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Parliament LIVE: PM Hails Ambedkar at Joint Session to Mark Constitution Day, Oppn Protests Outside House – News18, News18.com


Parliament LIVE: Sparks are expected to fly in Parliament today after Opposition parties decided to boycott the joint sitting called to commemorate Constitution Day and instead hold a protest against the political developments in Maharashtra, which saw the BJP return to power in a midnight coup aided by NCP supremo Sharad Pawar’s nephew Ajit. The Congress, Left parties, NCP, TMC, RJD, TDP and DMK have planned a joint protest at the Ambedkar statue inside the Parliament complex. In a rare move, the Shiv Sena – erstwhile ally of the BJP – too said they would not attend the joint sitting.

Opposition parties will hold a joint meeting in the morning and take a final call on the boycott of the ‘Constitution Day’ function. This is aimed at presenting a united opposition in the wake of the Maharashtra logjam, sources said.

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Nov 26, 2019

12: 57 pm (IST)

While inthe upper house, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill , 2019 will be moved by Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot and the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be moved by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

                        

                                                    

(Nov) , 2019

12: 56 pm (IST)

On the seventh day of the winter session of Parliament, several bills are scheduled to be tabled in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today:

In the lower house,Bills including the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition) of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorized Colonies (Bill, 2019, the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019, the Industrial Relations Code, 2019, the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019, and the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019 will be taken up for discussion.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

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Speaking about the Opposition boycott of the joint session of Parliament, former PM Manmohan Singh says that the demonstrations serve as a reminder to people that constitutional norms are being violated by the present establishment.

Former Prime Minister & Congress leader Dr. Manmohan Singh on Opposition boycotting joint session of Parliament on# ConstitutionDay: It is not a disservice to the Constitution. It’s reminder to everyone that the constitutional norms are being violated by the present establishmentpic.twitter .com / 9yH8r0p7Jt

– ANI (@ANI) (November) , 2019

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

12: 21 pm (IST)

President ram Nath Kovind says, “It was in 2015, the 125 th birth anniversary year of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar that the Govt of India decided to celebrate Nov 26, as’ Constitution Day ‘every year. This is a commendable initiative to reiterate our gratitude to the chief architect of our Constitution. The’ Constitution of India ‘lies at the foundation of the world’s largest democracy. This is the supreme law in the country’s democratic framework and it continuously guides us in our endeavors. “

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

11: am (IST)

Congress MP Hussain Dalwai has given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over ‘Government formation in Maharashtra by unconstitutional means’.

                        

                                                    

(Nov) , 2019

11: 44 am (IST)

The Congress on Constitution Day said it resolved to save the soul of the Constitution by not allowing it to be mortgaged to an “autocratic government blinded by the insatiable lust for power”.

                                                    

(Nov) , 2019

11: 35 am (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India has strengthened and empowered its democracy in the last 70 years. Addressing members of both Houses of Parliament in the Central Hall of Parliament House, he also said that while November 26 is a happy occasion as India celebrates Constitution Day, it also reminds of the Mumbai terror attacks that took place on this day in 2008. “I pay tributes to those killed in the Mumbai terror attacks,” he said.

                        

                                                    

(Nov) , 2019

11: 31 am (IST)

The opposition parties are protesting outside Parliament against what they call “murder of democracy”.

                                                    

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Fresh visuals from outside Parliament building where Sonia Gandhi is reading a copy of the Indian Constitution in front of Ambedkar’s statue where the Opposition leaders are gathered to hold an agitation against the government.

# WATCH# ConstitutionDay: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi reads a copy of Indian Constitution in front of the Ambedkar Statue in the Parliament. Leaders of Opposition parties are protesting in Parliament premises today, opposing govt formation in Maharashtra by BJP.pic.twitter.com/5QQiN7TMvh

— ANI (@ANI) (November) , 2019

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

11: 26 am (IST)

“India has strengthened and empowered its democracy in the last 70 years, “says PM Modi at the Central Hall of Parliament on Constitution Day , as he goes on to pay his tributes to India’s first Law Minister Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who played a pivotal role in the drafting of the Indian Constitution.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

11: 20 am (IST)

With the joint session underway, Opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi, former PM & Congress leader Manmohan Singh and Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant, hold a protest in front of the Ambedkar Statue in Parliament against what they call “the murder of democracy” in Maharashtra.

Delhi: Leaders of Opposition parties, including Congress’ Sonia Gandhi, former PM & Congress leader Manmohan Singh and Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant, hold a protest in front of the Ambedkar Statue in Parliament.https://t.co/vjsVAUcg1Fpic.twitter.com/3qM3m7NGvI

— ANI (@ANI) (November) , 2019

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

11: 17 am (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his address to Parliamenton Constitution Day by remembering the victims of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. In one of the deadliest terror attacks in India’s history, 166 people were killed and over 300 injured when 10 heavily-armed terrorists from Pakistan created mayhem in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.

                        

                                                    

(Nov) , 2019

11: 02 am (IST)

The Joint Session of Parliament called on the occasion of ‘Constitution Day’ commences.

