The Supreme Court on Friday questioned Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa’s decision to advance the assembly session to December last year from this January, asking what difference would it have made if the sitting was held as originally scheduled. “What would be the change or the difference if the assembly proceedings would have taken place on pre-scheduled January 14 instead of December 16,” a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice J S Khehar, said. The poser ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
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Hardening her stance, People’s Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday made it clear that she will not form the government with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jammu and Kashmir if the Narendra Modi dispensation does not create a ‘conducive atmosphere’ by committing confidence building measures for the state. “There are problems within problems. To face these difficulties, we need to have support and, to have that, a conducive atmosphere (for forming government).Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday defended the governor’s sanction for prosecuting Congress leader Ashok Chavan in Adarsh scam case, stating the step was taken as per the advice of the state’s top law officer and rejected the ‘vendetta’ charge. Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday gave sanction to the Central Bureau of Investigation to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the case, days after the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Seeking to put an end to uncertainty, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has asked People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti and state Bharatiya Janata Party chief Sat Pal Sharma to clarify their stand on the government formation on Tuesday. Vohra has called Mehbooba and Sharma for separate meetings on Tuesday to discuss the issue of government formation in the state which is under governor’s rule since January 8, a day after then chief minister Mufti Sayeed passed away.Rediff.com, 1 week ago Governor rule imposed in Jammu Kashmir, Sonia to meet Mehbooba today IndiaTV News, 1 month ago
A day after National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said he was open to discuss a tie-up with the Bharatiya Janata Party for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, his son and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday ruled out an alliance with the saffron outfit, saying the party “is not power hungry” and would not make an “ideological compromise”. “NC is not power hungry and is not interested in political power that comes through an ideological ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Even after the end of mourning period, there were no indications on Monday about how soon a new government would be formed in Jammu and Kashmir, with the People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti maintaining suspense and the Bharatiya Janata Party saying it will wait for the ally to make the first move amid its wish to see the existing power-sharing arrangement to continue. Mehbooba, who is tipped to be the next chief minister, has kept the suspense on over when she will start steps to ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Opposition on Friday closed ranks in Rajya Sabha demanding recall of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, forcing three adjournments in the pre-lunch session as Trinamool Congress and Samajwadi Party staged a walk-out over the issue. Protesting in the house for the fourth consecutive day on the issue, Leader of the Opposition and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said he has given a notice for adjournment of business to discuss the Arunachal Pradesh issue saying the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi submits a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. Party vice president Rahul Gandhi is also seen. Photograph: PTI photo Accusing the Narendra Modi government of trying to 'oust' the Congress regime in Arunachal Pradesh with a 'pre-planned design', Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders met President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday and lodged a strong protest against state Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With the Opposition attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government over the Central Bureau of Investigation raids on Delhi government offices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office was not raided and the action related to a graft case registered before the Aam Aadmi Party came to power. “The chief minister’s office has not been raided. The raid has nothing to do with Arvind Kejriwal or his tenure. There is a corruption case ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
One long-pending issue RBI has been trying to sort with the government is pensions. About 16,700 employees of the Reserve Bank of India, including chief general managers, would go on mass casual leave on Thursday, in protest, they say, against the Centre’s intervention in the autonomy of the central bank and to sort pension-related issues. While the mass leave is not a strike, union leaders say they could go for longer strikes if the government does not change its stance. The employees ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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