Pradeep Kaushal

Articles By Pradeep Kaushal

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”.

Congress notice for adjournment motion on Rafale deal in Lok Sabha likely today

While the government has repeatedly said that it is ready for a discussion on all issues, it is not clear if it would agree to the admission of an adjournment motion.

Jammu-Kashmir assembly dissolved: Constitutional experts divided over Governor’s move

Former secretary-general of the Lok Sabha Subhash Kashyap said, "Politics apart, the governor has not done anything which can be called unconstituional.”

Opposition conclave set for Nov 22 deferred: Chandrababu Naidu

Says Assembly polls the reason, seeks to meet before Parliament session

All eyes on November 17 Jind rally: Ajay Chautala backs son, says there will be war

Striving to project himself as a man forced to fight back after being denied his right, Ajay, alluding to the message of the Pandavs conveyed by Krishna to the Kauravs after his peace mission had failed, said, “Yachana nahin, ab rann hoga (No begging, there will be war now).”

Janpath, 1991: when ‘snooping’ led to the collapse of a government

27 years before the four Intelligence Bureau operatives were arrested outside Alok Verma house, Haryana cops outside Rajiv Gandhi home

Congress to leave some seats for LJD in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

Left parties, which have pockets of influence in the two states, would also be part of the bandwagon. But there will be no tie-up in Chhattisgarh, where the CPI has already gone along with the BSP and Chhattisgarh Janata Congress of former CM Ajit Jogi.

Veteran politician N D Tiwari dies on 93rd birthday: Achievements, controversies marked his long run in politics

For many years, Tiwari was perceived as potential prime ministerial material just in case the Congress were to look for someone from beyond the dynasty. He had everything working in his favour — mass appeal in the Hindi heartland, Brahmin roots, education, proven administrative competence and wide acceptability.

Bihar: Prashant Kishor appointed JD(U) vice-president

Announcing the appointment in New Delhi, Tyagi said that Kishor’s “expertise and experience would take the party to new heights”, and help the JD(U) reach out to social segments other than the traditional (OBC) support base.

Simply Put: Why Sir Chhotu Ram matters

PM Narendra Modi unveiled his statue in Haryana, Chautala too had installed one earlier. A look at the Jat leader’s legacy.