Rahul Gandhi was elected from Wayanad.
Ahead of the 17th Lok Sabha session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at Parliament House. He said that "every word of Opposition was valuable". Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and other leaders took oath on the first day of the session. When PM Modi's name was called out for taking oath, members from the ruling NDA thumped the desk greeting the Prime Minister with slogans such as "Modi Modi" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai". Before the House met, Virendra Kumar was sworn in as the interim speaker by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
This is parliament's first session after the constitution of the new government at the Centre. During this session Union budget will be presented and several key bills will be introduced. The budget will be presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5. Among the bills likely to be introduced in this session is one that would make the practice of Triple Talaq illegal.
The Parliament session will end on July 26.
Here are the LIVE Updates from the Parliament Session:
Rahul Gandhi Takes Oath
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday took oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha. Mr Gandhi won the election from Wayanad in Kerala.
Smriti Irani takes oath as member of Lok Sabha
- Smriti Irani, who has been given charge of Women and Child Development Ministry in Narendra Modi government, took oath as Lok Sabha member today.
- Union Minister Smriti Irani, who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, received the longest applause when she took oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari takes oath
- Visuals of Nitin Gadkari taking oath as the member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
- Nitin Gadkari is the Road, Transport and Highways Minister
Amit Shah takes oath as Lok Sabha member
- BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah took oath as the member of 17th Lok Sabha.
- Chemical and Fertilisers Minister DV Sadanand Gowda also took oath.
Rajnath Singh takes oath as member of Lok Sabha
- Rajnath Singh, who is the defence minister of the country, takes oath as the newly elected member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
- Congress's Kerala lawmaker Suresh Kodikunnil also took oath.
PM Modi, other lawmakers take oath of Lok Sabha
- Visuals of PM Modi taking oath as member of 17th Lok Sabha
- As per rules, PM Modi, as leader of the house, was the first member to take oath
- When PM Modi's name was called out for taking oath, members from the ruling NDA thumped the desk greeting the Prime Minister with slogans such as "Modi Modi" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai".
President Kovind administered the oath of office to Dr Virendra Kumar as interim speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan
We should think about issues with a 'Nishpaksh spirit': PM Modi
- When we come to Parliament, we should forget Paksh and Vipaksh. We should think about issues with a 'Nishpaksh spirit' and work in the larger interest of the nation, says PM Modi
- The role of an Opposition and an active Opposition is important in a Parliamentary democracy.
- The Opposition need not bother about their numbers. I hope they speak actively and participate in house proceedings
- I am happy that this new house has a high number of women MPs.
- My experience also suggests that when Parliament functions smoothly, we are able to fulfil numerous aspirations of the people of India
- Today marks the start of the first session after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. I welcome all new MPs. With them comes new hopes, new aspirations and new determination to serve - PM Modi
PM Modi speaks at Parliament House
- Request all parties to contribute positively, says PM Modi
- People worked for "sabka saath, sabka vishwas."
- Each word by Opposition is valuable, says PM Modi