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04-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Congress again approaches CAG over Rafale 'scam'

The Congress, for the second time in as many months, on Thursday approached the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi, seeking an audit of the Rafale fighter jet deal amid alleged corruption in the defence deal with France.A party delegation...

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...

27-Aug-2018 New Delhi

SBI should declare GSPC as bankrupt: Jairam Ramesh

Citing a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notification, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that the State Bank of India should declare Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) as bankrupt by 5 p.m.The Congress leader said, On February 12, 2018,...

11-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Government intention not clear on triple talaq Bill : Jairam Ramesh

Congress on Saturday alleged that the government's intention was not clear on the triple talaq Bill as it failed to introduce it in the monsoon session.Party spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh said the whole thing is a "political game.""Ghulam...

29-Jan-2018 Kolkata

BJP government has made mockery of Aadhaar : Jairam Ramesh

The Narendra Modi government has made mockery of "a good idea" like Aadhaar by implementing it "horribly", says Congress leader and former union minister Jairam Ramesh."Aadhaar is a very good idea implemented horribly. The UPA (United Progressive Alliance)...

27-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Environmental laws being diluted to favour industry : Jairam Ramesh

Former Union Environment Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi government of weakening and tweaking environment laws to favour industries."All the environmental laws are being weakened and diluted. Ministry of Environment...

30-Aug-2017 Shillong

BJP government may disband NGT: Jairam Ramesh

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said the Modi government was mulling to disband the National Green Tribunal (NGT)."We are going through difficult years and the dissolution may have disastrous results," said the former Environment and Forests Minister...

10-Jul-2017 Mumbai

Jairam Ramesh's 'Indira Gandhi : A Life in Nature' released

Marking the birth centenary of the first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a book "Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature", authored by former union minister Jairam Ramesh was released here on Monday.The release function was organised on Monday evening at the prestigious...

30-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Congress to boycott GST rollout in Parliament

The Congress on Thursday decided to boycott the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout in Parliament on Friday, saying the country was "ill-prepared" for its implementation and that the Central Hall should not be used for such midnight functions.Announcing...

16-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Will close Delhi landfills if win MCD polls : Jairam Ramesh

The Congress on Sunday said it will ensure closure of all sanitary landfills in Delhi in two years if elected to power in Delhi municipal bodies.At an event organised by Congress at the Gazipur landfill site, former Union Environment Minster Jairam Ramesh...

15-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Contrary to Modi's claims, Indian economy stagnant : Jairam Ramesh

The Congress on Saturday said contrary to claims by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian economy was stagnant and investments were not coming.Citing Reserve Bank of India data, party leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said that in 2016-17,...

05-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Create professional body to assist GST Council : Jairam Ramesh

Calling the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council a "unique experiment", Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said the council needs to be supported by a body of professionals that may serve as its secretariat."The GST Council created through a constitutional...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Government running away from debating key issues : Jairam Ramesh

The Congress on Wednesday accused the government of "running away" from discussion on important matters in the Rajya Sabha and urged the Chair to arrange discussion on Aadhaar identity card, which the government wants to use for various purposes.The issue...

21-Jan-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

'Save Silent Valley' has contemporary relevance : Jairam Ramesh

Senior Congress party leader Jairam Ramesh said here on Saturday that there was no substitute for the role of political decision making and democratic process where environmental conservation in the country was concerned.Ramesh said this while speaking at a...

27-Nov-2016 New Delhi

No Bharat bandh, only protests over demonetisation : Jairam Ramesh

Accusing the BJP of spreading misinformation, the Congress on Sunday said it has not called for a 'Bharat bandh' or a countrywide shutdown on Monday but 'Jan Aakrosh Diwas' to hold protests over demonetisation."There will be protest rallies; we have not called...

26-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Urjit Patel has sacrificed RBI's autonomy: Jairam Ramesh

Alleging that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was kept in the dark by the government about its surprise demonetisation move, the Congress on Saturday said the central bank's Governor Urjit Patel has sacrificed its autonomy."Urjit Patel is either guilty of misleading...

24-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Government shunning debate, not us, says Congress

Reiterating its demand for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence in the Rajya Sabha as it debates demonetisation, the Congress on Thursday said "it's the government which is running away from the debate and not us"."We are not running away from the debate. We...

17-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation inspired by politics, not economics: Jairam Ramesh

The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency is inspired by political and not economic considerations, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Thursday.Ramesh told the media that the reasons put forth by the Narendra Modi government in defence...

16-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Modi government celebrated 'Independence from Truth': Jairam Ramesh

The Congress on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his Independence Day address, saying he celebrated his government's "Independence from Truth" and that the government resorted to "falsehoods and misrepresentations" in showcasing its achievements."Modi...

25-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Didn't say anything objectionable to Harsimrat: Jairam Ramesh

On a day a notice for a privilege motion was submitted in the Rajya Sabha against senior Congress leaders Renuka Chowdhury and Jairam Ramesh, the latter said on Monday that he did not say anything objectionable to Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.Ramesh,...

25-Jul-2016 New Delhi

SAD submits privilege notice against Jairam Ramesh, Renuka Choudhury

A notice for a privilege motion against Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh and Renuka Choudhury was submitted by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, accusing them of misbehaving with Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.SAD's Rajya Sabha...

24-Jul-2016 Bhubaneswar

Congress attacks Odisha government over killings of tribals

The Congress party on Sunday attacked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the "killing of innocent tribal people in the name of Maoists" in the state."Five tribals and Dalits were killed by security personnel in Kandhamal district. But, there was no...

20-Jun-2016 New Delhi

Sushma's statement on NSG 'surprising': Jairam Ramesh

The Congress on Monday termed External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's statement that India would not oppose application of Pakistan for entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) as "surprising"."This is a very surprising statement. External Affairs Minister...

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