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Incident of woman ‘abusing’ AAP MLAs referred to Privileges Committee



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New Delhi, June 30, 2017: The Delhi Assembly on Thursday referred the incident of Simranjit Kaur Bedi allegedly using abusive language for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators in the MLA lounge of the assembly to the Privileges Committee.

Presenting her side, Bedi on Thursday told the media: “Jarnail Singh, Amanatullah Khan and Somnath Bharti closed me in a room (within the assembly premises) and abused me and misbehaved with me on Wednesday.”

She later filed a complaint at Civil Lines Police Station on Thursday evening regarding the same.

Bedi said that she was part of the AAP till she slapped party leader Sanjay Singh.

Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said he had got information that entry of the “woman”, who allegedly abused AAP MLAs in the MLA lounge of the assembly on Wednesday, was facilitated by BJP MLA Vijender Gupta’s office.

He added that she was seen leaving the assembly premises on Thursday with AAP’s rebel MLA Kapil Mishra in his car.

The assembly then passed a resolution to refer the whole incident to the Privileges Committee of the House for investigation.

Mishra had to be marshalled out of the assembly before the resolution could be passed on Thursday.

Mishra entered the house at around 2.45 p.m wearing a black band on his arm.

At that time, BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa was raising an issue under Rule 280, under which MLAs can raise issues related to their constituency in the House.

Sirsa then asked the Speaker about Wednesday’s ruckus by two men in the House, to which the Speaker replied that he could not ask this during the time granted to him under Rule 280.

In the meantime, Mishra got into a battle of words with AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan and others, and the Speaker asked him to sit down.

As he did not follow the Speaker’s first and second warnings and continued to argue with the MLAs, he was marshalled out of the House.



We will approach HC, SC for justice to Lalu, says Tejashwi Yadav



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Patna, Jan 24: The RJD on Wednesday said it will go to the High Court, and if needed approach the apex court, against the special CBI court verdict convicting party chief Lalu Prasad in the third fodder scam case.

“The CBI court’s conviction is neither final nor the last. We will challenge the verdict in the High Court,” Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav said.

He was speaking after Lalu Prasad along with another former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra was convicted by the Special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Ranchi in connection with fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury in 1992-1993.

It was alleged that the Rs 33.67 crore was withdrawn on fake allotment letters. This is the third fodder scam case in which the RJD chief has been convicted.

Tejashwi Yadav, former Deputy Chief Minister and younger son of Lalu Prasad, told media that if needed the party will approach the Supreme Court for justice. “We will go to the apex court for justice to Laluji, who is the people’s hero and icon of social justice.”

Tejashwi Yadav said: “Laluji lives in the hearts of crores of people, not only in Bihar but across the country and abroad. Laluji may be behind the bars after being framed under conspiracy by his rivals, mainly the BJP and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is also JD-U president. RJD will go to the people because their decision is bigger than any decision.”

“We all know that BJP has been conspiring against Laluji but we have full confidence in the judiciary, and Laluji will get justice soon,” he added.

Lalu Prasad is currently lodged in a jail in Ranchi after being convicted in a fodder scam case last December.


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20 AAP MLAs case: Delhi HC asks EC not to issue bypoll notification before Jan 29




New Delhi, Jan 24: Delhi High Court today directed Election Commission not to issue bypoll notification regarding the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs, till the next hearing which is slated to be held on January 29.

The court issued to notices to all respondents including the Election Commission on a plea filed by 8 disqualified  AAP MLAs.

On January 19, the poll panel sent its recommendation to the President for his assent to disqualify 20 Aam Aadmi party MLAs for holding ‘office of profit’.

Following this, President Ram Nath Kovind disqualified 20 AAP MLAs for holding Office of Profit.

After this the MLAs have challenged the EC’c recommendation in the Delhi High Court.


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Please tell Davos about wealth disparity in India: Rahul to Modi



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New Delhi, Jan 23: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday in a jibe asked him to inform the top global forum “why one per cent of India’s population gets 73 per cent of its wealth?”.

“Dear PM, welcome to Switzerland! Please tell DAVOS why 1% of India’s population gets 73% of its wealth? I’m attaching a report for your ready reference,” Gandhi tweeted.

Gandhi attached a new survey by international rights group Oxfam in which it is mentioned that India’s richest one per cent garnered as much as 73 per cent of the total wealth generated in the country in 2017.

The report’s findings are in line with those of similar studies including the one published by renowned economists Lucas Chancel and Thomas Piketty last July, and give credence to the theory that the rich have disproportionately benefited from liberalisation while others have been left struggling.

Modi on Tuesday attended the WEF in Davos, Switzerland and gave the opening plenary speech. He is the first Prime Minister from India to participate in a forum meeting in two decades after the then Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda in 1997.

He interacted with 120 members of the International Business Council, which is a part of the WEF.

Input from IANS

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