Amrit Tewari was a nominated councillor of the Municipal Corporation from 2011-2016. She was emeritus professor, former dean and head of Oral Health Sciences Centre of PGIMER, Chandigarh
He said electoral bonds will not increase transparency. On the contrary, these will perpetuate opacity in terms of funding and financing of India’s political system.
Tewari was interacting with a panel of experts and audience during the Chandigarh launch of his second book, Tidings of the Troubled Times.
At Manish Tewari book launch, Yashwant Sinha says he was aware that the “company in which I have been photographed will send some message…. But I must also say that I don’t really care because… I am past caring”.
In the foreword of the book, Tewari begins with a quote from a German Pastor at Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust victims in Jerusalem, which he says “sums up the Nazi monstrosity rather poignantly”.
Manish Tewari, however, cleared that the ‘Colloquial’ term used by him in his tweet was used to describe idiocity where a person had put Modi over Mahatma Gandhi.
“With an election in Gujarat around the corner, it does raise a question -and I hope this is not the case – that a state visit is actually being used for political purposes because the manner in which it is structured is rather awkward,” Manish Tewari told reporters.
Tewari was a member of the panel as minister of information and broadcasting along with former union ministers Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid, P Chidambaram, Ashwani Kumari and two others.
Congress leader Manish Tewari said, “All that President Trump has appreciated is the order placed by a private Indian aviation company to buy 100 airplanes from the United States which only helps in creating jobs in US.”
Citing the GDP growth figures released on Wednesday, Tewari said the performance of Indian economy has been the worst in the past 37 years.
The party also questioned Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s remarks that the NDA government has come up with a permanent solution to the Kashmir issue.
The Standing Committee report on Demands for Grants (2012-13), which was presented to the Lok Sabha on April 29, 2012, said: “As stated by the Secretary, the media report was based on wrong inferences, surmises and conjectures and is strongly dismissed.”
Kohli also attacked Tewari for “ignoring norms and traditions that have been respected for long” in revealing what was discussed in a meeting of a Parliamentary Committee.
Party rejects remarks, questions locus standi; Antony says ‘nothing to say’; Aiyar says ‘something’ did indeed happen. VK Singh says Tewari has ‘no work’.
Manish Tewari, while speaking at a book launch yesterday, said that the story is “unfortunate but true”.