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.

Opposition awaits govt move on President candidate, may persuade Sharad Pawar later
Sat, May 27, 2017

The leaders said they are willing to “consider” if the ruling coalition proposes an “acceptable” name.

Three years of Modi govt: Congress – living in a time warp, can it push ahead with opposition unity?
Fri, May 26, 2017

Congress has not been able to create a groundswell of opinion against the BJP governments at the Centre or in states

Saharanpur Clashes: Congress takes on BJP government but leaders ask, Why is Rahul quiet?
Thu, May 25, 2017

The UP government on Wednesday suspended the district magistrate and SSP of Saharanpur.

Open application process for NSUI post runs into rough weather
Wed, May 24, 2017

Sources said that several complaints had reached Rahul, and that it was alleged that some members were trying to push Sharma’s case.

CPM too agrees: Emerging Dalit movement is a message to all political parties
Tue, May 23, 2017

CPM leader Brinda Karat said there is anger against dominant political parties “who have done their politics in the name of Dalits and have betrayed the community”.

Dalit rally a warning to all parties first, govt next: K Raju
Tue, May 23, 2017

My challenge is to make non-Dalit leaders in the party empathise with the pain of Dalits, says K Raju

Vaghela has said he is not in CM race…it’s a closed chapter, says Ashok Gehlot
Sat, May 20, 2017

"We don't generally declare CM candidates. In Punjab, the situation was different. Captain Amarinder Singh was projected as the CM face in the 2012 election. So we had to do it again," said Gehlot.

Govt trying to silence my voice, will still speak, write: P Chidambaram
Wed, May 17, 2017

The Congress said “revenge has become the DNA of the BJP government”, but none of its leaders or those in the opposition would be deterred out of “fear of the politics of revenge and vendetta.”

BJP will try to exploit (charges against CM Virbhadra), we’ll counter: Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu
Tue, May 16, 2017

Himachal Pradesh Congress chief discusses upcoming assembly polls with Indian Express

Yes, have been spoken to: Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Opposition hunt for President
Thu, May 11, 2017

Sources said the names of Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Meira Kumar along with political faces like NCP’s Sharad Pawar and JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav are being discussed.

Congress revamp: Mallikarjun Kharge may go; focus on Karnataka polls?
Tue, May 09, 2017

The idea, sources said, is to allow him to play a key role in Karnataka, where Assembly polls are due next year.

Kanimozhi meets Sonia, D Raja
Sun, May 07, 2017

The meetings are seen as part of the DMK’s attempt to position itself as one of the players in the anti-BJP axis.

Congress appoints new chiefs for Punjab, Uttarakhand and 10 AICC secretaries
Fri, May 05, 2017

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the appointments were a mix of youth and experience

Presidential polls: Congress may not insist on its own leader as Opposition nominee
Thu, May 04, 2017

Sonia Gandhi is likely to meet Mayawati, Mamata Banerjee and MK Stalin in the next few days

With test and wider field, Congress opens up selection of NSUI president
Thu, May 04, 2017

The Congress has for the first time come out with an open application for selecting the NSUI president, to the chagrin of a number of party leaders

Congress hints at alliance willingness in Karnataka
Wed, May 03, 2017

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would remain the face of the party.

Can’t keep hanging, pick Lokpal without Leader of Opposition: SC
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The bench maintained that the government does not need to wait for the law to change so that the position of Leader of Opposition in the selection committee can be substituted with the leader of the single largest party in the Opposition.

MCD election results: Slew of resignations after Congress finishes third, Ajay Maken, Chacko take blame, Sheila Dikshit lashes out
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

On Wednesday, while the party managed to increase its vote share to 21 per cent, it plunged from its existing position in the corporation — coming in third after the BJP and AAP.

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.