Pradeep Kaushal

Articles By Pradeep Kaushal

Opposition targets govt: No roadmap for $5 trillion goal

The BJP, on the other hand, argued that anti-corruption measures remained on paper till Prime Minister Narendra Modi started taking initiatives on them.

Karnataka crisis: The Speaker’s rulebook, explained

Faced with resignation letters from 16 MLAs, the Karnataka Speaker has said he needs to go through the rulebook before taking a decision. What do these rules prescribe for the Speaker in such situations?

Congress, NC, DMK stage walkout in Lok Sabha

Congress Parliamentary Party leader Sonia Gandhi could be seen giving instructions to Congress floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and other party MPs even before the proceedings had got underway.

Raj Thackeray meets CEC, Sonia Gandhi in Delhi, talks EVMs

Thackeray met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora earlier in the day and demanded that the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra be conducted through paper ballots.

Lok Sabha: Well turns hot spot as Congress raises tax on jawans’ pension

The Speaker went ahead with maiden short speeches of members and Congress members remained standing and speaking loudly.

Parliament Monsoon session: Bill to amend Aadhaar Act moved in Lok Sabha

Rolling out stiff penalties for violation of norms, the Bill proposes to amend the Aadhaar Act 2016 and replace an ordinance promulgated in March.

Explained: What purpose would simultaneous polls serve?

At present, there is an election in one state or the other at almost any given time, and those who favour simultaneous polls argue that the Model Code of Conduct gets in the way of the government announcing projects or policy plans.

After applause, Opposition reminds Speaker Om Birla: Have to be neutral

Congratulating Om Birla on his election to the office of Speaker, Chowdhury pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said outside the House that henceforth there will be no “ruling (paksh) or opposition (vipaksh) — only an impartial system”.

Om Birla is Lok Sabha Speaker: Grassroots politician who rose through the BJP youth ranks

Birla has the backing of not only NDA partners, including the AIADMK, but the YSR Congress Party and the Biju Janata Dal as well. President Kovind has scheduled the election for the post on Wednesday.

Owaisi responds to Jai Shri Ram chants: Jai Bheem, Allahu Akbar

Retweeting a video of his oath-taking, put out by the AIMIM, Owaisi later tweeted, “Today, I was welcomed with some slogans when I stood up to take my oath on the Constitution of India.”

17th Lok Sabha: Members add colour, chorus as House meets

The chants by newly elected BJP MPs resumed when Modi took oath as a member. On the other side, the opposition members silently watched.

PM Modi calls heads of all political parties to talk one nation, one election

During the meeting, Opposition leaders raised a number of issues, including farm distress, drought, unemployment, independence of institutions, “weakening of federalism”, and the J&K polls.

Why Cabinet Committees are formed, what are the functions of each

The Union government released the composition of eight Cabinet Committees, including two new ones — one on Investment, the other on Employment and Skill Development. What are these Cabinet Committees for?

BJP eye on poll-bound states

Modi has inducted seven ministers, the largest chunk after UP, from Maharashtra.

Nitish’s JD(U) decides not to join govt, for now

“We are not joining the government. This is our decision,” JD(U) general secretary Pavan Varma announced in New Delhi on Thursday evening.

The stage is set: PM Modi, his council of ministers take oath today

Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony: Amit Shah reached out to leaders of other BJP allies over phone, asking them to inform him about their respective choices for ministerial posts.

Explained: The making of a Union Cabinet

BJP enjoys a majority but the PM looks to keep allies on board. Forming the Cabinet has been a complex exercise over the years, with the ruling party looking to give representation to allies, states, communities.

Puncture myth of fear among minorities… those who opposed are also ours: PM Modi

PM Modi also bowed before the Constitution and told new MPs that there could not be a dividing line for a people’s representative. Proceedings began with an instrumental rendition of Vande Mataram. And most MPs sang along.

Maharashtra: State BJP chief didn’t help in my campaign, says Shiv Sena’s Aurangabad candidate

“His son-in-law Harshvardhan Jadhav was among my rivals in Aurangabad,” Khaire said on Wednesday.

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.