Parliamentarians

  • MP is worth his name only if he can make officers wet their pants: SP leader April 23, 2014

    A Samajwadi Party candidate on Tuesday said a parliamentarian is not worth his name if on receiving his telephone call an officer does not wet his pants. Ramji Lal Suman, candidate from Hathras, was caught on tape boasting to his supporters of the powers that people like him have when they...
  • Contradicting Ajit Singh, DGCA letter asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNN-IBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. The Civil Aviation Minister had earlier in...
  • SC stands by its order on disqualifying convicted politicians September 4, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday stood by its order on disqualifying convicted politicians. It has rejected the government's plea against its order disqualifying any elected politician convicted for more than 2 years. It has also admitted a government's plea against its order disallowing convicted leaders from contesting elections. ...
  • SC to review its order debarring people in jail from contesting polls September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has admitted a government review petition against the disqualification of convicted MPs and MLAs from contesting polls. The Supreme Court has said it is willing to relook at the judgement. But the court has dismissed a separate petition which challenged its order that a legislator...
  • Parl delegation meets US lawmakers over H-1B visa June 5, 2013

    Washington: Indian Parliamentarians met top American lawmakers to raise India's concerns over the immigration bill, in particular those related to the H-1B visa issues. A delegation of seven MPs under the banner of India-US Forums of Parliamentarians of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), included Biju...
  • US Parliamentarians' delegation meets Sushma Swaraj April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A visiting US Parliamentarians' delegation on Tuesday met Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and discussed a host of issues, including elections and FDI in infrastructure development in India. The US delegation led by Aaron Schock from the state of Illinois, which met the BJP...
  • Watch: How politicians have shamed India September 5, 2012

    Let us take a look at some of the worst performances by our legislators and parliamentarians. ...
  • Anna backs Kejriwal over remarks against MPs March 28, 2012

    Pune: Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday claimed his teammate Arvind Kejriwal had "concrete proof" regarding charges of corruption against Parliamentarians and it was up to the Lok Sabha Speaker to conduct an inquiry into them. "Arvind has told me that he has concrete proof about charges of corruption in respect...
  • LS may pass resolution against Team Anna remarks March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: A consensus appears to be emerging in the Lok Sabha that the House pass a resolution moved by the Chair against members of Team Anna for using derogatory language against Parliamentarians. During a debate on the alleged use of intemperate language by members of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's team...
  • Anna's call for Right to recall has no takers August 29, 2011

    New Delhi: India's new national crusader against corruption Anna Hazare has ended his fast but not his political campaign. He has a new mission now and it is electoral reforms. He said Indian voters must have the Right to recall MPs and the right to reject all candidates in the...
  • Our MPs earn 13 times less than US lawmakers August 20, 2010

    New Delhi: Even after a three-fold pay hike, Indian MPs still rank much below their fellow parliamentarians in other major countries in terms of their monthly salaries. With the Cabinet giving its nod on Friday to the MPs' pay rise besides doubling several other emoluments, the basic monthly salary of Indian...
  • Flashback: PC read Budget, politicians itched, scratched February 28, 2008

    They scratch, they yawn and for some reason, they even dig their noses during the Budget speech! Here's a look at how ministers got through the two-hour-long Budget speech last year. Take a look. ...
  • India debates: Politically cricket? December 11, 2006

    It's politicians versus cricketers after the debacle in Durban. Parliamentarians are cutting across party lines to express endless outrage against cricketers. From Mohan Singh of Samajwadi Party to Brinda Karat of CPI-(M), from Rajeev Shukla of Congress to Lalu Prasad Yadav of Rashtriya Janata Dal, not to mention the redoubtable...