Parliament Live: Judgement on reservations SC decision, Centre had nothing to do with it, says Pralhad Joshi

Speaking on the Supreme Court's decision on reservation in promotions, Rajnath Singh and Pralhad Joshi appealed the Lok Sabha for patience, saying that the Social Welfare Minister will make a statement at 2:15 PM. In the Rajya Sabha, P Chidambaram questioned the Modi government and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over expenditure shorfalls of the government, saying that competent doctors are needed to fix the economy, while Arun Singh said that inflation was out of control in the UPA era and has been brought under control by Modi. Stay tuned for more updates.
  • 15:35

    Speaker cautions Mahua Moitra against making undue remarks

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday cautioned TMC member Mahua Moitra against making undue remarks during debates and casting aspersions on the chair's impartiality during proceedings of the House.

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  • 13:05

    GST implementation blunder is in the past, govt would do well to accept valid criticism in the future: P Chidambaram

  • 13:00

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha on SC decision that reservations for jobs, promotions, is not a fundamental right: The Social Welfare Minister will soon make a statement. Please wait for him to make his statement. Congress party is politicising this sensitive matter. - ANI

  • 12:58

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on SC judgement that reservations for jobs, promotions, is not a fundamental right: This is SC's decision. Govt of India has nothing to do with it. The Social Welfare Minister will make a statement at 2:15pm today - ANI

  • 12:56

    Heavy police deployment at Mandi House in view of anti-CAA protest call

    There was a heavy police deployment in New Delhi's Mandi House area on Monday morning in view of a protest call against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

  • 12:28

    Modi promised 2 crore jobs per year in 2014, but the reality is that 1 crore people have become jobless, and no jobs were offered: Manas Ranjan Bhunia

  • 12:15

    India will overcome Germany in terms of biggest economies in a year or two: Arun Singh

  • 12:09

    Gehlot to make statement on SC ruling on reservation in promotion

    Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot will make a statement in Lok Sabha on the recent Supreme Court ruling that there is no fundamental right to claim reservation in promotion for SC/STs, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed the House on Monday.

  • 12:02

    Modi government created bank accounts for 37 crore people and brought countless under insurance cover: Arun Singh

  • 11:57

    While previous governments increased MSP by Rs 50 or 100, it is the Modi government that has aimed to increase MSP 1.5 times: Arun Singh

  • 11:54

    UPA inherited 8% GDP of NDA and brought it down to 4.35%: Arun Singh

  • 11:48

    Economy on brink of collapse and needs competent doctors, but the doctors are not so competent: P Chidambaram

  • 11:45

    P Chidambaram lists out expenditure shortfalls of Modi government on various food and agriculture schemes

  • 11:43

    There is an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty in the country, and no investment can come in such an atmosphere: P Chidambaram in RS

  • 11:41

    To revive demand, we have to put money in the hands of the masses, not classes: P Chidambaram in RS

  • 11:11

    Parliament Schedule for Monday, Feb 10


    -Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to make a statement on Government response to novel coronavirus outbreak in


    -General discussion on the Union Budget.

    Bills to be introduced:

    -The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill,


    Bills for consideration and passing:

    -The Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020.


    General discussion on Union Budget

  • 10:06

    Congress gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha saying 'SCs & STs reservation in government services should not be diluted as it will be a disastrous blow to the backward communities of our country'.

  • 09:32

  • 10-2-2020

    Good morning readers and welcome to our live coverage of this Parliament session.Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'indecent behaviour with students of Delhi's Gargi college during the college's annual festival'. Stay tuned for live updates.

  • 13:28

  • 13:17

    Ruckus in Lok Sabha over Rahul Gandhi's remark on PM Modi

    The Lok Sabha was adjourned for more than an hour on Friday after it witnessed a ruckus over Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's statement during the Question Hour condemning some remarks that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made while addressing an election rally in Delhi.

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  • 13:04

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.

  • 12:52

    After Rahul Gandhi's instigation, they thought of showing the 'danda' way. This was an attempt to manhandle Dr Harsh Vardhan. This shows the frustration level of Congress and is the height of gundaism, saysParliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi on scuffle in Lok Sabha.

  • 11:56

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 1 pm amid ruckus over Union minister Harsh Vardhan's remarks against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

  • 10:39
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  • 10:12

    Did PM Modi quote 'Faking News' in Parliament to target former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah?

