Pradeep Kaushal


In four Parliament sessions under NDA govt, only monsoon session was a washout
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

A review of the sessions indicates that the first three sessions saw considerable business being addressed by both Houses with only the last session transacting very little work.

Winter Session: Government braces for Opposition offensive
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

The BJP parliamentary party executive and NDA leaders will meet at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the day.

National anthem row: Ansari admits motion against Rajasthan Governor’s removal
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The admission has been made as a “No-Day-Yet-Named Motion”, implying that no date has been fixed for taking it up.

Kalyan Singh to Jaswant Singh to Uma Bharti: shining, fading
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

The BJP has seen several formidable leaders fade after falling out with the top leadership.

Nitish and Lalu: A new embrace and an old association
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

In the glare of victory, it was visible that Nitish and Lalu share a political past spanning a few decades.

JD(U), Congress to work closely in winter session
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

The JD(U), on its part, had to overcome a psychological barrier vis-a-vis the Congress, since theirs is a platform of former socialists, most of them Lohiaites who were anti-Congress.

Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: Shiv Sena plans to contest all 403 seats
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

"We have deputed 100 party leaders to Lucknow and other areas of the state to put the party units in place and begin the process of shortlisting candidates,” said Sanjay Raut.

In discussion on Bihar, speakers reflect on Nitish Kumar’s popularity
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Tyagi was confident that in Bihar “it would be the Nitish model of development that would prevail and not the Gujarat model”.

Shiv Sena finds Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has first right to symbol
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

The Bihar poll entry comes amid muscle-felxing between the Sena and its ally the BJP ahead of the Mumbai municipal polls.

BSP in Bihar: 13 seats in six polls, a high of five
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The party could not win any seat in the last election, in 2010, while polling 3.27 per cent of the votes in the 239 seats it contested.

Nitish Kumar plays on caste and inter-caste, not communalism
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

Nitish campaign managers believe that it would only help the BJP polarise voters along religious lines and clinch the ensuing assembly polls in its favour.

Mulayam Singh Yadav meets Sharad Yadav, Lalu Prasad; buys time
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Despite Sharad’s emphasis on the “impeccable secular credentials of Mulayam”, there was speculation that the SP decision was linked to a meeting Mulayam had with PM Narendra Modi.

Mulayam Singh: Can the mood spoiler be won back to the Grand Alliance?
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Sources in the Janata Parivar said it was a known fact that Mulayam did not have any mass base in Bihar. Therefore, they said, they were not worried about any prospect of a loss of votes.

Mulayam Singh Yadav deserts Nitish-Lalu, Sharad says will win him back
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav told reporter that the party would contest independently in Bihar and “jitna woh de rahe thai, ussey zyada jeetenge (will win more than what was being offered)”.

Government climbdown: Fresh land ordinance minus key amendments likely by month-end
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Sources said the fresh ordinance was likely to be in sync with the report set to be presented by the parliamentary panel.

GST Bill: Govt reaches out, Congress says show the bill
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Kharge said that one has to see which provisions have been accepted or deleted in the GST bill.

Special session for GST? Govt may take call today
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The Government wants to roll out the GST from April 2016. It had, therefore, moved the GST Bill for consideration in the Rajya Sabha during the last session.

Bihar: Arvind Kejriwal will campaign against BJP, to share stage with Nitish Kumar
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

AAP sources said Arvind Kejriwal has also been invited to a Bihar government function next week.

Bihar polls: AAP plans Delhi meet to boost Nitish
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Message will be to vote and mobilise support for Nitish when participants visit Bihar for Chhath

Lok Sabha: The history and circumstances of suspending MPs
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s decision to suspend 25 Congress MPs wasn’t unprecedented. Does drastic action help run a chaotic House better?

Pakistan doesn’t invite J&K Speaker, India protests, warns of boycott, says LS Speaker
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

Mahajan said Speakers of all states 'unanimously' decided that India will boycott the meeting if J&K Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta is not invited.

Land bill: Modi govt gives in, agrees to bring back UPA’s key provisions
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

Sources said all the 11 BJP members in the Joint Committee of Parliament on land bill on Monday moved amendments seeking to bring back social impact assessment and consent clause.

Bihar polls: Janata Parivar plans joint campaign to project united image
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

The common campaign is expected to get underway in a few days even as the allies get set to address the more difficult task of working out a seat-sharing arrangement.

The People’s President Reached out his hand and put his foot down as well
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Known as the people’s President, he was the first occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhawan who connected to masses, particularly the youth, who accessed him via the internet.

From stage, PM Modi showers praise on Shashi Tharoor
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Tharoor's speech gelled with the feelings of patriotic Indians on the issue and also shows what impression one can leave with effective arguments by saying the right things at the right place, Modi said.

Food panel to meet Monday over canteen subsidy
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The role of the committee is recommendatory and the final call will be taken by the government.

Not just MPs eat subsidised food, stresses Speaker
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she was speaking on the subject as an RTI query revealed that the canteen got a total subsidy of Rs 60.7 crore during the last five years.

Prachanda looks ahead at Constitution and sending signal to ‘insurgents of all shades’
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

In India on New Delhi’s invite, former Nepal PM and Maoist leader is optimistic about reaching a consensus on Constitution.

In election season, JD(U) reaches out to AAP, Nitish Kumar meets Arvind Kejriwal
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Sources said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Arvind Kejriwal twice at the Delhi CM’s residence recently.

Bihar polls: BJP allies for collective leadership, early campaign
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

RLSP's Upendra Kushwaha has suggested that the BJP project a collective leadership and launch its campaign early to check the JD(U)-RJD combine from gaining mileage.

Portuguese guru behind Yoga Day idea
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

According to sources within the BJP, Nagendra told PM Modi about the need for taking the World Yoga Day idea forward.

Lalu accepts Nitish Kumar as CM, says ready to ‘drink poison’ to crush the ‘cobra’ of communalism
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

"I am determined to crush the hood of this snake, this cobra of communalism," Lalu asserted, referring to BJP, which is certain to go all out to wrest Bihar from JD(U).

Bihar logjam: Nitish, Lalu to hold talks in Delhi today
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

The ground for talks was set by JD(U) president Sharad Yadav, who held elaborate discussions with both Nitish and Lalu in Patna on Friday.

Remark on Speake: Lok Sabha sends complaint against Jairam to RS
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Since rules say that a privilege notice against an MP be considered by the House to which he belongs, Lok Sabha sent the matter to Rajya Sabha.

Bihar Polls: JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav to try stitch a broad rainbow alliance against BJP
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

JD(U) leader plans to rope in Left parties, NCP along with Cong and RJD

Bihar elections: Congress-JD(U) alliance ‘inevitable’
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Alliance before polls irrespective of RJD position, Nitish to be projected as CM.