Abhishek Manu Singhvi

  • Modi's decision to scrap Planning Commission evokes mixed responses August 16, 2014

    The Prime Minister's declaration to scrap the socialist-style Planning Commission, evoked mixed responses from politicians across party lines. While some politicians like Rashid Alvi and Sitaram Yechury questioned the move and demanded to know more about the institution that will replace it, others like Abhishek Manu Singhvi agreed that the...
  • Independence Day: What to make of PM Narendra Modi's speech? August 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Friday made his maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort in the national capital. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey discusses the PM's speech with Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. ...
  • Abhishek Manu Singhvi: Congress slams Natwar Singh August 2, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Congress disagreed with Natwar Singh. "The Volcker report has nothing to do with the Congress party. The report states Natwar Singh was involved in the oil for food scam," said Singhvi. ...
  • BJP slams Congress for questioning Amit Shah's appointment July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday slammed the Congress for questioning the appointment of Amit Shah as its chief, saying it reflects "frustration" of the opposition party which is "still reeling under" the defeat of the Lok Sabha polls. The BJP said the Congress should "look inwards" and conduct an "introspection"...
  • Economic Survey suggests economy was robust in UPA regime: Congress July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: On the eve of the Union Budget, Congress on Wednesday latched on to the Economic Survey in seeking to puncture government claims that it has inherited 'empty coffers' and a bad economy. Party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi quoted profusely from the highlights of the Survey presented to Parliament on Wednesday,...
  • Subramanium row escalates, Centre defends decision, Congress flays PM July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, who withdrew his name from the race for the Supreme Court judge came as a huge embarrassment for the Narendra Modi government, refuses to die down. Even as Central government sources claim they do have a say in appointments of...
  • Gopal Subramanium case: Congress accuses BJP of playing politics of vendetta July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the Narendra Modi government over the row involving senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, the Congress accused the BJP of playing the politics of vendetta. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed that Subramanium, who was in line to become a Supreme Court judge but later withdrew his...
  • National Herald case: Congress to move HC against summons to Sonia, Rahul June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing embarrassment in the National Herad case, the Congress is preparing for a legal fightback and will move the Delhi High Court to appeal against the summons issued to party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi by a Delhi court. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi will...
  • Buyers have to wait for possession of Noida flats June 11, 2014

    Buyers of flats in some parts of Noida will have to mark time as the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with an NGT order restraining the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority from issuing completion certificates in respect of structures falling within 10 km of the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. An...
  • 'Pride comes before fall', Congress tells BJP June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday reacted strongly to a jibe by the BJP that it had been reduced to the status of a "regional party", asking the ruling party to wear victory with humility and warning that "pride comes before the fall". "The biggest thing which political history teaches us...
  • Ball in Speaker's court on Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha: Congress June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday put the ball in the Speaker's court over the issue of Leader of the Opposition (LOP) in the Lok Sabha brushing aside jibes from the BJP that it has not got the numbers and it has just turned into a 'regional party'. "There is no...
  • Exit pollsters deserve Nobel prize: Congress May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Exit pollsters "deserve the Nobel prize for miniaturization", the Congress said on Tuesday taking a dig at pollsters who have projected a poor show by the party in Lok Sabha polls. "Those who try and capture the essence of Indian polity in exit or opinion polls on sample sizes...
  • Congress lauds PM for leading country through difficult times May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As he demits office later this week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "able stewardship" was hailed by Congress on Tuesday which underlined that he had led the country through difficult times. "Singh's experienced and seasoned stewardship, his personal integrity and ability to lead the country...
  • Gujarat careless on coastal security, alleges Congress, BJP hits back May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The campaigning may have ended, but the war of words continues. After Congress took on Gujarat government over seizure of a drug haul from a ship which "sailed from the state's coast", BJP hit back and put the onus on the Centre saying security along the country's coastline...
  • BJP has two PMs in waiting: Congress's Manu Singhvi May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that there were two PMs in waiting in the saffron brigade. Just days ahead of the counting day, Singhvi made the sharp attack on Sunday saying, "After May 16 there will be two prime...
  • Snoopgate probe a matter of public interest: Abhishek Manu Singhvi May 3, 2014

