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03-May-2019 New Delhi

Lok Sabha has been part of my life : Sumitra Mahajan

The Lok Sabha has been a "part of my life and I will miss it", outgoing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Friday as she held the last official meeting to review the preparedness for the next House.Talking to the media here, the eight-time MP from Indore said:...

05-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Sumitra Mahajan not to contest Lok Sabha elections

Lok Sabha Speaker and BJP veteran Sumitra Mahajan on Friday announced that she will not contest the general elections commencing next week.Making her intentions clear in a letter released by her office, the sitting MP from the Indore parliamentary constituency...

26-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Need synergy among all three organs of state : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said there should be synergy among all three organs of the state -- the legislature, executive and judiciary -- to ensure faster economic progress."These are the three pillars of democracy and reinforcing each...

08-Oct-2018 Guwahati

India needs 'emotional integration' with Northeast : Sumitra Mahajan

India needs to bring about a sense of "emotional integration" with the Northeast so that the people of the region do not feel alienated from the mainstream, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Monday.The development of the Northeast was a prerequisite...

30-Sep-2018 Ranchi

Will reservation ensure welfare : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday expressed doubts over the effectiveness of offering reservation in education and jobs for an indefinite period to bring prosperity to the country."The idea of Ambedkarji was to bring social harmony by introducing...

21-Sep-2018 Shimla

Governor welcomes Lok Sabha Speaker

Governor Acharya Devvrat accorded warm welcome to Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker, Lok Sabha on her arrival at Raj Bhavan Shimla today. Dr. Rajiv Bindal, Speaker, Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha was also present on the occasion.  She was on a two day visit to...

11-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Nirmal Singh calls on Speaker Lok Sabha

Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, called on Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan here today.During the meeting, Singh informed the Lok Sabha Speaker about the status of progress made on the ambitious e-Assembly project in...

03-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana achieves 5 core mark

Loksabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan here today handed over 5 croreth LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to Smt Takrdiran of Delhi in the Parliament House.  Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan while acknowledging the vision of Prime Minister...

01-Aug-2018 New Delhi

PM attends the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards function

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today attended the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards at the function organized by the Indian Parliamentary Group in New Delhi. The Hon’ble President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Outstanding Parliamentarian...

23-Jun-2018 Bhopal

Narendra Modi Felicitates Winners of Swachh Survekshan 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the success and milestones achieved by the Swachh Bharat Mission has been possible due to the efforts and participation by the citizens across the country. He said that there is now a perceptible positive change...

04-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Congress always ready to do politics in Ambedkar's name : Narendra Modi

Amid Dalit unrest in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at the Congress for always doing politics in the name of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar but ignoring his contributions.Speaking at a programme to mark the inauguration of a building...

23-Mar-2018 New Delhi

International Yoga Fest concludes on an enthusiastic note

The International Yoga Fest ended on an enthusiastic note in New Delhi today. The Yoga Fest was a Curtain Raiser for this year’s International Day of Yoga celebrations (IDY-2018). Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was the Chief Guest of valedictory function...

09-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Even I am not being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said that even she was not being allowed to speak in the lower house of Parliament, and hoped that order will be restored in the house in the coming week."No one is allowing even me to speak in the house," the...

28-Feb-2018 Indore

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahtsav ends on a grand note in Indore

‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) -2018’ a diversified cultural carnival organized by Ministry of Culture in Madhya Pradesh ended today in Indore with a dazzling closing ceremony graced by the esteemed presence of the Loksabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan as the...

17-Feb-2018 Patna

All pillars of democracy accountable to people : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday said every pillar of democracy is accountable to the people."The executive is accountable to people through legislature. Judiciary is also accountable to the people as custodian of the rights of people. It is...

27-Jan-2018 New Delhi

All-party meets called by Sumitra Mahajan, Ananth Kumar

Two all-party meetings will be held on Sunday, ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament which will start on Monday, government sources said.Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has called for an all-party meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, and after that,...

21-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Parliament's winter session will surely be held : Sumitra Mahajan

Amid a war of words between the government and the opposition over Parliament's winter session, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Tuesday that it will "surely be held" but did not indicate the dates."It will be held, surely held," Mahajan told the...

06-Nov-2017 Dhaka

Youth an engine to propel societies : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday called youth an engine which can propel a nation forward and advocated that they be exposed to "immediate surroundings and realities" to understand different cultures, an official said.Speaking at a workshop during...

06-Oct-2017 Colombo

India always stood for united, sovereign Sri Lanka : Sumitra Mahajan

India has always stood for a united and sovereign Sri Lanka, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Friday, as her counterpart from the island nation's parliament assured her that the proposed new constitution would take care of all ethnic groups.After...

07-Sep-2017 BALI

Promote gender balance in climate change policies: Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday highlighted the need to promote gender balance in climate change policies.She was addressing the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development on the theme "Women Political Leaders: Climate Change, Women...

15-Jun-2017 Imphal

India cannot develop without developing northeast : Sumitra Mahajan

Inaugurating a five-day conference of the North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association here, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said that India cannot develop without development of the northeast.Addressing the conference at the Manipur Legislative...

