Live Updates: Monsoon Session of Parliament to be Brought to a Close Today

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New Delhi:  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.

Aug 13, 2015
12:26 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned indefinitely. Both Houses of Parliament bring the Monsoon Session to a close.
Aug 13, 2015
12:18 (IST)
Congress begins counter-protest to NDA's 'Save Democracy' demonstration.
Aug 13, 2015
12:13 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned indefinitely.
Aug 13, 2015
12:03 (IST)
Congress plans counter protest against NDA's 'Save Democracy' march near Parliament
Aug 13, 2015
12:02 (IST)
Members of Congress, Left, Trinamool Congress, RJD and Samajwadi Party walk out of Lok Sabha, protesting over different issues: Press Trust of India
Aug 13, 2015
11:16 (IST)
NDA members plan march to 'save democracy' in Parliament.
Aug 13, 2015
10:22 (IST)

Aug 13, 2015
10:12 (IST)
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
Aug 13, 2015
10:02 (IST)
Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Cabinet panel to decide on whether to call special session of Parliament to clear GST Bill.
Aug 13, 2015
08:04 (IST)
Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to meet to discuss strategy for the last day of the Monsoon Session.
Aug 12, 2015
18:50 (IST)
Watch: PM Does Not Have the Guts to Face This House, Says Rahul Gandhi in Parliament

Aug 12, 2015
18:47 (IST)
Watch: Since You Enjoy Holidaying... Sushma Swaraj's Jibe at Rahul Gandhi

Aug 12, 2015
18:45 (IST)
Adjournment Motion against Sushma Swaraj defeated in Lok Sabha by voice vote after Congress stages walkout.
Aug 12, 2015
18:14 (IST)
Government rejects all the charges, the question of Sushma Swaraj's resignation does not arise: Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha.
Aug 12, 2015
18:12 (IST)
There are still many honest people in this country whose children have to work for a living: Arun Jaitley attacks the Gandhi's
Aug 12, 2015
18:11 (IST)
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.
Aug 12, 2015
18:10 (IST)
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
Aug 12, 2015
18:10 (IST)
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
Aug 12, 2015
18:09 (IST)
The difficulty with Mr Rahul Gandhi is that he is an expert without knowledge: Arun Jaitley


Aug 12, 2015
18:09 (IST)
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.
Aug 12, 2015
18:08 (IST)
You are now making a mountain out of what is not even a molehill: Arun Jaitley tells Congress
Aug 12, 2015
18:07 (IST)
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.
Aug 12, 2015
18:06 (IST)
Arun Jaitley attacks UPA government says, 'You follow the wrong route so that you can never get the man back'.
Aug 12, 2015
17:56 (IST)
No strength in Congress's arguements: Arun Jaitley explains why a light-blue coloured notice is ineffective.
Aug 12, 2015
17:53 (IST)
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Congress, Aam Aadmi Party walk out of Lok Sabha as Arun Jaitley starts replying to debate on Lalit Modi controversy.
Aug 12, 2015
17:52 (IST)
Government believes all allegations levelled by Khargeji, Rahul Gandhi and others are baseless.
Aug 12, 2015
17:51 (IST)
Arun Jaitley replies to discussion on Lalit Modi on behalf of the government.
Aug 12, 2015
17:47 (IST)
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.

Aug 12, 2015
15:02 (IST)
'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
Aug 12, 2015
15:00 (IST)
'You have raised questions, now you must hear Sushma Swaraj's answers,' says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha
Aug 12, 2015
14:59 (IST)
'You don't want to listen, step out, but you must let Sushma Swaraj speak,' says Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Aug 12, 2015
14:58 (IST)
Opposition leaders raise slogans as Sushma Swaraj begins speaking in Lok Sabha during discussion on Lalitgate
Aug 12, 2015
14:57 (IST)
'Sushma Swaraj ji must resign on moral grounds and for direct or indirect involvement in Lalit Modi case': Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge
Aug 12, 2015
14:52 (IST)
Discussion on Lalit Modi controversy resumes in Lok Sabha
Aug 12, 2015
14:33 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.45 pm as Congress protests BJP lawmaker's remarks against Sonia Gandhi's family
Aug 12, 2015
14:27 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid noisy protests by the Opposition, stalling discussion on GST bill
Aug 12, 2015
13:48 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid noisy protests by the Opposition during discussion on Lalit Modi controversy
Aug 12, 2015
13:07 (IST)
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

