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 My BookShelf
"THE INDIAN PARLIAMENT-
A Comparative Perspective"

Edited by Ajay K. Mehra
Gert W. Kueck
"Fifty Years of Indian Parliament Editor - G.C Malhotra
"Need to Regulate the Working of Political Parties"
Published by Lok Sabha
Secretariat, New Delhi, 2002.

`India and the Media Boom’, Think India Quarterly, January- March, 2003

Parliament, Courts and Media, Dialogue Quarterly,
October –December, 2005,
Astha Bharati, New Delhi

 
 




Annexure I - List of Government Schemes and Institutions named after the Nehru-Gandhis submitted to CEC
Annexure II - Text of complaint to CEC
Annexure III - Election Commission's Reply
   
  The Impact!
EC, Cong get taste of Maya medicine

BSP says Cong spent public money to promote ‘Nehru-Gandhi brand’
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Dr. A. Surya Prakash

Dr. A. Surya Prakash is an author and Columnist and a leading commentator on Indian constitutional and parliamentary issues and governance. Apart from his pioneering work on Parliament, Dr.Surya Prakash is known for his well-researched interventions on national political issues. A. Surya Prakash has held key positions in ......
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  Recent Articles
 
 
 
SPECIALS
    ARTICLE 331 NEEDS A RE-LOOK: OPEN LOK SABHA NOMINATIONS TO PARSIS ALSO
 
 
ELECTION 2014
  Verdict 2014: Sonia-Manmohan punished for decade-long contempt for Hindu majority
The Graceless Nehru-Gandhis: Devoid of Democratic Etiquette, BHARATIYATA
NO LOP? SO WHAT? THERE WAS NO LOP IN NEHRU, INDIRA DAYS AS WELL!
Why do our Election Commissioners Remind us That They are Sonia-Manmohan Appointees?
India looks for a Prime Minister who is the anti-thesis of Manmohan Singh
The "Amethi Model of Development"!
The Congress and the Hijacker
Congress Manifesto - A Party of the Family, by the Family and for
   the Family

The Plight of Congress – Na Ghar Ka, Na Ghat Ka
 
 
 
OUR CONSTITUTION, OUR INSTITUTIONS
 
 
Think small on big issues
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
   
The Congress's disdain for norms in governance and for opinions other than those of the family that virtually controls the party is well-known. It was, therefore, no great surprise to see the dismissive attitude of the Manmohan Singh Government to the salutary suggestion made by BJP veteran LK Advani that the Government appoint a collegium to select the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners.
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OUR DEMOCRACY, OUR REPRESENTATIVES
 
 
Now, for a law to stop allies from defecting
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
   
As expected, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, the candidate of the United Progressive Alliance has won the presidential election by a comfortable margin. Given the relative strengths of the UPA and its main rival — the National Democratic Alliance — in the electoral college and the support he received from parties outside these two formations, Mr Mukherjee's victory was a foregone conclusion. However, some political developments during the presidential campaign and soon thereafter have raised doubts about the stability of coalitions at the federal level from here on and its implications on governance.
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THE NEHRU-GANDHIS AND OUR DEMOCRACY
 
  Articles
Twist facts to tarnish Rao
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
   
The Congress refuses to accept the contribution of Narasimha Rao as Prime Minister in rescuing Punjab from terror and saving the economy. This appears to be the Rao-bashing season. Although the Congress's ungrateful leaders and the pseudo-secular brigade do not need any specific reason or occasion to run down PV Narasimha Rao's phenomenal contribution to India, the last fortnight has seen a rash of stories which show the former Prime Minister in poor light.
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THE SECULAR AND THE PSEUDO-SECULAR
 
 
The great divide
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
   
Hindus and Muslims lived amicably in undivided India until Britain colonised the country, promoted conflict between the two communities, pursued a policy of divide and rule and eventually presided over the division of the country before exiting from the subcontinent. This is the standard narrative of many Left-leaning historians who shut their eyes to historical truths and moulded history to suit their ideological predilections.
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GOVERNANCE
 
 
Disgraceful, insulting, unfortunate. Wow!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
   
Last week, BJP stalwart LK Advani described the United Progressive Alliance Government as “illegitimate” in the context of the ‘cash for votes' scandal of 2008, when an attempt was made to buy the loyalty of Opposition MPs during a trust vote in Parliament. Congress president Sonia Gandhi reacted wildly to the accusation, leading to much acrimony and adjournment of the House.
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