Happy that Sena didn't vote for Citizenship Amendment Bill: Chidambaram | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs Happy that Shiv Sena didn’t vote for Citizenship Amendment Bill: P Chidambaram – WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

Politics

Happy that Shiv Sena didn’t vote for Citizenship Amendment Bill: P Chidambaram

Speaking to media outside Parliament, Chidambaram said, “We got 105 votes and it is wonderful, 105 is a good number.”

Published

on

sanjay raut

New Delhi, Dec 11 : Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday appreciated the party’s alliance partner in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, for not participating in the voting on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha.

Speaking to media outside Parliament, Chidambaram said, “We got 105 votes and it is wonderful, 105 is a good number.”

The contentious CAB was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, two days after it got the nod from the Lok Sabha. As many as 125 members voted in favour of the Bill and 105 voted against it.

Earlier in the day, Home Minister Amit Shah had tabled the Bill in the House. The Bill seeks to give citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

When asked about the party’s alliance partner in Maharashtra, which is a part of the ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi,’ the Congress leader said, “We are certainly happy that Shiv Sena did not vote for the Bill.” Pressed further, he said, “They did not vote as they walked out.”

The Shiv Sena forged an alliance with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra to form a government in the state, where the President’s rule was imposed on November 12.

On the other hand, senior NCP leader Praful Patel when questioned about party’s two MPs — Majeed Memon and Vandana Chavan — remaining absent from the House on the crucial day, he said, “One of them is in poor health and the other has a marriage in her family. So they could not turn up.”

India

Shatrughan Sinha praises new BJP President

Published

on

Shatrughan Sinha

New Delhi, Jan 22 Veteran actor and Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha praised and congratulated J. P. Nadda for being appointed as the National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Sinha, a former BJP leader, said that the moment was emotional and affectionate to him too as his political career was nurtured in the party.

Taking to the Twitter, the congress leader wrote: “Heartiest Congratulations! To the #BJP for their new National party President #JPNadda. Though it’s entirely an internal matter, but since my political career/journey was nurtured here it’s an emotional & affectionate moment for me too. Some people may take it otherwise…”

He also praised Prime Minister Modi and the outgoing president “master strategist” Amit Shah for this decision, saying: “Giving it different meanings as I say this in my personal capacity, as the bond is emotional & natural. Hats off & salutations for the Hon’ble PM @narendramodi & Hon’ble HM, outgoing President, master strategist’ #AmitShah for having elevated/selected #JPNadda as…”

Clarifying that he was making the remarks in his personal capacity as ‘some people may take it otherwise’, he praised Nadda and said that he ‘rightly deserves’ to be the National President of the BJP.

“National President & bringing him in the forefront in the national interest. He is truly a brilliant, nice, balanced, very good human being, old friend, former colleague, experienced, matured, senior activist, former Cabinet minister & his roots are from both #HimachalPradesh..”& our #Bihar.

“His sheer dedication, commitment & immense contribution for the party have been tremendous & he rightly deserves to be the National President of #BJP. Best wishes for the future ahead. Jai Hind!”#NationalPresidentBJP,” Sinha tweeted.

J.P. Nadda was on Monday elected as the new BJP National President.

Continue Reading

India

Andhra Capitals issue: TDP MLAs stages walk out after the speaker called marshals

Published

on

Andhra Pradesh, Jan 22: There was ruckus inside the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday, with MLAs belonging to the opposition Telugu Desam Party walked out of the assembly after the speaker called marshals inside the house, to stop opposition MLAs from entering podium and raising slogans over the YSR Congress Party government’s move to create three capitals in the state.

Later the Speaker referred the matter of behaviour of TDP MLAs to the ethics committee.

As TDP lawmakers shouted slogans of ‘Jai Amaravati’, Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy said: “They are making a mockery of the democracy”. Amid the uproar, the Assembly Speaker appealed to the TDP MLAs to take their seats and also called in marshals inside the house.

On Monday, the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly had passed two Bills brought in by the Jaganmohan Reddy government for the creation of three capitals in the state. The Bills are due to be taken up by the Legislative Council today.

But the YSRCP government suffered a setback in the upper house on Tuesday, with the Legislative Council adopting a resolution moved by the TDP in the house disapproving the government’s policies.

While 27 members voted in favour of the resolution, 13 voted against it and nine MLCs abstained.

The YSRCP has nine MLCs in the 58-member house, while the TDP has 34 members.

Continue Reading

India

Sonia Gandhi reconstitutes Punjab Pradesh Congress’ coordination committee after discussions with Amarinder Singh

Published

on

Sonia Gandhi Rajghat

New Delhi, Jan 22: After Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held discussions with Congress president in New Delhi, Sonia Gandhi has dissolved the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and all district committees in the state with immediate effect, while retaining Sunil Jakhar as the state unit chief.
The AICC president has constituted a high level 11-member coordination committee for ensuring better coordination between the party and the Punjab government, with AICC in-charge for Punjab Asha Kumari as its chairperson.

It will have Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Sunil Jakhar as members, besides AICC general secretary Ambika Soni.

The Congress president has dissolved the “executive committee of the Pradesh Congress Committee and District Congress Committees of Punjab with immediate effect. The president of the Punjab PCC shall remain unchanged”, the party statement read.

Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Bajwa’s call for a “Captain-Mukt Congress” in a recent interview to a television channel.

The cause of Bajwa’s discontent was a recent public declaration by Captain Amarinder Singh that he will not quit politics “until every youngster in Punjab is employed”.

Amarinder Singh is widely referred to as “Captain” in the state.

Last week, the Punjab Assembly had passed a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, after the Kerala government passed a similar resolution against the law.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular