM IST

From Dogri to Sanskrit, new MPs take oath in Indian languages as 18th Lok Sabha commences

This year, linguistic diversity was on display with the newly-elected MPs taking their oaths in English and other languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, reported PTI.

These languages included Sanskrit, Hindi, Dogri, Assamese, Odia and others.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his oath in Hindi amid slogans of "Jai Shri Ram" from the treasury benches.

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June 24, 2024 7:34 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: JMM leader Supriyo Bhattacharya on pro-tem Speaker post

"Traditionally the post of pro-tem Speaker is given to the senior most member of Parliament. This is a stop gap arrangement. I think that NDA government should have contemplated this situation because the Parliament is everyone's," says JMM leader Supriyo Bhattacharya during a press conference in Ranchi.

June 24, 2024 7:11 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: Shiv Sena MP Shrikant Shinde on Oppn highlighting Constitution in Parl

Shiv Sena MP Shrikant Shinde says, "They (Opposition) spread lies among the people that the Constitution is in danger. Most of their members have won because of a fake narrative... And they continued the same when the PM was taking the (MP) oath today ... They (Opposition) should not talk about the Constitution when the Emergency is going to complete 50 years on June 25. It is a black day in the history of our country... They won by luring minorities with fake narratives... Fake narratives work only once... People will show them their real place in the coming time..."

On NEET issue, he says, "The government is very serious on the NEET issue. Strict action will be taken against the culprits. This is the policy of the government..."

June 24, 2024 6:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav after taking oath

Samajwadi Party Chief and MP Akhilesh Yadav says, "I would like to thank the people of the country. The wise people of the country have voted to save democracy and the Constitution. I would like to thank and express gratitude to the people. People are tired of waiting for 'Achhe Din'. I hope that happy days will definitely come in the coming times. You people are today taking up the Constitution...We will work towards what is good, we will walk on the path of what is good.

On discussion regarding the post of LoP, he says, "There will be discussions...Every decision will be taken on time..."

June 24, 2024 6:52 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: BJP MP Brijmohan Agrawal on Oppn showing Constitution

"Members of Congress are remembering the Constitution. Where were they when Indira Gandhi turned the country into jail and murdered the democracy? And today, if they are remembering the Constitution, then they should abide by it," says BJP MP Brijmohan Agrawal.

June 24, 2024 6:40 PM IST

Jharkhand Congress meeting underway at Delhi's AICC headquarters

June 24, 2024 6:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: Parliament adjourned till 11am tomorrow

Parliament adjourned till 11am tomorrow

June 24, 2024 5:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: BJP MP Yogendra Chandolia on PM Modi's speech

BJP MP Yogendra Chandolia says, "... The Prime Minister of the country was welcomed warmly in the House... After taking the oath, my responsibility has increased, and I will try my best to fulfil the promises I made to the people. I am happy that the Narela-Bawana Metro project will be passed in the cabinet meeting, it is a big thing for me that the NDA government is going to fulfil the promise I made..."

June 24, 2024 5:35 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: Congress MP KC Venugopal takes oath as a member of Lok Sabha

June 24, 2024 5:32 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah leaves from Parliament | Watch

June 24, 2024 5:06 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) MP Rajesh Verma on taking oath

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) MP Rajesh Verma says to ANI, "Priorities will be to ensure the development of the Khagaria Lok Sabha constituency..."

June 24, 2024 5:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: BJP MP BY Raghavendra takes oath as a member of the 18th Lok Sabha.

June 24, 2024 4:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: BJP's Kangana Ranaut after taking oath as LS member

"Like the PM said, the entire nation hopes that the opposition will be more responsible. Let's see what they will bring to the table," says BJP MP Kangana Ranaut

June 24, 2024 4:34 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: BJP MP Kangana Ranaut takes oath

June 24, 2024 3:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: Speaker nominations due by noon tomorrow

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: Nominations for the Speaker's position must be submitted by noon tomorrow.

On June 26, the Lok Sabha will vote to elect its Speaker. The Speaker is chosen through a simple majority vote in the new Lok Sabha. In the interim period, a pro-tem Speaker is appointed to fulfil essential duties.

At present, BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab has been sworn in as the pro-tem Speaker.

June 24, 2024 3:40 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE: Lok Sabha MP NK Premchandran on PM Modi's ‘Emergency’ remark

Lok Sabha session LIVE: Regarding PM Modi's remarks on Emergency, Revolutionary Socialist Party Lok Sabha MP NK Premchandran says, “Over the last decade of BJP Government, there has been a notable encroachment upon the Constitution and its institutions. The autonomy of Constitutional bodies has been eroded, and there have been concerted efforts to amend the Constitution. Therefore, in defence of our Constitution, the Opposition has symbolically upheld its significance. We are resolute in our commitment to prevent any drastic alterations to the Constitution that may transform India into a theocratic state. It is imperative to safeguard the secular democracy of India and uphold the principles and values of parliamentary democracy.”

