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.


Articles By Manoj C.G

PM-led committee meets Jan 24 to select new Director of CBI

The decision to call a meeting of the committee on January 24 follows Kharge’s letter to the Prime Minister, urging the convening of a meeting at the earliest “so the public can draw its own conclusions in this matter”.

Alok Verma case: Govt didn’t share Justice Patnaik’s report, says Mallikarjun Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge said it was “wrong” on the government’s part not to have shared the report despite his asking for it.

Respect Maya, Akhilesh; Cong may give surprise in UP, says Rahul Gandhi

It is to be noted that the Congress and the SP had fought the legislative assembly election in an alliance only to be routed by the BJP which won an overwhelming majority in the state. 

Timeline points to PMO, NSA role: Mallikarjun Kharge dissent note

Kharge claimed in the note that there was a “conspiracy at the highest levels of the Government with statutory authorities being found complicit”, which appears to be part of a “pre-meditated decision” to remove Verma.

PM Modi desperate to appoint pliant CBI director, says Cong; BJP hits back

“Fear is now rampaging through Mr Modi’s mind. He can’t sleep. Sacking the CBI Chief #AlokVerma twice in a row, clearly shows that he is now a prisoner of his own lies. Satyamev Jayate,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Alok Verma case: Mallikarjun Kharge dissents, seeks probe into events of October 23 night

Kharge’s note states: “Having examined the contents of the CVC report, it is my considered opinion that Alok Verma be allowed to explain himself before this Committee, along with the charges made against him, prior to any decision being taken.”

Fired, ceremoniously: PM-led selection panel votes 2-1 to remove Alok Verma from CBI Director post

Two days ago, when it set aside the October 23, 2018 orders of the CVC and the government divesting Verma of his powers and functions pending inquiry, the Chief Justice of India-led bench had made it clear that the issue of his divestment was “still open”.

10% quota for general category poor clears Parliament, set to be law

PM calls it victory for social justice, Law Minister says first of many sixes in slog overs; Opp claims polls forced Govt

Opposition parties back quota Bill in Rajya Sabha, but question govt’s timing

Cutting across party lines, Opposition leaders asked whether the Bill would stand judicial scrutiny as the Supreme Court had struck down P V Narasimha Rao’s forward quota move in 1992.

After growing in Odisha, BJP has dropped the ball, says Jay Panda

Panda also says that there is confusion in the BJP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi went soft on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his recent visit to the state.

Citing health, Ajay Maken resigns as Delhi Congress president

While a debilitating back pain has been cited as one of the reasons for Maken’s exit, sources said the constant talk among central leaders about the need to have an alliance with the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi could have played a part.

Centre ready for elections in J&K along with Lok Sabha if EC wants: Rajnath Singh

His statement came after a two-hour debate in Rajya Sabha — it was on a resolution to approve the December 19 proclamation imposing President’s rule — which saw Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley crossing swords, each accusing the other’s party of “alienating” the people of the state.

‘There may be many other tapes’: Rahul Gandhi challenges PM Modi to ‘one-on-one’ debate on Rafale deal

Rahul said the names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and industrialist Anil Ambani would come up the “moment there is a JPC (probe).” He said if the Congress is voted to power, it would order a probe into the Rafale deal.

‘The Accidental Prime Minister’: Congress takes cautious line, says movie is political propaganda

Sources said the party’s top leadership has taken a view that the ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ is a BJP propaganda and should be ignored. The former Prime Minister too refused to react to the contents of the movie.

Uttar Pradesh wants everyone to come together to defeat BJP: Congress

UP Congress president Raj Babbar also played down Akhilesh’s unhappiness with the Congress for not making his party’s lone MLA in Madhya Pradesh a minister, saying people hold grudges against their dear ones and not against strangers.

Triple talaq: Opposition plan mapped before debate; Flag concerns, walk out

On Thursday, sources privy to discussions said the leaders were clear that the Opposition should not be seen as divided — or tepid.

Akhilesh warning signal, Congress waits and watches

The fact, however, remains that SP and BSP have been keeping the Congress guessing, charting a separate course in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and staying away from a recent Opposition meeting.

PMO to Secretary Garg: We red-flagged IL&FS, probe directors’ role

According to sources, Garg asked his office to convene a meeting with the chairpersons of SBI, LIC and Central Bank soon after. While LIC owns 25.34 per cent in IL&FS, Central Bank of India and SBI hold 7.67 per cent and 6.42 per cent, respectively.

Kushwaha crosses over to UPA, BJP leaders rush to calm Paswan

As Kushwaha joined the Congress-RJD-led “mahagathbandhan” at the AICC headquarters in the presence of Congress’s Ahmed Patel, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, Sharad Yadav and Jitan Ram Manjhi, top leaders of the BJP held talks with Union minister Paswan and his son Chirag Paswan.

Congress on Sajjan Kumar verdict: Respect court order, law taking its course

On Monday, the Congress said that Sajjan Kumar was not given a party ticket and does not hold any office whereas those accused of riots have been given positions in Gujarat.