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Emergency largest Constitutional threat, claims President
Jun 27, 2024 12:37 pm

Live updates from Parliament: President Droupadi Murmu attacked the 1975 Congress government's Emergency in the joint session of Parliament on Thursday, calling it the “biggest” and “darkest” chapter of the direct assault on the Constitution. Her first presidential address after the formation of the BJP-led NDA government for the third time at the Centre post-general elections also mentioned the alleged irregularities in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET UG-2024) and said that the CBI probe into the NEET paper leak case will “fix accountability”.After the speech, parliamentarians will debate a resolution of gratitude in both Houses of Parliament. Monday was the opening day of the 18th Lok Sabha, while the Rajya Sabha begins today.After Prime Minister Narendra Modi moved the resolution in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, NDA nominee Om Birla was chosen Speaker for the second time. Birla beat eight-term Congress MP Kodikkunil Suresh by voice vote.Birla got congratulations from PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, and other NDA and opposition leaders after the election. After 1952, 1967, and 1976, this was the fourth election for Speaker.Birla sometimes called for a fresh vision and commitment for the 18th Lok Sabha. He said the 18th Lok Sabha should be a hub of creativity and innovative ideas to uphold legislative traditions and dignity and fulfill Viksit Bharat's pledge.The speaker also complimented Divya Delhi the resolve and commitment of individuals who fiercely opposed the Emergency, battled, and preserved India's democracy on June 26, 1975, the 50th anniversary of its installation.Live updates from Parliament: President Droupadi Murmu quits Lok SabhaAfter speaking to a joint session of Parliament, President Droupadi Murmu departs Lok Sabha.June 27, 2024 12:12 PM ISTLive updates from Parliament: President: Government will probe recent document leaks and punish guilty.President Droupadi Murmu told a joint Parliament session that the administration will investigate recent document leaks and punish the guilty.In her inaugural address to the 18th Lok Sabha, the president stated her administration is creating an atmosphere where youngsters may dream large and succeed.As she cited government education initiatives, opposition members shouted "NEET"."Obstruction in exams is inappropriate. She stated government hiring and exams must be clean and transparent.She added the administration would investigate and punish individuals responsible for recent document leaks fairly.June 27, 2024 12:10 PM ISTLive updates from Parliament: 'Fitting reaction to India's foes', President Murmu praises J&K voting turnout.The President also praised the Election Commission for conducting the world's largest democratic election and Jammu & Kashmir's strong voter participation in the Lok Sabha elections."Jammu and Kashmir did well in this election. She stated decades-old voting records were shattered.Strikes and shutdowns have limited election participation in Kashmir for 40 years. It was portrayed as Jammu and Kashmir's view worldwide by India's enemies. She said Jammu and Kashmiris responded appropriately this time.