Have been in journalism covering national politics for 23 years. Have covered six consecutive Lok Sabha elections and assembly polls in almost all the states. Currently writes on ruling BJP. Always loves to understand what’s cooking in the national politics (And ventures into the act only in kitchen at home).
The ED has registered a case against top executives of the KIIFB, the state government’s flagship entity for mobilising funds for infrastructure projects, in connection with alleged violations of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
Lok Sabha TV is the older of the two — it started operating on July 24, 2006. The channel’s vision, according to its website, is to reach the "live proceedings of the Parliament House…to every household”.
So far, the BJP has succeeded in claiming an edge in the perception war by getting a number of popular TMC leaders, including MLAs, to defect. But party leaders admitted that the “battle is not yet won
“The Mamata Banerjee government is playing dirty vendetta politics. Rakesh Singh is a popular and efficient leader with a trade union background and support of thousands of workers in Kolkata. So, cases are being framed against him,” Vijavargiya told The Indian Express in a brief interview.
Targeting the Gandhi family without taking names, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “Hum Do, Hamare Do is this: We are two people taking care of the party and there are two other people… the daughter and the ‘damad’. We, the BJP government, don't do that.”
“I have said it before and reiterate now: this Bill has nothing to do with the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir. Upayukta samay par Jammu-Kashmir ko statehood diya jayega (Jammu and Kashmir will be granted statehood at an appropriate time),” Amit Shah said.
The Budget debate was scheduled to be for 10 hours, but it went on for 14 hours 40 minutes and 117 MPs spoke. Women’s participation in these Budget (debates) was unprecedented,” the Speaker told reporters on Saturday.
Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, N K Premachandran pointed out that the advertisement mentioned that the suggestions will be submitted to the Supreme Court to “protect the interest of Indian farmers”.
Pointing out that India’s official stand is that it has not transgressed anyone's borders, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the government should be careful that no one makes such a statement to weaken the country.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also accused the BJP of a conspiracy behind the January 26 violence at the Red Fort to sabotage the farmers’ movement and alleged that the Central government has declared a war against Muslims and the farmers.
A number of Opposition members have expressed regret for the President not mentioning any solution to the ongoing farmers’ protests against the three farm Bills passed by Parliament in the monsoon session.
It just shows the lack of coordination, lack of leadership and maturity among the Opposition in Lok Sabha. Once you agree to a decision, you have to stand by it and go by it. It looks some outside forces have worked behind it.