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

Jharkhand polls: BJP talks about alliances but NDA seems decimated, says Singh

"Our performance in Lok Sabha elections (in Jharkhand) was also extremely encouraging. Regardless of the BJP wave in North India, the Congress did quite well," Singh said.

Congress closes door on Sena but NCP window still open

At least two senior Congress leaders, told The Indian Express that they expected a deadlock and that the state could be heading for a spell of President’s Rule.

Rebuilding Babri Masjid to welcoming Ram temple, how Cong re-calibrates

The Congress, which sank into political insignificance in the Hindi heartland in the last three decades after it got caught in the Mandal (social justice) versus Kamandal (Hindutva) narrative, appeared to be circumspect and wary of the political fallout of the verdict especially since it was a unanimous one.

Post Ayodhya verdict, Congress says in favour of construction of Ram temple

Ayodhya Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid Case Verdict: A five-judge Constitution bench, earlier today, passed a unanimous judgment on the disputed land in Ayodhya allotting the land to the Ramjanmabhoomi Trust, adding that an alternative piece of five acres of land would be allotted to the Muslims for a mosque. 

MP’s message to AICC caught on camera: Act fast, name a face for 2021 Assam polls

Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Pradyut Bordoloi was caught on camera telling Congress general secretary in charge of Assam, Harish Rawat, that “AICC is notorious for indecisiveness” and should act fast if it wants to contest the 2021 elections seriously.

Jharkhand elections: Congress-JMM reach seat-sharing agreement, to be announced today

While JMM working president Hemant Soren wants the alliance to declare him as the CM face, the Congress is not keen.

Jharkhand: JMM-Congress talks hit hurdle, dispute over four seats

The Congress’s bid to rope in Babulal Marandi’s JVM(P) to stitch together a grand Opposition alliance has also not met with success, complicating its efforts to upstage the BJP government in the state.

Congress claims credit for govt decision to stay off RCEP

Opposition leaders took on the BJP-led government for joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, before it became clear later that India has put on hold its decision to join RCEP.

Sharad Pawar meets Sonia: Can’t say what happens in future

After the meeting, he signalled that the two parties are keeping all their options open. He said the NCP and Congress don’t have the numbers to form an alternative government “as on today” but added he “can’t say what will happen” in the future.

Maharashtra Congress leaders meet Sonia Gandhi, she may speak to Sharad Pawar soon

Sources said the leaders have conveyed to her that the Sena is “feeling humiliated” and its chief Uddhav Thackeray is upset with the BJP over its reluctance to accept the 50:50 power-sharing formula.

Congress leaders threw in towel even before Maharashtra, Haryana elections: Ashok Gehlot

Gehlot was speaking at The Indian Express Idea Exchange Friday even as the Election Commission announced the schedule for Assembly elections in Jharkhand.

Govt seeks privacy breach explanation, WhatsApp says it is taking action

The Ministry of Home Affairs, in a statement, said “attempts to malign the Government of India for the reported breach are completely misleading”.

Gurudas Dasgupta: A powerful voice of downtrodden, an indefatigable crusader against corruption

Known for his oratory skills, Dasgupta worked as a parliamentarian for 25 years – first as a Rajya Sabha member for three terms in 1985, 1988 and 1994 and again as a Member of Parliament for two terms in 2004 and 2009.

Ahead of Supreme Court ruling on Ayodhya, Congress works on its response

The Congress was caught off guard by the BJP government’s Jammu and Kashmir gambit. And it does not want to repeat the mistake.

EU MPs’ Kashmir visit sponsored by govt, insult to Parliament: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Left parties, too, continued to target the government. CPI’s Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam wrote to PM Narendra Modi requesting that he be allowed to visit J&K since a foreign delegation was given a “red carpet’’ entry.

Hemant Soren: ‘Alliance should declare CM face… JMM will contest more than half seats’

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha will tie up with the Congress, but will lead the alliance and will contest more than half of the seats in the state on its own.

EU MPs head to J&K today, angry Opposition tells Govt you didn’t allow us

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence Monday, and were briefed separately by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

As Congress awaits Ayodhya verdict, two key leaders say they want a temple

There have been divergent views in the Congress on key issues such as the abrogation of Article 370, NRC, the Citizenship Amendment Bill, and now, Ayodhya.

Assembly elections result: Rahul Gandhi stays in shadow as Congress sees a glimmer

Maharashtra, Haryana assembly election results: While Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said she was “really happy” with the party’s performance in Haryana, the Congress made no secret of the fact that the showing could have been much better had key decisions been taken early in the run-up to the elections.

Ex-Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam: We did not fight the elections properly

We did not fight the elections (properly). The BJP has a style. It creates a huge propaganda two-three months before the elections --- ab ki baar 200 paar (for Maharashtra); in Haryana, 75 paar.