Madhya Pradesh Assembly

  • MP Assembly pays tributes to Munde, others June 30, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday paid tributes to leaders and eminent persons who recently died including former Union Minister Gopinath Munde, former Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker S Mallikarjunaiah and noted author Khushwant Singh. After paying the tributes, the House was adjourned for the day. Soon after the House assembled on the...
  • Congress forms 'shadow cabinet' in MP to check BJP's work May 22, 2014

    The Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Satyadev Katare said in Bhopal on Thursday, that a "shadow cabinet" comprising Congress MLAs has been formed to keep a tab on different ministries of the state government. "Constituting a shadow cabinet is the first experience of its kind in the country,...
  • MPPEB scam: Have proof of 22,000 fake appointments, says Katare February 12, 2014

    Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Satyadev Katare has said he has evidence of over 20,000 fake appointments following the scam in the state Professional Examination Board (PEB). "A total of 32 scams including recruitment of contract teachers took place during 2012. I have proof of 22,000 fake appointments," Katare...
  • I harbour no illusion about becoming PM candidate: Shivraj Singh Chouhan January 14, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who last month led BJP to a consecutive thirdtime victory in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, dismissed the talk that he might be a consensus candidate for the Prime Minister's post if BJP failed to muster enough numbers. "I never harboured this misconception," Chouhan...
  • Lokayukta closed probe in corruption cases against MP ministers before Assembly polls January 10, 2014

    Probe in eight cases of alleged irregularities against former and present Madhya Pradesh ministers were closed by state Lokayukta before recent held Assembly elections. The Lokayukta has closed investigation in a case against Ajay Vishnoi, former Health and Education Minister, and Jayant Mallaya, Minister for Water Resources, Finance and Commercial Taxes,...
  • Katare nominated Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly January 9, 2014

    Senior Congress MLA Satyadev Katare was on Thursday nominated as the Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Mr. Katares nomination to the post was announced by the newlyelected Assembly Speaker, Sitasharan Sharma. Later, Congress MLAs led by Mahendra Singh Kalukheda, Govind Singh, KP Singh and Mukesh Nayak among others accompanied...
  • Satyadev Katare nominated as the Leader of Opposition in Assembly January 9, 2014

    Senior Congress MLA Satyadev Katare was on Thursday nominated as the Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Katare's nomination to the post was announced by the newlyelected Assembly Speaker, Dr Sitasharan Sharma. Later, Congress MLAs led by Mahendra Singh Kalukheda, Dr Govind Singh, KP Singh and Mukesh Nayak among others...
  • BJP MLA Sitasharan Sharma appointed as Speaker of MP Assembly January 9, 2014

    Senior BJP legislator Sitasharan Sharma was on Thursday unanimously elected as the Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Assembly. The proposal to elect Sharma, who represents Hoshangabad seat, was moved by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and seconded by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Narottam Mishra. From the Opposition bench, the proposal was supported by...
  • First session of 14th MP Assembly to start from January 8 January 4, 2014

    The first session of the 14th Madhya Pradesh Assembly will be held between January 8 and 17. "During the tendaylong session, seven sittings of the House will be held," an official release quoting Assembly's Principal Secretary Rajkumar Pandey said. Besides administering oath to the newlyelected members of the House, the Assembly will...
  • Assembly poll results disappointing: Digvijaya Singh December 20, 2013

    Congress General SecretaryDigvijaya Singh said in Bhopal on Friday that results of the recentassembly elections in four states of Madhya Pradesh,Rajasthan, Delhi and Chhattisgarh where his party lost, werevery disappointing for him. He told reporters on Friday that as per his assessment,the Congress should have got 110 to 120 of the...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan may retain Budhni, resign from Vidisha seat December 20, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who won the just concluded Assembly polls from Vidisha and Budhni, is likely to retain the latter, which is his traditional seat. As per the rules, a legislator winning from two seats has to relinquish one of them within 14 days of the constitution...
  • Congress expels Raghu Parmar for 6 years December 19, 2013

    The Congress on Thursday expelled secretaryof its Madhya Pradesh unit, Raghu Parmar for levelling graftallegations against party's Screening Committee ChairmanMadhusudan Mistry in the recently concluded Assembly polls inthe state. State Congress Spokesman Narendra Saluja told PTI that asper the directives of the Congress high command, Parmar hasbeen expelled from the party...
  • Digvijaya Singh's son Jaiwardhan Singh vows to establish his own identity in politics December 14, 2013

    Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's son Jaiwardhan Singh, who made a debut as an MLA in recentlyheld Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, wants to carve out a niche for himself. "I will not always like to be called as Digvijay Singh's son. I will work hard among people and establish my own...
  • BJP unable to digest its unexpected victory: Congress December 13, 2013

    Congress on Friday took a swipe at the BJP saying its leaders are unable to digest their "unexpected" victory in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections and were trying to attack others without any reason. In a statement issued in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kantilal Bhuria said the people have given...
  • MP polls: BJP nominee defeats elder brother, Cong leader wins against uncle December 10, 2013

