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Kapil Sibal


Home minister’s assurances in Parliament are belied by the letter and intent of the citizenship law

March 17, 2020 10:50 am

Dear home minister, you need to tell the country what your real intention is — your assurance is not enough. It is time for you to be upfront about the government’s intentions.

Whether states are bound to implement CAA is an academic question: Congress

January 22, 2020 3:15 am

Sibal said that “when the Supreme Court decides the matter, one way or the other that will be the law of the country.”

If CAA remains on statute book, there will be consequences if not obeyed: Salman Khurshid

January 19, 2020 9:31 am

A day before on Saturday, Senior advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal too said it would be "unconstitutional" for state governments to say they will not implement the new citizenship law.

Kapil Sibal: States can’t say won’t implement CAA, it is not possible, unconstitutional

January 19, 2020 7:24 am

The Left government in Kerala has already approached the Supreme Court, saying that the CAA is “violative of the principles of equality, freedom and secularism enshrined in the Constitution”.

No state can deny implementation of CAA, it's unconstitutional: Congress leader Kapil Sibal

January 18, 2020 10:10 pm

Several state governments including Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra have voiced their dissent with the controversial law and said that they won't implement it.

Kapil Sibal takes dig at PM over 'trailer' remark, says don't want to see rest of the film

September 13, 2019 8:01 pm

Prime Minister Modi, in an address in Ranchi, on Thursday said development and the fight against corruption and terrorism during the first 100 days of the NDA 2.0 government was just a "trailer" of a fast-paced film.

'It's this mindset...': Congress' Kapil Sibal jabs Lok Sabha speaker over 'Brahmin' remark

September 11, 2019 5:54 pm

The Lok Sabha Speaker triggered the row after stating that Brahmins are held in high regard by birth because of their dedication, sacrifice and for guiding other communities.

Delhi Confidential: At Arm’s Length

August 27, 2019 2:13 am

Denying the ED’s charge that Chidambaram was trying to tamper with evidence in the money laundering case against him, senior advocate Kapil Sibal wondered how he could tamper with bank accounts and added, “I must have really long arms”.

Which BJP leader has publicly advised PM to not demonise Oppn: Kapil Sibal

August 24, 2019 6:32 pm

Sibal's remarks came a day after senior Congress leaders Abhishek Singhvi and Shashi Tharoor supported party leader Jairam Ramesh who said that not recognising Modi's work and "demonising" him all the time was not going to help.

Ambiguity in UAPA Bill, send it to House panel: Opposition in Rajya Sabha

August 02, 2019 7:49 am

The Congress-led Opposition demanded the Bill be sent to a select committee for further discussion, as in the current form it could be struck down by the court.


Salman Khan, Kapil Sibal, A R Rahman's musical night

February 28, 2014 11:47 am

A R Rahman and Salman Khan inaugurated his new music album 'Raunaq'.


How the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya impacts the BJP

November 05, 2018 9:50 am

The Supreme Court has said that the date for the Ayodhya hearings will be decided in January. Here’s how it will impact the BJP and what the RSS is likely to do.

Fali S Nariman Interview: Congress' charges for impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra are frivolous

April 23, 2018 7:39 pm

In an interview to The Indian Express, senior jurist Fali S Nariman rubbished the charges leveled by the Congress party on the issue of impeaching the Chief Justice of India. This is what he said. 

Idea Exchange With Kapil Sibal

June 05, 2016 3:42 pm

Congress leaders meet President, brief him on Arunachal Pradesh

February 16, 2016 4:56 pm

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Senior Congress leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal met President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday evening to brief him about the happenings in Arunachal Pradesh. Briefing the media after meeting the President, Congress leader Sibal said they have requested the former to ensure that the Constitution is followed and obeyed in formation of government in Arunachal Pradesh. He further said that any act of Centre to swear in Khaliko Pul would be unconstitutional.

Everything about BJP is retrospective: Kapil Sibal

February 16, 2016 2:15 pm

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Commenting on the tax notice to telecom major Vodafone, Congress leader and former union minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said that the NDA Government has a habit of doing everything in retrospective. He recalled that current Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had once said that there should be no retrospective action in any matter, and now the government has gone back on that view. He said that when the Congress was in power, the opposition termed its actions as tax terrorism, and when the latter assumed power, it is being described as legitimate tax collection?

Shah should not lecture Congress on nationalism: Sibal

February 15, 2016 4:24 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Monday rubbished Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s comment on the Jawaharlal Nehru University row, saying he did not have the stature to lecture Congress president Sonia Gandhi or vice president Rahul Gandhi on the issue of nationalism. Sibal said instead of dealing with the university students in the way that they should be dealt with, the BJP was busy proving that they were criminals. Sibal further stated that India is no more under British rule and added that Amit Shah and PM Modi cannot stop these young children from speaking their minds.

Sibal congratulates Shah on re-election, 'upcoming defeats'

January 24, 2016 5:11 pm

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah for dictating terms in the party as a 'shehenshah'. He also congratulated Shah over his victory for the second time as the party's president but at the same time took a jibe and congratulated him for the 'losses' awaiting him in the upcoming assembly polls.

PM Modi is immature in terms of handling Pak: Congress

January 07, 2016 4:05 pm

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Asserting that the BJP-led NDA Government has mastered the art of 'taking unauthorised U-turns', the Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Thursday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomacy and said that he is immature in terms of handling Pakistan. He also raised question on Bharatiya Janata Party by asking why is it always that the ball is in Pakistan's court, sometimes it should also be in India's court also.