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

Tripura Congress faces crisis, state chief says ‘BJP, RSS people’ eyeing key party posts

Hitting out at Faleiro, who allegedly wants to have him replaced, Barman said he will not allow “BJP and RSS people” to take any “key post” in Tripura Congress.

Sonia Gandhi to Congress CMs: Take party workers along, fulfill promises

Sonia’s message was blunt — the party and the government should not pull in different directions and workers should be made to feel that they have a stake in the government.

Congress set for nationwide agitation: Go to people directly, urges Sonia Gandhi

Chairing her first meeting with top party leaders after returning as Congress president, Sonia Gandhi asked them to go to people directly, saying it is “not enough to be active and aggressive on social media” alone.

As Pawar, Sonia discuss polls, Kripashankar, Urmila Matondkar quit Congress

The resignations came hours after Pawar and Gandhi met and decided to contest an equal number of seats in Maharashtra.

Congress in touch with BSP for Haryana tie-up, Tanwar hits out

There are unconfirmed reports that newly-appointed Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja and CLP leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda met BSP president Mayawati on Sunday night. Both of them denied the reports.

Sonia Gandhi steps in to quell feud in MP unit, to meet Kamal Nath today

Amid war of words, AICC asks leaders to refrain from making public comments

Sitaram Yechury: ‘Habeas corpus means bring body… instead of bringing body, petitioner was asked to visit’

We welcome the interim verdict which they have given, asking that Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami should be shifted to AIIMS, said Sitaram Yechury.

Article 370 was never intended to be forever: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor

Ahead of the release of his latest book The Hindu Way, Tharoor also said that given the “depth of belief” associated with the Ram temple in Ayodhya, “there would have been a case for having some sort of proper temple there, ideally, without destroying another community’s place of worship”.

Need leaders who can speak fearlessly to PM, says Murli Manohar Joshi

Murli Manohar Joshi made the remarks at a memorial meeting for Congress leader and former Union minister S Jaipal Reddy, who died on July 28 in Hyderabad.

Congress leader Jitin Prasada calls for law on population control

Congress leader Jitin Prasada on Sunday called for a law aimed at “stricter” population control and said that population growth is hurting the economy and posing huge challenges.

NRC Final list: Many genuine Indians left out, govt erred deliberately, says Tarun Gogoi

The CPI(M) said exclusion of over 19 lakh people from the list has roused legitimate fears that a large number of Indian citizens have been excluded, and demanded convening an all-party meeting in Assam to discuss it.

Revamp on cards, Sonia Gandhi meets leaders from Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh

Many in the party, however, argued that a mere tweak here and there would be meaningless, and that the party should be focusing on getting its messaging right, especially on issues of ideology and nationalism, to effectively counter the BJP.

Ghulam Nabi Azad on Kashmir: ‘People will know drama was to divert attention’

You keep the people of J&K under lock and key...and announce on television. It is all tamasha, said Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Pakistan uses Rahul remark on J&K, he draws BJP fire

The Congress, meanwhile, slammed Pakistan for “mischievously” dragging Gandhi’s name in the letter. However, the BJP went on the offensive.

Amid Haryana turmoil, Congress may face crisis in Jharkhand

AICC general secretary in-charge of the state, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has had a meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi, but sources said the party is yet to find a compromise formula acceptable to all factions.

Veerappa Moily: Jairam Ramesh speaking like BJP leader, party should take note

Moily said Ramesh should not have spoken like a BJP leader and asked the Congress high command to take “serious notice” of his statement.

Larger SC Bench will hear pleas against J&K move; Yechury visit has rider

CJI bench overrules Centre’s plea that it will have ‘cross-border repercussions’

Kerala Congress chief seeks explanation from Shashi Tharoor, party backs state unit

In a letter addressed to Tharoor, Ramachandran stated that his stand “does not auger well for the party”, even as the Lok Sabha MP defended his stance and urged “fellow Congressmen” to respect his stand.

Singhvi & Tharoor back Jairam on not ‘demonising’ PM, rest in Cong disagree

This comes in the backdrop of several Congress leaders, including former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Jyotiraditya Scindia, openly supporting the government’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370.

Opposition unites to seek release of J&K leaders, divided on Article 370

While parties like BSP, NCP and the AAP were not present, the Trinamool Congress and DMK were silent on Article 370 and bifurcation of the state and instead confined themselves to demanding the release of detained leaders.