Parliament session highlights: ‘Why afraid of using Nehru surname’-PM's dig at Gandhi family
Parliament session highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address in Rajya Sabha.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to Motion of Thanks in Rajya Sabha amid sloganeering from Opposition MPs on Thursday in the ongoing Budget Session of the Parliament. The debate on the motion of thanks to the President's Address in Rajya Sabha concluded on Wednesday. The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Wednesday evening for a lack of quorum.
President Droupadi Murmu had addressed the joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on January 31, the first day of the Budget Session.
Modi, donning a jacket made from recycled plastic bottles, on Wednesday replied to the Motion of Thanks on President Murmu's address, calling her an 'inspiration for all'. Both Houses of the Parliament witnessed chaos as Opposition MPs targeted the ruling government over Hindenburg-Adani row, inflation and unemployment, among other issues.
Earlier on Tuesday, Parliament witnessed a heated discussion on the President's speech after three days of stalemate over Hindenburg-Adani row.
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Feb 09, 2023 07:58 PM IST
PM Modi on agriculture
Feb 09, 2023 07:52 PM IST
Vice President Dhankhar interacted with Leader of the House (Rajya Sabha), Hon'ble Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha)
Feb 09, 2023 07:16 PM IST
No convention or provision for authentication of points made in House: Kharge to Vice President
Any direction or rule of the House cannot subvert the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech granted to members of Parliament, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said, asserting that any criticism of the government and its policies can never be equated with the "dignity" of the Council of States, reported PTI.
Kharge also asserted that it would be an "inversion of the system of governance" if the opposition members were expected to carry out complete investigation, gather evidence and then raise a matter on the floor of the House.
The remarks in a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar come after Kharge was asked repeatedly by the Chair to authenticate some allegations he levelled in the House while speaking on the motion of thanks on the President's address on Wednesday.
Feb 09, 2023 06:56 PM IST
No significant headway achieved on monetisation of assets of BSNL-MTNL: Par panel
The parliamentary panel has said that "no significant headway" has been made so far on monetisation of assets of state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), reports PTI.
The Standing Committee on Communications and IT, in its report, has emphasised its earlier recommendation that the matter of reservation/designation of land be taken up at the highest level of government for policy intervention so as to address the issue at the earliest and expedite the monetisation of assets of the telecom PSUs.
Feb 09, 2023 06:49 PM IST
"We also know the rules.." Congress upset over deleting of Rahul Gandhi's remarks
Congress party chief Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday questioned the deletion of remarks made by his party MP Rahul Gandhi in the parliament yesterday.
"Expunging of words should be done after considering all rules. We have also studied the rules as to what words they can't expunge," Kharge told reporters on deletion of some remarks made by Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
Feb 09, 2023 06:48 PM IST
"PM Misleading Nation...":Mallikarjun Kharge
Charging the Prime Minister with attempting to "mislead the nation" over the Hinderberg-Adani row, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday asked why public financial institutions are providing huge loans to industrialist Gautam Adani when a common man is suffering to get the same sanctioned loan from the banks.
Speaking to reporters outside the parliament, Kharge said that the Prime Minister shrugged off giving a reply on Hindenberg-adani row in the parliament.
"Wealth of one person increased 13 times in 2.5 years. In 2014 it was ₹50,000 crore while in 2019 it became ₹one lakh crore. What magic happened that suddenly in two years wealth rose to ₹12 lakh crore," Kharge said while participating in the debate.
Feb 09, 2023 06:39 PM IST
Rate of unemployment for people aged 15-29 years falls to 12.9 pc in 2020-21: Minister
The unemployment rate for the youth in the country has reduced to 12.9 per cent in 2020-21, from 17.8 per cent in 2017-18, Parliament was informed on Thursday.
The official data on employment and unemployment is collected through Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) which is conducted by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation since 2017-18, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Rameswar Teli said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
Feb 09, 2023 06:31 PM IST
Union Budget a missed opportunity to launch frontal attack on poverty: Oppn
The opposition on Thursday labelled the Union Budget a missed opportunity to launch a frontal attack on poverty and unemployment in the country.
