Do nominated members of Rajya Sabha have voting rights

ranjangogoiNew Delhi, Mar 17: Former chief justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi was nominated to the Rajya Sabha. The issue has been heavily debated since and both Congress and the BJP have traded charges at each other.

Justice Gogoi’s name was proposed after the term of K T S Tulsi came to an end in February.

Day after joining BJP, EOW re-opens forgery case against Scindia

jyoti-scindiaNew Delhi, Mar 13: A day after Jyotiraditya Scindia joined the BJP, the Economic Offences Wing, Madhya Pradesh decided to verify facts afresh in a complaint. The allegation is that Scindia and his family had falsified documents while selling land.

An order has been given for re-verification of facts based on a complaint filed by Surendra Shrivastava. A new complaint had been filed against Scindia and his family alleging that by falsifying a registry document, they sold Shrivastava land at Mahalgaon, which was smaller by 6,000 square feet than the original agreement in 2009.

Ahead of an imminent trust vote in MP, why Congress faces a tough task

kamalnathNew Delhi, Mar 11: Jyotiraditya Scindia has formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. This now paves the way for some very interesting developments in Madhya Pradesh, where scores of Congress MLAs have resigned from the party.

In the 230 member house, two seats are vacant, which means in the current scenario, the half way mark is 115. Now that equation changes if the resignations of the 22 rebels are accepted.

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After a Holi shock for the Congress, will be BJP or a regional party for Scindia

jyotiradityaNew Delhi, Mar 11: The Congress was in for a rude shock on Holi, when one of its top leaders, Jyotiraditya Scindia quit the party. Scindia currently seems to be inclined towards the BJP.

He was supposed to join the party in the presence of BJP chief, J P Nadda on Wednesday. However with that event not taking place, there is now speculation on whether he would join the BJP or float an independent party.

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Scindia quits: When the whisper campaign got the better of the whisper

jyoti-1New Delhi, Mar 11: A few months back, one would not have expected that Jyotiraditya Scindia would quit the Congress. After all it was assumed that he was very close to Rahul Gandhi.

He was also put in charge of Uttar Pradesh along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. One would have seen several times on television, him whispering to Rahul Gandhi in Parliament. He would be telling Rahul about what to say during a debate.

Down in the dumps, but Congress still ready to dare BJP in MP

kamal-nathNew Delhi, Mar 11: Despite facing a massive rebellion, the Congress in Madhya Pradesh says it is ready to fight on. The Congress says that it is ready to face the floor test and challenge the BJP.

While there have been contradictory claims about the number of MLAs who attended a meeting chaired by MP Chief Minister, Kamal Nath, reports say only 94 legislators attended.

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BJP readies ‘Mamaji’ for fourth term in MP

shivraj-chauhanNew Delhi, Mar 11: As the Congress in Madhya Pradesh stares at a massive crisis, the BJP is already readying Shivraj Singh Chouhan for a fourth term as Chief Minister.

Chouhan who is a three time CM of Madhya Pradesh has been out of power for 15 months. The shocker for the Congress came when its top leader, Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the party along with 22 MLAs.

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BJP’s Kapil Mishra provided ‘Y’ grade security

Kapil-mishraNew Delhi, Mar 03: BJP leader, Kapil Mishra has been provided Y grade security. He would be under security cover 24/7. The security was provided after an assessment was made to the threat to his life.

Y grade security entitles him to six security personnel round the clock. He will be guarded both within and outside the city of Delhi.

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Donations above 20K: BJP received Rs 742 crore of total Rs 951 crore

politicaparties-donateNew Delhi, Feb 27: The total donations above Rs 20,000 to national parties for the years 2018-19 stood at Rs 951.66 crore. A report by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that the these were from 5,520 donations.

A total of Rs 742.15 crore was declared by BJP from 4,483 donations while INC declared receiving Rs 148.58 cr from 605 donations. The donations declared by BJP is more than three times the aggregate declared by INC, NCP, CPI, CPM and AITC for the same period.

Delhi elections: BJP backs its nationalism plank

bjp-delhiNew Delhi, Feb 13: There is a growing demand for an overhaul of the BJP in the national capital after the loss in the Delhi elections. Sources in the BJP say that many felt that the loss in Delhi was owing to several factors.

One of them was the failure to counter the freebies doled out by the Aam Admi Party. The lack of a CM face was also cited as of the other reasons.

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