MLAS

  • Bihar: 4 JDU MLAs disqualified for anti-party activities Yesterday

    Patna: Four Janata Dal United MLAs were disqualified on Saturday from the Bihar Legislative Assembly for anti-party activities, the Assembly secretary in-charge Hareram Mukhiya said. Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary passed the verdict in his court in the presence of four JDU MLAs against whom the ruling party had initiated proceedings for...
  • Telangana government considering to double salaries of MLAs, MLCs November 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government is considering to double the salaries of MLAs and MLCs in the state in view of "rising expenses". Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a review with senior officials on the issue on Monday, a release from his office said. The legislators are presently getting up to...
  • MLAs raise 'Jai Vidarbha' slogans in Maharashtra Assembly, Pro-tem Speaker issues warning November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: High drama was witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly session as some legislators raised 'Jai Vidarbha' slogan. Pro-tem speaker Jeeva Pandu Gavit on Tuesday made a ruling against some legislators ending their oath taking by saying 'Jai Vidarbha'. The ruling said, "It will not be part of the record. Pro-tem speaker...
  • Grand entry for Shiv Sena MLAs in Maharashtra Assembly with drums, orange turbans November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: As the three-day special session of Maharashtra Assembly begins on Monday, all 63 Shiv Sena MLAs made a dramatic entrance into the Assembly. Sena MLAs entered into the Assembly accompanied by beating drums and wearing orange turbans. Shiv Sena is still undecided on post-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party....
  • Home Ministry asks states to fasttrack cases against MPs, MLAs September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has asked all state governments to speed up cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification, directing them to seek daytoday trial in courts, appoint special public prosecutors and ensure regular monitoring. The direction came in the wake of Supreme Court setting a deadline...
  • MLAs facing disqualification notice claim 'JVM is ours' August 5, 2014

    With Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) petitioning Assembly Speaker Shashank Shekhar Bhokta for disqualification of five of its MLAs, two of them on Monday claimed "JVM is ours" even as JVM ridiculed their claim. "Jharkhand Vikash Morcha (Prajatantrik) is ours. We have set up a Committee, 'elected' K P Sharma as our...
  • Goa ministers went on foreign trips at state expense, spent Rs 13 cr in two years July 22, 2014

    Panaji: Three Goa ministers and four legislators have spent a whooping Rs 13.24 crore in two years on foreign trips. The travels were made in the name of promoting tourism. The information has been cited in a report tabled in the state Assembly which also mentions that Goa Tourism Minister Dilip...
  • BJP MLAs put pressure on party to form government in Delhi July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata party MLAs are putting pressure on the party to form the government in Delhi, said sources on Wednesday. A section of the BJP MLAs also met party Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay in this regard. Sources added that Jagdish Mukhi was the frontrunner for the chief minister's...
  • Flag public issues to get ticket: Congress leadership to MLA aspirants in Delhi July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to make the party's Delhi unit fighting fit for next assembly polls, the Congress leadership on Saturday held consultations with 63 Congress leaders from the state who had fought the last assembly election in which it faced a severe drubbing. In the meeting chaired by party general secretary...
  • Goa MLAs highjack FIFA WC junket meant for state footballers June 13, 2014

    Panaji: The FIFA World Cup junket, which has caused a national outrage was originally a proposal sent by former footballers from Goa to visit Brazil to watch the match. But, the ruling BJP ministers and MLAs highjacked it. Three ministers and three MLAs forced Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to clear...
  • Parrikar slams Tendulkar to justify MLAs' Brazil junket June 13, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has slammed Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar to justify a Rs.89 lakh junket for six legislators, including three ministers, to witness the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Parrikar on Thursday backed his decision to send only ruling party politicians to the World Cup on the...
  • Goa government sending 6 MLAs to Brazil for FIFA World Cup June 12, 2014

    Panaji: Six MLAs from Goa have been granted funds by the state government to travel to Brazil for the Football World Cup. The delegation includes Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar, according to sources in the Goa Chief Minister's Office. Sources say that no expert or member of the Sport Authority of...
  • Nearly 1/3 Lok Sabha MPs from 2009 have criminal records March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In response to a PIL filed by Public Interest Foundation, the Supreme Court on March 10, 2014 directed that the criminal cases against MPs and MLAs should be completed within a year from the date of framing of charges by the trial court. Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)...
  • SC sets 1-year deadline for courts to complete cases against MPs, MLAs March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday set a deadline of one year for lower courts to complete trial in cases involving MPs and MLAs. The apex court said that the trial judge will have to explain to the Chief Justice of respective high...
  • Karnataka MLAs submit report 'study' tour of Australia and New Zealand February 27, 2014