June 24, 2024 3:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE: Union Minister Chirag Paswan on INDIA bloc's protest

Lok Sabha session LIVE: Regarding the protest by INDIA bloc leaders, Union Minister Chirag Paswan says, “Issues concerning the public's welfare should indeed be brought to light, but we must refrain from raising matters that only serve to create confusion.”

On the NEET issue, he asserts, “The government remains transparent and committed to addressing the concerns raised. The authorities are actively investigating the matter, and appropriate decisions will be made in the interest of students. Rest assured, those responsible will face consequences.”

June 24, 2024 2:55 PM IST

‘TN always has always said there are issues with NEET’: DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi

“The credibility of the exams itself held by the union government has become a big question. Tamil Nadu has always been saying that there are issues with NEET examinations,” says DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi.

June 24, 2024 2:40 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE | ‘Voice of those who were not even considered human’, LS MP Chandra Shekhar Aazad

Azad Samaj Party (Kanshi Ram) MP Chandra Shekhar Aazad said to ANI, "...I am the voice of those who were not even considered human. Their voices were suppressed... I assure you that as long as I am in the Parliament, I will raise my voice for the people. Those who work against the Constitution and people will be questioned..."

June 24, 2024 2:36 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE: Congress MP K Suresh on pro-tem speaker

Congress MP K Suresh says to ANI, "I met with the pro-tem Speaker to submit a letter... We said to him that the parliamentary convention is already broken. So, we will not assist you as a pro-tem Speaker panel member..."

June 24, 2024 2:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha session LIVE updates: ‘There have been great changes in northeast India in the past 10 years,’ says Sikkim CM

Lok Sabha session live updates: Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang at the Parliament said, “I am here to extend congratulations to the Prime Minister on behalf of the entire Sikkim, representing all its people. He is a Prime Minister who has significantly contributed to the progress of our nation. As he embarks on his third term, I came here to offer my felicitations.”

Reflecting on the changes witnessed in the northeast over the last decade, he said, “There has been remarkable transformation in the northeastern states since 2014. I express gratitude to the PM and the entire Central Government for their guidance. Under PM Modi's leadership, all eight northeastern states are now interconnected, both internally and with neighboring countries.”

Regarding an upcoming milestone for Sikkim, he mentions, “On 16th May 2025, Sikkim will celebrate its 50th anniversary, a significant milestone. In this regard, I have extended an invitation to the PM, which he has graciously accepted.”

June 24, 2024 2:09 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: House proceedings resume after lunch break; MPs' swearing-in continue

Lok Sabha session live updates: Lower House proceedings have resumed after a brief lunch break. The swearing-in of the newly elected MPs is currently underway.

June 24, 2024 1:54 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: ‘No one can touch Hindustan’s Constitution,’ says Rahul Gandhi amid Oppn protest at Parliament

Lok Sabha session live updates: Amid protests by the leaders of the INDIA bloc against the BJP-led NDA government, Rahul Gandhi, speaking to the media, expressed that the ‘attack’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Union Minister Amit Shah on the Constitution is ‘not acceptable.’

He asserted that the Opposition leaders will not permit such actions, which is why, as they all take oath in the Parliament, they aimed to hold the Constitution to defend it.

June 24, 2024 1:41 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: ‘Warriors are back!’ TMC MP Mohua Moitra shares comparison women MPs' 2019 vs 2024 pic

June 24, 2024 1:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Kharge responds to PM Modi’s ‘Emergency remark’ amid INDIA bloc protest

Lok Sabha session live updates: Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Emergency remark,’ Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge criticised the central government, questioning how long they intend to govern by constantly bringing up the emergency.

“He will repeat this 100 times. Without declaring an emergency, you are acting this way. How long do you plan to rule by bringing this up?” Kharge said.

“Modi Ji attempted to undermine the Constitution, which is why leaders from all parties have united in protest today. There used to be a Gandhi statue here. They are dismantling all democratic norms. That's why today we want to show that, Modi Ji, you should move forward according to the Constitution,” he added.

June 24, 2024 1:00 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union Minister and BJP MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar takes oath as member of the Lower House

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union Minister of State for Home, Bandi Sanjay Kumar, took oath as a Member of Parliament on Monday.

Bandi Sanjay Kumar from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the Karimnagar Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana during the 2024 Lok Sabha election.

June 24, 2024 12:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union minister Anupriya Patel takes oath as member of the Lower House

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Anupriya Patel, took oath as a member of the Lower House on Monday along with other newly elected MPs.

Patel, the chief of the Apna Dal (S) party, which is part of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), represents Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.

