Rajya Sabha Eternal And Diverse, Says PM Modi: LIVE Updates

The Winter Session of parliament will see 20 sittings spread over 26 days, including four Private Members' days.

Rajya Sabha Eternal And Diverse, Says PM Modi: LIVE Updates

PM Modi quoted AB Vajpayee in the Parliament today.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke in the Rajya Sabha during a special session to mark the 250th session of the house.

The winter session of parliament, which will continue till December 13, began today. Nearly 27  bills are scheduled to be presented in the parliament, including the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to grant citizenship to Hindus, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Also listed for discussion is The Healthcare Service Personnel and Clinical Establishments Bill, which aims to protect doctors and healthcare personnel from violence. In addition, a total of 10 bills are pending in the Rajya Sabha, including one to protect the rights of transgender people and amendments to The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order 2019, which lists the tribal communities to be included.

The Winter Session of parliament will see 20 sittings spread over 26 days, including four Private Members' days. A joint sitting of both houses of parliament will be held on November 26 to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly.

Here are the LIVE updates on parliament's winter session: 

Nov 18, 2019 17:09 (IST)
Nov 18, 2019 16:47 (IST)
PM Modi today tweeted to reiterate that he appreciated Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party and Biju Janata Dal of Naveen Patnaik, while opening the discussion in the Rajya Sabha

Nov 18, 2019 16:45 (IST)
What PM Modi said in Rajya Sabha as it completed 250 sessions today:

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Nov 18, 2019 16:44 (IST)
Trinamool Congress (TMC) along with other opposition parties including Shiv Sena have given notice to Chairman of Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu seeking short duration discussion on 'Economic Crisis in India and how to improve the situation'.
Nov 18, 2019 14:52 (IST)
Whenever It Has Been About Good Of The Nation, Rajya Sabha Has Risen To Occasion: PM Modi

"Whenever it has been about good of the nation, Rajya Sabha has risen to the occasion. It was widely believed that Triple Talaq bill would not pass here but it did. Even GST became a reality after it was passed in this house." 
Nov 18, 2019 14:49 (IST)
PM Praises NCP, BJD In Rajya Sabha

"Both NCP and BJD have never gone to the well of the House, and their politics have never stopped. Every political party must learn from them," PM Modi said. 


Nov 18, 2019 14:43 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Must Remain The Supporting House For India's Development: PM Modi

"Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji, during the 200th session of the Rajya Sabha in 2003, had said 'No one should make the mistake of treating our second House (Rajya Sabha) as the secondary house. It should remain being the supporting house for India's development." 
Nov 18, 2019 14:41 (IST)
Development Of States, Nation Linked, Says PM Modi

"The centre and states shouldn't compete but work in tandem to take the nation forward. The development of states and the nation aren't two separate things and are directly linked to each other. Rajya Sabha teaches us this the best." 

Nov 18, 2019 14:35 (IST)
Bills Passed In Rajya Sabha Have Become Laws, Defining Governance: PM Modi

"In its 250 sessions, the Rajya Sabha has passed several bills that have gone on to become laws, defining governance in the country." 
Nov 18, 2019 14:31 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Has Benefitted From Scientists, People From The Field Of Arts: PM Modi

"The Rajya Sabha has benefitted from scientists, people from the field of arts and sports and those who may not have been elected democratically.  Baba Saheb himself is a great example of this. He may not have been elected to the Lok Sabha, but came to Rajya Sabha." 

Nov 18, 2019 14:28 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Is Eternal And Diverse, Says PM Modi

"The Rajya Sabha is eternal and diverse. The Lok Sabha may stop, but the Rajya Sabha never stops and never will. India's diversity is clearly on display in the Rajya Sabha." 
Nov 18, 2019 14:26 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Has Seen Many Historic Moments: PM Modi

"This house (Rajya Sabha has seen many historic moments. It has made history also and has seen history being made as well." 

Nov 18, 2019 14:11 (IST)
Nov 18, 2019 13:36 (IST)
PM Modi To Speak At 2 pm

To mark the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha, PM Modi will speak in the house at around 2pm. 
Nov 18, 2019 13:27 (IST)
BJP MP Sunny Deol At Parliament On First Day Of Winter Session

Nov 18, 2019 13:13 (IST)
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad And Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury At The Parliament Today

Nov 18, 2019 12:34 (IST)
MPs Remember Arun Jaitley In Parliament

"Arun Jaitley's demise is a loss to the nation but it is also a big loss to Shiv Sena. I pay my tribute to him on behalf of my Uddhav ji and my party."-Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut. 

"Arun Jaitely was an ocean of knowledge, a master of vocabulary, a person of integrity. His performance on both the sides of this House is still remembered. He was so magnanimous in waiving off GST on sanitary napkins, considering the woes of poor women."-DMK's Tiruchi Siva



Nov 18, 2019 12:24 (IST)
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Speaks On Farooq Abdullah's Detention: 

"It has been 108 days today since Farooq Abdullah Ji was detained. Yeh kya zulm ho raha hai (What is this oppression?) We want that he should be brought to the Parliament. It is his constitutional right.



