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I’ve been focusing on #Pakistan and #CPEC recently, but wanted to tell you all about this article on #India that @WilfriedSwenden and I published recently. In it we assess Lijphart’s claim that India should be coded as consociational 1/n.
Wilfried and I aren't the first ones to do this but we use new data, some from @TCPD_Ashoka to assess power sharing in #India in relation to #religion #caste, #territory and #language 2/n
In relation to the Union #Cabinet we find that #Muslims are under-represented according to their proportion of the population and that this is getting worse 3/n #India Deviation from proportionality in Indian cabinet based on religion 1947-2018
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On this #AprilFoolsDay, recounting some instances from #Parliament which had us fooled in the last one year:

1. Delaying discussing #FinanceBill for almost a week and then passing it without discussion in #LokSabha, because #Parliament had to be shut due to #COVID outbreak
2. On last day of curtailed #BdgetSession in #RajyaSabha, 7 Money Bills were returned in 5 hours, with 2 Appropriation Bills and all 154 clauses and 5 schedules of Finance Bill put to vote together without any discussion and cleared in 5 minutes

3. Sending #DataProtection Bill to specially constituted Joint Parliament Committee headed by a BJP MP instead of already existing Standing Committee headed by an Opposition MP

#AprilFoolsDay instances from #Parliament
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Currently in discussion in #LokSabha: The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020.

The Bill seeks to merge three Ayurveda institutes into one- Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda. The Bill also declares it as an institution of National Importance.

It will be situated in the campus of Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.

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Why Former #CJI #Gogoi 's nomination to #RajyaSabha is not unprecedented...

CJ Fazal Ali
CJ Patna HC (1943-64)
Judge, Supreme Court (1951- 30 May 1952)
Governor Odisha (7 June 1952-54) (1/6)
- CJ M. C. Chagla
CJ Bombay HC (1947-58)
Ambassador of India to USA (1958-61)
High Commissioner of India to UK (1962-63)
Education Minister (1963-66)
MEA (1966-67) (2/6)
- Justice K. S. Hegde
#RajyaSabha (1952-57)
Judge SC (1967)
#LokSabha (1977) from Janata Party
LS Speaker (1977-80)

- CJI Koka Subba Rao
CJ AP HC (1956-58)
CJI (1966-67)
(contested President of India election in 1967) (3/6)
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Not a single incident post 2300 hours on 25.2.2020. We said discussion after Holi, so that no flare up again. and let police carry out investigation so that facts can emerge. So that peace remains in Delhi: Home Minister @AmitShah in Lok Sabha. Therefore sought discussion on 11th
In Lok Sabha @AmitShah seeks `protection' (संरक्षण) of Speaker @ombirlakota to be able to make his statement. Shah praises @DelhiPolice for handling riots in an area where population is 20 lakh. Population of #Delhi 1.70 crore. Police kept riots restricted to 12 police stn areas.
Violence in Delhi remained restricted to 36 hours. 1400 hours on 24th Feb to 2300 hours on 25th Feb. @DelhiPolice did not let violence spread beyond 12 police station areas (in parts of east Delhi): @AmitShah in Lok Sabha clarifies he did not go to #TajMahal w/ @realDonaldTrump.
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Earlier, in #LokSabha, FM also outlined a 7-point plan to boost consumption:

1. Minimum Support Price (MSP) increased for all mandated Rabi and Kharif crops for 2019-20

2. PM- KISAN extended to all farmers irrespective of holding size. Rs. 50,000 cr has reached 8.1 cr farmers.
3. To extend social security, the government has approved a new scheme for providing pension to the trader community.

