A special five-day session of the parliament begins today with a discussion on the parliament’s journey of 75 years. Eight bills are listed for this current ongoing session. The sitting will shift to the new parliament building on Tuesday after a function in the central hall of the current building. A special session was also held when India completed 50 years of Independence. On 15 August 1997, a midnight session was convened.
The five-day session of the parliament began with Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla addressing the house. Mr Birla began his address by lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘visionary’ leadership for the success of the G20 Summit. He also congratulated the nation for successfully conducting the G20 summit in the country.
The Parliament session will end on Friday.
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- This Parliament saw a party with just four MPs sitting in power, while the party with more than 100 MPs sat in opposition
- Celebrations everywhere when Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand carved out; but creation of Telangana left bitter memories
- We are fortunate to be part of a moment that links past with future
- I am confident that as we enter new Parliament building, we will go there with new hope and confidence
- When this Parliament lost three serving PMs — Nehru ji, Shastri ji and Indira ji — they were given fitting tribute
- From Nehru to Shastri to Vajpayee, this Parliament has seen several leaders presenting their vision of India
- Over 7,500 members have so far contributed to both Houses; about 600 women MPs have enhanced dignity of both Houses
- It is this Parliament where Pandit Nehru spoke at ‘stroke of midnight hour’ which continues to inspire everyone
- We have taken many significant decisions here, like Article 370. “One Nation, One Tax” or GST, One Rank One Pension
- This House also witnessed ‘cash for votes’ scam during the tenure of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
- It is this august house that has seen active contribution from members aged 25 as well as those aged 93
- Post-Independence, many expressed doubts about country’s success; but the power of this Parliament proved naysayers wrong
- Biggest achievement of 75 years of this House is the ever-growing trust of the people in Parliament
- The light of the first dawn of Amritkaal, a new faith in the nation, new confidence, new enthusiasm, new dreams, new resolutions and new strength of the nation is filling it.
- Today the achievements of Indians are being discussed everywhere with pride.
- Number of women MPs may have been low earlier, but gradually their representation, contribution increasing: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
- It is time to remember inspirational moments associated with this Parliament building before we move to new premises
- It is true that the decision to construct this building was taken by foreign rulers but we can never forget and can proudly say that the toil, the hard work and the money that went into the construction was that of my countrymen
- Even though we will move to a new building.
- But this old building will also always inspire the coming generations.
- I congratulate the scientists of the country over the successful launch of chandrayaan-3.
- The G20 success is the country’s success, and not that of any individual. India will remember that under its presidency African Union officially joined the G20.
- PM Modi’s ‘vision and guidance’ led to consensus on even sensitive issues in the New Delhi Declaration issued by G20 leaders
- India emerged as voice of peace and restraint in the world during G20 Summit
- Parliament proceedings will shift to new building from September 19
Lok Sabha session begins amid uproar by opposition parties
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrive at the Parliament
Leaders of the opposition INDIA bloc met at Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge’s Office in the parliament today. Their meeting ahead of the special five-day parliament session that’s going to begin at 11 am today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak in Lok Sabha during the special session today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the special parliament session beginning today may be “small in duration but big on occasion” and “historic decisions” will be taken during it. He also praised the success of Chandrayaan-3 mission. Here’s the full video:
– NDTV (@ndtv) September 18, 2023
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs protesting at the Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex against the arrest of party chief and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in a corruption case. “Chandrababu Naidu has been arrested in an illegal manner. His arrest is illegal. We demand his immediate release. We will raise this issue in the parliament,” TDP MP Rammohan Reddy told NDTV.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Laxmikant Vajpayee. Sudhanshu Trivedi, Radhamohan Das Agarwal, Rakesh Singh, Locket Chatterjee, and Arun Shaw are among the BJP leaders who will be speaking in the parliament during the special session that begins today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak around 11:15 am in Lok Sabha.
INDIA Bloc Leaders’ Meet At Mallikarjun Kharge’s Office In Parliament At 10 am
Leaders of the opposition INDIA bloc will meet at Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge’s Office in the parliament at 10 am to discuss their strategy ahead of the special five-day parliament session that’s going to begin at 11 am today.
“We have communicated our agenda. The opposition keeps asking what will happen tomorrow and day after. We have made the agenda clear from our side at the all-party meeting. Now what can we do if they keep imagining things?”
Pralhad Joshi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister
Parliament Session LIVE: PM Modi To Speak In Lok Sabha At 11:15 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak in Lok Sabha at around 11:15 am. Both the Houses will convene today for a five-day special session that will begin with a discussion on the journey of 75 years of the Parliament. Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman too will speak on the topic in their respective houses, besides other speakers. BJP’s senior leader Piyush Goyal is expected to speak on this in the Rajya Sabha.
The list of eight bills given to the opposition by the government in Sunday’s all-party meeting does not feature the controversial bill for the appointment of top election officers, sources said. The meeting was held on the eve of the five-day special session of the parliament. Sources in the government said they are considering amending the bill — the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address mediapersons at the Parliament complex at 10:30 am, ahead of the special session that begins today. The proceedings in both the houses will start at 11 am with a discussion on the journey of 75 years of the Parliament. From the Constituent Assembly till now – achievements, experiences, memories and lessons – everything will be discussed. Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman will be the first speakers in their respective houses, followed by the government side. PM Modi will also speak on the topic in Lok Sabha.