The Monsoon Session of Parliament is set to come to a close. Both Houses of Parliament are to be adjourned sine die before 2 pm. The government is expected to soon decide whether or not to call a special session to pass the GST Bill.
Lok Sabha adjourned indefinitely. Both Houses of Parliament bring the Monsoon Session to a close.
Congress begins counter-protest to NDA's 'Save Democracy' demonstration.
Rajya Sabha adjourned indefinitely.
Congress plans counter protest against NDA's 'Save Democracy' march near Parliament
Members of Congress, Left, Trinamool Congress, RJD and Samajwadi Party walk out of Lok Sabha, protesting over different issues: Press Trust of India
NDA members plan march to 'save democracy' in Parliament.
Meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs ends inconclusively. Both Houses of Parliament to be adjourned before 2 pm. NDA partners to discuss whether or not to call a special session of Parliament to pass GST Bill: Sources
Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Cabinet panel to decide on whether to call special session of Parliament to clear GST Bill.
Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to meet to discuss strategy for the last day of the Monsoon Session.
Watch: PM Does Not Have the Guts to Face This House, Says Rahul Gandhi in Parliament
Watch: Since You Enjoy Holidaying... Sushma Swaraj's Jibe at Rahul Gandhi
Adjournment Motion against Sushma Swaraj defeated in Lok Sabha by voice vote after Congress stages walkout.
Government rejects all the charges, the question of Sushma Swaraj's resignation does not arise: Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha.
There are still many honest people in this country whose children have to work for a living: Arun Jaitley attacks the Gandhi's
The family which has dominated the politics of this country for generations hasn't work for a living: Arun Jaitley speaking about the Congress leadership.
My entire sympathies are with Sushma ji because she is a pretext, a scapegoat - the reason was they wanted to prevent the GST: Arun Jaitley
In order to sabotage the Indian growth story, your best bet was let me go back on what we had promised - the GST: Arun Jaitley to Congress
The difficulty with Mr Rahul Gandhi is that he is an expert without knowledge: Arun Jaitley
What step did your government take to bring black money lying abroad? You are fond of saying there are 3 monkeys but don't make a monkey out of this country: Arun Jaitley tells Rahul Gandhi and Congress leaders.
You are now making a mountain out of what is not even a molehill: Arun Jaitley tells Congress
If you argue facts in a calm environment as we are now, you will probably have no legs to stand on: Arun Jaitley tells the Congress Party.
Arun Jaitley attacks UPA government says, 'You follow the wrong route so that you can never get the man back'.
No strength in Congress's arguements: Arun Jaitley explains why a light-blue coloured notice is ineffective.
Congress, Aam Aadmi Party walk out of Lok Sabha as Arun Jaitley starts replying to debate on Lalit Modi controversy.
Government believes all allegations levelled by Khargeji, Rahul Gandhi and others are baseless.
Arun Jaitley replies to discussion on Lalit Modi on behalf of the government.
Rahul Gandhi responds to Sushma Swaraj in Parliament
Following are the highlights of Rahul Gandhi's address in Parliament:
- Our PM had said 'na khaunga na khaane dunga,' but today he does not have the guts to sit in this chair.
- PM is not here because he does not have the guts to face the House.
- Sushma Swaraj is the first humanitarian who does humanitarian work secretly.
- PM should speak here; the country wants to hear what he has to say.
- Lalit Modi is a symbol of black money, tell us how he benefitted from this transaction.
- Gandhi ji ke 3 bandar kehte hain - Bura mat dekho, bura mat suno, bura mat bolo. (Gandhi ji's 3 monkey's used to say... see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil).
- The country wants to know why Lalit Modi is being saved.
'I have done no wrong,' says Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj amid slogan-shouting by Opposition during discussion on Lalitgate
- It is not admission, what I said was that if helping a woman who is a citizen of India, has cancer, is not a criminal with no case against her and going to Portugal for an operation... If helping her is a crime, I accept it. They are calling that an admission of guilt.
- Lalit Modi's travel documents was not in my purview
- My husband was not a lawyer in Lalit Modi's passport case... My daughter was a junior, in the ninth position... There were a total of 11 lawyers... My daughter appeared with a senior lawyer
- I will tell you what conflict of interest is... it is when P Chidambaram is the Finance Minister and his wife Nalini is appointed a lawyer by his department in the Saradha scam case
- Rahul Gandhi says Sushma Swaraj acted in a clandestine manner... did a criminal act, helped an absconder... He (Lalit Modi) is not an absconder, no court has termed him that... If someone had done something clandestinely, it is their government which helped Ottavio Quattrocchi and Warren Anderson get away
- I want to tell Rahul Gandhi, you love going on vacations. On your next vacation, when you are alone, read the history of your family and come back and ask 'Mumma, how much money did we get in the Quattrocchi incident?'
