Modi announced the launch of a campaign in which NDA MPs would visit the constituencies of the Congress and Left MPs to “expose” what they had done and said during the session.
Swaraj said there was no wrongdoing on her part, saying that she was only helping Modi’s wife who is a cancer patient on humanitarian grounds.
“India’s loss in this session is not Congress Party’s gain”.
She targeted Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi over their alleged links with Bofors accused Ottavio Quattrocchi and for “letting Warren Anderson (accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy) go scot free”. Debate descended into insults that spilled to the streets, where opposition lawmakers marched and Modi’s cabinet staged a counter protest under a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. We have to understand one thing clearly, that the mood of Rajya Sabha should change in accordance with the mood of the nation after 2014 LS elections.
The photo of the paper in Rahul’s hands, captured by a reporter of “The Telegraph”, has gone viral in the social media.
“[External Affairs Minister] Sushma Swaraj, [Rajasthan Chief Minister] Vasundhra Raje and [Union Finance Minister] Arun Jaitley have protected the Lalit Modi network … the PM made a lot of promises about fighting corruption”.
Lending a rather dramatic touch to their protests against the Centre, Youth Congress workers on Thursday had their heads shaven and nails cut in the open, even as they threatened to intensify the stir if BJP ministers involved in Lalit Modi row and Vyapam scam do not resign.
Kashyap said the option of joint sitting both Houses of Parliament is not available in the case of a Constitution amendment bill. “These are all steps which will be taken now”, he said. “The Congress is stopping it. We accept the Congress challenge and we will take the issue to the people”, the minister said. If the minister against whom there are allegations keeps giving replies… “But emergency was imposed as power to someone outside the Gandhi family was not acceptable to her”, he said.
On August 12, the penultimate day of the Monsoon session when the logjam ended, Advani reached Parliament House almost two hours before the Lok Sabha was to reconvene at 11 am, officials said, adding that he was among the first members to enter the House. The debate in Lok Sabha yesterday clearly demonstrated the hollowness of Congress party’s argument.
PRS Legislative said eight of the nine planned bills were introduced but only one of the 12 planned bills could be passed.
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will also meet to discuss the way forward on the GST Bill and other pending legislation.
The freeing of the logjam over the Lalit Modi controversy might have come too late to allow business to be transacted during the Monsoon session of Parliament, but many believe that the House will now be able to function without obstruction during the next session.