List of Politics Events on December-1998

3- December-1998 Maganbhai Kasundra, (50), Gujarat Minister, dies following a heart attack at his residence in Gandhinagar.
4- December-1998 Sonia Gandhi said the Congress(I) was prepared to meet the challenge of contesting a mid-term poll if it was forced on the country. But it would not take any initiative to pull down the BJP-led coalition.
5- December-1998 Jaswant Singh and Pramod Mahajan take over as the new Foreign Minister and Minister for Information and Broadcasting. Jagmohan takes over as Minister for Communications.
7- December-1998 A. B. Vajpayee questions Pakistan's decision to hand over part of occupied Kashmir to China and says the area belongs to India.
14- December-1998 The Government introduces the controversial Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha.
16- December-1998 The Government introduces in the Rajya Sabha the Patents (Amendments) Bill 1998 amid Left protests.
17- December-1998 P. M. Sayeed of the Congress(I) was unanimously elected Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
18- December-1998 Sonia Gandhi hints that the Congress(I) is not keen on forming Government at the Centre with the help of other parties and that it would prefer to return to power on its own strength.
22- December-1998 Janata Dal's S. Jaipal Reddy selected for the ''best parliamentarian award'' for 1998.
22- December-1998 The Patents Bill gets Rajya Sabha approval.
28- December-1998 India and Sri Lanka sign an agreement to establish a bilateral free trade area, after the visiting Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee, have sorted out the differences that held up the negotiations on it in the past.