India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 28, 2015
Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for terming secularism as "most misused word" and said questioning secularism was a fundamental threat to the Indian republic and Constitution.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday November 23, 2015
The contentious land acquisition bill is set to generate heat in the Winter Session of Parliament with Congress today demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make a statement in the first week on government's plans on the issue.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday October 23, 2015
Saying that eating preferences cannot be imposed on society, senior Congress leader, Jairam Ramesh said that the current controversy over beef reflects the "intolerance" of some BJP leaders and rank and file.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 20, 2015
Emergency gave "democratic credentials" to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) by bringing it into the mainstream of Indian politics, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said, terming its imposition as a "wrong" move by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 19, 2015
Congress today virtually dismissed as "frivolous" remarks by Jairam Ramesh that time was up for leaders above the age of 60 with Rahul Gandhi bringing a new team when he takes over as the party president.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 18, 2015
Rahul Gandhi would bring with him a new team for the Congress when he takes over as its President by March next year or even earlier, senior leader Jairam Ramesh today said, indicating that leaders above the age of 60 may only play an advisory role under the new dispensation.
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.