Pradeep Kaushal


Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Along with mass appeal, a carefully crafted path, persona
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

During the 1989 national executive meeting at Palampur, when the BJP, at the instance of the RSS, resolved to join the Ram Janmabhoomi movement led by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Vajpayee steered clear of the plan.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election: NDA’s pick Harivansh Singh chose journalism over bank officer’s job
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Harivansh Narayan Singh is the first JD(U) man to be picked up by the BJP dispensation for a job at the Centre in the backdrop of a long-held grouse of Nitish that even while he had given a full representation to the BJP in his government, the other side had not reciprocated it at the Centre.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to participate in Mamata’s mega rally in January
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Banerjee extended an invite to Thackeray for the January 19, 2019, rally, during her meeting with Sena’s parliamentary party leader Sanjay Raut at TMC office in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Rahul Gandhi’s hug & wink: Congress claims spontaneous, BJP thinks it is just drama
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

While the Congress lauded Rahul’s “unscripted” gesture, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the “drama” was against Parliament decorum, while Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the hug reminded him of the Chipko Movement in Uttarakhand.

No-confidence motion in Parliament: Unable to decide, BJD walks out
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Sources said BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took the decision to stay clear of the debate because the TDP had moved the motion.

Monsoon Session: After boycott, Shiv Sena leader says ‘lost people’s confidence’
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

On Friday, Chandrakant Khaire, Sena chief whip in Lok Sabha, said, “Don’t talk about yesterday. Talk about today. Our decision is to boycott the discussion.”

No-trust motion fight between majority and morality: Andhra Pradesh CM
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

The TDP, which is scheduled to face an Assembly election along with the Lok Sabha polls early next year, used the no-confidence motion to take to the people the party’s demand for special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Will they, won’t they: AIADMK, BJD, TRS keep their cards close to chest ahead of no-confidence vote
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Sources disclosed that left to themselves, people belonging to the 37-strong AIADMK group were inclined to take a neutral stand and abstain during voting.

2019 Lok Sabha polls: In tight spot, Nitish Kumar may have to bargain hard for seats
Fri, Jul 06, 2018

In the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Nitish Kumar would be looking to field candidates in a “respectable” number of seats out of the 40 constituencies in Bihar.

Lok Sabha, Bihar polls: JDU wants NDA to seal deal on seat share
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

When it was pointed out that the BJP would want the results of the last Lok Sabha elections to be the basis for the agreement, the sources said this logic was flawed.

Draft report on note ban divides House panel, BJP members say it is biased
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

BJP members Kirit Somaiya and Nishikant Dubey, sources said, called it a “biased” draft report.

Karnataka results: House hung, over to Governor Vajubhai Vala
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka Election Results 2018: Two Commissions headed by SC judges have laid down a framework for the Governor’s actions; there are precedents in decisions taken by Presidents. But Governors have of late used their discretion differently.

Kingmaker, king: Why Deve Gowda matters
Mon, May 14, 2018

In 2004, Deve Gowda secured for Siddaramaiah, who was at the time a member of his party, the post of Deputy CM in the Dharam Singh government. A year later, however, he had Siddaramaiah removed.

Shashi Tharoor led house panel to visit Arunachal and Sikkim borders, may include Rahul Gandhi
Tue, May 01, 2018

cooperation in international organisations last year. This comes days after Rahul Gandhi demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi explain resumed road-construction by the Chinese near the Doklam plateau.

Congress out to demonise institutions: Amit Shah
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Amit Shah recalled the dismissal of several Opposition-ruled state governments by different Congress governments at the Centre, including those headed by former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: All eyes on V-P Venkaiah Naidu; will he dispose plea and when?
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

If the report gives a finding that the he is indeed guilty of any misbehaviour, the motion, together with the report of the Committee, will be taken up for consideration by the House.

Impeachment of CJI: In past, futile removal motion against SC judge, probe panels for four others
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: In four instances, the notices for moving impeachment motions against Supreme Court and High Court judges were followed up by forming inquiry committees.

Bihar: ‘Unhappy with BJP, but Nitish not looking at NDA exit’
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief and Nitish Kumar is said to be disappointed with the saffron party over a variety of reasons.

In Fact: Why politicians contest two seats, why EC wants to limit them to one
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

The Law Commission has agreed with the proposal to bar a person from contesting more than one seat at a time but has not endorsed the alternative proposal that winning candidates also shoulder the cost of ensuing by-elections.

Day after minister’s announcement: Not aware of decision on NDA MPs giving up pay, say Sena, RLSP
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

“No NDA meeting was held. It is their (BJP members’) decision if they are foregoing their salaries and allowances,” Sanjay Raut told The Indian Express.