The Narendra Modi government is expected to have a smooth sailing when it faces the first no-confidence motion in four years in the Lok Sabha.
Shah and Kumar's bonding over breakfast as well on dinner on Thursday has sent indications that he would not walk out of the coalition and join hands with Lalu Prasad's RJD again if his party is not given the respect of "elder brother" and provided lion share of seats as used to be in the NDA during the times of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani.
Kamble praised the Mudra scheme and termed it as an important and successful programme from the point of view of financial inclusion. "Through the Mudra scheme, nearly 2.75 crore youngsters in the country belonging to SC/ST have benefitted".
He also highlighted the progress made by the country in the four years his government has been in power.
If Nitish Kumar is accorded a secondary status, it would be like asking ones best batsman to be the 12th man and reposing trust in a less competent player for opening the innings, JD(U) MLC Ashok Choudhary said.
Addressing a press conference here today, he said a flawed road to GST continues to haunt trade and business, and the adverse effect of demonetisation have been established 'beyond doubt'.
The Shiromani Akali Dal president's comments come ahead of Amit Shah's visit to Chandigarh on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Deputy CM and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said Nitish Kumar is the ruling alliance' leader in the state and the NDA will seek votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the name of the JD(U) chief and that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's works.
JD(U) national general secretaries KC Tyagi and Pavan Varma, who arrived from New Delhi, poll strategist Prashant Kishor and a few other state leaders took part in the meeting.
The BJP which began its tenure with 282 Lok Sabha seats has seen its overall tally dip to 274 seats.
At a meeting of distinguished citizens ('Prabuddh Nagarik Sammelan') organised here to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the BJP government at the centre, they dismissed opposition parties attempt to put up a united fight against the ruling NDA, by terming them a group of "tired and rejected people".
Modi will interact with the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojna and the Mudra Yojna through video conference today and the day after, a statement, issued by the BJP's media head Anil Baluni, said.
Sources in the BJP told News18 that the tagline for the fourth anniversary will be '48 months vs 48 years' where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be pitching the achievements of the ruling party in the last 48 months as against ‘48-year rule by the Gandhi family’.
The BJP should have welcomed Gandhi's declaration of his prime ministerial ambitions, the NDA ally said, adding that it was against democracy to make fun of Gandhi over his remark.
In a veiled attack on Sibal who was in the forefront of the move by opposition MPs to impeach the Chief Justice of India, senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, representing Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), said the Congress leader was part of the Empowered Group of Minister (EGoM) that had dealt with the Aadhaar scheme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to inclusive growth had ensured welfare of the poor, the youth, farmers, minorities and women, a BJP statement quoted the minority affairs minister as saying.
Hitting back at the BJP, the Congress said it was the government which was responsible for not letting Parliament function and termed as a "gimmick" and "drama" the move by NDA MPs to forgo their salary for 23 days when Parliament did not function.
Updates from the Lok Sabha, were various Opposition parties are expected to bring-in the motion of no confidence against the BJP-led NDA government.
Updates from the Lok Sabha as Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress move the motion of no confidence against the BJP-led NDA government.
Banerjee, while speaking to media on the issue of the leaked dates of the Karnataka polls, lashed out at the ruling party and said all institutions were being transformed into "BJP institutions".
According to Congress sources, the party submitted the notice in the office of the Lok Sabha Secretary General
The senior lawyer also criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the NDA government over their policy on black money.
Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal has 20 members in the Lok Sabha and eight MPs in the Rajya Sabha.
Without TDP’s Members of Parliament, the ruling NDA’s number has been reduced to 315 in the Lok Sabha. However, it remains stable and well above the 272-mark.