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Kapil Sibal


Daily Briefing: Yasin Malik handed life term in terrorism case; Kapil Sibal says will 'unite Opposition to oppose BJP'

May 26, 2022 7:25 am

The Office of the Registrar General of India has said that Covid-19 caused 1,60,618 deaths in 2020 and accounted for 8.9 per cent of the total 18.11 lakh medically certified deaths in India.

Newsmaker | After fast rise in Congress, Kapil Sibal's sudden exit; big blow to rebel G23

May 26, 2022 7:23 am

Having emerged as one of the most trenchant critics of the Gandhis in the last two years, Kapil Sibal's exit may not really ruffle them. In fact, some in the leadership are heaving a sigh of relief, at being spared of his frequent acerbic attacks.

Kapil Sibal interview post resignation: Future plans are to unite opposition to oppose BJP

May 26, 2022 2:07 am

Kapil Sibal interview: In an interview to the Indian Express minutes after he announced his resignation, Sibal said "my future plans are to unite the opposition to oppose the present BJP dispensation which is following anti-people policies and which is dividing the inclusive culture of India."

Elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats to be held on June 10

May 13, 2022 1:58 pm

Prominent among those retiring are Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Congress leaders Ambika Soni, Jairam Ramesh and Kapil Sibal, and BSP's Satish Chandra Misra.

‘You will be in our thoughts’: RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu bids farewell to 72 members of House

March 31, 2022 7:24 pm

Naidu also thanked the ministers and floor Leaders in assisting him in “resolving some contentious situations”.

Salman Khurshid: ‘Congress facing crisis of ideas, not of leadership’

April 13, 2022 2:08 pm

Lashing out at the G 23 leaders, he said, “Many of the people who are complaining today are not talking about what they have benefited from the system...”

'Doesn't know ABC of Congress': Ashok Gehlot hits out at Kapil Sibal for Gandhis' criticism

March 15, 2022 9:06 pm

In an exclusive interview to The Indian Express, Kapil Sibal slammed the Congress party’s decision to hold a brainstorming session and stated that the leadership is living in “cuckoo land” if it is not aware of the reasons for the party’s decline even after eight years.

As Sibal criticises Gandhis, Cong's LS whip asks: 'Why he is speaking language of RSS/BJP'

March 15, 2022 2:01 pm

Congress party's Lok Sabha whip Manickam Tagore, a staunch Rahul Gandhi loyalist, said the RSS and the BJP want the Gandhis to be out of leadership position in the party in order to kill the Congress party.

Daily Briefing: Kapil Sibal on Congress's decline; 12-14-year-olds to be vaccinated

March 15, 2022 8:24 am

The latest edition of The Indian Express carries reports decoding the recently-held Assembly elections, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its impact on India, and the progress of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Kapil Sibal: ‘Leadership in cuckoo land... I want a Sab ki Congress. Some want a Ghar ki Congress’

April 13, 2022 2:04 pm

"This 'sab ki Congress' means just not getting together, but getting together all those people in India who don't want the BJP" said Kapil Sibal


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

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:25 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.