Ramesh says the expectation that TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao’s would merge his party in the Congress could also have encouraged the UPA to bifurcate the state.
Ramesh also said that in the last two years since Modi became prime minister there has been a “vast gap” between what was promised and delivered and what was said and done and the opposition needed to “exploit” it fully.
Addressing mediapersons, Ramesh, AICC general secretary, said that GSPC was awarded a KG block in 2003 for gas exploration by Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government.
Addressing mediapersons here, the former Union minister said the CAG had rapped GSPC for investing Rs 19,576 crore in a Krishna-Godavari (KG) block for gas exploration.
He also objected to the PIL on the ground that there was no violation of any fundamental right of the Congress leader and hence a writ petition under Article 32 was not maintainable.
“Besides, Swamy is in the habit of making wild allegations without substantiating them. That is his only claim to fame,” said Jairam Ramesh.
The Supreme Court Monday called for the Attorney General’s views on a PIL filed by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, challenging the decision to treat Aadhaar Bill as a money bill.
Once the Lok Sabha passes a money Bill with or without amendments recommended by Rajya Sabha, it is deemed to have been passed by both the Houses.
The NGT had last week imposed an initial fine of Rs 5 crore on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s AOL for the damage being caused to the floodplains, but had allowed its World Culture Festival to go on as “fait accompli”.
Ramesh said he had checked the claim that the Juvenile Justice Bill of 1986 and African Development Bank Bill of 1983 had also been labelled money Bills and discovered that neither of them were money Bills.
The former Union minister is in Paris as part of an international parliamentary forum on climate change that holds a meeting every year alongside the annual climate conference.
That was the code name for the downward adjustment of the rupee in 1991 that kicked off economic reform.
While suggesting a graceful exit for leaders in the 70-plus category, the senior Congress leader emphasised that the transition process would be smooth and that Rahul will not treat seniors the way Modi treated his seniors in the party.
In a conversation with The Indian Express on Saturday, Ramesh suggested that the party needed to own up P V Narsimha Rao and his decisions of 1991.
Ramesh alleged that the move was an “insult to Parliament” as it was an attempt to bypass it by a government which “slept for seven long months” after coming to power”.