PM Modi will also chair a meeting to select a candidate for the Election Commissioner post. (Image: PTI)
The Centre is also planning to bring a White Paper on India’s economy to the House, comparing the UPA years and the 10 years of Modi government
Jibe at the Congress, the opposition’s failure and the next election, after his reply to the ‘Motion of Thanks’ in the Lok Sabha on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to give another reply to the motion in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
The Parliament session has also been extended by one day in view of the Centre’s plan to bring a White Paper on the state of the nation’s economy, which will compare the UPA Years and the 10 years of Modi-led government. The purpose of bringing the White Paper is to essentially settle the ‘economy issue’ debate once and for all before the general elections.
Meanwhile, the prime minister will also chair a meeting to select a candidate for the post of election commissioner. A vacancy will open up in the three-member poll panel when Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey demits office on February 14.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the ‘Motion of Thanks’ to President Droupadi Murmu’s address in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
- However, there is a lot of heat boiling up in the Opposition after the PM’s reply to the motion in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had accused PM Modi of “misrepresenting” lines from former PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech.
- Vadra said that this is not only “shameful” but it also shows the “bitterness” in the minds of the BJP towards the freedom movement and the historical struggles.
- PM Modi will also chair a meeting to select a candidate for the Election Commissioner post on Wednesday. This is in view of the vacancy that will come up once the current election commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey will retire on February 14.
- The Centre is planning to bring a White Paper to the House on the state of the nation’s economy, which compares the UPA years and the 10 years of Modi government. In view of this, the Parliament session, has also been extended by a day.
- The White Paper is likely to settle the long-standing debate on ‘issue of the economy’ completely before the arrival of the Lok Sabha elections.
- The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill — The Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024 — which deals with malpractices and irregularities in competitive exams.
- Union Minister Jitendra Singh tabled the bill which seeks to deal strictly with the unfair practices in competitive exams with provisions for a maximum jail term of ten years and a fine up to Rs 1 crore. Singh said that these provisions are meant to safeguard the interest of meritorious students and candidates.
- The Standing Committee on Water Resource, in the Lower House, noted that complete treatment of sewage discharged into the Yamuna from Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh is needed to prevent froth and foam formation in the river.
- The committee highlighted that the presence of phosphates and surfactants are the major causes of foam creation, while adding that, the foam can also cause skin irritation and infections.
- Meanwhile, a Delhi Court on Tuesday granted fresh permission to Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh — arrested in alleged excise policy scam — to attend Parliament to take oath as a Rajya Sabha MP.
(With PTI inputs)