D Raja

  • Gandhi, Netaji should be kept above Bharat Ratna: Sugata Bose August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew, acclaimed historian and Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose disapproved of the possibility of Netaji being conferred with the Bharat Ratna this year, insisting that Gandhi and Bose should be kept above such partisan politics. "I firmly believe that Gandhi and Bose should be kept...
  • Modi follows neo-liberal policies, don't expect economic changes: CPI June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior CPI leader D Raja on Sunday said that he does not foresee any big change in the economy as the Narendra Modi government also follows the neo-liberal policies that the previous government followed. The remarks came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the...
  • LS polls: Congress undecided over extending support to the Third Front April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is flummoxed over extending support to the Third Front if it fails to get the numbers to form a government after the Lok Sabha elections, said sources. A section of the party is reluctant to support the Third Front and is rather willing to sit in the...
  • BJP not alternative to Congress, says D Raja April 19, 2014

    Senior CPI leader D Raja on Saturday wondered why the AIADMK and the DMK were not attacking the "communal policy" of BJP and instead only criticising Narendra Modi on the Gujarat model of development. "The Dravidian parties only talk about Modi's politics and not about communalism," he told reporters in Tiruvarur...
  • Rahul's balloon will burst too, not just Modi's: CPI March 29, 2014

    Joining issue with Rahul Gandhi who flayed the Gujarat development model as a "new heavier balloon" filled with "gas", CPI on Saturday said there were hardly any differences in the economic policies of both Congress and BJP and such 'balloon stories' are not of any use and cannot resurrect the...
  • Communal Violence Bill likely to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday: Shinde December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Communal Violence Bill is likely be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. The Cabinet on Monday cleared the Communal Violence Bill, said sources. After the law comes into force, the Centre will be duty bound to send...
  • No legislation should criminalise its citizens: D Raja on Section 377 December 15, 2013

    CPI leader D Raja says no legislation should criminalise its citizens. "No legislation should criminalise its citizens from any section of the society. Now it is for the government how it is going to appeal to the Supreme Court for a review of that judgement." ...
  • Govt must not succumb to US pressure on Nuclear-deal, warns Left September 19, 2013

    Left parties on Thursday warned the government that it would commit an "illegal act" if it tried to dilute the Civil Nuclear Liability Act or signed any agreement for supply of nuclear reactors during the upcoming US visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "If the government wants to succumb to US...
  • The govt has failed the people, it needs to be shown its place: BJP September 18, 2013

    CPI leader D Raja said held the central government responsible for price rise and added that steps must be taken to control the hike. He also added that the government should not be in power if they cannot control the market. BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government which...
  • Vanzara's statement is a confession, says D Raja September 4, 2013

    Activist Amrish Patel said that DG Vanzara's confession clearly states that all the encounters were executed following the dictates of the Narendra Modi government. CPI leader D Raja also said that Vanzara's letter was a confession and it is up to the judiciary on how it wants to act. ...
  • CPI criticises Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings, says govt clueless September 2, 2013

    CPI leader D Raja has criticised Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings. He said that the government is clueless and confused. ...
  • Land, Food Bill pro-poor, says Cong; CPI wants the poor to benefit August 29, 2013

    Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday said that the Food Security Bill and Land Bill are pro-poor. While CPI leader D Raja said that a new bill on land is needed but it must benefit the poor. ...
  • TMC leader says 'burn houses' remark a slip of tongue July 18, 2013

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal on Thursday took a u-turn and said that the remark to attack the Opposition was a slip of tongue as he meant something else. While addrsesing a public rally in Bolpur on Wednesday, Mondal had urged the party members to burn the houses of...
  • RS poll: Vijayakant charges dissident MLAs with betraying him June 29, 2013

    Chennai: Stung by cross-voting of seven dissident DMDK MLAs in Thursday's Rajya Sabha polls, party founder and Leader of the Opposition Leader in the assembly Vijayakant on Friday charged them with betrayal as they were given a political identity by him. Putting up a brave face in the wake of...
  • Kanimozhi, D Raja elected to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu June 27, 2013

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi was on Thursday reelected to Rajya Sabha with Congress support from Tamil Nadu after a contest with actor Vijayakanth's DMDK candidate. Four AIADMK candidates, including the party leader in Rajya Sabha V Maitreyan and CPI's D Raja, however, registered comfortable wins as expected...
  • TN: Karunanidhi thanks Sonia for support to Kanimozhi in RS poll June 26, 2013

