The BJP on its own is still 31 short of the halfway mark of 123 in the Upper House, but with allies JD(U), which has five members, and Ramdas Athawale of the Republican Party of India, the NDA tally stands at 98.
Ramdas Athawale tests positive for COVID19: Athawale on Monday attended an event in Mumbai to induct actress Payal Ghosh into the Republican Party of India (A).
11 Rajya Sabha members including Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav are among 11 members from Uttar Pradesh are retiring on November 25.
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh on Sunday issued a clarification on the reports of violation of rules during the passage of Farm Bills through voice vote last week.
"Before beginning of Monsoon Session, the MPs were briefed about Covid-19 precautionary measures by AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria on September 13 and September 14," Speaker Om Birla informed.
Rajya Sabha members who are retiring in Nov 2020 include Hardeep Singh Puri, Neeraj Shekhar and Arun Singh of BJP, Samajwadi Party leaders Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav and Javed Ali Khan, Raj Babbar of Congress, Veer Singh of BSP.
The Congress and other parties had boycotted the proceedings of the House on Tuesday following the suspension of eight MPs and the demand to revoke the farm Bills.
Azad said the Opposition members will meet President Ram Nath Kovind regarding Farmers' Bill and tell him that there was no division of votes during the passage of Bills.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that since 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries and Rs 517.82 crores have been spent on them in total.
Tax notice to Sharad Pawar: Replyin to notice, the NCP chief retorted, 'they love some people'. He also showed solidarity with suspended RS MPs by observing a one-day fast.