New Delhi: 5:40 pm: The CPM on Thursday supported the quota bill in Parliament asking the Samajwadi Party to not disrupt the House on the issue. The CPM said it supported constitutional amendments to this effect and suggested creation of "supernumerary post" to enable officers get their due.
4:25 pm: Voting on promotion quota bill is likely to take place on Monday.
4.15 pm: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati speaks on the issue of quota promotion bill in the Rajya Sabha. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said that she was also in favour of giving reservation to people from the upper caste who are economically weak.
The BSP chief further pointed that her party was never opposed to quota in promotion to those from the backward classes, but added that according to data, those in the SC, ST categories needed promotions in government services....more
12:29 PM, Dec 13, 2012
New Delhi: Ten days to go for the Winter Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has embarked on what is being labelled as meal diplomacy. After dining with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday, the PM hosted BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday afternoon, and even though Mayawati insisted the hour-long meeting had nothing to do with Winter Session, questions about a possible deal kept cropping up. Speaking...
08:33 PM, Nov 11, 2012
New Delhi: Even as the standoff between Team Anna and the government on the Lokpal Bill continues, the latter is likely to table it in Parliament on December 20. According to government sources, the discussion and actual passage of the bill could take place in a special extended session that might be called in January. Meanwhile, the Congress party has issued a whip to all its MPs to be present...
06:40 PM, Dec 15, 2011