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Parliament Session 2019 Highlights: Congress president Rahul Gandhi takes oath as Lok Sabha Member

Parliament Session Highlights: PM Modi has told floor leaders of various political parties to keep their differences aside to avoid disruptions in proceedings.

By HT Correspondent | Jun 24, 2019 12:11 IST
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The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will begin on Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitching for consensus among all political parties to push crucial legislations, including a bill that seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce among Muslims.

Addressing an all-party meeting about a month after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured an impressive mandate in this summer’s general election, Modi told floor leaders of various political parties to keep their differences aside to avoid disruptions in proceedings.

Follow highlights here:

3:10 pm IST

I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India: Rahul Gandhi

My 4th consecutive term as a Member of the Lok Sabha begins today. Representing Wayanad, Kerala, I begin my new innings in Parliament by taking my oath this afternoon, affirming that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India: Rahul Gandhi.

 

1:57 pm IST

Samajwadi Party MPs Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan in Parliament on the first day of the session of 17th Lok Sabha

Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) MPs Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan in Parliament on the first day of the session of 17th Lok Sabha.

 

1:25 pm IST

Smriti Irani receives longest applause while taking oath as Lok Sabha member

Union Minister Smriti Irani, who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, received the longest applause when she took oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha on Monday.

As soon as she was called for oath taking, ruling BJP members, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, other union ministers and MPs were seen enthusiastically thumping the desk for a long time, reports news agency PTI.

12:54 pm IST

BJP Parliamentary board likely to meet later today

Delhi: BJP Parliamentary board likely to meet later today

12:45 pm IST

Congress MP from Kerala takes oath in Hindi

Congress MP from Kerala, Kodikunnil Suresh, surprised everyone on Monday by taking oath in Hindi as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

The Kerala MP’s move was welcomed by the House with loud thumping of desks.

Suresh was the second member to take oath after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The oath was administered by pro tem Speaker Virendra Singh, reports news agency IANS.

12:40 pm IST

Sonia Gandhi to wait her turn this time

Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, will take oath along with other lawmakers from Uttar Pradesh. In 2014, the Lok Sabha secretariat had made an exception for the former Congress president. She and BJP patriarch LK Advani had taken oath right after the ministers to reflect their seniority. This time, the secretariat did not extend the special gesture to Sonia Gandhi. After Union Ministers take oath, newly-elected MPs are called to take oath in the alphabetical order of the states they were elected from. Within a state, too, the MPs are called in an alphabetical order of their names.

12:38 pm IST

Union Budget will be presented on July 5

The Union Budget will be presented on July 5.

The fresh bill to ban instant triple talaq will be introduced in Parliament to replace an ordinance issued in February. Under the proposed law, instant triple talaq will be illegal and attract a jail term of three years. The previous bill lapsed as it was passed in the Lower House but could not be cleared in the Rajya Sabha.

12:17 pm IST

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and his son Nakul Nath at the Parliament. Nakul Nath has been elected as MP from Chhindwara

Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and his son Nakul Nath at the Parliament. Nakul Nath has been elected as MP from Chhindwara.

 

12:01 pm IST

The session will see tabling of triple talaq bill and a legislation to allow the voluntary use of Aadhaar

The session, which will conclude on July 26, will see the tabling of the triple talaq bill and a legislation to allow the voluntary use of Aadhaar as an identity proof for opening bank accounts and getting mobile phone connections.

11:42 am IST

Union Ministers and BJP MPs Dr Harsh Vardhan and Dr Jitendra Singh took oath in Sanskrit and Dogri, respectively, as members of 17th Lok Sabha

Delhi: Union Ministers and BJP MPs Dr Harsh Vardhan and Dr Jitendra Singh took oath in Sanskrit and Dogri, respectively, as members of 17th Lok Sabha.

 

11:34 am IST

BJP MP from Bihar’s Madhubani, Dr. Ashok Kumar Yadav arrives at the Parliament wearing a stole and a cap with traditional Madhubani art

Delhi: BJP MP from Bihar’s Madhubani, Dr. Ashok Kumar Yadav arrives at the Parliament wearing a stole and a cap with traditional Madhubani art.

