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Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Suspends 19 MLAs till 31 December

As per reports, 19 MLAs created ruckus on the state budget day, following which all of them were suspended till 31 December by Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagade on Wednesday. The MLAs were seen playing cymbals displaying banners and raising slogans.

Among the 19 MLAs, nine are from Congress and 10 are from NCP.

Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh Wins Trust Vote, Proves Majority

As per reports, Manipur chief minister Biren Singh won the trust vote and proved his majority in the 60-member state Assembly on Monday. 32 legislators voted in favour of him through a voice vote, while 27 were against him. On Sunday, BJP lawmaker V Hangkhanlian was sworn in as the Protem Speaker.

Four GST Supplementary Legislations Cleared by Union Cabinet

As per reports, the four Goods and Services Tax (GST) legislations were approved by the Union Cabinet on Monday. The legislations approved included the Central-GST (C-GST), the Compensation Law, Integrated-GST (I-GST) and Union Territory-GST (UT-GST). Sources mentioned that all these will be introduced as Money Bill.

Once the new indirect tax regime is introduced, a combined GST will be charged on sale of goods and even on rendering of services. The revenue will be shared between the states and the centre in equal proportions.

Yogi Adityanath Takes Oath as UP CM, BJP Balances Caste Politics with Two Deputies

44 year old Yogi Adityanath (a five-term MP from Gorakhpur) has taken oath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh after being unanimously elected as BJP legislature party leader by the newly elected UP BJP MLAs.

The swearing in ceremony took place at Kanshiram Smriti Upvan, attended by PM Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani, and many other leaders.

49 ministers also took oath including two deputy Chief Minister designates - Keshav Prasad Maurya (BJP Chief of UP) and Dinesh Sharma (Lucknow Mayor).

Murli Manohar Joshi said that he expects ‘sabka saath and sabka vikaas’ from Yogi Adityanath.

Decision on UP CM Coming Today, Swearing Due in 19 March

As per reports, following the landslide victory of BJP in the UP Assembly elections, the MLAs are going to meet today to come upon a decision to lead the party in state legislation. Observers from centre Venkaiah Naidu and BJP national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav will be present there as well.

Home minster and former CM Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Manoj Sinha, 8 times MLA from Shahjahanpur Suresh Khanna and state BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya are among the top contenders.

The CM and his Cabinet would take oath on 19 March at 5.00 PM bringing BJP back to power in UP after 15 long years.

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat to Swear-in on Saturday

As per reports, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Trivendra Singh Rawat has been chosen by the party as the eighth chief minister of Uttarakhand. He will be swearing-in on Saturday.

Trivendra Singh Rawat was previously a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and is also known to be close to BJP chief Amit Shah.

 

Captain Amarinder Singh Takes Oath as Punjab CM

As per reports, Captain Amarinder Singh took oath as the chief minister of Punjab on Thursday at the Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh. In the recently-held Assembly elections, Congress won against Aam Aadmi Party and Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance.

Navjot Singh Sidhu took oath as cabinet minister. The ceremony was attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

 

 

Mehbooba Mufti Calls for Revocation of AFSPA from Some Areas in J&K

As per reports, revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas in Jammu and Kashmir has been called by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. She mentioned that revocation of AFSPA is required to see the impact it leaves on the people of the state.

She further urged prime minister Narendra Modi to start talks with stakeholders in order to bring a lasting solution in the state.

 

N Biren Singh Takes Oath as Manipur's Chief Minister

Nongthombam Biren Singh took oath as the chief minister of Manipur at the Raj Bhawan in Imphal on Wednesday. Former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh also attended the ceremony. This is the first time Bharatiya Janata Party formed government in Manipur. Eight other ministers also took oath on Wednesday.

 

Manohar Parrikar Sworn-in as Goa Chief Minister

As per reports, BJP leader Manohar Parrikar was sworn-in as chief minister of Goa, taking oath of office in Konkani. Parrikar had received 48 hours from the Supreme Court to prove majority on the floor of the house.

CM Okram Ibobi Singh Tenders his Resignation

As per reports, CM Okram Ibobi Singh resigned from his position on Monday amid the ongoing tussle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress to form the government in Manipur.

In the recently held assembly elections in Manipur, the BJP won 21 seats and claims of having support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member assembly. Earlier on Sunday, the BJP received much support from NPP’s four MLAs, lone LJP MLA and another four MLAs of the NPF.

 

Parrikar to take Oath as Goa CM Tomorrow

BJP leader Manohar Parrikar has said that he has resigned as union defence minister and is all set to take oath as Chief Minister of Goa tomorrow (Tuesday) at 5pm. Governor Mridula Sinha, in accordance with clause (1) of Article 164 of Indian constitution, has appointed Parrikar to be the next CM of Goa. Parrikar has showed support of 21 MLAs and is asked by the governor to prove majority in 15 days time. Meanwhile, Chandrakant Kavlekar, Leader of Congress Legislature Party in Goa, has filed petition late today evening in Supreme Court (through advocate Devadatt Kamat and Gautam Talukdar before CJI JS Khehar) for urgent hearing to set aside Governor’s decision to appoint Manohar Parrikar as next CM. The petition will be heard by SC tomorrow morning. 

