The Madhya Pradesh assembly passed the budget without any debate on Thursday as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party created an unprecedented din in the House over "unparliamentary conduct" of the Opposition Congress, which was not allowing the chief minister to speak until he gave a statement on the Professional Examination Board (PEB) scam.
The railway budget presented on Thursday generated mixed response from the people in Madhya Pradesh.
The Congress on Wednesday termed the Union railway budget as extremely disappointing and said it shows that the railway minister gave no attention towards providing amenities to the common passenger. The party said despite the fact that BJP has 27 members of parliament (MPs) from Madhya Pradesh, it was sad to see how the state was ignored in the budget.
People in Bhopal were happy over the announcements made in the railway budget, especially passenger friendly initiatives and no hike in the passenger fare. But at the same time they pointed out that it didn't talk about the specifics and didn't mention about the new trains to be started.
At a time when Mumbai-based edgy comedy collective AIB’s recent show is drawing flaks for being abusive and derogatory from many, few miles east in the Jhabua-Alirajpur tribal belt of neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, hurling abuses at each other has been a centuries-old custom during this time of the year.
Suspense prevailed throughout Wednesday over the resignation of governor Ramnaresh Yadav following reports that the Centre had asked him to put in his papers after he was accused of being involved in the professional examination board (PEB) scam.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan delivered a "populist" budget on Wednesday, ostensibly aimed at keeping his image as a people’s leader intact in the face of the opposition’s attempt to corner him in the PEB scam.
Madhya Pradesh’s budget 2015-16 is "a mix of good politics and good economics", finance minister Jayant Malaiya said on Wednesday.
MP finance minister Jayant Malaiya presented a revenue surplus budget of Rs 5588 crore in the assembly on Wednesday. The total expenditure in the state budget stands at Rs 1,31,199.1 crore which is about 12% more than the previous budget of Rs 1,17,041 crore.
Congress supporters were seen celebrating outside the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) office on Wednesday when the unconfirmed news of Ramnaresh Yadav's resignation was received.
With one more death due to H1N1 virus reported in the state capital on Wednesday, the total number of deaths due to the deadly virus has touched 43 in Bhopal and 117 in Madhya Pradesh.
Governor Ramnaresh Yadav is expected to resign by Wednesday evening after being booked in the multi-layered examination and recruitment scam, which would make him the biggest casualty of the most high-profile scandal to hit Madhya Pradesh.
Even as the chief minister has been making tall claims about creating job avenues for the youth, there are over 16 lakh educated unemployed in Madhya Pradesh, according to the latest figures presented in the state economic survey report 2014-15 that was tabled in the state assembly.
As the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) was preparing itself to invite aspirants for interviews, the Indore bench of MP high court on Tuesday issued notices to the state government and the commission to file reply on PSC-2012 paper leak case.
The MP assembly was adjourned for 15 minutes after Congress MLAs trooped into the well of the House. They demanded the CM's statement on the allegations related to the deletion of entries bearing the word 'CM' in the excel sheet confiscated by the STF.