Opposition parties tried to corner the government over farm bills by meeting the President of India.
Opposition leaders urged President Ram Nath Kovind to not give assent to controversial bills.
The meeting took place days after massive fracas in Rajya Sabha for which 8 MPs were suspended.
The opposition blamed the government for commotion, while seeking fresh debate in parliament on the bills.
Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “"I apprised him of the way these two bills were passed unconstitutionally and also urged him to return these bills, so that amendments can be made.” He added, “Before passing these bills, the government should have taken all political parties into confidence.
They should have discussed with farmer organisations and their leaders so that a proper consensus could have reached.” Watch the full video for more.
Even as counting of votes cast in the Bihar Assembly election continues, some Opposition parties raised questions regarding EVM safety and security. The Rashtriya Janata Dal tweeted a video claiming that vehicles laden with electronic voting machines and postal ballots entered a strongroom in Arrah without clearance. Congress' Shatrughan Sinha retweeted the video, stating 'one has to be careful and watch', but added that he's offering 'no comments at the moment'. His son Luv Sinha, who is a candidate in the Bihar elections from Bankipur seat, said that if the NDA can't win honestly, it would have no shame in doing whatever it takes to form the government. The Election Commission rejected all allegations against EVMs, stating that there is no doubt about the machines' integrity. Watch the full video for more.
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Talking to ANI, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on party leaders voicing dissent said the party has no rebellion."There is no rebellion in Congress party. Rebellion means replacing someone. There is no other candidate for the post of party president. This is not a rebellion. This is for reforms," said GN Azad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated multi-storeyed flats for Members of Parliament via video conferencing, today. During his address, he said, "The long-pending issues since decades are resolved by looking for a solution and not by procrastinating it. Not only the MPs residences, but there were some other projects also that were pending since years."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated multi-storeyed flats for Members of Parliament via video conferencing on November 23. The flats are located at Dr BD Marg in the national capital. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also attended the ceremony.
The Shiv Sena was and will always remain "Hindutvawadi" and does not need a certificate on its commitment to the ideology from anyone, the party's Rajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Raut, said on Tuesday. He made the remarks while interacting with reporters after paying tribute to Shiv Sena founder the late Bal Thackeray at Shivaji Park in Dadar here on the latter's death anniversary. The Shiv Sena, which snapped ties with long-standing saffron ally BJP last year, heads the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra with the NCP and the Congress as partners. "Our Hindutva need not be certified by any other party. We have been hardcore Hindutvawadi, are so today and will be so tomorrow too... whenever the country needs it, the Shiv Sena will come to the fore with the sword of Hindutva," Raut said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh broke his one-day fast against the ruckus in Rajya Sabha on Sunday during the passage of the contentious agriculture bills. Eight MPs from different..
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Amid resentment among farmers over the agri bills passed in Parliament, the Narendra Modi government has made a big outreach to farmers. The Modi government has hiked the minimum price for buying six..
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