Legislators

  • Lalu can't be RJD chief, says rebel legislator Samrat Choudhary 11-04-2014 10:04 PM

    Samrat Choudhary, an RJD legislator who tried to defect, on Friday, challenged RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying he cannot be the party president as per the constitution of the party as he was convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam. "Lalu Prasad cannot be the RJD chief because the constitution of...
  • BJP, Congress, CPI win 2 seats each in Bihar Legislative Council 28-03-2014 07:32 AM

    The BJP, Congress and the CPI emerged victorious in two seats each in the elections conducted for eight Bihar Legislative Council seats reserved for teachers and graduates. The JD(U) and an Independent candidate won in the two other seats for which polls were held on Tuesday, Additional Chief Electoral Officer...
  • Polling for 11 Legislative Council seats tomorrow 22-03-2014 08:22 PM

    Polling for five seats of Graduate constituency and six teachers constituency of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council will be held on Sunday. According to the state Election Commission office, polling would be held between 8 AM and 4 PM. The graduate constituencies include Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad, Agra and Meerut. Whereas, teachers...
  • Nine candidates elected unopposed to Bihar legislative council 13-03-2014 09:02 PM

    Nine candidates including Bihar Education Minister P.K. Shahi and Congress state president Ashok Choudhary were Thursday elected unopposed to the state legislative council after the deadline for withdrawing nominations expired, an official said. Phool Jha, an official of the state assembly, said that all nine candidates in the fray -...
  • Odisha: BJD may not re-nominate all sitting legislators 11-03-2014 06:43 PM

    Ruling BJD, which is witnessing a continuous inflow of leaders from rival parties, on Tuesday indicated that it may not re-nominate all sitting legislators for the Assembly and Parliamentary elections even as some party leaders announced unwillingness to contest the polls. BJD Vice-President Kalpataru Das said the party was all...
  • Congress legislators demand Muslim face for North East Delhi seat 11-03-2014 12:17 AM

    New Delhi: Five Delhi Congress legislators on Monday met party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed to demand that a Muslim candidate be fielded from the capital's North East constituency for the Lok Sabha polls. They also sought a change of face in the North West district, represented by union Women and...
  • Legislation alone cannot emancipate women, says Pranab Mukherjee 08-03-2014 06:18 PM

    Legislation alone cannot emancipate women and has to be supported by efficient enforcement mechanisms, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday. "New legislations, no matter how well conceived, must be supported by efficient enforcement mechanisms. Legislation, alone, cannot emancipate our women", said Mukherjee in his address on International Women's Day. "There...
  • Bihar Legislative Council polls on March 20 28-02-2014 11:13 PM

    With the term of 18 MLCs each from Bihar and Maharashtra coming to an end in April and May, the Election Commission on Friday announced the biennial elections to the two Legislative Councils on March 20. The term of nine members each from the Legislative Councils will expire on April...
  • BJP's list of 8 Legislative Council candidates includes a former RJD leader 28-02-2014 06:16 PM

    Former RJD leader Nawal Kishore Yadav was among eight candidates nominated by the BJP to contest the legislative council seats, the polling for which will be held on March 20 next, a party leader said on Friday. Yadav, a sitting MLC, will contest from his traditional Patna (teacher) seat, while...
  • Bihar Legislative Council polls on March 20 25-02-2014 11:11 PM

    With the term of 18 MLCs each from Bihar and Maharashtra coming to an end in April and May, the Election Commission on Tuesday announced the biennial elections to the two Legislative Councils on March 20. The term of nine members each from the Legislative Councils will expire on April...
  • Congress stages walkout from Chattisgarh Assembly over rape of minor tribal girls 20-02-2014 08:02 PM

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged awalkout from the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly whileaccusing the state government of its "failure" to ensuresecurity of girl inmates of the state-run residential schoolsand hostels. Congress MLA Shankar Dhruva raised the issue of the rapeof minor tribal girls in a government-run residential schoolat Jhaliyamari Village in...
  • LIVE: Vasundhara Raje presents interim budget in Assembly 20-02-2014 11:58 AM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who is finance minister too, will present on Thursday in the state legislative assembly an interim budget (vote on account) for a quarter of the fiscal year 2014-15. The house which was in recess since February 6 would reassemble tomorrow at 11 am, Chief Whip...
  • Nitish government announces free sanitary napkins for schoolgirls 18-02-2014 12:17 AM

    After free bicycles, the Nitish Kumar government on Monday announced distribution of sanitary napkins among girls in government schools in an effort to check their drop out rate and to impart a lesson in health and hygiene. Distribution of free sanitary napkins formed a part of interim budget for 2014-15...
  • Role of banks in disbursement of loans 'objectionable', says Nitish Kumar 17-02-2014 05:32 PM

    Describing role of banks in disbursement of loans in Bihar as "objectionable", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that the Cash deposit (CD) ratio in the state was still very low and said the state government would strongly take up the matter with the Centre. On suggestion of the...
  • Four JD-U legislators keen to fight Lok Sabha polls 15-02-2014 11:18 PM

