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A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, this category includes specifically members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title. Member of Congress is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions.

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82 ex-MPs still to vacate official bungalows despite Lok Sabha panel warning

Over 80 former MPs are yet to vacate their official bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi despite a stern warning by a Lok Sabha panel, sources said. On August 19, the Lok Sabha Housing Committee headed by C R..
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Shivaji descendant Udayan Raje Bhosale joins BJP in Amit Shah's presence

In a fresh jolt to NCP, Satara MP Chhatrapati Udayan Raje Bhosale Joined BJP on Saturday in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. He is one of only four MPs from..
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Videos for Member of parliament

Brexit: The state of the parties as Sam Gyimah joins the Lib Dems [Video]Brexit: The state of the parties as Sam Gyimah joins the Lib Dems

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand after former Tory minister Sam Gyimah joined the Liberal Democrats. It brings the total number of Lib Dem MPs up to 18, as leader Jo Swinson..

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Jo Swinson: I'll cancel Brexit if I'm PM [Video]Jo Swinson: I'll cancel Brexit if I'm PM

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson has promised to cancel Brexit altogether if her party wins a majority at the next election. The pro-EU party is enjoying a revival under Ms Swinson's watch, having..

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MPs hopeful of overturning Parliament suspension by September 16 [Video]MPs hopeful of overturning Parliament suspension by September 16

MPs who appealed against an earlier ruling that the Prime Minister's prorogation of Parliament was lawful, say they are hopeful of being able to return to the House of Commons by early next week. Boris..

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What does prorogation mean for Brexit? [Video]What does prorogation mean for Brexit?

Boris Johnson has sent MPs packing by suspending Parliament for five weeks in a controversial move as the Brexit deadline looms large. We take a look at what will happen before the current Brexit..

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How MPs' protest this week channelled 1629 and the English Civil War [Video]How MPs' protest this week channelled 1629 and the English Civil War

Spoiler alert: It didn't end well for the guy who prorogued parliament 400 years ago.

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John Bercow to stand down: The Speaker's best bellows [Video]John Bercow to stand down: The Speaker's best bellows

John Bercow, in an impassioned speech, told MPs he would stand down as speaker on October 31 unless an election is called before then. We look at Mr Bercow's best bellows across the house.

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Defeat for PM and opposition protest in night of high drama in Commons [Video]Defeat for PM and opposition protest in night of high drama in Commons

Boris Johnson lost his second bid to trigger a general election while opposition MPs staged a protest ahead of the prorogation of Parliament in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Who got what in Theresa May's resignation honours list? [Video]Who got what in Theresa May's resignation honours list?

Theresa May has recognised key political aides as well her sporting hero Geoffrey Boycott in her resignation honours list. The former prime minister’s chief EU negotiator Olly Robbins – blamed by..

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Boris Johnson's second bid to trigger general election fails [Video]Boris Johnson's second bid to trigger general election fails

Boris Johnson has suffered another humiliating Commons defeat after his second bid for a snap general election was rejected by MPs. The Prime Minister said he wanted to head to the polls next month to..

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John Bercow announces plan to step down as Speaker of the House [Video]John Bercow announces plan to step down as Speaker of the House

John Bercow has given an impassioned speech, telling MPs he will stand down as Speaker on October 31 unless an election is called before then. Addressing the Commons while his wife looked on from the..

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What happens next in Parliament? [Video]What happens next in Parliament?

On September 9, the Government tabled another motion under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act which seeks to trigger an early general election. Boris Johnson failed in his bid to do the same last week. But..

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British MPs Call For Last-Minute Brexit Debate [Video]British MPs Call For Last-Minute Brexit Debate

British opposition lawmakers are due to request an emergency debate in parliament on Monday. They hope to force the government to publish a no-deal Brexit planning document and make Prime Minister..

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Dominic Raab: It's been a rough week [Video]Dominic Raab: It's been a rough week

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab admitted on Sunday it had been a "rough week" for Prime Minister Boris Johnson after several resignations by MPs and Cabinet ministers and a rejection by politicians..

