GURUDAS DASGUPTA

  • Gurudas Dasgupta, Veerappa Moily lock horns over gas pricing May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The war of words continues between Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily and CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on the decision to hike gas prices. Gurudas hit out at Moily, after he accused him of carrying out a malicious campaign, saying the Petroleum Minister has violated the norms. "Moily is trying...
  • Gurudas Dasgupta hangs up his boots April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: When Parliament meets sometime in June, it will miss one of its firebrand MPs Gurudas Dasgupta. The veteran CPI leader has decided not to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Dasgupta, who represented Ghatal in West Bengal in the Lok Sabha says he is old and the country belongs to...
  • Government gave huge benefits to Reliance, says Gurudas Dasgupta February 11, 2014

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Tuesday welcomed Arvind Kejriwal government's move to file criminal cases against Reliance Industries and Union minister Veerappa Moily, among others, on gas pricing issue. ...
  • Welcome Kejriwal's move to file criminal cases on gas pricing issue: Gurudas Dasgupta February 11, 2014

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Tuesday welcomed Arvind Kejriwal government's move to file criminal cases against Reliance Industries and Union minister Veerappa Moily, among others, on gas pricing issue. "I welcome Kejriwal's move to take up the case of KG Basin and the hike in gas prices allowed by the government....
  • People die in palaces too: UP Minister on deaths in relief camps January 11, 2014

    Mathura: Uttar Pradesh Minister Narad Rai on Saturday stoked a fresh controversy over deaths in relief camps for riothit victims in Muzaffarnagar, saying people die even in palaces. "People die in palaces too. It is not just that people only die in camps or on foothpath," said Rai adding that...
  • UP government enjoying Saifai event, ignoring riot victims, says BJP January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government is facing the ire from various political parties for the grandeur with which the Saifai festival was organised despite the Muzaffarnagar riot victims battling the cold and struggling to survive. "The Saifai celebrations are unfortunate and disappointing. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is not able to...
  • I have not done any favour to Reliance Industries, clarifies Moily to SC November 22, 2013

    Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily has told the Supreme Court that he has not done any favour to Reliance Industries Ltd and allegations levelled against him by CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta are baseless and politically motivated. "The allegation that the present Minister was inducted to do Reliance s bidding is absolutely...
  • SC issues notice to Centre, CBI, RIL on gas controversy September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Centre, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and others on a PIL seeking cancellation of contract for exploration of oil and gas concerning the KG block and to impose penalty for failure in adhering to commitments. A bench headed by Chief Justice P...
  • Gurudas Dasgupta moves privilege notice against A-G in Parliament August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Hitting back at Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati for sending him a legal notice, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Tuesday moved a privilege notice against the Attorney General in Parliament. Vahanvati had sent a legal notice to Dasgupta after the CPI leader in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • CPI leader Gururdas Dasgupta demands judicial inquiry into Dabholkar killing August 21, 2013

    CPI on Wednesday sought a judicial inquiry into the killing of noted rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune, alleging the crime must have been committed by rightwingers and obscurantists. "He must have been killed by people belonging to right wing, by those who stand by obscurantism, medieval chauvinism. His murder is a...
  • Moily transferred officer for raising queries over gas pricing: CPI August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta has claimed that a senior Petroleum Ministry officer was transferred by Minister M Veerappa Moily over the recent gas price hike issue. Dasgupta made these claims in a letter to the PM Manmohan Singh saying that Moily decided to get rid of bureaucrats who...
  • IAS Durga's suspension must be raised in Parliament, says Left August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Left Front has called for the issue of the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal to be taken up in Parliament in the monsoon session. "This victimisation of an IAS officer should find a place in Parliament. The UP government should respond on this. If action...
  • SC issues notice to RIL and Centre on gas pricing July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and the Reliance Industries on a public interest litigation seeking review of the recent government decision to hike from 2014 the gas prices from $4.2 to $8.4 million British thermal unit (mmBtu). The apex court bench headed by Chief...
  • Moily refutes charges of favouring RIL on gas price May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday refuted allegations of government favouring Reliance Industries (RIL) as "malicious" and said the proposed revision in natural gas price would apply to all companies. The allegations of favouring RIL were made in Delhi at a press conference on Thursday by CPI...
  • 'Gas deal a mega scam, favours Ambani's RIL' May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in a gas deal that he says deliberately favours Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). Dasgputa also called for Oil Minister Veerappa Moily to step down for favouring RIL. He said if RIL's sale price of gas...
  • BJP, CPI question Narayanasamy, CBI chief meeting April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The opposition on Friday raised questions over the meeting between Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha and said the probe agency is being "politicised". But the Union Minister has said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making...
  • 2G scam: I will definitely oppose JPC draft report, says Gurudas Dasgupta April 25, 2013

    CPI(M) leader Gurudas Dasgupta, who is a member of the JPC, has made it clear that he will oppose the panel's draft report on the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ...
  • CPI blames telecast of IPL cheerleaders for crime against women March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday took up the issue of security and women in the country citing the occasion of International Women's Day. While women MPs demanded more such sessions to bring about strict legislation to deal with crimes against women, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said the society...
  • Government must listen to Opposition: Gurudas Dasgupta February 21, 2013

    Ahead of the Budget Session, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said that if the government refuses to listen to the Opposition, then there is every lieklihood that like every other session, it won't be fruitful. ...
  • Trade unions' strike unprecendented: Gurudas Dasgupta February 20, 2013

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta called the trade unions' strike unprecedented and said the government had not tried to reach out to unions. "The strike across the country is unprecedented. Autos and taxis are off the roads. Bank, insurance, telecom is closed. All oil supply is being stopped in Delhi. Unfortunately,...
  • UPA ready to sacrifice country for WalMart: CPI December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The government's firm stand on bringing in FDI in multibrand retail is a "signal to make India the most favoured destination for foreign multinationals", said Communist Party of India leader Gurudas Dasgupta, slamming the move. Dasgupta, during the parliamentary debate on the subject, accused the government of "being ready...
  • Won't bail out UPA: CPI on Mamata's trust vote November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as the BJP on Monday shied away taking a stand on the Trinamool Congress's proposal to bring in a noconfidence motion against the UPA government, Mamata Banerjee's arch rival the Communist Party of India (CPI) made it clear that it will not bail out UPA2. "If Mamata...
  • 2G: Left leaders walk out of JPC meet October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) boycotted the Joint Parliamentary Committee meet on the 2G Scam, the Left Front leaders also walked out of the meeting on Thursday. CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta walked out of the meeting demanding that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram...
  • CPI will oppose reforms, says MP Gurudas Dasgupta October 4, 2012

    CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta has said that his party will opppose FDI in pension and insurance in Parliament. He said the government is on a suicidal path and is working at the behest of domestic and foreign capitalists. ...
  • Left slams govt for FDI in retail, aviation September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: In a scathing attack for allowing FDI in aviation and multibrand retail, the Left on Friday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is responsible for the decline in the economy. Politically Congress is going down. The government under Manmohan Singh is responsible for decline in the economy, Left...
  • 2G: SP, BSP welcome SC order on Chidambaram, Swami upset August 24, 2012

    The Supreme Court on Friday said that there was no prima facie evidence to show that Chidambaram got benefits from 2G deals. ...
  • Proposing PM's name for President a gimmick: Left June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Left on Wednesday rejected the candidature of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee for the presidential poll, which were proposed by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh. The Left also said that it won't support any candidate proposed...
  • Pranab, Ansari not acceptable to us: Left on President poll June 13, 2012

    Left leader Gurudas Dasgupta slammed the Congress for the ongoing economic slump in the country and said that neither of its nominees was acceptable to the CPM. ...
  • Rail Budget row: Oppn questions Govt in Parliament March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The UPA was cornered on Monday in Parliament as the Opposition targeted the government over the Rail Budget fiasco and Dinesh Trivedi's resignation as the Railway Minister. The Left Front raised questions saying that a minister resigning while Parliament was in session was not right. CPI(M) leader Basudev Acharya...
  • Akhilesh invites Left leaders for swearingin March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh chief ministerdesignate and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav is expected to meet senior Left Front leaders in New Delhi on Tuesday, adding to speculation of the formation of a Third Front. Akhilesh is scheduled to go to the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPI(M)) office to invite party...