Mps

  • Home Ministry asks states to fast-track 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 day-to-day trial in courts, appoint special public prosecutors and ensure regular monitoring. The direction came in the wake of Supreme Court setting a deadline...
  • Home Minister, Law Minister to discuss expedition of trials against MPs facing criminal charges September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet on Monday to discuss expediting legal trials against MPs facing criminal charges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said that criminal trials against MPs should reach the logical conclusion soon. The meeting comes just days after the Supreme...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker says will take decision on LoP within next four days July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said she will take a decision on the issue of Leader of Opposition within the next four days after going through the rules and Attorney General's letter on the matter. Mahajan said the Speaker did not enjoy any personal discretion while choosing...
  • Seat allocation in Lok Sabha: Member says 'we are like nomads' July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The delay in allocation of seats in the newly-elected Lok Sabha came in for criticism on Tuesday with a member saying the representatives of the people had become "nomadic tribes" in the absence of dedicated seats to them. Biju Janata Dal MP Pinaki Misra raised the issue in the...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu holds meeting with MPs July 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday asked the MPs from the state to make collective and coordinated efforts to get the promises made during bifurcation realised. Naidu, who convened a meeting of MPs from all parties a day ahead of the Budget session of Parliament, told them...
  • Second day for BJP MP's orientation will see valedictory speech by LK Advani June 29, 2014

    Surajkund: BJP MP's Orientation's second day will see a valedictory speech by LK Advani and sessions by Cabinet ministers Piyush Goyal & Prakash Javdekar on social media. In his inaugural speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi told BJP MPs they must maintain good conduct and thoughts. He asked them not indulge in...
  • Don't be disheartened by LS poll loss: Sonia to defeated MPs, leaders June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to instill confidence, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written letters to Congress leaders who lost elections asking them not to be disheartened by the defeat. The Congress President told MPs that she had expected them to win but nevertheless they should keep in touch with...
  • LTC scam: CBI files case against Rajya Sabha MPs for cheating, forgery June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a case against Rajya Sabha MPs for cheating, forgery in the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam on Friday. This is the first time that a case has been filed in the scam. Three sitting and three former Rajya Sabha MPs have...
  • About 265 former MPs asked to vacate houses by June 18 June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: To accommodate newly elected Members of Parliament, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has sent notices to about 265 former MPs asking them to vacate their houses by June 18. Describing the exercise as "routine", Lok Sabha Secretary General P Sreedharan said, "The secretariat has informed all former MPs to vacate...
  • Narendra Modi asks BJP MPs not to touch his feet but to work hard June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked his party MPs not to show respect to him by touching his feet. He also directed the Bharatiya Janata Party MPs not to touch the feet of any other senior leader while addressing them in the central hall of Parliament on...
  • Meet the women in PM Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45-member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. Barring Nirmala Sitharaman, who has been made Minister of State with Independent Charge, rest including Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti and Najma Heptulla, the lone Muslim face,...
  • Record 61 women elected to Lok Sabha May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The just concluded 16th Lok Sabha elections has created a record of sorts with 61 women MPs being elected to the Lower House. According to an analysis of PRS Legislative Research, it was a marginal increase when compared with the 2009 general elections, when 58 women were elected. As far...
  • Not a single woman representative from Haryana in Lok Sabha May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Women candidates from Haryana failed to clinch even a single seat to the Lok Sabha in the recently concluded elections. All the women candidates, including Congress's Shruti Choudhury, Kusum Sherwal of Indian National Lok Dal, Nirmala of Janta Dal (United), could not take a lead and managed to...
  • 21 out of 26 candidates elected to LS from Gujarat are crorepatis May 19, 2014

    Out of 73 crorepati candidates who had contested either on their respective party's ticket or as independent in the Lok Sabha polls at the 26 seats of Gujarat, 21 BJP candidates have emerged victorious. 80.76 per cent candidates, who are elected as the Member of Parliament on 21 seats have the...
  • Every third newly elected MP has a criminal background May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Every third of the newly elected member of the Lok Sabha has a criminal background, an analysis of the disclosures they have made in their affidavits has shown. An analysis of 541 of the 543 winning candidates by National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) shows...
  • Read: The full list of Lok Sabha MPs May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept the Lok Sabha elections. The saffron party won a clear majority, sweeping 282 of 543 seats, ten seats more than the halfway mark required to form government. The party's coalition, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), won 336 seats. This was the...
  • MPs Rating: Sonia Gandhi scores 6.3 on a scale of 10 April 25, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been a 3-time MP from Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh. Sonia scored 5.4 on 10 for accessibility and 5.6 for trustworthiness in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and Association of Democratic Reform. She got 5.4 for law and order, 5.5 for providing better public transport, 7.6 for...
  • MPs rating: Priya Dutt scores 4 on a scale of 10 April 23, 2014

    Two-time MP from Mumbai North-Central Priya Dutt's performance is below average. Dutt scored 4.6 for accessibility and 4.1 for trustworthiness on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Sunil and Nargis Dutt's daughter, Priya scored 3.6 for law and order, 4...
  • MPs rating: Shibu Soren's performance is below average April 23, 2014

    Former Jharkhand chief minister and JMM chief Shibu Soren scored 4 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. He has been rated below average of 5.6. The 7-time MP from Dumka, Soren, has been rated 5.6 for accessibility. He...
  • MPs rating: Salman Khurshid's performance is below average April 23, 2014

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has scored 4.8 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. The Congress leader is a 2 time MP from Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh. His rating is below the average score of 5.6. Khurshid got...
  • MPs rating: TR Baalu scores 6 on a scale of 10 April 21, 2014

    Former Shipping Minster and 5 time DMK MP from Sriperumbudur TR Baalu has scored 6 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. The MP from Tamil Nadu scored 5.2 on accessibility and 6 on trustworthiness. He has been rated...
  • MPs rating: Sanjay Nirupam's performance is below average April 21, 2014

    Congress leader and sitting MP from Mumbai North Sanjay Nirupam has scored 5.2 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. While he scored 6.7 on 10 for accessibility and 5.2 for trusthworthiness, Nirupam has been rated 5.2 both for...
  • MPs Rating: Jaya Prada scores 4.8 on a scale of 10 April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Jaya Prada a two term MP from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh has scored 4.8 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. While Jaya Prada got 4.4 for accessibility and 4.5 for trustworthiness, she scored 4.9 for law...
  • MPs Rating: Azharuddin scores 4.7 on a scale of 10 April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Indian Cricket Captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, a sitting MP from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh has scored 4.7 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. On the parameters of accessibility and trustworthiness, Azharuddin got 3.8 and 4.1 respectively. He has...
  • MPs Rating: Baijayant Panda scores 5.81 on a scale of 10 April 16, 2014

    BJD Leader Baijayant Panda is a first time MP from Kendrapara in Odisha. Panda scored 4.1 for accessibility and 5.9 for trustworthiness. He got 6.8 for maintenance of law and order, 6.7 for public transport, 6.1 for provision of good roads, 6.9 for better schools and 6.1 for both providing...
  • MPs Rating: Beni Prasad Verma scores 5.09 on a scale of 10 April 15, 2014

    Union Minister for Steel Beni Prasad Verma is the fifth Congress MP from Gonda Uttar Pradesh. Verma scored 5.7 on accessibility on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Verma scored 4.9 for provision of good roads, 5.1 for better schools...
  • MPs rating: Supriya Sule scores 6.4 out of 10 in performance April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule, first time sitting MP from Baramati in Maharashtra, scored 6.4 out of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. She scored 5.6 on accessibility and 6.6 on 10 for trustworthiness. She scored 6.6 for law...
  • MPs rating: Deve Gowda scored 6.15 out of 10 in performance April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister and Janta Dal Secular Chief HD Deve gowda is a five-time sitting MP from Hassan, Karnataka. He scored 6.15 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. He scored 6.5 on 10 on the parameters of...
  • MPs rating: CP Joshi's performance above average, scores 7.1 out of 10 April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: CP Joshi, Congress leader and MP for the first time from Bhilwara in Rajasthan, scored 7.1 on the scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. On the parameters of accessibility and trustworthiness, Joshi was rated 6.2 and 6.7 respectively He...