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 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
Sat, Jan 21, 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.

Demonetisation: Left out, Left says don’t agree with Prime Minister’s resignation demand
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Left leaders said they were not consulted by the Congress about any plan to draw up a common minimum agenda for a joint opposition campaign against demonetisation.

Opposition to demonetisation: Left out, Left says don’t agree with PM Modi resignation demand
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Mamata and Rahul said at Tuesday’s press conference that a common minimum programme is in the works.

Mamata, Rahul target govt, but only 8 Oppn parties attend joint press meet; BJP hits back, calls it a ‘flop show’
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

At a joint press conference of eight parties Rahul Gandhi repeated his charges against the Prime Minister, raking up the issue of the purported Sahara and Birla group papers, but others on the dais, including Banerjee, remained silent.

Father vs son, brother vs brother in Congress ticket battle in Punjab
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

After the Congress chose Sukhpal, however, Anoop said neither he nor his father would support Sukhpal.

Congress tweets ’13 entry on ‘CM Delhi’; Sheila Dixit raises questions
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

Dikshit told The Sunday Express: “I don’t know about it. I have not seen it. So how can I say anything. It is all based on hearsay. I have nothing to do with it. I can’t remember anything like this.”

After quitting PDP, Tariq Hameed Karra may join Congress
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Karra had defeated National Conference president Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Ticket tussle intensifies in Punjab Congress
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Ambika Soni objected to giving tickets to former Akali leaders in some seats, arguing there were winnable Congress candidates in those seats.

Election of Youth Congress chief set to be countermanded
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Kundu, backed by Hooda’s son and Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda, had defeated Chiranjeev Rao, son of Congress leader Captain Ajay Yadav.

Punjab Congress leaders busy campaigning — at Delhi party office
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

They start the day with breakfast at Punjab Bhawan, then make their way to the AICC office.

Rift in Haryana Congress: Election of Youth Cong chief set to be countermanded
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Kundu, backed by Hooda’s son and Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda, had defeated Chiranjeev Rao, son of Congress leader Captain Ajay Yadav.

Differences in Congress on Army chief: Amarinder Singh questions Indira Gandhi picking Lt Gen A S Vaidya
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

While former Defence Minister A K Antony refused to wade into the controversy, Chaturvedi said the government in its wisdom did what it deemed proper.

After quake warning, Rahul Gandhi’s PM meeting rattles party, opposition
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Many questioned the timing as it came just two days after Rahul Gandhi claimed he had “information” on the “personal corruption” of the Prime Minister, a claim the BJP and the government had dismissed as the “joke of the year”.

Congress, CPM hit back: ‘PM not aware of history, his own people put party first’
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Modi had told BJP MPs that for the Congress, the party had always been bigger than the country, and that Indira Gandhi as PM had rejected suggestions for demonetisation of high-value notes.