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Union Ministers Amit Shah and Smriti Irani leave after BJP's parliamentary party meet | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In pictures: Politicians pay tribute to Indira Gandhi & BJP’s parliamentary party meet

Union ministers Amit Shah, JP Nadda, S Jaishankar, Nirmala Sitharaman and Smiriti Irani were among the BJP leaders who attended the parliamentary party meet.
Venkaiah Naidu along with a Rajya Sabha marsha

Rajya Sabha marshals get new uniform as 250th session begins

The new winter uniform of the Rajya Sabha marshals is royal blue, while their summer attire will be an all-white outfit.
A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

Parliamentary committees — the ‘mini Parliaments’ that vet legislation and policy changes

Modi govt has set up parliamentary committees after being slammed in the budget session, which saw a record number of bills being passed, by bypassing these panels.
Gautam Gambhir

Jalebi or not, why MPs, including Gautam Gambhir, don’t have it easy

People had voted to elect Modi, and MPs were just a medium.
A view of the Lok Sabha during Winter Session of Parliament

Shashi Tharoor: Next Parliament session will again see Modi govt propose, opposition oppose

Most MPs only study the bills they speak on; the rest vote as per what their party whips demand. This is nothing but a travesty of the parliamentary process.
Home Minister Amit Shah looks at the 'Hindi Divas Samaroh' in New Delhi, September | PTI

Amit Shah will soon overshadow Modi to emerge as BJP govt’s main voice

Amit Shah will not become a threat to the popularity of Modi. But as PM, Modi has limits, the Home Minister does not.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | File photo: PIB

Legislative authoritarianism – that’s how Modi govt bulldozed Article 370: Shashi Tharoor

By focusing on its goal of ending “one country, two Constitutions, two flags”, the Modi government has played fast and loose with rule of law.
Amit Shah

The genesis of Kashmir issue or its resolution is not located in Article 370

Parliament cannot function as J&K legislature to dismember the state and its identity.
TMC MP Derek O'Brien

Are we delivering pizzas, critiques TMC MP Derek O’Brien on speedy passage of bills

The Trinamool Congress MP said the way the bills were being passed amounted to a mockery of Parliament and was the government's way of smothering the Opposition.

Not just Modi’s museum for PMs, Indian MPs need archives and oral histories too

Beyond leaders’ speeches, there’s not much of parliamentary history. For instance, what was the mood in Lok Sabha when Vajpayee lost confidence motion by one vote?

On Camera

File image of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | Wikimedia Commons

China’s on India’s side in Pangong, Hot Springs. ‘Difference in perception’ line suits it

China has, over the years, specialised in salami slicing. In Sept 2017, then Army chief Bipin Rawat had cautioned that China was silently taking over territory.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.