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Parliament LIVE Updates: After splitting J7K, Ladakh, govt plans to merge two UTS - Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Parliament LIVE Updates: Congress MP Hussain Dalwai has given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over 'Government formation in Maharashtra by unconstitutional means'.

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Parliament LIVE Updates: After splitting J7K, Ladakh, govt plans to merge two UTS - Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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Nov 26, 2019 - 14:29 (IST)

President says all should abide by constitutional morality

Addressing joint sitting of Parliament to mark Constitution Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said BR Ambedkar, while underlining the importance of constitutional morality, had emphasised that its essence was to regard the Constitution as supreme and to follow constitutionally-mandated procedures.
 
 
"All the three organs of the state, persons gracing constitutional posts, members of civil society and common citizens of India are expected to abide by  Constitutional morality," he said quoting Ambedkar. 
 
 
Talking about Rights and Duties, Kovind quoting the Father of the Nation Mahatama Gandhi said the truesource ofrights is duty. "If we all discharge ourduties,rightwill not be far to seek. If leavingdutiesunperformed we run afterrights, they escape us like a will-o-the-wisp."

Nov 26, 2019 - 14:28 (IST)

Govt introduces bill to merge two UTs -- Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The government introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday a Bill to merge two Union Territories -- Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli into one. The bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy. The move comes three months after Jammu and Kashmir was divided into two UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. 

Nov 26, 2019 - 13:21 (IST)

Congress boycotted joint session to remind people constitutional principles are under attack: Manmohan Singh

Speaking about the Opposition boycott of the joint session of Parliament, former PM Manmohan Singh says that the demonstrations serve as a reminder to people that constitutional norms are being violated by the present establishment.  

Nov 26, 2019 - 12:20 (IST)

Congress gives adjournment notice in Rajya Sabha on Maharashtra crisis

Congress MP Hussain Dalwai has given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over 'Government formation in Maharashtra by unconstitutional means'.

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:56 (IST)

Meanwhile... UNGA President says India's Constitution a seminal document

Congratulating India on the occasion of the 70th Constitution Day, the President of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday said the country's Constitution is a "seminal document" which marked its emergence from the shadows of colonialism to the light of Independence. 

 
"We celebrate and mark the occasion of the 70th Constitution Day of India," President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande said in a special video message congratulatory message to Indians on the occasion of the 70th Constitution Day of India. 
 
 
He said India's struggle for independence inspired many others and "India's Constitution is a seminal document which marked the country's emergence from the shadows of colonialism to the light of independence.”

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:34 (IST)

Sonia Gandhi reads out Constitution in front of Ambedkar statue

Sonia Gandhi is reading a copy of the Indian Constitution in front of Ambedkar's statue where the Opposition leaders are gathered to hold an agitation against the government. Meanwhile, at the same time, a joint session of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was underway in the Central Hall of the Parliament, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was giving his Constitution Day address. 

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:32 (IST)

Opposition boycotts Joint Session on Constitution Day; protests against 'murder of democrcy'

With the joint session underway, Opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi, former PM & Congress leader Manmohan Singh and Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant, hold a protest in front of the Ambedkar Statue in Parliament against what they call "the murder of democracy" in Maharashtra.  

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:28 (IST)

India's Constitution most secular in the world, says Narendra Modi

"In a way, our Constitution is the most secular in the world. We respect and appreciate people of all faiths and traditions," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:25 (IST)

India lost freedom and republic structure due to our own mistakes: PM's subtle dig at imposition of Emergency 

In his speech to the joint session of Parliament, the Prime Minister reffered to the strength and inclusivity of the Indian Constitution. However, he also, in passing, made a remark that could be a subtle reference to the imposition of Energency under a Congress government. He said, "In the past, we have lost both our freedom and the republic nature of our country due to our own mistakes." 

Although the prime minister did not elaborate any further, he was most likely refering to Emergency, as it stands to be the lone precedent in History when Constitutional Rights of citizens were suspended officially after Independence. 

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:20 (IST)

Narendra Modi pays homage to those killed in 26/11 terror attacks on Constitution Day in address to joint session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Constitution Day, remembered those who lost there lives in the dastardly 2008 terror attacks on the same day. He said he is pained to recall that extremist forces chose to hurt India's outlook of vasudhaiv kutumbakam (world is one family) on the day it celebrated its democracy. 

Parliament LIVE Updates: Congress MP Hussain Dalwai has given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over 'Government formation in Maharashtra by unconstitutional means'.

Sonia Gandhi is reading a copy of the Indian Constitution in front of Ambedkar's statue where the Opposition leaders are gathered to hold an agitation against the government.

The Opposition boycotted Tuesday’s Joint Session of Parliament marking the 70th Constitution Day, in protest against what they are calling the "murder of democracy" in Maharashtra and the "manhandling" of women MPs by security staff in the Lok Sabha.

The parties — 12 so far — along with some Independent members will assemble below the statue of BR Ambedkar to protest against the situation in Maharashtra. It will be led by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, who personally reached out to many Opposition parties on Monday to join the agitation and to discuss the joint sitting. The parties expected to be at the protest are the Congress, TMC, DMK, RJD, Shiv Sena, CPI, CPI(M), SP, BSP, AAP, JD(S), RSP and IUML. But the NCP said it would attend the session.

The special sitting in the Central Hall to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution in 1949 will be addressed by President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

 

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