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Lok Sabha session highlights: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi meets Opposition members

Parliament Session: As soon as the House met, the Members stood in silence for a few minutes as per the convention “to mark the solemn occasion of the first sitting of the 17th Lok Sabha”.

By HT Correspondent | Jun 18, 2019 20:44 IST
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BJP’s Rajasthan leader Om Birla has been nominated as Lok Sabha’s Speaker on Day 2 of Budget Session today. Leader of the House and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were among those who took oath as Members of the 17th Lok Sabha that commenced on Monday.

As soon as the House met, the Members stood in silence for a few minutes as per the convention “to mark the solemn occasion of the first sitting of the 17th Lok Sabha”.

Highlights:

6:20 pm IST

Sonia Gandhi arrives for meeting with Oppostion leaders

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, DMK leader Kanimozhi, CPI leader D Raja and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah have arrived at the Parliament. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of opposition leaders at the Parliament.

5:42 pm IST

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

Lok Sabha session for Tuesday has been adjourned. The maiden session of 17th Lok Sabha commenced on Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari among the prominent membes who took oath on the first day.

3:19 pm IST

Slogans of Vande Mataram raised in Lok Sabha

Slogans of Vande Mataram raised in Lok Sabha after Samajwadi Party’s MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq says, “Jahan tak Vande Mataram ka taaluq hai, it is against Islam we cannot follow it” after concluding his oath.

 

3:07 pm IST

BJP’s Maneka Gandhi takes oath as a Member of Parliament

BJP’s Maneka Gandhi takes oath as a Member of Parliament.

 

3:04 pm IST

Sonia Gandhi takes oath to chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’

Sonia Gandhi takes oath to chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

 

3:02 pm IST

Sakshi Maharaj takes oath as a Member of Parliament, in Sanskrit

Slogans of “mandir vahin banayenge” (temple will be built there) were raised in the Lok Sabha after Sakshi Maharaj, the BJP MP who won Unnao in Uttar Pradesh took oath as a member of the House on Tuesday.

Dressed in his usual saffron attire, he took the oath in Sanskrit.

 

2:45 pm IST

Hema Malini takes oath as Member of Parliament

BJP’s winning candidate from Mathura, Hema Malini takes oath as a Member of Parliament. She concluded her oath with “Radhe Radhe! Krishnam Vande, Jagat Guru.”

 

2:11 pm IST

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury named Congress leader in Lok Sabha

Adhir Ranjan Chaudhury to be Congress leader in Lok Sabha.

1:54 pm IST

Hope they will also remember deaths of children in Muzaffarpur: Asaduddin Owaisi on ‘Jai Sri Ram’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ slogans being raised in Lok Sabha

Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM on ‘Jai Sri Ram’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ slogans being raised in Lok Sabha while he was taking oath as MP: It is good that they remember such things when they see me, I hope they will also remember the constitution and deaths of children in Muzaffarpur.

1:44 pm IST

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to meet opposition leaders in Parliament, later today

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to meet opposition leaders in Parliament, later today.

 

1:16 pm IST

Samajwadi Party’s Mulayam Singh Yadav takes oath as a member of the Parliament

Delhi: Samajwadi Party’s Mulayam Singh Yadav takes oath as a member of the Parliament.

 

12:42 pm IST

Congress MP from Sivaganga, Karti Chidambaram takes oath as member of Lok Sabha

Congress MP from Sivaganga, Karti Chidambaram takes oath as member of Lok Sabha.

 

12:29 pm IST

We have talked to Congress, they haven’t signed the proposal yet: Pralhad Joshi on Om Birla’s candidature for Lok Sabha Speaker

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Om Birla’s candidature for Lok Sabha Speaker: We have talked to Congress, they haven’t signed the proposal yet but they won’t oppose it, I have met Ghulam Nabi Azad.

 

12:24 pm IST

PM, Defence Min, Home Minister, Transport Min were the proposers: Union Min Pralhad Joshi on Om Birla’s candidature for Lok Sabha Speaker

Union Min Pralhad Joshi on Om Birla’s candidature for Lok Sabha Speaker: PM, Defence Min, Home Minister, Transport Min were the proposers. BJD, Shiv Sena, National People’s Party, Mizo National Front, Akali Dal, Lok Janshakti Party, YSRCP, JDU, AIADMK, and Apna Dal have signed the proposal.

