17th Lok Sabha

Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be tabled in the Lok Sabha today. The union cabinet cleared both the Bills last week.

Minister of State for Social Justice Ramadas Athawale on Wednesday took jibes at Rahul Gandhi on his party's drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections saying, "I congratulate you that you got the opportunity to sit there (in the opposition benches)".

Om Birla, elected as the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. He was a legislator for three terms in his state where he was also a Parliamentary Secretary in the Vasundhara Raje government more than 15 years ago.

Senior Congress leader and West Bengal MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was on Tuesday named by the Congress as its leader in the Lok Sabha after Rahul Gandhi is understood to have declined to take charge of the post.

Sonia Gandhi, who retained the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat for the Congress, on Tuesday took oath as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha, amid desk-thumping applauds by the Opposition.

The Shiv Sena chief had visited Ayodhya in November last year and demanded the construction of a temple.

Prior to attending the maiden session of the 17th Lok Sabha, the Congress president met his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi at his residence.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath today along with other Lok Sabha members including Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.