National Human Rights Commission

NHRC issues notice to Kerala Government over political killings in state

National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has issued notice to Kerala Government over spate of murderous assaults on political party workers in Kerala. The Commission has asked the State Chief Secretary and Director General of Police to take effective steps to stop them. NHRC has sought a report on the issue within four weeks. 

In a statement NHRC said, the Commission has observed that the crucial point is whenever such incidents happen, a precious human life is lost. The brutal killings of the party workers are indicative of growing rivalry among the workers of different parties and poor state of law and order situation in the State. 

123rd Amendment Bill

Rajya Sabha passes Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 with amendments

The Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill, 2017 with amendments. The bill seeks to create a new commission with constitutional status for the OBCs at par with the National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Replying to the discussion, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot allayed Members’ concern that the bill will encroach upon the rights of the states. He said, there is no attempt to reduce the rights of states and attack the federal structure.

Nitish Kumar Secured Majority

In Bihar assembly, CM Nitish Kumar secured majority, got 131 votes

In Bihar, the political equation has been changed today. Bharatiya Janata Party and Janta Dal United have proved majority in the assembly. The majority figure in the 243-member assembly is 122, although 131 votes in favor of Nitish. On 27th July, BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi had claimed that they have support of 132 MLAs, including 71 JDU, 53 BJP, 2 RLSP, 2 LJP, 1 HAM and three independents.

On the other hand, the single big party in Bihar Rashtriya Janata Dal, it was claimed that the support of RJD's 80, Congress 27, CPI-ML 2 and some independents have got support. RJD is deciding to go Supreme Court.

Amit Shah And Smriti Irani

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani to contest Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat

BJP President Amit Shah and Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani will contest the Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat. The decision was taken at party's parliamentary board which met in New Delhi this evening.

The term Irani, Congress leader Ahmed Patel and Dilip Pandya are coming to an end on 18th of next month. The election is scheduled for 8th August.

Tribal leader of the party from Mandla in Madhya Pradesh Sampatiya Uikey will contest the Rajya Sabha bye-poll from state. The seat falls vacant due to demise of Union Minister Anil Madhav Dave.

Nitish Kumar Takes Oaths 6tth Times

Bihar Politics: Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for the 6th time

Political equations have changed in Bihar. About 20 months ago, the alliance of the Janata Dal United and the Congress which was formed in Bihar was broken. Nitish Kumar has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and formed the government. Nitish Kumar, who was Chief Minister in the coalition government, resigned last evening.

Today, as Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar took oath for the sixth time at 10 o'clock. BJP Bihar leader Sushil Modi was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister with him. JD(U) will get confidence vote on 28th July 2017.