Governor Najma Heptullah likely to Invite BJP to Form Govenment in Manipur

Union minister Piyush Goel has told media that Nongthombam Biren Singh has been elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party by the elected BJP MLAs and he will stake claim of government in Manipur soon. 56-year old N Biren Singh has said that he left Congress because of “misgovernance” and assured that the BJP government under his leadership will provide good governance. BJP has claimed support of 33 MLAs including the support from an independent MLA and the TMC MLA. Meanwhile, incumbent chief minister of Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh of Congress, has resigned.

BJP and Congress Jostle to Form Government in Goa and Manipur

Both Congress and BJP are staking claim to form the next government in Goa and Manipur. In Goa, Congress won 17 seats, closely followed by BJP with 13 seats. In Manipur, Congress and BJP won 28 seats and 21 seats respectively. Erstwhile BJP ally, Maharashtra Gomantak Party (MGP) with 3 seats, has given conditional support to BJP in Goa, provided Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar becomes the chief minister. Goa BJP legislatures have also passed a resolution to make Parrikar chief minister and requested BJP President Amit Shah for the same. BJP claimed support of 3 elected MLAs from Goa Forward Party. In Manipur, both Congress and BJP need support of 31 MLAs to form government and the kingmakers will be an independent candidate and one elected TMC MLA.

Haryana Passes Bill to Safeguard State Roads

Haryana Assembly has passed a bill - Haryana Road Infrastructure Protection Bill, 2017 - that criminalises damage to state roads. The violators are subjected to three years imprisonment and monetary fine. Reports say the bill was passed for implementing a systematic approach to utilise and manage road infrastructure in a better manner and at the same time enhance security. It also provides legal framework so that concerned authorities can check all kinds of unauthorised access to roads. The bill also bans unauthorised hoardings and prohibits encroachment of roads in Haryana

Finance Bills to be Passed before March Ends, says Arun Jaitley

Reports revealed that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley mentioned on Tuesday that the Finance Bill 2017 will be passed in the parliament before March ends. This Finance Bill will help in implementing all the financial proposals made by the Government of India, with ease.

Yesterday Ram Jethmalani cross-examined Jaitley in Delhi high court for his defamation suit against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as well as other AAP functionaries.

Reports say, during the cross-examination, Jaitley remained calm and answered all the queries.







SC to Revive Criminal Conspiracy Charge against BJP Leaders over Babri Demolition Case

As per reports, BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti may fall into trouble as Supreme Court may order a joint trial of the two cases in the Babri demolition case which are presently underway. Of the two, one is in Lucknow and the other in Rae Bareli.

Earlier, charges of criminal conspiracy against Advani and many other leaders of the party were dropped by the lower court in Rae Bareli.

The final decision will be taken by the Supreme Court on 22 March 2017.

2 Terrorists, 1 Policeman Killed in South Kashmir's Tral

A 24 hour encounter between Indian security forces and terrorists in South Kashmir’s Tral ended up with the killing of two heavily armed Hizbul Mujahideen militants and a policeman (Manzoor Ahmad). Three security personnel are also reported to be injured during the gun battle. Reports say the two militants, one of whom was reportedly close to the slain Burhan Wani (poster boy of Hizbul Mujahideen), were holed up inside a residential building in Tral's Shikargah. The fierce encounter started yesterday evening after the security forces received a tip off about the presence of the two militants in Tral area.

PM Modi to Visit Israel in July, India Balances Act by Hosting Palestine President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Israel in July 2017 on his way back from G20 summit, to be held during second week of July in Hamburg. However, he will not visit Palestine during the tour, confirmed by Adnan Abu Alhaija, Palestinian ambassador to India. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be visiting India just before the Indian Prime Minister sets off for Israel. This is the first act of de-hyphenating India's relations with the two West Asian states, a long pending request of Israel. Groundwork for PM Modi’s visit to the Jewish state was worked out by India’s NSA Ajit Doval during his recent visit to Israel. 

Three Injured after Bomb Thrown at RSS Office in Kozhikode's Kallachi

As per reports, a bomb was thrown at the RSS office in Kallachi near Nadapura, Kozhikode district in Kerala on late Thursday. Three RSS workers who sustained serious injuries after the attack were were shifted to Kozhikode’s Government Medical College. The perpetrators have not been identified yet.

The attack took place one a day when a “bounty” of Rs 1 crore on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s head was announced by an RSS leader from Ujjain.