While the government is planning to pass several bills during the upcoming session of Parliament, the Opposition will demand a discussion on the pressing matters.
With the winter session of the Parliament scheduled to start in two weeks, the Congress party seems to be dragging its feet on choosing the next Leader of Opposition (LoP) of Rajya Sabha.
Dhankhar also appointed DMK MP M Thambidurai as chairperson of RS panel on government assurances. BJP MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa will chair the parliamentary panel on papers laid on the table.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar reconstituted several committees and appointed their chairpersons, according to notifications issued by the Secretariat of the Upper House.
BJP state vice-president Sobha Surendran has expressed her displeasure at not being included in the core committee, the party’s highest decision making body in the state.
Kharge's resignation, which the 80-year-old leader sent to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, is in line with the party's declared 'One person, One post' principle.
According to the sources, Manish Tewari, a face of the G-23 group of leaders is also mulling over filing the nomination for the top post.
All 15 CPI(M) legislators in the state cast their votes in favour of their nominee Bhanu Lal Saha, the former finance minister.
"PM Modi and the party's top leadership have made me BJP in charge of Haryana and nominated me for the by-poll to the Rajya Sabha seat from Tripura," Deb said.
The Gujjar community extended warm wishes to Khatana and thanked the BJP government for choosing him as a member of Parliament.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party lauded the appointment saying that now the Jammu and Kashmir community is being recognised after the abrogation of Article 370.
Now that Azad's Rajya Sabha seat and his Delhi bungalow are not safe, "divine knowledge has dawned upon him and he is writing five-page letters in British English", a Congress spokesperson said.
"The ideology of Savarkar and the organisation he belonged to did not contribute to the freedom struggle,” he added.
Both Anand Sharma and Ghulam Nabi Azad, who did not take up chairmanship of the Jammu and Kashmir party committee, were denied Rajya Sabha tickets by the party.
Pratham Ti-a unique initiative to encourage women in politics and policy-making: Priyanka Chaturvedi
Speaking to TNIE, Priyanka Chaturvedi said: “ This initiative called ‘Pratham Ti’ is aimed at making Indian politics and policy more accessible to young women from common backgrounds."
With major thrust on eco and spiritual tourism, the tourism ministry has released nearly Rs 5,800 crore for infrastructure development and improvement of facilities at places thronged by tourists.
Recalling Naidu’s strengths, Modi said from the small lanes of Nellore to the vice-presidency, yours has been an outstanding and inspiring journey.
The improvement was revealed in a publication titled 'Rajya Sabha - 2017-22: An Overview' brought out by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.
Sources said he referred to the reversal during the last three years of the declining trend of productivity of Rajya Sabha since 1995 and various initiatives taken to enable effective functioning.
In his farewell speech, Naidu, who has often expressed unhappiness over frequent stalling of proceedings, said people expect Parliament to discuss, debate and not disrupt.