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Parliament updates: 'It's not Emergency, we have laws,' says Modi on Congress MP's jibe over charges against Sonia, Rahul
  • 18:24 (IST)

    Modi's speech ends; Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 am, Wednesday

  • 18:16 (IST)

    Don't link triple talaq Bill with religion, says Modi

    On the triple talaq Bill, Narendra Modi said, "Congress missed opportunities with uniform civil code and Shah Bano case. Now again there is an opportunity, and we have brought a bill for women's empowerment. Please do not link it to religion."

  • 18:14 (IST)

    Modi mocks Congress MP for asking why Sonia, Rahul were not jailed in 2G scam

    On Congress leader Adhir Ranjan's jibe over charges against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in 2G scam, Narendra Modi said, "We're being criticised because we didn't put some people in jail. This is not Emergency that the government will put people in jail; it's a democracy, the law will deal with it."

  • 18:04 (IST)

    Modi calls for collective endeavour to make India $5 trillion economy

    "Why can't India become a $5 trillion economy? Let it be our collective endeavour to work towards it. We have made a lot of fun of Make in India, but isn't it true that this needs to happen," said Narendra Modi.

  • 17:57 (IST)

    Water conservation is everybody's responsibility, says Modi

    Speaking on the water conservation, Narendra Modi said, "Water conservation is everybody's responsibility. Our government created Jal Shakti ministry in view of the situation. I urge all, including NGOs, to spread awareness about the steps for water conservation."

  • 17:55 (IST)

    Had to sit on hunger strike for Sardar Sarovar Dam, says Modi

    "When we talk about water resources, I remember Babasaheb Ambedkar. It was Ambedkar who worked diligently on waterways and irrigation... Sardar Sarovar Dam was the brainchild of Sardar Patel. But, work on this dam kept getting delayed. As Gujarat chief minister, I had to sit on a hunger strike for this project. After NDA came to power, the pace of work increased significantly and it is benefiting many people," said Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha.

  • 17:52 (IST)

    Modi slams Congress on 44th anniversary of Emergency

    On the 44th anniversary of Emergency, Narendra Modi said, "A few people were constantly asking during the debate, 'Who did it? Who did it? I want to ask them, today is 25th June. Who imposed the Emergency? Who trampled over the spirit of the Constitution, gagged the media and bullied the judiciary? We can't forget those dark days."

  • 17:46 (IST)

    Modi says Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, India's 75 years of independence should be celebrated with great vigour

    "The president spoke about 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi and 75 years of India's freedom. These are landmark occasions in the history of India... 

    "During the freedom struggle, brave women and men died for the nation. This led to Independence. Today, we have to live for the nation and build the India our freedom fighters dreamt of. I urge everyone to observe Gandhi's birth anniversary and 75 years of India's freedom with great vigour," said Narendra Modi.

  • 17:39 (IST)

    Congress Vajpayee, Narsimha Rao, or even Manmohan Singh: PM

    Continuing his attack on the Congress, Narendra Modi said, "Did those in power from 2004 to 2014 ever talk in appreciation of Atal Bihari Vajpayee? Did they ever speak about the good work of Narasimha Rao Ji? In this Lok Sabha debate, they did not even speak of Manmohan Singh."

  • 17:31 (IST)

    Opposition not connected with roots, says Modi

    Taking a dig at the Opposition, Narendra Modi said, "You have gone so up in the air that you can't see the ground, you've lost your roots. I gives me satisfaction to see you rise so much. We will keep wishing you 'aur unche, aur unche, aur unche (higher, higher, higher)'."

  • 17:24 (IST)

    Modi speaks on being re-elected

    On BJP winning the Lok Sabha election, Narendra Modi said, "I don't think about elections in terms of who won and who lost. For me, what is satisfying is the opportunity to serve 130 crore Indians and do work that has made a positive difference in the lives of our citizen."

  • 17:20 (IST)

    India shouldn't lose opportunity to move ahead, says Modi

    "After many decades, the country has given a strong mandate, a government was voted back into power. To fulfill the dream of a strong, prosperous, inclusive nation, India should not lose the opportunity to move ahead," said Narendra Modi. "The 2019 Lok Sabha elections show that more than themselves, the people of India are thinking about the good of the nation. This spirit is wonderful."

