MLAs

  • Nearly 1/3 Lok Sabha MPs from 2009 have criminal records 12-03-2014 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: In response to a PIL filed by Public Interest Foundation, the Supreme Court on March 10, 2014 directed that the criminal cases against MPs and MLAs should be completed within a year from the date of framing of charges by the trial court. Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)...
  • SC sets 1-year deadline for courts to complete cases against MPs, MLAs 10-03-2014 12:16 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday set a deadline of one year for lower courts to complete trial in cases involving MPs and MLAs. The apex court said that the trial judge will have to explain to the Chief Justice of respective high court...
  • Karnataka MLAs submit report 'study' tour of Australia and New Zealand 27-02-2014 08:07 PM

    Bangalore: A second report of the MLAs who went on a junket on public money proves to be a farce, showing up why these study tours by the MLAs only serve a luxurious holiday more than anything else. This report, by the MLAs of the committee on backward classes, who...
  • Nitish, Bihar Assembly Speaker behind RJD MLAs' revolt: Lalu Prasad 25-02-2014 10:16 AM

    Patna: A day after some of his MLAs announced they were resigning from his party, RJD chief Lalu Prasad has hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who he claims is poaching his MLAs in collusion with the Bihar Assembly Speaker. "Nitish Kumar ek number ka ghatiya insaan hai. Dorey...
  • Delhi HC upholds law allowing jailed accused to contest elections 06-02-2014 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the law allowing jailbirds, except convicts, to contest elections, which was earlier barred by the Supreme Court. A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Manmohan observed that not allowing an arrested accused or an undertrial to contest election on...
  • West Bengal: Several Left MLAs go missing ahead of Rajya Sabha polls 06-02-2014 07:11 PM

    Kolkata: A political drama is playing out in West Bengal just days ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections. Several MLAs of the Left Front have gone missing as the Trinamool Congress battles it out to secure all five Rajya Sabha seats. One of the missing MLAs, Revolutional Socialist Party's Ananta...
  • Karnataka MLAs plagiarise reports on global study tours 04-01-2014 08:15 AM

    Bangalore: The global study tours conducted by Karnataka MLAs has led to a fresh controversy. While the controversy over their foreign junkets year after year at the taxpayer's expense is still afresh, reports accessed by CNN-IBN has shown how brazenly they had been copying text from the internet to file...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to prove majority on Thursday 29-12-2013 07:31 AM

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who took over as Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday, would prove his government's majority in the Assembly on January 2, an official statement said. In the Kejriwal government's first Cabinet meeting, it was decided that the first session of the new legislative Assembly will...
  • Foreign trip for 30 Karnataka MLAs even as state battles drought 27-12-2013 09:39 AM

    30 MLAs from Karnataka are planning to go on a trip to the Amazon rain forests and waterfalls and they are calling it a study tour. The trip is costing Rs 7 lakh per head and is scheduled even as the state is battling acute drought. ...
  • Karnataka MLAs on foreign trips even as the state battles drought 26-12-2013 01:26 PM

    Bangalore: Two foreign junket trips by a bunch of MLAs in Karnataka have kicked up a storm. Close to 30 MLAs are on junkets to several countries even as the state was in the grip of a drought and sugarcane crisis. While one group of MLAs has already left to...
  • Congress MLAs blame Delhi chief for poll debacle 12-12-2013 08:31 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Congress chief JP Aggarwal's "non-cooperation" and the party's inability to reach out to the voters were behind the rout in the assembly polls, the eight newly-elected MLAs told party vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday. Party sources said Gandhi called the MLAs to review the party's dismal performance...
  • 47 per cent of Delhi MLAs not even graduates 10-12-2013 12:02 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi, known for its centres of academic excellence, fares badly when it comes to the educational qualifications of its legislators, with 47 per cent of MLAs being just Class XII pass or less. BJP, which emerged the single largest party in Assembly polls with 31 seats, has two...
  • 28 AAP MLAs choose Arvind Kejriwal as leader in Delhi Assembly 09-12-2013 10:57 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party legislators on Monday unanimously elected Arvind Kejriwal as their leader in the Delhi Assembly. "All the 28 newly elected MLAs, including senior party leaders, held a meeting here and unanimously chose Kejriwal as their leader," a senior party leader said. The MLAs and party leaders...
  • Rajasthan Assembly elections: List of MLAs 08-12-2013 08:27 PM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan was awash with the lotus of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as Vasundhara Raje led the party to a historic win in Rajasthan and routed the Congress regime. Fighting on the plank of corruption, poverty, price rise, poor governance and a break down in law and order, Vasundhara Raje...
  • Delhi polls: 3 'crorepati' BJP MLAs, 29 others file nomination 12-11-2013 11:30 PM

