Abhishek Singhvi

  • Modi government has only blamed UPA in last 7 week: Abhishek Singhvi July 9, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi on Wednesday said, "In the last 7 weeks, the government has only blamed the previous government. They haven't done anything. They merely made noise about how they have inherited empty coffers from us." ...
  • It's a bleak moment for Congress: Abhishek Singhvi on poll results May 16, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said that it is a bleak moment for Congress party. ...
  • Narendra Modi is like Idi Amin, Hitler, Mussolini: Singhvi April 17, 2014

    New Delhi Congress on Thursday put Narendra Modi in the rogue's gallery with the likes of "dictators" Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin and Zia Ul Haq. "All these dictators were popularly elected but their election did not mean their exoneration from charges of genocide and human rights violations," party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi...
  • Congress calls Modi a 'dictator' over his "shivering" remark April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: "Har har Modi should be dar dar Modi," Congress on Tuesday said as it mocked at the BJP's PM candidate's statement that the ruling party was "shivering" at the prospect of his coming to power and called him a "dictator". Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi also...
  • Abhishek Singhvi blames DMK for snapping ties with Congress April 8, 2014

    Chennai: Squarely blaming DMK for snapping ties with it, Congress on Tuesday took a dig at its former ally for its "belated" realisation of supporting a secular party at the Centre. DMK seemed to have realised the strength and value of Congress belatedly, party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said without taking the...
  • India should have supported UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka: Chidambaram March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Differing with his government's stand of abstaining from voting in UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that New Delhi should have supported it. "Congress took a neutral stand at UNHRC by abstaining from voting on the Sri Lanka resolution....
  • Lata should ensure no one misuses her iconic status: Congress January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Lata Mangeshkar should guard against anyone "misusing" her iconic status for drawing political mileage, Congress said on Tuesday a day after the legendary singer shared a dais with Narendra Modi. "Lata Mangeshkar is an icon before whom all of us bow down. Beauty of her voice is acclaimed throughout...
  • Singhvi CD row an individual issue: Kapil Sibal April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the controversy over a CD purportedly involving Congress MP Abhishek Singhvi as an individual issue, the government on Monday said it was not mulling any move to restrain the social media. "This government since 2004 has not taken a single step to curb the social media," Telecom Minister...
  • Possibility of midterm poll remote: Cong to SP March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday said the possibility of early Lok Sabha polls is "as remote as sky falling on our heads" and told Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav that there was no point creating an air of uncertainty or instability "where none exists". "There is obviously no guarantee...
  • Goa: Parrikar leads BJP to victory March 6, 2012

    Panaji: The BJP-MGP combine has routed the Congress out of power in Goa, notching 24 seats out of 40. Manohar Parrikar, who spearheaded the BJP's charge on the illegal mining issue and is tipped to be the next chief minister, won from Panaji, defeating Congress' Yatin Parekh by over 5,000...
  • Goa: BJP sweeps Congress out of power March 6, 2012

    Panaji: The BJP has swept the Congress out of power in Goa, crossing the majority and notching 23 seats and leading in one. Chief Minister Digamber Kamat has, meanwhile, submitted his resignation. Goa BJP leader Manohar Parrikar declared jubilantly that he will most likely be the next chief minister of...
  • Goa: BJP reaches half-way mark, set to form govt March 6, 2012

    Panaji: The BJP crossed the half-way mark in Goa on Tuesday, winning 20 seats and leading in 3 others. Goa BJP leader Manohar Parrikar declared jubilantly that he will most likely be the next chief minister of the state. He added, "I have given a time schedule which I will...
  • Goa: BJP romps to majority, set to form govt March 6, 2012

    Panaji: The BJP romped to majority in Goa, winning 17 seats and leading in 4 others. Goa BJP leader Manohar Parrikar declared jubilantly that he would most likely be the next chief minister of the state. He added, "I have given a time schedule which I will follow. In the...
  • Rahul committed no illegality in Kanpur: Congress February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, who was booked for alleged violation of the model code of conduct by UP authorities in Kanpur, has not committed any illegality and legitimate campaign is a fundamental part of free democratic right, Congress said on Monday night. "There is no question of any illegality. Legitimate campaign...
  • Congress, CPI(M) two sides of the same coin: TMC January 8, 2012

