The former Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change had on Saturday formally joined TMC had quit the BJP following the recent Union Cabinet reshuffle.
Gujarat Congress leaders said a change of face in the BJP ahead of elections could be a game-changer as the ruling party looks to overcome anti-incumbency.
The petitioner, Pawan Reley, said the post of Deputy Speaker has been vacant for more than two years in violation under Article 93 of the Constitution.
Lok Sabha Speaker was speaking at Parliamentary Outreach Programme for the empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institutions of the Union Territory of Ladakh at the Sindhu Sanskritik Kendra, Leh.
Birla arrived in Leh to inaugurate the Parliamentary Outreach Programme for the empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institutions in the Union Territory on August 27.
Armed forces won't let political turmoil in any other country affect India: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
Birla is scheduled to visit far-flung areas of Ladakh region including Pangaong Lake and Nubra Valley.
To build the new alliance—let’s call it UPA-plus—the Congress would have to make sacrifices to provide room for others in the leadership matrix.
Lok Sabha MP and daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule, has been part of core discussions and thinks there is a lot of vendetta politics and misuse of central probe agencies.
Gandhi has called the meet in the midst of a political row over alleged phone tapping of opposition leaders, judges and journalists and rowdy scenes in Parliament.
The heat on the ruling BJP remained intense during the session, with even the fence-sitters in the House showing their disappointment with the passage of the bills amid the din.
Sources said that the Patil-Fadnavis duo is not able to topple and counter the Maha Vikas Aghadi led by Uddhav Thackeray, successfully.
The total productivity was 22 per cent. A total of 20 Bills were passed, including the OBC Bill which was passed with the unanimous consent of all parties, Birla said.
Opposition protests over the Pegasus snooping row, farm laws and other issues had continuously marred the proceedings since the start of the session on July 19.
The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Leader of Opposition of Rajya Sabha at 10 am today.
However, National BC Welfare Association president R Krishnaiah said that the Bill was of no use for BCs as states would use their powers to include developed castes in their OBC lists.