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All-party meet called to end stalemate
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

Naidu accused the Congress for the Parliament impasse and noted that the land and GST bills were sent to parliamentary committees due to the Opposition’s demands.

Shiv Sena attends Opp meeting on land Bill
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

We have taken a stand...It’s not a question of going with the Opposition, Shiv Sena said.

‘Speaker let everyone but us speak….what if not partiality?': Mallikarjun Kharge
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, expresses his indignation in this interview to Manoj C G.

View from the Earlier Side: When Jaitley saw ‘benefits to the country’ in obstructing Parliament
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

The Congress is now recalling the statements Jaitley and Sushma had made, arguing that the BJP had set the precedent for disruption.

Monsoon session: BJP raises Robert Vadra and placard vs placard
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Moves notice for privilege motion over Facebook post, rattled Cong asks how BJP MP allowed to do so

Singed, Congress mentions ‘skeletons’ in BJP cupboard
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Congress party put up a brave face and rejected demand for Rawat’s resignation, saying “it was only speculation that there were other people involved”.

Cong senior told me to give diplomatic passport to coal scam accused: Sushma Swaraj
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Sushma Swaraj said she will disclose the name of a senior Congress leader who allegedly pressured her to give a diplomatic passport to Santosh Bagrodia, an accused in the coal scam case

BJP wants just to discuss, finish it off and run away: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, speaks to Indian Express.

Rajya Sabha: Govt ready for debate, Oppn says get your ministers to resign first
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Rajya Sabha saw repeated adjournments with opposition members creating uproar, including by trooping into the Well of the House.

Monsoon Session: Not all in Congress want to stall proceedings
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

At a meeting of Congress Lok Sabha MPs, party leader Shashi Tharoor is learnt to have expressed his disapproval over the 'stalling tactics'.

Congress justification: ‘It was BJP who fixed the milestone for disruption’
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Having made it clear that it will stall Parliament unless a BJP minister and two CMs facing allegations resign, the Congress justified that tactic by referring to the similar strategy the BJP used when in opposition. “We will cooperate with the government as long as they cooperate with us,” former Congress minister Kapil Sibal said. […]

Congress’ 8-point dissent note throws spanners in the GST works
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Any bill of amend the Constitution requires a two-thirds majority of those present and voting. Congress leaders said it would press for voting on all these eight clauses when the GST bill is taken up.

Cloud over top BJP leaders forecasts a monsoon storm in Parliament
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

The Opposition is determined to stall both Houses to press for the resignation of Union minister Swaraj, Raje and chief ministers Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Land Bill: Secys skip House panel meeting, Oppn targets govt
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

The panel was to submit its report on July 27.

Congress CMs may boycott PM Modi’s meet on land Bill
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

The second meeting of Niti Aayog’s governing council is scheduled on July 15.

Strategy for Monsoon Session: Sonia invites ‘like-minded parties’ to Iftar dinner
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

The Congress plans to rock Parliament on the links of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje with Lalit Modi and the Vyapam scam among other issues.

Rahul Gandhi interacts with ‘Internet entrepreneurs’
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice-president had a rare interaction with Internet entrepreneurs — the likes of Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl and Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma and few others.

Congress seeks changes in GST Bill
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

Scrap additional tax, include alcohol, tobacco, electricity, says party

Growing disquiet in Congress over shift in line of attack against CM Raje
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

The party, these leaders maintain, should focus on the original issue of Raje helping Lalit Modi in the UK and the alleged business links of her son, Dushyant Singh, with the former IPL chief.

Congress counts 41 deaths, wants SC to monitor probe
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Claiming that Narendra Singh Tomar was the 41st to die, Singh said, “How many more lives Vyapam would take?”

Without meeting BJP leadership, CM Raje flies in and out of Capital
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Congress has been piling up pressure on BJP to sack Vasundhara Raje, accusing her of quid pro quo in helping the former IPL boss Lalit Modi.

Lalit Modi row: As ‘evidence’ piles up, BJP MPs hedge bets on Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Off the record, however, some MPs did express their reservations about the way Raje and the party seem to have chosen to brazen the issue.

Advani on Emergency: With guilty conscience, Congress opens fire, too
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Former Union Minister M Veerappa Moily said Advani should say what he left unsaid in the interests of the nation.

Impossible for PM Narendra Modi to face House if Sushma, Raje don’t quit, warns Congress
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

“The Congress will of course raise this issue,” Azad told The Indian Express, “and I don’t think there will be any political party in the Opposition who can sit and watch this and be a silent spectator.”

S S Ray to Indira Gandhi six months before Emergency: Crack down, get law ready
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

“The plan to be put into operation” was drafted in the note — dated January 8, 1975 — written by the then West Bengal Chief Minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray to Gandhi.

Land bill debate: Assam may bring own law where land owners can opt for company shares, says CM Tarun Gogoi
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

The bill may allow companies to lease the land instead of acquiring it outright, Gogoi said.

Sonia calls meet of Congress CMs next week
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Besides the Congress president, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and general secretaries in charge of states would attend the meeting on June 9.

Bihar elections: Congress-JD(U) alliance ‘inevitable’
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Alliance before polls irrespective of RJD position, Nitish to be projected as CM.

PM Modi presents one year report card, says didn’t promise ‘achche din’ to those who looted nation
Tue, May 26, 2015

No place for middlemen, brokers in power corridors: PM at Mathura rally

Honeymoon period over, now you’ll see a different Congress: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Tue, May 26, 2015

Ghulam Nabi Azad, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, in conversation with Indian Express.

Narendra Modi is a prime minister who believes in selfies, not selflessness, says Kapil Sibal
Thu, May 21, 2015

"How do you trust a prime minister who said one thing before the elections and does exactly the opposite after the elections?" asks Sibal.

Ra.Two: Will Rahul Gandhi be a flash in the Congress pan?
Sun, May 17, 2015

On his feet in the Lok Sabha, on the road in Andhra Pradesh, on Twitter and in selfies, Rahul is back from his mystery leave, and how. But will he be a flash in the Congress pan?

End Of Session: Turf war between govt, Opp mars session
Thu, May 14, 2015

The BJP government is increasingly facing allegations of flouting or circumventing parliamentary procedures and traditions.

Land bill sent to joint panel after Oppn resistance, Cong silent on the move
Wed, May 13, 2015

Sources within the party said the Congress was divided on the question of sending the bill to a parliamentary committee.

5 Questions: Black money should be called ‘bad money’, says A Sampath
Tue, May 12, 2015

CPM member in Lok Sabha A Sampath on why he insisted that black money should be called ‘bad money’.

Congress suspends 8 Nagaland MLAs for joining govt
Sun, May 10, 2015

The party had appointed former state finance minister Kewekhape Therie as its state chief last Tuesday.