    Chennai: DMK Chief M Karunanidhi has thanked Congress President Sonia Gandhi for supporting his daughter Kanimozhi in the Rajya Sabha elections. Congress on Tuesday had decided to lend its support to DMK leader Kanimozhi for the June 27 Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu. This despite the fact that the ties...
  • Congress to support Kanimozhi in Rajya Sabha polls June 26, 2013

    Chennai: After days of indecision, Congress on Tuesday had decided to lend its support to DMK leader Kanimozhi for the June 27 Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu. The Congress's support could help facilitate Kanimozhi's return to the Upper House, with 32 in her favour. Kanimozhi is pitted against DMDK...
  • TN: DMDK seeks Congress support for RS polls June 18, 2013

    Chennai: A day after the main opposition party DMDK entered the fray for the June 27 biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu, the party approached the Congress seeking support for its candidate. "Five DMDK MLAs met me and gave me a letter, which requested...
  • D Raja to file nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI leader D Raja will file his nomination for the June 27 Rajya Sabha biennial elections from Tamil Nadu on Monday. A formal announcement on Raja's renomination will be announced soon by CPI General Secretary Sudhakar Reddy. Reddy and senior party leader AB Bardhan had recently met Tamil Nadu...
  • CPI condemns Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI on Sunday condemned the killing of 27 people in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, saying that violence and killings do not have a place in democracy. "We firmly disapprove the violence and killings to gain political power in a democratic country," CPI National Secretary D Raja said. Referring...
  • Govt not taking honest position on Lankan issue: CPI March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The CPI on Saturday accused the government of not taking an honest position on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and asked it respond to the resolution adopted by the Tamil Nadu assembly. "The government is not taking a forthright and honest position on the issue. The Tamil Nadu...
  • If Mulayam feels cheated, why is he still supporting Cong, asks Oppn March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav targetted the Congress again, reactions are now pouring in from the Opposition saying that if Mulayam feels cheated why is he still supporting the Congress. "If the SP feels cheated by the Congress, then they must decide if they...
  • SL war crimes: We'll keep demanding an international inquiry, says D Raja March 17, 2013

    CPI(M) MP D Raja said his party will keep pressing for their demand to order an international inquiry into the Sri Lanka war crimes. ...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Sri Lankan war crimes February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: There were noisy scenes in the Rajya Sabha as the government came under fire from the AIADMK over war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan government in the last days of the crusade against the LTTE in 2009. The AIADMK's V Maitreyan lashed out at the government for...
  • Pranab's address to Parliament uninspiring: CPI February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming the President's Address to Parliament as "uninspiring", the CPI on Thursday said the government had admitted a slowdown in the economy but not come out with any solution. "There is nothing in the speech to inspire or motivate the people. The government has admitted economic slowdown but...
  • CPI slams govt for decontrolling diesel prices January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The CPI on Thursday castigated the government for decontrolling diesel prices, saying Congress-led UPA would pave to pay the political price for such "anti-people" decisions. It also demanded increasing the number of LPG cylinders per family to 12, instead of nine as decided by the government on Thursday. "Decontrolling...
  • India should call off the peace process with Pak: BJP January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's strong statement on the LoC killings on Tuesday was welcomed with open arms by the Opposition, with Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha adding that India should call off the peace process. Sinha said that if Pakistan did not respond to the PM's statement,...
  • Manmohan Singh should answer nation, says Left December 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Condemning the police action against youths protesting crimes against women, the Left parties today asked the Prime Minister to assure the nation of stern action against the perpetrators. Asking for an assurance that the government would take urgent steps to check such crimes, CPI National Secretary D Raja...
  • Govt's continuance is uncertain, says CPI October 13, 2012

    Coimbatore: The debate in the Winter Session of Parliament would give a clear indication on the fate of the government and also the possibility of whether there would be mid-term polls, CPI National Secretary D Raja said on Saturday. Two bills - FDI in Pension and Insurance - have to...
  • Debate FDI in Parliament: Trinamool Congress September 22, 2012

    Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Friday said that the government must seek a vote in Parliament on FDI in retail. ...