MEIRA KUMAR

  • Sumitra Mahajan to be elected as Lok Sabha Speaker today June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran BJP MP Sumitra Mahajan is all set to be elected as the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha, becoming only the second woman after Congress's Meira Kumar to hold post. The Speaker's election will take place on Friday afternoon after the remaining members of the House are...
  • Meira Kumar slams UP government for lack of safety for women in state June 1, 2014

    Congress leader Meira Kumar on Sunday said that development can be seen all over but there is no human development in Uttar Pradesh. "If our mothers and sisters are not respected, then this development is meaningless," Meira said on Badaun rape case. ...
  • Meira Kumar terminates services of Lok Sabha TV CEO Rajiv Mishra May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Outgoing Speaker Meira Kumar has terminated the services of Lok Sabha TV Chief Executive Rajiv Mishra. A notification issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat dated May 30 said, "the Speaker has limited the tenure of Shri Rajiv Mishra as Chief Executive of LSTV till May 31, 2014." No...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar loses May 16, 2014

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar lost from the Sasaram Lok sabha constituency in Bihar by around 61,000 votes. The Congress candidate was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party's Chedi Paswan, a former minister who resigned from the Janata DalUnited and joined the BJP ahead of the polls. Meira Kumar won from the seat...
  • BJP leads in 18 seats, RJD ahead in 6 constituencies, Congress in front in 1 seat in Bihar May 16, 2014

    BJP is leading in 18 seats, Lalu Prasad's RJD is ahead in six constituencies while Congress is in front in one seat out of 40 in Bihar with Speaker Meira Kumar trailing in Sasaram. LJP and JD(U) are leading in six seats and four seats respectively while Rashtriya Lok Samata Party...
  • BJP leads in 17 seats while RJD leads in 5 seats in Bihar May 16, 2014

    BJP is leading in 17 seats while Lalu Prasad's RJD is leading in 5 seats in the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. LJP and JD(U) were leading in 2 seats each while Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), an ally of BJP, in one seat. In the highprofile Saran seat, Lalu Prasad's...
  • Meira Kumar alleges encroachment over ancestral land, approaches High Court May 1, 2014

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has filed yet another petition in the Patna High Court that her ancestral land was occupied by some people in Bihar's Bhojpur district, her lawyer said on Thursday. Her lawyer Sanjay Kumar Ojha said some people have built houses on .81 acre of land registered in...
  • Meira Kumar's assets are over Rs 36.4 crore April 21, 2014

    Lok Sabha speaker and MP from Sasaram Meira Kumar total assets are worth over Rs 36.4 crore. Kumar has cash reserve of Rs 27 lakh, while her bank deposits and investments are valued at 1.9 crore. She owns two vehicles worth Rs 20 lakh. Kumar and her husband have properties...
  • Balloting picks up amid incidents of violence April 10, 2014

    Nearly 32 percent of the electorate voted in the first six hours on Thursday in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state. "So far about 32 percent of the electorate has voted. The polling was slow in early hours, but later picked up fast," Additional Chief...
  • LS polls: Bihar's 6 Naxal-hit seats vote; Meira, Chirag in the fray April 10, 2014

    As Lok Sabha elections enter the bigger states in the third phase on April 10, six seats in Bihar where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to put up a very good show, kick off the electoral exercise in the state. The seats going to polls in Bihar - Sasaram,...
  • Meira Kumar faces ire over neglecting Sasaram April 7, 2014

    Outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will bank on votes of backward castes and Muslims besides Dalits to win this Parliamentary seat for third consecutive time amid allegations that she has made more visits to foreign countries than to her constituency. Accusing Kumar of neglecting her constituency, BJP's prime ministerial candidate...
  • BJP's development pitch is eyeing power: Sonia Gandhi April 3, 2014

    Sasaram: Congress President Sonia Gandhi took her tirade against the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to Bihar's Sasaram on Thursday where she accused the saffron brigade of becoming power hunger and one-man party. Campaigning for party candidate and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Sonia said that the Congress...
  • Meira Kumar fares well on MPs performance card April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has scored above the average in the MPs performance card. Daughter of Late Babu Jagjivan Ram, Meira Kumar is a sitting five times Congress MP from Sasaram in Bihar. She scored 6.89 for Law and Order, 7.12 for providing public transport, 6.93 for roads,...
  • LS polls: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Nitish Kumar to campaign in Bihar March 24, 2014

    Star BJP campaigner Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are set to hit the campaign trail in Bihar along with the state's two best known faces: Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad. Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will address rallies, hold road shows...
  • Meira Kumar's niece runs into nomination trouble, alleges it is a conspiracy by her aunt March 20, 2014

