A Statutory Motion moved by CPI(M) in the Rajya Sabha seeking reduction of fuel prices may test the real strength of ruling BJP in the Upper House soon after the just-ended stalemate over the Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti issue.
Cross-voting by Left and Congress MLAs on Friday helped Trinamool Congress gain an extra seat in West Bengal while a similar action by Congress MLAs in Andhra Pradesh saw TRS making its debut in Rajya Sabha as high drama marked the polls to the upper House in the two states.
With the process for filing nomination papers for the election to the vacant seats of Rajya Sabha beginning from January 21, intense lobbying has begun in all political parties to secure ticket for entering the Upper House of Parliament.
The Jayalalithaa government in Tamil
Nadu on Tuesday reversed yet another decision of the previous DMK
government, with the Assembly adopting a unanimous resolution
against revival of the Legislative Council.
The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for an apparent attempt to circumvent the constitution while arranging a "back-door entry" for nine upper house members nominated in 2003.