    New Delhi: Three 'crorepati' BJP MLAs are among the 32 candidates who filed their nominations on Tuesday for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls. Ramesh Bidhuri from Tughlakabad constituency is the richest among the three BJP MLAs with over Rs 52.31 lakh in cash and deposits and over Rs 10.25 crore...
  • Advani gives credit to President Pranab for withdrawal of ordinance on MPs 04-10-2013 09:37 AM

    New Delhi: There is no end to the ordinance on convicted MPs and MLAs row. Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani has now taken on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and blamed her for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst. LK Advani has written a blog saying that Sonia Gandhi advised...
  • Who deserves the real credit for killing the Bill on convicted politicians? 03-10-2013 11:26 PM

    Even as the controversial ordinance and proposed Bill to shield convicted lawmakers has been withdrawn, politics is now playing out on who gets the credit. Is it Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee or the Opposition? ...
  • Who gets the credit for withdrawal of Bill on convicted leaders? 03-10-2013 07:49 AM

    New Delhi: Even as the controversial ordinance and proposed Bill to shield convicted lawmakers has been withdrawn, politics is now playing out on who gets the credit. Is it Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee or the Opposition? The Bharatiya Janata Party claims it had even opposed the...
  • Rahul's remark hasn't undermined Prime Minister's position: Kamal Nath 28-09-2013 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: Again trying to calm things down, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that Vice President Rahul Gandhi's remark has not undermined the Prime Minister's position. Here is the transcript of an excerpt from the interview: Pallavi Ghosh: The fact remains is that the BJP is attacking your...
  • Honour of PM post must be preserved: MP CM on Rahul's remarks 28-09-2013 03:27 PM

    A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi criticised the ordinance on convicted lawmakers, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said the honour of the Prime Minister's office has to be maintained at any cost. "The comments made by Rahul Gandhi about the ordinance amounted to an...
  • Rahul's 'nonsense ordinance' outburst signals conflict with Sonia's Congress 28-09-2013 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst over the ordinance brought by the UPA government shielding convicted MPs and MLAs signals the conflict between party president Sonai Gandhi's Congress and Rahul's Congress. The rejection of the ordinance by Rahul also indicates a generational shift in the party. Sonia's style...
  • Khurshid welcomes Rahul's statement, says he is keeping the party in check 28-09-2013 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi declared that the ordinance brought by the UPA government shielding convicted MPs and MLAs was nonsense and should be torn up, the Congress is in a damage control mode. Welcoming Rahul statement on convicted leaders, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid...
  • Sonia, Rahul reassure PM on ordinance 27-09-2013 11:00 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi reassured Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after her son Rahul Gandhi called the ordinance to protect convicted legislators "complete nonsense" and said that it should be torn and thrown away. Sources say Sonia called up Manmohan, who is in the US for the UNGA session,...
  • Cabinet will discuss issues raised by Rahul: PM 27-09-2013 06:57 PM

    New Delhi: Stung by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's statement against the ordinance to shield convicted leaders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is in the US for a UNGA session, said that issues raised by Rahul will be taken up for consideration by the Union Cabinet when he returns back...
  • Rahul against ordinance on convicted leaders, social media abuzz 27-09-2013 02:59 PM

    New Delhi: Heir apparent to the Congress throne Rahul Gandhi has attacked his own government on the ordinance to protect convicted politicians. His dramatic appearance to trash the ordinance on convicted politicians at the Press Club of India in New Delhi is keeping the social media abuzz. Rahul Gandhi, the...
  • It's not SC vs Parliament: Yechury on ordinance to shield convicted MPs 25-09-2013 12:50 PM

    "You can't have two types of justice," said CPM MP and Politburo member Sitaram Yechury pointing out that as per the law both politicians and non-politicians have the right to appeal. Yechury argued that in the era of coalition politics, disqualification of even a single member can change the entire...
  • Ordinance to protect lawmakers not backdoor method: Congress 24-09-2013 11:54 PM

    Congress on Tuesday rejected criticism on the issue of an ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification, saying such a measure is "not a backdoor method" as it has to go to Parliament. "Ordinance is not an undemocratic act by any government. It is not a...
  • Government to bring ordinance to protect convicted, jailed MPs, MLAs 24-09-2013 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to consider an ordinance on Tuesday seeking to reverse the Supreme Court judgement to disqualify convicted MPs and MLAs. The ordinance will allow convicted MPs/MLAs to continue in office, if the appeal against the conviction is admitted by a higher court within 90...
  • Standing Committee to take up Representation of People's Act 05-09-2013 02:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Representation of People's Act is likely to be taken up by the Standing Committee on Thursday. The Centre decided last month to amend the Act to effectively alter the recent Supreme Court ruling that had said that MPs and MLAs convicted of a crime should stand disqualified....