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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pradeep Kaushal


Delhi Assembly elections: Door left ajar for allies, each wants ample space
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Dushyant Chautala’s JJP, which shares power with the BJP in Haryana, is learnt to have expressed an interest in fighting from 12 seats — including Najafgarh, Mundka, Mahipalpur, Mehrauli, Nangloi, Badarpur, Devli and Chhatarpur.

Govt & BJP blame Opp, but allies back students, JDU says sack V-C
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The party’s ruling ally in Bihar, JD(U), demanded the immediate sacking of Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, and an inquiry by a Supreme Court judge into Sunday’s violence on the campus.

Explained: How the Preamble was adopted
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

The Constitution, particularly its Preamble, has frequently been at the centre of the ongoing debate over the Citizenship Amendment Act. How it was introduced in the Constituent Assembly, discussed, and adopted.

Ajit Pawar to be deputy chief minister in Uddhav government, Ashok Chavan also to get Cabinet post
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

The Congress has a total quota of 13 ministers, besides the post of the Assembly speaker.

Pragya’s privilege complaint against Rahul Gandhi sent to panel
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Birla, who was addressing a media conference, stated in response to a question that he had sent complaints against different members to the committees concerned. It was now for these panels to take a call on them.

Explained: Anglo-Indian quota, its history, MPs
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Constitution Amendment passed by Parliament effectively does away with reservation for Anglo-Indian members in Lok Sabha, Assemblies. A look at these provisions, and MPs nominated under this quota.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill divisive, stokes fear, insecurity: Opposition
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

With the BJD, AIADMK and YSRCP backing the Bill, and former BJP ally Shiv Sena not openly opposing it, the ruling alliance is set to cross the halfway mark in the 240-member House, where five seats are vacant.

BJP allies back Citizenship Amendment Bill, Shiromani Akali Dal asks why Muslims out
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

While JD(U) and LJP backed the Bill, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Sukhbir Singh Badal asked, “I just want to request, why don’t we add the names of Muslims in this Bill ?”

Castration to lynching, MPs seek stringent action for rape
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said there is no room for any mercy or age considerations for heinous offenders.

Lok Sabha Speaker and unruly MPs: What House rules say
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Rule 378 of the Rules for the Conduct of Business states: “The Speaker shall preserve order and shall have all powers necessary for the purpose of enforcing own decisions.”

Deal in works: Uddhav Maharashtra CM for five years, deputies from Congress, NCP
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Sources said that if all goes according to plan, the new formation will have two Deputy Chief Ministers — one each from the NCP and Congress.

Let Farooq attend, Opposition tells PM at all-party meet before House session
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Buoyant after the recent Assembly election results which didn’t give the BJP the results it expected, the Opposition is gearing up to take on the government over the economic slow-down, unemployment and farm distress, apart from Kashmir.

At all-party meeting, Speaker Om Birla calls for smooth winter session
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

3-hr special joint session on Nov 26 to mark Constitution Day

Explained: President’s Rule in Maharashtra, what next?
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

President's rule: This is not the end of the road for any formation in Maharashtra. In fact, all players now have time to work out their alliances and head to Raj Bhavan to stake their claim to form a government.

History Headline: When snooping brought down a CM and a PM
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

The recent WhatsApp row and the storm it has kicked up in political corridors — while the Opposition alleged that the government had a role in the snooping, the latter brought up the “bugging” of then finance minister Pranab Mukherjee’s office during the UPA regime in 2011 — is only another version of this cloak-and-dagger drama that’s old hat for Indian politicians.

Maharashtra deadlock: As Sena goes into huddle, BJP expects ally to soften stand
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

The BJP believes if a government is not formed, the Sena will have to explain to the people why it failed to honour the public mandate.

JJP in after outrage over Kanda: Dushyant gives Khattar and BJP the numbers, gets No. 2
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

The announcement was made by BJP national president Amit Shah in the presence of Khattar, Chautala and BJP working president J P Nadda, bringing to an end moves that saw it explore the option of teaming with Independents including Gopal Kanda of the Haryana Lokhit Party.

Shiv Sena: Sharad Pawar a leader of standing, ED has made bank case political
Sat, Sep 28, 2019

Raut said the Enforcement Directorate (ED) case against Pawar is generating sympathy for him and galvanising the cadre of a party on the decline.

Maharashtra Assembly Elections: Allies still, BJP, Sena keep options open
Wed, Aug 28, 2019

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
Wed, Aug 07, 2019

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.