The Lok Sabha will address and vote on the demands for grants of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, as well as the Road Transport and Highways, today. The government, on Monday, rejected opposition's resolution on Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza, prompting the opposition to walkout in Rajya Sabha.
Government, Congress spar over Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue in Lok Sabha
The government cried foul against the opposition Congress party, for casting aspersions against the Speaker over the contentious issue of Leader of Opposition (LoP) post in the Lok Sabha. Speaking to the mediapersons, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said: "Congress leaders' reactions are outrageous; especially, against the speaker, which is unacceptable. The speaker is for the entire house. To cast apprehension against the speaker shows desperation of the Congress. If people did not give them even 55 seats, what can we do?." Read more
Furore in Parliament over judicial appointments
Amid furore created by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) members in Parliament for the second day running, Government on Tuesday admitted that a Supreme Court collegium during the UPA rule had recommended extension of a judge in Tamil Nadu who was under corruption cloud. "Name the DMK Minister at the Centre," shouted agitated AIADMK members who stormed the Well of the Lok Sabha as they were not satisfied with the response given by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, forcing two adjournments of the House. Read more
Lok Sabha adjourns for second time till 2 pm as AIADMK members create uproar over the issue of judicial appointments.
BJP uses Markandey Katju allegations to pursue agenda of judicial overhauling
Former Suprme Court judge Markandey Katju’s allegations in a newspaper article that three former chief justices had compromised their positions and succumed to the pressures of the executive, and elevated a 'suspect' additional judge of Madras High Court, seems to have given the BJP government a handle to pursue its proposal of overhauling the system of appointing judges. Read more
Here's the Parliament schedule for July 22, Tuesday:
1. Discussion and voting on the Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Environment and Forests
2. Discussion and voting on the Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
1. The Appropriation (Railways) No 2 Bill,2014
2. The Appropriation (Railways) No 3 Bill, 2014