    Good morning folks and welcome to the Parliament live blog where you will get all the updates of the happenings in Parliament. Today the talk of the town is, did PM Modi quote'Faking News' in Parliament? Headdressed the Lok Sabha in an over hour-long speech on February 6. Amidst the attacks on Congress and the Left, discussions on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the protests opposing the legislation, the PM also spoke about the abrogation of provisions of Article 370. During that speech, he attacked former J&K CM Omar Abdullah who coincidentally, was booked under PSA along with Mehbooba Mufti and two others.

    Read more here

  • 21:26

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a debate, during the Motion of Thanks to the President for his address to the joint sitting of Parliament, asked the Lok Sabha MPs to step ahead with the resolve to make India a $5 trillion economy. PM also spoke about Citizenship Act, NPR and the protests against it. He blamed the Opposition, and mainly the Congress for propagating misinformation about CAA and instigating violence. That's all for today, stay tuned for more updates.

  • 18:42
    • Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 11AM on February 7, 2019.
  • 18:32

    Those who once introduced NPR are now misleading people on the same, says PM Modi

  • 18:28

      Question in NPR on language spoken by parents essential for setting up schools, says PM Modi

  • 18:27

    Biometric data was collected in NPR in 2011, says PM Modi, defending NPR in Rajya Sabha

  • 18:23

    Opposition brought NPR in 2010, did we question on it at that time?, asks PM Modi.

  • 18:21

    "NPR and census are normal Govt procedures, which have been carried out earlier also. But when votebank politics is a necessity then those who carried out NPR earlier, spread misinformation about it now," said PM Modi.

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  • 18:04

    "Kerala chief minister has warned about extremist being involved in anti-citizenship law protests," said PM Modi.

  • 18:03

    "Attempt to cover undemocratic activity under garb of protests against new citizenship law," said PM Modi in Rajya Sabha.

  • 18:00

    "The BHIM App, these days, is gaining acceptance as a safe digital transaction mode. Foreign countries are getting in touch to understand more about it. 2.16 lakh crore transactions took place via phones in January 2020 via the BHIM App," saidPM Modi.

  • 17:59

    "In 2014, India had 80,000 Common Service Centres. The number has risen to 3,65,000 and is being run by rural youth and is delivering through technology. Over 12 lakh rural youth have been connected to this work. The country should be proud of this achievement," said PM Modi.

  • 17:57

    "Under the UDAAN scheme, we recently started the 250th route in India. The speed of change has been astronomical. We had 65 operational airports and today, we have over 100. We haven't just changed the govt, we have changed the approach and the way of functioning as well," said PM Modi.

  • 17:50

    "Now we have 100 operational airports," says Modi

  • 17:46

    "If GST was so simple then why Opposition did not pass it during its regime", PM Modi takes a jibe at Opposition.

  • 17:39

    Fundamentals of Indian economy strong, inherent quality to move ahead, says PM Modi (PTI)

  • 17:38

    "Plight of the Bru refugees was pitiable. Yet, the party which ruled most parts of the Northeast for decades and the party that ruled Tripura for decades did nothing about this crisis. It was our Government that had the honour of solving this major problem," said Modi (ANI)

  • 17:37
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    J&K's poor got benefits of reservation after abrogation of Article 370, saidPM. He also said that it Anti-corruption bureau was set up in Jammu and KAshmir for the first time.

  • 17:30
  • 17:29

    "Ghulam Nabi Azad ji said the decisions on Jammu and Kashmir were taken without any discussion. This is not correct. The entire nation had witnessed the detailed discussions on the subject. MPs have voted in favour of the decisions," said Narendre Modi

  • 17:27

    PM Modi speaks in Rajya Sabha

  • 14:22

    Lok Sabha adjourned after PM Modi's speech

  • 14:20

    Was Pandit Nehru communal? asks Modi

    Pandit Nehru himself was in favor of protecting minorities in Pakistan, I want to ask Congress, was Pandit Nehru communal? Did he want a Hindu Rashtra?, asks PM Modi in LS.

  • 14:20

    People accused of inciting anti-Sikh riots made chief minister: PM to Cong in LS

  • 14:16

    "I'm thankful to the Congress and their ecosystem for creating a fuss around CAA. If they did not oppose it, the country would not have seen through their real face! Now the country has seen who stands for 'Dal' and who stands for 'Desh," said PM Modi.

  • 14:11

    "I want to tell to all 130 crore Indians that from this Bill (Citizenship Act), nocitizenwill be affected, including minorities" said Narendra Modi.

