And the winner is Election Commission

There is no choice for a single post Rajya Sabha has never generated more heat than the one that ended after midnight yesterday. People were glued to the TV all day.

Social media was abominable with speculation. What made this choice special? Is the hype of the media by TV channels competed for TRP, or problems that were very serious and unprecedented?

It was, in effect, interesting questions about the scourge of the horse trade operation of the law against desertion, the power and role of the EC, the acronym of the secret ballot and two dubious votes whose secrecy was violated.

The first commercial horse issue began with large-scale defections from Congress. Six members of Congress have joined the BJP, seven defects later and one cross vote.

When the game began desertion, Congress transferred the remaining 44 members of Congress-led Bangalore security, where they camped at a luxury resort.

The unfortunate practice of taking parliamentarians in secret places, often against their wishes, almost three decades. Remember Aaya Ram Ram Gaya? With the power of rampant money, it is almost impossible to avoid desertions.

The purchase of our legislators is known and popularized the term “horse trade”. We have seen it untied all over the country.

The figures mentioned are obscure, bred in tens of millions – perhaps tens of millions of rupees. The ensuing debate over parliamentary holidays was interesting, where they heard the poachers accusing the party was trying to save their flock:

The proverbial boat calling the black teapot. The fact that none of the tourists has denied demonstrates the effectiveness of this step. The second problem was the applicability of the law against desertion.

The law worked on this case when the six parliamentarians who challenged BJP were excluded and disqualified from voting.

However, the seven people who have passed by could not be disqualified because the law against desertion works only when the whip is violated in the context of a legislative procedure; An election is not part of this process.

Note that desertions become endemic when the term of the House ends, and outgoing lawmakers have nothing to lose.

They soon discover some forgotten “principles” or “choking on the leadership style” of the other party.

Another issue that was raised was the note, which has been in operation since January 2014, but was soon discovered by Congress, which protested against itself alleging mal-intent faith against the EC.

They approached the issue to the Supreme Court they refused reason to suspend the operation and asked them why they had not raised for three and a half years. The SC, however, decide on the applicability of the note in the particular case of the Rajya Sabha elections.

His refusal to stay was rooted in the fact that article 329 specifically prohibits judicial interference in the electoral process that was launched. The EC has invoked this article.

JD(U) split ahead? Sharad Yadav faces the heat from party before visit across Bihar

A division at the Janata Dal United for could be on the cards, the far side of Sharad Yadav, who will be in Bihar for his two-day Public Interaction Program, starting Thursday.

Yadav congratulated Congress Ahmed Patel after victory on Tuesday in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls and shortly thereafter, JD (T) returned Yadav’s confidant as secretary general.

Wednesday morning, Yadav took to Twitter to congratulate the veteran Congress for its victory. In response, Patel thanked Yadav for his support throughout his campaign.

Patel won his seat at the Rajya Sabha by a single vote on Tuesday. Challubhai Vasava JD (T), a tribal leader from southern Gujarat, said he had voted for Congress, while the BJP in power had contributed little to the tribes and the poor in the last 20 years.

He also said that the move was against the decision of its party leader and leader Nitish Kumar joining BJP in Bihar.

The member’s claim to JD (T) came at a time when the party has established ties with the BJP in Bihar to form the government.

“The president of the party (Nitish) has taken a more serious tone of the problem and relieved of his position as secretary general,” Tyagi said in his letter to srivastav.

“The act not only represents an antipartite activity, lack of discipline, but also a betrayal,” Tyagi said in the letter.

Presidents of the JD (U) units in at least 14 states have written to Nitish, who raises doubts about how he announced the decision to “break the alliance based on secularism”

The Indian Express reported. They also demanded a “collective decision” on the matter. Vasava was one of those who wrote the letters.

Yadav, who was the leader of JD (T) for years before Nitish takes over, calls for the new alliance in Bihar to betray the people’s mandate in the Assembly elections in Bihar two years ago.

Yadav was not happy with Nitish’s decision taken without consulting senior party leaders at a time when the unity of the opposition should be strengthened.

“Sharad Yadav was ignored and should take a final step soon,” a JD (T) leader told IANS. Leaving the route through Yadav, JD (U) has the qualified personal initiative Yadav.

JD (T) spokesman Neeraj Kumar said the former union minister would personally visit Bihar. “Yadav did not visit the invitation of Bihar JD (T).

So where is the question of the party? “He has said that Yadav will begin his visit in seven districts, including Patna, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, Supaul and Madhepura.

According to a JD MLC (T), Yadav “party leaders meet and workers loyal to him for his position and read the political situation before making a decision.”

The tensions within the JD (U) have accumulated for months. As he opened the way to revive his association with the BJP, Nitish support the major reforms of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the demonetization and deployment of GST has not been well received by Yadav.

