LS Adjourned, Cong Supports Om Birla’s Candidature as Speaker
The Lok Sabha will have 30 sittings and the Rajya Sabha 27 sittings between 17 June to 26 July.
The Lok Sabha will have 30 sittings and the Rajya Sabha 27 sittings between 17 June to 26 July.(Photo: The Quint/Arnica Kala)

LS Adjourned, Cong Supports Om Birla’s Candidature as Speaker

The second day of the 17th Lok Sabha saw heckling, slogan raising and heated exchanges. TMC MPs were accosted by chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ , while slogans of ‘Mandir Wahi Banayenge’ were raised as Sakshi Maharaj took oath.

SP’s Shafiqur Rahman objected to saying ‘Vande Mataram’ claiming it is against the tenets of Islam, while Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM chanted "Jai Bheem, Jai Meem, Takbeer Allahu Akbar, Jai Hind" in response to the ruling side’s slogans.

The presiding officer directed that no slogans will go on record. The next session will begin at 11 am, 19 June.

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  • Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, among others, took oath as members of the 17th Lok Sabha
  • 313 MPs took oath of duty during the first session of the Parliament
  • The Lok Sabha will have 30 sittings and the Rajya Sabha 27 sittings between 17 June to 26 July
  • The Speaker will be elected on 19 June and on the day after, 20 June, the president will address a joint sitting of both Houses
  • The Budget will be presented on 5 July by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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PM Modi Chairs All-Party Meet Ahead of First Session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chairing an all-party meeting on the eve of the first session, invited heads of all parties to a meeting on 19 June who have an MP either in the Lower House or the Rajya Sabha to discuss the "one nation, one election" issue.

The meeting will also discuss the issue of celebrations of 75 years of India's Independence in 2022 and 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary this year, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.

Modi also invited all MPs from both houses of Parliament for a dinner on 20 June where they will interact freely and exchange views.

"Both these are initiatives are aimed to build 'esprit de corps' among members of all parties in Parliament," Joshi said.

Noting that there are many new faces in this Lok Sabha, Modi said the first session of the Lower House of Parliament should begin with "fresh zeal and new thinking".

J&K Polls, Farm Distress, Unemployment Dominate Oppn Agenda at All-Party Meet

A day before the Budget session of Parliament, the Congress on Sunday, 16 June, raised with the government issues of unemployment, farmers distress, drought, and press freedom, while also calling for early conduct of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

At an all-party meeting called by the government, the opposition parties demanded discussion on all such issues in Parliament, with the Congress asserting that it is still a "fight of ideologies".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress lawmakers Adhir Ranjan Choudhary, K Suresh, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and TMC leader Derek O'Brien were present at the meeting.

The Opposition also strongly raised the issue of women's reservation bill with Trinamool Congress leaders Sudip Bandyopadhyay and O'Brien asserting that the bill be listed and passed in the current session of Parliament.

The Opposition also flagged concerns over weakening of federalism and asserted that "deliberately targeting of states is unacceptable".

Women and Child Development Ministry Plans to Introduce Bill to Amend JJ Act

The Union Women and Child Development Ministry plans to move a bill in the Parliament which amends the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, reported Hindustan Times.

The proposed amendment aims at widening the district magistrate’s role when it comes to overseeing and monitoring the implementation of adoption process.

PM Has Guided Us to Work for Nation: Prahlad Joshi

Ahead of the Parliament session, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said, “As per mandate, ruling party and Opposition hold a role to play for the country. Prime Minister has guided us to work together for nation. We all are making the efforts to achieve the same.”

Virendra Kumar Takes Oath as Protem Speaker

BJP MP Virendra Kumar takes oath as the Protem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

With New MPs, New Aspirations and Determine to Serve Comes: PM Modi

Just before the first session of the Parliament after the 2019 polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to welcome the new Members of parliament.

Role of Active Opposition is Important, Says Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said an active Opposition is important in a parliamentary democracy and they need not bother about their numbers but speak actively and participate in House proceedings.

Speaking to the media ahead of the commencement of the 17th Lok Sabha, Modi said he is hopeful that this session will be productive.

“The role of an Opposition and an active Opposition is important in a parliamentary democracy. The Opposition need not bother about their numbers. I hope they speak actively and participate in House proceedings,” he said.

PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Take Oath of Duty

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh take oath as the members of the 17th Lok Sabha.

Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Chemical and Fertilisers Minister D V Sadanand Gowda, Smriti Irani, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Ravi Shankar Prasad also took oath.

Dr Harsh Vardhan Takes Oath in Sanskrit

Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan, Sripad Naik and Ashwini Chaubey were amongst those who took oath in Sanskrit.

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya Arrives in Lok Sabha

First-time BJP MP Tejashvi Surya arrived at the Parliament and said, “It’s a great institution which has shaped country’s past, present and future. I am entering it with lot of gratitude for people who’ve elected me and also with sense of idealism to ensure Bharat Mata reaches pinnacle of glory which it's destined to do.”

MPs Chant 'Jai Shri Ram' as Debhashree Chaudhuri Rises to Take Oath

MPs chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ as BJP MP and Minister of State for Women and Child Development Debashree Chaudhuri stood up to take oath.

Kamal Nath and His Son Arrive at Parliament

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and his son Nakul Nath arrive at the Parliament. Nakul Nath has been elected as MP from Chhindwara.

Congress MP From Kerala Takes Oath in Hindi

A Congress MP from Kerala, Kodikunnil Suresh, surprised everyone by taking oath in Hindi as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha.

The Kerala MP's move was welcomed by the House with loud thumping of desks.

Suresh was the second member to take oath after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The oath was administered by pro tem Speaker Virendra Singh.

House Adjourned Till 2 pm

Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm.

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir Takes Oath

East Delhi MP and BJP leader Gautam Gambhir takes oath of duty as the first session of the Parliament began today.

North West Delhi MP Hans Raj Hans, New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, North East Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari also took oath.

Rahul Gandhi to Take Oath in the Afternoon

Congress President Rahul Gandhi shared on Twitter that he will begin his journey as a Member of Parliament for the further term in the Parliament by taking oath in the afternoon.

Gandhi had been the MP from Amethi, a seat he lost to BJP’s Smriti Irani in this term. Gandhi is the MP from Wayanad in Kerala.

Farooq Abdullah Takes Oath

Jammu and Kashmir National Congress’ Farooq Abdullah took oath of duty today.

BJP's Vishnu Dayal Ram, Jayant Sinha Take Oath

BJP MP Vishnu Dayal Ram took oath of duty which was followed by BJP's Jayant Sinha oath as the first day of Parliament began today.

BJP MP from Uttara Kannada Anant Kumar Hegde Takes Oath

BJP MP from Uttara Kannada and former Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde takes oath.

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya Takes Oath

Tejasvi Surya, one of the youngest BJP MPs, took oath of duty today.

Rahul Gandhi Takes Oath

Congress President and Congress MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi took oath of duty on Monday. This comes after his absence was questioned in the morning.

He had earlier tweeted that he will be taking oath this afternoon.

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur Takes Oath

BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur took oath of duty on Monday.

AIMIM MP Imtiyaz Jaleel Takes Oath

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's Imtiyaz Jaleel took oath of duty as MP of Aurangabad on Monday.

Om Birla Likely to Be NDA's Nominee for LS Speaker's Post

BJP MP Om Birla is likely to be NDA's nominee for Lok Sabha Speaker's post, PTI reported quoting sources on Tuesday, 18 June.

Actor-Turned-Politician Sunny Deol Takes Oath

Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, who is the BJP MP from Gurdaspur, took oath of duty in English on the second day of 17th Lok Sabha.

Congress' Manish Tiwari, Ravneet Singh Takes Oath

Congress MP Manish Tiwari from Anandpur Sahib took oath in Punjabi on Tuesday.

It was followed by oath of duty from Ravneet Singh, Congress MP from Ludhiana and Fatehgarh Sahib’s Amar Singh.

Party’s MP from Faridkot Mohammad Sadique also took oath.

Sukhbir Singh Badal Takes Oath

Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP from Ferozpur, took oath of duty. He is the president of Shiromani Akali Dal.

AAP's Bhagwant Mann Takes Oath

AAP’s Bhagwant Mann, MP from Sangrur, took oath of duty on second day of Parliament.

BJP MP Sumedhanand Saraswati Takes Oath

BJP MP from Rajasthan's Sikar Sumedhanand Saraswati took oath.

BJP MP Om Birla Takes Oath

Om Birla, BJP MP from Kota took oath of duty.

