No-confidence motion: A deja vu of sorts

New Delhi, July 19: The no-confidence motion to be held in the Lok Sabha on Friday comes at a very interesting juncture. It also would remind many of what happened in 2003 when the Congress introduced a no-confidence motion against the then Attal Bihari Vajpayee government.

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‘One Nation One Poll:’ UP becomes first state to draft report backing the concept

onenationUttar Pradesh became the first state to draft a report advocating the need for a ‘One Nation One Poll.’ The Yogi Adityanath government showed its willingness to hold simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha elections from 2019 onwards.

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BJP number in Lok Sabha: Party still three ahead of majority mark

loksabhaThe BJP’s numbers in the Lok Sabha has slipped very close to the half way mark in the Lok Sabha following the resignations of B S Yeddyurappa, B Sriramulu and also the by-poll results that were declared on Thursday.

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Sonia beats Rahul, clocks higher attendance in Lok Sabha

sonia-rahulCongress president Sonia Gandhi has a better attendance percentage in Lok Sabha when compared to her son, Rahul Gandhi. Sonia clocked 59 per cent as opposed the 54 per cent that Rahul Gandhi had.

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Why this session of Parliament will go down in history as the most productive

loksabhaParliament had 29 sittings with the Lok Sabha in session for 176 and 39 minutes. The Rajya Sabha sessions lasted 138 hours. The Lok Sabha’s productivity was 114 per cent while in the Rajya Sabha it was at 92 per cent. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said this session will go down as a golden chapter in Parliamentary history of the country.

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Cong gives adjournment motion notice in LS over Tarun Vijay’s race remark

tarunvijayThe Lok Sabha is expected to witness stormy scenes following the statements made by BJP leader Tarun VIjay. The Congress has moved an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over Vijay’s controversial remark on South Indians.

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When Sumitra Mahajan was complimented for her saffron attire in Lok Sabha

Sumitra Mahajan, the Lok Sabha speaker received a compliment from a BJP MP. The MP was pleased with the saffron attire sported by the speaker.

The MP, Gopal Chinayya Shetty while thanking the speaker for giving him an opportunity to speak also said that he is thankful that she was wearing a kesariya (saffron) blouse on the occasion of Gudi Padava.

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Can Rahul Gandhi accuse Modi in Lok Sabha? Here is what the rules state

rahulNew Delhi, Dec 15: Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that he has information about corruption by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. He also said that he wanted to speak about it in Parliament, but the ruling party was not allowing him to do so.
The Congress vice president will attempt to speak about the issue in Parliament, but the question is will it be possible. If Rahul Gandhi wants to speak about the issue in Parliament, then he will have to follow the rules of the Lok Sabha.

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BJP’s 2019 Lok Sabha strategy already underway, 115 weak constituencies identified

bjp-flag_story_647_051016025911New Delhi, Sept 9: The BJP has already started putting together a plan for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. While the party would continue to build on its strong holds, it has now identified its weak zones and proposes to begin work on it right away.
Following a survey the BJP has identified Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Telangana, Kerala, West Bengal and some North Eastern states from where the party needs to get more votes.

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MP case pendency-Average 7yrs

The average number of years a case against an MP or MLA is pending is 7 years statistics would show. This is interesting in the wake of the Supreme Court directing that the criminal cases against MPs and MLAs should be completed within a year from the date of framing of charges by the trial court. Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) analysed the affidavits of the Lok Sabha MPs elected in 2009.
Out of the 162 MPs that have criminal cases against themselves, 76 have serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping and robbery against themselves.

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