Pradeep Kaushal

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Veteran politician N D Tiwari dies on 93rd birthday: Achievements, controversies marked his long run in politics
Fri, Oct 19, 2018

For many years, Tiwari was perceived as potential prime ministerial material just in case the Congress were to look for someone from beyond the dynasty. He had everything working in his favour — mass appeal in the Hindi heartland, Brahmin roots, education, proven administrative competence and wide acceptability.

Bihar: Prashant Kishor appointed JD(U) vice-president
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Announcing the appointment in New Delhi, Tyagi said that Kishor’s “expertise and experience would take the party to new heights”, and help the JD(U) reach out to social segments other than the traditional (OBC) support base.

Simply Put: Why Sir Chhotu Ram matters
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

PM Narendra Modi unveiled his statue in Haryana, Chautala too had installed one earlier. A look at the Jat leader’s legacy.

Assam Citizenship Act: JD(U) set to back AGP opposition to Bill BJP supports
Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Introduced in Lok Sabha in July 2016, the Bill is currently with a Joint Parliamentary Committee. It is likely to be taken up during the Winter Session of Parliament.

Amid lone dissent note, a look back on Aadhaar introduced as Money Bill
Thu, Sep 27, 2018

The Aadhaar Act was passed using this route since the government lacked the requisite numbers in Rajya Sabha at the time.

Kalraj Mishra appointed chairman of House panel on defence
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

While both Khanduri and Mishra are among the senior BJP leaders who have been sidelined by the present dispensation, the development signals another setback for the former. For Mishra, though, it is a consolation of sorts.

J&K’s new Governor: A traveler across political spectrum
Wed, Aug 22, 2018

After the Emergency was withdrawn in 1977, Satya Pal Malik was on the forefront of the campaign against Jagjivan Ram by Charan Singh’s followers.

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.

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