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.

MPs with Panneerselvam go to EC: Sasikala named party gen secy illegally
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Sasikala was elected as AIADMK general secretary on December 29 by the party general council and not by the primary members, they pointed out.

On who to back in Tamil Nadu, President poll weighs on Congress mind
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The forthcoming Presidential elections appear to be weighing heavily on the mind of the Congress.

Tamil Nadu crisis: Congress to stay neutral in OPS-Sasikala fight
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

P Chidambaram, who had criticised Sasikala’s elevation as CM, is learnt to have opposed any truck with her.

Congress to boycott PM Modi for rest of session
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

At the AICC briefing, Sharma announced the decision to boycott the PM. Lashing out at Modi, he alleged that the PM is intolerant to criticism.

Rising unemployment powder keg: P Chidambaram
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha during a discussion on the Budget, Chidambaram said that the government was neither on the path of fiscal prudence nor on the path of wise Budget management.

As EC takes poll position, Congress questions the time
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The Indian Express explains organisational elections in Cong — process, history and how current situation was reached.

PM Modi’s reply was not a reply — it was an election speech, says CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

"PM Narendra Modi's reply was not a reply. It was a straight forward election speech aimed at his electorate in UP, Uttarakhand and Mizoram," said Yechury.

Human Development Index: ‘Gap remains between SCs, STs and other social groups’
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Overall unemployment has increased by approximately 31 per cent in the last 5 years.

President’s Speech: Opposition to move slew of amendments
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

CPM seeks mention of demonetisation deaths and amount of black money recovered after November 8.

First step in poll finance reform: Bonds for donors, cash cap down to Rs 2000
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Finance Ministry accepted the recommendation of the Election Commission (EC) which had proposed to the government to prohibit “anonymous contributions above or equal to the amount of Rs 2,000”.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: How friendships can help
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Four significant political manoeuvres in the states by Rahul Gandhi, the SP alliance being the latest, underscore a clear effort to shed the past and see the future — for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Once charged by Congress govt with inciting communal enmity, now Congress nominee
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Rawat promptly brought Chauhan into the party and gave him the ticket despite strong opposition from within.

Vinay Katiyar’s remarks on looks anger Priyanka
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Stating that the “BJP has insulted India’s womanhood”, Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.

Congress wanted 150 seats across state, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

According to Congress sources, Akhilesh had promised to give the Congress 142 seats before the Election Commission ruled in his favour on the ‘cycle’ symbol but scaled it down to 121 later.

Congress first list Uttarakhand: Harish Rawat to contest from two seats, many turncoats in Cong list of 63
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Uttarakhand Congress president Kishore Upadhyay was given ticket from Sahaspur seat instead of Tehri.

Uttar Pradesh polls: SP seat talks hit a wall as Congress gets ambitious
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

The SP had shown signs of driving a hard bargain when it announced its list of candidates for 208 seats, with 10 of these in seats held by the Congress.

UP alliance talks hit hurdle, Samajwadi Party list includes Congress seats
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Congress says SP move ‘unfortunate’, asks it to ‘honour’ agreement reached between the parties for UP elections

Alok Verma is new CBI chief, Congress objects
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The post of CBI Director has been lying vacant for over a month following Anil Sinha’s retirement on December 2.

Tamil Nadu govt waves Centre’s assurance of support, promises steps to hold Jallikattu
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Day 3: As thousands protest, AR Rahman, Viswanathan Anand join chorus

Before going official, Samajwadi Party, Congress bargain hard
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who till Tuesday was confident of working out the seat sharing arrangement in the next 48 hours, Wednesday said it could “even take 100 hours”.

Akhilesh, Azad say SP-Congress alliance on, seats being finalised
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Sources said efforts were also on to bring Ajit Singh’s RLD, a faction of Apna Dal, JD(U), NCP and even the Trinamool Congress on board to build a Bihar-style grand alliance against the BJP.

Congress opposes govt’s push for Alok Verma, cites ‘inexperience’ in CBI
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Verma has worked only with the Vigilance Bureau.

Uttar Pradesh elections: Congress-Akhilesh Yadav tie-up is next
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Uttar Pradesh elections: Alliance between the two parties is likely to be announced anytime soon.

Cycle or not, Congress, Akhilesh Yadav get ready for joint poll ride
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

However, with the Election Commission yet to announce its decision on the dispute between the factions led by Akhilesh and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, the party is getting anxious about the delay.

1979-82 batch IPS officers in race for CBI top job
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The Supreme Court gave its order while hearing a petition last month challenging the appointment of Gujarat-cadre Rakesh Asthana as the interim CBI chief.

Tickets to Akali Dal turncoats spark anger in Congress
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, meanwhile, met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to formalise his entry into the party.

Worst of note ban yet to come: Manmohan Singh
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

He said almost all the rating agencies have come to a conclusion that GDP growth will dip to 7 per cent as against the 7.6 per cent growth rate projected a few months ago.

PM Modi wrecking our economy, his party instilling fear: Rahul Gandhi
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The entire leadership of the Congress was in attendance at the conclave, which was presided over by Rahul in the absence of party president Sonia Gandhi.

Congress conclave: Uttar Pradesh party leaders divided over alliance
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Amethi is a Congress bastion and also the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi.

Saying Budget violates poll code, Opp to meet EC today
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

The Congress move came on a day NDA constituent Shiv Sena sprang a surprise and came out in support of the Opposition demand.

Manipur: Worries about BJP bring CM Ibobi Singh to President
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

What Himanta Biswa Sarma was to then Assam CM Tarun Gogoi and the Congress, N Biren was to Ibobi Singh and the Congress.

I will quit as CM face if Congress ties up with SP, says Sheila Dikshit
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Dikshit said, “... In politics you don’t know till the decision is taken. And till a decision is taken how can you conjecture.”

Don’t advance Budget, will help BJP: Congress, SP, CPM write to President, CEC
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

In their joint letter sent earlier this week, the Opposition parties have questioned the NDA government’s intent, saying the government could announce populist schemes in the middle of the election campaign

Uttarakhand: Dissent in Congress over bid to push turncoats
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Sources said in more than half-a-dozen seats in Uttarakhand, the Rawat faction is keen to field outsiders, some of whom are said to be in line to join the party in the coming days, and former Congress rebels.

Congress MLAs disagree with leaders, back Akhilesh Yadav tie-up
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Manish Tewari said the SP power tussle was the “climax” of a “concerted power struggle over the past five years” and likened it to a 1990s soap opera.

Congress in wait-and-watch mode, hints at Akhilesh Yadav tilt
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

The Congress and the SP were engaged in back-channel talks to explore the possibility of a pre-election understanding.