HORSE TRADING

  • BJP will form Delhi govt in 'fully democratic way': Ram Madhav September 14, 2014

    Varanasi: Brushing aside AAP's allegations of horsetrading, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday said his party would form the government in Delhi in "fully democratic way". Asserting that his party was not in favour of forming the government through undemocratic means, Madhav said "had there been such things (horsetrading) then...
  • 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...
  • Horse trading case: JMM MLA Sita Soren surrenders in court February 25, 2014

    Ruling JMM MLA Sita Soren, the daughter-in-law of former Chief Minister Shibu Soren, on Tuesday surrendered to a local court in Ranchi in a case of horse trading registered by CBI after Election Commission of India rescinded the original notification for the 2012 Rajya Sabha polls for Jharkhand. Sita Soren surrendered...
  • Nitish, Bihar Assembly Speaker behind RJD MLAs' revolt: Lalu Prasad February 25, 2014

    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 daal...
  • RJD fire-fights rebellion in Bihar, calls for headcount of MLAs February 25, 2014

    Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad could well do without moments of anxiety such as these. Just hours after 13 of his 22 MLAs said they were splitting from the party, six of them later turned up at his doorstep reiterating their allegiance. They said the reports were false and that...
  • Finance Minister Rajendra Prasad presents 201415 state Budget amid din February 21, 2014

    Jharkhand Finance Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh on Friday presented a budget of Rs 50,387.70 crore for FY 201415. The nonplan expenditure is estimated at Rs 23,632.73 crore and the plan expenditure at Rs 26,754.97 crore. The Minister, however, projected a fiscal deficit of Rs 4,913.70 crore, an estimated 2.30 per cent of...
  • Absconding JMM MLA Sita Soren's anticipatory bail plea rejected February 20, 2014

    Jharkhand High Court on Thursdayrejected the anticipatory bail plea of ruling JMM MLA SitaSoren, who is facing warrants from a lower court in connectionwith a case of horse trading during Rajya Sabha polls in 2012and asked her to surrender to the lower court within a week. Dismissing her petition, Justice Amitav...
  • Horse trading case: Charges framed against industrialists RK Agarwal, Pawan Dhoot February 15, 2014

    A special CBI court has framed charges against industrialists RK Agarwal and Pawan Dhoot and independent candidates in the rescinded 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, and one Sunil Maheswari. The three were accused in the 'horse trading' case lodged by the CBI after cancellation of the 2012 Rajya Sabha elections for two...
  • 2012 RS horse trading case: Court gives nod to attach JMM MLA's property February 2, 2014

    A CBI court on Saturday granted the investigating agency permission to attach the property of JMM MLA Sita Soren in connection with the 2012 horse trading case. Court of RK Choudhary directed the attachment of property of Sita Soren as well as her father BN Majhi. Sita is the sisterinlaw of...
  • CBI court's nod to attach JMM MLA Sita Soren's property in RS horse trading case February 1, 2014

    A CBI court on Saturday granted the investigating agency permission to attach the property of JMM MLA Sita Soren in connection with the 2012 horse trading case. Court of R K Choudhary directed the attachment of property of Sita Soren as well as her father BN Majhi. Sita is the sisterinlaw...
  • 2012 RS horse trading case: Court rejects RK Agarwal's bail plea January 26, 2014

    A special CBI court on Saturday rejected the bail petition of industrialist R K Agarwal, an accused in the 'horse trading' case lodged by the CBI after cancellation of the 2012 Rajya Sabha elections for two seats in Jharkhand. The court of R K Choudhary, which reserved judgement on the petition...
  • 2012 horse trading case: HC revokes stay order on JMM MLA Sita Soren January 25, 2014

    Jharkhand High Court on Friday revoked its stay order on JMM MLA Sita Soren in connection with the 2012 horse trading case lodged following cash seizure on the polling day of Rajya Sabha elections. The bench of Justice R R Prasad revoked the stay order it had given after Soren petitioned...
  • Jharkhand: HC extends stay on Dhoot's arrest till May 8 May 1, 2013

    Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday extended till May 8 the stay order given against the arrest of industrialist Pawan Kumar Dhoot, who as an independent candidate is accused in the horse trading issue during 2012 Rajya Sabha polls. After hearing petitions of Dhoot and another industrialist Sunil Maheswari, the single...
  • Arjun Munda says dissolve Jharkhand Assembly January 16, 2013

    Jamshedpur: Justifying his recommendation for dissolution of the Jharkhand Assembly and fresh elections in the state, caretaker Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday questioned why some political parties were demanding time from the Governor to form an alternative government if they had the numbers. "We have witnessed political parties are seeking...
  • Orissa Govt to probe RS horsetrading tapes June 17, 2011

    Bhuvaneshwar: More heads might roll over the alleged horsetrading in the last Rajya Sabha elections in Orissa. After suspending MLA Shibaji Majhi, the Congress is expected to take action against another MLA Gregory Minz who abstained from voting despite the party whip. The role of another congress MLA ...
  • Orissa horsetrading row: Cong MLA suspended June 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Orissa has been hit by a political storm with two audio tapes allegedly exposing horsetrading during last year's Rajya Sabha elections coming to light. CNNIBN has a copy of the tape that shows how two ministers and one senior MP of the ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD) bribed an...
  • Tape exposes open sale of BJP MLAs in K'taka October 9, 2010

    Bangalore: Just 36 hours before the doordie trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly, horse trading is on in full swing. On Saturday, the BJP released an audio tape of how JDS's H D Kumaraswamy was allegedly heard offering a cabinet berth to a BJP MLA if he defected to his...
  • Government wins trust vote courtesy cross voters July 23, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Democratic alliance (NDA) faced a dramatic blow in the trust vote on Tuesday. However, if the Congress floor managers had easy success stories to narrate, it was because legislators of BJP and its allies were waiting to be grabbed. Unhappiness with leadership, impact of delimitation and...