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’ 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.

Congress gives Kerala Rajya Sabha seat to estranged ally KC(M), protests in party
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

The move marks the return of KC(M) to the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala a year before Lok Sabha elections, but it has also triggered protests and resentment in the party.

From disquiet to relief: Congress says Pranab Mukherjee showed RSS the mirror
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

Ever since it became known that Mukherjee would attend the RSS event, many Congress leaders including Jairam Ramesh and Ramesh Chennithala had requested him to refrain from going to Nagpur.

Congress for next-generation leaders in Karnataka cabinet, names not finalised
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

Fearing dissent within the party on account of a lack of leadership at the state level since the May 12 Assembly elections, the expansion exercise is being carried out under direct supervision of party president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.

Bypoll results 2018: Opposition parties look at same formula in MP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Senior Opposition leaders said “secular, democratic forces should forge a broad unity” to take on the BJP. “This is the only way to defeat the BJP,” said CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury.

Bypoll results: From Kairana in UP, BJP gets second reminder of Opposition unity
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Lok Sabha, Assembly Bypoll Results 2018: Opposition parties take 11 of 14 Assembly and Lok Sabha seats

Congress has to learn to tell stories – we got to become better storytellers: Salman Khurshid
Wed, May 30, 2018

Ahead of the release of his book “Spectrum Politics”, former Union minister Salman Khurshid speaks with The Indian Express about the UPA government's trials and tribulations, and the Congress party's future.

Congress divided on Pranab Mukherjee’s presence at RSS event
Wed, May 30, 2018

Officially, the party remained silent, preferring to wait and watch. Some leaders hoped Mukherjee, a Congressman all his life, would deliver a strong message on secularism from the RSS platform. Some others were not convinced.

Farm loan, Cabinet posts: At Congress’s mercy, says Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy
Tue, May 29, 2018

Under pressure over farm loans in Karnataka and on the day that the Opposition BJP called for a state-wide bandh, HD Kumaraswamy suggested that he could not waive farmer loans because of opposition from his alliance partner.

Surprise in Congress over Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to RSS
Tue, May 29, 2018

Meanwhile, RSS sources in Nagpur said Pranab Mukherjee had met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at least four times after leaving Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In book on 2G case, Salman Khurshid defends Congress line
Mon, May 28, 2018

The book, Spectrum Politics, comes months after a Delhi court acquitted former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and other accused of corruption and money laundering charges in the 2G spectrum allocation cases.

Digvijaya Singh, Joshi lose charge in AICC reshuffle
Mon, May 28, 2018

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has been appointed as a general secretary and was also given the charge of Andhra Pradesh, the state Singh was looking after.

Congress hits back: All lies, nobody safe, fear, hatred and violence everywhere
Sun, May 27, 2018

Tweeting his report card of the NDA government, Congress president Rahul Gandhi gave an ‘F’ in agriculture, foreign policy and job creation, and ‘A+’ in slogan-creation and self-promotion.

Let’s forget past, forge ties for future: Congress and JD(S) on Karnataka alliance
Tue, May 22, 2018

Over coffee, Kumaraswamy told Rahul and Sonia Gandhi that the Congress-JD(S) pact should be a “long-term relationship”. Rahul agreed. Both leaders said the “coalition should run smoothly, with coordination”.