Notification issued for elections to 3 Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha

Mar 07, 2018, 00:06
Notification issued for elections to 3 Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha

Earlier, the Lok Sabha could not transact Question Hour and the moment obituary references with regard to former Members of the House was made and a brief silence observed, MPs belonging to Telegu Desam Party, Trinamool Congress and others trooped into the well of the House, raising slogans. Himachal Pradesh election committee of the BJP which met in Shimla on Monday, has forwarded its recommendation to the BJP's Parliamentary Board proposing single name for the lone Rajya Sabha seat in the state.

- Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien asked the agitating members to return to their seats but they kept shouting slogans. However, Azad said over the din that discussion could be resumed only if the other parties agreed to it.

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- "Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to bring back black money. The black money hasn't come but the white money has certainly flown out of the country", Azad said.

From the BJP side, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe had given 267 notice to discuss about relatives of former Union Ministers found indulged in scams.

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Terming her decision to nominate Ambedkar as the candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls as "a missionary decision" to uphold the basic principles of her party, the BSP chief said she would never compromise on this front as it was bigger than anything else.

- Several members, including those from the TDP and the TRS, were displaying placards. While TRS MPs demanded for a hike in reservations quota, TDP and YSR Congress members from AP sought special category status for AP.

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The election has been necessitated as three seats in Rajya Sabha from Odisha will be lying vacant after the tenure of AU Singhdeo (BJD), Dilip Tirkey (BJD) and AV Swami (Independent) ends on April 2, 2018. As the sloganeering continued, Mahajan adjourned the House for the day.

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