- The Enforcement Directorate did nothing about Lalit Modi when the UPA government was in power. There was no action taken for four years.
- I have been in politics for 38 years now... my reputation is spotless... the Congress is guilty, not me
'You have raised questions, now you must hear Sushma Swaraj's answers,' says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha
'You don't want to listen, step out, but you must let Sushma Swaraj speak,' says Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Opposition leaders raise slogans as Sushma Swaraj begins speaking in Lok Sabha during discussion on Lalitgate
'Sushma Swaraj ji must resign on moral grounds and for direct or indirect involvement in Lalit Modi case': Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge
Discussion on Lalit Modi controversy resumes in Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.45 pm as Congress protests BJP lawmaker's remarks against Sonia Gandhi's family
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid noisy protests by the Opposition, stalling discussion on GST bill
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid noisy protests by the Opposition during discussion on Lalit Modi controversy
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge's speaks during Lalitgate discussion:
- On what basis did Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj help Lalit Modi, we want to know
- Humanitarian law and humanitarian grounds not the same... Due process of law should have been followed
- 'To say that I helped Lalit Modi under humanitarian grounds is wrong... it points towards a deep relationship between you and him,' Mr Kharge targets Sushma Swaraj
- Sushma Swaraj gave a statement here that she did not give any letter... But what about the fact that you got him (Lalit Modi) travel documents... What about the fact that you told the British government that there would be no fallout back in India if Lalit Modi were granted travel documents
- Did you want to shield someone who committed a 460-crore fraud on so-called humanitarian grounds?
- The British government refused to give travel documents on July 3, 2014; these orders were sent to his (Lalit Modi) lawyers... You re-initiated this process... Keith Vaz forwarded your request
- Is it not a recommendation when you (Sushma Swaraj) say that it (giving travel documents to Lalit Modi) won't affect relationship between India and the UK?
- Did the PM or you or Arun Jaitley decide not to appeal against relief to Lalit Modi in his passport case?
- There's something in your silence as well as the PM's over not appealing against the court restoring Lalit Modi's passport
Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge raises Vasundhara Raje's name during discussion on Lalitgate; Speaker expunges remarks
'We want the PM to be present in the House,' says Congress's Mallikarjun Kharge in Lok Sabha during discussion on Lalit Modi controversy
Lok Sabha begins discussion on controversy over Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj helping tainted cricket boss Lalit Modi
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after opposition uproar over Lalit Modi and Vyapam controversies
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12:30 pm as opposition insists on using the term "Modigate" in the adjournment motion
'Call it Lalitgate, Modigate... discussion must happen': Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha
Opposition agrees to adjournment motion at noon
'I have no objection to allow adjournment motion after Question Hour': Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Government ready to take up discussion on the Lalit Modi issue in Lok Sabha through an adjournment motion, says union minister Venkaiah Naidu
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm amid noisy protests by the Opposition
Congress gives adjournment notice over Vyapam scam and the Lalit Modi controversy in Lok Sabha
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj appeals to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to accept Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge's adjournment motion.
'We are ready for a discussion but want PM in the House,' says Mr Kharge
Congress is not running away from discussion, our MPs were elbowed and assaulted by ruling party MPs: Mallikarjun Kharge on Parliament logjam
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after ruckus over Lalit Modi issue.
The government's last-minute push for a major tax reform fell flat today, with the opposition Congress refusing to call off protests in Parliament to allow a discussion on the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
"The Congress is stalling the country's economic progress," said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Its policies were a liability on the economy when Congress was in government, it continues to be a liability even when they are in opposition.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow shortly after government moves GST Bill in the House
Government moves GST Bill in Rajya Sabha amid Opposition protests over Lalit Modi, Vyapam controversies
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:15 pm after Opposition protests
Rajya Sabha adjourned again for 25 minutes following continued protests by Congress.
Critical reform GST at stake, Congress unmoved. Here are the 10 developments
from today's Parliament proceedings
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid protests over Sushma Swaraj, other BJP leaders caught in controversies.
