JAYANTHI NATARAJAN

  • Congress hits back at Jayanthi Natarajan, says she is acting under pressure from the BJP 13 hours 14 minutes ago

    Jayanthi Natarajan has accused Rahul Gandhi of giving her instructions while she was the environment minister in UPA2. In a letter to Sonia Gandhi she charged Rahul's aides of running a campaign to defame her. The Congress has hit back claiming that she is acting under pressure from the BJP. ...
  • Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress saying she felt suffocated; party hits back, says she is corrupt Yesterday

    Chennai/ New Delhi: The Congress suffered a major embarrassment on Friday with its senior leader and former Union Environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan accusing party vice-president Rahul Gandhi of interfering in her ministry's while she was in the Manmohan Singh government. In a letter dated November 5, 2014 to Congress president Sonia...
  • Cartoon of the day: Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress Yesterday

    As Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress after alleging party Vice President Rahul Gandhi for interfering in her ministry, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Is it time for a change in Congress leadership? Yesterday

    Voicing a strong revolt against the national high command of the Congress, former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party. In a strong worded letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi followed by a press conference in Chennai, Jayanthi said that she was pained...
  • Mission Delhi: Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress, says party not the same Yesterday

    Voicing a strong revolt against the national high command of the Congress, former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party. In a strong worded letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi followed by a press conference in Chennai, Jayanthi said that she was pained...
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  • News 360: Big blow for Congress; Jayanthi Natarajan quits party Yesterday

    Voicing a strong revolt against the national high command of the Congress, former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party. In a strong worded letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi followed by a press conference in Chennai, Jayanthi said that she was pained...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Jayanthi Natarajan Yesterday

    Former Union Minister and Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan quits congress after alleging interference by party vice president Rahul Gandhi in her ministry. ...
  • Jayanthi Natarajan acting at the behest of her 'new political masters', says Abhishek Manu Singhvi Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday refuted all charges levelled by former Union minister Jayanthi Natarajan against its top leadership and hit back at her suggesting that she was acting at the behest of the BJP. "All assertions by Natarajan are factually wrong," said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi while talking...
  • Is it time for a leadership change in Congress? Yesterday

    Former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan resigned from the primary membership of the party. In a strong worded letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi followed by a press conference in Chennai, Jayanthi said that she was pained by the treatment meted out to her by the party. ...
  • Congress leaders rally behind Rahul after attack from Jayanthi Natarajan Yesterday

    New Delhi: As former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan targeted Rahul Gandhi, Congress on Friday rallied behind him, dismissing as "completely baseless" the allegations of his interference in the work of Environment Ministry and accused her of having "ulterior motives". Jairam Ramesh, who was Natarajan's immediate predecessor...
  • Digvijaya Singh denies Jayanthi Natarajan's allegations against Rahul Gandhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan resigned from the primary membership of the party questioning the democratic nature of Congress, senior leader Digvijaya Singh speaking in defence of Rahul Gandhi denied all the allegations made by her. "It is absolutly wrong that Sonia or Rahul interfered in the functioning of...
  • Congress no longer the party I joined, can't survive in such a suffocating atmosphere: Natarajan Yesterday

    Chennai: Voicing a strong revolt against the national high command of the Congress, former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party. In a strong worded letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi followed by a press conference in Chennai, Jayanthi said that she was...
  • Javadekar says he will review files mentioned by Jayanthi Natarajan Yesterday

    New Delhi: Terming Jayanthi Natarajan's charge of specific requests on green clearances as a "serious issue", Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said he would review the files where allegations of extraneous influence have been mentioned. "The revelations made by Jayanthi Natarajan in her letter to Sonia Gandhi, which have become public...
  • Live: No democracy within Congress, can't survive in a suffocating atmosphere, says Natarajan Yesterday

    Longtime loyalist Jayanthi Natarajan has decided to quit Congress. Natarajan has also questioned party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership in a letter to party President Sonia Gandhi. "It is a painful moment for me as my family was closely associated with Congress," she said. ...
  • CBI probe into projects cleared by Natarajan the real reason behind her resignation? Yesterday

