Amit Shah will kick-off the conclave on August 18 and emphasise on the work done by the party and the Narendra Modi government for the upliftment of the backwards and Dalits.
As tributes poured in, a section of his CPM colleagues in West Bengal expressed regret for not having succeeded in re-inducting one of their tallest leaders and 10-term MP into the party.
Congress is behind BJP by only around 0.7% votes, a margin its leaders feel can be bridged this time. The Satnamis (Dalits) and tribals form the core vote base of the Congress and around 65% of its votes come from this segment.
With less than a year to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, cozying up and drift apart of political parties was also visible in this session. Congress and BJP sparred over several important issues.
Opposition put pressure on the government to prevent tabling of the Bill—which has already been passed by the Lok Sabha—and its passage without proper discussion.
This is a a rare instance of a prime minister's statement being removed from the records of the House.
Trinamool’s KD Singh and Manas Bhunia, DMK’s Kanimozhi and RS Bharathi, two PDP and three AAP MPs stayed away from the election. RJD MP Ram Jethmalani voted for Harivansh.
BJP has been making efforts to shun the image of an upper caste party by increasing its vote base among Backwards, Dalits and Adivasis.
NCBC would get constitutional status after half of the states approve it with a simple majority and President Ram Nath Kovind gives his nod to the legislation
The Business Advisory Committee of Rajya Sabha met on Friday morning to discuss the legislative calendar for the coming week. Government has an ambitious list of over two dozen Bills in the remaining five working days of this session.
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