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23-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Congress split on Trump's Kashmir mediation claim

As Rahul Gandhi and other senior Congress leaders took on Narendra Modi on US President Donald Trump's claim that the Indian Prime Minister had sought his mediation on Jammu and Kashmir, the party appeared divided with Lok Sabha member from Thiruvananthapuram...

24-Jun-2019 New Delhi

More spent on publicity than crucial schemes : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Monday slammed the central government for spending over 50 per cent of the total funds of the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' and the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' schemes on publicity.Speaking at the Motion of Thanks on President...

21-May-2019 New Delhi

Opposition leaders meet over EVM concerns

Two days ahead of the Lok Sabha election results, leaders of around 20 opposition parties met here on Tuesday amid their concerns over the electronic voting machines (EVM) and use of VVPATs.Among those who attended the meeting were Congress leader Ghulam...

16-May-2019 Shimla

No issue if Congress doesn't get PM's post: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said his party will not make it an issue "if the Prime Minister's chair was not offered to it"."We are not going to make it an issue that we will not let any other leader to become the PM if the post is not...

30-Apr-2019 New Delhi

INLD MLA, JJP leader join Congress in Haryana

Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA Naseem Ahmed and Jannayak Janata Party leader Mohammad Illyas joined the Congress in Haryana on Tuesday. While Ahmed is the MLA from Ferozepur Jhirka, Ilyas is a former INLD lawmaker from Punhana (Mewat) who recently joined...

18-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

Ghulam Nabi Azad helps unite Haryana Congress leaders

An initiative by the Congress party in-charge for Haryana, Ghulam Nabi Azad, backed by a firm message from the high command to the highly factionalised party leadership in Haryana, has brought the warring Congress leaders together - at least for the ongoing...

17-Apr-2019 New Delhi

No alliance talks in Haryana : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Amid suggestions by AAP for an alliance in Hayrana, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday that there had been no seat sharing talks in the state."There have been no talks about alliance in Haryana," said Azad, who is in-charge of the state. Azad...

18-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Congress restores poll coordination panel in Haryana

The Congress on Monday reinstated its election coordination committee for Haryana, days after it was withdrawn shortly after being made public."The cause wasn't that big. It was a small one," senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is in charge of the...

13-Jan-2019 Lucknow

Congress to contest all UP seats but doors open for secular parties

Snubbed by the SP and BSP who have joined hands in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Sunday said it will contest all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state but insisted that its doors were open for secular parties willing to defeat the BJP.A day after arch rivals...

07-Jan-2019 New Delhi

CBI action attempt to stall SP-BSP alliance : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Monday alleged that the Modi government was trying to foil an alliance between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh by using the CBI against former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the alleged illegal mining...

17-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Ghulam Nabi Azad calls for probe into civilian killings in Kashmir

Congress veteran and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Monday called for a probe into the Saturday's killings of seven civilians in Jammu and Kashmir and asked security forces to avoid firing on civilians."It's always praiseworthy when...

24-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Congress moves CVC over Rafale, wants FIR

Intensifying its battle against the Modi government over the Rafale deal, the Congress on Monday moved the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) seeking a probe and FIR as well as seizure of relevant documents pertaining to the deal which it claimed caused loss to the...

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...

04-Sep-2018 Srinagar

Ghulam Nabi Azad meets Governor

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Member Parliament, Rajya Sabha met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Azad extended warm greetings to Sh. Malik on his appointment as Governor of J&K.Governor and Sh. Azad held wide ranging discussions regarding...

18-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Congress plenary authorises Rahul Gandhi to constitute CWC

The Congress plenary on Sunday authorsied party President Rahul Gandhi to constitute the Congress Working Committee (CWC).The proposal was adopted with a consensus by raising of hands.Taking the proposal, party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that in the history...

25-Feb-2018 Guwahati

BJP has entered kitchens to see what's cooking : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Accusing the BJP of playing the politics of religion, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said the party had been entering the people's kitchen to see what meat they were eating."They have gone to the kitchens of people or hostels to see what meat...

