The House was more vocal though with several members shouting their welcome louder than on most days. A few even said “Jai Shri Ram”.
Shah has the reputation of going all out in pursuit of his goal and has worked with the same dogged determination in the past that he showed in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat.
Congress, which is in power in just five states, has every reason to worry as its political footprint may see further erosion in forthcoming state polls.
As the Congress members charged the government with using investigating agencies like CBI, ED and IT, Jaitley said "whether it is a use or abuse, it depends of recovery".
He also referred to the votes during the presidential poll which turned out to be invalid and asked them to ensure that they cast votes properly on August 5.
Amendments to the bill were passed in the upper house, causing an embarrassment for the ruling side which has a strength of 89, if JD(U)'s 10 members are also counted with them.
BJP chief Amit Shah had deputed Sushil Modi to rake up corruption cases against Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and his sister Misa Bharti.
Mahagatbandhan was a gatbandhan of fear against Modi. It has no programme, no ideology, said Ravi Shankar Prasad.
According to the Lok Sabha Secretariat, votes were declared invalid for various reasons like multiple markings, not stating first preference, not writing preference in digits, etc.
Ram Nath Kovind may have to take a call on matters unforeseen and without past examples and how he goes about it will determine his place in history.
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