ASSEMBLY

  • PDP-BJP government in J&K a historic opportunity, says RSS 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With Bharatiya Janata Party all set to rule Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in alliance with Peoples Democratic Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'Organiser' on Saturday said this is a "historic opportunity" that will help the state join the national mainstream, but admitted that running the...
  • PDP has its way as BJP bends to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, but will the alliance work? 5 days ago

    Srinagar: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will finally be sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister as the head of Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government on Sunday. Both parties have ironed out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for Jammu and Kashmir. However, it...
  • AAP national executive meet discusses strategy, expansion plans 1 week ago

    New Delhi: AAP held its first national executive meeting following its landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls in which party leaders discussed its future course of action and expansion plans. However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is AAP national convener, and his deputy Manish Sisodia did not attend...
  • Ghar vapasi to continue till conversions are banned:Adityanath February 24, 2015

    Rohtak: Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has stoked a fresh controversy saying VHP's 'Ghar Vapasi' programme will continue unless conversions are banned and claimed India's problem was "vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour". "Conversions spoil communal amity in the country. It should be banned. If conversions continue, I feel...
  • J&K to have BJP-PDP government as Mehbooba, Shah finalise Common Minimum Program February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The first formal announcement of a PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir was made by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and BJP President Amit Shah who met in New Delhi to give final touches to the Common Minimum Programme (CMP). This will be followed by a meeting between PDP...
  • Different languages spice up Delhi assembly oath-taking February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The swearing-in ceremony of the Delhi assembly on Monday witnessed a colourful mix of languages including Punjabi, Maithli, Urdu, English and even Sanskrit much to the liking of those present in the house. While the majority of the 67 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members took oath in Hindi, some...
  • Ram Niwas Goel elected Speaker of Delhi Assembly February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP MLA Ram Niwas Goel on Monday was unanimously elected Speaker of the Delhi Assembly on the first day of the two-day session of the House. Another ruling party legislator, Bandana Kumari, was elected Deputy Speaker of the House where the main and only opposition, BJP, has a negligible...
  • First session of new Delhi Assembly begins, MLAs take oath February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The first session of the new Delhi Assembly began on Monday with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other MLAs taking oath. 46-year-old Kejriwal was first to take oath followed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other Ministers. Pro-tem Speaker Fateh Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy...
  • 2-day Delhi Assembly session to begin today, LoP post for BJP under contention February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly sworn-in Aam Aadmi Party government is looking to initiate discussions on its poll promises, including women's safety and cheaper electricity, in the brief two-day session of the Delhi Assembly which begins on Monday. The session will also see the newly elected legislators being administered oath while the...
  • Second day Delhi Assembly session set to begin on Monday February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly sworn-in AAP government is looking to initiate discussions on its poll promises, including women's safety and cheaper electricity, in the brief two-day session of the Delhi Assembly which begins on Monday. The session will also see the newly elected legislators being administered oath while the new Speaker,...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi refuses to reveals who threatened him, his MLAs February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Outgoing Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi refused to reveal who threatened him and his MLAs for supporting him and said "its for the police to find out who issued threats". Manjhi said, "I decided to quit as chief minister as I was being threatened. My supporters and I...
  • From flashy leader to religious tolerance: PM Narendra Modi's new image after Delhi poll rout February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: It's out with the flashy suit, in with religious tolerance for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to soften his image after an electoral pounding in New Delhi and grumblings in his party about his top-down leadership style. Abruptly ending a string of national and regional election victories,...
  • AAP's national executive meet on February 26 February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP's national executive meet, first after its spectacular victory in the Delhi assembly polls, will be held next week and the party leaders are expected to discuss its future strategies to expand its base across India. Leaders across the country are expected to participate in the meeting scheduled...
  • Manjhi plays the Mahadalit card, targets Nitish for trying to control his government February 20, 2015

    Patna: Playing a martyr after resigning as Bihar Chief Minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi hit out at his predecessor Nitish Kumar accusing him of trying to remote control his (Manjhi's) government. He alleged horse trading by the Nitish Kumar camp and claimed that he and his MLAs were also threatened. Manjhi...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi quits as Bihar CM, state Assembly adjourned sine die February 20, 2015

    Patna: After blowing hot and cold for several days and challenging his mentor-turned-rival Nitish Kumar for a show of strength, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned without seeking a vote on confidence motion on Friday morning. Taking everyone by surprise Manjhi went to Raj Bhawan around 10 AM to submit...
  • AAP slams Haryana government over land compensation rates February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday slammed the Haryana government over slashing the compensation rate under the new land acquisition policy by half. In a letter to Haryana CM ML Khattar, AAP leader and party's state in-charge Yogendra Yadav has said the party will oppose the new land...
  • BJP reworking strategy in Uttar Pradesh post Delhi debacle: Kalraj Mishra February 19, 2015

    Bareilly: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra has said that BJP is reworking its strategy in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of its debacle in the recent Delhi polls but denied that he had attributed the loss to entry of "parachute leaders". Mishra, Minister for Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises, said the...
  • Bihar political crisis: Speaker replaces BJP's Leader of Opposition with JDU (Nitish camp) leader February 19, 2015

    Patna: The political crisis in Bihar is reaching its crescendo as a day before the crucial floor test, state Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Choudhary notified Vijay Chaudhary of Janata Dal (United) (Nitish camp) as Leader of Opposition replacing Nand Kishore Yadav of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP MLAs protested...
  • Bihar: Manjhi, Nitish in talks with MLAs ahead of floor test on Friday February 19, 2015

    Patna: A day before the trust vote in Bihar Assembly on Friday, both Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar are in talks with locals MLAs to secure their support. While Bharatiya Janata Party has hinted at backing Manjhi, Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal have...
  • AAP demands apology from BJP after Delhi HC's clean chit on foreign funds February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court gave a clean chit to the Aam Aadmi Party on its foreign funds, the party has demanded an apology from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre on the issue. The development took place after the Centre told the high court...
  • Bihar: BJP legislators may support Manjhi government in floor test, final decision to be taken on Thursday February 18, 2015

    Patna: The Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators may support Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in the February 20 floor test. A meeting will be held on Thursday to take a final decision. The legislative party meet was held at BJP legislative party leader Sushil Kumar Modi's residence. The Patna High Court...
  • Delhi elections: To preempt Smriti Irani, BJP declared Kiran Bedi as CM candidate February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to preempt Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was projected in a huff as the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections. According to sources in the RSS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in favour of making...
  • Aam Aadmi Party's Political Affairs Committee to meet soon February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: After AAP's landslide victory in the Delhi assembly polls, the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) will meet this week to take a call on the party's future course of action. Although Delhi chief minister and AAP's National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal has made his stand clear that his party would focus...
  • Centre takes a U-turn in Delhi HC, gives clean chit to Aam Aadmi Party's foreign funding February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In a clear U-turn, the Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that nothing objectionable was detected in the foreign funding of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress had tried to corner AAP over...
  • 5 points of friction between Delhi and Centre as AAP gets ready to implement its poll promises February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is firmly in the saddle in Delhi and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has started to implement its election promises. Even though the Delhi government does not have many powers which are enjoyed by other state governments and is dependent on the Centre to...
  • RSS attacks Kiran Bedi for BJP's dismal show in Delhi polls, questions her CM candidature February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for party's dismal performance in the Assembly elections. Sangh in its mouthpiece 'Panchjanya' questioned whether Bedi's appointment as CM candidate was correct. Sangh also asked whether the results would have been different under Union Minister...
  • AAP's poll promise of free WiFi in Delhi with 'terms and conditions' February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: One of the big promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party during the Delhi Assembly elections is providing free WiFi, but when it comes down to implementing the agenda finer details are different from expectations. According to the plan only public websites and websites that deal with governance...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly session begins tomorrow February 16, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly session will begin in Chennai on Tuesday amid jubilation among the ruling AIADMK members over the party's impressive win in the bypoll to the Srirangam Assembly seat. AIADMK nominee S Valarmathi trounced her DMK rival N Anand in the by-election held to fill up the vacancy...
  • Relieved my parents were not alive to hear the foul words hurled at me, writes Kiran Bedi in open letter February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In her first detailed response after BJP's humiliating defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls, Kiran Bedi on Monday said that she "failed" the test of electoral politics" despite giving it all her energy and experience. The former IPS officer, whom the party had made its chief ministerial candidate, made...
  • Decision to bring in Kiran Bedi to counter Kejriwal in Delhi polls was taken too late: RSS February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has pulled up the Bharatiya Janata Party and its Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi over its dismal performance in the recently concluded Assembly elections. RSS mouthpiece 'The Organiser', called BJP's Delhi campaign defensive. The RSS said the decision to bring in Kiran Bedi...