Manoj C.G


Eligibility criteria for panchayat polls: Azad brings private member’s bill to amend Constitution
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

On Friday, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had moved the amendment, introduced a private member’s bill in the Upper House to amend the Constitution.

VVIP chopper deal: Judgment not against us…hang me if they find anything against me, says Ahmed Patel
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

At the centre of the row over the AgustaWestland deal, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to the Congress chief, speaks to The Indian Express.

Uttarakhand: Supreme Court order dampens Harish Rawat’s birthday spirit
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The news of the Supreme Court order came while Rawat was busy meeting workers on his 68th birthday. His day had begun with a visit to the Tapkeshwar Shiva temple.

CPM leader Prakash Karat, BJP go to police over Derek O’Brien and morphed photo
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

The complaint has been filed against Mamata Banerjee, Subrata Bakshi and Derek O'Brien.

Armed with Uttarakhand HC order, Congress draws Parliament battlelines
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Uttarakhand crisis: "This is also a slap on the face of those in BJP who sought to dislodge an elected government..," said the Congress.

Congress renominates TN MLAs, keeps 8 tickets on hold
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

The Congress had five MLAs elected in 2011 but two of them later left along with G K Vasan.

‘Showcause sent to CM, not TMC’: BJP says remove CEO
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

“We have asked the EC to immediately remove the chief electoral officer of West Bengal who is unabashedly allowing the TMC to flagrantly violate electoral laws and the commission's orders," said BJP.

Month before Tamil Nadu polls, Congress faces Dalit unrest
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Twenty per cent seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Tamil Nadu Assembly.

Bring fresh faces into AICC, state units to revive party, says Youth Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Brar
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

He said it was time vice-president Rahul Gandhi took over as Congress president. “The sooner he takes over, the faster the Congress will improve,” Brar said.

UPA-I tried to dismiss Mulayam Singh Yadav govt, says H R Bhardwaj
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

An old Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist, Bhardwaj is upset because he has been sidelined by the Congress.

Himanta Biswa Sarma interview: Not religiously polarised but ethnically, yes
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

BJP’s campaign manager in Assam, formerly a Congress minister, expresses optimism in this conversation

West Bengal election 2016: Oppn goes to EC about TMC ‘terror’, ‘idle’ forces
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

While CPM alleges violence and booth capturing in various constituencies, Congress claims party candidate was beaten by TMC cadre.

Rahul Gandhi now holds focused meetings, is available on mail 24X7: Ambika Soni
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Interview with general secretary Ambika Soni, in-charge of Himachal, Uttarakhand, J&K.

Congress XS: The wait for Rahul Gandhi to step up leaves party in a limbo
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Indecision at the top, confusion in the middle, and the long wait for Rahul Gandhi to step up. MANOJ C G on what ails the party as rebellions, elections and a BJP on the hunt threaten to shrink it further

Tripura Opposition leader quits over ‘unethical’ Cong-Left tie-up in West Bengal
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

'You cannot adopt different policies against a particular party in different states,' said Sudip Roy Barman.

Kerala Elections: Behanan kept out, others Chandy pushed for are in
Tue, Apr 05, 2016

The four renominated are ministers K Babu, Adoor Prakash and K C Joseph, and Kochi MLA Dominic Presentation.

Kerala elections: Oommen Chandy prevails, 2 graft-tainted ministers set to get Congress tickets
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

The high command, sources said, did not want to antagonise Chandy who will be leading the Congress campaign although party vice-president Rahul Gandhi too was in favour of grounding people facing corruption charges.

Crisis in Kerala Congress intensifies
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

Sources said Sudheeran reiterated his demand that ministers K Babu and Adoor Prakash, whose names surfaced in bar bribery and solar scam scandals respectively, should not be renominated.

I challenge BJP to muster courage and call fresh elections: Ex-CM Harish Rawat
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

In an interview to Manoj C G, he speaks about the challenges he faces, and dares the BJP to call fresh elections.

Uttarakhand Govt Crisis: BJP willing to form govt, Cong tries to keep its flock together
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Congress alleges attempts to poach MLAs, intimidate them

High Court stays Uttarakhand assembly floor test till April 7
Thu, Mar 31, 2016

A division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice KM Joseph and Justice VK Bisht passed the order after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi filed a petition on behalf of the central government.

Uttarakhand crisis: Centre versus State is now Court versus Centre
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Harish Rawat said Uttarakhand has already suffered a "jolt" and "deep wounds" in the form of defections but other opposition-ruled states will be saved from the Centre's designs

Kerala Congress list of probables: too many candidates spoil the show?
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

According to sources, Sudheeran cleverly included names of local heavyweights belonging to the same faction as probables in some of the seats of sitting MLAs, surprising Chandy and Chennithala.

BJP trying to topple our govts in Himachal, Manipur, allege Congress
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who played a key role in the political developments in Uttarakhand, said that “rebellions are going to happen” in Congress-ruled states across the country.

President’s Rule in Uttarakhand: Will challenge govt’s move in court, says Congress
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

“Courts are still there in India. We will approach courts and file a petition demanding striking down of the imposition of the President’s Rule. We will approach the High Court,” said Kapil Sibal.

Uttarakhand crisis escalates: Gloves are off in Dehradun
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

The political crisis in Uttarakhand escalated dramatically after rebel Congress MLAs released a sting video purportedly showing CM Harish Rawat indulging in horse-trading to save his government, and PM Modi called a late-night meeting of the Union Cabinet to discuss the political situation in the state.

Suspecting ‘ploy’, Opp derails govt plan to table Aadhar Bill
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

A day after the Opposition embarrassed the government, forcing passage of an amendment to the President’s Address, it scuttled the government’s plan to table the Aadhar Bill in Rajya Sabha next week.

Rajya Sabha passes amendment to motion of thanks: Opposition stands up to be counted
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Opp gets House to express regret on Haryana, Rajasthan panchayat laws.

Allahabad University row: 8 parties back Richa Sharma, ‘Lone voice against saffronisation’
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Raising the issue in Rajya Sabha, Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said that after Rohith Vemula and Kanhaiya Kumar, a campaign of “character assassination” was being waged against her.

‘It’s frightening’: Cong MP brings up Bastar ‘big story’
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Quoting a report in the last edition of The Sunday Express, Hariprasad said poor tribals have been caught in the crossfire between Naxals and the police.

Sitaram Yechury draws parallel with Hitler’s nationalism
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Government wants to make every argumentative Indian a seditious Indian, says D Raja.

Women’s day Pitch: Right to representation, right to respect, right to ride
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allowed all women MPs to speak, during both question and zero hours, while the Rajya Sabha too gave its women MPs the first right to speak during zero hour.

In hospital for 8 years, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, in Cong panel
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

Dasmunsi has been in Apollo Hospital since 2008, after he suffered a stroke and a paralytic attack.

Congress, CPI demand security for JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

Azad demanded that “stringent action” be taken against those responsible for issuing such threats “without caring for the law of the land”.

If I say how Smriti Irani treated AMU V-C, it will trigger a big row: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

He said the UGC, during the UPA’s tenure, had provided about Rs 45 crore to the centre. The NDA government, he said, has stopped the funding

Opposition wants varsity rows added to President’s address
Fri, Mar 04, 2016

Last year, the government faced embarrassment when an amendment moved by CPM’s P Rajeeve to the President’s address was carried.