BJP MP from Udaipur Arjunlal Meena also took the oath of duty. Other BJP MPs Devji Mansingram Patel from Jalore and PP Chaudhary from Rajasthan's Pali were among other leaders to take oath.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Takes Oath

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took oath of duty on the second day of 17th Lok Sabha.

Tharoor won the general elections on Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram seat.

DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran Takes Oath

DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran, who won from Chennai Central, took the oath of duty.

G. Selvam, DMK MP from Kancheepuram also took the oath.

DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi Takes Oath

DMK MP from Thoothukudi Kanimozhi Karunanidhi took oath of duty on Tuesday.

Asaduddin Owaisi Takes Oath

AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi, as he stepped up to take his oath of duty, was met slogans of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Vande Mataram'.

Owaisi, amid the chants, ended his oath with Jai bheem, Jai Meem, Takbeer Allah hu Akbar, Jai Hind."

Mulayam Singh Yadav Takes Oath

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav took oath of duty on Tuesday.

Lok Sabha Adjourned

The proceedings of the 17th Lok Sabha have been adjourned till 2 pm.

BJP MP Kirron Kher Takes Oath

After the second day of 17th Lok Sabha resumed, BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher took the oath of duty in Hindi.

Azam Khan Takes Oath

Samajwadi Party MP Mohammad Azam Khan took oath of duty on Tuesday.

BJP MP Hema Malini Takes Oath

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini took oath of duty. She is a MP from Mathura.

BJP MP from Unnao Swami Sakshi Maharaj also took the oath.

Sonia Gandhi Takes Oath Amidst Table-Thumping

Congress’ Sonia Gandhi, who won from Raebareli, took the oath of duty on Tuesday in Hindi. amidst table thumping by the ruling party’s MPs to which she didn’t respond.

BJP MP Maneka Gandhi also took the oath.

BJP's Ravi Kishan Takes Oath

BJP’s candidate from Gorakhpur and actor Ravindra Shyamnarayan Shukla popularly known as Ravi Kishan, took the oath of duty on Tuesday.

Praveen Kumar Nishad, founder of the NISHAD Party also took oath.

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav Takes Oath

President of the Samajwadi Party and former CM of UP, Akhilesh Yadav, took the oath of duty in Hindi on Tuesday. He won the Azamgarh seat.

Anupriya Patel of Apna Dal (Sonelal), former Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare, also took oath.

MPs From West Bengal Take Oath Amidst Chants Of 'Jai Shri Ram'

Members of Parliament from West Bengal took the oath of duty amidst chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ from other MPs present in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Congress Lok Sabha Leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Takes Oath

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who was apponted Congress’s leader in Lok Sabha after Rahul Gandhi refused the post, took the oath of duty as an MP on Tuesday.

Sudip Bandyopadhyay, TMC's leader in Lok Sabha, Takes Oath

Sudip Bandyopadhyay, TMC's parliamentary party leader in the Lok Sabha, took the oath of duty on Tuesday.

Slogans of 'Mandir Vahin Banaenge' Raised as Sakshi Maharaj Takes Oath

As BJP’s Sakshi Maharaj took oath, slogans of 'Mandir Vahin Banaenge' (We will build a temple there alone), were raised.

The slogans refer to the demolition of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Sakshi Maharaj is an outspoken proponent of the demolition and the replacement of the mosque with a temple.

'Even Modi Isn't This Popular': TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee Responds to LS Uproar

TMC's Abhishek Banerjee was accosted by slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram' as he took the oath of duty on the second day of Lok Sabha. He reponded by saying, 'Thank you, even Modi isn't this popular.'

SP's Shafiqur Rahman Objects to 'Vande Mataram' Slogan, Says it is Against Islam

Samajwadi Party’s Shafiqur Rahman objected to saying ‘Vande Mataram’ as he took oath of duty, claiming it is un-Islamic. This drew protests from members of treasury benches who demanded an apology from him.

Cong, UPA Allies to Support Om Birla's Candidature as Lok Sabha Speaker

The Congress and the UPA allies have decided to support the candidature of Om Birla as the Speaker of Lok Sabha, party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said Tuesday but remained silent on the issue of Deputy Speaker, reported PTI.

Birla, a BJP MP from Kota-Bundi seat in Rajasthan, is all set to be elected unopposed on Wednesday when the motion seeking his election is moved in Lok Sabha.

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