Parliament live: Always considered our Constitution a holy book, says PM Modi
The Congress, Left parties, NCP, TMC, RJD, TDP and DMK held joint protest at the Ambedkar statue inside the Parliament complex.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a joint session of Parliament on Tuesday (November 26) to mark the Constitution DAy. The Congress and other Opposition parties, however, boycotted the joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha called to commemorate Constitution Day and held protest against the political developments in Maharashtra, which allowed BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis to take oath Maharashtra CM for a second term with support from rebel NCP leader Ajit Pawar. The Congress, Left parties, NCP, TMC, RJD, TDP and DMK held joint protest at the Ambedkar statue inside the Parliament complex. BJP's former ally Shiv Sena also attended the protest.
Sources said that by boycotting the joint session of Parliament the opposition is planning to send a message to the BJP-led government at the Centre that all parties are united against the political developments in Maharashtra.
The BJP-led government at the Centre is celebrating 'Constitution Day' or 'Samvidhan Diwas' on Tuesday in the Central Hall of Parliament to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly.
Here are the live and latest updates from Parliament on November 26 (Tuesday):
I especially bow down to the 130 crore Indians, who never let their faith in India's democracy diminish. Always considered our constitution to be a holy book, guiding light. I am glad that the spirit of the constitution has been steadfast and unshakable. Even when anybody tried to make any such efforts, the countrymen together have made them unsuccessful. the Constitution has not been allowed to come down: PM Modi
"The Constitution of India highlights both rights and duties of citizens. This is a special aspect of our Constitution. Let us think about how we can fulfil the duties enshrined in our Constitution. As proud citizens of India, let us think about how our actions will make our nation even stronger," PM Modi
The Constitution of India highlights both rights and duties of citizens. This is a special aspect of our Constitution. Let us think about how we can fulfil the duties mentioned in our Constitution: PM Modi
With the joint session underway, Opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh and Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant, hold a protest in front of the Ambedkar Statue in Parliament.
Today is a historic day. 70 years ago, we adopted our great Constitution: PM Modi in Parliament
PM Modi remembers the victims of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack in his Constitution Day address
Ashish Shelar, Raosaheb Danve, Girish Mahajan, Bhupendra Yadav and other BJP leaders arrive at the residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for party's core committee meeting.
PM Modi addresses joint session of Parliament on Constitution Day.
The Joint Session of Parliament called on the occasion of 'Constitution Day' commences.
Opposition parties decide to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address at the joint sitting of Parliament today, and will hold a protest in front of the Ambedkar Statue in Parliament.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, PM Narendra Modi arrive for joint session of Parliament
Congress and other opposition parties are currently holding a joint meeting to take a final call on the boycott of the 'Constitution Day' function.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind will address a joint session of Parliament on November 26.
In Lok Sabha on Monday (November 25), Congress MPs Hibi Eden and TN Prathapan held a banner that read “Stop murder of democracy”. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla asked them to remove the banner but they refused to budge forcing the Speaker to order the marshals to remove them from the House. This led to a scuffle between the Congress MPs and the House marshals.
The proceedings at both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were marked with protests as Opposition leaders shouted slogans against the government over the ongoing developments in Maharashtra.
BJP leader Ashish Shelar in Mumbai: We are confirmed that Ajit Pawar is NCP leader in Assembly and his whip will hold as leader of the legislature party.