    The outcome of the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh threw several surprises: A younger brother defeating his elder sibling in Barwah seat while a fourtime MLA lost to his nephew from Barwani constituency. In a triangular contest in Khargone district's Barwah seat, two brothers were pitted against each other from the...
  • Only one Muslim candidate won in MP assembly polls December 9, 2013

    Only one Muslim candidate has emerged as the winner of the six who contested in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls. Arif Aqueel of Congress retained the Bhopal (North) assembly constituency seat fifth time in a row by trouncing former Union minister Arif Baig of BJP by more than 6,000 votes. Aqueel...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan to take oath as MP CM on 14 December December 9, 2013

    Shivraj Singh Chouhan will take oath as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for the third time on14 December, 2013 followed by the announcement of his new cabinet only three days later, 17 December. The decision was taken in a party meeting at noon on Monday, after Shivraj Singh Chouhan had given his...
  • BJP MLA Ramesh Mendola wins Indore2 seat with margin of over 91,000 votes December 9, 2013

    Sitting BJP MLA Ramesh Mendola made a clean sweep at the polls as he defeated Congress candidate with a huge margin of 91,017 votes to win the Indore2 constituency seat on Sunday. Mendola got 1,33,669 votes, while the Congress candidate Chhotu Shukla managed to win 42,652 votes. Indore2 seat has been...
  • Chouhan, the son of soil proves to be a winner again December 8, 2013

    A carefully cultivated image of family man coupled with simplicity, Shivraj Singh Chouhan led the BJP campaign presenting himself as one among the people promising further development to score an impressive hattrick in Madhya Pradesh assembly election. 54yearold Chouhan always maintained a low profile and ignored comparisons with highprofile Narendra Modi....
  • Congress disappointed with trends of Assembly polls December 8, 2013

    As the results of battle for the states show a comfortable win for BJP with leads of 136 seats in Rajasthan, 31 seats in Delhi and 143 seats in Madhya Pradesh,Congress on Sunday voiceddisappointment over the trends in the Assembly elections withthe party's poor performance. "We are disappointed," party spokesman Randeep...
  • Shivraj Chouhanled BJP set to sweep Assembly elections December 8, 2013

    With lead of 140 seats, it looks crystal clear that BJP will emerge comfortably to form the government for the third time in Madhya Pradesh. Riding high on a proincumbency mood, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to score another big victory when Congress stares at just 77 seats. The exit...
  • Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2013 results Live: BJP retains power, crushes Congress by 107 seats December 8, 2013

    The fate of Madhya Pradesh has been sealed and it will be out on Sunday as the counting of votes on 230 constituencies will begin at 8 am. With exit polls having predicted the Bharatiya Janata Partys victory, the big question still remains if Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will make...
  • Modi versus Rahul means a comparison between a mountain and a mole: Uma Bharti December 5, 2013

    Terming claims of a "Modi versus Rahul" contest in the 2014 elections as "ridiculous", BJPvicepresident Uma Bharti on Thursday said "it is like saying that there is a contest between a mole and a mountain." Speaking to reporters in Bhopal, Bharti said, "Rahul has no experience in politics and governance, while...
  • Exit polls do not affect me: Ajay Singh December 5, 2013

    Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh on Wednesday asserted that he was not dismayed by the exit polls predicting a Congress defeat in the state assembly elections. "Why should I be perturbed?" said Ajay, during an interaction with the media persons in Bhopal when asked if he...
  • BJP set to decimate Cong; win big in Chhattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan: Survey December 5, 2013

    Just six months before the country elects a new Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to deliver a sucker punch to the Congress by winning Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan comfortably. In the first two states the party will retain power for the third straight term while...
  • Shivraj Chouhan set for third term as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh: Postpoll survey December 5, 2013

    The Lotus is all set to bloom in Madhya Pradesh once again, suggests the CNNIBN, The Week and the CSDS postpoll survey, meaning a third straight term for Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The fate of the parties for 230member state Assembly will be decided on December 8, when the vote...
  • Election Commission orders repolling at three booths December 4, 2013

    The Election Commission has directed for repolling at three polling booths in Madhya Pradesh. The repoll was ordered following complaints of malfunctioning of EVMs in the three polling booths in Bhopal and Dhar districts, sources in the State Election office said on Wednesday. Of the three polling booths, two are...
  • MP election office yet to receive over 1 lakh postal ballots December 1, 2013

    The Election Commission has stipulated that the postal ballots should be deposited with the Returning Officer at the most an hour before counting of votes polled in EVMs begins on December 8. The Madhya Pradesh election office is concerned over a large number of postal ballots not being deposited with it...
  • Now, Narenda Modi's Indore chair gets Rs 2 lakh bid November 30, 2013

    A chair on which BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sat during an election rally inIndorehas attracted a bid of Rs 2 lakh, local unit of the party said on Thursday. Over two dozen people contacted the local BJP office to buy the chair and the highest bidder quoted Rs 2...
  • Congress writes to EC for probe into EVM rigging complaints November 29, 2013

    State Congress vicepresident Rameshwar Neekhra said in a statement on Friday that the party had received a total of 42 complaints about malfunctioning of EVMs. Neekhra said that this gives rise to suspicion that some sort of organized racket was behind all this. He said that complaints about malfunctioning EVMs had been...