Ordinance

  • Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on anti-graft bills 04-03-2014 11:05 PM

    The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters on his way back from Myanmar, Khurshid said normally these bills should...
  • Chidambaram to meet President to convince him on anti-graft ordinances 04-03-2014 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will meet President Pranab Mukherjee against to convince him on bringing in key anti-graft bills through ordinances. The Cabinet failed to announce the ordinances on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet bills after the President expressed reservations. The President made his views clear in...
  • Communal Violence Bill be brought through ordinance route: Rahman Khan 03-03-2014 08:46 PM

    New Delhi: Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday said the government should have brought in the Communal Violence Bill also through an ordinance route. The remarks came a day after the Cabinet cleared an ordinance to amend the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. Khan said, "I was...
  • UPA may make one last attempt to push through anti-graft ordinances 03-03-2014 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: The UPA government's move to pass the five anti-corruption bills through the ordinance route has hit a roadblock. The Union Cabinet on Sunday did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances being pushed by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reservations. The President made...
  • Don't sign ordinances, CPI-M tells president 02-03-2014 10:45 PM

    The CPI-M on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament during the recently concluded session," CPI-M...
  • UPA's effort to push Rahul's anti-graft ordinances meets dead end 02-03-2014 09:29 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government's effort to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route met a dead end. The Union Cabinet did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reluctance to sign all the anti-graft ordiances. The Cabinet has cleared...
  • President reluctant to sign Rahul's anti-graft ordinances: Sources 02-03-2014 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed his reluctance to sign all anti-graft ordinances and the Cabinet may clear one or two ordinances, said sources on Sunday. The President has no objection to changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act, sources added. It was also learnt that the President has...
  • Manmohan Cabinet to meet today, likely to clear key poll sops 28-02-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: In what could be Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh's last Cabinet meet, the UPA government is all set to clear some vital proposals on Friday before model code kicks in ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Sources say the Cabinet could approve the merger of the Dearness Allowance...
  • Government ready with ordinances on two anti-graft bills 25-02-2014 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: Pushed by Rahul Gandhi, the government looks set to shortly bring ordinances on two anti-corruption bills along with three other legislations which could not be passed during the just-concluded Parliament session. Sources said ordinances were ready on Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill and Right of Citizens for Time-Bound...
  • Cong to push anti-graft ordinance, but may give Kalmadi, Chavan LS tickets 24-02-2014 10:02 PM

    New Delhi: Acting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's wish list, the UPA government is taking the ordinance route to push through more anti-corruption legislations ahead of the general elections. While an ordinance could be brought later this week, CNN-IBN has learnt that the Congress is also considering giving tickets...
  • Not polite to ask that ordinances be torn: Rahul Gandhi 21-12-2013 08:49 PM

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, whose strong denunciation of Government's ordinance on convicted lawmakers saw it being junked at the last moment, today said he has learnt that it is "not polite" to ask that ordinances be torn and thrown into the dustbin. Gandhi's remarks made in a lighter vein drew...
  • 'Not now', says Sushil Kumar Shinde on issuing ordinance on gay sex 14-12-2013 01:27 PM

    Government on Saturday said it did not plan to issue an ordinance on gay rights issue "now" to negate the Supreme Court judgement on homosexuality that has sparked an uproar. "Not now. Our (Congress) Vice-President and President have already spoken on the issue. I am with them," Union Home Minister...
  • Government likely to challenge SC order on Section 377 12-12-2013 10:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has stepped up attack on the Supreme Court over a ruling which reversed the high court verdict decriminalising consensual gay sex. With both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi also showing concern over the verdict, indications are rife that the government may be mulling either a review...
  • Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad, Jagdish Sharma disqualified from LS 22-10-2013 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (United) leader Jagdish Sharma, convicted in a fodder scam case, were disqualified from the Lok Sabha on Monday. Lalu was on October 3 sentenced to five years imprisonment in a 17-year-old fodder scam case by the court after on...
  • Congress is for aam aadmi, SP-BSP can't save Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi 09-10-2013 03:09 PM

    Aligarh: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi kicked off his campaign in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh by targeting both the ruling Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party. The Gandhi scion said that the two parties were playing caste-based politics and this, in turn, was setting back the development work in the...
  • History will judge Rahul Gandhi by his action on ordinance, says Sachin Pilot 06-10-2013 09:11 PM

    Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Sachin Pilot defended Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi 'nonsense ordinance' remark. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Sachin said, "history will judge Rahul" for his action on the ordinance to shield the convicted legislators. ...
  • Cong backs Rahul over ordinance on convicted leaders: Sachin Pilot 06-10-2013 08:02 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has come out strongly in defence of its Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his outburst against the controversial ordinance on convicted politicians. Minister for Corporate affairs, Sachin Pilot said that Rahul will lead the party to a thumping victory in the 2014 general elections. In...
  • Advani crediting me on withdrawal of ordinance is speculation: Pranab 05-10-2013 07:02 PM

    On Board Special Aircraft: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday described as speculation senior BJP leader LK Advani crediting him for the withdrawal of the ordinance on convicted lawmakers, saying he had nothing to do with the development. "I cannot comment on the views of the Opposition. Whoever wanted to seek...
  • I have never seen the minutes of the all-party meeting: Arun Jaitley 04-10-2013 12:27 PM

    A day after the controversial Bill and ordinance to protect convicted legislators was scrapped by the Cabinet, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley accused the government of fudging minutes of an all-party meeting that was held in September where discussion over the controversial move had taken place....
  • Advani gives credit to President Pranab for withdrawal of ordinance on MPs 04-10-2013 09:37 AM

    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...
  • Nothing wrong with Rahul's stand on ordinance: Tharoor 04-10-2013 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday defended Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's explosive outburst against the ordinance to protect convicted politicians, saying there was nothing wrong with Rahul's stand on the issue. Tharoor also added that the Gandhi scion had in no way disrespected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Minutes of the meeting have not been circulated: Arun Jaitley 04-10-2013 12:28 AM

    Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley defends that his party did not support the ordinance to shield convicted leaders. ...
  • 'Nonsense' remark on ordinance was strong but I was being honest: Rahul 03-10-2013 05:43 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday defended his explosive outburst against the ordinance to protect convicted politicians but admitted that the words that he used to lambast the Cabinet decision may have too strong. While defending the Cabinet's decision to withdraw ordinance on convicted legislators, Rahul said,...
  • Withdrawal of Ordinance is strangulation of democracy: Ramdev 03-10-2013 04:08 PM

    A day after the Union Cabinet withdrew a controversial Ordinance on convicted lawmakers it had earlier cleared, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday termed the decision as "strangulation of democracy" as it was effected after condemnation by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. "After Rahul Gandhi's rejection of the Ordinance on...
  • High court rejects petition against PM over Ordinance on convicted MPs 03-10-2013 02:03 PM

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday refused to entertain a contempt of court petition filed against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. While hearing the petition filed by social activist Nutan Thakur regarding the controversial ordinance on convicted lawmakers, the court said the matter is related to the...
  • Who gets the credit for withdrawal of Bill on convicted leaders? 03-10-2013 07:49 AM

    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...
  • The PM and the Cabinet have meekly submitted to the dynasty: BJP 02-10-2013 11:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to withdraw the controversial ordinance as well as Bill that sought to give protection to convicted lawmakers. The decision comes after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi publicly expressed his displeasure over the ordinance by calling it a 'nonsense'. Here is how the...
  • PM bows to Rahul's diktat, ordinance on convicted MPs withdrawn 02-10-2013 11:01 PM

    New Delhi: Within 24 hours of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh landing in New Delhi the government has withdrawn the ordinance and the Bill to protect the convicted MPs and MLAs on Wednesday. Congress President Rahul Gandhi had on Friday called the ordinance 'nonsense'. He said, "it should be torn and...
  • Swaraj charges Cong for spreading lies, says BJP always opposed ordinance, bill 02-10-2013 11:00 PM

    Charging Congress with spreading "complete falsehood" about her party's stand on the controversial legislation on convicted lawmakers, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, on Wednesday, said her party has consistently opposed both the Bill and the ordinance. In a series of posts on the social networking site Twitter, Swaraj said that at...
  • Rahul has the final say as Cabinet junks Bill, ordinance on convicted leaders 02-10-2013 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: Forced into a corner by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's condemnation of the ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called a meeting of the Union Cabinet on Wednesday where it was decided to withdraw the controversial legislation as well as Bill regarding the same. The...