With Yechury’s draft rejected, the alternative document presented in the central committee by his predecessor Prakash Karat and S Ramachandran Pillai would now go to the party’s once-in-three-year national conclave scheduled to be held in Hyderabad this April.
"I think it is high time the CJI immediately take the call and ensure that the things are brought in order... Otherwise, the outside forces tend to disturb the autonomy of the judiciary and .... we should not allow that to happen," Moily said
After the session concluded, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, offered to agree to the penal provisions in the Bill, provided it is insulated from outside interference and has a mechanism for subsistence allowance.
While the Opposition stuck to its demand that the Bill be referred to a select committee, the government, sources said, made an attempt to secure Congress support but did not eventually accept its proposal to break the deadlock.
The Congress had been disrupting Parliament from day one of the winter session, seeking first an apology and then settling for a clarification from the PM Narendra Modi over his remarks about Manmohan Singh and Hamid Ansari.
2G case verdict: It is a moral victory for the Congress because the court has held that there was no corrupt motive involved and the whole theory of loss is totally irrelevant. On both these counts, we have been vindicated: Sibal
Gujarat Assembly election result: The results show while the issues raised by Congress had a resonance among the electorate, the absence of a credible counter-narrative, an alternative vision, stopped the voters from embracing the party fully.
While the BJP, being a cadre party, has a strong organisation right from booth level complimented by the RSS machinery, the Congress has gaping holes in the organisation. The connect with the masses can be made only when workers at the ground level establish a direct contact with the voters.
Nineteen years ago, speaking just a month after Lok Sabha elections in which the Congress had been routed and the BJP had gained, Sonia Gandhi had been introspective, though upfront, about what the party needed to do.
On Saturday, Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress president at a time when the party finds itself in a severe political crisis. The transition bears an uncanny resemblance to the time when Sonia took over and the party clocked its worst performance since Independence in the 1999 elections, winning 114 seats.
Justice SK Gangele was accused of sexually harassing a woman judge following which 58 members of the Rajya Sabha, on March 4, 2015, gave a notice to the then RS Chairman to move a motion for Gangele's impeachment