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UK PM's leadership under fire over Brexit crisis [Video]UK PM's leadership under fire over Brexit crisis

Boris Johnson criticised for sacking a number of high ranking MPs, including grandson of wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill.

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'I Cannot Stand By''I Cannot Stand By'": Amber Rudd Resigns Over Boris Johnson's Mass Firings

Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has given up the Conservative whip and quit UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet. Business Insider reports Rudd resigned after Johnson sacked 21 rebellious..

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Amber Rudd resigns from Cabinet and surrenders Tory whip [Video]Amber Rudd resigns from Cabinet and surrenders Tory whip

Amber Rudd has resigned from the Cabinet and surrendered the Conservative whip. The Hastings and Rye MP quit in protest at Boris Johnson's handling of Brexit. Rudd said she was relinquishing the Tory..

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Why might there be an election in October? [Video]Why might there be an election in October?

Should a no-confidence motion in either the Government or the Prime Minister carry, and if no other party can command a majority within 14 days, a general election can be called. And if two-thirds of..

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Commons vote breakdown: How MPs refused a general election [Video]Commons vote breakdown: How MPs refused a general election

MPs have voted against an early general election in the House of Commons, handing Prime Minister Boris Johnson another defeat. Many Labour MPs abstained from the vote, meaning it did not reach the..

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Boris Johnson fails in attempt to trigger early general election [Video]Boris Johnson fails in attempt to trigger early general election

Boris Johnson’s attempt to trigger an early general election has failed after his motion did not secure the required support of two-thirds of MPs, with the Commons voting 298 to 56.

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Boris Johnson accuses Jeremy Corbyn of wanting to 'stop the people from voting' [Video]Boris Johnson accuses Jeremy Corbyn of wanting to 'stop the people from voting'

Boris Johnson accused Jeremy Corbyn of wanting to “stop the people from voting” after failing to secure enough support to trigger an early general election. Labour and other opposition MPs refused..

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MPs vote Brexit delay bill through to the House of Lords [Video]MPs vote Brexit delay bill through to the House of Lords

Legislation designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31 has cleared the Commons and is expected to appear before the Lords after MPs gave it a third reading by 327 votes to 299, majority 28.

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Love Island’s Marcel tells MPs why he turned down previous series of the show [Video]Love Island’s Marcel tells MPs why he turned down previous series of the show

Former Love Island contestant Marcel Somerville has told MPs he turned down the chance to appear on an earlier series of the reality show because he had concerns about the diversity of the line-up. The..

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Brexit: MPs could put UK PM Boris Johnson in a 'weird sort of limbo' [Video]Brexit: MPs could put UK PM Boris Johnson in a 'weird sort of limbo'

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is likely to be left in a "weird sort of limbo" after key votes in the UK parliament tonight, an expert has told Euronews.

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Brexit: Judge rules Johnson's plan to suspend Parliament is lawful [Video]Brexit: Judge rules Johnson's plan to suspend Parliament is lawful

A judge at the highest civil court in Scotland has found Boris Johnson's planned prorogation of Parliament is lawful. Legal action aimed at preventing the UK Government suspending Parliament ahead of..

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List MPs, ex-MPs since 2004 still with party, Congress state units told


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Special sitting in Supreme Court for a law student accusing ex-MP of rape

High Drama: The 23-yr-old, who went missing last week, was found in Rajasthan earlier in the day
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OPINION: Lawmakers or lawbreakers?

