BJP president Amit Shah is likely to meet leaders representing backward and most backward classes as part of efforts to strengthen the party in Tamil Nadu during his three-day visit to the state from 22 August.
Proposed NCSEBC is a toothless body for backward classes, designed to help Centre reap political benefits
If the Centre manages to pass NCSEBC through Parliament, it will kill many politically inconvenient birds with one stone. Mutinees over reservations, which hurt BJP's prospects in crucial states, may become a thing of past
A bill for reserving promotions for SCs, STs and OBCs in government jobs will be tabled in the next session of Parliament in July, Union minister Ramdas Athawale said on Wednesday.
The smooth passage of the Constitutional Amendment Bill on GST might have surprised many doubting Thomases.
A common tax rate will imply that all basic and essential goods prices will rise, and even if some final goods prices fall, the rate of inflation will go up, they say
With the Centre accepting the changes, the NDA government has indeed made a giant step forward to bring on board all the state governments
The government plans to roll out GST by 1 April, 2017, and is working overtime to build consensus to get the Bill passed in the ongoing session.
GST would subsume all indirect taxes like excise, sales and service levies. In the new regime, there will be one Central GST or C-GST and State GST or S-GST.
Behind that exultation the BJP has preferred to maintain caution until the GST Bill actually clears its parliamentary hurdle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to finally operationalise the contentious Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh and a Parliamentary standing committee's endorsement may just bring to close a land deal that has been over 40 years in the offing.
The meetings of the GST Council can proceed with a quorum of 50 percent and decisions will be taken with a at least three-fourth weighted majority voting for a resolution.
Arun Jaitley has offered compensation for central sales tax cuts in the past to get states to agree to a comprehensive GST. But states will have to be given more lollies to sign up
The government today accused the opposition, particularly BJP, of changing its stand which led to stalling of the passage of a key bill aimed at overturning a Supreme Court order on immediate disqualification of convicted lawmakers.
A bill to scrap the collegium system of appointing judges to the Supreme Court and High Courts is likely to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow.