SC Revokes immunity for MPs and MLAs in the bribery case

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Parliamentary Privileges    Source: TH  Context: The Supreme Court ruled that MPs and MLAs can’t claim immunity for bribery. Article 105(2) and 194(2) protections have been overturned. The case involved Sita Soren (daughter-in-law of JMM chief Shibu Soren) accused of taking bribes for the vote.   What is a Bribe-for-vote? Bribe-for-vote …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 21 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Article 105 of Constitution: The limits to free speech in Parliament, and what Supreme Court has ruled

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Parliament — Powers & Privileges and Issues Arising out of these   Source: IE  Context: Some opposition leaders are protesting the removal of parts of their speech on the motion of thanks on the President’s address during the current session of Parliament.   Concerns: A disconnect between the speeches in the …

Parliamentary Privileges:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Context: The Parliament’s Privileges and Ethics Committee has asked the Maharashtra Chief Secretary, DGP Maharashtra, Mumbai Police Commissioner and Superintendent of Women District Prison, Byculla (Mumbai) to appear before them for …

Privilege Motion:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Context: Four Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) members in the Rajya Sabha have submitted a Privilege Motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding his February 8 remarks in the Upper House …

Privilege Motion:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.   Context: Two Trinamool Congress MPs and three of the Congress have moved a privilege motion against former Chief Justice of India and Rajya Sabha member Ranjan Gogoi over his remarks …

Parliamentary Privileges

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.  Parliamentary Privileges:  Context:  Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, who chairs the Parliamentary Standing Committee on science and technology, has moved a privilege motion against news channel Times Now for “falsified and mischievous” reporting of the …

Parliamentary Privileges

Topics Covered: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Parliamentary Privileges What to study? For Prelims and Mains: All about Parliamentary Privileges, Privilege motion and privilege committee. Context: A Rajya Sabha member has filed a petition with the Chairman of the House seeking …