Day after two Congress MLAs quit, yet another Grand Old Party legislator resigns ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat
In a fresh jolt to the Congress ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat, its MLA Brijesh Merja on Friday resigned from the Assembly membership, becoming the third legislator of the opposition party to quit this week.
In major blow to Congress, two more party MLAs resign from Gujarat Assembly ahead of Rajya Sabha polls
In a major blow to the opposition Congress ahead of the 19 June Rajya Sabha polls for four seats from the state, two-party MLAs have resigned as members of the Legislative Assembly.
Assam Assembly Winter Session: Congress and AIUDF stage protest, shout slogans against BJP govt over CAB, NRC
As soon as the House assembled, opposition Congress and AIUDF sought to raise the two contentious issues through an adjournment motion
MLA has right to resign, does not amount to defection: Speaker of Karnataka Assembly tells Supreme Court
The Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that a lawmaker has the right to resign from his post and that the same would not amount to defection
Uttar Pradesh bears I-T burden of its MLAs with 'meagre earnings' of Rs 1.9 lakh a month; India's VVIP culture runs deeper than defunct red beacons
According to the affidavits filed by the candidates in the Legislative Assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh in 2017, more than 80 percent of MLAs were multi-millionaire.
Karnataka-esque political catastrophes might be an exception if a strong anti-defection law is brought in soon
The seeds of the anti-defection law were sown much earlier — after the general elections in 1967. Back then Congress formed the government at the Centre, but its strength in Lok Sabha fell from 361 to 283 as during the year it lost control of seven state governments because the MLAs shifted their political allegiance.
Gujarat Congress to shift party MLAs to Mount Abu ahead of Rajya Sabha bypolls to 2 seats from state
The Congress said its MLAs will chalk out a strategy for the ongoing budget session of the Assembly and denied the decision to move the MLAs to Mount Abu was linked to the bypolls.
Goa BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar claims 10 Congress MLAs keen on joining saffron party were turned away
Goa BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar on Wednesday claimed that 10 state Congress MLAs expressed their willingness in the last fortnight join the saffron party. He said the BJP, however, refused to accept them into the party-fold as it had a comfortable majority in the Assembly.
Siddaramaiah claims Congress shifting MLAs to escape BJP 'onslaught'; Kumaraswamy says all legislators support Karnataka coalition
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah on Friday said his party was shifting its MLAs to a resort to "escape" from the BJP's "onslaught."
Congress to seek explanation from four MLAs who skipped legislative party meet; Ramesh Jarkiholi, B Nagendra among absentees
Congress will issue notices to four MLAs seeking an explanation from them for their absence at the Congress Legislature Party meeting here on Friday, CLP leader Siddaramaiah said.
Madhya Pradesh cabinet expansion: One Muslim, two women among 28 ministers inducted in Kamal Nath's team of ministers
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday inducted 28 MLAs, including two women and an Independent, into his Cabinet which has a mix of old and new faces, but left out BSP and SP legislators.
Newly-elected Congress MLAs in Madhya Pradesh Wednesday asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to nominate the new legislature party leader. At a meeting in Bhopal on Wednesday evening, they unanimously passed a resolution authorising Gandhi to name the CLP leader.
SC fast tracks criminal cases against sitting and ex-MPs, MLAs in Kerala and Bihar; special courts to prioritise life term cases
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that special courts for trial of cases against present and former members of Parliament and legislative assemblies in Bihar and Kerala will prioritise life term cases. The two states together have 600 pending criminal cases.
Media outlets express concerns about SC judgment on disqualification of politicians facing criminal charges
Media outlets across the country took to express their views on the Supreme Court's decision and discuss the realistic possibility of successfully implementing it.
Full text: Supreme Court judgment on disqualification of politicians facing criminal charges from contesting elections
The Supreme Court on Tuesday left the matter of disqualification of politicians carrying criminal charges against them, to the Parliament saying that the Court cannot add to the grounds of disqualification.
Supreme Court LIVE updates: The Supreme Court also seems to have placed an undue trust in the political class by expecting that legislature will enthusiastically respond to its direction of 'considering the possibility of legislating on this subject'.
Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking to keep MPs, MLAs from practicing law, says Bar Council of India doesn't prohibit them
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud on 9 July had reserved the order on the PIL filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay seeking to bar lawyer-lawmakers (MPs, MLAs, MLCs) from practising in courts during their tenure in legislature.
'Not in position to add disqualification of candidates with pending criminal cases': Supreme Court verdict on tainted MPs, MLAs
The Supreme Court on Tuesday passed a verdict on the disqualification of MPs and MLAs against whom a chargesheet has been filed, and said that the apex court is "not in a position" to order the disqualification of 'tainted' politicians.
Gujarat Assembly passes bill to increase monthly salaries of MLAs by Rs 45,000, ministers' wages raised by 54 percent
Earlier, the salary of MLAs was Rs 70, 727 which has now been raised to Rs 1, 16,316 - so that is a hike of Rs 45,589. The lawmakers' daily allowances will increase to Rs 1,000 from Rs 200 and monthly postal allowance of Loss of Pay (LOP) has been increased to Rs 10, 000 from Rs 1,000.
Goa crisis updates: As BJP looks for alternative leadership, Congress tells governor to not dissolve Assembly
Goa LIVE updates: The Congress party in has staked claim to form government in Goa as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is indisposed, PTI reported. Parrikar who underwent a series of tests at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Sunday, has been undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment.