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Withdraw 'unconstitutional', 'anti-northeast' CAB: Cong

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Gaurav Gogoi of Congress said that in Nagaland there was no internet service and claimed that in some places in the northeastern states the people have swords in their hands against the bill. On Monday, the Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it.

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  • In a departure from convention, the Rajya Sabha on Monday allowed leaders of various political parties to speak and pay tributes to five late members, including former finance minister Arun Jaitley.

    Some state governments have raised concerns regarding compensation on the GST. The states had pegged the pending dues at around Rs 50,000 crore. In this regard, representatives from various states held a meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman earlier this month.

    The entire northeast has been given protection under the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the government's most prominent face from the region, Union minister Kiren Rijiju, said amidst protests across the northeastern states against the contentious bill.

    Removal of Prakash has come as a "surprise" for many in the party as he is considered close to Rajya Sabha member Vijay Goel. "The timing of the decision is questionable since Tiwari himself has completed his three-year term as the president of Delhi BJP. Jai Prakash is known for his closeness to Goel," said a top Delhi BJP leader.

    At a press conference here, he said the outcome of the ongoing assembly polls will be an important turning point with the saffron party on one side and secular and progressive parties on the other.

    "I will not speak anything about the bypoll results now. You will get to know on December 9. We will win with a lead of 25,000-30,000 votes in most of the constituencies and according to our estimate, we are confident of winning all the 15 seats," Karnataka CM Yediyurappa told reporters. He further added that people have voted for the party with this in mind.

    For the opposition Congress it is all too apparent as its units have been disbanded and the party has been functioning under Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Amit Chavda for quite some time now. Congress members say the new party structure will be formed after December 15.

    Rajinikanth: Making Thiruvalluvar wear a saffron stole is BJP's agenda. I think all these issues are blown out of proportion. There are issu...

    Political circles were abuzz since Sunday when Pankaja wrote a Facebook post on her "future journey" in view of changed political circumstances in Maharashtra where the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress came together to form a government. "I am not leaving the party. Defection is not in my blood," Pankaja told reporters.

    Union minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters that the claim of Chidambaram, who was released on bail on Wednesday, amounted to "self-certification". The Supreme Court had asked the Congress leader not to speak about the case against him while ordering his release on bail.

    17 constituencies will go to polls in the third pase of polling in Jharkhand on December 12 in which 309 candidates are in the fray. The most important battles will be seen in Ranchi from where State minister C P Singh is seeking a fifth term. Silli, Koderma, Ramgarh, and Badhwar are other important constituencies to watch out for.

    Gilua was the BJP nominee from Singhbhum Lok Sabha seat, of which Chakradharpur assembly seat is a part, and he lost to Congress leader Geeta Koda. Now he is facing a challenge from both the JMM and AJSU.

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