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.

NITI Aayog Governing Council meet: Opposition CMs attack Centre over funding, federalism, GST losses
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

PM Narendra Modi mentioned there has been a 40 per cent increase in overall allocation to states between 2014-15 and 2016-17.

CPM tie-up done on ground, don’t need Delhi’s consent: Bengal Congress chief
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

In most municipalities, barring Darjeeling, he said, “seat sharing has been done more or less”.

Kejriwal meets Pinarayi, discusses non-Congress alliance to take on BJP
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Vijayan’s remarks come at a time when the West Bengal unit of his party has revived demand for an electoral understanding with the Congress for the forthcoming municipal elections in the state.

Faulting Kerala govt, VS Achuthanandan writes to CPM brass
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Achuthanandan is learnt to have circulated a brief note to the CPM Politburo explaining his views.

‘Let law take its course’: Congress guarded in its response to SC order on Babri Masjid demolition case
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The defeat in UP has triggered a debate within the Congress on the need for nuancing its pronouncements on “potentially divisive” issues.

Find ways to ensure azaan doesn’t disturb others, says Ahmed Patel
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The timings are fixed. There are watches. In remote areas, where there is only one mosque and where people live scattered and people do not have access to all that...there you use loudspeakers.”

Politburo Meet: CPM open to united Oppn candidate for President
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The Presidential elections are to be held before July 24, the Vice Presidential polls by August 10.

Stage set for Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as Congress plans for internal polls
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Sources said the party would soon come out with a detailed phase-wise schedule.

In bypolls, it’s clear Advantage BJP, some comfort for Congress too
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

The upset victory came in Delhi where the Aam Aadmi Party lost Rajouri Garden, a seat won by it in 2015 by a margin of 10036 votes.

Opposition united against EVM, but divided over its alternative
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Former Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said that questioning the efficacy of EVMs amounts to “censuring” the party itself, as the UPA government had introduced these voting machines.

Govt authoritarian, destroying secular fabric: Opposition to tell President today
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Sources said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could also be part of the delegation.

Minister absent when question called, chairman says it’s unusual
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

With Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave absent, his predecessor Prakash Javadekar was to respond.

Five questions: Anand Sharma— Moves by Congress govts selectively targeted in political vendetta’
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Congress deputy leader in RS speaks to MANOJ C G.

Congress disrupts House over cases against CMs
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the CBI and the ED is being unleashed against non-BJP chief ministers.

Alwar lynching echoes in Parliament: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says this didn’t happen
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

RS seeks report from Govt after Naqvi remark sparks outrage in House

War of words over freedom movement legacy in NMML
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

Anand Sharma said, “We know the antipathy of the present government towards the values and principles for which Nehru and Gandhi stood for.

Gau raksha actions part of larger design ahead of 2019: Madhusudan Mistry
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

The constitutional machinery, which is supposed to adhere to the Constitution and protect the lives and properties of citizens, is completely failing.

Over coffee, Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury debate whether to push GST amendments
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Yechury, however, reportedly told Rahul that the Opposition should at least “symbolically” register its objections by passing amendments and sending the bills back to Lok Sabha.

Don’t have leaders ideologically committed to Congress: Sandeep Dikshit
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

"Everybody has parceled it (the party) out into little enclaves of their own," the former MP said.

The shrinking of Indian National Congress
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

With every electoral defeat, the party finds its footprint shrinking and questions being asked of Rahul Gandhi’s ability to take it forward.

After defeat in UP, Uttarakhand, two ex-Congress ministers speak out: Get rid of coterie, sycophancy
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Kishore Chandra Deo said that AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi has to get rid of “a dozen people” around him to “survive”.

Rahul takes no blame, Congress veterans call for ‘cardiac surgery’
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Senior Congress leader K V Thomas told The Indian Express that the Congress leadership should rise to the expectations of the people.

After the results: Rahul says BJP stole people’s mandate, Jaitley says Congress complains too much
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

“The Congress Party complains a bit too much. It accused the BJP of ‘stealing’ the mandate in Goa. It unsuccessfully petitioned before the Supreme Court.”

Congress is screaming for change but is Rahul Gandhi listening? If not, why not?
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

“As far as the Congress party is concerned, we do need to make structural and organisational changes. That is a fact,” Rahul Gandhi said

Post-defeat churn: Cong general secretary quits, M Veerappa Moily calls for ‘surgery’
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Moily, however, made it clear that this “of course does not apply to our leadership.Rahul Gandhi or Sonia Gandhi”.

Interview: (Anti-incumbency, SP feud) probably had some impact, says Sheila Dikshit
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

"For instance, look our wonderful achievement in Punjab. Look at this also and evaluate the whole thing and take whatever corrective steps need to be taken with a consensus," said Sheila Dikshit.

Election Results 2017: BJP moves fast in Goa & Manipur, Congress wallows in confusion
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Amid the confusion, the Congress held a meeting of its newly elected 17 MLAs on Sunday afternoon.

UP election results 2017: Routed, Congress leaders ask, did Akhilesh ka saath help at all?
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Congress leader Ajai Rai said, “The alliance (with SP) was projected as a front to unify Muslim votes... and they (BJP) polarised it.

Five state polls: Is Rahul Gandhi staring down the barrel of a gun?
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Rahul put all his might and all his eggs in the alliance basket. His campaign in the other states going to the polls was at best, nominal.

Meanwhile, Congress looks back at UPA days: ‘SP was there and so was BSP’
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

The Congress leadership was not willing to take the exit polls at face value.

UP Assembly Elections 2017: Yet to forget Batla House, a village divided over its votes
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

Days ahead of voting, Sanjarpur presents a model for the reasons why the Samajwadi Party should be anxious about the Muslim vote.

UP Assembly Polls 2017: In Azamgarh minus its MP Mulayam, Akhilesh Yadav sets upon uphill task
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

Azamgarh was eastern UP’s only Lok Sabha seat not won by the BJP in 2014. Mulayam won comfortably but is now missing from the action.

In Congress seat, village where Rahul yatra set off still weighs options
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The village was selected for the launch of the signature drive because of its Congress-linked history.

UP Elections 2017: Sangh Parivar’s Hindutva pitch stands in BJP and Maurya’s way
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

A divide in Sangh Parivar is posing a hurdle to BJP and Maurya. His remarks against Hindu gods and goddesses have returned to haunt him.

UP Polls 2017: PM Modi is tired, let’s give him some rest, says Rahul Gandhi to Akhilesh Yadav
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

On dais, the two fiercely attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and indicated that their friendship will continue after the elections. On ground, workers of their parties showed signs of getting along.

UP Elections 2017: In Congress seat, village where Rahul yatra set off still weighs options
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

In homes Rahul visited, Vimla Devi is unsure where her vote will go, Pradyuman will vote for ‘Modi’ while Bade Lal will go with ‘Panja’