    Bangalore: A second report of the MLAs who went on a junket on public money proves to be a farce, showing up why these study tours by the MLAs only serve a luxurious holiday more than anything else. This report, by the MLAs of the committee on backward classes, who...
  • 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...
  • Delhi HC upholds law allowing jailed accused to contest elections February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the law allowing jailbirds, except convicts, to contest elections, which was earlier barred by the Supreme Court. A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Manmohan observed that not allowing an arrested accused or an undertrial to contest election on...
  • West Bengal: Several Left MLAs go missing ahead of Rajya Sabha polls February 6, 2014

    Kolkata: A political drama is playing out in West Bengal just days ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections. Several MLAs of the Left Front have gone missing as the Trinamool Congress battles it out to secure all five Rajya Sabha seats. One of the missing MLAs, Revolutional Socialist Party's Ananta Deb...
  • Karnataka MLAs plagiarise reports on global study tours January 4, 2014

    Bangalore: The global study tours conducted by Karnataka MLAs has led to a fresh controversy. While the controversy over their foreign junkets year after year at the taxpayer's expense is still afresh, reports accessed by CNNIBN has shown how brazenly they had been copying text from the internet to file...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to prove majority on Thursday December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who took over as Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday, would prove his government's majority in the Assembly on January 2, an official statement said. In the Kejriwal government's first Cabinet meeting, it was decided that the first session of the new legislative Assembly will be...
  • Foreign trip for 30 Karnataka MLAs even as state battles drought December 27, 2013

    30 MLAs from Karnataka are planning to go on a trip to the Amazon rain forests and waterfalls and they are calling it a study tour. The trip is costing Rs 7 lakh per head and is scheduled even as the state is battling acute drought. ...
  • Karnataka MLAs on foreign trips even as the state battles drought December 26, 2013

    Bangalore: Two foreign junket trips by a bunch of MLAs in Karnataka have kicked up a storm. Close to 30 MLAs are on junkets to several countries even as the state was in the grip of a drought and sugarcane crisis. While one group of MLAs has already left to...
  • Congress MLAs blame Delhi chief for poll debacle December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Congress chief JP Aggarwal's "noncooperation" and the party's inability to reach out to the voters were behind the rout in the assembly polls, the eight newlyelected MLAs told party vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday. Party sources said Gandhi called the MLAs to review the party's dismal performance in...
  • 47 per cent of Delhi MLAs not even graduates December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi, known for its centres of academic excellence, fares badly when it comes to the educational qualifications of its legislators, with 47 per cent of MLAs being just Class XII pass or less. BJP, which emerged the single largest party in Assembly polls with 31 seats, has two members...
  • 28 AAP MLAs choose Arvind Kejriwal as leader in Delhi Assembly December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party legislators on Monday unanimously elected Arvind Kejriwal as their leader in the Delhi Assembly. "All the 28 newly elected MLAs, including senior party leaders, held a meeting here and unanimously chose Kejriwal as their leader," a senior party leader said. The MLAs and party leaders also discussed...
  • Rajasthan Assembly elections: List of MLAs December 8, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan was awash with the lotus of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as Vasundhara Raje led the party to a historic win in Rajasthan and routed the Congress regime. Fighting on the plank of corruption, poverty, price rise, poor governance and a break down in law and order, Vasundhara Raje...
  • Delhi polls: 3 'crorepati' BJP MLAs, 29 others file nomination November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Three 'crorepati' BJP MLAs are among the 32 candidates who filed their nominations on Tuesday for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls. Ramesh Bidhuri from Tughlakabad constituency is the richest among the three BJP MLAs with over Rs 52.31 lakh in cash and deposits and over Rs 10.25 crore worth...
  • Advani gives credit to President Pranab for withdrawal of ordinance on MPs October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: There is no end to the ordinance on convicted MPs and MLAs row. Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani has now taken on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and blamed her for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst. LK Advani has written a blog saying that Sonia Gandhi advised...
  • Who deserves the real credit for killing the Bill on convicted politicians? October 3, 2013

    Even as the controversial ordinance and proposed Bill to shield convicted lawmakers has been withdrawn, politics is now playing out on who gets the credit. Is it Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee or the Opposition? ...
  • Who gets the credit for withdrawal of Bill on convicted leaders? October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as the controversial ordinance and proposed Bill to shield convicted lawmakers has been withdrawn, politics is now playing out on who gets the credit. Is it Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee or the Opposition? The Bharatiya Janata Party claims it had even opposed the move...