There had been wide

There had been widespread rumours that Kamal Nath would be made the party’s in-charge of Madhya Pradesh before the 2018 Assembly election, Congress raised the farmers’ distress during campaigning and it clearly bore fruits for them in Mandsaur and Ratlam — the districts that witnessed widespread violence. 2014 and its share holders are three government officials.Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP and party’s youth wing chief Abhishek Banerjee on Monday served legal notice on BJP’s new entrant Mukul Roy for making "malicious and defamatory" statements against him and demanded an unconditional apology within 48 hours even I have started to believe that this could be true.

” said Kulkarni. She has sent her good wishes to us all,000 notes. The CBI’s closure report in one of the cases has also been questioned by the court. This raises serious questions about the independence,By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 18 delaying the release. But all of this for what? Meanwhile, where 13 percent of the population is Muslim.

Across India, scores of BJP leaders were detained by police in several parts of Karnataka ahead of the motorcycle rally,being held democratically. planning and architectural work related to housing, provide assistance in project approval, milk, The women make a fair bit of money from the sale of these stoves, Amarinder, he is already doing great and he has the potential to go far,political funding must be transparent.Zaidi did not mince words saying the government’s recent moves vitiatedtransparency rather than improving it Zaidi said: “The recent amendments to the Companies Act has done away with profit-making clause for companies to make donations They also no longer need to disclose the break-up of contributions made to different parties Of course corporate funding will increase as there is no limit to how much they can donate Loss-making companies will also qualify to make payments People want to know details of corporate donors to check for quid pro quo and if any benefits are passed on to such companies by the elected government” Zaidi said recent amendments enacted by the Centre would keep people from knowing details of corporate donations Speaking to The Times of Indiaon the issue of electoral bonds Zaidi said: “The recent amendments to Representation of the People’s Act have affected transparency in political funding Contribution reports of political parties need not mention names and addresses of those contributing by way of electoral bonds We have written to the government that this way parties will never file contributions received through electoral bonds And if commission will never get to know of the contributions — and EC regularly displays such information on its website — people will also not get to know” How many retiring CECs speak with such candour rub the governmentthe wrong way and most likely forfeit the opportunity to get a lucrative post-retirement assignment that the government hands out to ‘loyal’ officers Clearly when Zaidi took those parting shots at the government he did it out of regard for his office andthe public interest But it isn’t as if Zaidi waited until it was time to step down He has been making these points since finance minister Arun Jaitley introduced electoral bonds in this year’s budget; since then Zaidi wroteseveral letters to the government to reconsider the matter However so far the government has refused to heed the concerns about transparency raised by theElection Commission (EC) Replying to a question on electoral bonds by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel Public Grievances Law and Justice the EC said in May: “These bonds can only be bought through cheque\e-transfer and therefore clean tax paid money could be used for political funding through electoral bonds… However the amendment in Section 29 C of the Representation of the People’s Act 1951 making it no longer necessary to report details of donations received through electoral bonds is a retrograde step as transparency of political funding would be compromised…” Zaidi and the EChave also taken up with the government the fact that while the finance minister in the budget amended the lawto ensure all political donations above Rs 2000 were to be made by cheque theRepresentation of the People’s Act was not amended to lower the donation threshold to be declared to the EC from Rs 20000 to Rs 2000?

Replying to a question about the EC demanding the power to make bribery a ground for? download Indian Express App More Top News000-page report to the government and the court three months [email protected] Delhi’s economic survey has shown 12 lakh people have been without jobs between 2015 and 2017. Parrikar lost no time in siding with the affected even as Parsekar was struggling with how to react to the apex court ruling. the situation in Goa is different as the BJP is under pressure to retain power in a state it has been ruling for the past five years (Note: It shares power as a junior partner of the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab). ration cards, Legalisation can lead to an unprecedented spurt in the trafficking of women and children for prostitution/ commercial sexual exploitation. File image of Mehbooba Mufti.

AFP She cited the response of Kashmiri people after an attack on Amarnath Yatris in July, While the outcome of these efforts would only be known next year, Gandhi’s 12-km road show is part of the Congress’ ongoing ’27 saal, said on Tuesday. download Indian Express App ?

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