Rajya Sabha

Parliamentary Affairs Minister to convene all-party meeting on Dec 6, day before Winter Session

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.

published on : 25th November 2022

Congress yet to find replacement of Kharge in Rajya Sabha

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.

published on : 24th November 2022

Javadekar, Ramesh to head ethics and house panels of RS

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.

published on : 9th November 2022

Javadekar appointed head of Rajya Sabha's ethics panel

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar reconstituted several committees and appointed their chairpersons, according to notifications issued by the Secretariat of the Upper House.

published on : 8th November 2022

Kept out of BJP apex body, Sobha says she belongs to ‘people’s core committee’

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.  

published on : 31st October 2022

Kharge resigns as Leader of Opposition in RS; Digvijaya, Chidambaram in race to replace him 

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.

published on : 1st October 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge to file nomination for Congress chief post today

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.

published on : 30th September 2022

Former Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb elected to Rajya Sabha 

All 15 CPI(M) legislators in the state cast their votes in favour of their nominee Bhanu Lal Saha, the former finance minister.

published on : 22nd September 2022

Former Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb files nomination for RS poll

"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. 

published on : 12th September 2022

Rise of last person, victory for neglected sections: Gulam Ali after Rajya Sabha nomination

The Gujjar community extended warm wishes to Khatana and thanked the BJP government for choosing him as a member of Parliament.

published on : 11th September 2022

President Murmu appoints Gulam Ali from Jammu & Kashmir to Rajya Sabha

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.

published on : 11th September 2022

Why divine knowledge didn't dawn upon Azad when his seat, house were safe: Congress

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. 

published on : 30th August 2022

Ideology of Savarkar will destroy India: RS member Dr John Brittas

"The ideology of Savarkar and the organisation he belonged to did not contribute to the freedom struggle,” he added.

published on : 22nd August 2022

Anand Sharma resigns from chairmanship of Himachal Congress steering committee

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.

published on : 21st August 2022

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."

published on : 16th August 2022

Centre earmarks Rs 5.8K crore for eco and spiritual tourism

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.

published on : 15th August 2022

'I see shades of Vinoba Bhave's brilliance in you': PM in his farewell letter to Venkaiah Naidu

Recalling Naidu’s strengths, Modi said from the small lanes of Nellore to the vice-presidency, yours has been an outstanding and inspiring journey.

published on : 12th August 2022

Naidu's last three years see Rajya Sabha clocking record 82 per cent productivity

The improvement was revealed in a publication titled 'Rajya Sabha - 2017-22: An Overview' brought out by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.

published on : 11th August 2022

'Did my best as Rajya Sabha chairman, am leaving satisfied': Naidu in his farewell address

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.

published on : 10th August 2022

'Never aspired to be President, won't become a dissident': Naidu at his farewell

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.

published on : 8th August 2022
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