The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and the Election Commission taking action on poll freebies promised by political parties before elections. The notice has sought a response from the poll body and the union government in four weeks.
RPN Singh quits Congress, likely to join BJP today
Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, former Union minister Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh on Tuesday resigned from the Congress and is likely to join the BJP at 3 pm today. He shared his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi via Twitter.
Parliament to function in two shifts during budget session, Rajya Sabha to meet till 3 pm, Lok Sabha from 4-9 pm
Both houses of Parliament will function in two shifts during the upcoming budget session- the Rajya Sabha will function from 10 am to 3 pm and the Lok Sabha from 4 pm till 9 p.m.
At least two Parliament sessions in last two years have been held this way as part of the Covid protocol.