Aug 12, 2015
13:05 (IST)
'We want the PM to be present in the House,' says Congress's Mallikarjun Kharge in Lok Sabha during discussion on Lalit Modi controversy


Aug 12, 2015
12:57 (IST)
Lok Sabha begins discussion on controversy over Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj helping tainted cricket boss Lalit Modi
Aug 12, 2015
12:29 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after opposition uproar over Lalit Modi and Vyapam controversies
Aug 12, 2015
12:28 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12:30 pm as opposition insists on using the term "Modigate" in the adjournment motion
Aug 12, 2015
12:13 (IST)
'Call it Lalitgate, Modigate... discussion must happen': Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha
Aug 12, 2015
11:58 (IST)
Opposition agrees to adjournment motion at noon
Aug 12, 2015
11:47 (IST)
'I have no objection to allow adjournment motion after Question Hour': Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Aug 12, 2015
11:43 (IST)
Government ready to take up discussion on the Lalit Modi issue in Lok Sabha through an adjournment motion, says union minister Venkaiah Naidu
Aug 12, 2015
11:36 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm amid noisy protests by the Opposition
Aug 12, 2015
11:11 (IST)
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
Aug 11, 2015
17:31 (IST)

Congress is not running away from discussion, our MPs were elbowed and assaulted by ruling party MPs: Mallikarjun Kharge on Parliament logjam

Aug 11, 2015
16:19 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after ruckus over Lalit Modi issue.
Aug 11, 2015
15:55 (IST)


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.
Aug 11, 2015
14:17 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow shortly after government moves GST Bill in the House
Aug 11, 2015
14:16 (IST)
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Government moves GST Bill in Rajya Sabha amid Opposition protests over Lalit Modi, Vyapam controversies
Aug 11, 2015
13:06 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:15 pm after Opposition protests
Aug 11, 2015
12:32 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned again for 25 minutes following continued protests by Congress.
Aug 11, 2015
12:03 (IST)
Critical reform GST at stake, Congress unmoved. Here are the 10 developments from today's Parliament proceedings


Aug 11, 2015
11:44 (IST)
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Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid protests over Sushma Swaraj, other BJP leaders caught in controversies.
Aug 11, 2015
11:17 (IST)
Uproar in Lok Sabha over Sushma Swaraj's help to Lalit Modi, Congress moves adjournment motion
Aug 11, 2015
10:51 (IST)
BJP issues whip asking its lawmakers to be present in Parliament in the next 3 days and cancel foreign trips if any
Aug 11, 2015
10:47 (IST)
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
Aug 11, 2015
10:43 (IST)

Aug 11, 2015
10:38 (IST)
Trinamool Congress' Derek O'Brien says his party is ready to support the GST Bill if Rajya Sabha runs peacefully
Aug 11, 2015
10:36 (IST)
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Congress to move for discussion in Lok Sabha on Sushma Swaraj's help to Lalit Modi, reported news agency Press Trust of India
Aug 11, 2015
10:32 (IST)
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)


Aug 11, 2015
07:53 (IST)
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)


Aug 10, 2015
15:26 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid continued Opposition protests.
Aug 10, 2015
14:45 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.
Aug 10, 2015
14:00 (IST)
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Land Bill deferred till next Parliament session as no consensus on controversial clauses: Sources


Aug 10, 2015
13:57 (IST)
Any unproven allegation like this, on a veteran politician like Sushma ji is uncalled for: Arun Jaitley
Aug 10, 2015
13:57 (IST)
The issue of Sushmaji is a mere pretext. They don't want parliament function. They want India's growth story to suffer: Arun Jaitley


