MPS

  • Lok Sabha Speaker refuses to introduce delegation of Pakistani MPs December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday snubbed a delegation of Pakistani MPs and refused to introduce the 17-member team in the House on the grounds that it was not an official visit. The delegation of Pakistan Parliamentarians were visiting Parliament as part of the Indo-Pak dialogue process. The members...
  • PM Modi asks MPs to be cautious as BJP plans 2,000 rallies in Delhi December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked party MPs to be cautious when making comments in public in the wake of controversial remarks by Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti at a rally in Delhi which triggered an uproar in Parliament. The Bharatiya Janata Party has...
  • Air India expresses inability to seat upgrade, more free baggage for MPs November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped Air India has expressed inability to upgrade seats of MPs to business class or carry their extra baggage for free, especially in flights which have all upper class seats booked by paid passengers. Noting that it gets a large number of requests from MPs regarding upgrades, the national...
  • Identify village for Adarsh Gram Yojana by November 11: Government to MPs October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Centre has set a November 11 deadline for Members of Parliament to choose one village which they will develop as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has written to the parliamentarians saying they may identify a suitable...
  • NDA can help chart new course for India, PM Modi tells alliance MPs October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in power with its 400-odd MPs represents a big force with positive energy and can help chart a new course for the country. "Let us think big. Let us think far. Let us think above politics," Modi said...
  • 401 Lok Sabha members yet to declare assets details October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 400 incumbent Lok Sabha members including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Lal Krishna Advani and Rajnath Singh have not yet declared their assets and liability details, according to an RTI reply. Lok Sabha Secretariat said in an RTI query said the assets details of 401 members of Lok...
  • PM Modi launches Adarsh Gram Yojana, says it's not guided by money but by people's participation October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) saying that the scheme was driven by demand and not by supply. Launching the scheme on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan, Modi said, "The country's development model has been supply...
  • AIADMK MPs observe fast demanding justice for J Jayalalithaa October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: 45 AIADMK MPs observed a fast in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex, demanding justice for party supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years in jail in an 18-year-old corruption case and fined a staggering Rs 100 crore by...
  • 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...
  • 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 newlyelected 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 6, 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 May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45member 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 18, 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 Modiled 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 22, 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...