Uproar in Lok Sabha over Sushma Swaraj's help to Lalit Modi, Congress moves adjournment motion
BJP issues whip asking its lawmakers to be present in Parliament in the next 3 days and cancel foreign trips if any
In parliamentary party meeting, PM Modi praises Mulayam Singh for 'effort to break logjam,' says some people misusing Parliament to hamper growth: Press Trust of India
Trinamool Congress' Derek O'Brien says his party is ready to support the GST Bill if Rajya Sabha runs peacefully
Congress to move for discussion in Lok Sabha on Sushma Swaraj's help to Lalit Modi, reported news agency Press Trust of India
Sources say as it tries to stack up votes for the GST Bill, the government could make yet another appeal to the Congress to support it. (Read More
The government may make a last push to get GST Bill passed - possibly on Wednesday, the penultimate day of the Monsoon Session. The bill has been listed for consideration and passing in Tuesday's business for Rajya Sabha (Read More
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid continued Opposition protests.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.
Land Bill deferred till next Parliament session as no consensus on controversial clauses: Sources
Any unproven allegation like this, on a veteran politician like Sushma ji is uncalled for: Arun Jaitley
The issue of Sushmaji is a mere pretext. They don't want parliament function. They want India's growth story to suffer: Arun Jaitley
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 PM due to continued Opposition protest.
Rahul Gandhi says parliament will function after "Sushma Swaraj discloses details of financial transactions with Lalit Modi"
Call off the protests or you're on your own, Mulayam Singh Yadav, an important constituent of the opposition, warned the Congress today, as the party continued disruptions that prevented parliament from getting to work.
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12:30 pm, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.
Lok Sabha has also been adjourned till 12 noon as Congress continues to protest.
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 12 noon amid disruptions caused by the Opposition.
Can't have a House where the Government is not allowed to speak: Arun Jaitley
'Sushma Swaraj helped a fugitive,' says Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejects adjournment of House.
The Government rejects Opposition's demand for resignations.
The Congress has decided to continue its placard protest in Parliament.
As the government and the Opposition engage in a war of words, crucial bills remain stalled. Topping the list is the flagship Goods and Services Tax or GST bill.
On Sunday, junior minister for parliamentary affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said. "The brand new leader of the grand old party has moved from nonsense to nuisance," he told NDTV.
"The Congress is now saying that you made six of our ministers resign, so you make your two ministers resign. But why should we when we have not done anything wrong?" said Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
Since the beginning of the monsoon session, the Congress, along with other opposition parties, has been insisting on the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over what is called the "Lalitgate" and the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Vyapam scam.
"Our Opposition to the whole issue of corruption, resignations, legal and moral culpability of sitting ministers is based on good sense and facts," said Abhishek Singhvi, senior Congress spokesperson and a lawmaker from Rajya Sabha.
With the return of the 25 suspended Congress members on Monday, the Lok Sabha is likely to see disruptions once again. The Congress has made it clear that the protests inside the House will continue if the government didn't accept their demand of removing the "tainted ministers and chief ministers".
The monsoon session of Parliament has just four more days to go, but there's no sign of a breakthrough in the deadlock between the Modi government and the Opposition.
Suspended Congress lawmakers will return to Parliament today, more disruptions likely.
Lok Sabha fails to reconvene after lunch for want of quorum. Secretary Gen says it will meet after some time: Press Trust of India
Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday as Opposition disrupts proceedings
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm soon after resuming proceedings at noon
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid noisy protests by the Opposition
'Sushmaji made a very eloquent but hollow speech': Rahul Gandhi on Foreign Minister's statement in Lok Sabha on the Lalit Modi controversy
'Sushma Swaraj is an expert in theatrics,' says Sonia Gandhi after the Foreign Minister's defence on the Lalit Modi controversy in Parliament. "I would have helped Lalit Modi's wife but not by breaking the law," she added.
The Congress, led by Mrs Gandhi, continued its protest against the suspension of 25 party MPs by the Lok Sabha Speaker for the fourth consecutive day
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is addressing the Lok Sabha on the Lalit Modi Controversy.
Here is what she has said:
- I'm not taking advantage of the opposition's absence to make this statement in my defence.
- For 2 weeks, there's been a misinformation campaign against me.
- Almost 3 weeks are up and I don't see any chance of a debate.
- Injustice if I'm not allowed to explain myself.
- Luck not in my favour else those who have always supported me are demanding my resignation. Stars will turn.
- All allegations against me are false.
- I never requested British to favour Lalit Modi for travel documents. Words in such form of communication are important.
- Had I requested the British in favour of Lalit Modi, I would have written that documents should be given.
- Lalit Modi's wife has had cancer for 17 years.
- She was undergoing treatment, and the doctors had required her presence as well as her husband's to make certain decisions on critical treatment, which could or could not lead to death.
- She had no complaints against her. She had not committed any crimes. There were no investigations.
- For reasons could help be refused to such a woman, an Indian citizen, faced with circumstances such as these?
- I ask you, what should I have done?
- I ask Sonia Gandhi, what she would have done?
