MLA

  • Daughter raped, man seeks FIR against MLA for helping accused 6 days ago

    A plea by a man, whose daughter was allegedly gangraped by three men, seeking registration of a case against a ruling Samajwadi Party MLA, a circle officer and a chief medical officer has been accepted by a local court here. Chief Judicial Magistrate Puneet Kumar Gupta on Monday fixed July 26...
  • BJP MLA wants to forgo monthly emolument for 'social cause' 1 week ago

    A BJP MLA from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh has announced that he would not draw monthly salary and wages from the state exchequer. In a letter to the Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Sita Sharan Sharma, the legislator Chetanya Kumar Kashyap said that he did not want to draw the emolument since...
  • NCP MLA Deepak Kesarkar quits, to join Shiv Sena July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP MLA from Sawantwadi, Deepak Kesarkar, whose diatribe against state minister and Congress strongman Narayan Rane had caused a huge embarrassment to top party leadership in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls, on Sunday announced his decision to cross over to Shiv Sena ahead of upcoming Assembly elections. Kesarkar said...
  • BDO, panchayat samiti chief assaulted by MLA supporters July 12, 2014

    A Block Development Officer (BDO) and a chief of a panchayat samiti were allegedly assaulted by the supporters of an Independent MLA on Friday. Lesligung BDO Angarnath Swarnakar and chief of panchayat samiti Sangita Devi were allegedly assaulted by the supporters of Independent MLA Videsh Singh at the BDO's official chamber. An...
  • Former JD(U) MLA Ramparves Rai dies of multiple organ failure July 8, 2014

    Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure on Monday night and was cremated on Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Monday night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar...
  • Bail hearing of Karnataka Congress MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar today July 8, 2014

    Bangalore: The bail plea of Karnataka Congress MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar will be heard on Tuesday. Kashappanavar has been alleged of slapping and assaulting two police constable at a city lounge bar in Bangalore on June 2. The police had been instructed to go slow on the probe. MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar...
  • Goa ministers, MLAs go ahead with Brazil junket on tax payers' money July 6, 2014

    Panaji: Despite the widespread criticism and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar officially announcing the cancellation of the junket to FIFA World Cup, two state ministers and four MLAs have gone ahead with the trip on tax payers' money and are currently in Brazil. The trip to Brazil by the six leaders...
  • Ready to give statement: Karnataka MLA accused of beating policemen July 6, 2014

    Karnataka MLA A Vijayanand Kashappanavar who was accused of assaulting two constables, has said that he is ready to give his statement to the police. ...
  • AAP urges Najeeb Jung to change MLA fund spending law; threatens stir July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Sarturday asked Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to change a "discriminatory" act that disallows MLAs from spending their funds for development work in group housing societies' areas here and threatened to launch a city-wide stir if its demand was not met. Addressing a press conference, AAP...
  • Karnataka: Congress MLA booked for attacking cops at an upscale pub July 2, 2014

    Bangalore: A Congress MLA has allegedly attacked police constables at an upscale pub in Bangalore on Tuesday night. Vijayananda Kashappanavar, MLA from Hunagund had gone to an elite pub at UB City for his birthday. MLA and his friends allegedly forced the pub staff to serve them liquor and play...
  • Congress MLA starts hunger strike, demands check on movement of overloaded trucks June 27, 2014

    Congress MLA Girraj Singh Malinga on Thursday sat on a hunger strike demanding action against overloaded vehicles on the Agra-Mumbai Highway passing from the district. He began the strike outside the collectorate here. Malinga said he wants a check on the movement of overloaded trucks and stern action against them. The MLA...
  • Congress MLA starts hunger strike, demands action against overloaded vehicles June 27, 2014

    Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga on Thursday sat on a hunger strike demanding action against overloaded vehicles on the Agra-Mumbai Highway passing from the district. He began the strike outside the collectorate here. Malinga said he wants a check on the movement of overloaded trucks and stern action against them. The MLA told...
  • Under fire, Goa government cancels Brazil junket of its six MLAs June 13, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa government which has been receiving flak for its decision to send six MLAs to attend FIFA World Cup on public money cancelled the junket on Friday following the huge public outcry. Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar told CNN-IBN, "Goa government cancelled official tour of MLAs to Brazil, due...
  • Parrikar defends MLAs' junket to FIFA, calls it an investment June 12, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar justified his government's decision to send six of its MLAs to attend FIFA World Cup in Brazil on public expenses saying the State considered it an investment. Under fire from the Opposition for spending lakhs from the state exchequer for the junket, Parrikar said his...
  • Union Minister Gopinath Munde cremated at his native village June 4, 2014

    Beed: Union Minister Gopinath Munde who died in a road accident was cremated at his native village Parli, Maharashtra on Wednesday amidst chanting by hundreds of his supporters. The mortal remains of Munde were consigned to flames by his eldest daughter and BJP MLA Pankaja. A sea of humanity converged at his...
  • Sonia refuses to accept Assam CM Gogoi's resignation, to meet MLAs May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has refused to accept the resignation of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who offered to step down after the party's dismal performance in Lok Sabha elections. The final decision on Gogoi will reportedly be taken after Sonia consults the Assam MLAs. A section of Congress...
  • Bihar: Setback for Lalu as three RJD MLAs resign from party May 18, 2014

