The party has assigned Tom Vadakkan, a former Congress spokesperson who joined the BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections, and BJYM national secretary Anoop Kaippalli to meet archbishops, bishops and other community leaders across the country to talk about the CAA.
This Christmas break, too, temple visits have kept him occupied — in neighbouring state of Karnataka. CJI Bobde visited the Shringeri Math in Chikmagalur.
Chief Ministers including Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot, Madhya Pradesh’s Kamal Nath, Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Bhagel and Maharashtra’s Thackeray are likely to attend Jharkhand's Hemant Soren's swearing-in ceremony.
rinamool sources said a miffed Roy, whose name was announced in the House, took the step after party chief Mamata Banerjee insisted on the inclusion of Mahua Moitra in the committee.
Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi finished his speech and left the main hall, the youth sitting in the rear seats rushed to the front to click a picture with General Rawat.
An apologetic Harsh Vardhan arrived around 2 pm for the 11 am event and spoke to the audience about how gruelling such meeting are — referring to a recent nine-hour review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Although the date for Jharkhand Assembly election counting was known much in advance, Nadda had scheduled a programme for Kolkata on Monday.
AICC functionaries were told about her plan at the last minute.
Many in the party are praising AICC general secretary K C Venugopal for having ensured a sizeable presence of Congress workers from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and even from as far as Bihar.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s surprise decision to sit on a dharna at India Gate on Monday seemed to have caught the party’s leadership unawares.
J P Nadda wrote a letter to all party MPs seeking their participation in the BJP’s campaign on the “historic” decision of the Modi-led government.
Music lovers were in for a surprise political moment at the concert by rock band U2 on Sunday when Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani’s picture popped up in an audio-visual presentation during the show.
This initiative is learnt to have been taken on the suggestion of ICCR president and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.
On Thursday, when he was trying to raise an issue about the administration in the island, he was allowed to speak for more than two minutes whereas an MP usually gets a minute to speak during Zero Hour.
On Monday, Khan resigned from the Sanskrit faculty to join the Arts faculty.
One of the takeaways was said to be the merger of all nine service cadres and also trimming the Railway Board on functional lines.
Javadekar had travelled to Spain over the weekend to attend the ongoing climate change conference in Madrid.
In the previous session of Parliament, too, Shah had almost single-handedly pushed the law scrapping special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 as the Prime Minister had left it to him to lead the charge.
At the meeting which decided to do away with the subsidy for Parliament canteen, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury pointed out that the move may suit lawmakers but not the hundreds of employees and media personnel who come to Parliament in the morning and stay till late during the session.
The award to late Lini Sajeesh from Kozhikode in Kerala, who died treating a Nipah patient, was conferred posthumously and received by her husband Sajeesh.