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh makes a statement in Rajya Sabha on yesterday's terror attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur.
- A BSF convoy was attacked.
- Two jawan lost their lives in the attack.
- Five were injured.
- One terrorist was captured alive. He has said his name is Mohammed Naved. He is from Faisalabad.
- The other terrorist who came with him is from Bahawalpur.
- This was an act of mindless violence.
- From the captured terrorist, we will extract information of their modus operandi.
- The government is preparing to give gallantry awards to the martyrs.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi leads protest at Parliament complex against the suspension of party lawmakers from the Lok Sabha.
Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu makes statement in the Rajya Sabha on the derailment of two trains in Madhya Pradesh late last night.
Opposition members protested in the well of the House even as Mr Prabhu spoke.
I don't know about any talks on removing suspension. We will continue with our agitation: Sonia Gandi to NDTV.
Congress MPs protesting near the Gandhi Statue inside the Parliament premises to protest the suspension of party lawmakers from the Lok Sabha.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at the protest.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu says the government will make a statement in the House on the Madhya Pradesh train derailments at noon.
Congress to continue protesting at the Gandhi statue in Parliament Complex against the suspension of its Lok Sabha MPs.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow as Opposition disrupts proceedings
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:15 pm amid noisy protests by Opposition
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm as Opposition protests continue
"PM always speaks his 'mann ki baat', he should also listen to the nation's 'mann ki baat': Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid noisy protests by the Opposition
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her son and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh sport black bands as the party protests at the Gandhi statue in Parliament House against the suspension of 25 of its lawmakers.
Congress lawmakers to protest at Gandhi statue inside Parliament premises against suspension of 25 party MPs
Government backs down on major amendments to Land Bill, accepts clauses moved by Congress: sources
'Unacceptable that MPs tried to shadow speaker with placard', says Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on suspension of 25 Congress lawmakers from the house.
Aam Aadmi Party and Trinamool Congress to protest for 5 days against Congress lawmakers' suspension from Lok Sabha.
Aam Aadmi Party to boycott Lok Sabha for five days to show solidarity with suspended Congress members: Press Trust of India
It is a black day for democracy, Sonia Gandhi tells NDTV on 25 party lawmakers being suspended from Lok Sabha
25 Congress lawmakers have been suspended from Lok Sabha for five days for disrupting House with their protests
Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after ruckus by Opposition members.
Mamata Banerjee has reportedly sent word that she is unhappy with Parliament being disrupted and wants the Houses to function, in what could crack the Opposition unity that the Congress had managed to craft over its demand that three senior BJP ministers must quit immediately. (Read More
Amid disruptions in Parliament, Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandhopadhyay says, "Want Parliament to function, have issues we want to raise."
All-party meeting called by the government to break the deadlock in Parliament has begun.
Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon as Sushma Swaraj was speaking in the House
External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj
spoke in the RajyaSabha
amid protests by the Opposition over her to disgraced IPL commissioner LalitModi, said, "
I did not back LalitModi
in request with UK immigration officials. Allegations levelled against me are baseless."
Taking a tough stand, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today directly targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, "The Mann ki baat
man appears to retreat into a Maun Vrat
whenever there is a scandal involving his colleagues." (Read More
Sonia Gandhi says Congress won't relent on protests until government agrees to remove leaders caught in controversies.
"Parliament is meeting after two weeks of logjam. We want Parliament to function. I request the Opposition party to allow Parliament to function, I am confident some solution will come. Have conveyed a meeting of all parties at 12. PM Modi may intervene in Parliament, if required," says Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu.
PM to meet senior ministers ahead of all-party meeting today as government attempts to end Parliament deadlock. (Read More
Appealing to the Congress to break the deadlock, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday hinted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may speak in Parliament. (Read More
With half of the Monsoon session virtually washed out, the government will make a fresh bid to end the two-week-long deadlock in Parliament with an all-party meeting on Monday. (Read More
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm, Rajya Sabha to resume at 1 pm.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha:
- Terrorism is terrorism, it has no religion, no caste.
- The term 'Hindu terrorists' coined by erstwhile UPA government has weakened India's stand on terrorism.
"PM Narendra Modi must respond on scandals in the House," says Congress leader Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha.
We are ready for discussion. Congress is running away from debate: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Rajya Sabha.
Opposition parties resume protests, slogan-shouting in Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejects adjournment motion.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the Gurdaspur terror attack in the Rajya Sabha:
- Government is committed to give a befitting reply to those who try to undermine India's security.
- Any terror activity from across the border will be defeated.
