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 boxed in, BJP benefits and CPM scrambles for cover in rapidly shifting Sabarimala politics
Fri, Oct 19, 2018

So far, TDB has toed the line of the CPM-led government but today it said it was ready for a “climbdown” to bring peace to the hill shrine, including a review petition.

#MeToo: No Vishakha panel, disconnect, disquiet in political parties
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

On Tuesday, even as the #MeToo movement quickened the exit of Fairoz Khan, head of the Congress’s student wing, over charges of sexual misconduct, the Congress party itself preferred to play safe.

Telangana activist Gummadi Vithal Rao meets Gandhis: ‘May fight KCR if other parties want’
Sat, Oct 13, 2018

While he told The Indian Express that he is not interested in joining the Congress, he added that he will be part of any movement launched by the party to 'save the Constitution, and save India.'

#MeToo movement: New allegations of assault, Govt weighs its Akbar option
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

#MeToo movement: While there has been no reaction from Akbar, on a visit to Nigeria with a trade delegation, or the Government so far, the Opposition ramped up pressure raising questions on the Government’s commitment to women’s rights.

CPM sets goal to bring ‘secular govt’: Sitaram Yechury doesn’t rule out backing Congress-led govt
Tue, Oct 09, 2018

Having identified defeating the BJP as its main task, the party on Monday added a new goal: ensuring formation of an alternative secular government at the Centre.

No unanimity in CPM on Bengal alliance for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

The Bengal CPM had been demanding that the party enter into an understanding with the Congress to defeat the Trinamool Congress and BJP.

No alliance with Congress in all five poll-bound states, says CPM
Mon, Oct 08, 2018

CPM is yet to take a final call on its Lok Sabha strategy, as there is no unanimity on the issue, and a final decision may be taken only in January, it is learnt.

BSP’s unreasonable demand in Madhya Pradesh led to talks breaking down: Congress leader
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

Mayawati Wednesday said her party will contest the polls in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on its own. Calling the Congress “arrogant” with a “casteist and communal mindset”, she said people had not forgiven the Congress for their “corrupt government”.

Sabarimala: Congress backs verdict, says Kerala unit free to make own demand
Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Congress Rajya Sabha MP and senior lawyer Abhishek Singhvi, who was the counsel for the Devaswom Board in Supreme Court, said he feels a review petition should be filed.

Outgoing CJI Dipak Misra tenure: Some strong judgments, some controversies
Tue, Oct 02, 2018

Former Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said the outgoing CJI was “not considered to be very friendly to social justice issues”.

Tariq Anwar quits NCP over Sharad Pawar’s ‘defence’ of PM Modi
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

There is speculation that Anwar could join either the Congress or the RJD. “Congress is my parent party....That option is also open. But I haven’t taken a decision so far. I have not spoken to the leader of any party,” he said.

Congress dials Sharad Pawar over Rafale remarks
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday spoke to Pawar, who had in a way contradicted party president Rahul Gandhi’s repeated finger-pointing at the Prime Minister.

Congress goes to CVC over Rafale jet deal: Seize contract files, register FIR
Tue, Sep 25, 2018

In New Delhi, a Congress delegation met Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary and sought a thorough scrutiny of the Rafale deal, alleging that it caused loss to the exchequer and endangered national security.

Govt to ask TV channels, FM stations to mark surgical strikes
Sat, Sep 22, 2018

The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has also requested lyricist Prasoon Joshi to write a special anthem “invoking patriotism in the light of surgical strike commemoration”, according to a note by I&B Secretary Amit Khare.

From allowance to jail term: Congress, Asaduddin Owaisi raise red flags on provisions
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

On Wednesday, the Congress argued that the government had not defined subsistence allowance or quantified the amount. Owaisi said the burden of proof also lies on a “poor Muslim woman” and asked “who will come and give evidence in favour of her”.

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Veterans to head key Congress panels
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

The nine-member core committee and the manifesto and campaign panels met here to begin preparations for the elections.

J&K: Local polls without NC, PDP futile exercise, says Congress
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

The two major political parties in the state — the NC and the PDP — decided to boycott the polls saying that the Centre was yet to declare its stand on Article 35A.

Blood Will Have Blood
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

A well-researched, engaging book filled with sordid tales of the victims — those of the CPI(M) and the Sangh Parivar — experiences of the survivors, the trauma of the near and dear ones and interviews of some of the masterminds and behind-the-scenes operators who spread terror in the killing fields of Kannur, which Ullekh self-deprecatingly calls the “Sicily of Kerala.”

Congress leader Kapil Sibal interview: Where has PM Modi brought this country to?
Sat, Sep 08, 2018

On Modi being the most popular leader, Kapil Sibal reiterated 2004 elections, "Remember, in 2004 (then PM Atal Bihari) Vajpayee-ji was also the most popular leader, and there was no leader in the opposition. People said...India Shining (BJP’s 2004 campaign slogan)... and there is nobody to match Vajpayee. (But) what happened?"

Section 377 | From explicit No to a qualified Yes: How political class stalled, blinked
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Section 377 verdict: Five years later, much water may have flown down the bridge but political parties are still reluctant to come out and applaud the Constitution Bench ruling today