#Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi at Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Trivedi announced his resignation from the Rajya Sabha on Friday, saying he feels suffocated in the House as he is unable to do anything

  • TMC's chief whip said that Dinesh Trivedi's name was not mentioned in the list of speakers
  • TMC said that Trivedi took the "House for a ride"
  • Trivedi had resigned from Rajya Sabha on Friday

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Former TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi at Parliament during the ongoing Budget Session in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

  • Dinesh Trivedi quit his Rajya Sabha seat on Friday
  • I am grateful to my party that it has sent me here, but now I feel a little suffocated: Trivedi
  • There are reports that the former MP will join BJP

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Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman addressing members of the Rajya Sabha during her reply to the issues raised by the Opposition on the Union Budget 2021. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman said that Opposition leaders create false narratives on the government
  • She said that 800 million people were provided free foodgrains and 80 million people were given free cooking gas
  • Sitharaman said that the Budget is looking at maintaining sustainable economic growth in the medium term

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Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi said on Friday that he was resigning from Rajya Sabha. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Dinesh Trivedi said he felt suffocated for not being able to do anything regarding violence in West Bengal
  • "My soul tells me that if you can't do anything sitting here, then you must resign," he said
  • Trivedi said he would continue to work for the people of West Bengal

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh gives his statement at Lok Sabha on the prolonged India-China stand off in eastern Ladakh. (PTI Photo)

  • "Our objective was to effect disengagement and maintain status quo along the LAC so as to restore peace and tranquillity"
  • Our Armed Forces responded to challenges by unilateral Chinese action: Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha
  • "India has told China that both sides will follow all the agreements made by them"

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday briefed the Rajya Sabha on the situation along the LAC in eastern Ladakh. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India and China have agreed on disengagement at the north and south banks of Pangong Lake, Rajnath Singh said
  • Both countries will remove forward deployments in a "phased, coordinated and verified manner," he said
  • "China is also aware of our resolve to protect the sovereignty of the country," Singh said in the Rajya Sabha

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • PM Modi turned emotional several times in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday while bidding farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad
  • Modi said that as CMs of J&K and Gujarat, both of them kept in touch with each other
  • "It was partly in response to Tikait's tears," Tharoor said, referring to farmer leader Rakesh Tikait emotional appeal

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Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told the Rajya Sabha that no civilian had any prior knowledge about the abrogation of Article 370. (Screengrab: YouTube/Rajya Sabha TV)

  • Article 370 was revoked on August 5, 2019
  • Recently, WhatsApp chats between journalist Arnab Goswami and former BARC CEO Partho Das Gupta were leaked
  • These alleged chats showed that Goswami knew when the Article 370 abrogation discussion would happen

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Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad rose to speak for the last time in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad has been in Parliament since 1980 for two terms in the Lok Sabha and five in the Rajya Sabha
  • His political journey started in 1973 with the Block Congress Committee in Bhalessa, in Doda
  • "I have always felt heaven is India. I was born after Independence," he said in his retirement speech

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday spoke in Parliament about glacier burst in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. (Photo Credit: ScreenGrab-YouTube/RSTV)

  • As on Monday evening, 20 people were killed, six wounded and 197 were missing, Amit Shah said in the Rajya Sabha
  • Those missing include 139 workers from NTPC’s hydel project, 46 from the Rishi Ganga project and 12 villagers
  • Search and rescue operation was underway for those trapped in a tunnel of NTPC., the Minister said