The Parliament witnessed a stormy session on Friday as Rahul Gandhi-led Congress raised the Rafale debate in the Lok Sabha. Congress president claimed, “Dassault company’s internal emails have revealed that the Modi-led government ordered them that offset contract should only be given to Anil Ambani.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Rs 30,000 crore to Anil Ambani” In the Rajya Sabha, women MPs, cutting across party lines, nudged the BJP-led government to use its brute majority in Lok Sabha to ensure passage of a legislation providing 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament and state legislatures.
Women members spoke in favour of the legislation after Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu allowed short submissions. He converted notices from some members for a discussion into matters that could be raised during the Friday Zero Hour.
Vijila Sathyananth (AIADMK) urged the government to bring the bill and ensure its passage it in Lok Sabha.”You have enormous majority” to pass the legislation, she said. Read More