  • 14:05

    A year before the Constitution was framed, Nehru had written in a letter to Gopinath ji: You have to differentiate between Hindu Sarnarthiyon and Muslim Immigrants, says PM Modi.

  • 14:01

    The policy of driving out Hindus in Pakistan is almost complete, claims PM Modi.

  • 14:00

    Bhupendra Kumar Datta, one of the freedom fighters, fasted for 78 days in jail. When the Constitutional work was going on. Pm Modi said that Datta had said this in the Constitution: So far as this side of Pakistan is considered, the minorities are practically liquidated.

  • 13:57

    Because someone wanted to be the Prime Minister, they drew the border: PM Modi

  • 13:56

    People have seen who is for the party and who is for the nation: PM Modi

  • 13:55

  • 13:51

    Those who are talking about respect for the Constitution never even implemented it in Jammu & Kashmir for so many decades. Shashi Tharoor ji you have been the son-in-law of Jammu & Kashmir, you should have shown concern: PM Modi

  • 13:48

    Kashmir's identity was buried on Jan 19, 1990: PM Modi in reference to exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir.

  • 13:47

    There are people in this House who have suffered due to political violence in West Bengal. When they start speaking, it will make things uncomfortable for many associated with the Opposition.

  • 13:44

    Those who talked about snatching the law of living from the people will have to speak the Constitution again and again. Those who have most often brought out a proposal to change the Constitution will have to talk about saving the Constitution: PM Modi

  • 13:44

    There are people in this House who have suffered due to political violence in WB: Modi

    There are people in this House who have suffered due to political violence in West Bengal. When they start speaking, it will make things uncomfortable for many associated with the Opposition, says Modi

  • 13:43

    Who brought the emergency? Who crushed the judiciary? Who has brought the most amendments to the Constitution? Who invoked Article 356 the most? Those who have done the above work need to gain a thorough knowledge of our Constitution: PM Modi

  • 13:42

    Thousands of trucks were passing through traffic in Delhi. There was a resolution of the UPA government in 2009 to complete the peripheral expressway. He was confined to paper till 2014. After coming in 2014, we worked on mission mode and today the work is completed: PM Modi

  • 13:41

    Who brought 'remote control governance' through the National Advisory Council (NAC), which had a bigger role than the position of the Prime Minister and the PM's Office, says PM

  • 13:38

    Congress must say 'save constitution', they should say it more to realise their past mistakes: Modi

    There have been talks of 'save constitution'. I agree Congress should say this 100 times in a day. Maybe they will realize their past mistakes. Did you forget this slogan during the emergency? When state Govts were dismissed? When cabinet resolutions were torn?: Modi

  • 13:37

    From irrigation to industry, from the road to ports and from airways to water, we have taken a number of initiatives. The country has seen and seen this in the last five years only if it is re-seated here: PM Modi

  • 13:36

    Country's politics of last 70 yrs has been such that no Congress leader can be self-sufficient: PM in LS while taking dig at Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

  • 13:35

    Labour reforms need to be promoted to give push to job creation: PM in LS

  • 13:26

    Will increase my frequency of 'Surya Namaskar' so that my back becomes strong: Modi

    I heard a Congress leader say yesterday that youth will hit Modi with sticks in 6 months. I have decided that I will increase my frequency of 'Surya Namaskar' so that my back becomes so strong that it can bear the hit of so many sticks: Modi jokes

  • 13:25

    PM Modi calls opposition 'tubelight'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Rahul Gandhi makes an intervention in his speech in Lok Sabha: I was speaking for the last 30-40 minutes but it took this long for the current to reach there. Many tube lights are like this.

  • 13:21

    We have kept the fiscal deficit in check: Modi

    We have kept the fiscal deficit in check. Price rise is also under check and there is macro-economic stability. Investor confidence should increase, the country's economy should be strengthened, for this, we have also taken several steps: Modi

  • 13:17

    It is our priority to increase the income of the farmers: Modi

    It is our priority to increase the income of the farmers. Input cost is low, it is our priority. The first 7 lakh tonnes of pulses and oilseeds were procured in our country. While 100 lakh tonnes of pulses and oilseeds were procured during our tenure: PM Modi

  • 13:16

    Under the PM Fasal Bima Yojana, the farmers have paid about Rs 13,000 crore as premium. But due to losses by natural calamities, they were given about Rs 56,000 crore. Increasing the farmers' income and reducing the input cost is our primary objective: PM Modi

  • 13:14

    PM crop insurance scheme has created confidence in farmers. Under the scheme, a premium of about Rs. 13, 000 crore came from farmers. But for the loss suffered by farmers due to natural calamity, farmers received nearly 56,000 crore from this insurance scheme: Modi

  • 13:12

    Modi appeals UPA-led states to allow farmers to benefit from PM-Kisan Scheme

    Driven by politics, some states are not allowing farmers to benefit from PM-Kisan Scheme. I appeal to them, please let there be no politics in farmer welfare. We all have to work together for the prosperity of farmers of India, says Modi.

