India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 23, 2014
The Congress and Government on Tuesday traded barbs over the post of Leader of the Opposition(LOP) in Lok Sabha with the main opposition even bringing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in its line of fire on the issue.
India | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday July 8, 2014
The Congress was busy today gathering the signatures of 60-odd MPs to support its claim to the Leader of Opposition's post.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday July 8, 2014
As the opposition Congress today protested loudly in Parliament over price rise, their leader Rahul Gandhi, who has rarely stood out in Parliament, caught the ruling BJP's eye.
India | Sunetra Choudhury | Monday July 7, 2014
The Congress must be assigned the right to nominate the Leader of the Opposition, party president Sonia Gandhi today told reporters in Parliament.
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With PTI inputs) | Monday July 7, 2014
Amid talk of price rise and the economy, the BJP and Congress are now engaged in a game of "who blinks first" on the post of Leader of Opposition or LoP in the Lok Sabha for the latter.
Cheat Sheet | Devesh Kumar | Thursday June 5, 2014
Pro-tem speaker Kamal Nath set the ball rolling for the 16th Lok Sabha by swearing in Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a member of the House. Clad in a sparkling white kurta and jacket, the 63-year-old BJP leader took the oath in Hindi. The House had...
India | Devesh Kumar | Thursday June 5, 2014
Narendra Damodardas Modi, the country's 15th Prime Minister, today took oath as a member of the Lok Sabha. He was the first of the 539 MPs to be sworn in as a member of the 16th Lok Sabha on the second day of its inaugural session.
Cheat Sheet | Written by Devesh Kumar | Wednesday June 4, 2014
On the first day of the 16th Lok Sabha, the changed seating arrangements reflected the altered power dynamics in the House. The newly-elected MPs greeted each other and later, stood in a shared moment of silence as a tribute to union rural developmen...
India | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Wednesday June 4, 2014
After attending the oath ceremony of the Congress's Kamal Nath as pro-tem Speaker at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi drove the short distance to Parliament House where a new session begins today.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday June 4, 2014
Sumitra Mahajan, an eight-time BJP member of Parliament from Indore, is set to take over as the next Speaker of the Lok Sabha, BJP sources confirmed today.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 31, 2014
Former Parliamentary Affairs Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath has been appointed as the Protem Speaker in the new Lok Sabha.
Election 2014 | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Wednesday May 28, 2014
As the pro-tem speaker, Mr Nath will be expected to formally kick-off the proceedings to the new Lok Sabha.
Election 2014 | Sunil Prabhu | Sunday May 25, 2014
At a meeting of the Congress Members of Parliament from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Sonia Gandhi was again elected the chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party.
Election 2014 | Sunil Prabhu | Monday May 19, 2014
In 1999, the Congress' tally in the Lok Sabha had plunged to 114, its lowest till then. Sonia Gandhi, who had become the Congress president less than a year earlier after replacing Sitaram Kesri, took up the challenge of reviving her party by agreein...
Election 2014 | Sandeep Phukan and Sunil Prabhu | Monday May 19, 2014
After the Congress' colossal defeat in the national election, the party's top two leaders, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi offered today to resign as president and vice-president, but their colleagues rejected the proposal.
Election 2014 | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday May 19, 2014
The top leaders of the Congress party are meeting now to post-mortem the party's electoral humiliation. Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, the Congress bosses, have ratcheted up the party's worst performance ever, but their colleagues have made it clear that th...
Election 2014 | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday May 19, 2014
Hours before the Congress' highest decision making body, its Working Committee or CWC meets today to take stock of the party's humiliating defeat in the general elections, its seniormost MP in parliament Kamal Nath called for immediate internal elect...
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 18, 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee today dissolved the 15th Lok Sabha with immediate effect, completing a formality before the constitution of the new House.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 17, 2014
Union Cabinet today recommended dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha, drawing curtains to the term of the House which will go down in history as the most disrupted and wasted in Independent India.
Election 2014 | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday May 15, 2014
The election of the Speaker and appointment of a pro-tem Speaker will be the first job ahead of newly-elected parliamentarians after Lok Sabha results are declared tomorrow.