Aug 10, 2015
13:12 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 PM due to continued Opposition protest.
Aug 10, 2015
13:12 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi says parliament will function after  "Sushma Swaraj discloses details of financial transactions with Lalit Modi"
Aug 10, 2015
12:57 (IST)
Can't Have a House Where Government Not Allowed to Speak: Arun Jaitley on Opposition Protests in Parliament
As repeated disruptions opened the last week of Parliament's Monsoon Session, Union Minister Arun Jaitley today said: "We can't have the House to be conducted in a manner that the government is not allowed to speak."
Aug 10, 2015
12:47 (IST)
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.
Aug 10, 2015
12:09 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12:30 pm, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.
Aug 10, 2015
11:35 (IST)
Lok Sabha has also been adjourned till 12 noon as Congress continues to protest.
Aug 10, 2015
11:19 (IST)
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 12 noon amid disruptions caused by the Opposition.
Aug 10, 2015
11:19 (IST)
Can't have a House where the Government is not allowed to speak: Arun Jaitley
Aug 10, 2015
11:17 (IST)
'Sushma Swaraj helped a fugitive,' says Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge


Aug 10, 2015
11:16 (IST)
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejects adjournment of House.


Aug 10, 2015
11:14 (IST)
The Government rejects Opposition's demand for resignations.
Aug 10, 2015
11:13 (IST)
The Congress has decided to continue its placard protest in Parliament.


Aug 10, 2015
09:16 (IST)
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.
Aug 10, 2015
09:16 (IST)
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.
Aug 10, 2015
09:15 (IST)
"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.
Aug 10, 2015
09:14 (IST)
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.
Aug 10, 2015
09:13 (IST)
"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.
Aug 10, 2015
09:12 (IST)
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".
Aug 10, 2015
09:11 (IST)
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.
Aug 10, 2015
09:11 (IST)
Suspended Congress lawmakers will return to Parliament today, more disruptions likely.
Aug 07, 2015
15:40 (IST)
Lok Sabha fails to reconvene after lunch for want of quorum. Secretary Gen says it will meet after some time: Press Trust of India
Aug 07, 2015
14:46 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday as Opposition disrupts proceedings
Aug 07, 2015
12:07 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm soon after resuming proceedings at noon
Aug 07, 2015
11:16 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid noisy protests by the Opposition
Aug 07, 2015
11:16 (IST)
'Sushmaji made a very eloquent but hollow speech': Rahul Gandhi on Foreign Minister's statement in Lok Sabha on the Lalit Modi controversy
Aug 07, 2015
11:04 (IST)
'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


Aug 06, 2015
12:19 (IST)


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?

Aug 06, 2015
11:10 (IST)


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.

Aug 06, 2015
11:04 (IST)


Congress chief Sonia Gandhi leads protest at Parliament complex against the suspension of party lawmakers from the Lok Sabha.
Aug 05, 2015
11:13 (IST)


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.
Aug 05, 2015
11:08 (IST)
I don't know about any talks on removing suspension. We will continue with our agitation: Sonia Gandi to NDTV.
Aug 05, 2015
10:50 (IST)

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.
Aug 05, 2015
10:33 (IST)
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu says the government will make a statement in the House on the Madhya Pradesh train derailments at noon.
Aug 05, 2015
10:32 (IST)
Congress to continue protesting at the Gandhi statue in Parliament Complex against the suspension of its Lok Sabha MPs.
Aug 04, 2015
14:12 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow as Opposition disrupts proceedings
Aug 04, 2015
13:03 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:15 pm amid noisy protests by Opposition
Aug 04, 2015
12:06 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm as Opposition protests continue
Aug 04, 2015
11:32 (IST)
'Murder of Democracy,' Says Sonia Gandhi on Suspension of Party Lawmakers



The Congress was out in full strength as its lawmakers from both Houses staged a protest at the Gandhi statue in Parliament House this morning. "Democracy has been murdered," said party president Sonia Gandhi who led the protest against the suspension of 25 Congress lawmakers.
Aug 04, 2015
11:17 (IST)
"PM always speaks his 'mann ki baat', he should also listen to the nation's 'mann ki baat': Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi
Aug 04, 2015
11:05 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid noisy protests by the Opposition
Aug 04, 2015
10:38 (IST)
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.


