All stories by Archis Mohan
Amid Raj crisis, Union minister to face credit scam probeRediff.com24 Jul 2020
Court orders probe into Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat's role in a complaint linked to Sanjivani Credit Cooperative Society, in which thousands of investors allegedly lost Rs 900 crore a year ago.
Parliament's monsoon session likely in SeptemberRediff.com4 Jul 2020
The plan involves the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha seating half of their members in their respective chambers, reports Archis Mohan.
SARC & Associates appointed as auditors of PM CARES FundRediff.com13 Jun 2020
The firm, headed by Sunil Kumar Gupta, was appointed auditors of the PM's National Relief Fund in 2019, reports Archis Mohan
Social distancing throws spanner in holding monsoon session of ParliamentRediff.com10 Jun 2020
Officials have said the national capital lacked a convention centre big enough to seat so many MPs and adhere to social distancing norms. Additionally, holding a 'virtual session' looks slims as any change in the rules requires a motion to be carried in both the Houses of Parliament.
Privatisation against national interest: RSS-backed unionRediff.com17 May 2020
The government was going in the "wrong direction" and it was "highly condemnable" that it did not discuss the proposed changes with trade unions and other stakeholders, says BMS, trade union arm of the RSS.
Many MPs not keen to donate funds to PM CARESRediff.com2 Apr 2020
Many feel that the money from their MPLADS should go directly to a district hospital in their respective constituencies rather than a central fund like PM CARES. Archis Mohan reports.
Bengal becomes 4th state to pass anti-CAA resolutionRediff.com28 Jan 2020
Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan are the other three states to pass a resolution opposing the contentious legislation, reports Archis Mohan.
What BJP wants in Budget: Not tax cut, but solutions to 'real problems'Rediff.com24 Jan 2020
Sources said much has been done to ease the tax burden of the middle classes in the last five years, and that such a measure affects only a limited segment of people when the focus should be to put money in rural areas. Archis Mohan reports.
GST compensation: States plan political battle over delayed allocationRediff.com9 Dec 2019
States are planning to pass resolutions in their legislative assemblies; however, such tactics will be used as the last resort if the Centre continues to stall allocations.
How Oppn plans to fight Citizenship Amendment BillRediff.com9 Dec 2019
Opposition parties, though resigned to the fact that they lack the numbers to defeat or stall the bill in the two Houses, have decided upon different tactics that they would employ to highlight their reasons for opposing it.
Opposition comes up with plan to fight Citizenship BillRediff.com6 Dec 2019
Unsure about having the numbers in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and other parties have decided they will create awareness about the "divisive" nature of the proposed legislation, reports Archis Mohan.
RSS arm says divestment of Air India, BPCL was 'uncalled for'Rediff.com2 Dec 2019
In a resolution passed at its national assembly in Haridwar, the SJM said the Modi government's proposed strategic divestment of PSEs was an "imprudent business decision" and "against national interest".
'We have brought down naxal violence by 40%'Rediff.com27 Nov 2019
As the Congress party prepares to launch protests against the economic slowdown, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel tells Archis Mohan that his state has escaped its effects as his government has pursued policies that have put money in the pockets of workers, farmers, housewives and tribals, which has helped spur demand.
Blow to BJP in Jharkhand as alliance with AJSU collapsesRediff.com15 Nov 2019
The 19-year-old partnership ended after the ruling party refused to accede to the ally's demand for 17 of 81 seats.
RCEP: 'India has enough bargaining chips'Rediff.com13 Nov 2019
'RCEP may be in India's long-term interest, but it is certainly not in India's short-term and medium-term interest.'
After Art 370, Ayodhya, will Sangh aim for Uniform Civil Code?Rediff.com11 Nov 2019
A small step in this direction was taken with making triple talaq a punishable offence in the last Parliament session. But UCC is difficult to implement, reports Archis Mohan.
Can Dushyant Chautala claim Devi Lal's legacy?Rediff.com5 Nov 2019
In the years to come, Dushyant may need to compete for the leadership of the Jat community with Hooda's son Deepender, and other Jat leaders, reports Archis Mohan.
'Don't make my Kashmir a graveyard'Rediff.com4 Nov 2019
'The decision of August will have to be taken back. This is our resolve. When it will happen, how it will happen, the judge of our case are the people of this country.'
Modi may expand ministryRediff.com4 Nov 2019
The reshuffle could take place before the start of the winter session of Parliament.