 

11:33 am IST

Sunny Deol, Tejasvi Surya and Ravi Kishan arrive at the Parliament, to take oath as member of th 17th Lok Sabha

Delhi: BJP MPs Sunny Deol, Tejasvi Surya and Ravi Kishan arrive at the Parliament, to take oath as member of th 17th Lok Sabha.

 

11:31 am IST

It’s a great institution which has shaped country’s past, present and future: Tejasvi Surya

Tejasvi Surya,BJP MP at Parliament: It’s a great institution which has shaped country’s past, present and future. I am entering it with lot of gratitude for people who have elected me and also with sense of idealism to ensure Bharat Mata reaches pinnacle of glory which it’s destined to do.

 

11:26 am IST

BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, Smriti Zubin Irani takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha

BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, Smriti Zubin Irani takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

11:24 am IST

Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha

Delhi: Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

11:18 am IST

Union Minister and BJP MP Nitin Gadkari takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha

Delhi: Union Minister and BJP MP Nitin Gadkari takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

11:16 am IST

BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha

Delhi: BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

 

11:15 am IST

BJP MP and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha

Delhi: BJP MP and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

11:15 am IST

Congress’ Kerala MP Suresh Kodikunnil takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha

Delhi: Congress’ Kerala MP Suresh Kodikunnil takes oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

 

11:08 am IST

First session of 17th Lok Sabha commences; Newly elected MPs take oath

First session of 17th Lok Sabha commences; Newly elected MPs take oath.

11:05 am IST

PM Modi takes oath at inaugural session of 17th Lok Sabha

PM Modi takes oath at inaugural session of 17th Lok Sabha.

11:04 am IST

New Parliament session begins

New Parliament session begins.

10:50 am IST

We should work in larger interest of nation: PM Modi

In Parliament, we should forget ‘Paksh’, ‘Vipaksh’ and think about issues with ‘nishpaksh spirit’, work in larger interest of nation: PM Modi.

10:48 am IST

Opposition need not bother about their numbers: PM Modi

Opposition need not bother about their numbers, I hope they speak actively and participate in House proceedings: PM Modi

10:41 am IST

New friends will join today and they will bring new energy: PM Modi

We are working to fulfill people’s aspirations. New friends will join today and they will bring new energy. We value the Opposition and their role. The Opposition should play an active role in the Parliament: PM Modi

10:39 am IST

Request all parties to support the decisions that are in favour of people: PM Modi

PM Modi at the Parliament for the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha: After several decades, a government has won absolute majority for the second term. People have given us the chance to serve the country again. I request all the parties to support the decisions that are in favour of people.

10:35 am IST

There are new hopes and dreams with the beginning of this session: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament: Today, a new session is starting, there are new hopes and dreams with the beginning of this session. Since independence ,this Lok Sabha elections saw highest number of women voters and women MPs.

 

10:34 am IST

‘Proactive opposition key to democracy’, says PM Modi ahead of new Parliament session

Proactive opposition key to democracy. Opposition need not bother about their numbers. I hope they will speak actively and participate in house proceedings, says PM Modi ahead of new Parliament session.

10:30 am IST

Inaugural session of 17th Lok Sabha will start with swearing of its members

The inaugural session of the 17th Lok Sabha will start on Monday with the swearing in of its members. After getting elected to the House, members have to take the oath before any other business, including the election of the Speaker, takes place.

10:20 am IST

BJP MP Virendra Kumar takes oath as protem speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

Delhi: BJP MP Virendra Kumar takes oath as the protem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

 

10:20 am IST

PM Modi to be first to take oath at inaugural session of 17th Lok Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first to take oath in the new Lok Sabha on Monday while United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi might get a special slot to do so over the two-day-long swearing-in ceremony, officials said on Sunday.

10:10 am IST

Request ruling and opposition parties to make effort to find solutions: Thawar Chand Gehlot

Thawar Chand Gehlot, leader of BJP in Rajya Sabha ahead of parliament session of 17th Lok Sabha today: I would request ruling party as well as opposition parties that any problem can be resolved through discussions. So, during the session, parties should make an effort to find solutions.

 

10:00 am IST

First session of 17th Lok Sabha will begin today

The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will begin today.