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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.

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Ashok Gehlot asks PM Modi to give states more financial room
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

Gehlot said his government is doing all it can to contain the pandemic. “But the main problem is the financial stress that we are facing.”

CWC picks holes in govt’s corona response
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) said the government’s strategy of limited testing was “flawed”, its financial action plan “hopelessly inadequate” and claimed that it went in for the 21-day lockdown “unplanned”.

Initial focus on China, Europe as coronavirus sneaked in through Gulf
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

An analysis by The Indian Express of the travel history of positive cases from 10 states shows that more than half (54.94%) of them with international travel history had come from or through the Gulf nations.

Rahul writes to PM Modi: Millions returning to villages will up risk for elderly there
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Referring to the 21-day lockdown, Rahul said he thinks the “government will eventually extend this even further” and argued that “it is critical for us to understand that India’s conditions are unique.

Lockdown in India: Oppn asks govt to help stranded migrants with transportation, food
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Arguing that the lockdown is beginning to have a detrimental effect on thousands of such people, she asked him to issue a “national advisory” to assist those who are trapped in transit.

Trade unions ask PM Modi to help transfer money to workers amid lockdown
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Both the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), affiliated to the RSS, and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), linked with the CPI(M), have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to see that Rs 5,000 is transferred to every worker as wage relief in this lockdown period.

As India begins lockdown, trade unions write to PM Modi asking for financial aid for daily wage labourers
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Both Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) of the RSS and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) of the CPM asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to see that Rs 5,000 is transferred to every worker as a wage relief.

Coronavirus: Congress backs PM Modi’s lockdown, questions lack of financial aid
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Congress leader Anand Sharma said, “You have to ensure that the poor and the vulnerable are taken care of. It is still strange that there is no package, no economic package, and food guarantees for the poor.”

Coronavirus: Rajasthan considers arresting those who violate lockdown
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said the shutdown will have to be implemented with “surgical precision”.

Under the spotlight: Feeble efforts by Congress brass to resolve MP crisis
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Many party leaders point out that there was a lack of visible and aggressive effort and intervention on the part of the top leadership to save the Congress government.

Time to announce partial to total lockdowns in most towns, cities: P Chidambaram
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram speaks to The Indian Express on what he thinks about the government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Congress’ Abhishek Manu Singhvi to move Bill for enforcing two-child norm
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

In the Bill, the disincentives for those who do not comply include barring them from contesting elections, getting promotions in government services, receiving government subsidy — barring those in the BPL category —or applying for Group A jobs.

Scindia shadow: Rs 25 crore-worth advertisements for CM Ashok Gehlot, 0 for Deputy Sachin Pilot
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Since the exit of Jyotiraditya Scindia, parallels have been drawn between Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan — the context being the disharmony between established veteran leaders and ambitious young faces in the party.

Heartburn in Congress after party names Rajya Sabha poll candidates
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

The party has fielded Hooda’s son Deepender from Haryana, overlooking Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala and state Congress president Kumari Selja, who is retiring from the Upper House.

Eight months ago, Jyotiraditya Scindia said: ‘BJP tries to grab power through back door’
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

On Tuesday, Scindia quit the Congress, setting the ball rolling for the BJP’s efforts to topple the Kamal Nath-led Congress government, which was voted to power in Madhya Pradesh in December 2018.

Jyotiraditya Scindia latest in string of exits, Congress leaders fear more will join queue
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Ever since the Congress was defeated in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, over half-a-dozen former Union ministers, three former chief ministers, at least four present and past state presidents are among those who have left.

From contender for party president’s post to deserter: Jyotiraditya Scindia’s changing fortunes in Congress
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

He along with couple of his coevals were touted as the party’s GenNext, who were expected to reposition the grand old party as a young, modern outfit.

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Scindia resigns from Congress, may get BJP RS ticket
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

22 MLAs, including six state ministers, have also tendered their resignation from the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.

In Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath govt battles threat from Scindia camp, BJP sniffs a chance
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Sources close to Scindia said his fight is for “justice” with “no intention to rock the boat”. They say he has been “ignored” and is “upset” with the “one-man show” in the state in a reference to Nath. His supporters suspect there could be “foul play” if he is not the first choice.

Cong stays away as 6 Opp parties demand release of J&K leaders
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

The statement has been signed by NCP’s Sharad Pawar, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee, JD(S) leader H D Deve Gowda, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja, RJD leader Manoj Kumar Jha, and former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie.

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