The election to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to become a catalyst for government formation in the state as the PDP and BJP appear to have entered into an understanding on seat sharing.
Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien on Wednesday lamented that "conducive" atmosphere for smooth functioning of Parliament was missing and asked government and opposition to behave "responsibly" to end frequent disruptions of proceedings and resultant stalemate.
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday chided the Trinamool Congress for disrupting the functioning of the Rajya Sabha, alleging that the party was doing it because its leaders were getting caught in the Saradha chit fund scam.
A Parliamentary Committee on Wednesday sought people's view on changing the Lokpal Act, which seeks to include leader of single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha in a panel to select the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption body.
The "refusal" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure action against those BJP Ministers and MPs who had made "provocative" statements on the conversion issue had caused disruption of Rajya Sabha proceedings, CPI(M) said on Thursday.
Trinamool Congress Wednesday slammed the Centre for approving promulgation of an ordinance to hike FDI in insurance to 49 per cent saying "It is extremely unethical to avoid and boycott the democratic process."
In a good news for lakhs of dwellers in unauthorised colonies of poll-bound Delhi, government on Tuesday said a move to regularise over 1,200 such habitations is at an advanced stage and an order will come "any day".
The Winter session of Parliament, that saw a mix of storm and business, came to a close on Tuesday after passing a number of legislations but some key reform bills, including those on insurance and coal block allocations, remained pending.
Setting aside their week-long acrimony over conversion issue, members belonging to both sides on Tuesday joined hands in Rajya Sabha to pass a bill that will benefit lakhs of slum dwellers in the national capital facing threat of demolition.
Accusing the Opposition of stalling proceedings and obstructing crucial legislative business in Rajya Sabha, government on Tuesday said they had held national interest "captive" by their "short-sighted" political considerations.
The tumultuous Winter Session of Rajya Sabha came to an end on Tuesday but not before passing 12 bills during the course of its 22 sittings, while 62 hours were lost on account of disturbances over various issues.
Hitting out at Opposition parties for blocking crucial economic legislations, Union Minister Jayant Sinha Tuesday said those who have lost elections are not allowing the government to work for the people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to highlight the government's "successful performance" in Parliament and explain to people the bills passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha despite disruption by opposition parties.