India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from agencies) | Sunday November 23, 2014
Lawmakers of the Trinamool Congress or TMC are not attending the all-party meeting convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu today, ahead of the beginning of the crucial Winter Session of Parliament on Monday.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday November 23, 2014
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan hold all-party meeting to discuss upcoming Winter Session.
India | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya (with inputs from PTI) | Saturday August 23, 2014
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today defended her decision to deny the Leader of Opposition or LoP's post to the Congress, a day after the Supreme Court expressed its concern about the crucial post remaining vacant.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday August 22, 2014
The Delhi High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking a direction to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena Members of Parliament for allegedly force-feeding a fasting Muslim employ...
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday August 19, 2014
The Congress has officially been told today that it will not be entitled to claim the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has conveyed her decision in writing to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday August 15, 2014
Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah today hosted the customary 'At Home' reception which was attended by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and many other leaders.
India | Edited by Sugam Singhal | Wednesday August 13, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa called the Prime Minister this evening to thank him for enabling the election of her partyman, M Thambidurai, as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
India | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Wednesday August 13, 2014
M Thambidurai, a leader of J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK, has been elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha; his candidature was backed both by the government and the opposition.
India | Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday August 12, 2014
The Lok Sabha Speaker has had to step in to defuse a room crisis in Parliament, which saw nameplates being flung as lawmakers from the Trinamool Congress and the Telugu Desam Party engaged in an unseemly row over occupancy.
India | Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday August 12, 2014
Lawmakers from the Trinamool Congress and the Telugu Desam Party engaged in an unseemly row over Room number 5 in Parliament House today.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday August 12, 2014
Senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj will propose the name of M Thambidurai from J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK for the post of Deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha.
India | Reported by Rahul Srivastava | Monday August 11, 2014
The Lok Sabha will elect a Deputy Speaker on Wednesday, if there is more than one candidate for the post. The BJP-led NDA government is expected to field M Thambidurai from J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK, with an eye on the party's support in the other hous...
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday August 6, 2014
Rahul Gandhi may have led from the front in Parliament today but he will settle for the second row in the Lok Sabha.
India | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Wednesday August 6, 2014
Rahul Gandhi's outburst today against Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been dismissed by the ruling BJP as "contrived aggression" by Congress leaders facing a "palace coup."
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday August 1, 2014
Bihar lawmaker Pappu Yadav threw bits of paper today at the Lok Sabha Speaker during protests over a controversial Civil Services aptitude test conducted by the Union Public Service Commission or UPSC. Opposition parties were protesting against a pa...
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 30, 2014
With the 16th Lok Sabha virtually boasting of a record number of first timers, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today re-started the practice of allowing members to raise special mentions to enable them raise urgent issues of public importance.
India | Sunil Prabhu | Wednesday July 30, 2014
The Lok Sabha Speaker has said she will take a decision on whether to grant the Congress party the position of Leader of Opposition in the House in two to four days.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 27, 2014
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan should designate a member of the Lower House of Parliament as Leader of the Opposition even if "there is no clear applicable rule", feels one of her predecessors Somnath Chatterjee.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday July 24, 2014
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has come up against a peculiar problem while attempting to allot seats in the newly elected 16th Lok Sabha. No party reportedly wants to sit right next to the Congress contingent.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 23, 2014
Incensed over reports that Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a fasting Muslim worker to eat in the Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, several opposition parties today wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan demanding an inquiry into the incident.