    He also welcomed newly-elected Speaker Om Birla in Lok Sabha.

  • 17:15 (IST)

    President spoke on people's aspirations, says Modi

    "The president in his address mentioned people's aspirations and our vision for India... We should all move forward together. We can overcome every obstacle together," Narendra Modi said in Lok Sabha.

  • 17:09 (IST)

    Modi, Modi chants fill the air as PM rises to address Lok Sabha

  • 16:54 (IST)

    Modi set to reply in Lok Sabha shortly

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected reply to the Motion Of Thanks on the president's address at 5 pm in the Lok Sabha.

  • 13:56 (IST)

    Karnataka is lagging behind to due to 'corrupt, apathetic' govt: Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya

     

    First-time MP and BJP youth leader Tejasvi Surya hailed Narendra Modi's leadership saying that for a very long time, politics was more of a "family business", in the control of "oligarchs, and a kleptocracy" and voters saw Modi's election as the victory of "new India".

    Surya urged the Opposition to shed its arrogance and highlighted the achievements of the Modi government stating how he has worked for the upliftment of poor and also helped the youth with initiatives such as 'Startup India'. He highlighted the plight of the people of Karnataka as well, who, he said, are reeling under the rule of a corrupt administration helmed by the Congress and JD(S).

  • 13:25 (IST)

    TMC leader Mahua Moitra says Opposition won't lose its voice, 'dissent can't be suppressed'

     

    TMC leader Mahua Moitra said while the government may claim that the country is experiencing "Acche Din", signs reflect otherwise. She said that the nationalism preached by the ruling party is superficial, xenophobic and narrow. Moitra also hit out at the NRC exercise carried out by the BJP government. "When ministers couldn't show their educational certificates, you expect people to show papers to prove their nationality, she asked. "Only one community is being targetted in the name of NRC," she alleged.

    Moitra claimed that the I&B monitors the TV channels to check anti-government news. "The elections this time was fought on Whatsapp and fake news, she says. There is fear prevailing everywhere. New enemies are being created everyday."

  • 13:05 (IST)

    Narendra Modi expected to address Lok Sabha at 5 pm

    The Prime minister will reply to the discussion on Motion of Thanks on President's Address in the Lower House today.

  • 13:02 (IST)

    Jayadev Galla reiterates TDP's demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh

    TDP leader Jayadev Galla talked about the Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh. "While we understand that the Finance Minister and Prime Minister have categorically stated that no SCS will be granted to any state, all eyes are now on YS Jagan — who has secured a massive mandate and has 22 MPs — of how they will deliver to the people of Andhra Pradesh," Galla pointed out. 

    He also targeted BJP for "exerting influence" to make TDP MPs switch to the party. "Does sabka saath, sabka vikaas mean all should be a part of the BJP? The slogan doesn't mean that any party should have the right to gobble the members of regional parties, use CBI to exert influence," Galla alleged.

  • 12:38 (IST)

    S Jaishankar files nomination for Rajya Sabha

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and BJP leader Jugalji Mathurji Thakor filed their nomination for Rajya Sabha at the Gujarat legislative assembly on Tuesday in the presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

  • 12:35 (IST)

    Dayanidhi Maran blames Centre for Chennai's water woes, calls Tamil Nadu govt 'corrupt'; BJP objects to his remarks

     

    The Lower House continued its discussion on Motion of Thanks to President's address, DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran raised the issue of Chennai water crisis in Lok Sabha. Maran mentioned that in 2004, former chief minister M Karunanidhi had also faced a similar problem and he set up a desalination unit to alleviate it. "Yesterday MK Stalin was protesting for the people. But the AIADMK govt is doing nothing. The government's ally in Tamil Nadu is complacent. President Kovind speaks about anti-corruption, but the most corrupt government is functioning in Tamil Nadu," Maran alleged.

    However, his address caused a ruckus in the Parliament as BJP  objected saying that the president did not talk about Tamil Nadu and any other remarks should be expunged.

  • 12:22 (IST)

    Watch: First-time MP Mimi Chakraborty takes oath 

    Mimi Chakraborty had won by over 2.9 lakh vote from Jadavpur on a Trinamool Congress (TMC) ticket by defeating BJP candidate Anupam Hazra and veteran CPM leader Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya.