    Patna: In a setback to former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad, three RJD MLAs of Lalu Prasad's RJD has resigned from the party on Sunday afternoon. MLAs who have put in their papers are Ram Lakhan Ram, Samrat Chaudhary and Jawed Ansari. These legislators had rebelled against RJD leadership in February and...
  • LS polls: MLA booked, two aides arrested for alleged attack on voter May 12, 2014

    Police were looking for JD(U) MLA Amrendra Kumar Pandey and arrested his two aides after they were booked for alleged attack on a voter in Bihar's Gopalganj on Monday. The two aides, Dharmendra Pandey and Parmatama Pandey, who were named in the FIR at the Hathua police station, were arrested while...
  • Assam: Lakhimpur real test for Congress, tea tribe votes key in Dibrugarh April 5, 2014

    In the traditional Congress bastion of Dibrugarh, Ghatowar is locked in a battle with BJP's Rameswar Teli, a two-time former MLA from the oil township of Duliajan. Ghatowar, a tea community leader and former INTUC General Secretary, is bidding to retain the seat for the sixth time. Except in 2004, Congress has...
  • Naxalites launch anti-poll posters war, create panic March 26, 2014

    Within days of their meeting with a joint team of senior police officers from Jharkhand and West Bengal, the Maoists pasted posters and circulated handbills warning villagers against voting in the Lok Sabha polls in over dozen villages under Govindpur block on Tuesday night. The Jharkhand Regional Military Commission-CPIML, issued the...
  • BJP Barmer row simmers, Jaswant's MLA son to skip Vasundhara meet March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: With reports abuzz about Jaswant Singh quitting the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday, his son and Barmer MLA Manavendra Singh has decided not to attend a meeting called by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the Barmer Lok Sabha seat row. While the BJP snubbed the veteran leader giving...
  • Congressmen demand FIR against MP minister, ask CM to sack him; arrested March 21, 2014

    A large number of Congressmen, including the PCC chief Bhupesh Baghel, were arrested on Thursday while protesting outside the Anti-Corruption Bureau office, demanding the arrest of Panchayat and Rural Minister Ajay Chandrakar in connection with a disproportionate assets case. However, they were released later. "A total of 78 Congress workers, including...
  • AP: Three more Congress leaders join TDP March 10, 2014

    Exodus of Congress leaders to Telugu Desam Party continued with two MLAs and a former legislator joining the main opposition party of Andhra Pradesh on Monday. Senior Congress MLA and former Minister Silpa Mohan Reddy, MLA Labbi Venkataswamy and ex-MLA Challa Ramakrishna Reddy, all hailing from Kurnool district, joined TDP. TDP...
  • BSP MLA's sons arrested for murdering stepmother March 6, 2014

    The two brothers who had allegedly murdered their stepmother Rehana Begum, wife of BSP MLA Haji Aleem Choudhary, in October last year before going on the run from the law were arrested, police said. The accused, identified as Danish (24) and Anas (23), evaded arrest for five months but were arrested from...
  • Karnataka MLAs defend study tour, say just Rs 70 lakh was spent February 28, 2014

    Bangalore: In Karnataka, the second report of the supposed study tours of the MLAs has been released. The highlights of the tour of the MLA's to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji islands over new years eve includes details of their visits to cherry farms, juice processing, a cave of of...
  • Lone LJP MLA in Bihar Assembly Zakir Hussain Khan quits party February 26, 2014

    Patna: In a major political development, Lok Janshakti Party MLA, Zakir Hussain Khan has resigned from the party. Khan who is the Vice President of Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP is also the only legislator from the party in Bihar Assembly. Khan's resignation comes at a time when his party chief Ram Vilas...
  • Lalu suffers huge blow as eight RJD MLAs resign February 24, 2014

    In a major political development in Bihar, eight Rashtriya Janata Dal MLAs quit party on Monday to join arch rival Janata Dal (United). Earlier, reports surfaced that 13 MLAs have put in their papers but five of them later alleged that their signatures were forged. ...
  • AAP clarifies that it had not scrapped MLA fund February 21, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday clarified that its government had not scrapped the MLA Local Area Development Fund, so there was no question of Lt Governor restoring the funds. The party further stated that it had also not discontinued the "Bhagidari" and "My Delhi I Care" schemes started by...
  • Relief for expelled AAP MLA Binny, HC declares him independent legislator February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big relief to Delhi MLA and former AAP member Vinod Kumar Binny, the High Court on Wednesday declared him an independent legislator. This comes after Binny was expelled from Aam Aadmi Party and the Delhi Assembly Speaker MS Dhir had said that despite his expulsion from the...
  • HC stays Delhi Assembly Speaker's view on Vinod Binny February 19, 2014

    The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the implementation of Assembly Speaker's view on the status of expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny inside the House. On February 12, Speaker M S Dhir had said that Binny, despite his expulsion from the party, will have to follow the party whip in...