The Parliament canteen food subsidy has long been linked to privileges that the people’s elected representatives are entitled to.
Although the schedule for the Belagavi Lok Sabha bypoll is expected to be announced any moment, both the Congress and BJP are still caught in a dilemma over the choice of candidates.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla announced that food subsidies on canteens for the MPs have completely been withdrawn.
While Rajya Sabha will sit from 9 am to 2 pm, Lok Sabha will function in the second half from 4-8 pm.
Speaking at the inauguration of the National Youth Parliament 2021, Birla hailed the contribution of the youth in nation-building.
Udhayanidhi held a youth wing meeting at Arivalayam, DMK’s district headquarters, which was attended by more than 2,000 cadre and leaders.
According to the speaker, the government will issue guidelines about the vaccination of parliamentarians before the start of the session.
Birla also said the country cannot be empowered without strengthening the Panchayati Raj institutions and making them more accountable to the people.
The TMC urged Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to disqualify party MP Sunil Kumar Mondal, who switched sides to the BJP in December.
The final decision on the commencement of the session will be taken by the Union Cabinet of Ministers.
Vasava, a six-time MP from tribal-dominated Bharuch in Gujarat, had said he was quitting the BJP only due to health problems and had no issues with the government or the party.
'What is this magic happening Rahul ji. You are opposing now what you had advocated earlier. You have nothing to do with the country's or farmers' interests.' the BJP President shared on Twitter.
Pujari, who is now with the JDS, lost the last two Assembly elections from Gokak.
IUML leaders said that Kunhalikutty would put in his paper facilitating a by-election in Malappuram along with the Assembly polls which is a few months away.
The BJP, however, dismissed the charge, saying it is not a political issue for the party, and accused the Shiv Sena of laying roadblocks earlier in the bhoomi pujan of Ram temple construction.