Surjit Singh Dhiman, the MLA from Amargarh in Sangrur district, and Nathu Ram from Balluana in Fazilka, tendered their resignations from party positions to Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Sunil Jakhar.
Congress finalized the names of nine new ministers on Friday after meetings, spread over two days, between party chief Rahul Gandhi and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in New Delhi.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un announced the decision at a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Friday, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.
In a series of tweets, Chidambaram asked what was the operating ratio of the Railways in 2017-18 and would it be the worst ratio in recent years.
The announcement by Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un shows his willingness to respect "his international obligations" and conform to UN Security Council resolutions.
Sinha had joined BJP in the 90s after a stint with the Janata Dal. However, lately, he has been quite critical of the party and its policies at the Centre over the last few years.
Seven Opposition parties, led by the Congress, today initiated an unprecedented step to impeach the Chief Justice of India, moving a notice accusing him of "misbehaviour" and "misuse" of authority
Addressing a gathering at Silvassa, the capital of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH), Singh said the NDA government wants to take all political parties along for the development of the country
The Congress, however, downplayed it saying the party did not want to involve its senior leaders in the issue.
State JDS chief H D Kumaraswamy, who is contesting from two constituencies, declared his and his wife's assets totalling more than Rs 167 crore. Their liabilities stood at over Rs 103 crores. "
BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi told reporters that the impeachment move is an attempt to pressure the judiciary and send out the message that "either you do what we say and if you dare not do as we command", then it will impeach judges.
The Constitution provides that a judge can be removed only by an order of the President, based on a motion passed by both Houses of Parliament
Siddaramaiah, who has been fielded from Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru, said he was under pressure from Congress leaders from Bagalkote and Bijapur districts to contest from Badami.
The chief minister's son Yatindra, set to make his electoral debut from Varuna, represented by his father since 2008; and sitting JD(S) MLA G T Deve Gowda, who will take on Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari, are the others who filed their papers.
Kapil Sibal said there is only one thing that the constitution allows— impeachment, and the choice was not easy for the Opposition
This time, however, all these factors are non-existent and the party will have to rely solely on the performance of the Siddaramaiah government
His remarks came as the Congress and six other opposition parties moved a notice for impeachment of the Chief Justice of India, a day after the apex court rejected pleas for a probe into the death of Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh alleged fake encounter case.
The JDS supremo claimed that defeat was "staring" at Siddaramaiah's face in his own constituency of Chamundeshwari in Mysuru in the May 12 assembly polls.
In a scathing Facebook post, the senior BJP leader said the 114 page judgement in the Judge Loya death case authored by Justice D Y Chandrachud on behalf of the three Judge Bench of the Supreme Court "exposes every fact of the conspiracy" to generate falsehood as propaganda in the public and political space.
Opposition parties led by the Congress will meet today to give final shape to the proposed impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and are likely to submit it to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
Former finance minister P Chidambaram slammed the Modi government in a series of tweets over the skyrocketing petrol and diesel prices
The leaders of opposition parties will meet tomorrow in Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad's chamber in Parliament and are likely to discuss the issue of the Supreme Court verdict rejecting multiple pleas for an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, sources said.
To a question on GST, Shah said "There are GST problems, but it is not permanent. GST Council, which meets regularly, is solving the problems. It will continue to do so," he added. Addressing problems of SMSEs and MSMEs is BJP's top priority, he said.
The ruling party had accused Gandhi of being the "invisible hand" behind the petitions in the apex court seeking an independent probe into the judge's death.
According to sources, the meeting between Gandhi and Pawar last night lasted around 1.5 hours at Pawar's residence, during which the political situation in each state, including Karnataka, was discussed.