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar's niece Medhaavi Kirti, who is challenging her aunt on a BSP ticket, on Thursday, became a victim of confusion when she found that another person also filed nomination from the Sasaram (reserved) seat as the party's candidate. When she went to file her papers as a...
  • LS Speaker Meira Kumar files nomination papers from Sasaram constituency March 19, 2014

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls from Sasaram constituency in Bihar, officials said. "I am confident and sure that people will support and vote for me. I will again win from here," she said. A former IFS officer, Meira Kumar is the...
  • JDU's 1st list for LS polls: KP Ramaiah faces Meira Kumar in Sasaram March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election, the Janata Dal (United) named just seven candidates from Bihar in an apparent move to find more time to quell the rebellion within the party. While former IAS officer KP Ramaiah, who joined the JDU just a...
  • JD(U) fields Assembly speaker Uday Chowdhary against Meira Kumar in Sasaram March 15, 2014

    The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday fielded Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narain Chowdhary and former bureaucrat K P Ramaiah from Sasaram and Jamui constituencies respectively for the Lok Sabha elections. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is the Congress candidate from Sasaram which she represents in the Lok Sabha. The JD(U), which rules...
  • SP MP from Kaiserganj resigns from Lok Sabha, likely to join BJP March 7, 2014

    Samajwadi Party MP from Kaiserganj Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, who is all set to join BJP, resigned from Lok Sabha on Friday. In his letter to Speaker Meira Kumar, Singh said that he had contested 15th Lok Sabha elections on SP ticket "but the party has diverted from development agenda and failed to maintain communal harmony after...
  • Senior IAS KP Ramiyah joins JD-U, to contest polls March 3, 2014

    Three days after taking voluntary retirement, IAS officer KP Ramiyah on Monday joined Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) -- and is set to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Ramiyah, who belongs to Andhra Pradesh, is likely to be a candidate in Sasaram or Gaya. Ramiyah headed the "Mahadalit Commission" created by Nitish...
  • Nariman declines to be in selection process for Lokpal posts February 27, 2014

    Eminent jurist Fali Nariman has refused to be part of the process to select the names for various posts of Lokpal, saying he fears that the multi- layered procedure could overlook the most competent, independent and courageous persons. In a letter to V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's...
  • The Last Word: Fair to criticise Lok Sabha Speaker over Telangana chaos? February 19, 2014

    The Telangana Bill was on Tuesday passed in the Lok Sabha after dramatic scenes with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party joining hands to ensure its passage. Speaker Meira Kumar stopped the live telecast of the proceedings in Lok Sabha when the Bill was taken up after MPs protested...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Blackout in Telangana: Murder of democracy in Parliament? February 18, 2014

    The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) was on Tuesday bulldozed through the Lok Sabha amidst dramatic scenes. Speaker Meira Kumar stopped the live telecast of the proceedings in Lok Sabha when the Bill was taken up after MPs demanding united Andhra protested in Parliament. ...
  • LS sees CongBJP join hands to pass Telangana Bill amid blackout February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The contentious Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) was on Tuesday bulldozed through the Lok Sabha amidst dramatic scenes with Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party joining hands to ensure its passage. Speaker Meira Kumar stopped the live telecast of the proceedings in Lok Sabha when the Bill...
  • Lok Sabha issues statement, says live telecast stalled due to technical glitch February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After Speaker Meira Kumar received severe criticism for stalling the live telecast of Lok Sabha proceedings during debate on Telangana Bill, the Lok Sabha has now issued a statement saying that the blackout was a result of technical glitch. "The proceedings of the Lok Sabha could not be...
  • LS Speaker asks Parliamentary committee to probe pepper spray incident February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has asked Parliament's Committee of Privileges to investigate and submit a report on the pepper spray incident of Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha on February 13 witnessed ugly scenes with Seemandhra MP Lagadapati Rajagopal using a pepper spray and TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly...
  • MPs may be frisked before entering Parliament February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Committee on Security in Parliament complex was on Friday directed by the Lok Sabha Speaker to convene an emergency meeting on Monday to consider various options, that could also include frisking of MPs, to prevent a repeat of pepper spray attack that sparked massive outrage. Expelled Congress MP from...
  • Full text of Meira Kumar's statement on Telangana chaos in Parliament February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: 13th February 2014, the Lok Sabha witnessed unprecedented ugly scenes. The Hon'ble Speaker Smt Meira Kumar strongly condemns this disgraceful act of defilement of the dignity of the temple of democracy. Hon'ble Speaker expresses her shock and outrage at this incident which is a blot on India's...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha enacts Meira Kumar's 'baith jaiye' in TWTW February 9, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes a jibe at Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar's for her 'baith jaiye (sit down)' 'chant', which she is often seen saying in Parliament. ...