Aug 04, 2015
10:18 (IST)
Congress lawmakers to protest at Gandhi statue inside Parliament premises against suspension of 25 party MPs
Aug 04, 2015
10:08 (IST)

Aug 03, 2015
17:45 (IST)
Government backs down on major amendments to Land Bill, accepts clauses moved by Congress: sources
Aug 03, 2015
17:10 (IST)
'Unacceptable that MPs tried to shadow speaker with placard', says Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on suspension of 25 Congress lawmakers from the house.
Aug 03, 2015
17:08 (IST)
Aam Aadmi Party and Trinamool Congress to protest for 5 days against Congress lawmakers' suspension from Lok Sabha.
Aug 03, 2015
16:41 (IST)
Aam Aadmi Party to boycott Lok Sabha for five days to show solidarity with suspended Congress members: Press Trust of India
Aug 03, 2015
16:38 (IST)
It is a black day for democracy, Sonia Gandhi tells NDTV on 25 party lawmakers being suspended from Lok Sabha
Aug 03, 2015
15:42 (IST)
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25 Congress lawmakers have been suspended from Lok Sabha for five days for disrupting House with their protests
Aug 03, 2015
15:32 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after ruckus by Opposition members.
Aug 03, 2015
15:27 (IST)
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)


Aug 03, 2015
14:13 (IST)
Amid disruptions in Parliament, Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandhopadhyay says, "Want Parliament to function, have issues we want to raise."
Aug 03, 2015
12:33 (IST)

Aug 03, 2015
12:29 (IST)
All-party meeting called by the government to break the deadlock in Parliament has begun.
Aug 03, 2015
12:04 (IST)
Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm
Aug 03, 2015
11:18 (IST)
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Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon as Sushma Swaraj was speaking in the House
Aug 03, 2015
11:18 (IST)
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."


Aug 03, 2015
10:45 (IST)
As the government tries to break political deadlock in Parliament, which has seen continuous disruptions in the Monsoon Session, here's you latest 10-point cheat sheet on the big political story
Aug 03, 2015
10:38 (IST)
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)


Aug 03, 2015
10:20 (IST)
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Sonia Gandhi says Congress won't relent on protests until government agrees to remove leaders caught in controversies.
Aug 03, 2015
10:13 (IST)
"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.
Aug 03, 2015
09:44 (IST)
PM to meet senior ministers ahead of all-party meeting today as government attempts to end Parliament deadlock. (Read More)


Aug 03, 2015
09:36 (IST)
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)


Aug 03, 2015
09:27 (IST)
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)


Jul 31, 2015
15:53 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day.
Jul 31, 2015
14:54 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.
Jul 31, 2015
12:46 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm, Rajya Sabha to resume at 1 pm.
Jul 31, 2015
12:45 (IST)
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.
Jul 31, 2015
11:23 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned.
Jul 31, 2015
11:23 (IST)
"PM Narendra Modi must respond on scandals in the House," says Congress leader Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha.
Jul 31, 2015
11:20 (IST)
We are ready for discussion. Congress is running away from debate: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Rajya Sabha.
Jul 31, 2015
11:06 (IST)
Opposition parties resume protests, slogan-shouting in Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejects adjournment motion.
Jul 30, 2015
14:23 (IST)
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.

Jul 30, 2015
14:11 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after Opposition protests completely drown out the speech by Union Home Minister on the Gurdaspur terror attack.
Jul 30, 2015
14:07 (IST)


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.


