Taking load of some ministers, scores of new entrants expected at Cabinet reshuffle

New Delhi, June 19: There is a lot of anticipation around the Cabinet reshuffle and if this happens, it would be the first since the NDA returned to power under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in 2019. 

The reshuffle is likely to take place this month. Sources tell OneIndia that it is most likely to take place after June 21. Several ministers are overburdened with numerous portfolios and hence the reshuffle becomes important so that they are eased of their responsibilities. 

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How woman power in Bihar helped NDA win the elections

New Delhi, Nov 11: This year there were 119 assembly constituencies in Bihar which had a higher number of women voters. This was because the number of women voters turning up at the polling booths was higher compared to the men in the 118 constituencies.

This year, the woman turn out in Bihar was 59.9 per cent as opposes to the 54.7 of the men who voted. The large turnout of women appears to have helped the NDA win the elections. The NDA performed best in the second and third phase where the women turn was higher. 

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The first lesson says PM Modi on big NDA win in Bihar

Patna, Nov 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the victory of NDA in the Bihar assembly elections. 

The people have displayed their confidence in the NDA’s ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas,’ mantra, the PM said. I want to assure them that we will continuously work for the balanced development of every person and every region, the PM also said. 

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Bihar polls: NDA performing exceptionally well in seats where PM Modi campaigned

New Delhi, Nov 10: Going by the trends, it is clear that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is ahead in most constituencies, where Prime Minister, Narendra Modi held rallies.

The Prime Minister had addressed rallies in Sasaram, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Chapra, East Champaran, Samastipur, West Champaran, Saharsa and Forbesganj.

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Bihar Elections: NDA in current form, a formidable alliance says Amit Malviya

New Delhi, Oct 10: The Bihar Elections 2020 are round the corner and it would be a keenly watched contest. The BJP is contesting the elections with the JD(U) and Nitish Kumar is the chief ministerial candidate.

Another factor this time around is that the elections are being fought amidst a pandemic and the Election Commission of India has put in place strict norms to ensure the safety of all.

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A 2010 law for male Muslims from Pakistan in Kerala: Didn’t Congress find it discriminatory?

muslimsWhile the Congress has harped on the word “discriminatory”, after the NDA government amended the citizenship law, it has conveniently not spoken about a law that made in 2010 concerning male Muslims from Pakistan in Kerala.

The Opposition led by the Congress has gone on a rampage questioning the newly amended citizenship law, which only aims at providing relief to the religiously persecuted minority.

One of the key allegations by the Congress and the rest of the Opposition is that it is discriminatory in nature as the law does not offer citizenship to the Muslims from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, where they are in majority.

Now, this is the same Congress which had passed a legislation in 2010, in which concession was given to Pakistani Muslim men living in Kerala.

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Rafale deal is clean reiterates Supreme Court while rejecting review petitions

Photo courtesy: defenseindustrydaily.com
Photo courtesy: defenseindustrydaily.com

New Delhi, Nov 14: The Supreme Court upheld its earlier verdict in the Rafale case, while rejecting a batch of petitions that sought review of December 2018 judgment.

A review petition had been filed challenging the clean chit given to the NDA government in the purchase of 36 fully loaded Rafale jets from France under the inter-governmental deal.

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Maharashtra: BJP delivers masterstroke; Shiv Sena commits political suicide

fadnavis-uddhav-thackerayBy the end of the day, on Monday, the Shiv Sena had lost quite a bit. It was out of the NDA, lost a minister at the Centre and still did not make much progress in forming the government in Maharashtra.

The Shiv Sena was belligerent all these days, but towards the end of the day on Monday, the body language had changed.

After the BJP decided not to form government, the Shiv Sena was invited, but lacked the required numbers. It waited for a go ahead from the NCP and Congress, but the latter put on hold its decision to go ahead with the alliance.

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In Rajya Sabha, NDA to be six short of majority mark on July 5

rajyasabhaNew Delhi, July 01: The NDA seems to be inching closer towards the majority mark in the Rajya Sabha. By July 5, four TDP MLAs and one INLD MP will be added to the NDA, which will get the alliance closer towards the majority mark.

As on Sunday, the strength of the NDA stood at 111 in the House of 235. There are 10 vacancies currently in the House and by July 5 the strength of the NDA would increase to 115, which is just 6 below the majority mark.

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