MLA

  • Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa's successor as CM likely to be decided today, say sources 4 days ago

    Chennai: Legislators of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam are likely to decide on the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister as they meet in Chennai on Sunday evening, say sources. A day after their party supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted and sentenced in the Rs 66.65...
  • Love jihad in UP; ban on Muslims entry in garbha venues in MP: Are we sitting on a communal tinderbox? September 11, 2014

    The agitation of a BJP MLA from Indore in Madhya Pradesh against the notion of 'love jihad' has triggered a huge row. BJP MLA Usha Thakur has urged Garba organisers in Indore city to allow patrons entry only after checking the person's Voter ID card. ...
  • Kejriwal meets Commissioner, seeks FIR against BJP leaders involved in horse trading September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi and sought FIR against the BJP leaders who allegedly tried to poach his party MLAs in a bid to form government in the national capital. This comes just days after the party released a video...
  • Indore: BJP MLA agitates against love jihad, says garba venues should only allow Hindus September 11, 2014

    Indore: The agitation of a BJP MLA from Indore in Madhya Pradesh against the notion of 'love jihad' has triggered a huge row. BJP MLA Usha Thakur has urged Garba organisers in Indore city to allow patrons entry only after checking the person's Voter ID card. Thakur alleged that certain people enter...
  • Will quit politics if poaching charges are proved: BJP MLA Sher Singh Dagar September 8, 2014

    BJP MLA Sher Singh Dagar said that he will quit politics if the corruption charges leveled against him are proven. Speaking at a press conference, Dagar emphasized that no such charges have ever been made against him, adding that he has had an unblemished reputation and called the entire incident...
  • BJP showing 'naked, powerhungry face': Congress on AAP MLA poaching row September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming BJP over allegations that it was trying to poach away Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, Congress on Monday claimed the saffron outfit had shown "its absolute, naked, powerhungry face" by engaging in such activities and hoped that Supreme Court will order fresh polls soon in Delhi. Accusing BJP of...
  • Saradha scam: CBI raids 56 locations in Odisha, BJD MLA and Congress Youth leader arrested August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Saturday conducted searches at 56 places, including the premises of BJD MLA Pravata Tripathy and owner of a local newspaper in Odisha, in connection with the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam. Searches were carried out at as many as 54 places in Odisha and two in...
  • RJD MLA on a hunger strike threatens selfimmolation on Independence Day August 13, 2014

    RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the third day on Wednesday threatened self immolation on Independence Day if Bihar government did not declare drought in the state to help farmers tide over the problems due to scarcity in rainfall. "I will immolate myself on August...
  • Aamir Khan's nude 'PK' poster controversy: Congress MLA Krishna Hegde 'dresses up' the actor in a Tshirt and shorts August 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The posters of forthcoming film "PK" showing Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan virtually nude, finally got some clothes here Saturday. Vile Parle Congress legislator Krishna Hegde 'dressed' up the actor's poster and a cutout before a large number of people who cheered and clapped their approval. Terming the actor's posters as "distasteful...
  • Daughter raped, man seeks FIR against MLA for helping accused July 15, 2014

    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' July 15, 2014

    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 runup 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 citywide 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 AgraMumbai 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 AgraMumbai 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...
  • Goa government takes back its decision to send MLAs on Brazil junket June 13, 2014

    The Goa government on Friday rolled back its decision to send six of its MLAs to Brazil to attend FIFA World Cup, following severe criticism. ...
  • 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 CNNIBN, "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...