Pradeep Kaushal


Lok Sabha, Bihar polls: JDU wants NDA to seal deal on seat share
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

When it was pointed out that the BJP would want the results of the last Lok Sabha elections to be the basis for the agreement, the sources said this logic was flawed.

Draft report on note ban divides House panel, BJP members say it is biased
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

BJP members Kirit Somaiya and Nishikant Dubey, sources said, called it a “biased” draft report.

Karnataka results: House hung, over to Governor Vajubhai Vala
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka Election Results 2018: Two Commissions headed by SC judges have laid down a framework for the Governor’s actions; there are precedents in decisions taken by Presidents. But Governors have of late used their discretion differently.

Kingmaker, king: Why Deve Gowda matters
Mon, May 14, 2018

In 2004, Deve Gowda secured for Siddaramaiah, who was at the time a member of his party, the post of Deputy CM in the Dharam Singh government. A year later, however, he had Siddaramaiah removed.

Shashi Tharoor led house panel to visit Arunachal and Sikkim borders, may include Rahul Gandhi
Tue, May 01, 2018

cooperation in international organisations last year. This comes days after Rahul Gandhi demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi explain resumed road-construction by the Chinese near the Doklam plateau.

Congress out to demonise institutions: Amit Shah
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Amit Shah recalled the dismissal of several Opposition-ruled state governments by different Congress governments at the Centre, including those headed by former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: All eyes on V-P Venkaiah Naidu; will he dispose plea and when?
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

If the report gives a finding that the he is indeed guilty of any misbehaviour, the motion, together with the report of the Committee, will be taken up for consideration by the House.

Impeachment of CJI: In past, futile removal motion against SC judge, probe panels for four others
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: In four instances, the notices for moving impeachment motions against Supreme Court and High Court judges were followed up by forming inquiry committees.

Bihar: ‘Unhappy with BJP, but Nitish not looking at NDA exit’
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief and Nitish Kumar is said to be disappointed with the saffron party over a variety of reasons.

In Fact: Why politicians contest two seats, why EC wants to limit them to one
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

The Law Commission has agreed with the proposal to bar a person from contesting more than one seat at a time but has not endorsed the alternative proposal that winning candidates also shoulder the cost of ensuing by-elections.

Day after minister’s announcement: Not aware of decision on NDA MPs giving up pay, say Sena, RLSP
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

“No NDA meeting was held. It is their (BJP members’) decision if they are foregoing their salaries and allowances,” Sanjay Raut told The Indian Express.

On questions, what rules of Lok Sabha say
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The Gujarat Assembly has issued an order restricting the number of unstarred questions an MLA can ask to three per week. Is that unusual?

In repeated govt attempts to gag media, broadly similar scripts ending in rollback
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

Before this week, governments have pushed the narrative of ‘fake’ or ‘false’ news earlier in 1982, 1988, and 2017. The circumstances and fallouts of attempts at putting curbs on journalists have several similarities. A recall of the battles for media freedom in India.

For now, other allies behind Modi govt but LJP asks BJP to introspect
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

The Shiv Sena, which has been a bit of a headache to the BJP, was not ready to take sides with the two Andhra parties — TDP and YSR Congress Party — which are both pressing no-confidence motions.

Gujarat Congress may move court: MLAs suspended for 3 years, rule says only one session
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani said, “Under the Gujarat Assembly rules, a member of the Assembly cannot be suspended for more than the session. Sub Section 2 of Section 52 is quite clear... I have brought this to the Speaker’s attention."

Guillotine: Fast-track lawmaking
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

What is the parliamentary procedure that was applied on Wednesday to pass all outstanding Demands for Grants in the Budget?

Budget session: Parliament thaw likely next week
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

Sources said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has already indicated during informal discussions with Opposition leaders that the government may reformulate the motion to accommodate their demand, and that this move has Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s backing.

PNB fraud debate: Speaker’s meeting inconclusive 
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

Opposition parties refused to budge from their demand for a discussion on the issue through an adjournment motion, which entails voting.

As Opposition mulls CJI impeachment, look at judges who faced proceedings
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Justice Ramaswami found himself in the eye of a storm in 1990 following media reports that he had made conspicuously lavish expenditure on his official residence during his tenure in Chandigarh.

JDU: Ready for Bihar polls in December if states, Lok Sabha go to polls together
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

JD(U) secretary-general K C Tyagi today told The Indian Express that his party favours the idea of simultaneous state and national elections, floated by the PM.