There is lack of clarity within the Congress too. Not one leader from either party was ready to speak on record about whether the demand of the Patels is bona fide.
The Congress now finds itself in a spot as it is locked in a bitter tussle with the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi and its leader is set to campaign for the alliance in which it is a partner.
Kharge said that one has to see which provisions have been accepted or deleted in the GST bill.
‘I can bring a number of MLAs with me. It is for the BJP to decide how many MLAs they will be in a position to take,’ says Himanta, who will cross over Friday.
A joint statement, issued after talks between PM Modi and UAE Crown Prince, asked countries to abandon the use of terrorism against others and dismantle terror infrastructures on their soil.
Modi’s speech covered a range of topics from terrorism, the “new-look India”, the warm welcome that he received in the UAE and initiatives launched by his government for Indian expatriates.
Monday’s event was a big show of strength by the Indian community in Dubai.
Modi met the movers and shakers of UAE business at Masdar, a zero carbon city and a centre of hi-tech innovation on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.
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There are nearly 2.6 million Indians in UAE which constitutes 30 per cent of the total population.
A labour camp is an unlikely place to visit for a head of state, but ICAD is scheduled to be Modi’s second stop in Abu Dhabi after Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Rahul Gandhi said the IPL has two networks, one visible on the field and the other “Lalit Modi’s secretive network”.
This will be Modi’s maiden visit to an Islamic country — and the first by an Indian PM in 34 years to the UAE, a country in which over 2 million Indians live and work, and send home an estimated $ 12 billion every year
Lok Sabha leaders said the party had little option after other parties including the SP took a stand in favour of a discussion.
Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said “it was wrong propaganda by the government that the Congress opposed GST on the floor of the House."
Amarinder did quit the Congress once. In 1984, after Operation Blue Star, he joined the Akali Dal and became a minister in the Surjit Singh Barnala government.
Jaitley argued that 'if such comments were to be interpreted as a breach of privilege, free speech would be endangered.'
Opening another front against the government, Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, charged that the voice of the three states of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh is being "suppressed".
CPM’s P Karunakaran said they would attend the House on Thursday and request Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to withdraw the suspensions.
For now, the Congress does not seem to be in a mood to give up. The government’s U-turn on the land bill is also a shot in its arm.
The Congress went fancier from day two, with printed slogans in multiple colours.
Buoyed by support from many parties Congress members from both Houses sat in protest for nearly an hour near the Mahatma Gandhi statue on the Parliament complex.
Congress MPs from both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha will hold a protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament on Tuesday.
She also made it clear that that there can be no productive discussion and no meaningful proceedings as long as 'those responsible for their wrong-doings remain in office.'
Sushma Swaraj said she had conveyed on 'day one' through Jaitley that she was ready to respond to all charges being made against her.
Calling statements coming from the BJP and government as “provocative” and “unwarranted”, the Congress questioned the “sincerity” of the government in breaking the logjam.
Naidu accused the Congress for the Parliament impasse and noted that the land and GST bills were sent to parliamentary committees due to the Opposition’s demands.
We have taken a stand...It’s not a question of going with the Opposition, Shiv Sena said.
Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, expresses his indignation in this interview to Manoj C G.
The Congress is now recalling the statements Jaitley and Sushma had made, arguing that the BJP had set the precedent for disruption.
Moves notice for privilege motion over Facebook post, rattled Cong asks how BJP MP allowed to do so
Congress party put up a brave face and rejected demand for Rawat’s resignation, saying “it was only speculation that there were other people involved”.
Sushma Swaraj said she will disclose the name of a senior Congress leader who allegedly pressured her to give a diplomatic passport to Santosh Bagrodia, an accused in the coal scam case
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, speaks to Indian Express.
Rajya Sabha saw repeated adjournments with opposition members creating uproar, including by trooping into the Well of the House.
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