Resuming the discussion on the Budget in Lok Sabha, YSRCP member Margani Bharat Ram said the budget made no special provisions for Andhra Pradesh, which was bifurcated "like a birthday cake" by the previous Congress-led UPA government.
Feb 09, 2023 06:22 PM IST
Three-year term of 22nd Law Commission ends this month: Govt
The three-year term of the 22nd Law Commission ends later this month, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
In a written reply, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said the 22nd law panel was constituted for a period of three years on February 21, 2020 and its chairperson assumed office on November 9, 2022.
"The tenure of chairperson of the 22nd Law Commission is co-terminus with term of the Commission," he said.
Feb 09, 2023 05:52 PM IST
PM Modi shares Arunachal student's article 'A day in the Parliament and PMO'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday shared a personal account of a student from Arunachal Pradesh who had recently visited the national capital and spent a day in the Parliament and prime minister's official residence. Read more
Feb 09, 2023 05:51 PM IST
Domestic airlines reported 2,613 significant technical snags in last 5 years: Minister in Lok Sabha
Domestic airlines reported 2,613 significant technical snags in their planes in the last five years, Union minister V K Singh told the Lok Sabha on Thursday, reports PTI.
The Minister of State for Civil Aviation said the regulations require occurrences relating to system and component failure to be reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Feb 09, 2023 05:50 PM IST
Opposition's allegations about Adani stand true: DMK MP A Raja
DMK leader A Raja claimed on Thursday that the opposition's allegations about businessman Gautam Adani stand true as the government has not "refuted" them, reports PTI.
Participating in a discussion on the Union Budget for 2023-24, Raja said the claim of the government that it was the representative of 140 crore people of the country was also not true as the opposition has more than 200 MPs in Lok Sabha.
"The allegations made by the opposition were not refuted at all by the government. Since it was not refuted, it stands true," he said.
Feb 09, 2023 05:25 PM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day
Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Thursday as sloganeering by MPs from both opposition and treasury benches continued during the discussion on the Union Budget 2023-24.
Feb 09, 2023 05:23 PM IST
Vice President on ruckus in the house
Vice President appeals to MPs not to disrupt the house amid the BJP MPs sloganeering Modi- Modi in Rajya Sabha.
Feb 09, 2023 05:16 PM IST
Rajya Sabha resumes
Rajya Sabha proceedings resume after ruckus in the house.
Feb 09, 2023 05:13 PM IST
PM Modi top quotes in Rajya Sabha today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday amid sloganeering by members of the Parliament. The Opposition parties continued their attack over the Adani controversy, demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the matter. Read more
Feb 09, 2023 04:55 PM IST
79 cases lodged against news channels from 2020 for slanderous programmes: Anurag Thakur
The Centre has lodged 79 cases from 2020 till now in a bid to take action against private news channels for broadcasting slanderous programmes on news channels by the issuance of advisories, warnings, ‘apology scroll’ and ‘off-air’ orders, Union minister of information and broadcasting Anurag Thakur told Parliament on Thursday. Read more
Feb 09, 2023 04:51 PM IST
Over 16 lakh people renounced Indian citizenship since 2011
More than 16 lakh Indians renounced their Indian citizenship since 2011 including 2,25,620 last year, according to data provided by the government in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar presented the details while replying to a question.
He said the number of Indians who renounced their Indian citizenship in 2015 was 1,31,489, while 1,41,603 people gave it up in 2016 and 1,33,049 in 2017.
Feb 09, 2023 04:35 PM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 5:15pm
Rajya Sabha adjourned again amid ruckus, Chairman calls meeting of House leaders of ruling and opposition parties.
Feb 09, 2023 04:34 PM IST
Vice President on ruckus in the house
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar urges the MPs to maintain the decorum of the house.
Feb 09, 2023 04:32 PM IST
Rajya Sabha resumes
Rajya Sabha proceedings resume amid the sloganeering from the opposition.
