• Congress manifesto can't use 'aam aadmi' as it's a party name: Digvijaya March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh defended party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections and various promises made by the party. He also gave party Vice President Rahul Gandhi credit for internal democracy and holding primaries. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to...
  • Digvijaya credits Rahul for democracy, primaries in Congress March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh credited party Vice President Rahul Gandhi for internal democracy and holding primaries to elect candidate for Lok Sabha elections. He also defended party's manifesto and various promises made by the party. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome...
  • Ashok Chavan not held guilty, free to contest LS polls: Digvijaya March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has defended its decision to give a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who is an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam. Speakign to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said he's not been held...
  • The Last Word: Are Modi's speeches unethical mixture of personal attacks and grand rhetoric? March 27, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi scathing attack on Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has generated a sharp criticism. He had called Kejriwal 'AK49' at a rally in Jammu. This is not the first time when he had used such words. At his every...
  • The Last Word: Truth about Kejriwal's claims on progress under Modi? March 25, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal questioned BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's claims of development in Gujarat and challenged the latter to have a debate with him. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks a panel of experts what is the truth about Kejriwal's claims debunking development in Gujarat under Modi. ...
  • The Last Word: Is Indian government endangering national security? March 24, 2014

    Even after a month Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned, it still headless. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks the panel of experts whether the Indian government is neglecting the navy and endangering the national security. ...
  • Congress has been handling corruption, media not fair to us: Sibal March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday lambasted at the media for not being fair to the Congress saying that it's the Congress which has been handling corruption in India. "The media has not been fair, because they have not been putting our point of view to the people...
  • Modi can never be the Prime Minister, says Kapil Sibal March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has out rightly dismissed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a credible challenge in the forth coming Lok Sabha elections. Union Minister Kapil Sibal claimed that no matter how hard the Gujarat strongman tries he can never be the Prime Minister of the country. Speaking...
  • 1999 Interview: Khushwant Singh on his life and career March 20, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to senior journalist Karan Thapar on BBC's Face-To-Face show in 1999, the noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh talked about his life and career. Khushwant Singh died at 99 this morning. ...
  • The Last Word: Has Rahul regained his reputation with his 2nd interview? March 18, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi on Sunday rejected the view that the Congress party was an "underdog", saying that there would be a Congress-led UPA III. In an interview to PTI, Rahul had said, "the Congress is fighting a challenging election and we will win the election." ...
  • Left Front tottering but CPI's AB Bardhan confident of 32 LS seats March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: First, an embarrassing downfall of the 'Third Front' and now its own constituents are unraveling in West Bengal and Kerala. Even as a tottering Left Front tries to hold together ahead of polls, veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan is confident that the communists would be able to clinch...
  • Was a mistake to form a third front before elections: CPI's AB Bardhan March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former CPI general secretary AB Bardhan has admitted that it was a mistake for the Left front to attempt to forge a third front alliance before the polls. In conversation with Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, he also said the embarrassment of its premature failure could...
  • The Last Word: Congress leaders not keen to contest polls, is party in trouble? March 13, 2014

    There is trouble brewing in the Congress as party's senior leaders are reluctant to contest 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party is also not able to cement successful alliances ahead of the polls. The talks between Congress and TRS over an alliance have run into trouble and the regional party...
  • The Last Word: Should Narendra Modi stand from a UP constituency? March 12, 2014

    Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at all. The...
  • The Last Word: Should parties refrain from fielding tainted candidates? March 11, 2014

    Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discusses with panel of experts whether tainted candidates who face criminal charges but have not as yet been convicted be nominated by political parties for election or, in the wider interest of cleansing Indian politics, should this be prohibited either...