Government pushing bills without following norms: Congress

The Congress on Thursday accused the government of pushing through bills without following established norms.

MNREGA bill to be taken up in Lok Sabha on Thursday

 The bill on amending the MNREGA will be taken up in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday after the opposition complained that discussion on the issue was getting postponed.

Heat in LS over whether two ministers should give 'reply' to a debate

Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed heated exchanges between opposition and treasury benches over the issue of reply by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh to a short duration debate on calamities.

Mallikarjun Kharge complains his mike switched off in Lok Sabha

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday complained that his mike was switched off when he wanted to ask questions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his statement in Lok Sabha on the controversial remarks made by a Union Minister.

PM Modi convenes meeting; next CBI chief yet to be announced

A high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being held on Tuesday to decide the next CBI chief after Ranjit Sinha demitted from his office today.

Sadhvi Niranjan's remarks rock Parliament, Rajya Sabha paralysed

New Delhi: Controversial remarks by Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Tuesday rocked Parliament with Rajya Sabha being paralysed for the day as a united opposition insisted on her sacking despite her apology.

"A mere apology will not suffice. She will have to resign," was the refrain of the Opposition members who stormed into the Well demanding her sacking.

Soon after both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha met for the day, opposition members created uproar over Jyoti allegedly making communal remarks and using an expletive in an election rally here and demanded that she should be sacked. They also sought an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Members of Congress, TMC, SP and other opposition parties rushed to the Well leading to repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha during pre-lunch sitting.

When Rajya Sabha reassembled at 2 PM after four adjournments, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury cited a Supreme Court as well as a Calcutta High Court order to drive home the point that mere apology was not enough and an FIR should be filed against her and she should be sacked.

Yechury's argument got instant support from TMC, Congress, SP, JD-U and Left parties.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi sought to calm down the Opposition by contending that Jyoti has already apologised and the matter should be put to rest in keeping with tradition.

But the Opposition remained adamant as Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien expressed his inability saying the remarks were made outside the House.

With repeated pleas of Kurien to bring order in the House going unheeded, he adjourned the House for 10 minutes -- the fifth adjournment since morning.

As the tempers ran high when it reassembled, he adjourned it for the day.

Congress had given adjournment notices in both Houses on the issue, but they were rejected.

President gives nod for Congress LS leader in CBI chief selection panel

Decks have been cleared for appointment of the new CBI Director with President Pranab Mukherjee giving his nod to the amended procedure under which leader of the single-largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha will be included in the selection panel.

CBI bill in Lok Sabha taken up amid uproar

Amid uproar and Congress walkout, Lok Sabha on Tuesday took up a bill under which absence of any of the three members of the selection committee to choose CBI chief will not hinder the exercise, with the government saying there was no deliberate design in this.

Not interested in becoming CLP leader: Chavan

With his rivals in Maharashtra Congress gunning for him after debacles in Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections, former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said he was not in the race for the post of CLP leader.

Mallikarjun Kharge's nomination to panel for CIC chief highly belated: Congress

Nomination of Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge to the selection panel for Chief Information Commissioner was "highly belated" realisation in the government to involve opposition in high-level appointments, the party said on Wednesday.

Kharge`s `bulldozing` remarks anger Venkaiah Naidu

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday earned the wrath of Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in the Lok Sabha over his "bulldozing" remarks against the government.

Congress walkout in LS against `lack of business`

Congress on Monday staged a walkout from Lok Sabha complaining "lack of business" and said debate on several major issues sought by it was getting a back seat with only matters raised by the government given priority.

Is PM God to give us occasional darshan: Kharge

"Is Prime Minister a God that he should give us darshan" once in a while, leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday.

Is PM God to give occasional darshan: Kharge to Swaraj

"Is Prime Minister a God that he should give us darshan" once in a while, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday.

PM should show his face in Parliament once a week: Kharge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi "should show his face in parliament at least once a week", Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said Tuesday.

Dissidence against Tarun Gogoi grows, 32 Congress MLAs resign

The political crisis in Assam further deepened when 32 Congress MLAs led by State`s Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma quit on Monday demanding the immediate ouster of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

Assam Congress headed for split over Tarun Gogoi

The Assam unit of the Congress party is apparently divided over the continuation of Tarun Gogoi as Chief Minister as over 40 dissident MLAs have threatened to dislodge him as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (ACLP) if the central leadership fails to pay heed to their demand.

Mallikarjun Kharge meets Sumitra Mahajan over LoP issue

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in the wake of a controversy over the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue.

`Pro-rich` Rail budget seeks to please PM`s home state: Kharge

Congress Tuesday slammed the Railway Budget as "pro-rich" with former Railway Minster Mallikarjun Kharge insisting that it is bereft of any new scheme, plan or railway line and seeks to please the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Congress may move court if opposition leader post denied

The Congress is considering going to court if it is not given the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, sources said.