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BJP fields S Suresh Kumar as its candidate for Karnataka Assembly speaker's post

The three-day-old B S Yeddyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka had collapsed on May 19, with the chief minister announcing his decision to resign without facing a trust vote, with the numbers not in his favour.

Who is a pro tem speaker

A pro-tem speaker is chosen with the agreement of the members of the Lok Sabha and legislative assembly, so that he can carry on the activities till the permanent speaker is not chosen. Once the new Speaker is elected, the office of the pro tem speaker ceases to exist.


BJP MLAs go to Jung against Speaker ‘bias’

There were instances where the Speaker of the House, Ram Niwas Goel, allegedly acted in a biased manner.

Assualt on cop in House: Speaker Atwal records statement

The policeman,who belongs to the Scheduled Caste community,was also allegedly ridiculed with casteist remarks.

Panipat MLA quits ahead of Sonia visit,fresh crisis in Haryana Cong

MUKESH BHARDWAJ CHANDIGARH,AUGUST 4 Plagued with severe infighting,the ruling Haryana Congress was plunged into fresh crisis after their MLA from Panipat Balbir Pal Shah resigned Sunday. Shah submitted his resignation to the Assembly speaker Kuldeep Sharma. A senior party leader and former minister,Shah had been feeling neglected and sidelined under the present regime. This sudden […]

Delhi HC declares expelled AAP MLA Binny independent legislator, stays Speaker's letter

Delhi HC listed the matter for further hearing on March 4.


CM Kiran Reddy seeks rejection of Telangana Bill in Assembly, leaders furious

AP Minister had earlier appealed to the Assembly Speaker and Council Chairman to reject the proposed resolution.

In bid to rein in legislators,SP suspends three MLAs

Samajwadi Party suspended three MLAs — Mahendra Kumar Singh alias Jheen Babu,Ramlal Akela and Radhey Shyam Jaiswal — from the party’s membership Wednesday

State BJP office-bearers,MLAs told to declare assets by June 15

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office-bearers and MLAs in Uttar Pradesh will have to declare details of their movable and immovable assets and liabilities by June 15.

In new Lokayukta Bill,CM will call the shots

The new Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013,which seeks to replace the existing Gujarat Lokayukta Act 1986,proposes the appointment of a Lokayukta and a maximum of four Up Lokayuktas by Governor on the recommendation of a selection committee chaired by the Chief Minister,thereby curbing the powers of Governor and High Court Chief Justice in the selection process.