This was the first meeting between the two after Thackeray assumed chief ministership of Maharashtra. The Sena was earlier a part of NDA, but formed the government in Maharashtra with the Congress and NCP after parting ways with the BJP.
Lalu Yadav, who is in jail in Ranchi in a fodder scam case, is learnt to have been informed of reservations of some of the allies on Tejashwi’s leadership but was not receptive to any suggestion for change.
Access to Central Hall, where members of both Houses of Parliament meet, is currently granted to only over 200 senior journalists who have fulfilled the criteria laid down by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.