  • 12:20 (IST)

    Watch: TMC's Nusrat Jahan takes oath as Member of Parliament

    Nusrat had won the Lok Sabha election from West Bengal's Basirhat by 3,50,369 defeating her BJP’s Sayantan Ghosh by 3,50,369 votes.

  • 12:13 (IST)

    PM to reply to President's address tomorrow

    Decision to adjourn Rajya Sabha only till 2 pm following demise of MP Madan Lal Saini, was taken on Tuesday morning at a meeting of leaders of about 15 parties chaired by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, to enable the conclusion of the discussion on Motion of Thanks so Prime Minister Narendra Modi can reply on Wednesday before leaving for Japan, ANI reported.

  • 12:07 (IST)

    Lok Sabha: Question Hour ends

  • 12:07 (IST)

    Shashi Tharoor raises issue of cow lynching

    Congress leader and Tiruvanthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor raised the issue of cow lynching. "I would like to ask the home minister if a provision can be made through which only committees authorised by the government are allowed to function. The illegal samrakshak samithis have been indulging in random acts of violence and this can't be allowed, he said.

  • 12:05 (IST)

    SC rejects Gujarat Congress' plea challenging Election Commission's decision to hold sperate bypolls

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea by the Gujarat Congress challenging Election Commission's decision to hold separate bypolls for the two Rajya Sabha seats, which fell vacant due to the election of Amit Shah and Smriti Irani to the Lok Sabha. The court said the law is clear that the only way to challenge the election is to file an election petition. The elections are scheduled for 5 July.

  • 11:56 (IST)

    MEA S Jaishankar to file nomination for Rajya Sabha today

    Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar will file his nomination to the Rajya Sbha from Gujarat on Tuesday, Bypolls for the seats were necessitated following the resignations of Amit Shah and Smriti Irani who were elected to Lok Sabha.

  • 11:47 (IST)

    Govt working on Blue Revolution: Giriraj Singh

    JD(U) MP Kaushalendra Kumar asked a question on the promotion of fisheries to Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh. Singh replied that the government will work on training skilled workers to work in the department. Answering another question, Singh says that the government is working on a Blue Revolution.

  • 11:33 (IST)

    Supriya Sule raises Maharashtra drought issue in Lok Sabha

    NCP leader Supriya Sule raised the issue of drought in Maharashtra Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Stating that the state is facing an agrarian crisis, Sule asked about the actions being taken by the central government towards alleviating the problem. 

  • 11:31 (IST)

    BJP Parliamentary Party meeting postponed

    The meeting of BJP's BJP Parliamentary Party scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed due to the demise of Rajasthan BJP President, Madan Lal Saini, who died on Monday.

  • 11:23 (IST)

    Prime minister remembers those who opposed Emergency

    Marking the 44th anniversary of the Emergency on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the “greats who fiercely and fearlessly resisted” the 21-month long Emergency imposed by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975. 

  • 11:22 (IST)

    Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today

    Home minister Amit Shah will be introduce the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Rule, 2019 in Lok Sabha. The legislation proposes to regulate foreign contributions flowing into the country.

  • 11:19 (IST)

    Lok Sabha House convenes; Nusrat Jahan, Mimi Chakraborty take oath

    Speaker Om Birla asked the members haven't taken their oaths yet to come forward and do so now. TMC's Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty — both first-time members — take oath.

  • 11:16 (IST)

    Kerala Congress MPs hold protest over farmer suicides

    Kerala Congress MPs held protests in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament over various issues including farmer suicides.

  • 11:14 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha proceedings to begin at 2 pm today

     

    The Upper House convened with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in the Chair. The vice-president read out an obituary reference to late MP Madanlal Saini. The House observed two minutes of silence and was adjourned till 2 pm.

  • 10:30 (IST)

    Amit Shah to table bill on foreign contributions in Lok Sabha

    Union home minister Amit Shah is expected to table a bill on foreign contributions in the Lok Sabha. Earlier on Monday, Shah tabled a bill on Jammu and Kashmir that seeks to give reservation to locals of Jammu and Kashmir at educational institutes and government jobs. 