Poll results may spell trouble for Team RahulRediff.com25 Oct 2019
The assembly election results are likely to put a lid on the impending battle the old guard and young Turks, strengthen the hands of the veterans, and force the younger leaders to negotiate a truce. Archis Mohan reports.
Economic slump not a buzzword in AurangabadRediff.com20 Oct 2019
The tepid economy has hit most sectors, from automobile and pharmaceutical industries in the district to its tourist footfall, reports Archis Mohan
52 errors in J-K Act: Cabinet Secretary foxed by typos in notesRediff.com29 Sep 2019
Following several instances of poor drafting of Cabinet notes and bills in the recent past, on September 11, the Cabinet Secretariat wrote to all ministries and departments to read up paragraph 55 of the 'Handbook of Writing Cabinet Notes'. Archis Mohan reports.
Street fight, not social media: Sonia's revival planRediff.com13 Sep 2019
Congress president implored the party to have a 'concrete agitational agenda' to go directly to the people instead of merely being aggressive on social media.
100 days of Modi 2.0: Govt to show it fulfilled promisesRediff.com7 Sep 2019
BJP would observe the next 10 days -- from Sunday to September 17, the birthday of the PM -- as 'seva parva'.
Rahul to follow Rajiv's path to connect with peopleRediff.com13 Aug 2019
Rahul Gandhi and young leaders close to him are planning to connect with party workers on the ground and are preparing to embark on a nationwide yatra, reports Archis Mohan.
Will this be the 'most productive' Parliament session?Rediff.com4 Aug 2019
Union ministers said Parliament passing over two dozen Bills was evidence of increased productivity of Narendra Modi government 2.0.
BJP's total assets swell by 22%, Cong sees 15% fallRediff.com1 Aug 2019
According to a report by the Association of Democratic Reforms, the ruling party's assets rose to Rs 1,483.35 crore in 2017-18 over its previous financial year's declaration of Rs 1,213 crore.
A rare politician with immense graceRediff.com22 Jul 2019
In her death, the Congress has lost a leader who brought old world grace to politics but was open to new ideas.
Will Congress see a non-Gandhi at its helm?Rediff.com2 Jul 2019
Senior leaders Sushil Kumar Shinde and Mallikarju Kharge could be elected as next party chief.
Manmohan retires from Rajya SabhaRediff.com15 Jun 2019
Will DMK send former PM to the Rajya Sabha next month?
BJP membership drive to focus on Bengal, SouthRediff.com14 Jun 2019
The exercise would culminate into the election of a successor to Amit Shah.
How Amit Shah delivered 303 seats to ModiRediff.com7 Jun 2019
For the 2019 polls, the BJP chief deployed over 7,000 leaders to oversee the work of polling committees on the over 400 seats the BJP contested. These committees were asked to focus on 120 seats the party had lost in 2014, but believed it could win in 2019.
Modi's message in portfolios for new ministersRediff.com1 Jun 2019
He dropped those perceived to be non-performers or whose integrity came into question, and also where it was felt they needed to learn a lesson or two in humility.
Young Dalits waiting for a new icon in UPRediff.com26 May 2019
Jatav youth ask tough questions about surgical strikes, expenditure on statues and organising of the Kumbh festival.
Modi's new Cabinet: Shah may debut, Jaitley uncertainRediff.com24 May 2019
Will it be home or defence for Amit Shah?
EC seized cash, liquor worth Rs 3450 cr during LS pollRediff.com20 May 2019
This is thrice of what agencies seized during the 2014 Lok Sabha poll process, reports Archis Mohan.
1500 candidates with criminal cases in frayRediff.com14 May 2019
As many as 1,500, or 19 per cent, of all candidates contesting the Lok Sabha polls, face criminal cases, according to an analysis by election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
The rise of a nephew in Mayawati's BSPRediff.com30 Apr 2019
The journey for 24-year-old Akash Anand would be much tougher, because dynastic succession goes against the grain of Dalit politics that B R Ambedkar founded.
BJP woos NDA allies to keep numbers intactRediff.com27 Apr 2019
The BJP's rediscovery of its allies, including the PM touching the feet of Parakash Singh Badal, would be interpreted as the party's efforts to keep its flock together if it falls short of the majority mark on May 23.
The Mahant keen to take on Modi in VaranasiRediff.com24 Apr 2019
One of Modi's foremost critics will contest if he is the common candidate of a united Opposition, but fielded by the Congress.