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Monday, July 16, 2018

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.


Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman post: YSRCP decides to vote against BJP candidate
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

YSRCP chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy held a meeting with the party’s regional coordinators and party leaders where he announced the decision. The party has two members in Rajya Sabha.

Rahul Gandhi seeks feedback from party on possible poll tie-ups
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

Rahul on Saturday met state presidents and AICC in-charge of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan to assess the party’s preparation for the state elections due later this year.

Reaching out to Muslims, Rahul Gandhi asked about his visits to temples
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Rahul’s meeting, possibly to counter the BJP’s Sampark for Samarthan campaign, is the first in a series of such interactions planned.

Bengal Congress split on TMC tie-up, Rahul Gandhi says wait
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

Deepa Dasmunsi told Rahul Gandhi that the party should not take any decision that will wipe out the party from the state and honour sentiments of Congress workers who are still holding the Congress flag aloft under TMC attack, said sources.

Rahul Gandhi to meet Bengal leaders amid threat of TMC switch by MLAs
Fri, Jul 06, 2018

A section, which has the backing of state chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, is favouring a tie-up with Left parties to fight Banerjee while another is suggesting that the party should enter into an understanding with the Trinamool Congress to counter the BJP.

Congress pick Dinesh Gundu Rao for Karnataka unit chief post ruffles feathers
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

A section of the Congress leaders argued that the decision would upset the delicate social balance and ruffle the feathers of many senior leaders.

Parties doing SC, ST, OBC politics will have to snap ties with BJP: Congress
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

Shaktisinh Gohil, AICC general secretary in-charge of Bihar, said a thin line separates internal democracy and indiscipline, and asked the state leadership to convey to the leaders and MLAs not to breach the line.

Congress working on grand alliance in Maharashtra, says Ashok Chavan
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

Chavan said the Congress is ready for polls but is working together to forge a grand alliance to ensure that there is no division in anti-BJP votes, a lesson the party has learnt perhaps from the recent Palghar Lok Sabha by-elections which the BJP won.

In Bengal, Congress group wants tie-up with TMC
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

Some of these Congress leaders have already reached out to the TMC to explore the possibility of a pact and have contacted the party high command with their proposal.

Parliamentary affairs minister attacking Opposition a new trend: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Days before he demits office as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, P J Kurien on Tuesday said the trend of both the government and opposition indulging in “one-upmanship” should change for smooth functioning of Parliament.

Sardar Patel was ready to give Kashmir to Pakistan in lieu of Hyderabad, says Congress leader Saifuddin Soz
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Calling Jawaharlal Nehru and Patel “great sons of India”, Soz said Sardar Patel was a pragmatist and in “good faith, offered Kashmir to Liaquat Ali Khan”, the first prime minister of Pakistan.

PM refusing to meet a CM is rebuffing state govt: Pinarayi Vijayan
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

Asked whether the Prime Minister’s refusal to meet him should be viewed through the prism of politics, Vijayan said, “It is politics. It is rebuffing a state government. It cannot be done.”

Antony, Pinarayi share stage, seek space for contrary views
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

Antony reminded that no one can alone prevent the growing attack on fundamental rights.

Congress’ Saifuddin Soz: Pervez Musharraf was right, Kashmiris will prefer to be independent
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Congress’ Saifuddin Soz says the government “should have realized much earlier that it was wrong for it to dilute the autonomy that was enshrined in Article 370 of the Constitution of India and the Delhi Agreement of 1952 between (Jawaharlal) Nehru and the Sheikh.”

Omar Abdullah for early polls, Rahul Gandhi says BJP-PDP set fire to J&K
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Omar Abdullah called for fresh elections while the Congress indicated that it preferred the imposition of Governor’s rule at this juncture.

AAP protest divides ‘united’ Opposition, Congress slams Arvind Kejriwal
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

While the Congress accused Arvind Kejriwal of indulging in theatrics to divert attention from its “failures”, other Opposition parties came out in support of the AAP’s battle against the BJP-led Centre.

PJ Kurien on Rajya Sabha seat to Kerala Congress: Will raise communal divide, help BJP
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

PJ Kurien alleged that the “brain” behind the decision is former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy, and that others like Chennithala merely went along.

Top Opposition leaders skip Rahul Gandhi’s first iftaar as Congress president
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The Samajwadi Party was unrepresented at the event. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, too, was not present —she is yet to return from abroad. The toast of the event was Mukherjee, who came face to face with Rahul for the first time at a public event since his visit to the RSS headquarters.

Karnataka: Disgruntled Congress MLAs meet Rahul Gandhi
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

MB Patil is heading 15-20 prominent Congress MLAs who are disgruntled over not being given ministerial berths in the H D Kumaraswamy government.

Kamal Nath: In talks with BSP, all smaller parties… nothing is signed, sealed up till now
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

Congress leader Kamal Nath says he is in talks with the BSP and other smaller parties over seat-sharing arrangement and suggests that the party’s face for the Assembly polls will be the farmer in distress, unemployed youth, the unhappy trader and the insecure women.