Pradeep Kaushal

Articles By Pradeep Kaushal

BJP-Sena talks in final stage, announcement soon

Sources said Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray were holding discussions over the phone. If some remaining minor issues get sorted out, an announcement of the pact could take place as early as Monday.

Maharashtra: CM Fadnavis meets Uddhav as BJP, Sena start talking alliance terms

The Sena chief, according to sources, reiterated his demand that the saffron allies return to the 1995-formula for sharing Maharashtra Assembly seats.

BSP with him after Jind, rebel Raj Kumar Saini puts spanner in BJP Haryana plans

His Loktantra Suraksha Party (LSP) surprised everyone by finishing ahead of the INLD-BSP in the recent, keenly watched Jind Assembly bypoll.

On last day, Lok Sabha MPs take back memories amid the frost

Some of the new members — 314 members of 16th Lok Sabha are first-time MPs, 165 of them of the BJP — stayed back in the House for a while after their senior colleagues had left.

In Lok Sabha, Opposition unity in tatters as CPM, Congress MPs take on TMC

As TMC members, parked in the Well, returned fire with provocative slogans, the atmosphere in the House got tense — the two sides stopped just short of a physical clash.

Amit Shah dials Uddhav Thackeray who talks of old formula and more tickets for Shiv Sena

The Sena chief, according to sources, sought a return to the 1995-formula to share Maharashtra Assembly seats with the BJP, when the Sena contested 169 of the 288 seats, while the BJP had fought 116.

Will vote against citizenship Bill if taken up in RS, says Shiv Sena

The citizenship Bill, passed by Lok Sabha on January 8 amid a walkout by the Congress, seeks to remove hurdles for migrants belonging to six minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan getting Indian citizenship.

PM Narendra Modi clears the air: Interim Budget 2019 today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it clear to the Opposition that his government will present an “interim Budget” in the Lok Sabha Friday.

Budget is a Budget, says Govt, Opposition demands vote-on-account

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge vowed to oppose the move in the Lok Sabha when the Budget is presented on February 1. Kharge argued that the government should stick to a Vote-on-Account since its term ends in May.

BJP loses Assam ally, AGP pulls out over citizenship Bill

Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Mahanta said that the decision to walk out of the alliance was in line with AGP’s stand — that the alliance would break if the BJP goes ahead with the Bill.

JPC adopts report on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The crucial question now is whether the government will make the next move by bringing the Bill to the Lok Sabha on January 7. The Winter Session is set to end on January 8.

Congress changes stand, agrees to debate Rafale deal in Lok Sabha

Until now, the Congress had continued to disrupt proceedings in Lok Sabha, demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the deal. But on Monday, it changed its stand and agreed to a discussion.

Rules panel considers automatic suspension of members who enter well of House

The Speaker expressed serious concern over the “painful manner” in which members showing “a scant regard for rules” displayed placards, entered the Well and shouted slogans.

Parliament Winter Session: Amid disruptions, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan calls meeting of rules panel

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan met leaders from various parties on Thursday to share her view and discuss what could be done.

Dam Safety Bill: its objective, the objections

The Bill provides for “surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of specified dams for prevention of dam failure related disasters and to provide for institutional mechanism to ensure their safe functioning”.

Central Hall of Parliament to have portrait of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Everybody present at Tuesday’s meeting supported the proposal.

Fresh triple talaq Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

According to the Bill, giving instant triple talaq will be illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband.

Kharge’s PAC colleagues don’t agree: ‘Where is CAG report?’

“Has the CAG given any report on the Rafale deal?” he asked, while maintaining that only when a CAG report is placed in Parliament can PAC take it up," says Bhartruhari Mahtab.

Rahul Gandhi ‘misled’ country on Rafale issue, says Rajnath Singh

The minister recited an Urdu couplet — “Hum to doobenge sanam, tumko bhi le doobenge” — to describe the Congress gameplan. “Perhaps, with this strategy, they have tried to defame this government.”

Parliament Winter Session: Govt introduces Dam Safety Bill

The Bill provides for “surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of specified dams for prevention of dam failure related disasters and to provide for institutional mechanism to ensure their safe functioning”.