    Kolkata: The Congress-Trinamool relationship is on the rocks. On Saturday, TMC's Subrata Mukherjee launched another attack on its ally, likening it to rival CPI(M). He said that the two parties were two sides of the same coin. Mukherjee was speaking at a programme organized to remember the nine villagers who were...
  • Lokpal not dead, will be back soon: Cong December 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Smarting under Opposition attack over the issue of Lokpal Bill, Congress on Saturday insisted that the measure is not dead and will be back soon. "Lokpal Bill is certainly not dead. It is not even in ICU or Emergency. It is merely under rest and recovery (R and R)...
  • Cong downplays CAG's comments on credibility October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Wednesday downplayed Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai's statement that the credibility of government was at its lowest since Independence, the quality of governance was below par and decision making was a casualty. Answering questions at the AICC briefing, party spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi recalled...
  • BJP creating ambience of instability: Cong September 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Hitting back at the BJP, the Congress on Wednesday dismissed as "absolute cacophony" its demand for Home Minister P Chidambaram's resignation, contending that the Finance Ministry note on the 2G issue cannot have any effect of guilt. "It is absolute cacophony. (They are creating) an ambience of instability. How...
  • We have full faith in Chidambaram: Congress September 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday rejected the Opposition demand for the resignation of Home Minister P Chidambaram on 2G spectrum allocation issue, saying "we do not, in any manner, accept" the allegation made by Subramanian Swamy against him. "The party does not doubt his integrity. This precise issue has been...
  • Lokpal Bill: Parl panel faced with tough task September 18, 2011

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Committee going into the Lokpal Bill will begin grappling with a difficult task this week when it is expected to hear conflicting demands from various organisations including CVC and CBI on how best to check corruption. Two crucial meetings of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice,...
  • Lokpal Bill goes to Standing Committee August 8, 2011

    New Delhi: The Lokpal Bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha last week, has been referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee for in-depth scrutiny. The bill has been sent by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to the Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice which has been...
  • Cong derosters Singhvi as party spokesperson October 7, 2010

    New Delhi: The Congress derostered its own spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, on Wednesday, till the controversy over him appearing for lottery king Santiano Martin is resolved. Singhvi will not be the voice of Congress party at least for some time. The party leadership is upset at Singhvi becoming the legal...
  • Don't speak out of turn: Cong tells partymen July 21, 2010

    New Delhi: In an apparent snub to party General Secretary Digvijay Singh whose recent statements led to controversies, Congress has come out with an order asking party leaders to restrict to their area of responsibility while interacting with the media or speaking publicly. "Restrict yourself to your area of responsibility and...
  • Arun Jaitley too advised Dow on Bhopal June 12, 2010

    New Delhi: After Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley has come under the scanner as documents accessed by CNN-IBN show that Jaitley too appeared as counsel for Dow Chemicals - the company that took over Union Carbide. While defending the company, Jaitley had...
  • Left with no choice, Govt admits to talks with IAEA October 6, 2007

    New Delhi: All eyes were on the UPA-Left nuclear panel which met in the Capital on Friday. The Left continued its hard talk on safeguards and negotiations did not move even an inch. This was the third meeting of the committee set up to go into the concerns and reservations expressed...
  • 'BJP is an outsider in UPA-Left marriage' August 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday likened BJP to the "outsider" in the marriage between UPA and the Left. Telling BJP not to fish in troubled waters of the nuclear stand-off, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, "The BJP is the 'woh' in this 'Pati'-'Patni' relationship. "It should act like the third...
  • No decision on Muslim quota: Cong December 27, 2006

    New Delhi: The Congress has not decided whether there should be a sub-quota for Muslims in reservations given to weaker sections of society. "It is a larger question on which no formal decision has been taken," said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi. Singhvi’s statement came after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech to a...