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Opposition gives privilege notice against Sadhvi Prachi

A privilege notice was given to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday by 20 opposition members against VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi who is alleged to have said that “there are 1-2 terrorists in parliament”. The controversial remark was made on Thursday, Janata Dal-United leader K.C. Tyagi told IANS. Tyagi is one of the 20 members who gave the notice. “The remarks of Sadhvi Prachi is against the dignity of parliament. We have

Sushma Swaraj speaks on Lalit Modi row uninterrupted as Opp continues boycott

Making her first statement on the Lalit Modi row in the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that she had made repeated attempts in both Houses to resolve the deadlock over the former IPL commissioner’s travel documents in the United Kingdom. The Opposition, led by the Congress, has been adamant on Sushma Swaraj’s resignation along with that of Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi row.

Sushma Swaraj's Lalitgate defence in Parliament without notice: Opposition

The opposition on Monday objected to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement in Parliament, saying it was made without notice and hence illegal, and urged Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari not to take it on record. In her statement during the Zero Hour, Sushma had made the statement saying she had not made any request to the British government for the issue of travel documents to controversial former Indian Premier League

Raj Babbar, two others take oath in Rajya Sabha

Congress leader Raj Babbar and BJP’s Amar Shankar Sable were among three newly-elected members who took oath in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Babbar, who was elected to the Upper House from Uttarakhand, took oath in Hindi and was warmly greeted by members from across the political spectrum. With his family including brother watching from the Visitors’ Gallery, Babbar was greeted with warm hugs from several leaders during a brief adjournment,