    New Delhi: Amidst allegations by Jayanthi Natarajan that she was defamed within the Congress and asked to quit the Environment Ministry, details by Central Bureau of Investigation point to other reasons which could have led to her resignation. According to sources, during Jayanthi Natrajan's period as the environment minister, three-four...
  • 'Sadistic' economic practices by UPA the reason why India suffered: Jaitley on Natarajan's resignation Yesterday

    New Delhi: "The UPA government put in place 'sadistic' economic practices. That is precisely why India suffered," said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday after Jayanthi Natarajan submitted her resignation letter to party President Sonia Gandhi. The Finance Minister said that Natarajan's revelations had proved that the government she belonged...
  • Jayanthi revolts against Rahul Gandhi, to quit Congress, says she was wrongly vilified, defamed Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a big blow to the Congress, longtime loyalist Jayanthi Natarajan has decided to quit the party. In further embarassment for the party, the former union minister in United Progress Alliance government has questioned party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership in a letter to party President Sonia Gandhi....
  • Modi targeting me as I am vocal against him in snooping row: Jayanthi January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi blamed Jayanthi Natarajan of being corrupt during her tenure as Environment Minister, the Congress has accused him of stooping to his lowest and defaming a woman. Natarajan on her part has said she is...
  • Jayanthi hits back at Modi over tax remark, says he can never be the PM January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused Jayanthi Natarajan of corruption, the former Environment Minister hit back saying that it was an intimidation tactic by the Gujarat CM. "It was the Congress culture that built India and Modi no matter what he does can...
  • Congress hits back at Modi for accusing Jayanthi of taking 'tax' to clear files January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leaders have taken a strong stand on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's statement on Jayanthi Natarajan that under her the Environment Ministry used to charge a "tax" to clear files. Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh, Ambika Soni and Natarajan herself hit out at Modi saying he...
  • Modi cannot destroy the social fabric of the country: Jayanthi Natarajan January 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for taking a dig at her during his comments on Environment Ministry, saying that the BJP leader was targeting her as she has been at the forefront against his "divisive and destructive politics"....
  • Rahul Gandhi is Congress's PM candidate, says Veerappa Moily December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as speculations over the Congress's official prime ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha elections continue, Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, who took the additional charge of Environment and Forests portfolio on Tuesday, said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is the party's prime ministerial candidate. Moily took charge...
  • Veerappa Moily to take charge as Environment Minister today December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress Leader Veerappa Moily is set to take over as the next Environment and Forests Minister on Tuesday. This after Jayanathi Natarajan resigned last week to help with the party's preparations for the coming 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This even as a controversy has erupted over Jayanthi Natarajan's...
  • Natarajan's exit as minister good for Goa: Parrikar December 22, 2013

    Panaji: The exit of Jayanthi Natarajan as union minister of state for environment and forests was good for Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Panaji on Sunday. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader also said the Congress would be "gone, gone, gone, gone" in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Parrikar was speaking...
  • Controversy erupts over Natarajan's resignation from Cabinet December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Controversy has now erupted over Jayanthi Natarajan's resignation as the Minister of Environment and Forests and questions are being raised over the reason why she was removed from the ministry. While the Congress has maintained that the step was taken as she wanted to work for the party...
  • Congress prepares for 2014 polls, more ministers to quit, work for party December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A shaken Congress is aiming for a complete overhaul after its severe mauling in the recently concluded Assembly elections and is in an urgent need of a makeover ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections as a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party under Narendra Modi's leadership appears to be leading....
  • Jayanthi Natarajan quits as Union Minister, to return to Congress work December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Jayanthi Natarajan resigned on Saturday as the Minister of State for Environment and Forest for 'party work'. Reports say Natarajan will return to work for the Congress with the 2014 Lok Sabha elections approaching. Veerappa Moily has been given additional charge of the Environment and Foreign Ministry. This...
  • Phase III of Yamuna Action Plan approved for Delhi December 10, 2013

    The Environment ministry said it has approved the phase III of Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) for Delhi besides sanctioning two projects of pollution abatement for the river in Sonepat and Panipat in Haryana. "The YAP Phase III project for Delhi has been approved by the ministry at an estimated cost of...