  • 13:06

    Bodo pact weighed with the scaled of politics: Modi

    It was said about the Bodo issue that it hasn't happened for the first time, we haven't also said it happened for the first time. There have been many attempts, some are still underway but whatever happened (earlier), happened keeping politics in mind, says Modi

  • 13:04

    Delhi standing at North East's doorsteps today: Modi

    In the last 5 years in the North East, Delhi, which seemed to be far away, isstanding at their doorstep today. Whether it is electricity, it is rail, it is airport, mobile connectivity, we have tried to do all this: PM Modi

  • 13:04

    We've worked on the needs of the 21st century, says PM

    We've worked on the needs of the 21st century. We've worked on electricity, rail, airports, mobile connectivity and other such facilities: PM Modi

  • 13:03

    We, instead, have tried to walk ahead with all the Indians living in the region. Ministers and leaders have regularly been there, spent time in Tier-II and Tier-III cities, and have worked for the development in the region: PM Modi

  • 13:02

    How has the situation changed for the NorthEast! It has had to wait for decades. It was ignored due to the lack of its inability to define political changes. Thus, whenever decisions were taken in the past, the region remained ignored: PM Modi

  • 13:00

    Govt schemes have been implemented due to the fast pace: PM

    If the pace was not fast, the houses of 11 crore people would not have toilets. The gas stove would not reach the house of 13 crore poor people. 2 crore new houses would not be built for the poor. Regularisation of 1,700 long-standing Delhi colonies would not have been completed: PM Modi

  • 12:59

    India has taken the path less traveled: PM

    A sense has emerged that what is the need for this govt to work with so much urgency and eagerness! We are those people who take the path less traveled. Had we taken the path trodden by Congress, problems pending for decades wouldn't have been solved!: PM Modi

  • 12:58

    India should not wait for development anymore: PM

    We want to walk a new line, devoid of the league. It's been 70 years since Independence and India should not wait for development anymore. We want to increase both the speed and scale of the work: PM Modi

  • 12:57

    The world has expectations from India, says PM

    The world has expectations from India. If we don't challenge the challenges and speed up our development, the country would probably have to face problems for a long time in the future: PM Modi

  • 12:57

    People have seen our speed of work and gave us bigger mandate in 2019: Modi

  • 12:54

    If we go according to the Congress, 50 years later, the enemy property law would have to be awaited by the country. Even after 35 years, the country had to wait for the next-generation fighter aircraft. Benami property law would not come into force after 28 years: PM Modi

  • 12:52

    If we also follow you on the path of the people, perhaps even after 70 years, article 370 would not have deviatedfrom this country, in your own way, Muslim women would still be scared of the sword of triple talaq: PM Modi

  • 12:50

    With your own thinking, Ram Janmabhoomi would still remain in controversies: Modi

    With your own thinking, Ram Janmabhoomi would still remainin controversies. If you had your own thinking, the Karatpur Sahib corridor would never have been created. If you had the own ways, your only way, the Indo-Bangladesh dispute would have never settled: PM Modi

  • 12:49

    Had we continued on the road followed by the previous Govts, Article 370 would not have been abrogated even after 70 years. Muslim women would continue to face the wrath of Triple Talaq: PM Modi

  • 12:48

    Not just changed the Govt, we have also changed their attitude: Modi

    We were asked why were we in such a hurry to do all these tasks? What was the need to perform all the work so quickly? People haven't just changed the Govt, they've also changed their attitude: PM Modi

  • 10:09

    Questions on CAA dominate all-party meet, some Opposition MPs may wear black band during President Kovind's Address

    An all-party meeting ahead of Parliament's Budget Session saw NDA ally Akali Dal mincing no words in its disagreement over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and warning the Narendra Modi government against bringing legislations that "hurt" citizens, even as parties like the BJD too joining the Opposition chorus against the controversial law.

