You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Prez prorogues Rajya Sabha

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

President Pranab Mukherjee has prorogued Rajya Sabha, which was adjourned sine die last month.

"The Rajya Sabha, which was adjourned sine die on August 13, has been prorogued by the President on September 10, 2015," a communique from the Upper House said.

With no signs of support coming from main opposition Congress, Government had on Wednesday dropped plans for calling a special session of Parliament for passage of GST bill and decided to prorogue both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

"Keeping the political reality in mind, at the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs it was decided that we will recommend to the President to prorogue the Monsoon session," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had told reporters after a meeting of the Union Cabinet and CCPA.

The decision came after Congress on Wednesday virtually vetoed government's attempts to call a special session for passage of GST bill, making it clear that it would not budge on its three key demands for amending NDA's legislation.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, September 11 2015. 22:02 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU