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31-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Modi devastated India: Congress on unemployment rate

Saying Indias unemployment rate was at a four-decade high, the Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "devastating the economy"."In just five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has devastated the economy and driven unemployment to a 45-year-high....

02-Jan-2019 Panaji

Goa BJP, Congress leaders trade charges over Rafale audio clip

As the NDA government went on the back foot in Parliament over an audio clip originating from Goa, the state BJP had to resort to desperate trouble-shooting to counter allegations made by the Congress over the issue.The audio clip involves Goa Health Minister...

29-Dec-2018 New Delhi

'Jungleraj in UP' says Congress after another cop lynched

With another policeman killed in Uttar Pradesh by a mob on Saturday, the Congress said there was "jungle raj" under the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP regime, and that "mobocracy" has replaced democracy.The incident happened in Ghazipur hours after Prime Minister...

14-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Congress demands JPC into Rafale deal

The Congress on Friday continued to press its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal notwithstanding the Supreme Court judgement rejecting petitions seeking an investigation.Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala...

07-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Is Narendra Modi above accountability, asks Congress

The Congress on Friday lambasted BJP President Amit Shah for parrying a media query over Prime Minister Narendra Modi yet to hold a press conference, and asked if Modi and Shah consider themselves above accountability.Asked to respond on Congress President...

27-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Modi's sinister design in J&K exposed : Randeep Singh Surjewala

In the wake of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Maliks assertions of not "looking to Delhi" on government formation in the state, the Congress on Tuesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "sinister design" to install an illegitimate government...

18-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Congress calls BJP misogynist over Khattar's rape remarks

Accusing the BJP leadership of being "misogynist", the Congress on Sunday demanded an apology from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for reportedly claiming that most rape cases were "fake" and took place amongst people who knew each other well."Misogyny...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Did Sardar Patel not ban RSS? Congress asks Modi

On a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 182-metre high statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in Gujarat, the Congress reminded Modi that Patel, as the then Union Home Minister, had banned the RSS for inciting communal hatred."Did Sardar Patel not...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Modi's boat of corruption will sink : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Wednesday targeted the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal saying its "boat of corruption" will sink after the Supreme Court asked for details of pricing and told the Centre to go public on the selection process of the Indian offset...

25-Oct-2018 New Delhi

IB heading CBI way : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Thursday attacked the Centre after four 'suspected' Intelligence Bureau men were nabbed from outside the residence of Alok Verma, the CBI director who was sent on leave a day ago, saying the 'IB is heading the CBI way'."After making CBI as...

23-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Congress blames Modi for CBI mess, questions his meet with CBI chief

The Congress on Tuesday held Prime Minister Narendra Modi solely responsible for "dismantling, denigrating and destroying" the CBI and accused him and BJP chief Amit Shah of "perpetually misusing" the central probe agency.In the wake of the CBI registering...

17-Oct-2018 New Delhi

In big boost, Jaswant's son Manvendra joins Congress

In a big boost to the Congress ahead of Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Manvendra Singh, son of former Union Minister and one of the founders of the BJP, Jaswant Singh, joined the Congress on Wednesday.Singh had a meeting with Congress President Rahul...

17-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Break your silence on Rafale deal: Congress tells Modi

The Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the Rafale deal, saying that the fresh documents pertaining to minutes of meetings of two trade unions of Dassualt Aviation reveal that he "facilitated a sweetheart deal"...

06-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Cong attacks EC, Rawat says no pressure

The Election commission on Saturday rejected the Congress allegation that it had rescheduled the press conference to declare the poll schedule in five states under "pressure" from the Prime Minister to accommodate his election rally in Ajmer in Rajasthan.As...

04-Oct-2018

Bring oil back to 2014 prices, Congress dares Narendra Modi

As the Centre on Thursday announced a Rs 2.50 per litre cut in petrol and diesel prices, the Congress dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring the fuel prices back to the 2014 level, instead of throwing a "pittance of one or two rupees" at the public.The...

