Sources said Yadav may take a lawyer along to buttress his arguments at the final hearing. Naidu had earlier directed Yadav to appear before him in person on October 30 with regard to the petition filed by Singh seeking his disqualification on account of defection.
The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, brought in by the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan, carries echoes of the draconian Defamation Bill which then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi tried to enact and was forced to abandon in 1988.
The summons have been sent under terms of sub-rule (7) of Rule 7 of the Members of Rajya Sabha (Disqualification on Ground of election) Rules, 1985, read with the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, it was informed.
While one tweet questioned the state of economy vis-à-vis the government’s record on tackling hunger, the other raised a question mark over the impartiality of the Election Commission over the Gujarat poll dates.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.