The Opposition parties created a ruckus in Parliament for the second day on Friday, demanding Home Minister P Chidambaram's resignation over the conflict of interest controversy.
A day after CNN-IBN aired a report showing an alleged case of conflict of interest against Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, the Opposition has been demanding his resignation and stalled Parliament on Thursday.
The government appears all set to pass the contentious Lokpal bill in Parliament's winter session, even as Anna Hazare on Thursday threatened a slew of protests, including a sit in outside Sonia Gandhi's residence and an indefinite hunger strike from December 27 if the anti-graft law is not passed.
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The Government-Team Anna face off over the Lokpal Bill continues even as less than a week remains before the winter session of Parliament wraps up.
Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare remains adamant and has made it clear that they want the Lokpal Bill to be passed in this winter session of Parliament.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani moved an adjournment motion on the black money issue in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Speaking on the issue in the House, Advani said that tax evasion was the reason why black money has been stashed away in foreign banks.
UPA President Sonia Gandhi's pet project, the Food Security Bill, didn't get a cabinet nod on Tuesday. As the Industrial output is down, manufacturing is down and rupee consistently depreciating the government is attempting to put an extra burden of almost Rs 1 lakh crore on itself by bringing in the Food Security Bill.
Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said that the government's move of clearing the Citizens' Charter as a separate bill was not right. He said that it was a violation of the Sense of the House.
The Prime Minister has called for an all-party meeting over the Lokpal Bill issue on Wednesday, where the UPA will try its best to achieve a breakthrough and it remains to be seen whether consensus will emerge on contentious issues.
The Union Cabinet will meet on Tuesday evening to decide on the Food Security Bill, Sonia Gandhi's flagship programme. While the Lokpal Bill won't be coming up for discussion but keeping Team Anna's demands on agenda the Cabinet will also take decisions on the Judicial Accountability and Citizens Grievance Redressal Bills on Tuesday.
Team Anna's Core Committee will meet in New Delhi for two days from Wednesday to chalk out future plans, including the proposed Ramlila Maidan agitation, if a strong Lokpal Bill is not passed in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.
Under pressure from Team Anna and Opposition on the Lokpal issue, the UPA on Monday closed ranks slamming the Jantar Mantar agitation and said that Parliament will decide on Lokpal, not Team Anna.
The UPA found itself isolated on Sunday when Anna Hazare sat on a token fast at Jantar Mantar and virtually every opposition party used his platform to embarrass the government.
Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday reiterated that the move to monitor the Internet has been taken to keep out content that are vulgar, demeaning and insulting. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Sibal argued that such content could lead to riots and so were unacceptable.
Anna Hazare has rejected the Lokpal Bill draft prepared by the Parliament Standing Committee headed by Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi claiming that the panel has insulted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by ignoring his letter in which he had assured Team Anna that the Government was committed to a strong anti-corruption body.
The government on Wednesday decided to hold back FDI in retail, following relentless pressure from the Opposition and some allies.
A special CBI court on Thursday admitted Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy's plea to argue his case against Home Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G scam case, saying he'll have to take the witness box himself on December 17 to explain why he wants key witnesses examined.
Firing a fresh salvo, Anna Hazare on Tuesday accused Sharad Pawar of persisting with his "old habit of protecting corrupt people" even as he virtually justified the recent attack on the NCP chief, evoking a sharp reaction from the party.
There seems to be a major breakthrough achieved at the all-party meeting with regard to the deadlock over foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail on Wednesday.
If past incidents and people's reactions are an indicator, then those who frame India's Internet strategies seem to be flummoxed by the Web and don't really understand how the online world behaves.
Two days to go before Parliament resumes and the Prime Minister has expressed hope that Parliament will function smoothly after Friday's adjournment brought on by pandemonium in both Houses on the FDI in retail issue.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that Kerala is being alarmist without cause on the Mullaperiyar issue. She has written to the Prime Minister once again asking for central forces to be sent in.
The Congress government in Andhra Pradesh will be put to the floor test on Monday; the Speaker had admitted the opposition Telugu Desam Party's no-confidence motion last week.
As the government looks for a solution to the impasse on FDI, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh continues to target the BJP.