All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on September 24, said that the 'two' votes opposing the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam "shocked the Parliament." While addressing a public gathering in is, the AIMIM MP said, "BJP leaders kept saying that two of our MPs voted against women's reservation bill. But, we shocked the parliament." Owaisi said Congress and BJP are together, citing 450 MPs vote.
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The Congress took strong objections to BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri's remarks in the Lok Sabha and demanded his suspension from the House. Terming the remarks as an insult to all MPs, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the apology offered by Union Minister Rajnath Singh was a mere eyewash and not sufficient. Strict action should be taken against him, he demanded on September 22.
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury lashed out at the PM Modi-led BJP Government for removing "Secular" & "Socialist" from the preamble of Constitution of India, given to the MPs in the special Parliament Session. Raising concern, Chowdhury said, "If these two words are not present in the Constitution, then it is a worrying matter." Notably, the two words were introduced in 1976, during emergency, to ensure minorities' safety in India… read-more
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Sonia Gandhi, the former President of the Indian National Congress (INC) will open the debate in the Lok Sabha session and will discuss the Women's Reservation Bill. Notably, the Congress is raising claims that tabled by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal and the BJP Government, the idea was of Congress. The bill which is yet to be approved and pass will provide 33% reservation to women in politics.
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PM Narendra Modi on September 18, credited the success of G20 Summit to the entire nation, saying the success is not of one person alone or a political party. "Today, you have unanimously appreciated the success of G20...I express my gratitude to you. G20's success is that of 140 crore citizens of the country. It is India's success, not that of an individual or a party." said Modi.
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The five-day "Amrit Kaal" session of parliament begins today. The agenda includes discussions on the evolution of India's parliamentary democracy. Eight bills are listed, including a controversial one on the Chief Election Commissioner's pick. Monday's discussion on 75 years of parliament likely to be opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha and BJP's senior leader Piyush Goyal in the Rajya Sabha.
Ahead of the special Parliament session scheduled to start on September 18, a rehearsal is being undertaken during last three days before the session called by the government during 'Amrit Kaal', with both the new and old Parliament buildings made completely ready. According to government sources, for the special Parliament session, rehearsal was done for one day in the old building and two days in the new building.
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The Central Government has decided to take a big step forward on the 'one nation, one election' proposal. The BJP-led Central Government has set up a committee to study the issue and submit a report. The panel will be headed by former President Ram Nath Kovind. Notably, the move comes a day after the Centre had announced a special session of the Parliament from September 18 to 22.
What was termed a misogynist act, Smriti Irani expressed anger over Rahul Gandhi, for blowing a flying kiss to her. In the Parliament, the Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi gave a flying kiss, while walking out of the parliament, after his Manipur speech. Reacting to this, Irani said, "Such undignified conduct was never before seen in the Parliament of the country." Meanwhile, women's association is likely to register a case.
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After being reinstated as the Member of Parliament (MP) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, addressed the Monsoon Parliament session and spoke regarding the no-confidence motion. On August 9, the Wayanad MP started his speech over the Manipur issue in the parliament. He said, "They killed India in Manipur. Not just Manipur but they killed India. Their politics has not killed… read-more
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