India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 20, 2015
Amid speculation over Rahul Gandhi taking charge as Congress chief, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh today said the Congress vice-president is "preparing" to assume the mantle and is cobbling together his team as he does not want to take over as an individual.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 30, 2015
Asserting that Opposition has been vindicated on the Land bill issue, Congress today said the country had lost eight months due to "politics of obstinacy, rigidity and non-engagement" by the Modi Government.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Saturday August 29, 2015
The Congress today raised an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for choosing the notification route to govern compensations for more than a dozen types of land acquisition instead of deciding the matter in Parliament..
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 25, 2015
Congress was not against the Good and Services Tax bill, but the support of the party, which has suggested four amendments to the BJP's draft, was vital to get it passed in the Rajya Sabha, senior leader Jairam Ramesh said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 20, 2015
Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an "auction PM" and not "action PM" over the way he announced the Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package for Bihar, the Congress today said people will not tolerate such mockery of their self-respect.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday August 19, 2015
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today said his party had differences with the government on three issues concerning the Land Acquisition Bill, including the time period of returning land to the owner if it is not used.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday August 19, 2015
With the government contemplating a special session of Parliament over the GST Bill, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today said it cannot be passed without his party's support and sought four amendments.
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday August 2, 2015
The Congress opened another front against the BJP on Sunday, alleging a Rs 100-crore scam against its leader and former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Singh Dhumal and his son, lawmaker Anurag Thakur.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 2, 2015
Congress today hit back at Union Minister Mahesh Sharma for his suggestion of 'no work, no pay' policy over logjam in Parliament, saying such views were "wrong" as Congress MPs were "working hard".
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Thursday July 16, 2015
The Joint Parliamentary Committee, examining the controversial land acquisition bill, today sought one-week extension to submit its report to Parliament amid a 'no show' by senior government officials.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu and Harsha Kumari Singh, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday June 29, 2015
The Congress today alleged that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, her son Dushyant Singh and former IPL chief Lalit Modi had illegally converted the Dholpur Palace - a government property - into a luxury hotel.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday June 29, 2015
The Congress on Monday said Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had "direct financial dealings" with IPL's former chief Lalit Modi and a company owned by them was managing a public property as a private property.
India News | NDTV.com | Monday June 29, 2015
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh is addressing a press conference to take on the Modi government in the Lalit Modi row.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Thursday June 25, 2015
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje continued her silence on the massive political storm that has engulfed her, speaking about the state's development at a public function this morning, but refusing to answer questions on an affidavit that the Congress has brandished demanding her resignation for supporting Lalit Modi.
India News | NDTV.com | Monday June 22, 2015
Congress attacks the government over Lalit Modi's travel to Britain and the alleged involvement of Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the controversy.
India News | Friday June 19, 2015
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today coined a new yoga asana to deride what he called Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the Lalit Modi controversy - the "Lalit-Asana."
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 26, 2015
Congress leader and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of weakening the democratic foundation of the country and threatening those who are raising their voice against his government, saying it was not a 'BJP Sarkar' but 'Modi Sarkar'.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 25, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were "two sides of a coin" as they were both "dictatorial", Congress today said attacking the ruling parties at the Centre and the state and claimed that they have reached a tacit understanding.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 24, 2015
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today said eminent people like IT czar Narayana Murty should question Prime Minister Narendra PM Modi about his change in stand on several key issues which he had opposed before coming to power.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 4, 2015
The Congress will continue to oppose the land Bill as it is "anti-farmer and dilutes the pro-farmer provisions of Land Acquisition Act-2013" which was passed with the consent of all parties, former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 26, 2015
Senior Congress leader and former union minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said the land acquisition amendments issue will act as a 'sanjeevani' for the party in 2015 just as Chikmagalur was to Congress in 1978.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 5, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running "the most centralised" government ever in India's history, marginalising his Cabinet, BJP, and Lawmakers, former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today said.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Sunday March 15, 2015
Former Rural Development Jairam Ramesh today admitted that several chief ministers, including some from the Congress, expressed "fears and concerns" about implementing the UPA's 2013 Land Acquisition Bill.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday March 13, 2015
Four years after party vice president Rahul Gandhi launched an agitation against forcible land acquisition in 2011 in this village in western Uttar Pradesh, Congress today began a protest march from in Parsaul against the new Land Acquisition Bill.