India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 30, 2015
Lok Sabha may not pursue any further action on the privilege notice it issued to Robert Vadra over his remarks on Parliament disruptions with Speaker Sumita Mahajan saying it was not such a big issue.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Amid continuous disruptions by opposition members, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has convened an all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss better functioning of the Lok Sabha, proceedings of which have been virtually washed out in the Monsoon Session so far.
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday July 27, 2015
Parliament witnessed continuous uproar today over the passing of bills, which led to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asking Congress lawmaker Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to leave the House for unruly behavior.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Monday July 20, 2015
CPM chief Sitaram Yechury had lunch and a spent close to two hours on Sunday with former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee. The veteran leader had been expelled from the party in July 2008 for refusing to quit the Speaker's post as the Left withdrew support to the UPA government over the Indo-US nuclear deal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said that the Opposition should not indulge in "propaganda" while asking them to express dissent in the "right manner".
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 18, 2015
The decks seem to be cleared for the re-induction of two veteran Marxist leaders into the Communist Party of India-Marxist or the CPM shortly. The homecoming of former Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee and the only surviving member of the country's first Communist government of 1957, KR Gowri Amma is likely to take place soon, according...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 9, 2015
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury today indicated that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee will be reinducted into the party from which he was expelled seven years ago, as the two leaders shared a dais in Kolkata.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 24, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan met President of European Parliament Martin Schulz during her visit to Brussels, during which they discussed several issues of mutual interest, including the possibility of an EU-India free trade agreement.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday June 18, 2015
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee today said that political enmity and vendetta had touched a new low and the fear of an Emergency was still there in Indian politics.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 17, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said yoga should be kept away from politics and unnecessary controversies as it is an ancient Indian exercise regime involving body and mind.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 31, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who has been in the past accused of bias by Congress while conducting business of the House, today said her pitch for carrying out maximum legislative work could have been misconstrued by the opposition.
India News | NDTV | Tuesday May 12, 2015
As union minister Harsimrat Kaur responded to Rahul Gandhi's concerns over the scrapping of a food park in his constituency Amethi, Congress MPs protested loudly. "Why are there five interventions on one statement?" Deepender Hooda said in the Lok Sabha.
India News | Thursday May 7, 2015
US ambassador to India Richard Verma met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at Parliament House this morning, even as his comments on the Centre imposing restrictions on international agencies like Greenpeace and the Ford Foundation drew fire from political parties.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday April 28, 2015
After an attack by opposition legislators, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today postponed the discussion and vote on the Goods and Services Tax bill till next week. This makes it difficult for the government to pass the crucial constitutional amendment bill in this session.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday April 24, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Thursday that steps were being taken to ensure better security in the parliament complex, after a report by a committee on security arrangements.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday April 24, 2015
Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Thursday termed the suicide of a farmer at an Aam Admi Party or AAP rally in Delhi a "shame for the nation".
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday April 23, 2015
The Opposition united yet again in Parliament today, this time to protest against Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's decision to expunge an Aam Aadmi Party member's comment against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a debate on a farmer's death at a rally in Delhi on Wednesday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 17, 2015
The word 'Godse' is no longer unparliamentary except in reference to 'Nathuram Godse', Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has ruled.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from agencies) | Sunday February 22, 2015
An all-party meeting has been convened this evening by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan ahead of the Budget session of Parliament on Monday which is expected to be a stormy affair. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend that meeting which is expected to explore consensus over passing key legislation, including bills to replace a slew of ...
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Tuesday December 23, 2014
Doctors had to be called in today to the Lok Sabha, when a lawmaker from the CPM, who was protesting in the well of the House, fell ill with high blood pressure. The House was then adjourned till 4 pm.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday December 18, 2014
The Congress on Thursday accused the government of pushing through bills without following established norms.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday December 13, 2014
On the anniversary of the 2001 attack on Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and other parliamentarians paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the deadly terror attack.
India News | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday December 12, 2014
Pakistani MPs who visited Parliament on Friday complained they were not given a proper welcome and were ignored by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
India News | Edited by Vishnu Varma | Thursday December 4, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday rejected angry calls to dismiss a minister whose derogatory comment about religious minorities has paralyzed Parliament with the opposition uniting in angry protests.