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A week in, Speaker Om Birla turning the tide in House

Unlike his predecessors, Birla has started sitting through longer hours of the proceedings and often delays lunch to allow more first-time MPs to raise matters of importance.
A day after getting elected unanimously, in his first meeting with senior floor leaders of different parties, Birla made it clear that he wants to give a chance to more people to raise issues during Question Hour.(HT Photo)
A day after getting elected unanimously, in his first meeting with senior floor leaders of different parties, Birla made it clear that he wants to give a chance to more people to raise issues during Question Hour.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 10:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Speaker’s first advice to MPs: Short questions, direct replies

At a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) attended by some ministers and floor leaders of different parties, Birla suggested that questions by MPs should be short and crisp and answers from ministers to the point.
Newly-elected Speaker for 17th Lok Sabha Om Birla takes charge at his office at Parliament, in New Delhi, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.(PTI)
Newly-elected Speaker for 17th Lok Sabha Om Birla takes charge at his office at Parliament, in New Delhi, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 07:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Confusion over Congress plan of action in LS, party yet to name floor leader

There is still speculation within the Congress on whether or not Rahul Gandhi will change his mind, but the party has officially maintained that he remains its president.
Indian National Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi (R) gestures as his mother and former Congress party senior leader Sonia Gandhi (L) looks on during a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in New Delhi on May 25, 2019.(AFP file photo)
Indian National Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi (R) gestures as his mother and former Congress party senior leader Sonia Gandhi (L) looks on during a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in New Delhi on May 25, 2019.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Oppn wants Rafale debate again, vows to stall govt’s bills

The budget session of Parliament will run from January 31 to February 13, with just ten working days for key debates and passage of key bills including the Triple Talaq and the Citizenship amendment bill.
At an all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Congress’ floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge warned the government of strong protests if it tries to bring ‘a full budget’ ahead of the general election and even told Speaker Sumitra Mahajan not to get ‘angry’ if such protests continue.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
At an all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Congress’ floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge warned the government of strong protests if it tries to bring ‘a full budget’ ahead of the general election and even told Speaker Sumitra Mahajan not to get ‘angry’ if such protests continue.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 30, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji

Venkaiah Naidu, Sumitra Mahajan call all-party meetings ahead of Budget session

Mahajan has called a meeting on January 30, while Naidu has invited floor leaders of all parties on the morning of January 31, before the commencement of the session.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan have called separate all-party meetings ahead of the Budget session.(PTI)
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan have called separate all-party meetings ahead of the Budget session.(PTI)
Published on Jan 27, 2019 08:11 PM IST
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Govt may pass anti-corruption, motors vehicles bills this Budget session

Senior leaders involved in the strategy indicated that they might even try to push the Prevention of Corruption Amendment Bill and the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) bill even amid din.
Opposition members protest during the ongoing budget session of Parliament in Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Opposition members protest during the ongoing budget session of Parliament in Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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