BJP corners govt over Telangana
The BJP on Monday raised the Telangana issue and demanded the government to bring a bill to facilitate creation of a separate Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh.delhi Updated: Dec 08, 2009 00:57 IST
The BJP on Monday raised the Telangana issue and demanded the government to bring a bill to facilitate creation of a separate Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh.
BJP’s deputy leader in LS, Sushma Swaraj said that even after six months of the UPA government, no worthwhile action was initiated with regard to their demands.
“... We (BJP) support the formation of a separate Telangana state and the government to take immediate measures in this regard,” she added.
Praise for indian team
The Parliament on Monday congratulated the Indian cricket team led by M.S. Dhoni for registering an impressive victory over the Sri Lankan team.
“The team has not only won the ongoing series but also achieved the enviable feat of being the number one cricket team in the ICC test rankings,” LS Speaker Meira Kumar said.
‘Selective use of CBI’
Samajwadi Party on Monday hit out at the UPA for the “selective use” of CBI, for its move to re-open TADA case against actor turned politician Sanjay Dutt.
Dubbing the CBI as “Congress Bureau of Investigation”, SP general secretary Amar Singh alleged that as soon as Dutt joined SP, attempts were made to re-open the cases against him.
Singh said the Attorney General has since denied permission for re-opening of the TADA case against Dutt.
Makeover for NFDC
The loss-making National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) is to be revamped by the government.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Monday said that the government is looking into “the whole gamut of revamping, reinventing and revitalizing the NFDC”.
The government has no plans to review the present system of appointing judges in the high courts and the Supreme Court, Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily said in the RS.
Moily said the government adheres to the 1993 judgment of the apex court while appointing judges.“There is no proposal at present before the government to reconsider this procedure,” he said.