Government has vitiated political atmosphere, PM Narendra Modi is an autocrat: Jairam Ramesh, Congress leader

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 06:09 Written by
NEW DELHI: The country's political atmosphere has been vitiated by the "confrontationist attitude" of the government and Prime MinisterNarendra Modi is an "autocrat" who is not making efforts to reach out to the opposition, Congress leader and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh has said. Ramesh also slammed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks about "indirectly elected" Rajya Sabha holding up reform proposals passed by the "directly-elected" Lok Sabha. Asked about the perception that relations…
Congress to support GST Bill, with conditions: Shakeel Ahmad
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 06:02 Written by
Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad said here today that the Goods and Services Tax Bill (GST) will be supported, if the Government accepted three of its conditions. . Shakeel Ahmed said that the Congress had put forward three demands: tax cap shouldn't be more than 18 percent tax, extra one percent levy shouldn't be there and there should be a mechanism for redressal. He pointed out that when GST was started by the Congress, Narendra Modi…
Special session uncertain as Congress non-committal on GST Bill
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 05:49 Written by
Added on August 25, 2015NewsWire Decrease Font SizeIncrease Font SizeText SizePrint This PageSend by Email 00000 New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Uncertainty loomed large over calling a special parliament session for passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, with the Congress remaining non-committal on its support to the BJP-led NDA government over it. To reach a consensus to call a special session of parliament for the passage of the GST Bill, Parliamentary Affairs…
Bangalore civic polls: BJP eyes win, ahead of Congress
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 05:49 Written by
Bengaluru: BJP on Tuesday appeared to retain control of the IT city’s civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), as it moved ahead of the Congress, winning 49 wards and leading in 46 others, a state Election Commission official said. Congress which is the ruling party of the state, has invested much prestige into the battle had bagged 36, JDS seven and others three till noon as counting of votes for BBMP polls, held…
Why the BBMP election results could bring differences in Congress to the fore
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 04:41 Written by
Comments Written by Johnson T A | Bengaluru | Published:August 25, 2015 3:03 pm Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The ruling Congress party in Karnataka suffered a setback on Tuesday when it failed to defeat the opposition BJP in civic polls for the Bengaluru city council even as the BJP failed to wrest complete control of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike by falling marginally short of a clear majority in the 198-member council.
BBMP election updates: BJP wins 101 seats, Congress wins 75 seats
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 04:33 Written by
Bengaluru, Aug 25: Even as the trends started pouring in, the BJP was seen leading from the front in the BBMP elections from the start. BJP won 101 seats, while Congress won 75 and JD(S) won 14 seats. The counting of votes of the BBMP election began on Tuesday, Aug 25 amid tight security, an official said.
GST Bill: Centre reaches out but Congress remains non-committal
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 04:23 Written by
New Delhi: Amid moves to call a special session of Parliament for passage of Goods and Services Tax Bill, the government today reached out to Congress but the opposition party remained non-committal on its support saying it would first read the fine print. "They (government) want to call a special session and they are consulting all parties it seems. Unless we see what are the amended clauses or what is the agreement between the proposal…
BBMP verdict: Will Siddaramaiah be replaced? No says congress
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:44 Written by
Bengaluru, Aug 25: With the ruling Congress in Karnataka losing the prestigious BBMP elections, the question on everyone's mind is will Chief Minister Siddaramaiah be replaced. While he does have many enemies within the party, the general view is that there shall be no shake up immediately, although the name of Mallikarjuna Kharge is already doing the rounds to take over as the next Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Election Results Live News Update: BJP gets majority, Congress leads in 74 wards
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:20 Written by
01: 55 pm Update: BJP is all set to return in power winning in 100 wards of the BBMP polls. Congress seems to be on second spot with leading in 76 seats while the JDS has secured lead in 14 wards. Other parties have won in 8 wards. 01: 30 pm Update: Although BJP’s final tally seems to be going down but the saffron party is set to win in 100 wards of the BBMP.…
GST Bill: Govt reaches out but Congress non-committal
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:13 Written by
also read Himanta was an asset, his exit will not affect Congress: Tarun Gogoi'Special parliament session only after consensus on GST'Assam ex-minister Himanta Biswa Sarma meets Amit Shah, to join BJP New Delhi: Amid moves to call a special session of Parliament for passage of Goods and Services Tax Bill, Government today reached out to Congress but the opposition party remained non-committal on its support saying it would first read the fine print.

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