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Parliament session highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned due to lack of quorum

Parliament budget session highlights: The Parliament has been witnessing heated discussions on the President's speech on Tuesday, after three days of stalemate following Opposition protests over the Hindenburg-Adani row.
PM Modi speaking in Lok Sabha.
PM Modi speaking in Lok Sabha.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, donning a jacket made from recycled plastic bottles, on Wednesday replied to the Motion of Thanks on President Droupadi Murmu's address, calling her an 'inspiration for all'. Both Houses of the Parliament witnessed chaos as Opposition MPs targetted the ruling government over Hindenburg-Adani row, inflation and unemployment, among other issues. Meanwhile, BJP MPs retorted to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's remarks linking PM Modi and industrialist Gautam Adani on the previous day....Read More

Earlier on Tuesday, Parliament witnessed a heated discussion on the President's speech after three days of stalemate over Hindenburg-Adani row. While BJP members lauded the many initiatives of the Modi government, the Opposition accused the ruling alliance of not paying adequate attention to important issues like inflation and unemployment. Opposition members also accused the BJP-led Centre of being “afraid” to take up a discussion on the Adani row.

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Feb 8, 2023 8:34 PM IST

Repetitive, rhetorical: BRS leader on PM Modi's Lok Sabha speech

“It (PM's speech) was nothing but repetitive, rhetorical and filled with satire on Opposition. Heckling the opposition will not redeem you of your responsibilities. The country is watching you and people will reflect it in the next elections,” BRS leader Kavitha Kalvakuntla said.

Feb 8, 2023 7:32 PM IST

Modi's reply to Motion of Thanks in Rajya Sabha at 2pm tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply in Rajya Sabha to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address will be at 2 pm tomorrow, Chairman of Rajya Sabha Jagdeep Dhankhar said.

Feb 8, 2023 7:25 PM IST

Lack of quorum forces Lok Sabha adjournment

Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day as number of MPs present in House was fewer than minimum stipulated in rules.

Feb 8, 2023 5:46 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi says ‘not satisfied’ with PM's speech

I'm not satisfied with the speech). No talk about inquiry happened. If he (Gautam Adani) is not a friend, then the PM should have said that inquiry should be conducted. It's clear that the PM is protecting him (Gautam Adani): Rahul Gandhi

Feb 8, 2023 5:22 PM IST

PM Modi concludes speech

PM Modi concludes his speech, even as opposition MPs continue to raise slogans.

Feb 8, 2023 5:13 PM IST

PM recalls unfurling tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk

PM takes shot at Rahul Gandhi unfurling tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk, says he already did so in January 1992 despite threat from terrorists, and without security.

Feb 8, 2023 5:06 PM IST

Sloganeering in Lok Sabha

Treasury benches raise slogans of ‘Modi, Modi,’ while opposition benches respond with ‘Adani, Adani.’

Feb 8, 2023 4:53 PM IST

‘People don’t trust Oppn lies against me': PM Modi

Your abuses and allegations towards me will have to go through crores of citizens first. Have been working for the nation for 25 years, you can't breach this trust with your lies: PM Modi

Feb 8, 2023 4:41 PM IST

PM invokes ‘Harvard Study’ on Congress

Instead of constructive critiques, there are compulsive critiques in the last 9 years. Yesterday, I heard someone referring to a Harvard study, but let me tell you what they are doing a study on there: ‘The rise and fall of the Congress Party.’

Feb 8, 2023 4:35 PM IST

2004-14 was India's ‘lost decade’: Modi

Targeting Congress-led UPA, which was in power from 2004-14, PM says it was India's ‘lost decade,’ while the decade of 2030 will be known as 'India's decade.'

Feb 8, 2023 4:26 PM IST

PM says he knows why ‘they’ are so negative

The reason for such negativity is the people's repeated mandate. The other reason is that between 2004-10, the economy had declined, inflation reached double digits. That's why, every good thing that happens, evokes such reaction: Modi

Feb 8, 2023 4:21 PM IST

PM targets ‘people drenched in negativity’

“There are people drenched in negativity who don't see our achievements…they can't see that India has reached number 3 level in startups. 108 have reached unicorn status, all this during the pandemic,” says PM.

Feb 8, 2023 4:12 PM IST

Some people ‘unhappy’ with India hosting G20, says PM Modi

1.4 billion Indians rose to the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic. And, it is a matter of pride that while our region saw economic challenges, we became the 5th largest economy. We are proud that we will be hosting the G20 but there are some people who are unhappy about this: PM Modi

Feb 8, 2023 4:08 PM IST

‘Very happy to see…’: PM Modi

Very happy to see that no one criticised President's words and accepted her remarks on India emerging from policy paralysis: PM Modi

Feb 8, 2023 4:00 PM IST

PM Modi targets ‘ecosystem’

I watched yesterday how after one speech, the entire ecosystem was buzzing. Some people were very excited and probably slept very well. One senior leader also insulted the President: PM Modi

Feb 8, 2023 3:57 PM IST

Oppn MPs disrupt PM as he tries to speak

Opposition MPs raise slogans demanding a JPC on the Adani issue, as PM Modi rises for his reply to the debate on the Motion of Thanks on President's address in Lok Sabha.