Feb 09, 2023 04:29 PM IST
President presented the vision of ‘Viksit Bharat’: PM Modi
Feb 09, 2023 04:27 PM IST
Language, behaviour of some in the House is disappointing for India: PM Modi
Feb 09, 2023 04:26 PM IST
Congress objects to chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar expunging portions from Kharge’s speech
Feb 09, 2023 04:25 PM IST
‘Nation is watching how an individual is strongly facing many’: PM Modi
Feb 09, 2023 04:24 PM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 4:30pm
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 4.30 PM amid sloganeering by MPs from both opposition and treasury benches.
Feb 09, 2023 04:23 PM IST
'Doesn't have courage to take him on..' says PM modi in RS
PM Modi says Opposition playing politics, doesn't have courage to take him on, is finding ways to wriggle out.
Feb 09, 2023 04:19 PM IST
'That name is Mrs Indira Gandhi': Modi hits out at harassment charge by states
Responding to the allegations that the Centre harasses state governments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that he understands the importance of federalism since he also served as a state's chief minister for a long time. Read more
Feb 09, 2023 03:27 PM IST
Over 600 schemes in name of Gandhi-Nehru family: PM Modi
Citing newspaper report, PM Modi says there are more than 600 schemes in name of Gandhi-Nehru family.
Feb 09, 2023 03:26 PM IST
India's exports in defence sector over ₹1 lakh crore now: PM Modi
India's exports in defence sector over ₹1 lakh crore now, new companies entering segment to make country 'Atmanirbhar': PM Modi.
Feb 09, 2023 03:20 PM IST
Drones being used to benefit common man: PM Modi
Drones being used to benefit common man as government modified policies, says PM Modi in Rajya Sabha.
Feb 09, 2023 03:19 PM IST
Opposition is against science: PM Modi
Opposition is against science, technology; they are not bothered about country, but only about their politics: PM Modi in RS
Feb 09, 2023 03:18 PM IST
Indian vaccines were approved & benefitted 150 countries: PM Modi
There was pressure from people in world to sell their vaccine in our market, articles were written, TV interviews were given. There were attempts till yesterday to insult our scientists but my country's scientists made vaccines that were approved & benefitted 150 countries: PM Modi
Feb 09, 2023 03:16 PM IST
Attempts made to show Indian scientists in bad light: PM Modi
Attempts being made to show in bad light Indian scientists who produced indigenous vaccine in Covid times, says PM Modi in Rajya Sabha.
Feb 09, 2023 03:15 PM IST
LPG connections to 25 crore families: PM Modi
"Our priority is the common public, and this is the reason we made LPG connections available to 25 crore families in the country," says Prime Minister Modi
Feb 09, 2023 03:12 PM IST
We are taking the country forward through science and technology: PM Modi
We do not believe in tokenism, we are working hard to take country forward through science and technology: PM Modi
Feb 09, 2023 03:11 PM IST
BJP MPs shout Modi-Modi amid Opposition sloganeering
BJP MPs shout Modi-Modi amid Opposition sloganeering in Rajya Sabha.
Feb 09, 2023 03:06 PM IST
Opposition MPs raise slogans in #RajyaSabha as PM Modi replies to Motion of Thanks on President's address
Feb 09, 2023 03:04 PM IST
Contribution of women should increase in decision making: PM Modi
Contribution of women should increase in decision making, our government working on their empowerment: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
Feb 09, 2023 03:02 PM IST
'Tried to build a foundation, but only dug holes': PM Modi
'Tried to build a foundation, but only dug holes': PM Modi swipes at Congress in Rajya Sabha
Feb 09, 2023 03:01 PM IST
"Adani gulami band karo…": Opposition MPs amid PM Modi's reply in RS
"Adani gulami band karo…": Opposition MPs shout amid PM Modi's reply in the Rajya Sabha.