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  • 12:46

    resident has highlighted the vision for a New India: Modi

    President has highlighted the vision for a New India. His address comes at a time when we enter the third decade of the century. President's address instills a spirit of hope and presents a roadmap for taking the country ahead in the future: Modi.

  • 12:45

    PM Modi slams Adhir Rajan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha

    Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha to PM, "Yeh to abhi trailer hai" on opposition raising 'Mahatma Gandhi amar rahe' slogans.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied, "Aapke liye Mahatma Gandhi trailer ho sakte hain, humare liye Gandhi ji zindagi hain".


  • 10:13

    Narendra Modi to reply to Motion of Thanks on President's Address

    Around 12 noon today in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address.

  • 09:37

    Congress MP Syed Naseer Hussain gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha

    Congress MP Syed Naseer Hussain has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'alleged arrest of a parent of a student at a college in Bidar, Karnataka'.

  • 12:59

    Session of Parliament will end on February 11, the announcement could have come after 8th February. Seems like BJP is worried over Delhi Elections: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM on Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces constitution of Ram Temple trust.

  • 12:58

    Congress staged walk out in Lok Sabha earlier today, demanding the release of Farooq Abdullah & other J&K leaders from detention.

  • 12:36

  • 12:32

    "There is no proposal with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to link social media profiles of users with their Aadhaar number," saysRavi Shankar Prasad in the Lok Sabha.

  • 12:18

    Ayodhya: Ram temple trust gets Cabinet nod

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced in the Lok Sabha the decision of the Union Cabinet to constitute a trust to build a temple of Lord Rama at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh in accordance with November 9, 2019 verdict of the Supreme Court.

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  • 12:14

  • 12:13

    Prime Minister's announcement in the Lok Sabha on construction of Ram Temple came just days before the state assembly polls is scheduled to take place in Delhiwhere the Bharatiya Janata Party posesa challenge to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party.

  • 12:13

    Modi also mentioned thatthe Centrehas decided that the 67.703-acreauthorized land, which has an inside and outside courtyard, wouldbe transferred to the Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra.

  • 12:13

    With the MPs of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party raising the party's signature "Jai Shri Ram" slogan, Prime Minister announced that the Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra trust would build the temple of Lord Rama in Ayodhya. He also announced that the Centre had already requested the Government of Uttar Pradesh to allot five acres of land elsewhere to the Sunni Waqf Board of the state in accordance with the Supreme Court's order.

  • 12:12

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced in the Lok Sabha the decision of the Union Cabinet to constitute a trust to build a temple of Lord Rama at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh in accordance with November 9, 2019 verdict of the Supreme Court.

  • 12:08

    Hello readers and welcome to our coverage of debates and discussion in the Parliament. Stay tuned for live updates.

  • 10:53

    Watch President's Address live:

  • 12:01

    I am satisfied that the positive results of the Namami Gange Mission started by the Government are also visible. Under this mission, work on projects worth 7 thousand crores has been completed and work is in progress on projects worth more than 21 thousand crores:President Kovind

  • 12:00

    The construction of Delhi-Meerut Expressway and Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressway has greatly facilitated the residents of Delhi and NCR:President Kovind

  • 11:57

    The country has a 21st-century modern infrastructure, it remains the hope of the poor to the middle class. To fulfill this expectation of the people, more than 100 lakh crore rupees will be invested in the next five years: President Kovind

  • 11:53

    Due to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, nearly three and a half lakh crore rupees have also been returned to banks and other institutions. Business cuts will be easier in India with the reduction of corporate tax and the enactment of the law related to the Labor Code: President Kovind

  • 11:51

    So far more than 1.25 lakh gram panchayats have been connected with high-speed broadband connectivity under the BharatNet scheme. In 2014 there were 60 thousand common service centers in rural areas of the country, today their number has increased to more than 3 lakh 65 thousand: President Kovind

  • 11:50

    Today more than 121 crore people in the country have an Aadhaar card and about 60 crore people have Rupay cards. A record 2 lakh crore rupees have been transacted through UPI in December 2019: President Kovind

  • 11:49

    Following the basic principle of "Minimum Government, Maximum Governance", several reforms have been done by the government. After recently abolishing 58 more laws, now the number of laws abolished by the government has reached around 1500 :President Kovind

  • 11:48
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  • 11:14

    Rapid development of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, protection of culture and traditions, transparent and honest administration and empowerment of democracy are among the priorities of my government:President Kovind

  • 10:47

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party leaders protest against CAA in Parliament premises as Budget Session begins on Friday. (DH Photo)