The Congress party’s campaign for resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Parliament on Wednesday came to a naught as the minister made a spirited defence and was backed by the government, which said a "mountain was made out of what was not even a mole hill". Lok Sabha, on the penultimate day of the Monsoon session which has been virtually washed out, took up a discussion on Lalit Modi issue and saw spirited arguments and counter arguments between treasury and ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'Sushma, Smriti will not resign; this is NDA govt not UPA' - Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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NDA under Mr Modi is as focused on the rural poor with doles and hand-outs as the UPA under Dr Singh was, explains A K Bhattacharya. Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Photograph: Reuters If you need any proof of how the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Narendra Modi has made no significant departures from the economic policies followed by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government under Manmohan ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In a climbdown, the Bharatiya Janata Party has agreed to bring back the key provisions of United Progressive Alliance land law including the ones on consent clause and social impact assessment and drop controversial amendments brought by the Narendra Modi government in December last year through an ordinance. Sources said all the 11 BJP members in the Joint Committee of Parliament on land bill on Monday moved amendments seeking to bring back the social impact assessment and consent clause. With ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Land Bill U-turn: Another defeat for the Modi govt Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago Cracks deepen in NDA over land bill Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Congress party on Thursday said the National Democratic Alliance government’s Goods and Services Tax Bill was a ‘distortion’ of the legislation drafted by the United Progressive Alliance government. Former Union minister and Congress leader Veerappa Moily said: “Passing the GST Bill in its present form makes no sense.” The Narendra Modi government is keen to get the Bill cleared by the Rajya Sabha (where it is short on numbers) in the coming Parliament session.Rediff.com, 2 months ago GST Bill: Congress sets tough conditions for support in RS Rediff.com, 2 months ago Modigate: Govt turns tables on Congress, asks why didn't they bring Lalit back Rediff.com, 2 months ago
‘No President was ever loved so much… it seemed as if he was Nehru in another form’ 'Dr Kalam used to often write poetry. Sometimes, while paying respects to departed soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti, he would compose a poem and quietly pass it on to me' President Pranab Mukherjee pays an emotional tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam, a colleague, a friend and the People's President President Pranab Mukherjee salutes, as he pays respects to the body of former ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Organiser, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s organ, has alleged that prestigious institutes like Indian Institute of Technology were being turned into places for "anti-India and anti-Hindu" activities. Suggesting that political motives were behind opposition by some IIMs to the government's moves, the article said that the Left and the Congress "still control the premium institutes" and both parties are "masters" at "ideological control" of an institute through the board of governors ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
This government could find itself a prisoner of its pro-business stance as much as the UPA found policy circumscribed by its pro-poor focus, says Kanika Datta. Imagine if you could choose from multiple electricity suppliers in your area or even change suppliers if you are unhappy with your service provider. This is the intent of an amendment that the government hopes to pass in this session of Parliament — if the Opposition allows it to conduct any business. Yet, this important ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The scandal surrounding Lalit Modi serves as a reminder for how similar our mainstream political parties are in resisting institutional reform. Congress workers take out a protest rally against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Union Minister Sushma Swaraj over Lalit Modi controversy. Photograph: PTI In precisely 10 days, a mildly sensational story about India’s foreign minister coming to the aid of an Enforcement Directorate accused fugitive has snowballed into a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
BJP leader Ram Madhav’s rant about Vice President Hamid Ansari’s absence at the International Yoga Day celebrations goes deeper, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf, deep into their brain. Image: International Yoga Day being celebrated in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on June 21, 2015. Photograph: S Irfan/PTI Photo. Question: Why did Ram Madhav, BJP general secretary, react the way he did on Twitter when he did not see Vice President Hamid Ansari on Rajpath at the International Yoga Day ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Following the Modigate scandal, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot has been leading the party’s protests in the state against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. He tells Kavita Chowdhury that apart from ensuring that Raje quits office, the Congress is demanding that she be booked for criminal culpability. Edited excerpts: Congress workers burn an effigy of Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje after it was revealed that she had helped Lalit Modi acquire travel ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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