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Thursday, January 23, 2020

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.


Congress, CPM fight it out to own anti-CAA space in Kerala
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

If the row over entry of women of all ages to Sabarimala temple had shaken and stirred the state’s politics before last year’s Lok Sabha polls, competitive politics is now playing out all over again over CAA, with an eye on next year’s Assembly polls.

CAA: After Kerala, Punjab Govt will seek House rejection today
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Punjab’s move Friday will coincide with a meeting called in New Delhi by the Union Home Ministry to discuss modalities for the Census 2020 and NPR. It will be attended by Chief Secretaries and Census Directors of all states. Opposition parties say the NPR is a “prelude” to the NRC.

AICC gen secy backs Baghel govt move: NIA Act has undergone drastic change after amendment, says PL Punia
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

While Punia said the NDA government had introduced drastic changes to the Act, the original Act of 2008 gave the NIA powers to supersede the state police in the investigation and trial of terror-related offences.

All CMs opposed to NRC must stop NPR too: 20 Oppn parties
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The meeting of the Opposition parties, convened by Congress president Sonia Gandhi against the backdrop of continuing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens, made a conscious attempt to link the protests to economic distress.

Will execute nothing in MP that divides society: Kamal Nath
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Speaking to The Indian Express, he said there was no crying need to amend the citizenship law or bring a nationwide NRC. The cry in the country, he said, was to get India out of economic distress.

Congress turns up heat on govt: Stop NPR and withdraw CAA
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Kerala and West Bengal have already rejected the NPR. A senior Congress leader indicated that the party’s governments in the states could bring Assembly resolutions against the NPR exercise.

JNU’s anti-Emergency face to man of all seasons: D P Tripathi dies at 67
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

In 1999, when Sharad Pawar left the Congress to form the NCP, Tripathi left with him. He remained with Pawar after that, as party general secretary and spokesperson.

Congress: PM Modi using Pakistan bogey, fake nationalism to hide failures
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

Slams Modi for saying Oppn against Parliament, says challenged govt while opposing CAB.

NPR set to be new flashpoint, Congress unsure of its own idea
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

Many in the Opposition said that the NPR, in itself, was little more than a counting exercise but given the deep distrust and tension around the new citizenship law and the NRC and the new query in NPR on parents’ birth, it could a key stepping stone towards the NRC.

Jagan latest chief minister to say no NRC, Opp pressure on Congress CMs
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and the Congress government in Chhattisgarh, too, declared that the new citizenship law and the proposed NRC would not be implemented in their respective states.

Jharkhand fifth state to slip out of BJP control in one year
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

JMM’s Hemant Soren tipped to be new chief minister as Oppision alliance storms to power; CM Raghubar Das loses to rebel Saryu Roy

RPN Singh: ‘BJP made the poll a referendum on Centre, got befitting reply from Jharkhand’
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

The message is very loud and clear. This election was fought on unemployment, farmer distress, corruption, price rise, economy in the doldrums, and all social parameters of the poor neglected... by the BJP, says RPN Singh.

Explained: BJP’s defeat in Jharkhand shows limits of the Modi-centric campaign in state elections
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

The BJP, according to sources in the party, was aware of the anger against the Chief Minister — but it had hoped to overcome it riding on a non-tribal consolidation and a palpable sentiment in favour of a stable government.

Opposition draws NRC-note ban parallel, says it’ll hurt poor most
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the “poor and vulnerable” will be particularly “hurt” as they will be forced to stand in queues to prove their citizenship and face hardships similar to what they endured three years ago.

Another CM opposes NRC: Naveen Patnaik latest, after his party voted for CAB
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

The chief ministers of five Opposition-ruled states — West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, Punjab’s Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Baghel and Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan — have already opposed both the CAB and NRC.

Jharkhand elections, Phase IV: Bloody family feud backdrop in coal town’s key poll contest
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

The key contest in the seat, which has a legacy of a bloody family feud, is between sisters-in-law Ragini Singh of the BJP and Purnima Neeraj Singh of the Congress.

Modi, Shah dividing India, says Congress at rally in Delhi
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Modi and “his assistant” Amit Shah should apologise to the country for wrecking the economy, Rahul told a rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.

As Venkaiah lauds Rajya Sabha productivity, last day ends with disruptions
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Proceedings began on a serene note during Zero Hour, with homage being paid to those killed in the December 13, 2001 Parliament attack.

Bill wrecks Constitution… targets Muslims: Oppn parties unite to speak up on CAB
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

The nearly eight-hour fiery debate saw the Opposition opposing the controversial Bill on several grounds. The Congress, which led the charge, focused largely on Constitutional aspects.

Oppn targets govt over Citizenship Amendment Bill: Real agenda installation of Hindu Rashtra
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

CPI’s Binoy Vishwam said he feared the Bill will lead to the “death of India”. “Don’t kill India. Let the people of India live forever. Let the great country march forward. This Bill will be a hindrance to that march.”