New Delhi, May 04: The Centre has issued a strong rebuttal after Congress president Sonia Gandhi went on the offensive with the manner in which the stranded migrants were being handled.
The railways said that they were charging the state governments just 15 per cent of the calculated train fare for the special trains and it was stated to bear this cost or get the migrant worker to pay.
New Delhi, Mar 13: The Congress released its list of candidates for the Rajya Sabha and there were some glaring omissions.
Among a major power tussle between the seniors and juniors, it appears as though the veterans in the party ultimately had their way. The list according to sources was prepared by Ashok Gehlot, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Digvijaya Singh.
New Delhi, Mar 12: The crisis in Madhya Pradesh is not going to end anytime soon. The Speaker’s role would come into play whether it comes to deciding on the resignations or disqualifying the MLAs.
The Tenth Schedule, technicalities and also the Anti Defection Law would be cited during the crisis. Ultimately the matter could also end up in the Supreme Court. Now, let us take a look at what the Anti Defection Law is and when does it come into play and how it is also implemented.
New Delhi, Mar 12: The Congress is set to push for the rejection of the resignations of its MLAs in Madhya Pradesh.
The party would cite technical grounds while pushing for the rejection. The resignations are identically worded and do not mention state assembly. Further the MLAs had not submitted the resignations in person, the Congress says.
New 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.
The Congress seems to be unable to come out of its stupor. Given the resignation of Jyotiraditya Scindia, it’s only natural to think that many other leaders will follow suit.
Bengaluru: Do we see the resignation of Jyotiraditya Scindia as a case in isolation or is it the start of a procession in the Congress?
There is already talk that the likes of Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora may follow suit, although both have denied such claims. In Scindia, the Congress lost one of its most prominent faces and this makes it clear that the party is in doldrums and it is highly doubtful that it would be able to pull itself out of this slump anytime soon.
MyNation caught up with leading psephologist, Dr Sandeep Shastri to discuss the ongoing political crisis. He says that these incidents only go on to show the volume of drift within the Congress.
New 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.
New 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.
New 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.
New Delhi Mar 10: The verdict is out and Jyotiraditya Scindia has resigned from the Congress. Meanwhile 19 MLAs of the Madhya Pradesh Congress have sent their resignations by email to the Speaker of the House.
Scindia, according to sources was feeling sidelined and also found the leadership un-inspiring. His has expressed clearly his feelings in the letter. He says, “while my aim and purpose remains the same as it has always been from the very beginning. to serve the people of my state and country, I believe I am unable to do this anymore with this party.”