Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi

  • J&K issues, citizenship bill, economy to keep govt busy

    J&K issues, citizenship bill, economy to keep govt busy

    The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which is high on the government’s agenda for this session, may face hurdles since some parties are strongly opposed to it. During the meeting, BJD demanded that a legislation be passed for creating a Vidhan Parishad in Odisha.

    Government set to push citizenship bill during winter session

    Government set to push citizenship bill during winter session

    The winter session begins on November 18 and will last till December 13. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill seeks to amend the definition of illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. It will make Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi migrants from these three countries who have lived in India for six years illegal.

    View: Post Supreme Court verdict, Ram temple may not be a vote catcher for BJP

    View: Post Supreme Court verdict, Ram temple may not be a vote catcher for BJP

    BJP can hope to reap political benefits from the Ram temple issue in the next UP Assembly election in 2022 and the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The new temple is likely to be constructed in five years. Like the Somnath temple issue, the Ram temple at Ayodhya may then cease to be a vote catcher and BJP will have to move on to other issues in future elections.

    A good time for BJP to mend Jat ties

    A good time for BJP to mend Jat ties

    In Haryana, BJP's core focus has remained on the non-Jat votes. Now, BJP is likely to leverage the alliance with Chautala to reach out to Jats, a community that it has been at loggerheads with since it came to power in Haryana in 2014.

    BJP pushes to seal deal to form Maharashtra government

    BJP pushes to seal deal to form Maharashtra government

    Deputy CM post for Aaditya Thackeray on table. Shiv Sena is demanding that the CM’s post be rotated with each party holding it for two-and-a-half years. Shah may visit Mumbai on Wednesday with a view to close the negotiations with the Sena brass.

    Centre may introduce Citizenship Bill during Nov 18-Dec 13 session

    Centre may introduce Citizenship Bill during Nov 18-Dec 13 session

    The Centre may introduce the Citizenship Bill again in the winter session of Parliament, after it caused a furore in January earlier. The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 and grant citizenship to those who illegally migrated into India

    Shiv Sena may pose fresh challenges for BJP post Maharashtra polls

    Shiv Sena may pose fresh challenges for BJP post Maharashtra polls

    One of the major points of contention if the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance gets a majority would be Sena's demand for deputy chairperson post for Aditya Thackeray. He is the first from his family to enter electoral politics and is contesting from Worli.

    Our priority is to cut imports, be self-reliant: Rajnath Singh

    Our priority is to cut imports, be self-reliant: Rajnath Singh

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in his first interview since taking charge of South Block has strongly backed indigenous production of weapons for the armed forces. Singh, says that public & private players will join hands to achieve this.

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