INDEPENDENT MLAS

  • Can't disqualify independents for withdrawing support: SC January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that mere extension of support by Independent MLAs to a ruling party does not indicate that they have joined it and cannot be disqualified under the antidefection law if they withdraw support to the government. A bench of justices Altamas Kabir and Cyriac...
  • Hooda gets competition; Kumari Selja in CM race October 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The ride has not been very easy Congress' Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is hoping to retain the Chief Minister's post in Haryana. Sevral nonJat leaders from the state have conveyed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi that the Chief Minister need not be from the Jat community as Jats...
  • Hooda invites all, but says no riders will be entertained October 23, 2009

    New Delhi: The victory march lost its sheen as soon as Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda realised that it wouldn't be easy to form a government this time round. A worried Hooda worked overtime trying to get independent MLAs to support his party. Congress has seven independents in its kitty,...