4. GST rate on all electric vehicles reduced to 5% from 12%.

#BudgetSession2020 #BudgetSession
5. Dividend Distribution Tax has been removed

6. Corporate tax will also give money in the hands of people who are retail shareholders

7. Alternative personal income tax rates will benefit and give more money for consumption


#BudgetSession2020 #BudgetSession
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In #LokSabha, FM outlined a 13-point plan to improve public and private investments:

1. The amendment to IBC helped fast tracking the insolvency resolution process

2. Rs.103 lakh cr worth of projects have been announced in the National Infrastructure Pipeline

3. Reduced corporate tax rate for domestic companies to 22% without any exemptions; Minimum Alternative Tax removed

4. Infusion of Rs. 60,314 crore till November 2019 into public sector banks

5. Strong banks are an imperative to achieve the $5 trillion economy. Efficiency gains from the consolidation of public banks exercise is expected to bring down the cost of lending

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Congress moves adjournment motion in Lok Sabha against BJP MP Anant Hegde for his statement calling Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom struggle “Drama”

Parliament LIVE blog:

#LokSabha adjourned till noon

Parliament LIVE blog:
Opposition MPs raise slogans against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Rajya Sabha.
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A detailed thread on the life and facts of #BharathRatna Sri #AtalBihariVajpayee Ji: A visionary, statesman, politician, leader of people, and loved by all. In his political career which spanned several decades, he created a legacy which will ensure that he'll never be forgotten.
A respectable figure & one of the greatest politicians of India. Also known as the “#BhishmaPitamah” of Indian politics,#AtalJi's personality was able to win over not only all the countrymen but also his oppositions. He was a gem of a politician who always put his #country first.
He was born on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior.

His father was Pandit Krishan Bihari Vajpayee.

He was a teacher. His mother's name was Krishna.

He studied at Victoria College, Gwalior, which is now Laxmibai College. He joined the RSS as a student & became a national level debater.
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🔴🔴🔴Long Thread 🔴🔴🔴

Topic: The #NRC v #CAB Debate

Given the umpteen opinions and point of views surrounding NRC and CAB, I wanted to write a simple and neutral point of view on these 2 bills, covering pros & cons of the same.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
Before I start. If any of you notice glaring errors or misjudgement in my thread, I'm more than happy to hear you. But let's keep the thread / replies civil.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
Firstly, let's see what each bill stands for.

NRC - Now only limited to Assam focuses on deciding the citizenship of those living in #Assam by judging their residentship/presence (or that of their ancestors) before March 24, 1971.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
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In May 2019 the IAF intercepted an #AN32 aircraft flying in from #Karachi. All of North India’s missile defense systems were activated and it was force landed in Jaipur. What was the CARGO of this mysterious aircraft? Why was this entire issue buried?…
IAF radars detected an Antonov aircraft crossing into Indian airspace from an unauthorized point near #Gujarat. The aircraft’s transponder was ON but deviation from standard route raised red flags. When IAF tried to contact the plane, it didn’t respond.…
The Air Force scrambled 2 fully armed Sukhoi fighter jets to intercept this aircraft. The Air Force claims that the AN-12 did not initially respond on the international distress frequency or to the visual signals by the scrambled Sukhoi fighters.…
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Ingenious Trickery – Draft National Education Policy 2019…
Excuse me for the Self Retweet...
The reverse counting has begun to pass this dangerous law. #Nep2019
नई शिक्षा नीति 2019 लागू की जाती है तो यह सरे आम होगा...

डॉ कस्तुरीरंगन समिति की स्पष्ट सिफारिश है कि शिक्षण संस्थानों को पूर्ण स्वायत्तता दी जाए.
और शिक्षा को फिलान्थ्रोफी के माध्यम से निजी संस्थानों को सौंप दिया जाए.
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Adhir Ranjan Choudhury in Lok Sabha (words to this effect): If Indira Gandhi did Shimla Agreement & Atal Behari Vajpayee did Lahore declaration then how is this (#Article370) internal issue, #UNMOGIP monitoring situation. @AmitShah asks if this is official position of @INCIndia.
@AmitShah @INCIndia Bifurcation of state internal issue. Since @UN monitoring J&K. S Jaishankar told Pompeo J&K is bilateral with Pakistan. Says it is a fundamental issue. Congress wants to know: Adhir Ranjan Choudhury in LS. (@AmitShah: Congress leader in LS asks #Kashmir accession was taken to #UN
@AmitShah @INCIndia @UN Home Min @AmitShah: J&K IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF INDIA. No doubt in that. Clear from Constitution. PoK is also ours. जान दे देंगे इसके लिए। क्यों न aggressive हूं। When I say J&K, I mean PoK & Aksaichin too. Borders specified, Shah adds. Heated exchange with @INCIndia in #LokSabha
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Extended session
Day 36