Nov 18, 2019 12:08 (IST)
PDP MPs Protest In Against Scrapping Of J&K's Special Status

PDP Rajya Sabha members Mir Fayaz and Nazir Ahmed Laway held a protest inside the Parliament premises on Monday against scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir's special status. 

Holding placards, the two MPs urged the government to "respect" the region's special status. 
Nov 18, 2019 11:54 (IST)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Arrives For Parliament's Winter Session In An Electric Car


Nov 18, 2019 11:42 (IST)
Key Questions In Lok Sabha On First Day Of Winter Session

1. Suresh Narayan has a question listed on the GDP: It questions the reasons for the slump in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to an all time low of 5 per cent in the April-June quarter; and the steps the government is taking to increase investment.

2. NK Premachandran's questions on economy.

(a) whether the Government has analysed the reasons for economic slowdown in the country?

(b) whether the Government has also analysed the impact of implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on economic slowdown?

(c) whether the Government has conducted any study regarding the impact of implementation of foreign trade agreements and economic slowdown?

(d) whether the Government has initiated any action to overcome the present crisis developed due to economic slowdown?

(e) whether the Government proposes to change the policy so as to overcome the economic slowdown?

3. Annapourna Devi to ask if the government has taken action against any official in corruption case relating to the disbursement of loans in nationalized banks during the last three years?

4. With Jharkhand election round the corner, Vishnu Dayal wants to know whether the Government is planning to develop any new tourism circuit in Jharkhand like the Buddhist and tribal circuits apart from the proposed Eco-circuits under its Swadesh Darshan scheme?

5. Umesh Jadhav has questions listed that pertains to tribal affairs. He wants to know whether the Government is planning to increase the budgetary allocation for the welfare of tribals in the country?

6. Meanwhile, Sumedhanand Saraswati seeks to know whether the Government proposes to supply Piped Natural Gas in all cities of the country?

(Source: News agency IANS)
Nov 18, 2019 11:25 (IST)
Nov 18, 2019 11:24 (IST)
Large Gatherings Banned Near Parliament

Section 144 has been imposed near the Parliament ahead of the protest march by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union. 
Nov 18, 2019 11:09 (IST)
Parliament Schedule for today

Lok Sabha

Obituary references

Bills for consideration and passing:

The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018 Rajya Sabha

Obituary references

Special discussion on the role of Rajya Sabha in Indian polity and need for reforms
Nov 18, 2019 11:07 (IST)
Sonia Gandhi Arrives For Parliament's Winter Session




Nov 18, 2019 10:54 (IST)
Nov 18, 2019 10:22 (IST)
Want Open Discussion On All Issues, Says PM Modi

Ahead of parliament's winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that he wants "open discussion on all matters." 
Nov 18, 2019 10:17 (IST)
PM Modi Speaks Ahead Of Parliament's Winter Session

This is the last Parliament session of 2019. It is very important because this the 250th Parliament session of the Rajya Sabha. During this session, on 26th, we will observe the Constitution Day, when our Constitution completes its 70 years.

Nov 18, 2019 10:08 (IST)
"Expose Mismanagement Of Economy": Chidambaram To Congress, Opposition

Congress leader P Chidambaram called on his party colleagues to lead the opposition in exposing the Modi government's "utter mismanagement" of the economy. 

In a tweet posted to his official Twitter account, which has been maintained by his family since he was taken to jail, Mr Chidambaram, 74, demanded the government name one sector of the economy that was doing well.

"When parliament opens today, Congress must lead the opposition to expose the utter mismanagement of the economy. Which aspect of the economy is doing well? Not one," Mr Chidambaram's tweet read.
Nov 18, 2019 09:42 (IST)
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill Stalled In Rajua Sabha Last Time

Last time the bill stalled in the Rajya Sabha, where the BJP-led NDA is in a minority. Its passage through the Upper House will be keenly observed this time, given that last week the Shiv Sena - the BJP's oldest ally - shifted to the opposition benches.
Nov 18, 2019 09:39 (IST)
Winter Session: Key Bills To Be Discussed

Nearly 50 bills are scheduled to be presented in this session of parliament, including the crucial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Also listed for discussion in this session is The Healthcare Service Personnel and Clinical Establishments Bill, which aims to protect doctors and healthcare personnel from violence. 

Other key bills which will be tabled are The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, The Pesticides Management Bill, The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill and The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill.
Nov 18, 2019 09:37 (IST)
Parliament's Winter Session: 20 Sittings To Be Held Over 26 Days


The Winter Session of parliament will see a total of 20 sittings spread over 26 days; this includes four Private Members' days. A joint sitting of both houses of parliament will be held in the Central Hall on November 26 to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly.


Nov 18, 2019 09:34 (IST)
P Chidambaram On Parliament's Winter Session

Nov 18, 2019 09:32 (IST)
Economy In Focus As Winter Session Of Parliament Starts Today: 10 Points
The winter session of parliament, which will run till December 13, starts today amid concerns over the slowing economy, rising unemployment, farmers' distress and the continued detention of political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. It also takes place against the backdrop of an unstable political situation in Maharashtra. 
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