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Explained: Why Nitish underlined Amit Shah’s hand in Kishor’s appointment

Prashant Kishor had already worked with us. I have affection for him. BJP national president Amit Shah had called me twice (asking that Kishor be given a position)... (But) It is up to the people of the state to decide my successor," said Nitish Kumar.

Explained: What the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim means for the Dera and politics in the region

In Punjab, the Dera supported the Congress in the 2007 Assembly polls. In 2012, however, it chose to remain neutral, and followers were left to decide on their own. In the 2014 Haryana Assembly elections, however, the Dera came out in full support of the BJP.

Disruptions cut into Winter Session productivity: Sixth of LS time lost in this Parliament

In its report, PRS Legislative Research said the productivity of Lok Sabha during the session was 46%, and that of Rajya Sabha, 26%.

Explained: Why CJI Gogoi has nominated Justice Sikri on committee to decide CBI chief’s powers

The CJI's decision to recuse himself from being part of the Committee is based on the circumstances of the case. The CJI himself authored the judgment on the judicial side and passed specific directions in the matter.