#RajyaSabha starts
Papers being tabled right now

Amit Shah can be seen
As per reports he is set to make a statement on situation in #JammuAndKashmir

Chair makes an announcement
Surendra Singh Nagar, Sanjay Seth, Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigned

Chair accepted their resignation as he found those voluntary and they were not willing to reconsider

Chair then reads out hours allotted for discussion of pending Bills

Chair then announces that #Parliament Building has completed 92 years, calls it temple of #democracy

Appeals to PM to expand and modernize #Parliament House in run up to India's celebration of 75th year in 2022
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Extended Session
Day 31

Agenda in #LokSabha

-1 Bill for introduction
Dam Safety Bill

-2 Bills for consideration and passing
Nat'l Medical Commission Bill
Repealing and Amending Bill

#LokSabha starts
Azam Khan apologizes for his comments made to the female MP Chairing during debate on #TripleTalaq Bill

Minister Prahlad Joshi asks him to apologize properly

Akhilesh Yadav intervenes brings up #Unnao, argues BJP always say 'Jai Shri Ram', not 'Jai Siya Ram'
Rama Devi, BJP MP, who was chairing the session at the time when Azam Khan had made the controversial remark blamed Azam Khan for habitually saying such things and demanded a strong apology

Finally, #Speaker intervenes and settles the matter

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It's not just in India then. But #India under #ModiSarkar2 may be even further along on the trial-to-rollout pathway. @MahuaMoitra has done us a service by putting it on the #LokSabha record.…
Now read this paragraph from Fintan O'Toole's essay and tell me you do not recognise recent events in #India.
Then, I invite you to read this paragraph. Again tell me you do not recognise recent or even ongoing events in India.
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On Thursday, #LokSabha passed the contentious #TripleTalaqBill criminalizing instant #talaq (divorce) by #Muslim men, with a jail term of up to three years for the husband. In this THREAD I try to break down different scenarios for you to understand its consequences:
Consider the following different scenarios when a Husband pronounces Triple Talaq instantly:

1) An intoxicated or/and angry husband pronounces 3 talaqs at one go. He later realises his follies and seeks fatwa from ulama as the couple want to stay together
(laughable as it may appear, this is often the case).

Hanafi Fiqh says instant triple talaq will dissolve the marriage, others, most notably Salafis disagree. Now SC too affirmed that instant TT will not annul the marriage.
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पप्पू और गप्पू की झप्पी का झोल

तो क्या यह मान लिया जाए की थेरेसा मे ने धर्म परिवर्तन कर लिया है? या फिर यह समझा जाए की हमारे मठाधीश चर्च ऑफ़ इंग्लैंड के मार्गदर्शन में हमारे मठ-मंदिरों का नियन्त्रण करेंगे?

कल सदन में उठाए गये सारे मुद्दे ही अति महत्व-पूर्ण थे, लेकिन एक बात जो हमारे हलक से नीचे नही उतर रही, वो ये की नोटबंदी का इतना महत्वपूर्ण मुद्दा राहुल जी ने उठाया तो, लेकिन वो भी सिर्फ एक लाइन? वो इससे क्या साबित करना चाहते थे?…
क्या Rahul Gandhi को नोटबंदी में हुए साजिश का एहसास नही है? या एहसास होते हुए भी वो Parliament में मौन ही रहना पसन्द कर रहें हैं? क्यूँ वो खुले मंच पे #MonsoonSession में #DeLaRue का का नाम नही ले रहें है? क्या उनको कोई डर सता रहा है?…
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#CongressMuktBharat - How @INCIndia plans to “divide” India via @CamAnalytica - A twitter series! #CongressDividesIndia
#CongressMuktBharat In its proposal to @INCIndia - @CamAnalytica wants to divide India according to our behavioral psychology- basically psycho analysis of every individual - @divyaspandana #CongressDividesIndia
#CongressMuktBharat @CamAnalytica plan to divide India for @INCIndia - detailed for states & #LokSabha #2019 #CongressDividesIndia
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