Despite court orders, these MPs, MLAs and other politicians continue to break the law.
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Threat works, 50% of VIP squatters quit bungalows

Sources said the number of overstaying ex-MPs has now reduced to only 109. Officials said most of the former law makers have vacated their accommodations on their own. “But the one week ultimatum..
IndiaTimes - Published

PDP MPs yet to resign despite Mehbooba Mufti’s directive

When the Centre announced the decision on August 5, both the MPs staged a protest inside and outside Parliament, shouted slogans in the well of the Rajya Sabha and tore a copy of the Constitution.
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Government open to taking steps to facelift Parliament complex: PM Modi

"There was a view this time that our Parliament complex must get a facelift in terms of facilities. The presiding officers, MPs and friends from media stressed on it too. When we mark 75 years of our..
DNA - Published

British MPs, opposition party leaders write to Boris Johnson, urge him to recall parliament to debate Brexit

'What we need is a government that is prepared to negotiate with the European Union so we don't have a crash-out on the 31st,' said opposition party leader Jeremy Corbyn
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As NDA MPs promise to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, a look at region's muddled legal status

Even as Pakistan seeks to lay claim over the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, including Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, its legal position on the part it currently occupies is a..
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Sushama Swaraj greets MPs for supporting resolution on Article 370

Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday greeted Rajya Sabha members who voted in favour of the government's resolution to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution. She said that the..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP organic entity not an assembled one: PM tells party MPs

The BJP is an "organic" entity and not an "assembled" entity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the ruling party lawmakers here as he asked them to remain active as ground workers even after becoming..
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Two-day training programme for BJP MPs begins

A two-day training programme for all BJP MPs began today during which ruling party lawmakers will be addressed by PM Modi, Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and party working president JP..
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Opposition parties accuses govt of cheating to pass Triple Talaq bill

It says NDA sneaked in the controversial bill in business list at last moment; more than 12 opposition MPs were not present in House
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Have just two categories of government accommodation for MPs: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday said that instead of several categories of accommodations for members of Parliament (MPs), there should be only two categories.
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Ensure presence in Parliament to back bills with maximum numbers: Amit Shah to BJP MPs

Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, he also asked MPs, including Union ministers, to attend a two-day orientation programme being held by the party on August 3-4, saying their attendance is..
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Amit Shah asks for BJP MPs to ensure maximum participation to back bills with massive numbers

Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Shah also asked MPs, including Union ministers, to attend a two-day orientation programme being held by the party on August 3-4
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Owaisi: Sad only Muslim MPs voted against NIA, UAPA bills


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BJP, Congress MPs move private bills on health


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Om Birla: MPs will get bills well in advance from next session


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Infosys founder Narayana Murthy's son-in-law Rishi Sunak among 3 Indian-origin MPs to join UK PM Boris Johnson's Cabinet

Rishi Sunak, the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, was among three Indian-origin ministers in Boris Johnson's new cabinet.
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Opposition members bat for scrutiny of human rights amendment bill by Parliamentary panel

Opposition members in Rajya Sabha demanded that a bill for changes in human rights protection law to expedite appointments in NHRC and state rights bodies be sent to a parliamentary panel for scrutiny...
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Congress MPs protests in Parliament premises over Sonbhadra violence

Priyanka Gandhi was Friday detained and stopped from going to Sonbhadra where 10 people were gunned down, triggering a standoff with the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh. Demanding that the victims of..
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Why opposition MPs are happy with Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has tweaked a parliamentary procedure which has pleased the opposition MPs. After every debate, the minister concerned gives his reply. Earlier, the opposition MPs would keep..
IndiaTimes - Published

Swachhata Abhiyan: Lok Sabha Speaker urges MPs to work for fulfilment of Mahatma Gandhi's mission

Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla led the Parliamentarians in undertaking Swachhata Abhiyan in the Parliament House Complex on Sunday. Accompanying Birla in the exercise were Union minister of human..
IndiaTimes - Published

Watch: BJP MPs Anurag Thakur and Hema Malini take part in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'

BJP MPs began cleaning Parliament premises as a mark of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
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MPs not frequenting their constituencies have rough time: Shashi Tharoor


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PM Modi meets BJP's women MPs over breakfast

The newly elected 17th Lok Sabha has 78 women MPs, the highest since independence
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Former Gujarat MP Dinu Bogha Solanki gets life imprisonment in murder case

