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  • Misuse of Criminal Defamation Law: Madras HC

    Why in News Recently, the Madras High Court has held that public servants and constitutional functionaries cannot be allowed to misuse the law of...

    27 May 2020 State Legislature

  • Ordinance to Check APMCs: Gujarat

    Why in News Recently, Gujarat’s state government has cleared the Gujarat Agricultural Produce Markets (Amendment) Ordinance 2020. It has...

    12 May 2020 State Legislature

  • Constitutional Crisis in Maharashtra

    Why in News A constitutional crisis has occurred in Maharashtra that threatens the position of incumbent Chief Minister. Key Points The current...

    23 Apr 2020 State Legislature

  • Floor Test is Governor’s Discretion: SC

    Why in News Recently, the Supreme Court of India has held that a Governor can call for a floor test any time he/she objectively feels a government...

    14 Apr 2020 State Legislature

  • The Big Picture - Multiple State Capitals & Governance

    The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed the AP Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill, 2020. The Bill intends to...

    31 Mar 2020 State Legislature

  • Jammu University and Airport to be Renamed

    Key Points Resolutions have been passed to rename the Jammu Airport and the Jammu University after Hindu Dogra monarchs Maharaja Hari Singh and...

    03 Mar 2020 State Legislature

  • Gujarat’s Disturbed Areas Act

    Why in News The Gujarat government has announced that it would place parts of Khambhat, a town in Anand district under the Disturbed Areas (DA) Act...

    26 Feb 2020 State Legislature

  • Andhra Pradesh to Scrap Legislative Council

    Why in News The Andhra Pradesh (AP) assembly has passed a resolution to abolish the state’s Legislative Council. The Andhra Pradesh...

    28 Jan 2020 State Legislature

  • Annulment of Election of MLA

    Why in News Recently, the Allahabad High Court annulled the election of Mohammad Abdullah Azam Khan, as a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)...

    17 Dec 2019 State Legislature

  • Validity of Oaths taken by Ministers

    Why in News During the oath-taking ceremony of the new government, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra with other ministers has altered the oath by...

    03 Dec 2019 State Legislature

  • State Party Status by Election Commission of India

    Recently, the Jannayak Janta Party of Haryana has been granted the status of a recognised State party and has been allotted the symbol of...

    30 Nov 2019 State Legislature

  • Perils of Electoral Politics

    This article is based on “Preventing political coalitions of convenience” which was published in The Hindu on 27/11/2019. It talks...

    27 Nov 2019 State Legislature

  • Legislative Council

    Why in News There is a resolution by Odisha Legislative Assembly for the formation of a second chamber — the State Legislative Council....

    19 Nov 2019 State Legislature

  • Disqualification of Karnataka MLAs

    Why in News Recently, the Supreme Court upheld the disqualification of 17 dissident legislators approved by the then Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R....

    14 Nov 2019 State Legislature

  • The Big Picture – Anti-Defection Law & Karnataka Political Crisis

    Political defections aren’t anything new. Any single party alone cannot be held accountable for what happened in the two southern states of...

    25 Jul 2019 State Legislature

  • Whip in India

    The Supreme Court has recently said that the dissident legislators of Karnataka cannot be compelled to participate in the current Assembly session....

    20 Jul 2019 State Legislature

  • Pro-tem Speaker

    Virendra Kumar, seven-time MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, has been chosen as the pro-tem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. Pro-tem is a Latin...

    13 Jun 2019 State Legislature

  • Lapsing of Bills in Parliament

    The government will reintroduce the Bill that is lapsed after the dissolution of 16th Lok Sabha. There are 22 such Bills that have to be reintroduced...

    10 Jun 2019 State Legislature

  • Statehood Demand

    Introduction Modern states are large and complex with several cultural and economic problems and historical experiences add complexity to their...

    31 May 2019 State Legislature

  • Challenges for Federal Structure

    Instances of tussle between the agencies of central government and the state governments have now become common in India. The latest one in the...

    20 Apr 2019 State Legislature

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