                        

                                                    

(Nov) , 2019

10: 55 am (IST)

Sonia Gandhi, who is leading the protest against the “murder of democracy” in Maharashtra and the Opposition boycott of the joint session in Parliament today, says, “We are celebrating in our own way, the right way. “12 Parties, along with some Independent members will assemble below the statue of BR Ambedkar to protest against the situation in Maharashtra today.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

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We are confident that we will win the Floor Test,” says Congress president Sonia Gandhi after the Supreme Court orders Floor Test in the Maharashtra assembly to be held tomorrow before 5 pm. The proceedings shall be live telecast.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

10: 22 am (IST)

Opposition Confirms Boycott of Joint Sesssion |The Opposition, after holding talks today, has decided to boycott the ‘Constitution Day’ joint session in parliament. K Suresh of the Congress, while announcing the decision says that it has been made because the government is bypassing the Constitution. “In the latest situation in Maharashtra, they are disrespecting Indian Constitution,” he adds.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

10: 12 am (IST)

Opoosition Meet Underway |Opposition parties are currently holding a joint meeting to take a final call on the boycott of the ‘Constitution Day’ function. This is aimed at presenting a united opposition in the wake of Maharashtra developments. The government is celebrating ‘Constitution Day’ or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ in the Central Hall of Parliament to mark the 70 th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the MPs on the occasion.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

9: 08 am (IST)

Maha Matter in SC Today |In a crucial hearing, the Supreme Court today will decide on a petition challenging the surprise government formation by the BJP in Maharashtra. The top court on Monday, after an 80 – minute hearing, said it would give a decision today on the petition filed by the newly formed Congress, Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party combine, which claimed it has the numbers needed to form government. On Monday, the center argued that Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invited Devendra Fadnavis to form government based on a letter showing the support of 170 MLAs, including all 54 of the NCP of Ajit Pawar, who was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

8: 59 am (IST)

PM Modi to Address Parliament Today |Both PM Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind are slated to address a joint session of Parliament on November 26. Besides, the Bharatiya Janata Party will organize a 10 – day long program on the occasion.

                        

                                                    

(Nov) , 2019

8: 56 am (IST)

What is Constitution Day |Constitution day was first celebrated in 2015 as a mark of tribute to India’s first Law Minister Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who played a pivotal role in the drafting of the Indian Constitution. The declaration regarding the same was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11, 2015, while laying the foundation stone of Statue of Equality in Mumbai.

– November 26, which was earlier celebrated as Law Day, marks the day when India had adopted its Constitution back in 1949, more than two years after attaining independence from the British rule. The Constitution came into effect next year on 26 January, 1950, so as to commemorate the pledge of Purna Swaraj, passed in the Lahore session of the Congress on this day in 1930.

                        

                                                    

(Nov) , 2019

8: (am (IST)

Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar said the MPs met Sonia Gandhi and conveyed to her that the party will be with the opposition in its protest against the developments in Maharashtra. Sena MPs Arvind Sawant, who had recently quit from the Union Cabinet amid the political developments in Maharashtra, Rahul Shewale and Anil Desai also visited with Kirtikar.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26,

8: 40 am (IST)

Opposition Likely to Boycott Joint Session |Some opposition parties led by the Congress are likely to boycott the joint sitting and will hold a protest against the political developments in Maharashtra. The Congress, Left parties, NCP, TMC, RJD, TDP and DMK have planned a joint protest at the Ambedkar statue inside the Parliament complex. Shiv Sena MPs met Sonia Gandhi and has extended support to the protests.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

8: 37 am (IST)

Maha Drama Continues |After yesterdays’ debacle, Opposition protests are likely to spillover the joint session at the Parliament today as the Supreme Court delivers its judgment at 10. 30 am on the plea filed by the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress combine against the Maharashtra governor’s decision to swear-in Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister, demanding for an immediate floor test.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

8: 34 am (IST)

‘Stop Murder of Democracy’ |Pandemonium followed when Congress MPs Hibi Eden and TN Prathapan were spotted holding a banner that read “Stop murder of democracy” inside the Lok Sabha. The Speaker asked them to remove the banner but they did not oblige. This prompted the Speaker to order the marshals to remove them from the House. This followed a fistfight of the Congress MPs with the House marshals.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019

8: 34 am (IST)

Opposition’s Uproar in Parliament |Yesterday’s proceedings at both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were marked with squabbles and uproar as a heated Opposition led persistent protests against the ongoing developments in Maharashtra. While a section of Congress MPs clashed with Lok Sabha marshals after the Speaker ordered them to be removed from the House, party president Sonia Gandhi led protests in Parliament premises. She dubbed the events as the ‘murder of democracy’ – words that were echoed by her son and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha – who made his first appearance this winter session.

                        

                                                    

Nov 26, 2019(8) (am) IST)

Joint Session on Constitution Day |Both Houses will convene today for a joint session at Parliament on the occasion of Constitution Day after Opposition MP’s brouhaha against the BJP’s dramatic comeback in Maharashtra forced the speakers to adjourn yesterday’s sitting.

                        

                                                    


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