Ex-MP, nephew and five others were found guilty of killing activist
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Targeted for human rights work: Indira Jaising

The home ministry alleged in its complaint that funds received through foreign contributions were spent on media advocacy with 67 MPs in March-April 2010 and with 99 MPs in August 2010 for drafting of..
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PM to BJP MPs: Take Parliament panels seriously

Speaking to a group of first-term MPs, Modi said the party’s work in the north-eastern state, which was under 19 years of Left rule till February 2018, was carried out under extreme odds. His remarks..
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First-time MPs make a beeline for accommodation in Delhi

Currently, the MPs have been provided transit accommodation in Western Court and several state bhavans.
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Lok Sabha Speaker asks MPs not to talk in the House

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday asked MPs not to talk when proceedings of the House are on. "I have seen some members talking to each other while sitting in their seats as well as while..
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Modi’s padayatra plan will make party MPs walk 150 km in October

BJP MPs should hold padayatras (walking tours) in their Lok Sabha constituencies totalling 150 km from October 2 to 31, the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel, PM Modi told MPs..
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Karnataka turmoil: Rajya Sabha adjourned for day as Congress MPs outrage accusing BJP of horse trading

The Upper House witnessed protests by members of Congress, TMC, CPI and CPIM as soon as it reconvened at 2 pm following two adjournments earlier in the day.
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Sonia Gandhi meets newly elected Congress MPs as part of training programme

Sonia Gandhi addressed the MPs and assured them of all the support from the Congress, a leader present at the orientation meeting held at the party's war room at 15 Gurdwara Raqabganj Road.
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PM Modi to meet MPs who have held ministerial post either at Centre or in state govt


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Sonia, Rahul to address newly elected Congress MPs

The meeting is a part of the party's orientation programme for the newly elected MPs. It is worth mentioning that 52 Members of Parliament the Congress has in the new Lok Sabha, as many as 31 of them..
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Amit Shah asks first-time MPs to work to enhance Parliament's prestige


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Don't turn LS into Bengal Vidhan Sabha, says Speaker after BJP, TMC MPs spar over 'cut money' issue


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PM Modi pulls up BJP MPs over poor attendance in Parliament

In the first BJP parliamentary party meeting after he came back to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled up party MPs for their poor attendance in Parliament and asked them to be present during..
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BJP issues whip to its MPs in Lok Sabha, asks them to be present on Friday and Monday


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Rahul Gandhi rejects MPs' demand to remain party chief

According to party sources, Rahul Gandhi was requested by MPs like Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari to remain as the party chief at the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting in Parliament. "But Rahul..
IndiaTimes - Published

Everything is fair in BJP brand of politics: Mayawati takes dig at TDP MPs defection

​"Yesterday when the President was giving assurances to the country on the behalf of the government, the BJP on the same day engineered defection of four TDP MPs," she tweeted.
IndiaTimes - Published

Telugu Desam Party Rajya Sabha members join BJP

Four MPs backing saffron party will boost its strength in Upper House; Telugu Desam Party strength reduced to just two
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Usher in new India by 2022, President Ram Nath Kovind tells MPs

Laying out the roadmap for the Modi government's second term, President Ram Nath Kovind made a strong pitch for ushering in a "new India by 2022" in his address to the joint session of Parliament on..
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PM hosts dinner for MPs; Sonia, Rahul and Akhilesh skip meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday hosted a dinner for all members of parliament, which did not see the presence of prominent leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav.
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Setback for Chandrababu Naidu: 4 TDP MPs resign, join BJP

Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh split on Thursday, with four of its MPs in Rajya Sabha resigning from the party. The four rebel MPs tendered their resignations to Rajya Sabha..
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Mandaviya says will urge new MPs to pedal to Parliament

Union minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya, who more often cycles to Parliament, says he will encourage more members to pedal to the House, a cause pushed by a little-known group of parliamentarians, Climate..
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Slogans and counter-slogans reverberate in Lok Sabha as MPs take oath


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