Shah takes serious note of BJP members absence in Rajya Sabha

Amit Shah to cadres in UP: Now add more Yadavs, dalits to the party

Amit Shah to cadres in UP: Now add more Yadavs, dalits to the party

Modi had said that "he was anxious, and dissatisfied with the percentage of presence of party members in the houses", a BJP MP said.

Shah told lawmakers at the BJP's weekly meeting of Parliamentarians on Tuesday morning: "This is not a good thing as people have elected MPs to represent them in the House". Now the government has to bring a new amended bill, which must be passed by the Lok Sabha as well.

The Opposition's amendments were passed by 74 to 52 votes.

"Sonu Yadav is a party booth worker, and just as I go to eat at any other place, I went to his house and had food..." The party president has taken a serious note of it. The amendment sought to increase the number of members from three to five, including a woman and a minority candidate of OBC category. The situation left leader of the house Arun Jaitley and MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi virtually helpless.

The BJP will ask its MPs absent from the Rajya Sabha on Monday for an explanation, the news agency PTI reported. The BJP's strength is 56 while the ruling block enjoys the support of 88 members, counting 10 JD (U) MPs.

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Among those absent in the Rajya Sabha yesterday include ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Smriti Irani, Vijay Goel, Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, M J Akbar, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ramdas Athawale. He said Kumar himself had ended the Janata Dal-United's alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and resigned.

Sitaram Yechury of the CPM said that Rajya Sabha members were not even informed about the inauguration.

While it has not been officially confirmed, all these MLCs are likely to join the BJP during Shah's presence in the next three days.

The Upper House passed the bill Monday night without a clause on composition and power of the proposed National Commission for Backward Classes which it wants to empower constitutionally. But soon the two understood the folly that it would lead to not having the Backward Classes Commission in force as the constitutional bill is already in limbo.

Training his guns at congress party, Shah, on Sunday said that it is very important for political parties to have internal democracy.

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