Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, in his address, demanded that the legislation be made effective immediately instead of putting it off till the Census and delimitation exercises are completed.
Modi termed the bill's passage in Lok Sabha "a golden moment of India's Parliamentary journey."
The legislation is widely expected to get approval from the Upper House. It will then require the approval of a majority of state assemblies.
The members also highlighted the need to accelerate the process instead of waiting for a fresh census and delimitation exercise.
The Rajya Sabha witnessed a second consecutive day of disruptions on Tuesday during a special parliamentary session at the new Parliament building in New Delhi.
Taking a swipe at the Narendra Modi-led government, leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wondered what’s the point of changing names when nothing else changes.
The bill seeks to replace the Chief Justice of India with a cabinet minister in the panel for selection of the chief election commissioner and election commissioners.
Rajya Sabha will meet at 2:15 pm in the Upper House chamber of the new Parliament building, while Lok Sabha will meet at 1:15 PM in the Lower House chamber of the newly constructed complex.
RJD's Manoj Kumar Jha quoted the chief architect of the Constitution B R Ambedkar and said democracy also meant "preventing tyranny of the majority".
Kharge said whenever the government calls a special session, it should take the leaders of opposition parties into confidence and inform them about the agenda.
The Gharai family has been representing the constituency for nearly four decades and most of the time Gharai senior was the minister.
The Rajya Sabha nominated Chidambaram after the retirement of Congress member P Bhattacharya from Rajya Sabha on August 18 this year.
Harivansh continues to hold the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman even as Nitish had snapped his ties with BJP and formed a new government with the grand alliance last August.
Besides Jaishankar, the other BJP members who took oath are Babubhai Jesangbhai Desai (Gujarat), Kesridevsinh Digvijaysinh Jhala (Gujarat), and Nagendra Rai (West Bengal).
The analysis is based on the affidavits signed by the candidates prior to the Rajya Sabha election.
The bills, once passed, will replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Indian Evidence Act respectively.
The total assets of seven Members of Parliament (MPs) analysed from Telangana is Rs 5,596 crore, and that of 11 MPs from Andhra Pradesh is Rs 3,823 crore.
CPI leader P. Santhosh Kumar and MP Kumar Ketkar asked the agricultural ministry to state the current status of an initiative undertaken by the central govt for doubling farmers' income.
Congress general secretary (organisation) K C Venugopal called it a “blatant attempt at making the Election Commission a total puppet in the hands of the prime minister”.
The bill, listed in Rajya Sabha, aims to replace CJI with a Cabinet Minister nominated by the PM, thereby undercutting the SC's landmark verdict on the appointment process of polling officials.