09-Jun-2017 Port Louis (Mauritius)

Mauritius ideally placed to emerge as IT hub : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has termed Mauritius ideally placed for emerging as an IT hub and a "Gateway to Africa" due to its strategic location and political and economic stability, an official statement said Friday.Mahajan, who is leading an Indian...

11-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi unveils book by Sumitra Mahajan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday unveiled a book by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan here."Matoshree" -- a play based on the life of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar, the Queen of Malwa Region from 1767 to 1795 -- was written by Mahajan decades ago."I have written...

05-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Speaker congratulates House on passing Budget before April 1

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday congratulated the House members, Ministers and the government for completing the process of passing the Union Budget before April 1."An important tradition has been started... I am happy that before April 1,...

02-Apr-2017 Dhaka

Lok Sabha Speaker meets Bangladesh PM

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who is leading the Indian Parliamentary Delegation to the 136th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Dhaka, called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday.Mahajan said that India attaches the...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Sports Ministry promotes football in parliament

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports distributed footballs among Members of Parliament to promote the Mission XI Million Programme for taking the game across India in the run up to the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in October."The FIFA U-17 World...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Prime Minister attends Ugadi celebrations in the Capital

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined in the Ugadi Milan celebrations in the capital today, and emphasized that diversity of India is its identity as well as its strength. The event was hosted by Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Urban Development...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Can't take suo moto action against MP for assault : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said that "suo moto action" cannot be taken against Shiv Sena member Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an airline staffer, but stressed that "no MP is allowed to misbehave with anyone"."No one is allowed to misbehave...

22-Feb-2017 Indore

Sumitra Mahajan inaugurates Passport centre at Indore

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday inaugurated a Passport Seva Laghu Kendra (PSLK) here.Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh were also present on the occasion.The second passport...

19-Feb-2017 Indore

Speaker for unanimous passage for women's quota bill

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said the much awaited women's reservation bill should be passed unanimously and respectfully by Parliament.Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the South Asian Speakers' Summit here, Mahajan said: "Women's...

18-Feb-2017 Indore

'South Asian nations must work to achieve goals for peace'

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday said the South Asian countries must work in tandem to achieve the goals for peace and prosperity of the people."We in South Asia have not only a shared history, a contiguous geography, but also a shared destiny,"...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Speaker rejects AIADMK notice on TN Governor

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday rejected a notice by the AIADMK on Tamil Nadu Governor C.V. Rao asking to expedite the swearing in of General Secretary V.K. Sasikala as Chief Minister.Soon after the Question Hour ended, Mahajan said she had...

07-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Speaker lays foundation for housing project for MPs

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a project here for constructing 72 flats for members of Parliament.The flats, being constructed at the Bishamber Das Marg here, will have several green features, including solar power...

09-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Vietnam parliamentary delegation calls on Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday held a meeting with a parliamentary delegation from Vietnam at Parliament House, said an official.The Vietnamese delegation is led by Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, the Chairperson of the National Assembly of Vietnam.According...

02-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Bhagwant Mann will not attend LS till Dec 9 : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday informed the house that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Bhagwant Mann would not attend the proceedings of the house till December 9.Mahajan extended Mann's quantum of punishment. Mann was being probed by a nine member...

25-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Critics upset as they were tripped by demonetisation: Narendra Modi

In an apparent attack on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the demonetisation was under attack as its critics were tripped by the dramatic decision."Those who are criticising it are saying the government was not prepared to implement...

10-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Swachh Bharat Women’s Conclave honours women Sanitation Champions

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS) today organized a National Conclave of Women Champions for Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM(G)) to celebrate, recognize and honor the efforts of women champions in rural sanitation. The conclave was...

25-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Sumitra Mahajan urges world to unite against terrorism

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called upon the international community to come together and join hands against countries harbouring terror with a coherent policy and an effective strategy against terrorism.Mahajan, who is leading an Indian Parliamentary...

24-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Finance, technology hamper implementation of SDGs: Sumitra Mahajan

The major challenges in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are finance and technology, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Monday.Mahajan told the "BRICS Parliamentary Cooperation on the Implementation of the SDGs" in Geneva...

20-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Technology will help government reach last man : Pranab Mukherjee

Stressing on the importance of modern technology, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said its use would enable the government to effectively reach out to the poorest of the poor.Inaugurating the 28th Accountants General Conference here, the President said...

26-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Sumitra Mahajan lauds Sushma Swaraj's UNGA speech

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday lauded External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her powerful speech at the United National General Assembly, saying she put forward India's views on terrorism very strongly."Our Minister did give a very clear...

20-Sep-2016 Auckland

Lok Sabha Speaker discusses terrorism with New Zealand PM

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, on an official visit to New Zealand, raised the issue of state-sponsored terrorism with acting Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English, an official statement said.Mahajan, who is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation...

19-Sep-2016 Auckland

India, a strong votary of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' : Sumitra Mahajan

India is a strong votary of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' -- the world is one family -- and would always stand firm against terrorism, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said here on Monday.Mahajan is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation to New Zealand.Speaking...

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