June 24, 2024 12:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union minister and BJP Kerala MP Suresh Gopi takes oath as the member of the Lower House

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Ministry of Tourism, Suresh Gopi, took oath as a member of the 18th Lok Sabha on Monday.

Malayalam actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suresh Gopi won against the CPI candidate Sunilkumar by a margin of 74,686 votes from Kerala’s Thrissur constituency in the Lok Sabha election, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI) website. Dig deeper

June 24, 2024 12:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: ‘Will live up to expectations of god-like voters,’ says Ayodhya MP

Lok Sabha session live updates: Faizabad (Ayodhya) MP Awadhesh Prasad says, “I will fulfill the expectations of the revered voters of Faizabad...Our agendas will now be determined...we have promising plans for Ayodhya.”

The inauguration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya earlier this year was regarded as one of the pivotal emotive issues of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. However, it did not translate into electoral gains for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the party lost all five Lok Sabha seats of the Ayodhya division, including the Faizabad constituency. Dig deeper

June 24, 2024 12:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: INDIA bloc leaders protest outside Parliament holding copies of Constitution

Lok Sabha session live updates: During the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected members of the 18th Lok Sabha, leaders of the Opposition INDIA bloc, such as Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Sonia Gandhi, and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, are staging a protest outside the Parliament. They are seen holding copies of the Constitution in opposition to the BJP-led government.

June 24, 2024 12:02 PM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: ‘Middle class cannot afford private colleges,’ says JMM MP on NEET row

Lok Sabha session live updates: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MP Mahua Maji, in conversation with ANI regarding the ongoing NEET controversy, says, "The issue of NEET is critical for the nation... Middle-class individuals are unable to afford costly private medical colleges. Hence, they aspire for government colleges. However, there are significant discrepancies in government exams... They (the central government) have also canceled the UGC NET exam... The state government cannot be held accountable for this. It is the central government's responsibility for the irregularities. It reflects the failure of the Education department."

JMM, as a part of the Opposition INDIA bloc, is actively protesting against the BJP-led government outside the Parliament, while holding copies of the Constitution.

June 24, 2024 11:56 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union ministers Bhupendra Yadav, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat take oath

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union Ministers Bhupender Yadav and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat take oath as members of the 18th Lok Sabha.

Pro-tem speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab is administering the oath of newly elected MPs in the Lower House.

June 24, 2024 11:52 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Kiren Rijiju, Mansukh Mandaviya take oath as members of the House

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union parliamentary affairs minister Kiren Rijiju and Union sports minister Mansukh Mandaviya take oath as members of the 18th Lok Sabha.

June 24, 2024 11:49 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union ministers Jitan Ram Manjhi, Rajiv Ranjan Singh take oath

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union Minister and HAM(S) MP Jitan Ram Manjhi, along with Union Minister and JD(U) MP Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh, takes oath as members of the 18th Lok Sabha.

June 24, 2024 11:38 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan takes oath amid ‘NEET’ slogans by Oppn

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took oath as a member of the Lok Sabha amid slogans of 'NEET' by the Opposition in the House.

Huge protests across the country are taking place over alleged 'irregularities' in the medical exam NEET-UG and the recent postponement of NEET-PG by the Opposition.

June 24, 2024 11:32 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari take oath as members of the House

Lok Sabha session live updates: Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, and others took oath as members of the House on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath earlier today as the Leader of the 18th Lok Sabha.

Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab is administering the oath to all newly elected MPs for the Parliament today.

June 24, 2024 11:21 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: INDIA bloc MPs boycott oath-taking as a protest over pro-tem speaker's appointment

Lok Sabha session live updates: All the three Opposition leaders, TR Balu of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), K Suresh of the Congress and Sudip Bandopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress, who are in the panel to assist pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab, did not show up to perform their duties as a mark of protest over the appointment of the pro-tem Speaker.

June 24, 2024 11:15 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Amid oath-taking of newly elected MPs, INDIA bloc holds protest outside Parliament

June 24, 2024 11:13 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: PM Modi takes oath for 18th LS as Leader of the House

Lok Sabha session live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath as the Leader of the House for the 18th Lok Sabha on Monday as all the newly elected Members of the Parliament as set for oath today.

Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab is administering the oath for the newly elected MPs.

June 24, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: 18th LS begins with ‘observance of silence’ for 1st sitting

Lok Sabha session live updates: The first session of the 18th Lok Sabha, began on Monday, with the "Observance of silence," marking the solemn occasion of the first sitting of the Eighteenth Lok Sabha.

After this, parliament will hold the oath-taking ceremony of newly-elected Members of Parliament, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

An official letter marking list of business for the day in parliament mentioned, "Observance of silence for a short while to mark the solemn occasion of the first sitting of the Eighteenth Lok Sabha,"

June 24, 2024 10:58 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: PM Modi aims for ‘consensus to fulfil people’s aspirations’

Lok Sabha session live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his address ahead of the parliamentary session, said that his government will strive to achieve consensus to fulfil the aspirations of the people.

