Constitutional rules for conduct of MLAs outside the assembly came into play in Tamil Nadu
As the rebel group starts taking shape in the capital, Yadav has also been made convenor of a 16-member Opposition committee that is holding conventions on the theme of ‘Save Composite Culture [Sanjha Virasat Bachao]’ throughout the country.
The JD(U) has 10 members in the Upper House. While seven of them have sided with Nitish, three have broken off. Yadav and Anwar are operating under the banner of a new forum, Sanjha Virasat.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has given JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar one week to explain their position with regard to the party petition seeking their disqualification.
The follow-up action on the Janata Dal (United) petition seeking disqualification of Sharad Yadav from the Rajya Sabha may get under way only after a reconstitution of standing committees in the House.
The petition stated that Yadav had participated in a rally organised by the RJD in Patna on August 27, defying a party directive conveyed to him by JD(U) secretary-general K C Tyagi in writing ahead of the rally.
According to sources, the JD(U) was hoping for at least two berths in the Union Council of Ministers — a Cabinet Minister, and a Minister of State.
The JD(U) under Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has also decided to separately contest in the Election Commission (EC) the Sharad faction’s claim over the party’s name, flag and symbol.
In the letter, Tyagi stated that the RJD is organising the rally against the JD(U), as also to cover up allegations of corruption faced by Lalu and his family members.
JD(U) secretary general K C Tyagi, when asked about the likely response of party president Nitish Kumar if Yadav participates in the rally, pointed at Nitish’s remarks at the party’s national executive meeting last week.
Rijiju said Rs 100 crore has been earmarked for finding a permanent solution, and experts will help draw the plan. He rejected the charge that the government had failed to respond to the yearly floods in time and had given little financial assistance to affected states.
After Oppn brings up stone-pelting, Rajnath lists violations of security protocol by Rahul. He said that during the last two years, Rahul had undertaken 121 planned and unplanned domestic journeys. He had violated security protocol by not using a bulletproof car on 100 occasions.
Habibullah, who recently visited Srinagar and Anantnag with his family, said he found the atmosphere “very positive” to find a solution to the Kashmir issue.
Lekhi said the place where Rohith Vemula hailed from had witnessed 50 incidents of attacks on women, some of them Dalit.
An angry Congress paralysed proceedings in Rajya Sabha and walked out of Lok Sabha. Ghulam Nabi Azad Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, sought to know why were the searches being carried out now “and not a month later or before”.
During the discussion, Congress and Trinamool Congress members took on the government over demonetisation and sought to know why it was “hiding” the number of old 500 and 1000 rupee notes that had been deposited in banks post the radical step.
The political roads of Nitish and Lalu Prasad, both of whom emerged from the JP movement, have often met at the same crossing. They have played both friends and bitter rivals. Thanks to his alliance with the BJP, Nitish had a dream run, first at the Centre for six years and then in Bihar, from 2005.
In his first address inside the Central Hall of Parliament, Kovind said, “We need to sculpt a robust, high growth economy, an educated, ethical and shared community, and an egalitarian society, as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi and Deendayal Upadhyaya ji (the Jana Sangh leader)”.
Technically, Parliament comprises the President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The President nominates 12 members to Rajya Sabha from amongst people having a special knowledge or practical experience in the fields of literature, science, art, cinema and social service.
Agriculture Minister said the government had appointed a committee in 2015 and implemented its promise last year. The government, he maintained, was striving to pay double the cost of input for agricultural produce
“We suggest that he (Deo) has a look at the state of presence of the Congress on the map of India and ponder over the measures needed for reclaiming the space lost by it,” JD(U) secretary-general K C Tyagi told The Indian Express on Wednesday.
However, Somnath Chatterjee, who presided over the Lok Sabha between 2004 and 2009, took cognizance of complaints against members’ anti-party activities outside the House too.
GST rollout: As MPs walked in smiling and waving, a lone Congress MP Ananda Bhaskar Rapolu sat on a dharna in front of the Gandhi statue outside demanding immediate review and reversal of GST proposals on handloom and powerloom raw materials and products.
On the face of it, a full week is left for filing nomination papers, but in reality, it is not so.
On March 14, 1995, Kovind expressed concern over the telecast of eight to 10 films on DD’s national network, and asked if the government was aware that children were wasting most of their time watching films and serials.
Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee had canvassed so effectively for himself within the party in 2012 that there was no stopping him
Leaders of six parties - Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal, Indian National Lok Dal, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (Secular) and Samajwadi Janata Party - had announced in April 2015 that they would reunite into a new party
His shadow loomed over Rao’s reign, was linked to Iran arms running scandal and Rajiv assassination
"The situation in the Valley is so fragile that any little thing can trigger any kind of protest, including a violent protest."
Nishikant Dubey, BJP, Lok Sabha, discusses illegal immigration with The Indian Express
Thomas is scheduled to relinquish the chairmanship of the most powerful parliamentary committee at the end of this month.
Kharge mounted his attack: “I want to ask whether we are Indians or not, because he has himself said that we are living with blacks.”
Gaekwad requested Raju to lift the travel ban, which was “affecting the effective discharge” his responsibilities.
The issue cropped up again when BJP member Devji Mansingram Patel claimed Jet Airways had not provided him a seat though he had booked a flight over a month ago.
Sushma said the dean was called by her ministry Wednesday and the government’s response was conveyed to him.
Lok SABHA witnessed heated exchanges between Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Congress chief whip Jyotiraditya Scindia Thursday over the current power situation. Scindia questioned the government claim that the country has surplus power; he claimed the reality is different. Goyal used the dismal picture painted by Scindia to hit back, saying that it was on […]