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'What do they gain by getting rid of 2 MPs?'

'What do they gain by getting rid of 2 MPs?'

'The nominations were not meant to last permanently, but depended on the government of the day.''There was no question of revoking it during Congress, Janata Dal or even Vajpayee's NDA rule.''But Modi is different.'Ritwik Sharma reports. IMAGE: Members of the Anglo-Indian community in Kochi protest against the Narendra Damodardas Modi government's decision to end the Constitutional provisions of nominating Anglo-Indian representatives to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, December 8, 2019. Rediff.com, 1 month ago

Didn't see any 'tukde-tukde' gang in JNU: Jaishankar

"I can certainly tell you that when I studied in JNU, we did not see any 'tukde tukde' gang there," External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday when asked about the situation in the premier university.   After the violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Sunday, Jaishankar, a JNU alumnus, had swiftly condemned the incident, saying it is completely against the tradition and culture of the university. 'Tukde-Tukde' is a term often used by the right-wing parties to attack ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

What Modi may do in 2020

'The brutal violence of the UP government's first response to the anti-CAA protests suggests that the BJP will test drive the NPR/NRC in UP, where it has both a massive majority in the assembly and a chief minister whose instinct for Hindutva extremism and whose appetite for punitive policing allows a prime minister as darkly majoritarian as Modi to appear statesman-like,' notes Mukul Kesavan.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   The Bharatiya Janata Party's Indian footprint, measured by ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Hemant Soren takes oath as 11th CM of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Hemant Soren took oath as Jharkhand chief minister for a second time on Sunday at a grand ceremony attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders and regional satraps, in a show of unity that could be a harbinger of a broad-based anti-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance amid the uproar over the new citizenship law. IMAGE: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren takes oath from Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu during swearing in ceremony at Morhabadi grounds in Ranchi.
 Rediff.com1 month ago
Economic Times

J'khand: BJP defending 10 out of 17 seats in phase 3

J'khand: BJP defending 10 out of 17 seats in phase 3A few self-proclaimed kingmakers, too, are in the fray in this phase, including former chief minister and JVM founder Babu Lal Marandi and AJSU president Sudesh Mahto. While AJSU has left BJP-led National ...
 Economic Times2 months ago

Rajya Sabha passes citizenship bill with 125-105 votes

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, completing the legislative process for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserting that Indian Muslims have nothing to fear as they will not be affected by the law. The Opposition termed the bill, which was passed by Lok Sabha on Monday, as 'unconstitutional', 'divisive' and 'an assault on the democratic and secular fabric of ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Citizenship bill faces crucial RS test today  Rediff.com2 months ago

The new BJP is like the old Congress

While it took the Congress nearly a half century to earn the hatred of other political outfits, the BJP appears set to reach there in around six years, says Arun Bhatnagar, former secretary to the GoI.   A government of the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress having become a reality in Maharashtra, several questions arise about national politics in general and state politics, in particular. An oft-repeated criticism of the seemingly disparate coalitions -- which appeared in the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Thackeray-led govt passes floor test; BJP skips voting

Altogether 169 MLAs voted in favour of the motion of confidence. Four MLAs -- 2 from AIMIM, 1 from CPI-M and 1 from MNS -- abstained from the vote. IMAGE: The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress alliance passed the floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly. Photograph: ANI Photo The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress alliance passed the floor test in the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Leaders congratulate Uddhav on swearing-in

Leaders from across the political spectrum came out and congratulated Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray after he was sworn in as the Maharashtra chief minister. IMAGE: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at his swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Uddhav Thackeray on taking oath as Maharashtra chief minister, saying he is confident that the Shiv Sena chief will work diligently for the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Shiv Sena has a history of flirting with 'frenemies'  Rediff.com2 months ago

Sharad Pawar should join NDA, will be rewarded: Athawale

Squarely blaming the Shiv Sena for the dramatic turn of events in Maharashtra, Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday urged Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar to walk over to the National Democratic Alliance camp, hinting that he might be rewarded with a plum portfolio at the Centre. He said Pawar should also consider backing his rebellious nephew Ajit Pawar -- sworn in as the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra.   "Sharad Pawar, too, should consider ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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