Manoj C.G

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Pinarayi Vijayan’s new Kerala: Silicon Valley-type hubs
Mon, May 30, 2016

The Kerala government, he said, would also offer all “support” to industries and woo IT giants to create “Silicon Valley-like hubs”.

Left reviews Bengal poll performance, tie-up with Congress
Mon, May 30, 2016

The CPM central leadership was divided on the question of having an electoral understanding with the Congress with leaders like Prakash Karat and S Ramachandran Pillai opposing it.

Now in Meghalaya, Congress braces for Uttarakhand, Arunachal replay
Sat, May 28, 2016

Like in Arunachal and Uttarakhand, with the BJP waiting in the wings, the Congress dissidents have accused Sangma of “acting in a dictatorial fashion” and “taking decisions unilaterally”.

Red faces in Left over full-page ads of Pinarayi Vijayan’s swearing-in ceremony
Thu, May 26, 2016

The CPI, the second largest party in Kerala’s Left Democratic Front (LDF), also warned against a “personality cult”, saying it is not a practice followed by the Communist parties.

Puducherry: Narayanasamy wants to be CM, Congress divided
Thu, May 26, 2016

Narayanasamy did not contest the polls but, sources said, has entered the CM race claiming the support of a majority of MLAs.

Digvijaya Singh voices the unease in Congress: Gave post mortem report Feb ’15, no action yet
Fri, May 20, 2016

Time for introspection past, now it is time for action: Kerala MP Tharoor

CPM: Kerala can’t paper over Bengal cracks
Fri, May 20, 2016

Within hours of the debacle, the Sitaram Yechury-Prakash Karat fault line in the CPM deepened with Karat making clear that the electoral tie-up in West Bengal was “their tactics” and did not have approval of the the party central leadership.

Puducherry is Congress’ consolation win
Fri, May 20, 2016

In alliance with DMK, party avenges 2011 defeat at the hands of Rangasamy, who had quit Congress

Rajya Sabha Elections: Fresh faces or veterans? Cong weighs options
Thu, May 19, 2016

Party is certain of getting 7 seats, will try to win a seat each from Karnataka, UP

Congress backs Capt Amarinder, says Kishor has ‘no role’ in party matters
Tue, May 17, 2016

The AICC drew the line days after Kishor reportedly met two Punjab leaders who were expelled from the party, leaving Amarinder Singh livid.

Sharp Pranab blunting his edge? Uttarakhand makes Cong ask
Sun, May 15, 2016

On Uttarakhand, the Union Cabinet met late at night on March 26 to recommend President’s Rule on grounds that the High Court found very weak.

President’s rule in Uttarakhand revoked: Upbeat Congress looks at early elections
Thu, May 12, 2016

Prime Minister should tender apology in Parliament, says party.

Sonia Gandhi seems at home as she leads Congress fight back
Tue, May 10, 2016

Twelve years later, the AgustaWestland payoff scandal has once again brought Sonia Gandhi's Italian background to the political centre stage.

Agustawestland case: Either PM Modi is lying or Manohar Parrikar is, says Congress
Tue, May 10, 2016

Irate over Modi’s remarks against Sonia Gandhi, Congress MPs stall RS, stage walkout in Lok Sabha.

Then and now: Parties change tone on AgustaWestland chopper deal
Thu, May 05, 2016

What has changed, however, is the subtle changes in tone and tenor among several non-Congress Opposition parties, seemingly in keeping with the changed political climate and equation.

Eligibility criteria for panchayat polls: Azad brings private member’s bill to amend Constitution
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

On Friday, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had moved the amendment, introduced a private member’s bill in the Upper House to amend the Constitution.

VVIP chopper deal: Judgment not against us…hang me if they find anything against me, says Ahmed Patel
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

At the centre of the row over the AgustaWestland deal, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to the Congress chief, speaks to The Indian Express.

Uttarakhand: Supreme Court order dampens Harish Rawat’s birthday spirit
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The news of the Supreme Court order came while Rawat was busy meeting workers on his 68th birthday. His day had begun with a visit to the Tapkeshwar Shiva temple.

CPM leader Prakash Karat, BJP go to police over Derek O’Brien and morphed photo
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

The complaint has been filed against Mamata Banerjee, Subrata Bakshi and Derek O'Brien.

Armed with Uttarakhand HC order, Congress draws Parliament battlelines
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Uttarakhand crisis: "This is also a slap on the face of those in BJP who sought to dislodge an elected government..," said the Congress.

Congress renominates TN MLAs, keeps 8 tickets on hold
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

The Congress had five MLAs elected in 2011 but two of them later left along with G K Vasan.

‘Showcause sent to CM, not TMC’: BJP says remove CEO
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

“We have asked the EC to immediately remove the chief electoral officer of West Bengal who is unabashedly allowing the TMC to flagrantly violate electoral laws and the commission's orders," said BJP.

Month before Tamil Nadu polls, Congress faces Dalit unrest
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Twenty per cent seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Tamil Nadu Assembly.

Bring fresh faces into AICC, state units to revive party, says Youth Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Brar
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

He said it was time vice-president Rahul Gandhi took over as Congress president. “The sooner he takes over, the faster the Congress will improve,” Brar said.

UPA-I tried to dismiss Mulayam Singh Yadav govt, says H R Bhardwaj
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

An old Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist, Bhardwaj is upset because he has been sidelined by the Congress.

Himanta Biswa Sarma interview: Not religiously polarised but ethnically, yes
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

BJP’s campaign manager in Assam, formerly a Congress minister, expresses optimism in this conversation

West Bengal election 2016: Oppn goes to EC about TMC ‘terror’, ‘idle’ forces
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

While CPM alleges violence and booth capturing in various constituencies, Congress claims party candidate was beaten by TMC cadre.

Rahul Gandhi now holds focused meetings, is available on mail 24X7: Ambika Soni
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Interview with general secretary Ambika Soni, in-charge of Himachal, Uttarakhand, J&K.

Congress XS: The wait for Rahul Gandhi to step up leaves party in a limbo
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Indecision at the top, confusion in the middle, and the long wait for Rahul Gandhi to step up. MANOJ C G on what ails the party as rebellions, elections and a BJP on the hunt threaten to shrink it further

Tripura Opposition leader quits over ‘unethical’ Cong-Left tie-up in West Bengal
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

'You cannot adopt different policies against a particular party in different states,' said Sudip Roy Barman.

Kerala Elections: Behanan kept out, others Chandy pushed for are in
Tue, Apr 05, 2016

The four renominated are ministers K Babu, Adoor Prakash and K C Joseph, and Kochi MLA Dominic Presentation.

Kerala elections: Oommen Chandy prevails, 2 graft-tainted ministers set to get Congress tickets
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

The high command, sources said, did not want to antagonise Chandy who will be leading the Congress campaign although party vice-president Rahul Gandhi too was in favour of grounding people facing corruption charges.

Crisis in Kerala Congress intensifies
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

Sources said Sudheeran reiterated his demand that ministers K Babu and Adoor Prakash, whose names surfaced in bar bribery and solar scam scandals respectively, should not be renominated.

I challenge BJP to muster courage and call fresh elections: Ex-CM Harish Rawat
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

In an interview to Manoj C G, he speaks about the challenges he faces, and dares the BJP to call fresh elections.

Uttarakhand Govt Crisis: BJP willing to form govt, Cong tries to keep its flock together
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Congress alleges attempts to poach MLAs, intimidate them

High Court stays Uttarakhand assembly floor test till April 7
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

A division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice KM Joseph and Justice VK Bisht passed the order after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi filed a petition on behalf of the central government.