Speech prepared by government had factually misleading propaganda; Speaker behaved in a partisan manner: Annamalai

Speech prepared by government had factually misleading propaganda; Speaker behaved in a partisan manner: Annamalai

BJP Tamil Nadu president K. Annamalai on Tuesday alleged that the speech prepared by the Tamil Nadu government for Governor’s Address in the Assembly had factually misleading propaganda and accused the Speaker of partisan behaviour. Addressing journalists after inaugurating the party’s campaign office for Chennai North parliamentary constituency, he said that he viewed Governor R.N. … Read more

Ganta sees YSRCP conspiracy in Assembly Speaker accepting his resignation ahead of RS elections

Ganta sees YSRCP conspiracy in Assembly Speaker accepting his resignation ahead of RS elections

Former TDP legislator Ganta Srinivasa Rao said on Wednesday that accepting the resignation he had submitted some three years ago and releasing a notification without his consent was YSR Congress Party’s (YSRCP) political conspiracy aimed at benefiting in the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections. “I will proceed legally to get back my right to vote in … Read more

Do not reduce anti-defection proceedings into a charade, SC cautions Maharashtra Assembly Speaker

Do not reduce anti-defection proceedings into a charade, SC cautions Maharashtra Assembly Speaker

File photo of Maharasthra Speaker Rahul Narwekar. | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini The Supreme Court on October 13 slammed Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar for reducing the anti-defection proceedings against Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and other MLAs to a “charade”, saying that he cannot “merrily” defer hearings and has to decide before the next elections. … Read more

Kishan Reddy complains to President, LS Speaker about ‘pre-emptive’ arrest by TS police

Kishan Reddy complains to President, LS Speaker about ‘pre-emptive’ arrest by TS police

Union Minister and Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy comes out of his vehicle after being stopped by the police from proceeding to inspect a site of the BRS government’s housing scheme for the poor, in Hyderabad, on Thursday. | Photo Credit: – Union Minister for Tourism, Culture and Development of Northeast Region G. Kishan … Read more

Rudrappa Lamani elected unopposed as Deputy Speaker of Assembly

Rudrappa Lamani elected unopposed as Deputy Speaker of Assembly

Rudrappa Lamani, 64, three-time Congress MLA, was elected unopposed as Deputy Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Thursday. He belongs to the Banjara community and served as Minister in the previous Congress government. Earlier, the Congress had picked Chamarajanagar MLA C. Puttarangashetty for the post, but he declined to take it up. Mr. Lamani, … Read more

Parliament will see more representatives from vulnerable tribal groups in future, says Speaker

Parliament will see more representatives from vulnerable tribal groups in future, says Speaker

Members of vulnerable tribal groups listen to a keynote address by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at the Central Hall of Parliament House in New Delhi on June 12, 2023. | Photo Credit: ANI Saying that diversity was at the core of Indian values, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said that he was … Read more

U.T. Khader is Congress choice for Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly

U.T. Khader is Congress choice for Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly

Congress workers celebrate the victory of U.T. Khader in the Assembly elections, in Mangaluru, on May 20, 2023. | Photo Credit: MANJUNATH HS Former Minister and five-time MLA U.T. Khader is the choice of the Congress for the post of Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly. His candidature will be formalised during the Congress Legislature’s Party … Read more

Amid Cabinet reshuffle talk, Odisha Speaker, two Ministers quit their posts

Amid Cabinet reshuffle talk, Odisha Speaker, two Ministers quit their posts

Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal chief Naveen Patnaik | Photo Credit: PTI Speaker of the Odisha Assembly, Bikram Keshari Arukha, and two Ministers on Friday quit their posts fuelling speculation of a minor reshuffle in the Naveen Patnaik Cabinet. School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash and Labour and Employee’s State Insurance … Read more

Indian ambassador Sandhu meets Speaker McCarthy, holds discussions on strengthening bilateral ties

Indian ambassador Sandhu meets Speaker McCarthy, holds discussions on strengthening bilateral ties

India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu (R) with the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy on April 18, 2023. Photo: Twitter/@SandhuTaranjitS India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu on April 18 met the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy and had a discussion on further strengthening … Read more

No deputy speaker in Lok Sabha for last four years, it’s unconstitutional, says Congress

No deputy speaker in Lok Sabha for last four years, it’s unconstitutional, says Congress

A view of the Lok Sabha proceedings during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. | Photo Credit: ANI The Congress on March 5, 2023 raised the issue of the Lok Sabha having no deputy speaker for about four years and claimed that this was “unconstitutional”. The Opposition party’s assertion comes after the Supreme … Read more