Politics & Poll Results

Posted on 20 May, 2016 , No Comments Comments admin

The results of the five State Assemblies which went to poll in the last two months are on expected lines. The most important political analysis emerging from the results is a significant setback to the Congress party. It lost both the States of Kerala .....


Posted on 28 March, 2016 , No Comments Comments admin

President’s Rule has been imposed in the State of Uttarakhand.  Article 356 of the Constitution can be invoked only if the President is satisfied that there are grounds for believing that the governance of the State cannot be carried on in accordance w.....

Why the Lok Sabha did not adopt amendments to the Aadhaar Bill proposed in the Rajya Sabha

Posted on 18 March, 2016 , No Comments Comments admin

The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial, Other Subsidies, Benefits & Services) Bill 2016 came up for consideration before the Rajya Sabha on 16th March 2016. Consistent with the spirit of democratic debate, the Congress in the Rajya Sabha suggested fi.....

‘How much does he know – when will he know’

Posted on 02 March, 2016 , No Comments Comments admin

The Congress Vice-President, Shri Rahul Gandhi, has claimed that the Prime Minister hardly consults his senior Ministers. If Shri Rahul Gandhi is to be believed, then Smt. Sushma Swaraj is not consulted on the Pakistan policy, Shri Rajnath Singh was unwar.....

Text of my speech delivered in Rajya Sabha on February 25, 2016 during discussion on situation arising in JNU & HCU.

Posted on 25 February, 2016 , No Comments Comments admin

THE LEADER OF THE HOUSE (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY): Sir, I must confess that initially, when this debate started, I had no intention of intervening or speaking in this debate. My colleague, the HRD Minister, Mrs. Smriti Irani, would reply to the debate at the en.....


Posted on 17 December, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

Free speech is unquestionably a pre-eminent Fundamental Right, but does free speech include the right to speak only falsehood? The Delhi Chief Minister, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, seems to believe in untruth and defamation, delivered in a language that borders .....


Posted on 14 December, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

The last Session of the Parliament did not function. The current Session of the Parliament is also threatened with a wash out. The reasons for the wash out of the current Session keep changing by the hour. The nation is waiting for the Parliament to discu.....

The Monsoon Session – Is It India’s Loss?

Posted on 14 August, 2015 , 1 Comment Comments admin

The scheduled Monsoon Session of Parliament has concluded today. Politically, this session was very educative but, frustrating. Parliament represents the best in Indian democracy. ‘Parliamentary paralysis without an issue’ signifies the vulnerability .....

Hooch versus alcohol – Congress party’s priority

Posted on 05 August, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

In response to my blog ‘Dissent or Disruption – The Congress Party’s Position on GST’, I have received a response through a blog “How Congress will block GST” written by my friend Mani Shankar Aiyar.  Since he was the leading dissenter on be.....

Dissent or Disruption – The Congress Party’s Position on GST

Posted on 02 August, 2015 , No Comments Comments admin

The Report of the Select Committee on the Goods and Services Tax has been submitted to the Rajya Sabha.  The Constitution Amendment Bill has already been approved by the Lok Sabha.  The Select Committee has recommended a five year compensation to the St.....