03-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Modi government trying for kisan-mukt Bharat : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Flaying the Centre for waiving corporate loans totalling 3.17 lakh crore instead of those of farmers, the Congress on Wednesday accused the Modi government of trying to create a "kisan-mukt Bharat".Condemning the Tuesday's police crackdown on protesting farmers...

27-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Modi government shunts Rafale whistle-blower : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Thursday alleged that the Narendra Modi government has shunted a senior official, who indicated the loss in the Rafale jet deal, and rewarded his boss who overruled him, saying there were "perks of pleasing" that covered "corruption tracks."Party...

26-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress welcomes SC ruling on Aadhaar

The Congress on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to strike down the "draconian" Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act which allows any private entity to demand the unique identity document from citizens for the purpose of identification.It added that...

25-Sep-2018 New Delhi

BJP dragging defence into politics : Congress on Rafale deal

Attacking the ruling-BJP over the controversial Rafale deal, the Congress on Tuesday said the saffron-party is dragging the Army into politics."We (the Congress) will never get involved in any controversy with the security forces which are supreme for us. However,...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Triple talaq bill diversionary ploy : Randeep Singh Surjewala

With the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approving an ordinance criminalising triple talaq, the Congress has accused the Modi government of using the issue for "vote garnering" and a diversionary ploy amid rising incidents of rape.Finding flaws in the ordinance,...

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

Probe PMO, Jaitley role in Mallya escape : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Upping the ante against the Narendra Modi government for its "collaboration" in letting Vijay Mallya flee the country, the Congress on Tuesday demanded a probe into why the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not act against...

14-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Who is chief architect of Mallya's escape, Congress asks Modi

The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Modi of maintaining "conspiratorial silence on fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, demanding to know who the "chief architect and protector of his escape" was.Party spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala demanded an...

14-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Why is Modi not ordering probe into Mallya case: Congress

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of maintaining a "conspiratorial silence" on Vijay Mallya, the Congress on Friday asked why he was not ordering an "independent probe" into the fugitive businessman's meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.Demanding the...

13-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress accuses Sitharaman of lying on Rafale, wants JPC

Firing a fresh salvo against the Modi government over the Rafale deal, the Congress on Thursday accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of "lying" again" about the number of the France-built jets and demanded her and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to submit...

06-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress attacks Modi government over tumbling rupee

The Congress on Thursday attacked the Modi government after the rupee breached the 72 mark against the US dollar, saying government polices had derailed the economy."The falling rupee crosses Rs 72 against a dollar. Fiscal deficit will increase and price...

31-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Congress attacks Modi govt over rising fuel prices

The Congress on Friday attacked the Narendra Modi government over the "skyrocketing" fuel prices and alleged that it has profited by over Rs 11 lakh crore from the taxes imposed on fuels."Monstrous taxes being levied by the Modi government have resulted...

29-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Will Modi apologise, Congress asks after RBI report on demonetisation

 "The RBI report again proves that demonetisation was Modi-made disaster of epic proportions! 99.30 per cent of demonetised money returns! Modi, in his 2017 Independence Day speech, made tall claims of Rs 3 lakh crore coming back to the system! Modiji, will...

18-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Congress to launch agitation over Rafale deal

The Congress on Saturday decided to step up its attack over the Rafale deal, terming it a "scam" of the Narendra Modi government and said the party will launch a nation-wide agitation on the issue.The issue came up for discussion at a meeting of Congress...

14-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Falling rupee: Congress demands PM's statement

As the Indian rupee fell to Rs 69.98 against the US dollar, Congress on Tuesday said 'Modinomics' has wreaked havoc for Indias economy and that a falling rupee is the symbol of the failures and economic mismanagement of the Modi government.Congress hoped...

08-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Madras HC order setback for proxy callers : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday said the Madras High Court judgement to allow the burial of DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi at Marina Beach was a "setback for proxy callers"."Huge setback for proxy callers of Delhi Durbar conspiring to...

08-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Congress seeks reply from Modi on Rafale deal

The Congress on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought a reply from him on questions being raised on the Rafale deal by two former BJP Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, who alleged the deal was "unilaterally" finalized by Modi,...

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