Jul 29, 2015
09:58 (IST)
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan convenes all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss the functioning of the House: Press Trust of India
Jul 28, 2015
11:53 (IST)
Rajya Sabha also adjourned tomorrow to enable lawmakers to pay last respects to former President Abdul Kalam
Jul 28, 2015
11:44 (IST)
Lawmakers pay homage to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in both Houses




Jul 28, 2015
11:43 (IST)
Lok Sabha to remain adjourned tomorrow so members can attend former President APJ Kalam's funeral, says Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Jul 27, 2015
16:58 (IST)
Lok Sabha is adjourned till tomorrow
Jul 27, 2015
16:19 (IST)
Jul 27, 2015
13:18 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after continued Opposition protests.
Jul 27, 2015
12:37 (IST)
Lok Sabha lawmakers raise Gurdaspur issue in Parliament.
Jul 27, 2015
11:24 (IST)
 Lok Sabha adjourned till noon, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.
Jul 24, 2015
14:41 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday.
Jul 24, 2015
12:38 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm following persistent ruckus.
Jul 24, 2015
11:12 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm after uproar.


Jul 24, 2015
11:08 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday as Opposition protests continue over Lalit Modi, Vyapam controversies


Jul 24, 2015
10:14 (IST)
Save democracy, let Parliament function, say BJP MPs
Jul 24, 2015
10:05 (IST)
BJP MPs protest in Parliament against Congress over allegations of corruption
Jul 23, 2015
11:29 (IST)
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.
Jul 23, 2015
11:17 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid Opposition protests over Lalitgate, Vyapam scam
Jul 23, 2015
11:10 (IST)
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan refuses to accept Congress notice to drop Question Hour. Protests in the House.


Jul 23, 2015
10:27 (IST)


Congress is running away from discussions. We have said that we have no problem in discussing anything: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu
Jul 22, 2015
14:10 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid protests by opposition parties in the well of the House.
Jul 22, 2015
14:03 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day.
Jul 22, 2015
12:37 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.
Jul 22, 2015
12:13 (IST)
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.
Jul 22, 2015
11:39 (IST)
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.

Jul 22, 2015
11:35 (IST)


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.
Jul 22, 2015
11:17 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned amid disruptions from Oposition benches.
Jul 22, 2015
11:09 (IST)
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid Opposition protests over the Lalit Modi controversy.
Jul 22, 2015
10:32 (IST)
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.
Jul 21, 2015
14:25 (IST)
Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over controversies involving BJP leaders, House adjourned till 3 pm
Jul 21, 2015
14:24 (IST)
Rajya Sabha allows discussion on controversies involving BJP leaders following Congress notice
Jul 21, 2015
14:17 (IST)
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."
Jul 21, 2015
14:02 (IST)


Jul 21, 2015
12:34 (IST)
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.
Jul 21, 2015
12:18 (IST)
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)


Jul 21, 2015
11:33 (IST)
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid Opposition protest over Lalit Modi row
Jul 21, 2015
11:25 (IST)
JUST IN

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after obituary references
Jul 21, 2015
11:14 (IST)
Sushma Swaraj met Sonia Gandhi in the well of the House before the proceedings started. PM also joined and exchanged pleasantries.
Jul 21, 2015
10:40 (IST)
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)


Jul 21, 2015
10:34 (IST)
"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.
Jul 21, 2015
10:32 (IST)
"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.
Jul 21, 2015
10:32 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks before the start of the Monsoon Session of Parliament
Jul 21, 2015
09:56 (IST)
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.
Jul 21, 2015
09:40 (IST)
"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.
Jul 21, 2015
09:37 (IST)

Jul 21, 2015
08:41 (IST)
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.


Jul 21, 2015
08:24 (IST)
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)


Jul 21, 2015
00:32 (IST)
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.
Jul 21, 2015
00:24 (IST)
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.
Jul 21, 2015
00:22 (IST)
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.
Jul 21, 2015
00:21 (IST)
Jul 21, 2015
00:16 (IST)
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."
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