“The people of the country expect good steps from the opposition. I hope that the opposition will live up to the expectations of the common citizens of the country to maintain the dignity of democracy. People do not want drama or disturbance. People want substance, not slogans. The country needs a good opposition, a responsible opposition, and I have full faith that the MPs who have won in this 18th Lok Sabha will try to fulfil these expectations of the common man,” he said.

June 24, 2024 10:54 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: PM Modi recalls ‘Emergency period’ during his address ahead of parliamentary session

Lok Sabha session live updates: Reacalling the period of Emergency invoked in 1975, PM Narendra Modi during his address ahead of Lok Sabha session, said, “Tomorrow is 25th June. 25th June marks 50 years of the blot that was put on the democracy of India. The new generation of India will never forget that the Constitution of India was completely rejected, every part of the Constitution was torn to pieces, the country was turned into a prison, democracy was completely suppressed...While protecting our Constitution, while protecting the democracy of India, the democratic traditions, the countrymen will take a resolution that no one will dare to do such a thing in India again which was done 50 years ago. We will take a resolution of a vibrant democracy. We will take a resolution to fulfil the dreams of the common people as per the directions of the Constitution of India.”

The Emergency in India, spanning from 1975 to 1977, was a 21-month period during which Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency nationwide. On the recommendation of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed declared a state of national emergency on 25 June 1975.

June 24, 2024 10:46 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Sonia Gandhi arrives at Parliament

Lok Sabha session live updates: Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived at the Parliament, ahead of the commencement of the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha today.

June 24, 2024 10:43 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: ‘People gave opportunity for the third time,’ says PM Modi

Lok Sabha session live updates: PM Narendra Modi during his address outside the Parliament building on Monday says, “The 18th Lok Sabha is starting today. The world's largest election was conducted in a very grand and glorious manner... This election has also become very important because for the second time after independence, the people of the country have given an opportunity to a government to serve for the third consecutive time.”

June 24, 2024 10:36 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: PM Modi addresses media ahead of first parliamentary session today

Lok Sabha session live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins to address media ahead of first session of 18th Lok Sabha

He says, “In Parliamentary democracy, this is a glorious day...For the first time after independence, swearing-in ceremony is taking place at our own new Parliament building. It used to happen in the Old Parliament building. On this significant day, I extend a hearty welcome to all newly-elected MPs, extend them greetings and best wishes.”

June 24, 2024 10:28 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: Oppn panel members likely to stay away from assisting protem Speaker in MPs' oath-taking

Lok Sabha session live updates: Three Opposition leaders, including TR Balu of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), K Suresh of the Congress, and Sudip Bandopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress, who are part of the panel assisting pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab, may abstain from their duties as a form of protest, a senior Opposition figure revealed on Saturday.

The Opposition intends to withdraw its representatives from the panel due to its dissatisfaction with the BJP's decision to bypass K Suresh, an eighth-term legislator, for the role of pro-tem Speaker and appoint Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mahtab as the interim Speaker. Dig deeper

June 24, 2024 10:10 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: President Murmu administers oath to BJP MP Mahtab as pro-tem Speaker

Lok Sabha session live updates: President Droupadi Murmu administered the oath to BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as the pro-tem Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha.

Mahtab is now scheduled to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Leader of the Lok Sabha, to take the oath as a member of the House.

June 24, 2024 9:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: What will be the Opposition's key issues?

Lok Sabha session live updates: On Monday, the Opposition is anticipated to bring up several issues in Parliament to challenge the NDA government.

Two primary concerns are likely to dominate discussions in the 18th Lok Sabha: the NEET-UG and NTA controversies, and the selection of the new Speaker.

The first focal point is expected to be the Speaker election scheduled for June 26, along with the appointment of Mahtab as the pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Dig deeper

June 24, 2024 9:41 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: PM Modi to address media ahead of 1st parliamentary session today

Lok Sabha session live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the media shortly before the commencement of the first day of the 18th Lok Sabha session today.

This marks the inaugural session of the 18th Lok Sabha following the general elections, during which the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured 293 seats and the INDIA bloc won 234, with the Congress holding 99 of them.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the newly elected Congress MPs has been convened at 10 am at the CPP office in Parliament today.

June 24, 2024 9:36 AM IST

Lok Sabha session live updates: BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab appointed pro-tem Speaker leaves his residence

Lok Sabha session live updates: BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab, appointed as the pro-tem Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha, along with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju and other party leaders, leaves from his residence in Delhi to the Parliament.

President Droupadi Murmu will administer the oath to Bhartruhari Mahtab as the pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha today. Subsequently, Mahtab will invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Leader of the Lok Sabha, to take his oath as a member of the House.

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