Pradeep Kaushal

Articles By Pradeep Kaushal

Maharashtra Assembly Elections: Allies still, BJP, Sena keep options open

Buoyant after its success in the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP appears keen on retaining its dominance in the state Assembly — the party currently has 122 seats in the 288-member House.

No talks with Hurriyat, only with people of J&K…will continue to claim PoK: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah ruled out any talks with the separatist Hurriyat Conference and declared that India will continue to claim the territories of Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Aksai Chin.

‘New India’ resolution: Speaker Om Birla urges PM Modi to take up Parliament building expansion

Birla said it is the wish of members that Parliament building of the world’s largest republic and democracy should be magnificent.

History headline: Gaya Lal, and Haryana art of defection

For Haryana, carved out of Punjab on November 1, 1966, it was its first Assembly election. While the Congress won, it was with a thin majority of 48 out of 81 seats.

Lawmakers work overtime, Lok Sabha session set to be most productive in 20 years

Lok Sabha has already passed 30 Bills while the Rajya Sabha is done with 25 bills. The government proposes to pass four more legislations in the remaining three sittings of the Upper House.

Narendra Modi: Bid to ‘erase memories’ of ex-PMs, will build museum

Modi said there have been efforts to create adverse impressions of some great Indian leaders, including Dr B R Ambedkar and Sardar Patel.

Trump’s remarks on Kashmir: PM Modi must come to Parliament, make statement, asks Opposition

The Opposition parties Tuesday refused to settle for the statement made in both Houses by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who denied that any such request was made to Trump.

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?