- Terrorists who attacked Gurdaspur came from Pakistan via the Ravi river.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after Opposition protests completely drown out the speech by Union Home Minister on the Gurdaspur terror attack.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh stands up in the Rajya Sabha to speak on the Gurdaspur terror attack.
Opposition holds protest in the well of the House.
Mr Singh continues to read his speech.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan convenes all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss the functioning of the House: Press Trust of India
Rajya Sabha also adjourned tomorrow to enable lawmakers to pay last respects to former President Abdul Kalam
Lawmakers pay homage to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in both Houses
Lok Sabha to remain adjourned tomorrow so members can attend former President APJ Kalam's funeral, says Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Lok Sabha is adjourned till tomorrow
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after continued Opposition protests.
Lok Sabha lawmakers raise Gurdaspur issue in Parliament.
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm following persistent ruckus.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm after uproar.
Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday as Opposition protests continue over Lalit Modi, Vyapam controversies
Save democracy, let Parliament function, say BJP MPs
BJP MPs protest in Parliament against Congress over allegations of corruption
Rajya Sabha adjourned in the face of Opposition protests demanding the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid Opposition protests over Lalitgate, Vyapam scam
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan refuses to accept Congress notice to drop Question Hour. Protests in the House.
Congress is running away from discussions. We have said that we have no problem in discussing anything: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid protests by opposition parties in the well of the House.
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan warns Opposition that she would be constrained to take disciplinary action if members do not follow the due etiquette of the House.
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Vyapam scam in Rajya Sabha:
- People who are connected to it have even died outside the state.
- This qualifies it for Central intervention.
- They say they have agreed for discussion.
- Discussion is not a substitute for investigation.
- The Chief Minister must resign.
Members of the Congress wearing black armbands in the Lok Sabha, to protest demanding the resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Rajya Sabha adjourned amid disruptions from Oposition benches.
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid Opposition protests over the Lalit Modi controversy.
Congress postpones dharna by its lawmakers outside Parliament to demand resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over the Vyapam and Lalit Modi issues.
Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over controversies involving BJP leaders, House adjourned till 3 pm
Rajya Sabha allows discussion on controversies involving BJP leaders following Congress notice
CPM leader Sitaram Yechury speaks in Rajya Sabha on Lalit Modi row: "There should be a high level inquiry into these serious allegations, let these people leave office."
In meeting chaired by Sonia, Rahul Gandhi, Congress decides on protests in Lok Sabha from tomorrow. The party will protest at Gandhi statue at 10:30 am with posters and black bands and also move adjournment motions in both Houses for suspension of Question Hour.
Amid loud slogan-shouting from the opposition benches, the Lok Sabha was adjourned after obituary references for the day and the Rajya Sabha for short durations repeatedly, soon after Parliament convened for the 21-day monsoon session on Tuesday. (Read More
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid Opposition protest over Lalit Modi row
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after obituary references
Sushma Swaraj met Sonia Gandhi in the well of the House before the proceedings started. PM also joined and exchanged pleasantries.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed for Parliament, which convenes for a 21-day Monsoon Session today, he said, "The meeting with all parties was held in a very constructive atmosphere. We need to make important decisions for India's progress." (Read More
"The Opposition had spoken earlier of cooperation for key reforms and decisions. I am hopeful that Parliament will live upto country's expectations and I hope this session will be very constructive," the Prime Minister said as he headed to Parliament for the Monsoon Session.
"Meeting with all parties was held in very constructive atmosphere yesterday. We need to make important decisions for India's progress," the Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks before the start of the Monsoon Session of Parliament
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu to meet Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at 11.30 am, reports news agency ANI.
"Parliament should reflect aspirations of people, and discuss all issues. We have nothing to hide," news agency ANI quotes Union minister Venkaiah Naidu as saying minutes before the Monsoon Session of Parliament begins.
On the eve of Parliament's 21-day Monsoon Session, the ruling NDA unanimously decided not to turn down the Opposition's demands for the resignation of the four top BJP leaders who are beleaguered by scandals.
The government and the opposition seem to be headed for a showdown during the monsoon session of Parliament that begins today, with the opposition warning of disruptions, and the government saying it will give an equally aggressive response. (Read More
In a meeting of National Democratic Alliance leaders, PM Narendra Modi told allies that the government should not be on the backfoot against the opposition.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who has been attacked by the opposition for helping Lalit Modi get travel papers in Britain, is keen to make a statement in Parliament on the controversy.
A united opposition has demanded an investigation against Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje for extending favours to tainted cricket tycoon Lalit Modi, who lives in the UK.
The Parliament session is expected to be stormy as the opposition has unanimously asked for a "high-level probe" against four top BJP leaders who are beleaguered by scandals. The government has rejected the opposition's "ultimatum."