Abrogation of Article 35A: Mehbooba Mufti to meet Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi today

Srinagar: Prime Minister Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti will meet Prime Minister Thursday Narendra Modi and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi to discuss legal challenges to Section 35 A of the Constitution, according to official sources.

The chief minister, who is due to leave for Delhi in the afternoon, is also likely to meet leaders like Sharad Yadav JD (T) on the subject of Article 35A which gives special status to the state and was challenged before the Supreme Court, they said.

Mehbooba is ready to build consensus against the scrapping of the constitutional provision, which empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislator to define “permanent residents” of the state and their special rights and privileges.

In a startling development, Mehbooba called the chairman of the National Opposition Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah this week to call for his party’s support on the issue.

Abdullah had said that it was to meet the prime minister, all ministers and leaders of the central BJP key to convince Sangh Parivar against the suppression of constitutional provision.

The Minister also met with other opposition party leaders in the state, including the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Congress, GA Mir and Chief Ghulam Hassan Mir DPN.

Sources of the Democratic Party of Mehbooba (PDP) peoples reported section 35A hit would be “a disaster for all major political parties in Kashmir.”

It will be nothing less than a “tsunami” for traditional politicians, since protecting the special status of Jammu and Kashmir within the Constitution of India is the “cornerstone of its policy,” they said.

In the latest developments, NC spokesman Junai Mattu tweeted: “In # 35A, @MehboobaMufti strangers seek consensus against BJP while in alliance with BJP She wants to have the cake and eat it.”

“This is the heart of their dilemma – running with the hare and hounding with dogs who wants to rule with the BJP and oppose their policies with us,” Labor Party President Omar Abdullah said in a tweet.

The controversy erupted in 2014 after an NGO ‘We, the Citizens’ has submitted a PIL in the Supreme Court by Article 35A is canceled.

The government of Jammu and Kashmir in sections 35A and 370, which grants special status of autonomy to the state discriminates against non-residents, which is prevented from buying property, to get government work or to vote in local elections, said The PIL.

Section 35A was added to the Constitution by a presidential order in 1954. According to the government, the state government opposed the motion, saying that the president had the power to incorporate a new provision into the Constitution prescription, the Center recently expressed reservations .

AIADMK row: Party resolution terms Dinakaran’s appointment illegal, rival factions to merge soon

Chennai: In a jolt to VK Sasikala, a meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Thursday that the appointment of TTV Dinakaran as Deputy Secretary-General was against party rules.

This is the first time Palaniswami made a categorical statement about the status of Dinakaran’s appointment by his Aunt Sasikala of February 14 just before his imprisonment.

By formally expelling Sasikala and Dinakaran were among the panneerselvam pre-camp conditions, which is also making inquiries about the possibility of a merger, they did. The movement in the two camps is seen as a bit closer to a merger of the two camps of Relax and Sasikala Dinakaran.

Noting that the Dinakaran appointment was also under consideration by the Election Commission, the AIADMK (Amma) led Palaniswami wondered how Dinakaran could make a new appointment at that time. On August 4, Dinakaran had made several appointments, including that of his loyalists to different party positions.

Citing a statement to the party cadres, said the meeting also said that these quotes made by him “non-binding on any AIADMK framework to create an unnecessary confusion in our group and these quotations are not valid under the party law. The frameworks of rejecting them. ”

Significantly, the statement said: “Although the appointment of Secretary-General Sasikala was until the formal election of a new secretary-general by the laws of the party, he could not work due to extraordinary circumstances” an apparent reference to his Detention in the case of disproportionate assets in February.

In addition, the designation of Sasikala has been questioned and pending in the EC, according to the statement. In such circumstances, the party was headed by senior officials appointed by Amma (a reference to the camp led by Palaniswami), he said. Senior officials and key ministers headed by Palaniswami Office attended the meeting.

After Jayalalithaa’s death in December 2016, AIADMK split into different factions. A faction is led by panneerselvam who rebelled against Sasikala’s leadership. The other two factions are led by Palaniswami and Sasikala.

The AIADMK camp led by Palaniswamy continued to keep its doors open to the faction of the rebel leader panneerselvam O to facilitate reconciliation. The merger talks between the two factions AIADMK is now moving towards its final phase.

According to a Deccan Chronicle report, after the merger, Palaniswami continue as prime minister while former head of government panneerselvam OR lead the seven-member committee to manage party affairs until the formal election.

On 1 August, it was reported that the BJP was willing to play the role of mediator between the two AIADMK factions. BJP has sought to expand its base in southern India by forming an alliance with AIADMK. It was believed that, depending on the outcome of the talks, AIADMK is likely to join the government of the National Democratic Alliance (ADN) at the Center.