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June 26, 2024 4:14 PM

Responsibility of house to fulfill people’s expectation, says Om Birla after re-election as Lok Sabha Speaker

Newly elected Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla urged the members of the lower house on Wednesday to work towards fulfilling the aspirations of the people. Birla took the oath as Speaker following a voice vote, marking the first election to the post in decades. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and MP from Kota, Birla was pitted against INDIA bloc candidate K. Suresh. However, the opposition did not press for a division vote, and Birla was elected Speaker for the second time, having pre...

June 26, 2024 3:04 PM

17th Lok Sabha will be considered golden period in parliamentary history: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his wishes to Om Birla for being elected as the Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha and said that it is a huge responsibility to sit in this post for the second time during the Amrit Kaal. PM Modi also asserted that the decision taken in the 17th Lok Sabha under the presidency of Om Birla will be considered a golden period in parliamentary history. "Respected Speaker, it is the good fortune of this House that you are occupying this chair for the sec...

June 26, 2024 2:48 PM

Om Birla elected Speaker of 18th Lok Sabha

Om Birla, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate and MP from Kota, was elected Speaker of the 18th Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The motion, moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seconded by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, was adopted by the house through a voice vote. The opposition INDIA bloc, which had nominated K. Suresh as its candidate for Speaker, did not press for a division vote. Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi extended his wishes to Birla and accompanied him to the chair a...

June 26, 2024 12:33 AM

Congress declares Rahul Gandhi to be Leader of Opposition in 18th Lok Sabha

The Congress party on Tuesday announced that Rahul Gandhi, MP from Raebareli, will serve as the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the 18th Lok Sabha. This appointment ends a 10-year absence of an official LoP in the Lower House since 2014. Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal made the announcement in the national capital, saying, "Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has been appointed as the LoP in the Lok Sabha." This decision comes after the Congress secured 100 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, a s...

June 25, 2024 5:59 PM

Rahul Gandhi takes oath as Lok Sabha MP with copy of Constitution in his hand

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was sworn in as a Member of Parliament from Raebareli on Tuesday, holding a copy of the Indian Constitution during the ceremony. He was part of the remaining MPs who took their oaths today after a total of 262 newly elected MPs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, did so on Monday, the inaugural session of the 18th Lok Sabha. His oath-taking was attended by Congress Parliamentary party chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. ...

June 24, 2024 8:24 PM

Parliament adjourns after opening day, Nadda named leader in Rajya Sabha

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned and will meet again at 11 a.m. June 25. The first session of the Lok Sabha began with various prominent leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, taking oaths as Members of Parliament. The 18th Lok Sabha commenced its first session on June 24, marking the beginning of a new parliamentary term following the recent general elections. The opening day was primarily dedicated to the oath-taking cerem...

June 24, 2024 12:26 PM

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi lead INDIA bloc protest ahead of 18th Lok Sabha’s first session

Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with INDIA bloc leaders staged a protest in front of the Gandhi statue in Parliament holding copies of the Constitution. The protest was sparked by controversy surrounding the appointment of BJP MP Bhartruhari Mahtab as the pro-tem speaker. Congress MP Manickam Tagore criticized the NDA government for bypassing eight-term Dalit MP K Suresh for the role. Tagore questioned the decision, suggesting it was an ...

June 24, 2024 11:37 AM

Majority essential to form government, but consensus important to run country: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath as a Member of Parliament as the first session of 18th Lok Sabha commenced on Monday. Prior to this, he addressing mediapersons outside the new Parliament building during which he congratulated all the newly elected Members and said that the new government will always strive to take everyone along and build consensus to serve the country. "Today is a proud day in parliamentary democracy; it is a day of glory. For the first time since independence, this oa...

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