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

Lok Sabha elections: Congress hopes to give Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi boost to Delhi campaign

The party, sources said, is planning to hold a Rahul-Priyanka roadshow as well as a rally which will be addressed by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. According to sources, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could be asked to address a press conference.

Sachin Pilot: ‘No matter how much BJP tries, bread and butter issues will be decisive when people vote’

The elections are, and should be, fought on matters (of interest) to the common citizens – development issues, social issues, social empowerment, price-rise, governance issues, says Sachin Pilot.

Reached out to Sisodia but he didn’t respond: Chacko

The Congress is now planning to finalise its candidates for all seven Lok Sabha seats in the capital Wednesday.

Karnataka: Factionalism new chapter in Republic of Ballari

Once a Congress bastion, Ballari had slipped into BJP hands in 2004 largely because of the influence of the Reddy brothers, who were mining barons.

In Haryana, political dynasts corner most seats for Congress

While the party high command is reluctant to appoint him as state Congress president by replacing Ashok Tanwar, former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has staked claim to contest from Sonepat seat. His son Deepender Hooda, the sitting MP from Rohtak, is set to contest again from the seat.

Haryana: Unease in Congress as dynasts line up for tickets

While the party high command is reluctant to appoint him as state Congress president by replacing Ashok Tanwar, former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has staked claim to contest from Sonepat seat.

Kotla Jayasurya Prakash Reddy: ‘Tried to revive (Cong) but there is no chance… Will take 15 yrs’

"I invited Rahul Gandhi to address a public rally. But there are other things.... Leader is good, (the) family is very good, they want to improve the party. But local sentiment... they can’t help it," Reddy said.

Andhra Pradesh: Why, in seats where Muslims have a say, Jagan holds edge

According to Central data, the community constitutes over 10 per cent of the population in as many as six districts — Krishna, Guntur, Nellore, Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapur — and about 10 per cent in Prakasam and Chittoor.

Mangalgiri, Andhra: On tough seat, Lokesh’s ‘selfless’ fight, selfie itch

The Andhra Pradesh IT, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister and son of AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu, Lokesh has taken a gamble by choosing to make his electoral debut from Mangalagiri, one of the two Assembly constituencies in capital region Amaravati.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Ab hoga NYAY’ – Congress’ campaign tagline banks on minimum income promise

The Indian Express had on March 30 reported that the campaign tagline of the Congress would be centred around the word NYAY. The party had finalised the agencies to execute the campaign a fortnight ago.

At NREGA ground zero, where it all began, TDP holds the seat & YSR son Jagan the surprise card

Surrounded by parched fields and rock formations, the village is part of the Singanamala assembly segment, one of the seven inside the Anantapur Lok Sabha constituency, all of which go to vote in the first phase on April 11.

Nara Lokesh: ‘There is a good two months to go… It is anyone’s battle’

Like his father, Nara Lokesh frames the election as a battle between the TDP and Narendra Modi, and insists the TDP is not anti-Congress.

Congress, AAP complain to Election Commission against NaMo TV

Since the channel is not mentioned in the I&B Ministry's list of permitted private satellite channels, Congress told the EC that either “the channel “Content TV” is being broadcast as a government-sponsored channel” or it has “not got any official clearance” from the I&B Ministry.

Rahul Gandhi to contest from Kerala too, Congress says unity message to South

Ideal seat as it is located in the trijunction of TN, Kerala and Karnataka: Congress

Rahul Gandhi’s second seat Wayanad: BJP calls it panic, Left says Cong has lost the plot

Speaking to The Indian Express, Karat said Rahul’s decision “goes against the stated commitment of the Congress that they are going to fight the BJP and defeat the BJP”.

Restructuring military, civil-military integration: Hooda report suggestions submitted to Rahul Gandhi

Rahul had on February 22 announced setting up of a task force on national security headed by Hooda, who oversaw the September 2016 surgical strike across the Line of Control.

Secular parties must accommodate each other… that was not kept in mind by some parties: D Raja, CPI secy

On a day the CPI released its manifesto for the upcoming polls, party national secretary D Raja speaks to The Indian Express on the party’s promises and on why alliances could not be worked out in some states

Bihar: Hiccup in Grand Alliance as Congress insists on seat in Mithilanchal

Amid the tussle, the Congress could not announce the candidature of Shatrughan Sinha, the BJP MP and actor-turned-politician who joined the party on Thursday.

Behind Opposition’s sting video: London firm, Romanian director, and one Catherine

The Opposition released a sting video showing an alleged BJP functionary purportedly exchanging scrapped notes after demonetisation on a commission of 40 per cent.

Minimum Rs 6000 a month to 20% of India’s poorest: Congress pollitics

After a meeting of the Congress Working Committee which approved the draft manifesto, Rahul said the Nyunatam Aay Yojana (Nyay) scheme was a “ground breaking idea’ and would mark the beginning of the final assault on poverty.