25-Feb-2018 Guwahati

Army in India should remain non-political : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that the Indian army has remained non-political since Independence and should continue to remain the same."We have great regard for the army, they are our protectors. But the army should not look into the...

07-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Don't convert RSTV into BJP-TV : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Alleging "discrimination" against the opposition parties while giving coverage on Rajya Sabha TV, the Congress on Wednesday urged the House not to convert the public broadcaster into BJP's TV."Its a serious issue. All the political parties should be given proper...

06-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Opposition says its voice is muzzled, boycotts RS for the day

The opposition on Tuesday boycotted the Rajya Sabha in the post lunch session, complaining that their voice was being muzzled outside as well as inside Parliament.As soon as the House met at 2 p.m., Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue...

05-Feb-2018 New Delhi

NDA government 'name changer', not 'game changer' : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre is a "name changer" and not a "game changer", since it keeps repackaging old schemes.Participating in a debate on the Motion...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Opposition parties slam budget, call it jumlanomics, big bluff

Opposition parties including Congress, CPI-M and Trinamool Congress on Thursday slammed the Union Budget as "jumlanomics" and "big bluff" and said the Modi government was still promising fair price to farmers despite being in office for nearly four years.Congress...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Harassment to Jadhav's kin an insult to India : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday condemned the manner in which Kulbhushan Jadav's wife and mother were "harassed and treated" by the Pakistani government and said it was an insult to the nation.He said his party would like to...

12-Dec-2017 Nagpur

On 77th birthday, an ailing Pawar leads anti-government rally

After 37 years, veteran politician and National Congress Party President Sharad Pawar hit the streets on his 77th birthday on Tuesday, leading a massive 'Jan Aakrosh Halla Bol' procession, jointly with Congress and other parties, against the BJP-Shiv Sena...

23-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Congress seeks President's intervention to convene winter session

The Congress has sought President Ram Nath Kovind's intervention in convening the winter session of Parliament "at the  earliest", saying the government had delayed it "without ascribing any justification for doing so".In the letter dated November 21,...

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...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Real JD-U is led by Sharad Yadav : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The faction led by Sharad Yadav is the "real" and secular JD-U while the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is "completely drowned in the BJP", senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday.Speaking at the 'Save Composite Culture'...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

There is an undeclared Emergency on media : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Wednesday said there is an "undeclared Emergency" on radio, television and newspapers in the country, after reports that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati had censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar."I...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Government should stop bullets, brickbats : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his observations on the Kashmir issue in his Independence Day speech, the Congress on Wednesday said "brickbats and bullets" should stop coming from the government and BJP's side and they should start the dialogue...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Contrary stands by PM, RBI on black money recovered : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the "contrary stands" being taken by him and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the total amount of additional and black money that came back into the banking system after demonetisation."There...

03-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Bihar Grand Alliance is 'strong and stable', asserts Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Monday asserted that the "Mahagathbandhan" -- the Grand Allaince -- in Bihar was "strong and stable" and the recent statements by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad arose in context of the Presidential election,...

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...

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...

20-May-2017 New Delhi

Congress voices 'deep concern' over Kashmir situation

The Congress on Saturday expressed "deep concern" over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as it held the maiden meeting meeting of its policy planning group on the state.Party leaders "freely and frankly" expressed their views on the situation in the Kashmir...

24-Apr-2017 Doda

Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurates community centre at Doda

Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad today inaugurated the newly constructed Community centre at main market Doda.The building has been constructed under MPLAD scheme funded by Mr. Azad and completed...

12-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Still have faith in Pakistan judiciary, says Azad on Jadhav case

The Congress on Wednesday said it doesn't trust the Pakistan Army tribunal order on capital punishment to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav but "still has faith in Pakistan's judiciary"."We don't trust the Pakistan Army tribunal's order. We don't believe...

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