"They (BJP) use anger we use love but one thing that I want to say is that this country belongs to everyone and whatever Congress will do will be for the benefit for all," Gandhi said.
"I have a clearly point of view for as much autonomy as possible for the local people (of the northeastern states)," Tharoor said, calling for much attention to the needs and sensitivities of each area in the region.
"In the last four years, this arrogant govt has left no stone unturned to destroy Congress. But Congress has never cowered down and it will never cower down," said Sonia Gandhi.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora also said when the national anthem was adopted in 1950, the then President Rajendra Prasad had said if required the anthem would be amended in future.
In a tweet, Rahul lambasted Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for not disclosing the price for the fighter jets citing threat to national security.
Soon after the papers were laid on the table in the morning as the House met for the day, Naidu gave a brief lecture to the MPs on the need to discuss issues on the floor of the house instead of disrupting the proceedings.
The plenary, being held after eight years, will ratify Rahul Gandhi's election as Congress President and outline party's strategies to oust the Narendra Modi government.
Four candidates -- two each of the Congress and the BJP -- were today elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, days after the last moment entry of two nominees from these parties raised the prospect of a contest.
The Congress party today suffered humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha bypolls in Gorakhpur and Phulpur with party candidates failing to save their security deposits.
According to PTI, one MLA has been suspended for the entire session, however, the identity of the suspended legislator was not clear.
On Tuesday, two Congress MLAs were expelled while 11 others were suspended from the ongoing Budget session for protesting during the Governor's address to the joint sitting of Legislature.
The prominent leaders in attendance were NCP’s Sharad Pawar, SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav, BSP’s Satish Chandra Misra and former chief ministers Omar Abdullah, Babulal Marandi, Hemant Soren and Jiten Ram Manjhi, besides Sharad Yadav and RLD’s Ajit Singh.
As per reports, leaders of 17 opposition parties are expected to attend the dinner at the UPA chairperson's residence at 10 Janpath.
Telangana IT and Municipal Minister KT Rama Rao lashed out at the Congress Party for disrupting Governor's speech and termed the act as "cheap and cultureless".
Singhvi's name was proposed by 40 MLAs -- 20 each from the Congress and TMC. Accompanied by some Congress MLAs, Singhvi filed his papers to the returning officer at the state Assembly here.