Manoj C.G


Manoj C G is a Senior Assistant Editor. He writes on politics. He has worked with the PTI before joining The Indian Express in 2008.


Congress appoints Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh state chief
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Assembly elections are due in Madhya Pradesh in 2019 and the Congress high command had been unable to finalise the reshuffle because of pulls and pressures from various factions. 

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Dissent in Congress, two former Law Ministers question move — and its motive
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not sign the petition. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh too were not signatories.

CPM amends draft, drops ‘no understanding’ with Congress
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

The draft political resolution was presented by Prakash Karat on the first day of the party’s 22nd national conference in Hyderabad earlier this week. It was also supported by the party’s central committee in January.

CPM’s 22nd Congress: Amid rift over political resolution, call for secret ballot
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Sources said in all likelihood there will be voting to clinch the matter on Friday, given that both sides led by Karat and Yechury are sticking to their positions and showing no signs of backing down.

Opposition parties meet today for final call on CJI impeachment
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

The meeting holds significance as it comes a day after the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Misra dismissed petitions seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya.

Rift widens between Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat factions over political resolution
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

For the first time after its 1988 Calcutta Congress, general secretary Sitaram Yechury presented an alternative minority view.

RSS represents fascist tendencies and trends, controls this govt: Sitaram Yechury
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

"The Tripura election was a big setback to us. One thing is clear: the BJP succeeded in building a total anti-Left front," Sitaram Yechury said.

Karnataka elections: Rahul meets leaders denied tickets in bid to pacify them
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Former Union minister K Rahman Khan hit out at the state leadership and CM Siddaramaiah, claiming senior leaders were not consulted and old loyalists were sidelined in favour of those who joined the Congress with the CM.

After Narmada Parikrama, Digvijaya Singh to embark on MP Parikrama
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Back to active politics after the six-month break, Singh is itching to make his presence felt politically in his home state. Talking to The Indian Express, he said he was not interested in becoming the Chief Minister if the Congress is voted back to power.

Chair should have power to suspend unruly MPs in Rajya Sabha: PJ Kurien
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

The Lok Sabha rules give the Speaker powers to suo motu suspend such MPs.

Mallikarjun Kharge (Congress) makes it official: No impeachment of CJI Dipak Misra
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Over the last few days, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, had collected signatures from at least 60 MPs — from the Congress, Left, NCP, SP and BSP — to move an impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India.

Mallikarjun Kharge interview: ‘House disrupted by 15-20 people, govt is encouraging them’
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

The House is disrupted by only 15-20 people. Who is encouraging them? The government is encouraging them, says Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge

Anti-graft Bill vs debate: Rajya Sabha adjourns 10 times in three hours
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day in the morning itself without transacting any business due to disruptions.

Congress vote share down by 60% in UP, but finds comfort in BJP’s loss
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

On a day the party’s 2014 vote share in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies went down by around 60 per cent, AICC general secretary in charge of UP, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said the results were a signal to “progressive forces” to unite to defeat the BJP.

Opposition leaders come together for dinner at Sonia Gandhi’s home, say it’s a good sign
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

A dinner hosted by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Tuesday brought together 20 parties, including the Congress, as leaders of state-level political opponents like the Left and Trinamool Congress, SP and BSP, dined together.

Congress list of 10 leaves out all outgoing MPs, except Singhvi
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

The Congress wanted to accommodate one or two seniors in Karnataka, while Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was reportedly against giving tickets to an outsider in an election year.

How Telangana demand led to bifurcation
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

A year prior to the merger, the Andhra Assembly had passed a resolution promising to safeguard the interests of the Telangana region.

Rahul Gandhi set to visit Singapore, Malaysia
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

In both the countries, he will have interactive sessions with students on the lines of the one he had at UC Berkeley in the US, meetings with business leaders and address Indian community gatherings.

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma: ‘This is NPP-led govt, and decisions overall will be made from our side’
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

Conrad, son of former Lok Sabha Speaker and Union minister late P A Sangma, is currently a Lok Sabha member from Tura, and is heading a 12-member Cabinet.

Conrad Sangma sworn in as Meghalaya Chief Minister
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

The National People’s Party-led five-party coalition has been named the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA).