Parliament Session / Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath as MP- Opposition creates ruckus

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jun 24, 2024, 11:27 AM
Parliament Session: The first special session of the 18th Lok Sabha has started today. Newly elected MPs will take oath today and tomorrow. On the first day, 280 MPs including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Shivraj Chauhan, Manohar Lal Khattar, other Union Ministers will be sworn in and on Tuesday 264 newly elected MPs will take oath. This oath will be administered to the MPs state-wise. Protem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab is administering the oath to the MPs. At the same time, President Draupadi Murmu administered him the oath of the post of Protem Speaker. Meanwhile, the ruckus of the opposition is being seen. Opposition MPs protested with copies of the Constitution.

MPs of India Alliance are angry with the election of the Protem Speaker. Regarding this, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju said that Protem Speaker has never been an issue in the history of Parliament. We work according to the Constitution, rules, all the members have to run the Parliament together. At the same time, the Lok Sabha Speaker will be elected on June 26.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath as a member of the 18th Lok Sabha.

Pro tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab has accepted the resignation of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat. Rahul Gandhi retained the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat.

Before the start of the Parliament session, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi said that the Constitution will speak. The opposition protested in front of the Gandhi statue in Parliament House with a copy of the Constitution.

He said that I will request all the MPs to use this opportunity for public interest. In the 18th Lok Sabha, the opposition is expected to maintain the dignity of democracy. The country expects a good opposition.

PM Modi said that yesterday on 25 June, India's democracy was blackened. These 50 years of emergency are of this resolution, no one in India will ever dare to do such a thing, what happened 50 years ago will never happen now. By rejecting the Constitution, the country was turned into a prison. With this resolution, we will pledge to protect Indian democratic values. We will fulfill the dreams of the common people. The people of the country have given us a third chance, which is a great and grand victory. I assure you that the third chance you have given us, we will work three times more than before. We will also give three times the results.

He said that the people of the country have put their stamp on our policy, intention and dedication by electing us for the third term. Majority is needed to run the government but consensus is needed to run the country. We have to take the country forward with everyone's consent. We want to take everyone along. There is a good number of youth in the 18th Lok Sabha. The number 18 has a very sattvik value here. The Gita also has 18 chapters, it gives the message of duty. The number of Puranas is also 18. We get the right to vote at the age of 18. The formation of the 18th MP is a good sign.

PM Modi said that the 18th Lok Sabha is starting today with the goal of a developed India. The completion of the elections in a grand manner is a matter of pride for Indians. For the second time after independence, the people of the country have given a government the opportunity to serve for the third time in a row, which has come after 60 years. I express my heartfelt gratitude for this.

Before the Parliament session, PM Modi said that this is a proud day for parliamentary democracy. For the first time after independence, the Parliament session is being held in the new Parliament building. I welcome all the elected MPs.

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party has claimed that Akhilesh Yadav has been elected the leader of the party's parliamentary party. On the day the meeting was held in Lucknow, it was said that everyone has left this decision to Akhilesh Yadav.

What is the controversy this time on the Protem Speaker?

BJP has chosen 7-time MP Bhartrihari Mahtab as the Protem Speaker and President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath of Protem Speaker to him. Congress has objected to making Bhartrihari the Protem Speaker. Congress had demanded that 8-time MP K. Suresh be made the Protem Speaker. Congress said that K. Suresh should have been chosen on the basis of seniority. On this, BJP said that Bhartrihari has been an MP for 7 consecutive times, while K. Suresh has not been continuously.

Who is the new Protem Speaker Bhartrihari Mahtab?

Bhartrihari Mahtab is a 7-time MP from Cuttack, Odisha. He joined BJP from BJD before the Lok Sabha elections. Mahtab has been one of the founding members of BJD. He is the son of Odisha's first CM Harekrishna Mahtab. He has been elected MP 7 times in a row since 1998. Apart from this, he has been the presiding officer in the Lok Sabha. He was born on 8 September 1957 and is 66 years old. He has been awarded the Sansad Ratna Award four times. He has also received the Best MP Award.

How is the Protem Speaker elected?

Protem comes from the Latin word Pro Tempore. Protem means for some time. The Protem Speaker is the temporary speaker. The House is run after the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. The ruling party elects on the basis of seniority. The job of the Protem Speaker is to administer oath to the newly elected MPs and MLAs. The job of the Protem Speaker is also to conduct the floor test. There is no mention of the appointment of the Protem Speaker in the Constitution. It is mentioned in the rules of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

18 Big things of 18th Lok Sabha

  • BJP does not have majority after 10 years
  • There will be a leader of opposition after 10 years
  • 216 MPs of 17th Lok Sabha won again
  • 280 MPs won election for the first time
  • BJP's Shankar Lalwani got the highest number of votes i.e. 11.75 lakh
  • Shiv Sena's Ravindra Waikar won by the lowest margin of 48 votes
  • SP's Pushpendra Saroj (25 years) is the youngest MP
  • DMK's TR Balu (83 years) is the oldest MP
  • TDP's Chandrashekhar Pemmasani is the richest MP
  • Engineer Rashid and Amritpal Singh won election from jail
  • Congress's K. Suresh is the MP who has won the most number of times i.e. 8 times
  • BJP's Bhartruhari Mahtab is the MP who has won the most number of times in a row i.e. 7 times
  • Average age of MPs in Lok Sabha is 56 years
  • MPs from 41 parties have won the Lok Sabha elections
  • 74 women MPs in Lok Sabha
  • Rahul Gandhi is the only MP who has won from 2 seats
  • Criminal cases against 170 MPs
  • 504 MPs are crorepatis, average assets 46 crores