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23-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress-BJP dogfight over Rafale intensifies

The political dogfight over the Rafale deal peaked on Sunday with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking to discredit former France President Francois Hollande's revelation about choice of the offset partner and even found a link to his claim to Congress...

23-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Narendra Modi violated secrecy oath in Rafale deal : Anand Sharma

Intensifying its attack over the raging Rafale controversy, the Congress on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of violating the oath of secrecy by revealing details of the new deal to an industrialist who subsequently became an offset partner instead of...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress demands urgent probe by CAG into Rafale scam

Continuing its campaign on Rafale deal, a Congress delegation on Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General seeking an "urgent probe" into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets by the Modi government."A delegation of Congress leadership has met the CAG...

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...

08-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Modi is arrogant, doesn't lead, he dictates : Anand Sharma

Taking strong objection to BJPs criticism of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Congress on Saturday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him arrogant and one who had no respect for democracy.During the BJP's National Executive meeting here,...

13-Aug-2018 Bhubaneswar

BJP, BJD indulging in match-fixing : Anand Sharma

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Monday said there has been match-fixing between the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)."It's match-fixing between BJD and BJP or else what is the reason that the BJD supports every wrong decision...

15-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Modi is a peddler of lies, must apologise to nation : Anand Sharma

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "peddler of untruths", Congress on Sunday demanded an apology from him for calling it a "Muslim party".It also challenged Modi to discuss his accusations against the Congress in Parliament during the Monsoon Session beginning...

03-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Congress seeks apology from Prasad over his remarks on SC/ST act

Congress on Tuesday termed as "factually incorrect" Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's remarks that the Central government was not a party in the apex court in the case pertaining to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and...

18-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Modi government making Pakistan policy divisive : Anand Sharma

Stressing that Modi government has no roadmap and its Pakistan policy was a disaster, the Congress on Sunday said the government has made the policy towards Islamabad as a "divisive domestic issue".The Congress, in its resolution on foreign policy, recognised...

06-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Allegations related to 80:20 scheme false : Anand Sharma

The Congress on Tuesday said the allegations levelled by the BJP against former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram of favouring select private traders through 80:20 gold import scheme were "false" and "baseless".Addressing media persons outside Parliament,...

15-Feb-2018 Shillong

BJP 'match fixing' with NPP in Meghalaya elections : Anand Sharma

Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Thursday accused the BJP of "match fixing" with the National People's Party (NPP), while terming the United Democratic Party (UDP)its "side player" for the February 27 assembly polls.Ridiculing the BJP's vision document for Meghalaya...

29-Jan-2018 New Delhi

President's Parliament address 'disappointing': Anand Sharma

The Congress on Monday described President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament as "disappointing", saying the claims made were contrary to the ground realities."The President's address was deeply disappointing and...

10-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Congress, CPI-M question government over Air India divestment

The Congress and the CPI-M on Wednesday slammed the Narendra Modi governments move to divest its 49 per cent stake in Air India and allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in single-brand retail.Congress leader and former Union Minister Anand...

21-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Where is Lokpal, where are anti-corruption crusaders, asks Congress

With the court acquitting all the accused in the 2G spectrum case, the Congress on Thursday asked as to why the Narendra Modi government has not appointed a Lokpal as it had been demanding during the anti-corruption campaign against the then UPA government.Terming...

21-Dec-2017 New Delhi

We want to see Parliament function, but PM is stubborn : Anand Sharma

Clarifying its position on the disruptions in both Houses of Parliament by its members, the Congress on Thursday said that it wants to see Parliament function but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "raj hatt" (royal obstinacy) was making it impossible.The Congress...

19-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Ensure funds for special courts to try politicians : Anand Sharma

Congress MP Anand Sharma on Tuesday asked the government to ensure adequate funds for setting up special courts to try criminal cases against politicians."The government should ensure allocation of adequate funds for setting up enough number of courts so that...

28-Nov-2017 Gandhinagar

Narendra Modi spreading lies, stooping to low level : Anand Sharma

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Tuesday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "spreading lies and telling untruths", and said the Prime Minister has "stooped to his lowest".Sharma said the Prime Minister during his visit to his home state Gujarat...

27-Nov-2017 New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi suffers from unhealthy mentality : Anand Sharma

 The Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi suffered from an "unhealthy mentality" and accused him of making irresponsible statements."The Prime Minister suffers from an unhealthy mentality, which is an issue of national concern," party spokesperson...

22-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Congress, BJP spar over Parliament session

The Congress and the BJP attacked each other over the winter session of Parliament with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being described as Lord Brahma, who kept to himself everything, even as the opposition party accused the government of trying to avoid being...

25-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley gave factually wrong picture of economy: Anand Sharma

The Congress on Wednesday hit out at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for giving a "factually wrong picture" of India's economy and said the Modi government has put the "economy in ICU"."Whatever the Finance Minister said about the economy is not true....

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Congress demands Amit Shah's resignation

The Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of BJP President Amit Shah over the allegedly "suspicious transactions and dealings" of his son Jay Shahs firms for the sake of an impartial inquiry.The Congress stressed that in the past BJP chiefs had resigned...

14-Sep-2017 Jaipur

Modi betrayed youths, farmers; is expert propagandist : Anand Sharma

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi an expert propagandist, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Wednesday accused him of betraying the youth and farmers.The Congress leader said the foundation stone of the bullet train had been laid in Ahmedabad with an...

01-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Congress seeks white paper on economy

The Congress on Friday demanded a white paper on economy after GDP growth fell to 5.7 per cent and called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'pracharshastri' (expert propagandist).Congress spokesman Anand Sharma said that going by the old methodology, the actual...

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