POLITICAL PARTIES

  • Hindi row: Government issues clarification after uproar by political parties June 20, 2014

    The Ministry of Home Affairs' directive that Hindi be used in all official social media posts has sparked a row. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's comment showed a dislike towards the English speaking classes. Thus, leading many to believe the focus was somewhere else. There were extensive protests from the...
  • A billion votes: Should parties act against leaders for hate speeches? April 2, 2014

    With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the candidates are calling each other with different names and the Indian politics hitting an all time low. Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma called BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi a RSS goon and SP leader Azam Khan has called him a dog's...
  • The Last Word: Is transparency in political parties' funding critical? November 13, 2013

    The reports of funding of the Aam Aadmi Party has drawn everyone's attention as the party have been able to collect around Rs 20 crore and most of them being foreign funds. The party claims that the funding is done by NRI's with Indian passport. CNNIBN's Karan Thapar discussed the...
  • The Last Word: Are politicians right in demanding special status in terms of the RTI act as well as election laws? August 2, 2013

    The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal to keep political parties out of the Right to Information Act ambit. ...
  • Govt should have approached HC instead of clearing proposal to amend RTI act: ExCIC August 2, 2013

    The Cabinet on Thursday cleared a proposal to amend the RTI act to keep political parties out of its ambit. ...
  • News 360: Cabinet clears proposal to keep political parties out of RTI ambit August 1, 2013

    If the ordinance to amend the RTI Act is passed by Parliament, political parties will no longer be answerable to RTI queries. ...
  • I have reservations on bringing political parties under RTI: Narayanasamy June 28, 2013

    Congress leader V Narayanasamy said as far as the decision taken by the central commission, of bringing the political parties under the ambit of RTI Act, as a political person, I have my reservations on that. But as a government, it has to take a decision on that and still...
  • The Last Word: Should political parties be brought under RTI Act? June 5, 2013

    Should political parties be brought under the Right to Information Act or would that be unwarranted extension of its coverage? CNNIBN's Karan Thapar discusses the issue with India's first Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah, former Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi, Congress spokesman and MP Abhishek Singhvi and one of Chief Minister...
  • CIC has misinterpreted RTI bill: Chidambaram June 4, 2013

    Finance Minister P Chidamabram said that the intention of the RTI bill was not to apply to political parties but to public authorities. ...
  • Kejriwal has a right to form a party: Shahnawaz Hussain October 2, 2012

    Activist Arvind Kejriwal is all set to make his his muchanticipated foray into active politics. He is expected to outline the vision of his party, its constitution, the selection of candidates and a party manifesto on Tuesday. Kejriwal chose Gandhi Jayanti to make his big announcement as he takes his fight...
  • FTN: Is forming a political party a good idea for Team Kejriwal? September 20, 2012

    The rift between Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal seems to be finally out in the open. ...
  • Pranab advises politicians to resolve differences September 9, 2012

    The President has called upon all parties to work together to ensure Parliament functions properly. ...
  • Have political parties embarrassed Kalam in Presidential race? June 18, 2012

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani spoke to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in a bid to convince him to contest the Presidential election. ...
  • Can political parties ignore Anna's campaign? April 6, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Can political parties ignore Anna's anticorruption campaign?' ...
  • Musharraf returns to politics, to revamp Pak October 2, 2010

    The exgeneral launched his very own political party in London on Friday with his eye on the 2013 polls. ...
  • Musharraf back in politics, launches party today October 1, 2010

    The former Pak Prez is all set to launch All Pakistan Muslim League party in London on Friday. ...
  • Tech Toys: Gauge which party is tech savvy April 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Election season is around the corner. In this episode of Tech Toyz, find out which party is the most tech friendly. ...
  • The legacy of first war of Independence May 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Hundred and fifty years have passed since the 1857 uprising was crushed violently by the British. The uprising of 1857 has left its stamp on India for good. ...