Parliament Winter Session: Today was the fourth day of the on going session.
The Bharatiya Janata Party today held a parliamentary meeting with all its MPs. The meeting comes after winning in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections. All elected lawmakers were present at the parliamentary meet. One of the chief agendas to be picked up in this meeting is the Chief Ministerial faces of Gujarat and Himachal. The BJP swept Himachal Pradesh, snatching it from the Congress and taking the total of states where it is in power to 16. With 44 seats, it has won almost a two-thirds majority in the 68-member Himachal assembly, but awkwardly, its presumptive chief minister PK Dhumal lost his election. Meanwhile in Gujarat, the BJP - which managed to retain power for a record sixth time - is mulling a course correction after losing several seats to arch-rivals Congress. The new BJP government in Gujarat is likely to be sworn in on December 25.
Today was the fourth day of the parliament's winter session. At the Lok Sabha, The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill and The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment bill will discussed and considered. At the Rajya Sabha, The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill, The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill andThe National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill will be discussed and considered.
Here are the Highlights of the Parliament Winter Session :
Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day.
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day as Congress MPs continue noisy protests over PM's remarks against Manmohan Singh.
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm, slogans of 'Dr. sahab se maafi maango' raised by opposition during proceedings: ANI
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan first adjourned the House till noon. When the House met again, the Congress MPs continued to mass near Speaker raising slogans.
Ms Mahajan, however, proceeded with the Zero Hour.
"Some MPs may say that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir should go to Pakistan... Leaders of our country hold discussions with Pakistan and say Modiji should be removed... Congress leaders say the Prime Minister should be removed," said Ms Mahajan, Minister of Parliament from Mumbai North Central who also heads the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
Congress members, who were near the Speaker's podium, continued their protest. Later, the Speaker adjourned the House till 2 pm.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu had earlier said during the proceedings, 'This is not the way. Nobody is going to give apology. Nothing happened in the House. The statement was not made here.': news agency ANI
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after uproar by opposition in the House over allegations made by PM Narendra Modi against former PM Manmohan Singh of conspiring with Pakistan.
Rajya Sabha too adjourned till noon.
Ruckus in Rajya Sabha: Opposition leaders come to well of the Rajya Sabha to protest against PM Modi's comment on Manmohan Singh.
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon after slogans by Cong MPs over PM Narendra Modi's remarks against Manmohan Singh during Gujarat poll campaign.
BJP parliamentary meet: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets emotional during the BJP Parliamentary meet. Says this is a big victory, we are now ruling 19 states even Indira Gandhi when she was in power was in 18 states.
Lok Sabha begins:
Discussion on Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill countimues. Two other Bills also listed for passage in: Public Premises Bill and Indian Forest (Amend) Bill
Minister of State in Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Krishna Raj fell ill during BJP parliamentary party meeting at Parliament's Library Building and was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for treatment: news agency ANI
Inside visual of BJP's parliamentary party meting underway at Parliament's Library Building.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived for BJP's parliamentary party meeting at Parliament Library building; the meeting has begun.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives for BJP's parliamentary party meeting at Parliament Library building.
BJP President Amit Shah arrives for BJP's parliamentary party meeting at Parliament Library building.