While 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.
By 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.
New 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.
Hyderabad, Aug 9: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi will throw its weight behind the NDA candidate for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman elections to be held today. The NDA has fielded the JD(U)’s Harivansh against B K Hariprasad of the Congress.
New Delhi, Aug 7: An interesting election to the post of deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha would take place on Thursday at 11 am. The BJP led NDA, would hope to win the poll. However if one looks at the numbers today, the NDA is falling short by 32. With one seat, vacant in the 245 member House, the magic number is 122. The NDA has 90 while the opposition 112. In this scenario, it is the 42 undecided candidates who would make all the difference.
For the BJP, the Rajya Sabha had always been problematic as it lacked in numbers. However, with the Rajya Sabha Elections conducted on Friday, the BJP has consolidated its position in the Upper House of Parliament.
The job of a Railway Minister is probably one of the toughest. He or she is questioned every time there is a train accident and in the past, there have been Railway Ministers who have resigned while accepting moral responsibility.