 

12:15 pm IST

Slip of tongue by Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol

There was a slip of tongue by the BJP MP from Gurdaspur when he said “withhold the sovereignty and integrity of the country” instead of “uphold the sovereignty and integrity of the country”, but he quickly rectified it.

12:05 pm IST

Lok Sabha members take oath

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, actor Sunny Deol and Aam Aadmi Party’s lone MP Bhagwant Mann were among the leaders who took oath as members of 17th Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

IUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal and former Union ministers Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Preneet Kaur were also administered oath on the second-day of the maiden session.

11:55 am IST

Kota MP Om Birla takes oath in Lok Sabha

Kota MP Om Birla takes oath in Lok Sabha.

11:54 am IST

Support pours in for candidature of Om Birla in Lok Sabha

10 parties including National People’s Party, Mizo National Front, Lok Janshakti Party, YSRCP, JDU, AIADMK, APNA DAL, and BJD to also support Om Birla’s candidature for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker, reports news agency ANI.

11:47 am IST

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore takes oath in Lok Sabha

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore takes oath in Lok Sabha.

11:46 am IST

YSR Congress Party and AIADMK to also support Om Birla’s candidature

YSR Congress Party and AIADMK to also support Om Birla’s candidature for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker, reports news agency ANI.

11:45 am IST

BJD has passed a resolution to support NDA candidate Om Birla

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has passed a resolution to support NDA candidate Om Birla for his candidature for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker. Om Birla will file his nomination around 12 pm, today, reports news agency ANI.

11:41 am IST

BJP National Working President J P Nadda arrives at Parliament

Delhi: BJP National Working President J P Nadda arrives at the Parliament.

 

11:35 am IST

BJP MPs Hans Raj Hans and Ravi Kishan arrive at Parliament

Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MPs Hans Raj Hans and Ravi Kishan arrive at the Parliament.

 

11:32 am IST

AAP MP from Punjab’s Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann takes oath as Lok Sabha member

Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MP from Punjab’s Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann takes oath as member of the Lok Sabha, concludes with “Inquilab Zindabad”.

 

11:30 am IST

BJP MP from Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Hema Malini arrives at Parliament

Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Hema Malini arrives at the Parliament.

 

11:15 am IST

Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Punjab’s Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha

Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Punjab’s Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

 

11:10 am IST

Multilingual swearing-in

While D V Sadananda Gowda and Prahlad Joshi took oath in Kannada, Harsimrat Kaur Badal took oath in Punjabi.

Union Ministers Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Raosaheb Patil Danbe took oath in Marathi, Jitendra Singh in Dogri, Babul Supriyo in English, Rameshwar Teli in Assamese and Debashree Choudhury in Bangla.

BJD leader Mehtab took oath in Odiya.

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, and DMK leaders Kanizmohi and A Raja were present in the House on the occasion.

10:56 am IST

Few Union ministers yesterday took oath in Sanskrit

While the Prime Minister and most of Union Ministers took oath in Hindi, Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan, Sripad Naik, Ashwini Chaubey and Pratap Chandra Sarangi took oath in Sanskrit.

10:43 am IST

Virendra Kumar was sworn in as Pro-Tem Speaker by President Ramnath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Before the House met yesterday, Virendra Kumar was sworn in as Pro-Tem Speaker by President Ramnath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

10:30 am IST

No discussions on name of leader of opposition: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Delhi: Ghulam Nabi Azad ji briefed everyone about the discussions that took place in the all-party meeting. We discussed key issues and will also hold meetings with the opposition parties. No discussions on name of leader of opposition.

 

10:20 am IST

I have no information, I had just went to meet the Working President as a ‘karyakarta’: Om Birla

BJP MP Om Birla on being asked if he is NDA candidate for post the of Lok Sabha Speaker, as he leaves from the residence of BJP National Working President, J P Nadda: I have no information, I had just went to meet the Working President as a ‘karyakarta’.

 

10:10 am IST

It is a very proud and a happy moment for us: Om Birla’s wife

Amita Birla, wife of BJP MP Om Birla, who reportedly is the NDA candidate for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker: It is a very proud and a happy moment for us. We are very thankful to the cabinet for choosing him.

 

10:00 am IST

BJP MP Om Birla likely to be NDA’s nominee for Lok Sabha speaker’s post

BJP MP Om Birla likely to be NDA’s nominee for Lok Sabha speaker’s post: sources, reports news agency PTI.