Free Press Journal
  • BJP Fast: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani observes fast in Gandhinagar

    In a tit-for-tat fast, PM Narendra Modi, BJP MPs and other party workers to observe a fast on Thursday to ‘expose’ the Opposition for disrupting Parliament during the budget session. This comes after Congress President Rahul Gandhi staged a protest by observing a day-long fast at Rajghat. The protest was against caste-based violence, communalism, and non-functioning of Parliament, for which the Congress blames the ruling BJP.

  • Parliament washout: A wasted Budget session in Parliament

    The Budget session of Parliament, which finally ended last week, set a new low in several ways. Though pandemonium, disruptions and rushing to the well of the House was by now routine, this session saw virtually the entire post-recess period being fully wasted. Everyone was responsible for the complete wash-out, including the ruling party. Why, even multiple notices of no-confidence motion could not be taken up is a blot on the way

  • Parliament logjam: Budget session ends with lessons on how to duck no-trust vote

    New Delhi: A no-confidence motion, the biggest parliamentary weapon in the Opposition’s armoury to vote out a government, became a casualty in the Indian Parliament that ended its budget session on Friday with hardly any substantial business undertaken in the second half due to daily ruckus.

  • YSR Cong MPs say they will resign from Lok Sabha today

    New Delhi : Five MPs of the YSR Congress Party on Thursday announced that they will resign from the Lok Sabha on Friday to protest the “failure” of the NDA government to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

  • Parliament Logjam: NDA MPs to give up 23 days salary for disrupted part of budget session

    New Delhi: The cat is out of the bag. There will be no business in Parliament on the last two days of the Budget Session. It is official since the word has emanated from no less than Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. As if to cover itself in glory for the House wash-out, the NDA MPs would be giving up their salaries and other allowances for the 23 days for which Parliament

  • Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla seeks GST roll back on langar

    New Delhi: Sporting a kurta imprinted with a demand for roll back of GST on the ‘langar’, a free communal kitchen, at the famed Golden Temple, Congress MP from Amritsar Gurjeet Singh Aujla stood out in the Lok Sabha today. Amid the din in the House with AIADMK members demanding immediate constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board, Aujla made many heads turn with the colourful message printed on his white Kurta.

  • Democratic spirit hit as institutions are mauled

    Recent signals from Indian polity are disconcerting for the country’s governance and for the credibility of key institutions. The budget session of Parliament has been a virtual washout this time around with the Opposition staying away for much of the session on insubstantial grounds and the Government seemingly happy with not having to contend with obstructive adversaries. The manner in which the budget had to be passed without any discussion is a

  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the day, no-confidence motion not taken up

    New Delhi: The proceedings of Lok Sabha became a casualty of noisy protests by the AIADMK and TRS members yet again today as the House was adjourned for the day without transacting any business. The two notices of no confidence motion against the council of ministers were not taken up for the fourth day as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she could not proceed forward unless the House was in order.

  • Uproar in Odisha Assembly over BJP leader’s arrest

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly witnessed repeated adjournments on the second day of the Budget Session on Wednesday as BJP members created a ruckus over the arrest of their leader and former minister Jayanarayan Mishra.

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    Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow amid protests

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was today adjourned for the day after parties from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh disrupted proceedings over their state specific demands. The protesting MPs from the AIADMK, DMK and TDP entered the Well soon after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a statement on the 39 missing Indians in Iraq and Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad made brief remarks.

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    Budget Session: Rajya Sabha witnesses disruptions over PNB fraud

    New Delhi: Opposition parties stalled proceedings in the Rajya Sabha for the second day today, forcing two adjournments in the morning session over the PNBbanking fraud, special package for Andhra Pradesh and constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board. As soon as the listed papers were laid on the table during the Zero Hour, TMC members, legislators from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh rushed into the well of the House shouting slogans.