Rajya Sabha rules of procedure likely to be overhauled
The rules of procedure and conduct of business in the Rajya Sabha are likely to see major changes with a parliamentary panel mulling over a proposal to make 77 amendments and bring 124 new rules to deal with some of the archaic procedures and usher in more clarity.
State leaders campaign for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's Rajya Sabha entry
Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul are entitled to government accommodation as m...
Congress mulling to send Priyanka Gandhi to Rajya Sabha
After its rout in the Delhi Assembly election, a major reshuffle is expected in the C...
New Parliament House likely to cost Rs 776 crore
The new Parliament House will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 776 crore and the total built-up area in the Parliament complex after new construction will be more than double of what it is now.
Congress stakes claim to one Bihar RS seat, NCP to 2 from Maha Share
While Bihar Congress’ strength of 26 MLAs is short of the minimum 35 votes required to win a Rajya Sabha seat, the party wants RJD (with 82 MLAs and in a position to win two RS seats) to transfer its surplus votes to help Congress win a seat to the Upper House, it is learnt.
Opposition strength in Rajya Sabha to weaken further this year, Congress to lose seats
According to PTI, the Congress could lose around nine of its 19 seats that are falling vacant due to its reduced strength in some states, amid speculation that the party is contemplating bringing in some bigwigs, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Randeep Surjewala, to the upper house.
Rajya Sabha dynamics to change in April
Of these, BJP currently has 18 MPs, while the Congress has 11. The rest of the seats belong to other parties. In all, BJP has 82 MPs in the Rajya Sabha, while the Congress has 46 MPs. The results of state elections will have some bearing on the party members that come to the Rajya Sabha.
Rajya Sabha budget debate: Opposition attacks government for ‘ignoring’ SC/ST welfare
Congress leader Kumari Selja says states will lose around Rs 5,000 crore due to GST, demands compensation; BSP’s Veer Singh pushes for reservations in private sector jobs.
Will govt introduce Uniform Civil Code bill today? BJP's whip in Rajya Sabha triggers speculations
The BJP has issued a three-line whip to all its MPs of Rajya Sabha asking them to be present in the House on Tuesday and support the stand of the government. Interestingly, the whip comes on the last day of the Budget session before it heads for a break. Some pointed out that this time the UCC may be taken up as an awe and shock measure.
TMC's Derek O' Brien leading questioner in RS during of first half of budget session
TMC MP Derek O'Brien was the leading questioner in the Rajya Sabha in first half of the budget session with 18 questions. O'Brien was the lead questioner with 18 to his credit, followed by YSRCP's Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy with 17 and Independent MP Parimal Nathwani with 16 questions, the statement reads.
Following defeat in Delhi, Bengal BJP divided over strategy for 2021 state polls
The differences of opinion in Bengal BJP came out in the open after Swapan Dasgupta, said ideological issues must be supplemented by governance agenda. On the other hand, BJP state unit chief Dilip Ghosh advocated to carry on its aggressive strategy saying the party needs to stick to its ideological issues.
Sena MP moves bill to promote 2-child norm
Private member’s bills rarely proceed beyond discussion and it is unclear how Sena’s new allies Congress and NCP will view the subject of Desai’s bill and might be tempted to see the move in political terms as being intended to target Muslims more than other sections of the population.
Trai defends spectrum pricing; says up to companies to decide if they want to buy
Trai's views assume significance as Bharti Airtel, earlier this month, made it clear that it will not buy 5G spectrum in the upcoming auction if its base price is fixed at Rs 492 crore per megahertz as recommended by the telecom regulator. Trai chairman RS Sharma said that it is up to the cos to participate in the auction.
Unemployment rate at 6.1 pc in 2017-18, govt cites new survey in Rajya Sabha
Minister of State for Labour Santosh Gangwar said the government is conducting a new Periodic Labour Force Survey with new parameters and bigger sample size, and its results cannot be compared with previous surveys in this regard. He asserted that it was an attempt to provide authentic data with the new survey conducted through the Ministry of Statistics.
Whips issued for health of House: M Venkaiah Naidu
After whips were issued by political parties, there was speculation in a section of the media that the government may come up with an important legislation in the House.
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