Feb 09, 2023 02:57 PM IST
Congress policies based on vote bank politics: PM Modi
Congress party's economic, social and political policies were based on vote bank politics: PM Modi
Feb 09, 2023 02:55 PM IST
'Had Congress worked with good..': PM Modi
Had Congress worked with good intentions for tribals, I would not have to work so hard in third decade of 21st century: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
Feb 09, 2023 02:54 PM IST
People rejected Congress party: PM Modi
Country is with us, people have rejected Congress party and punished them from time to time: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
Feb 09, 2023 02:53 PM IST
Aspiration districts benefitted more than 3 crore tribals: PM Modi
We identified 110 aspiration districts in the country. Education, infra, and health have improved in these districts due to continued focus and performance review. This has benefitted more than 3 crore tribals: PM Modi
Feb 09, 2023 02:51 PM IST
Congress did nothing for over 4 decades to eradicate poverty: PM Modi
They (Congress) used to say ‘Gareebi Hatao’ but did nothing for over 4 decades. While we work hard to meet the expectations and aspirations of the people of the country: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
Feb 09, 2023 02:49 PM IST
We decided to to benefit everyone during ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal’: PM Modi
We have decided to achieve saturation levels in schemes to benefit everyone during 'Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal', this is true secularism. Pledge to achieve 100 pc saturation in all schemes will put an end to all kind of appeasement: PM Modi in RS
Feb 09, 2023 02:47 PM IST
We transformed the working culture with the power of technology: PM Modi
We have transformed the working culture with the power of technology. Our focus is on increasing speed and enhancing scale, Says PM Modi in RS.
Feb 09, 2023 02:45 PM IST
PM's swipe at Mallikarjun Kharge
“Kharge ji complains that I visit Kalaburagi. He should see the work that has been done there. 1.70 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts have opened in Karnataka, including over 8 lakh accounts in Kalaburagi. So many people are getting empowered, while someone's account getting closed, I can understand the pain”, says PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
Feb 09, 2023 02:40 PM IST
₹27 lakh crore sent to beneficiaries using 'Jan Dhan Aadhar Mobile' trinity: PM Modi
₹27 lakh crore sent to beneficiaries through DBT using 'Jan Dhan Aadhar Mobile' trinity in last few years: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
Feb 09, 2023 02:38 PM IST
Merely expressing intent doesn't work: PM Modi in RS
Merely expressing intent doesn't work, what matters is speed, direction and result of developments ushered in: PM Modi in RS.
Feb 09, 2023 02:37 PM IST
Congress only engaged in 'tokenism': PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
Congress only engaged in 'tokenism', never tried to find permanent solutions to problems confronting country: PM Modi.
Feb 09, 2023 02:36 PM IST
48 crore bank accounts opened in last 9 years
More than half of the population without banking facilities till 2014, now 48 crore accounts opened in last 9 years: PM Modi
Feb 09, 2023 02:32 PM IST
Government's polices are focused on finding solutions: PM Modi
Our government's polices are focused on finding permanent solutions for issues facing country, says PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
Feb 09, 2023 02:30 PM IST
Potable water supply extended to 11 crore houses: PM Modi
Our govt has extended potable water supply to 11 crore houses in last 3-4 years against only 3 crore pre-2014: PM Modi
Feb 09, 2023 02:29 PM IST
Oppn MPs demand probe into Adani row as PM speaks
Opposition MPs raise slogan demanding the formation of JPC on Adani issue.
Feb 09, 2023 02:26 PM IST
Language, behaviour of some in the House is disappointing for India: PM Modi
Language, behaviour of some in the House is disappointing for India: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha. Read more
Feb 09, 2023 02:24 PM IST
India lost six decades while smaller countries progressed: PM Modi
India lost six decades while smaller countries progressed says PM Modi in Rajya Sabha.
Feb 09, 2023 02:23 PM IST
Oppn's acts help BJP flourish further: PM Modi
PM Modi takes swipe at protesting opposition members, saying their acts help BJP flourish further.
Feb 09, 2023 02:17 PM IST
"Modi-Adani bhai bhai": Opposition MPs sloganeering amid PM speech
Opposition MPs raise slogans of "Modi-Adani bhai-bhai" in Rajya Sabha as PM Modi replies to Motion of Thanks on President's address.
Feb 09, 2023 02:12 PM IST
PM Modi replies to Motion of Thanks in Rajya Sabha
PM Modi starts reply on Motion of Thanks on President's Address amidst slogan-shouting by opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha.
Feb 09, 2023 02:01 PM IST
Rajya Sabha proceedings resume
Rajya Sabha proceedings resumed.
