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.

Rahul Gandhi: Earth will shake…PM won’t be able to sit if I speak on demonetisation
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Rahul said he had come prepared to speak on Friday. But the government demanded that the Congress first apologise for stalling Parliament for 16 days, which led to an uproar and adjournment of the House.

On working day, only 23 MPs in Rajya Sabha
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Only 23 MPs came to the House in the afternoon — the minimum attendance required to start the proceedings is 25, or 10 per cent of the House’s sanctioned strength of 245.

Softer on demonetisation debate, Congress yet to convince rest
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

“We have changed our tactics... Let’s have a discussion and then we can move a resolution demanding a vote,” the Congress leader told The Indian Express.

Foolish move, PM Modi running from one narrative to another: Rahul Gandhi
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

He referred to PayTM — the payment gateway has seen a huge growth in numbers since the November 8 announcement — as “Pay to Modi”.

After Jayalalithaa: Fretting about BJP, Congress banks on goodwill from Rahul visit
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The Congress, out of power for nearly five decades in Tamil Nadu, has neither a charismatic leader nor the organisational network and strength to expand its political footprint.

Demonetisation: MPs and Their Money
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

MPs of various parties tell The Indian Express how they are coping with the cash crunch.

Opposition hints at letting House resume tomorrow
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Protests to continue Tuesday, ‘fresh look’ at strategy Wednesday.

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana HC: 61 Rajya Sabha members seek impeachment of judge
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

The district court judge who is alleged to have been victimised is under suspension.

Nehru may share space with all PMs at Teen Murti
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

The idea of the museum was mooted several months ago by topmost authorities in the government.

Demonetisation: How MPs are facing the cash crunch
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

“There is a cash crunch. But because of a certain degree of credibility, people are giving us things on credit," said Sitaram Yechury.

PM Modi policies based on TRPs, all cash not black money: Rahul Gandhi
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi had “confused” India’s entire cash economy with black economy, demonetised 86 per cent of currency notes and decided to experiment with the financial future of 1.3 billion people.

Amid hunt for middle ground in Lok Sabha, Opposition complains to President Pranab Mukherjee
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

In a meeting with Sumitra Mahajan, Congress and Trinamool leaders reiterated their stand that there could only be discussion followed by voting.

As government reaches out, Opposition points to way Taxation Bill was ‘bulldozed’
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The passage of the Taxation Laws Bill in Lok Sabha, despite the Opposition’s objection regarding rules, has come up as the latest irritant.

Seen 11 PMs but never such contempt of Parliament: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The Congress also stepped up its attack on the Prime Minister over the scrapping of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.

Constitution doesn’t allow PM Modi to deprive citizens of their money: Anand Sharma
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The House began and ended with Opposition demands for PM Modi’s presence for resuming the discussion on demonetisation.

Before Manmohan Singh’s speech, a week of Congress planning
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Sources said the party had urged him to give a television interview, but Manmohan Singh's health came in the way.

Mayawati dares PM Modi to seek fresh mandate
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

After lunch, Opposition parties questioned the PM’s absence, triggering an exchange that derailed the discussion and resulted in adjournment of the House.

Parliament standoff: Government reaches out, Opposition to take call today
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

The government refused to take up a debate under a rule which entails voting at the end while the Opposition, which did not appear to be united on the voting issue, insisted on an adjournment motion.

Opposition agrees to disrupt and agitate, differs on how to go about it
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Congress wants privilege motion against PM Modi, CPM feels it’s contempt; differences over march, bandh.

Rajya Sabha stalled as BJP hits back on Ghulam Nabi Azad remark, he rakes up Kandahar
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Azad, backed by his party, remained firm and hit back at the BJP by raking up the Kandahar hostages-for-terrorists swap.

Ghulam Nabi Azad wants BJP to say sorry to nation
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

He said the government and the ruling party is seeking to tar those who question it as “anti-nationals”.

Expelled 3 weeks ago, Ramgopal Yadav still Samajwadi Party’s leader in Upper House
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Sources in the Rajya Sabha secretariat confirmed that it has not yet received any communication from the SP conveying that Yadav had been expelled or regarding nomination of a new floor leader.

Demonetisation: Mamata Banerjee calls Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury for united fight
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

She suggested that all opposition parties should jointly meet President Pranab Mukherjee and seek his intervention.

Demonetization of currency notes: Congress gives notice for discussion in House
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

The decision to raise the issue forcefully in Parliament came on a day Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi visited a bank branch on Parliament Street and attacked the government for the demonetisation move.

Can’t stop Prashant Kishor from meeting anyone… he continues as strategist, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

AICC general secretary discusses UP polls and Cong plans with The Indian Express.

NHRC appointment: Not told that selected member is BJP vice-president, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

As reported by The Indian Express on Sunday, this is the first time an active politician is being appointed to the post, which has been lying vacant for over two years now.

Why crown prince Rahul is now ready for his coronation
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The CWC converted his elevation into a mere formality months ahead of key assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

CWC meet: Congress sets stage for Rahul Gandhi to take over from mother Sonia
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

“His elevation is now a foregone conclusion. It should happen anytime, even before November 30. There is complete unanimity on this in the party,” a senior Congress leader.

In a first, NHRC prepares for a political appointee
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

Sources in the NHRC said this is the first time an active politician is being appointed to the post, which has remained vacant for over two years now.

NDTV off air: BJP defends ban, opposition says brazen, repressive
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “I hope the whole media goes off air for a day in solidarity wid [with] NDTV”.

Rumbling grows within UP Congress over Prashant Kishor, Punjab hears an echo too
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

While Kishor is keen that Priyanka campaign extensively and aggressively, sources said the party leadership is not completely on board on this.

Why do only SIMI men escape in MP: Opposition questions escape and encounter
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Digvijaya Singh wondered whether it was a “coincidence” that in jailbreaks in Madhya Pradesh, “the only who have escaped are ex-SIMI people”.

UP Polls: Congress MLAs meet Rahul Gandhi, want ‘secular’ tie-up
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Some of the MLAs expressed apprehensions about not being able to maintain the momentum created during the yatra, said sources.

Congress leader Shinde plays cop again, this time to probe a clash between strongmen in own party
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar was assaulted, allegedly by former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s supporters.

Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s exit: Murmurs in Congress over ‘plum posts’ to party hoppers
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said leaders had left the party when it faced bad times in 1967 and post-Emergency, but those leaders never really succeeded.

Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s exit: Murmurs in Congress over ‘plum posts’ to party-hoppers
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s exit has already triggered a debate within the Congress.