Live: Sushma ready for debate on Lalitgate, but oppn wants her to quit

02:42 PM

All opposition wants is mud-slinging. If they are not ready for discussion what can we do?

Venkaiah Naidu 02:26 PM

02:20 PM

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 PM

02:12 PM

Discussion not a substitute to investigation: Sitaram Yechury

“We are asking the government of the day to initiate a high-level inquiry. Till then, they (ministers in question) must step aside. Discussion in the house is not a substitute to investigation. Discussion should be after the resignations. Government is preventing a proper discussion in the house,” Sitaram Yechury said in Rajya Sabha.02:03 PM

I am ready for a debate today itself. I asked Shri Arun Jaitley to convey this to Rajya Sabha.

Sushma Swaraj02:00 PM

Congress stages protest outside Parliament

Congress, meanwhile, carried its protest versus the government outside the Parliament as its women wing led the march at Jantar Mantar.12:47 PM

Govt ready for discussion right now: Jaitley

Government has actually accepted to opposition’s demand for discussion on any issue but it seems that the opposition was only interested in creating a ruckus. Congress it seems are not prepared for discussion, Arun Jaitley has actually alleged.12:14 PM

​Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s meeting with Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu is underway

12:11 PM

JD (U) MP Pavan Varma raises propriety issue

We believe that there can’t be double standards. Government has actually to answer these questions related to scams, till now they have brazened it out. They should follow the principals of propriety, Pavan Varma said.12:06 PM

Rajya Sabha adjourned again till 12.30 PM

11:30 AM

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

Arun Jaitley says government ready for debate on all issues, MEA Sushma Swaraj will make a statement on the Lalit Modi issue.11:27 AM

Union Cabinet meeting at 6.30 pm today

11:27 AM

Lok Sabha adjourned

Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after obituary references11:19 AM

In Rajya Sabha, opposition gives notice for suspension of rules

Congress leader Anand Sharma talks about Lalit Modi case that hit headlines in run up to the monsoon session. Anand Sharma raises the issue of Sushma Swaraj allowing travel documents to Lalit Modi. Congress questions the “humanitarian grounds” on which travel document was allowed to Lalit Modi.11:12 AM

We will try to ensure session runs smoothly and work gets done

Sumitra Mahajan,LS Speaker11:12 AM

BSP does not support the Land Bill

Mayawati11:06 AM

Monsoon session of Parliament begins

10:56 AM

Top BJP leaders are in a meeting with PM Modi

10:54 AM

Watch: PM Modi addresses media before monsoon session

10:38 AM

Hope in this session good decisions will be made, parliament will act as medium for debating issues of the country: PM Modi

10:19 AM

Modi promised a corruption-free India. First he should ensure a corruption-free cabinet and chief ministers in BJP-led states.

Brinda Karat10:00 AM

Swaraj keen to make a statement

According to parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Sushma Swaraj was keen to make a statement with respect to the allegations versus her regarding Lalit Modi’s travel documents.10:00 AM

Congress adamant on resignation demand

In a television interview, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said that unless the government can obtain the resignations of or sack external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan before Parliament starts, neither House will function.09:57 AM

Parliament will not function unless Swaraj, Raje & Chouhan resign or are sacked.

Ghulam Nabi Azad09:51 AM

Rajnath Singh,Arun Jaitley,Venkaiah Naidu to meet Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at 11:30am.

09:41 AM

Instead of worrying about chest inches, Congress should worry how they came down from 400+ seats at one point to 44.

Venkaiah Naidu09:11 AM

Congress moves adjournment motion in Rajya Sabha demanding discussion on Lalitgate issue.

08:39 AM

“Parliament has actually a major significance and it should be utilized to discuss all issues. Government is ready to discuss all issues, ” PM Modi said at an all-party meeting ahead of monsoon session.