Feb 09, 2023 01:26 PM IST
PM to reply on Motion of Thanks in RS soon
PM Modi to reply on Motion of Thanks in Rajya Sabha shortly
Feb 09, 2023 01:05 PM IST
RS adjourned till 2 pm
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.
Feb 09, 2023 12:28 PM IST
PM never listens to ‘uncomfortable’ questions: Cong MP
The PM never faces the media because he doesn’t want to listen to uncomfortable questions. Rahul Gandhi’s questions were uncomfortable. PM doesn’t have any answer at his disposal to refute every charge by Rahul Gandhi: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaks to ANI on Adani issue
Feb 09, 2023 12:18 PM IST
LS: General discussion on Budget 2023 begins
General Discussion on the Union Budget for 2023-24 begins in Lok Sabha.
Feb 09, 2023 12:00 PM IST
Oppn MPs demand JPC probe into Adani row
AAP and BRS MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue to demand a JPC probe pertaining to Adani row.
Feb 09, 2023 11:27 AM IST
Oppn questions ‘expunging’ of remarks
Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha questioned the ‘expunging’ of Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge's remarks in the House on Wednesday. “Expunging of words should be done after considering all rules. We've also studied the rules as to what words they can't expunge. I've given them a 3-page reply, maybe they will be satisfied after that,” Kharge told ANI.
Feb 09, 2023 11:07 AM IST
LS, RS proceedings begin
Proceedings of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha begin for the day
Feb 09, 2023 11:03 AM IST
‘PM diverted questions on Adani’: Kharge
'PM didn't answer our question on Adani issue yesterday…We raised questions on how Adani became a millionaire and how such lefty loans were given to him, but none were answered': Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge to ANI
Feb 09, 2023 11:01 AM IST
‘Expecting an answer from PM today’: Cong MP
“Yesterday the country was expecting an answer from the PM on the Adani issue. ..If govt doesn't want to hide anything then why they are running away from JPC... We are expecting an answer from PM in Rajya Sabha today,” KC Venugopal, Congress MP, told ANI
Feb 09, 2023 10:47 AM IST
BJP orders its LS MPs to be present in House till Feb 13
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a three-line whip to all its Lok Sabha MPs to be present in the House till February 13.
Feb 09, 2023 10:05 AM IST
AAP MP gives notice to discuss ‘Adani fraud’
AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh gives notice under Rule 267 to raise the issue of 'financial irregularities and fraud done by Adani Group'
Feb 09, 2023 09:28 AM IST
'You can't call an honourable MP Pappu,' Amit Shah to Adhir Chowdhury
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury cornered the Centre in the Lok Sabha and said, “Rahul Gandhi has proved that no matter how much you try to make him 'pappu', he has made you 'pappu'.” To this, Union home minister Amit Shah protested and said, "Respected Speaker, he can't call an honourable MP (Rahul Gandhi) pappu." Read more
Feb 09, 2023 08:53 AM IST
Congress MP gives notice to discuss ‘PM Modi’s trips with Adani'
Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss "the details of PM's foreign travels with Gautam Adani and the consequent benefits received by the Adani Groups in respect of getting foreign tenders."
Feb 09, 2023 08:51 AM IST
Manish Tewari gives notice to discuss China border issue
Congress MP Manish Tewari gives Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the border situation with China.
Feb 09, 2023 08:33 AM IST
Modi's reply to Motion of Thanks in RS at 2 pm
"Reply by the Prime Minister will be at 2 pm tomorrow," said Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar after the last speaker spoke on the motion on Wednesday.
Feb 09, 2023 08:29 AM IST
India behind me, Opposition charges absurd: Modi in Parliament
In his reply to the motion of thanks to the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha, Modi hit out at what he called dispirited leaders who had thwarted India from achieving its potential, and challenged the Opposition to convince millions of beneficiaries of his social welfare programmes with their “wild allegations”. Read more
Feb 09, 2023 08:26 AM IST
Kharge's Louis Vuitton scarf in Parliament draws flak
After Mahua Moitra's Louis Vuitton bag which was the eye of a storm in Parliament last year, now Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's Louis Vuitton scarf which he wore on Wednesday is on the radar. Read more