Saturday, December 15, 2018 07:02 PM

KCR cant target Modi on reservations, the issue is constitutional

The TRS MPs staged protest in parliament demanding centre to keep the Telangana reservation act in the ninth schedule of the Constitution to avoid judicial scrutiny. The Telangana government proposes quota over and above fifty percent limit laid down in several judgements of Supreme court.

KCR plans to rally other regional parties to prevail upon the center to allow the  states to have reservations over and above the fifty percent. Telangana CM refers to higher share of population of OBCs,SCs and STs to justify his demand. But, Modi government has taken a principle stand that it would abide by the 50 percent limit laid down by the Supreme court in several of its judgments. The fight of the regional parties could only end up in a political blame game to put center in the dock as the apex court has already made sound constitutional rationale for fifty percent limit  on reservations. 

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KCR dreams of winning 100 seats

The TRS supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao sounding the poll bugle claims that his party will win 100 seats in the 119 strong Telangana legislative assembly. This claim can either be a strong expectation or a strategic move to..

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Kuldip Nayar: Role model for free and fearless journalism

Kuldip Nayar's death is a huge loss to the people. He always cherished the rights of the people and has made enormous sacrifice to fight the forces of authoritarianism during the period of emergency. He was admired for consistent fight against..

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KCR talks of Federal Front again

K Chandrasekhar Rao has once again stressed on his idea of so called federal front comprising of Non-Congress, Non-BJP parties. But, this comes after a long spell of silence and actions contrary to such a front...

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Is TRS preparing for early Assembly elections

The unconfirmed reports emanating from ruling political circles is that the chief Minister KCR may prefer elections to state legislature along with this round of Assembly elections in the country. The BJP ruled states like Rajasthan , Madhya..

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Challenging Article 35A

Article 35A was introduced by a presidential order in 1954 to safeguard the rights and guarantee the unique identity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. This provision gives the Jammu and Kashmir legislature the right to decide who are..

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In defence of Article 35A of the Constitution of India

The Supreme Court is hearing a petition  challenging Article 35 A of the Constitution of India - Special Provision for the State of Jammu and Kashmir - introduced as per Constitution (application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order 1954...

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NRC: What is to be done

THE publication of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam has caused widespread consternation as over four million persons who had applied have not found a place in the Register...

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Assam NRC: No Indian Should be Left Out

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) was part of the Assam Accord which decided on the cut-off date of 1971 to determine the question of illegal migrants settled in Assam.  The work for preparing such a register did not proceed until the..

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Jammu & Kashmir: Steps Needed to Begin Dialogue

Once again, there is some talk about talks to be held on Jammu & Kashmir.  On May 26, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in a media interview said that the government is ready to hold talks with Hurriyat, if the Hurriyat leadership is..