  • 10:29 (IST)

    Last day to file nominations for Gujarat bypolls; S Jaishankar to contest

    Today is the last day for filing of nominations for the Gujarat bypolls. The BJP has fielded External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and OBC youth leader Jugalji Thakor and both are likely to file their nomination this morning. Bypolls for the seats were necessitated following the resignations of Amit Shah and Smriti Irani who were elected to Lok Sabha.

  • 10:28 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha will not be adjourned after paying respects to late MP Madan Lal Saini

    Rajya Sabha will not be adjourned on Tuesday after the obituary references to sitting Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini, who died on Monday. This is against the convention followed until now.

  • 10:26 (IST)

    PM to deliver Motion Of Thanks in Parliament today

     

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the Parliament on Tuesday as a reply to President Ram Nath Kovind's joint address of the House on Friday. Modi's note of thanks is expected to address issues brought up by the President during his speech.

Parliament LATEST updates: On Congress leader Adhir Ranjan's jibe over charges against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in 2G scam, Narendra Modi said, "We're being criticised because we didn't put some people in jail. This is not Emergency that the government will put people in jail; it's a democracy, the law will deal with it."

Taking a dig at the Opposition, Narendra Modi said, "You have gone so up in the air that you can't see the ground, you've lost your roots. I gives me satisfaction to see you rise so much. We will keep wishing you 'aur unche, aur unche, aur unche (higher, higher, higher)'."

Responding to President Ram Nath Kovind's address in Parliament, Narendra Modi said in Lok Sabha that India should not lose opportunity to move ahead with times.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected reply to the Motion Of Thanks on the president's address at 5 pm in the Lok Sabha.

First-time MP and BJP youth leader Tejasvi Surya hailed Narendra Modi's leadership saying that for a very long time, politics was more of a "family business", in the control of "oligarchs, and a kleptocracy" and voters saw Modi's election as the victory of "new India".

TDP leader Jayadev Galla talked about the Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh. He also targeted BJP for "exerting influence" to make TDP MPs switch to the party. "Does sabka saath, sabka vikaas mean all should be a part of the BJP? The slogan doesn't mean that any party should have the right to gobble the members of regional parties, use CBI to exert influence," Galla alleged.

The Lower House continued its discussion on Motion of Thanks to President's address, DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran raised the issue of Chennai water crisis in Lok Sabha. Maran said that the government's ally in Tamil Nadu is complacent. "President Kovind speaks about anti-corruption, but the most corrupt government is functioning in Tamil Nadu," he alleged. However, his address caused a ruckus in the Parliament as BJP objected saying that the president did not talk about Tamil Nadu and any other remarks should be expunged.

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar will file his nomination to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat on Tuesday, Bypolls for the seats were necessitated following the resignations of Amit Shah and Smriti Irani who were elected to Lok Sabha.

The Upper House convened with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in the Chair. The vice-president read out an obituary reference to late MP Madanlal Saini. The House observed two minutes of silence and was adjourned till 2 pm.

Meanwhile, in Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla asked the members haven't taken their oaths yet to come forward and do so now. TMC's Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty — both first-time members — took oath.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the Parliament on Tuesday as a reply to President Ram Nath Kovind's joint address of the House on Friday. Modi's note of thanks is expected to address issues brought up by the President during his speech.

 Parliament updates: Its not Emergency, we have laws, says Modi on Congress MPs jibe over charges against Sonia, Rahul

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From the Opposition, Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien, BSP’s Satish Mishra, and Congress’s Digvijaya Singh will counter the prime minister's address in Rajya Sabha. Going against convention, Rajya Sabha will not be adjourned on Tuesday after the obituary references to sitting Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini, who died on Monday.

Meanwhile, home minister Amit Shah is also expected to table a bill on foreign contributions in the Lok Sabha. Earlier on Monday, Shah tabled a bill on Jammu and Kashmir that seeks to give reservation to locals of Jammu and Kashmir at educational institutes and government jobs.

Today is also the last day for filing of nominations for the Gujarat bypolls. The BJP has fielded External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and OBC youth leader Jugalji Thakor and both are likely to file their nomination this morning. Bypolls for the seats were necessitated following the resignations of Amit Shah and Smriti Irani who were elected to Lok Sabha.

Updated Date: Jun 25, 2019 19:59:38 IST