Without backing up Jairam Ramesh directly, Manish Shankar Aiyar on Thursday said the Congress needed to focus on new ideas and strategies.
Asked whether he was suggesting that action be taken against Ramesh, Moily said, “That is a different matter. It is for the appropriate persons to decide. I don’t think it can be tolerated. The party should have zero tolerance for indiscipline.”
Omar Abdullah took to twitter and said, “The myth of opposition unity has been systematically shown for what it is- a chimera. It’s each 1 (one) for themselves in 2019 & 5 (five) more years 2 (to) BJP.”
“We have to understand we are up against Mr Modi, Mr Shah. And they think differently, they act differently, and if we are not flexible in our approach, we will become irrelevant, frankly,” Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said.
Rajya Sabha MP and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh stressed that ‘probity in public life’, ‘accountability to the people’ and ‘transparency’ are essential requisites for India’s democracy, while calling for Vice-Presidential nominee Venkaiah Naidu to come clean on the allegations of corruption.
Speaking at diamond jubilee celebrations of the Kerala legislative assembly, the former union minister also highlighted the key role played by Indira Gandhi in preserving the Silent Valley rain forest
Jairam Ramesh insists his book ‘Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature’, a new “unconventional” biography is not an attempt at “reinterpreting” or “revising” her personality but to bring out a relatively unknown side of her
The book showcases how Indira Gandhi led India to the path of conservation and made it a priority of economic development.
Claiming that the people of the two southern states were “healthier” and “lived longer” than their counterparts in Gujarat, Jairam Ramesh said, “The percentage of kids immunised is much lower in Gujarat than in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.”
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.