Feb 8, 2023 3:39 PM IST

Uproar in Lok Sabha over Congress MP AR Chowdhury's remarks on China

Uproar in Lok Sabha ahead of PM's speech as Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury brings up India-China border issue.

Feb 8, 2023 3:34 PM IST

PM Modi to speak shortly in LS on debate on President's address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reply to Motion of Thanks on President's address in Lok Sabha shortly.

Feb 8, 2023 3:21 PM IST

With a photo, Rijiju hits back at Congress over Rahul Gandhi's Adani remarks

Kiren Rijiju shows a photo in Lok Sabha. (Sansad TV)
Kiren Rijiju shows a photo in Lok Sabha. (Sansad TV)

BJP MP and Union law minister Kiren Rijiju, speaking in Lok Sabha, hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's allegation against Modi government over favouring Adani Group. Pointing at Congress MPs in the House, showing a picture of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot with Gautam Adani, Rijiju says, “Ye aapke mukhya mantri hai (This is your chief minister).”

Feb 8, 2023 3:11 PM IST

'PM Modi's heart as pure as Ganga river': Law minister Rijiju in Lok Sabha

“Before 2014, daily new scams were being reported in newspapers and people were losing faith in politicians. PM Modi re-established public's faith in govt and elected representatives. PM Modi's thoughts and heart are as pure as the Ganga river and will remain so,” Union minister Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha.

Feb 8, 2023 2:34 PM IST

Congress slams expunging of Rahul's remarks on PM Modi, Adani

Feb 8, 2023 1:35 PM IST

PM Modi dons Nehru jacket made out of plastic bottles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday came to parliament wearing a jacket made from recycled plastic bottles giving a message about sustainability. The Prime Minister was wearing a sky-blue bandhgala jacket when he came to the Rajya Sabha today.

Feb 8, 2023 12:49 PM IST

PM Modi to reply to Motion of Thanks on Prez address later today

PM Modi expected to reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address at 3:30pm in the Lok Sabha.

Feb 8, 2023 12:36 PM IST

‘If I speak truth, am I anti-national?’: LoP Kharge in Rajya Sabha

“If I speak the truth, is it anti-national? I'm not anti-national. I'm more patriotic than anyone here. I'm a 'bhoomi-putra'...You're looting the country and telling me that I'm anti-national,” says LoP Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge during debate on Motion of Thanks on President's address

Feb 8, 2023 12:09 PM IST

‘Will call an apple an apple, not an orange’: Mahua Moitra defends alleged cuss words in LS

“Whatever I said was not on record and all I can say is I will call an apple an apple and not an orange… If they take me to the privileges committee, I will put my side of the story,” TMC MP Mahua Moitra says outside Parliament.

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Feb 8, 2023 11:23 AM IST

‘Baseless…must be expunged’: BJP MP Pralhad Joshi on Rahul Gandhi's remarks in LS

“As per Parliament rules, no allegations can be made unless prior notice is given by an MP. A Congress leader (Rahul Gandhi) y'day made baseless allegations. His statement should be expunged and privilege motion be moved against him, and a notice be served to him,” says Union Min Pralhad Joshi in Lok Sabha.

Feb 8, 2023 11:16 AM IST

‘Should control their tongue’: BJP MP Hema Malini on TMC's Mahua Moitra allegedly cussing in Lok Sabha

“They should control their tongue. They should not get over-excited and emotional. Each and every member of Parliament is a respectable person,” BJP MP Hema Malini speaks to news agency ANI on TMC leader Mahua Moitra allegedly using offensive language in Lok Sabha yesterday.

Feb 8, 2023 11:12 AM IST

Parliament budget session: A recap of previous day

Tuesday saw a lot of fireworks in Lok Sabha with barbs being exchanged between the MPs from the ruling party and the Opposition.

  • During the address by BJP MP CP Joshi in Lok Sabha, Opposition MPs, especially from the DMK, protested after he allegedly glorified the abolished practice of 'sati'.
  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Union government in the wake of the Hiendenberg-Adani row, drawing a link between PM Modi and industrialist Gautam Adani.
  • There was uproar in the House following Gandhi's remarks. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad responded saying the whole ecosystem of Congress was based on twin pillars "of deal and commission".
  • A war of words broke out between a TMC MP Mahua Moitra and BJP MPs while she was speaking. Moitra was reportedly caught on audio allegedly abusing a BJP MP.


Feb 8, 2023 9:51 AM IST

Congress MP Manish Tewari seeks discussion on India-China border issue in Lok Sabha

Congress MP Manish Tewari gives adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha to have a detailed discussion on India-China border issue.

Feb 8, 2023 9:49 AM IST

BRS MP K Keshava Rao gives suspension notice in Rajya Sabha over Adani-Hindenburg row

BRS Rajya Sabha MP K Keshava Rao gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under Rule 267, demanding a discussion on the Hindenburg Research report on Adani Enterprises and other companies of Adani Group.

Feb 8, 2023 9:44 AM IST

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey gives privilege motion notice against Rahul Gandhi over his speech in LS

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey writes to Lok Sabha Speaker to move a breach of privilege motion notice against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his speech in Lok Sabha on Tuesday where he made certain allegations about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his association with industrialist Gautam Adani.

Feb 8, 2023 9:40 AM IST

All eyes on PM Modi's reply to debate on Prez speech

PM Narendra Modi to today reply, in Lok Sabha, to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address.

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