Tag: MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhry

Opposition Again Takes Out Jinn of Reservation in Parliament

{New Delhi}Opposition Again Takes Out Jinn of Reservation in Parliament
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Kalyan Banerjee (TMC) targeted the government, saying there has been an onslaught on SC and ST reservation since the Modi government came to power.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot will make a statement on the issue in Lok Sabha in the afternoon.
Opposition parties in Lok Sabha on Monday targeted the government over the Supreme Court order that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments, saying the Centre has failed to defend the reservation system.
Hitting back, the government said the Congress is trying to politicise a sensitive issue. “This is my charge that the Congress is politicising the sensitive issue,” Defence Minister and deputy leader of the House Rajnath Singh said.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi also urged Speaker Om Birla to expunge remarks made by opposition members against the government.
Birla said he would look into the issue.

Adhir Comes to Control Damage Done By “Walkaway” Comment

(Kolkata) Adhir Comes to Control Damage Done By Walkaway Comment
Congress Leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Wednesday stood by Rahul Gandhi and said politicians like Gandhi, who stepped down taking moral responsibility for the drubbing, are rare in Indian politics.
Several Congress leaders, both at the state and at the central levels, had criticised Rahul Gandhi for “walking away” from the party president’s post following its massive defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha poll.
The disgruntled leaders had claimed that Gandhi’s resignation has left both the suppporters and the leaders of the grand old party in the lurch.

Top Judicial Pillar Refuses To Support Undemocratic Plea Of a Parliamentarian

[New Delhi] Top Judicial Pillar Refuses To Support Undemocratic Plea Of Cong.Parliamentarian: SC asks MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhry to vacate Govt bungalow. Chowdhry Is MP From West Bengal
The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, challenging a Delhi High Court order refusing to stay his eviction from bungalow at New Moti Bagh
In an unusual order, the apex court rejected the plea of Chowdhury when his counsel mentioned the matter for urgent hearing and said that it is not going to list it and rather dismissed it at the threshold.
Bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur said, , “You are an MP and you want to stay in a bungalow to which you are not entitled. What kind of petition is this. You just vacate.”
The bench, also comprising justices A K Sikri and R Banumathi, took a strong note of the submission that Chowdhury was earlier never asked to vacate the premises and has been paying the market rent to the government.
“Do you mean to say that you will vacate only when they ask you to do so,” the bench said.
The high court had on February 3 rejected Chowdhury’s plea, saying he will have to vacate the property forthwith.
It had also turned down the MP’s oral prayer for alternative arrangement for the interim period, saying the new residence alloted to him at Humayun Road in Lutyen’s Delhi will take another 10-15 days to get ready for use.
The high court had refused to stay Chowdhury’s eviction, while upholding the single-judge bench order of February 1.
Chowdhury, a Lok Sabha member, had moved the court against the February 1 order dismissing his plea against the eviction, following which the authorities concerned had disconnected water and power supply to his bungalow at 14, New Moti Bagh , even as they started eviction proceedings against him.
Thereafter, Chowdhury rushed to court, which had earlier directed that status quo be maintained with regard to the eviction till February 3.
According to the Directorate of Estates, the MP has been allotted another house on Humayun Road and given sufficient time to vacate the ministerial bungalow which, it said, he was not entitled to. But Chowdhury did not vacate despite several reminders in the past, it had alleged.