    Four Bihar legislators, including a minister, have threatened to contest the Lok Sabha polls either as independents or from another grouping if they are not given JD-U tickets, party sources and the disgruntled leaders say. Ahead of polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is facing a rebellion from legislators Poonam...
  • Miscreants abduct Bihar MLA Amla Devi's son to force him into a marriage 11-02-2014 07:02 PM

    Bihar legislator Amla Devi on Tuesday said her son has been kidnapped by three people to force him into a marriage. The Janata Dal-United legislator said her son Rakesh Kumar has been missing since last week from Supaul district. "We have lodged a police complaint against three people and requested...
  • Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad, police clash in Lucknow 29-01-2014 08:13 PM

    Members of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad(ABVP) and police on Wednesday clashed with each other as cops allegedly baton-charged student activists when they were attempting to gherao the State Legislative Assembly in Lucknow to press for their demands. ABVP workers claimed that several of them were injured in the police action....
  • Former Army Chief VK Singh fails to appear before JK Council 22-01-2014 06:40 PM

    Former Army Chief VK Singh on Wednesday failed to appear before the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council for a second time in connection with the privilege motion against him even as the Assembly rejected his plea for quashing it. A major face-off took place between ruling National Conference (NC) and...
  • Kailash Meghwal elected as Rajasthan Assembly Speaker 22-01-2014 02:22 PM

    BJP MLA Kailash Meghwal was on Wednesday elected unopposed as Speaker of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. Meghwal's motion was proposed by Nand Lal Meena, BJP tribal minister and seconded by Narayan Singh of Congress. The motion was passed by a voice vote in the House amid thumping of tables by...
  • First session of 14th Rajasthan assembly begins on Tuesday 20-01-2014 08:16 PM

    The first session of the 14th Rajasthan Legislative Assembly will begin in Jaipur on Tuesday. The session will begin with Protem Speaker Pradhyuman Singh administering oath of office to 200 new members, Parliamentary Affairs Minister RS Rathore said on Monday. The election of new Speaker will take place on January...
  • Uttarakhand Assembly session likely to be stormy today over tabling of new Lokayukta Bill 20-01-2014 09:06 AM

    The special session of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, which resumes on Monday, is expected to be stormy over the tabling of the new Lokayukta Bill. The opposition BJP may create disruptions over the state's move to pass a new Lokayukta bill on the lines of the Centre's Lokayukta Bill, rejecting...
  • Gaurishankar Agrawal elected as Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker 06-01-2014 06:26 PM

    BJP leader Gaurishankar Agrawal was elected as Speaker of the new Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, the first session of which began on Monday. Agrawal, a two-time MLA, was the only candidate to file nomination for the post and was unanimously elected. Chief Minister Raman Singh, Leader of Opposition TS Singhdeo and...
  • Haroon Yusuf to lead Congress in Delhi assembly 03-01-2014 10:53 PM

    Former minister Haroon Yusuf was on Friday appointed as the new Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader in the Delhi assembly. "The party high command has decided Yusufji will be our new CLP leader. We hope that he will guide us for good," a Congress legislator said. Yusuf, a five-time legislator...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal recovering, expected to attend office tomorrow 31-12-2013 02:00 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal, who has skipped office due to ill health, isrecovering well and expected to attend office on Wednesday, HealthMinister Satyendra Jain said on Tuesday. Jain said the Chief Minister is feeling better."He (Kejriwal) is feeling better as he is taking rest. Hewill join office on Wednesday," the...
  • Andhra: House adjourned till January 3 as Telangana stalemate continues 19-12-2013 04:31 PM

    The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Thursday was abruptly adjourned till January 3 without even initiating the crucial debate on draft AP Re-organisation Bill-2013 that provides for the creation of a new state of Telangana. With no end in sight to the stalemate that the House was pushed into in...
  • UP Legislative Council winter session begins, Oppn creates uproar over sugarcane price 05-12-2013 02:06 PM

    The winter session of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council started on a stormy note with the opposition creating an uproar over different issues, including cane price, forcing its adjournment for an hour. As soon as the House met, the opposition members, including RLD, Congress, BSP and BJP, stormed into the...
  • Understand nuances of decision-making, says Sibal to probe agencies 11-11-2013 07:36 PM

    Law Minister Kapil Sibal, on Monday, said a fine balance of private and public good has to be maintained in allocation of natural resources which may involve some scope for judgmental discretion and scope for malpractices in the implementation of policies. Delivering his keynote address at the international conference organised...
  • Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad, Jagdish Sharma disqualified from LS 22-10-2013 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (United) leader Jagdish Sharma, convicted in a fodder scam case, were disqualified from the Lok Sabha on Monday. Lalu was on October 3 sentenced to five years imprisonment in a 17-year-old fodder scam case by the court after on...
  • 30 MPs, 127 legislators violated electoral law, claims NGO 21-10-2013 07:24 PM

    As many as 30 MPs and 127 legislators have declared cases regarding electoral offences in their election affidavits, an election watchdog said on Monday. According to a release from NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW), the information has been analysed from the self-sworn affidavits of...
  • History will judge Rahul Gandhi by his action on ordinance, says Sachin Pilot 06-10-2013 09:11 PM

    Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Sachin Pilot defended Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi 'nonsense ordinance' remark. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Sachin said, "history will judge Rahul" for his action on the ordinance to shield the convicted legislators. ...