    Snoopgate probe is not personal but a matter of public interest, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singvi said on Saturday as he defended Congress' decision to appoint a judge to head the inquiry into the scandal before May 16. "It has nothing to do with anyone's personal life. Can a state machinery...
  • Why Modi mum on Ramdev's gutter language: Congress April 26, 2014

    The Congress on Saturday came down heavily on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for not condemning yoga guru Baba Ramdev for using "gutter language". "I don't know who calls him baba. Yoga has a spiritual and a physical dimension... With this kind of a mindset, using a gutter language... insulting...
  • Modi means 'Man Of Damage to India': Abhishek Manu Singhvi April 20, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Giving all credit to Gujarati people for the state's development, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday criticised the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for taking all the credit and hiding crucial information from the people. During his visit here, Singhvi labelled Modi as a 'Man Of...
  • Baru is disgruntled as he was denied 2nd term: Congress April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday hit out at Sanjaya Baru over his comments on Manmohan Singh in his book, saying that he had became disgruntled because he was denied a second term. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has said that he clearly stands at the crossroads of ambition. "Dr...
  • BJP manifesto takes the people of India for granted: Congress April 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its manifesto for the 2014 elections. The party has been slammed for releasing the document on the day elections began. ...
  • BJP's agenda is to divide and get power: Congress April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: War of words is flaring up between the Congress and the BJP over Narendra Modi's trusted aide Amit Shah's 'revenge' remarks. The Congress once again hit out at the BJP saying it is a communal party. "We have a flagrant crude defence and justification by the BJP of...
  • Modi 'self-destruct mantra' of BJP: Congress March 25, 2014

    The Congress on Tuesday called BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as the "self destruct mantra" of the party. "Modi is the self destruct mantra of BJP. Last few days implosions and explosions in BJP are only precursor to real firefight in the offing," Congress party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi tweeted. Singhvi...
  • Parties do tussle over seats before polls: Congress January 31, 2014

    After National Congress Party leader Praful Patel hit out at the Congress for not giving them any clarity on seat sharing, the latter maintained that everything was fine between the two allies. "The alliance between Congress and NCP has worked for the Centre and the state government in the past,...
  • Minorities do not need Congress do their thinking, says RS MP Javed Akhtar July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the war of words between the Congress and the BJP over secularism and communalism, Rajya Sabha MP Javed Akhtar has came out stongly against divisive politics. Speaking with IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Akhtar said people do not need the Congress to tell 'kutte ka...
  • Budget focuses on intagibles like safety, cleanliness, food: Congress February 26, 2013

    Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi sought to quell perception that the budget presented by Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was almost a non-budget. ...
  • Shinde has turned out to be the worst Home Minister: BJP February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after twin blasts killed at least 16 people and injured 117 others in Hyderabad, all eyes are on an under-fire Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, the man in charge of internal security in the country. Shinde is under fire for several ill-judged statements, with many now...
  • Telecom licence renewal decision in 2 weeks: Govt February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday informed the Delhi High Court that the renewal of licences for 900 MHz spectrum of three leading mobile service operators would be decided within two weeks. "The government will decide their applications (for renewal of licences) within two weeks as per the law," Additional...
  • BJP vs Justice Katju: Are all Modi critics Congressmen, asks Abhishek Manu Singhvi February 18, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress are now engaged in a war of words over Press Council Chairman Markandey Katju. The Congress has hit back at BJP leader Arun Jaitley for demanding Justice Katju's resignation over his remarks on Gujarat and Chief Minister Narendra Modi. ...
  • 'Vishwaroopam': Not moving SC, says Kamal Haasan January 31, 2013

    Chennai: In a dramatic turn of events, actor-director Kamal Haasan said on Thursday he would not move the Supreme Court against a stay on his film 'Vishwaroopam' by the Madras High Court even as Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari indicated that the government may consider amending the Cinematograph Act...
  • Cong leaders want Rahul as PM candidate, party yet to decide January 19, 2013

    Jaipur: Decision on Congress scion Rahul Gandhi's leadership role has been deferred sources said on Saturday. The Congress is discussing other issues confronting the party at the moment added sources even as the clamour to make Rahul the party's prime ministerial candidate only grew louder on the second and final...