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19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress leaders meet CAG seeking probe into Rafale deal

A Congress delegation on Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General to seek a probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets by the Narendra Modi government.The delegation consisting of senior party leaders A.K. Antony, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Modi compromised national security in Rafale deal : A.K. Antony

Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "gravely compromising national security and defence preparedness" by reducing to 36 the number of Rafale fighter jets purchased from France."In 2000, the Indian Air Force...

22-Aug-2018 Alappuzha (Kerala)

Relax norms for aid to come from abroad : A.K. Antony

Congress leader A.K. Antony on Wednesday asked the Modi government to rewrite the rules so that financial support can come from abroad for flood-hit Kerala."If the rule was changed by the previous government, I have no qualms to say that the Modi government should...

20-Feb-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Congress starts preparing for Lok Sabha polls

The Kerala unit of the Congress has started preparing for the Lok Sabha polls after former Defence Minister A.K. Antony said last week that the Central government might go for elections later this year.Congress General Secretary Thampanoor Ravi on Tuesday...

11-Feb-2018 Kochi

Reveal Rafale truth to clear doubts : A.K. Antony

Former Defence Minister and senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday asked the Central government to reveal the purchase price and other terms and conditions of the Rafale fighter deal with France to clear doubts about the controversial defence contract."In...

21-Jan-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

A.K. Antony slams Kerala CPI-M for ruling out anti-BJP pact with Congress

Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday slammed the CPI-M's Kerala delegation, whom he termed as instrumental in the decision, arrived at the party's Central Committee meeting in Kolkata, ruling out any alliance with the Congress to fight the BJP.Speaking...

01-Nov-2017 Kasargode (Kerala)

Modi government has to be defeated to righten economy: A.K. Anthony

Senior Congress leader and former Defence Minister A.K. Anthony on Wednesday attacked the Centre, saying demonetisation and GST had ruined the economy and the only way it could be set right was to ensure that the Modi government is defeated in the next Lok...

31-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

BJP trying to tinker with history: A.K. Antony

Senior Congress leader and former Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday accused the BJP government at the Centre and states of "trying to tinker" with history to suit its needs."The BJP is trying to tinker with history by trying to place Bharatiya Jana Sangh...

06-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Modi government crushing voices of dissent : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Tuesday accused the Modi government of "crushing voices of dissent" and attacked it over its performance in the last three years, calling it a "hero on TV and zero on the ground".Briefing reporters after a meeting of the Congress Working...

07-May-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Congress will bounce back : A.K. Antony

Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday said his party will bounce back strongly after the defeats in the February-March assembly elections in five states."Setbacks are only a temporary phenomenon as the Congress will bounce back very strongly. The need of the...

02-May-2017 New Delhi

Three incidents of mutilation of soldiers under NDA : A.K. Antony

Congress leader A.K. Antony on Tuesday said that in his eight years as Defence Minister during the UPA regime just one incident of mutilation of Indian soldiers' bodies had taken place, but since the BJP-led NDA came to power in May 2014 three such incidents...

30-Apr-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Congress party polls should not end up in fracas : A.K. Antony

Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday asked his partymen to ensure that the upcoming organisational polls, if they take place, should not end up in fracas.He said this while speaking to reporters at his home here soon after renewing his party membership.State...

05-Mar-2017 Kozhikode (Kerala)

Deal with rape accused Catholic priest like criminal : A.K. Antony

Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday lashed out at the Catholic priest accused of rape, saying that he should be dealt with like a criminal.The priest, 49-year-old Robin Vadakkanchery, has been accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, who later delivered...

06-Feb-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Oust Modi to save India's diversity : A.K. Antony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be ousted in elections to save Indian diversity, Congress leader A.K. Antony said on Monday.The strength of India was the unity in diversity that the country was known for and today that has been destroyed by the RSS-controlled...

15-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear in Agusta : A.K. Antony

Former Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Thursday said there were no skeletons in the UPA's closet pertaining to the AgustaWestland helicopter deal."We have nothing to hide, nothing to fear, no role in it. We are very clear," Antony said outside Parliament."Many...

02-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Congress holds Modi government responsible for ex-soldier's suicide

The Congress on Wednesday held Narendra Modi government responsible for an ex-soldier's suicide over implementation of One Rank One Pension and accused it of diluting the scheme.The Congress also blamed the government for illegally detaining party Vice President...

24-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Congress attacks BJP for buying only 36 Rafale jets

The Congress on Saturday attacked the BJP-led central government for buying only 36 Rafale fighter jets from France instead of the 126 finalised during the UPA era, saying the situation for the Indian Air Force (IAF) was becoming "critical and volatile"."During...

18-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Attack on military camp a serious lapse : A.K. Antony

The attack on the military camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday that left 17 soldiers dead is "a serious security lapse", former Defence Minister A.K. Antony said."This incident comes close on the heels of what happened in Pathankot. At both these places...

23-Aug-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Kashmir like volcano about to erupt : A.K. Antony

Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Tuesday said the Kashmir situation was like a volcano about to erupt and favoured sending an all-party delegation there to find a political solution to the violence in the valley."The Kashmir Valley is like a volcano about...

20-Aug-2016 Kochi

Bickering in Congress in Kerala led to loss of power : A.K. Antony

Never ending bickering within the Congress party in Kerala led to the loss of power in the state, senior Congress leader A.K. Antony said here on Saturday.Addressing a meeting of his party's elected representatives, Antony said: "We failed to retain power...

20-Jun-2016 New Delhi

100 percent FDI in defence not in national interest: A.K. Antony

Former Defence Minister AK Antony said allowing 100 per cent FDI in defence meant throwing the sector into the hands of "Nato-American defense manufacturers", which poses a threat to national security.Antony, in a statement, also pointed out that the move came...

04-May-2016 New Delhi

Punish bribe takers in AgustaWestland, don't threaten: A.K. Antony

Former defence minister A.K. Antony on Wednesday said it was "beyond doubt bribe was given" in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal and it is the duty of the present-day government to punish those guilty.Participating in the Rajya Sabha debate on the issue of...

04-May-2016 New Delhi

UPA tried to end graft in defence procurement: A.K. Antony

Former defence minister A.K. Antony on Wednesday said the erstwhile UPA government had constantly tried to eliminate corruption from defence procurement."UPA onwards, there has been a constant effort that we eliminate corruption from the defence procurement,"...

30-Apr-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

BJP destroying peaceful communal atmosphere in Kerala: A.K. Antony

Hitting out hard at the BJP, former defence minister A.K. Antony on Saturday said the party is "trying to destroy the peaceful communal atmosphere of the state and hoped the party is not able to open its account in the Kerala assembly.Talking to reporters here,...

06-Feb-2016 Kochi

Chandy government will retain power: A.K. Antony

The Oommen Chandy government in Kerala will retain power in the assembly elections scheduled later this year, former defence minister A.K. Antony said on Saturday -- a hope contrary to the state's history so far."There has been no government that has done...

07-Jan-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Break silence on Pathankot attack, Antony tells Modi

Former defence minister A.K. Antony on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should break his silence on the terror attack at the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in Punjab."There was a serious lapse and there were enough hints... but no action has been...

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