Articles by Ajay Kumar
May 19, 2018
Floor test in Karnataka Assembly today at 4 pm: SC must guard against overreach, trying to run the HouseThe Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the selection of KG Bopaiah as pro tem Speaker to preside over the vote of confidence today
May 18, 2018
Karnataka Assembly floor test: Speaker's role crucial, but battle only prelude to summer's political potboilerThe Supreme Court has ordered that the Karnataka Assembly vote on a confidence motion on the BJP government on Saturday.
May 17, 2018
Karnataka polls: As BJP, Congress and JD(S) scramble for support, the anti-defection law will play a crucial roleIf the Congress and JD(S) issue a whip to vote against the confidence motion for the government and certain legislators defect, they will lose their seats.
May 16, 2018
BJP invited to form Karnataka govt: Why single largest party got governor's nod over post-poll coalitionThe recent elections in Karnataka have thrown up a situation that has become common now in Indian Politics. One party is the single largest party, but a coalition of the opposition parties end up having enough seats to form a Government
May 15, 2018
Kathua rape case: Plea by witnesses in SC alleging police harassment underlines need for witness protection lawOn Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear a plea by three witnesses in the Kathua rape case, who have alleged harassment by state police
May 11, 2018
SC collegium to meet and discuss KM Joseph elevation today: India's success as a democracy is at stakeThe longer the collegium waits, the more anxious the country gets about the independence of the Supreme Court. It is in the interest of the court to preserve this
May 10, 2018
Mohammad Ali Jinnah's portrait merits place on AMU's walls; to examine his legacy, one must look beyond PartitionIs Partition truly all the legacy that Jinnah has in India? He was a fighter for Independence alongside Gandhi and Nehru. Till the demand for Pakistan came about, he was almost as important as the other leaders.
Apr 28, 2018
Supreme Court collegium row: Centre's stand based on seniority and regional representation holds little waterUnder the Constitution, there is no requirement to maintain regional representation in the Supreme Court.
Apr 20, 2018
Opposition submits impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra: Legal procedure to remove SC judge is a long-drawn oneAn impeachment motion seeking for the impeachment of CJI Dipak Misra was filed on Friday. Here is the law on removal of a Supreme Court judge from office.
Apr 13, 2018
Kathua rape case: Political parties' reaction to the crime will affect how Valley perceives Indian StateSeveral political parties are trying to generate political capital from the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua. This may affect peace in the region.