CP Joshi

  • Congress leadership meets to discuss Assam political crisis June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the political crisis in Assam, a three-member committee of senior Congress leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad, CP Joshi and Motilal Vohra met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday to take stock of the situation in the state. The three leaders who recently visited the state submitted its report to...
  • LS polls: 20 Rajasthan seats record 63.25 per cent voter turnout in first phase April 17, 2014

    58.70 per cent voters in Rajasthan's 20 Lok Sabha constituencies casted their ballots on Thursday, with people turning up early at the polling booths before the sun began to beat down on them. The polling was majorly peaceful and brisk polling was witnessed in Rajasthan with Barmer recording 65.66 per cent voter turnout,...
  • Watch: Which way are the people of Jaipur likely to vote? April 15, 2014

    Congress leader CP Joshi is pitted against BJP's Rajyavardhan Rathore in the rural seat of Jaipur this Lok Sabha election....
  • Open Mike: Is the entry of sportsmen into elections a healthy sign? April 14, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore from Jaipur (Rural) Lok Sabha constituency. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Jaipur (Rural), Rajasthan as part of 'Open Mike' series. She interviews Rathore and finds out the views of...
  • Sonia Gandhi addresses a rally at Kotputli April 14, 2014

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally at Paota near Jaipur on Monday, a PCC spokesperson said. Gandhi will address the rally in support of former union minister CP Joshi who is contesting from Jaipur (rural) seat against Olympian Rajya Vardhan Singh Rathore of BJP. "The rally is scheduled around...
  • MPs rating: CP Joshi's performance above average, scores 7.1 out of 10 April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: CP Joshi, Congress leader and MP for the first time from Bhilwara in Rajasthan, scored 7.1 on the scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. On the parameters of accessibility and trustworthiness, Joshi was rated 6.2 and 6.7 respectively He...
  • Modi wave just a creation in the media: CP Joshi April 8, 2014

    Senior Congress leader CP Joshi dismissed the Narendra Modi wave, calling it a creation of the media. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he insisted that the Congress would improve its tally in this Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • BJP's mission is to only come to power, not to work for the poor, says Sachin Pilot April 5, 2014

    Weeks ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Congress candidate from Jaipur Rural CP Joshi along with PCC chief Sachin Pilot today addressed an election rally at Viratnagar area in Jaipur district of Rajasthan. During the rally, CP Joshi said that we are here to briing a change in the lives of poor...
  • Congress Legislature Party's next leader likely to be decided on Tuesday January 6, 2014

    A decision on naming the next leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Madhya Pradesh is likely to be taken on Tuesday by the party High Command. An announcement to this effect was made in Bhopal by senior Congress leader and Union Minister Oscar Fernandes. He and Union Minister C P Joshi were the two...
  • Cabinet gives in-principle approval to Rail Tariff Authority for fare rationalisation August 2, 2013

    A proposal to set up Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) for fare rationalisation got in-principle approval from the Union Cabinet on Thursday but the final nod was deferred for want of clarifications on various aspects like powers of the new body. The Cabinet deliberated upon the proposal to establish the first-of-its-kind...
  • Joshi, Maken in Rahul's high-power coordination committee July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday brought in senior leaders C P Joshi and Ajay Maken into the party's high-power coordination committee headed by Rahul Gandhi for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. With their addition, the number of members of the committee, set up in November 2012, has gone up to eight....
  • Cong announces party revamp, Rahul to look after frontal organisations June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday announced new working committee members, a day ahead of the proposed reshuffle-cum-expansion of the Union Council of Ministers. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will look after frontal organisations. Meanwhile, Ajay Maken and CP Joshi, who resigned as ministers from the UPA government, have been...
  • Cabinet reshuffle on Monday; CP Joshi, Ajay Maken resign June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Ministers Ajay Maken and CP Joshi have resigned ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle on Monday. President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday accepted both the resignations. Meanwhile, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Congress leader Ahmed Patel met on Sunday ahead of the reshuffle. Sources said...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Young leaders to be given important portfolios June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister Ajay Maken on Saturday resigned ahead of a Cabinet reshuffle next week. Maken said that he wants to work for the party. Maken submitted his resignation as Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and has expressed his desire to work for the party, said...
  • Sibal gets Law Ministry, CP Joshi gets Railways May 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A mini Cabinet reshuffle is in the offing, according to sources, after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sacked Pawan Kumar Bansal as the Railway Minister and Ashwani Kumar as the Law Minister. Telecom MinisterKapil Sibal has got additional charge of Law Ministry while CP Joshi has once again got...
  • ACB instructed to register case against RCA president February 15, 2013

    Jaipur: A Special Court in Udaipur has asked the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to register a case against Union minister and Rajasthan Cricket Association president CP Joshi regarding his election as a treasurer of the Rajsamand District Cricket Association. The BJP MLA from Nathdwara Kalyan Singh Chauhan has filed a complaint against...
  • AC train fares, freight rate to go up from Oct 1 September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: All AC train fares, freight tariff and cost of food at railway stations will go up from October 1 with the coming into force of service tax on them. This follows a decision taken at a meeting between Railway Minister CP Joshi and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. ...
  • Cabinet reshuffle to take place after October 14 September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet reshuffle, that was expected to take place this week, has been postponed, say sources. The reshuffle will now take place after October 14, they add. The reshuffle was necessitated after key ally, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), withdrew its support to the ruling coalition government, the United Progressive...
  • Sonia meets ministers ahead of Cabinet reshuffle September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday held parleys with some union ministers and senior party leaders amid indications of a Cabinet reshuffle. Those who met Sonia at her official residence at 10 Janpath included Road and Transport Minister CP Joshi, who has been given additional charge of Railways...
  • Safety of rail passengers top priority: CP Joshi September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed Railway Minister CP Joshi on Monday said safety of passengers will be his top priority, along with modernisation and improvement in passenger amenities. Joshi, who has been given additional charge of railways after TMC withdrew support to the UPA government, said he will set the agenda for his...
  • CP Joshi takes charge as Railway Minister September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Union minister CP Joshi on Monday formally took charge as the new Railway Minister until the Cabinet reshuffle takes place. Joshi was given the additional charge of the Railways on Saturday, a day after Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy quit the post after his party chief Mamata Banerjee...
  • Joshi gets additional charge of Railway, says it's a big responsibility September 22, 2012

    Union Minister CP Joshi already holds the portfolio of Road Transport and Highways ministry. ...
  • CP Joshi gets additional charge of Railways September 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Minister CP Joshi was on Saturday given additional charge of Railway Ministry, a day after the resignation of Mukul Roy and other Trinamool Congress ministers. According to Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson Venu Rajamony, Joshi was assigned with the additional charge by President Pranab Mukherjee on the advice of Prime...
  • Govt confident of constructing 20km roads a day by 2014 May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: As the UPA government on Tuesday completes its third year in office in second term, the road transport ministry on Tuesday exuded confidence that it will achieve the target of constructing 20 km roads per day before elections in 2014. "Before we will go...
  • RCA removes Secretary Sanjay Dixit February 21, 2012

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on Tuesday removed Secretary and IAS officer Sanjay Dixit from his post and announced that fresh elections for the post would be held soon. The senior IAS officer was always in thick of controversy and was suspended in July last year from his post with...
  • Cabinet rejig: a veiled warning to ministers? May 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reshuffled key ministries on Wednesday. Is it a veiled warning to ministers like CP Joshi, Kamal Nath and Murli Deora? This was the first reshuffle since the UPA returned to power in May 2009. CP Joshi, Kamal Nath and Murli Deora – the three cabinet...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: New team for Manmohan today January 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will juggle his team on Wednesday. Will young faces push out heavyweights? This the first reshuffle in UPA II and comes in the backdrop of a sharp decline in its image. While the vacancies caused by exit of Prithviraj Chavan, Shashi Tharoor will be filled,...
  • NREGA scheme: PM snubs Sonia Gandhi? January 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Days after rejecting the National Advisory Council (NAC) demand for matching the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA) with minimum wages, the Government has now agreed to link the wages with inflation. This would mean a 17 per cent to 30 per cent increase in the...
  • Sohrabuddin case: Congress red-faced too August 1, 2010

    Jaipur: Union Minister CP Joshi has courted controversy after he was felicitated by the marble lobby in Rajasthan which, a key Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) witness had alleged, paid Rs 10 crore to get Sohrabuddin Sheikh killed. Video footage available with CNN-IBN shows the minister sharing dais with RK Patni,...
  • CP Joshi sees Rahul as role model for English media January 26, 2010

    New Delhi: A politician and civil society groups urged editors of English newspapers and TV channels to correct the deficit in rural coverage instead of blaming the neglect on the bias of urban audiences and the pressure to cut cost. “The countryside is changing and English media must reflect...