Parliament Logjam Part 6: Waning legislative influence, lack of clear mission flags need to redefine Rajya Sabha's functioning
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Parliament Logjam Part 6: Waning legislative influence, lack of clear mission flags need to redefine Rajya Sabha’s functioning

The recently concluded Budget Session of Parliament was, by all accounts, the least productive in at least a decade, marked by protest, adjournment, and very little constructive debate, let alone passage of bills.  Firstpost will examine, by way of a multi-part series spread across a six-week span, the reasons why the Parliamentary process in particular, and […]

Naidu Empowered With Decision Of Disqualification Of JD's Leaders
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Naidu Empowered With Decision Of Disqualification Of JD’s Leaders

Chairman of the upper House is qualified and empowered to take a decision on disqualification. Naidu’s decision seems influenced by precedents of privileges committee taking long to decide on disqualifications. Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has decided against referring the disqualification case of rebel Janata Dal (U) leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar to the privileges committee and will take a […]

Rajya Sabha
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Election For 3 Rajya Sabha Seats In Gujarat

The poll for three Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat has assumed all the proportions of a national election, thanks to the fierce contest anticipated between the Congress’s Ahmed Patel and his former party colleague Balwantsinh Rajput, who skipped to the BJP last month. Here’s a 10-point guide to navigating all the twists and turns in […]