Lok Sabha

Missing in action: Parliament is logjammed but real democratic problem is in state legislatures which meet much less

Parliament in Session

Explaining the need for promulgating ordinances for reforms in insurance and coal block allocations, finance minister Arun Jaitley blamed the stand-off in Rajya Sabha, arguing that the country cannot wait if one of the houses of Parliament “waits indefinitely”. At a time when the opposition dominated Upper House has become a fail-safe vantage point for […..]

Parliamentarians stall delimitation process

If the Delimitation Commission had been allowed to complete its work, Union Minister Vijay Goel’s Chandni Chowk constituency would have been merged with the constituency of Sadar by the end of the year, forcing him to nurse a much larger constituency just before the next general election. It’s a prospect that clearly scares most politicians. […..]

Lok Sabha MPs Irked Over Laptop Issue

Parliament is getting ready to cruise the information superhighway. Whether it’s surfing the internet or staying online with their constituencies, MPs can now do all that with their brand new laptops. Some Members of Parliament have no problems admitting that they may need a lot more training before becoming citizens of the electronic age. “What […..]