news Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 05:30
  Parliament is serious business, but that doesn't mean we can't see the humour in it! If Parliament was high school, the Speaker would be the Headmaster/Headmistress, Parliamentary Affairs Minister the Class Teacher, the PM would be the surprise inspector, opposition members the troublemakers, MPs of the ruling party the cheerleaders, the young, the hip and the Cabinet-hopefuls the popular kids and poor first time MPs would make up the class nerds.  And Parliament Junkie is the mean kid who blows the whistle on what every other kid does. In this series, our Parliament Insider, who follows the working of the Sabhas closely, often from within, will give you the inside dope on the happenings of the Parliament. Baith Jayiye!   11:11 Hours, South Delhi Mean Time   The first full sitting of Parliament in a long time, and Junkie was waiting with popcorn. *munchmunchmunch*    What will Sushma reveal?   How will Congress react?   Will Kharge and Naidu spar once more???   And as the Marshall went "Maananiya Sabhasadon...!" and the camera cut to show both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in the House. This is going to be interesting, thought Junkie! *munchmunchmunch*   But what's this? The Congress, that decided to call off their silent protest outside the Parliament at the last minute this morning decided to conduct a noisy one -- with placards -- inside the House.    In fact, this irritated the Speaker so much that she went against her usually religious stand of "nothing disrupts question hour". Sumitra ji decided to adjourn the House for an entire hour on the first full sitting of the Lok Sabha Monsoon Session.    Is that the new Govt strategy? A sign of things to come? Or will these controversies blow over soon enough? Well, only one way to find out -- get the popcorn out and come sit with Junkie. *munchmunchmunch*