PIL seeking Punia's removal dismissed

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction for removal of PL Punia from the post of the chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

Congress leader PL Punia files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha

Senior Congress leader PL Punia Friday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha in the presence of senior party leaders and legislators.

Social Justice Minister says Punia should resign

Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes PL Punia should resign on moral grounds as he was nominated by the previous government, Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Friday said.

Verma-Punia rivalry comes to fore at Rahul Gandhi`s roadshow

The rivalry between senior Congress leaders Beni Prasad Verma and P L Punia came to the fore as party vice president Rahul Gandhi formally kicked off election campaign through a road show here.

NCSC pulls up Odisha minister, gets defamation threat

National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) directed Odisha government not to defend in court a state minister who made casteist remarks, while he threatened to file defamation against NCSC chief.

`Most coal blocks allocation cleared during NDA regime`

Chairman of National Commission for Schedule Castes PL Punia slammed the BJP for its opposition to coal blocks allocation.

Maya accuses SP govt of indulging in political vendetta

BSP chief Mayawati said it was ordering probes into the works done during her tenure in Uttar Pradesh due to "political vendetta".

Beni terms Punia an `outsider`

Factionalism in Congress came
to the fore on Wednesday with Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma
terming party MP from Barabanki P L Punia as an "outsider"
though the party down played it and termed it as media

‘Atrocities committed on Dalits during BSP rule`

Congess MP and Chairman of National Scheduled Caste Commission PL Punia Friday said that atrocities have been committed on Dalits for the past five years in Uttar Pradesh.

Hazare`s campaign `threat` to Constitution: Punia

Chairman of SC/ST Commission PL
Punia on Saturday alleged that the Constitution was facing "threat"
due to the campaign launched by social activist Anna Hazare.

`Jamia`s minority status a boon for Muslim students`

Granting of minority status to Jamia Millia Islamia will ensure that the Muslim community has better access to higher education, chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes P.L. Punia said Thursday.