KAMAL NATH

  • I wrote to Manmohan Singh warning him over 2G allocations, claims Congress's Kamal Nath September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In a statement that could send ripples across the Congress, senior party leader and former parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath has claimed that he had warned former prime minister Manmohan Singh over 2G allocations. "I did write a letter to the PM warning him of the allocations in...
  • Congress leaders named to head Parliament committees July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the decision over the Leader of Opposition still looms over the Congress, many Congress leaders will now chair a number of Parliament committees. KV Thomas will head the Public Accounts Committee while Kamal Nath will head the Parliament committee on Defence. Veerappa Moily will head the Parliament...
  • Congress continues its demand for LoP post in Lok Sabha, BJP mocks it July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress continues to demand the Leader of Opposition status in the Lok Sabha with party President Sonia Gandhi on Monday saying that her party rightfully deserved the post as it was the single largest opposition party in the House. The government, however, said that the odds are...
  • Congress should get Leader of Opposition post, looking for legal options: Sonia July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has claimed that it is the largest party in the opposition so it should get the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. "We are the largest party and we have accepted we have lost. But since we are the largest party...
  • Congress says it could move court if denied LOP post, BJP mocks it July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no end to the confusion over who will get the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Congress leaders are holding a strategy meeting to finalise its stand on the Leader of Opposition. They only have 44 seats and need 11 more to...
  • Congress 'must' go to court if Speaker denies LoP status: Kamal Nath July 6, 2014

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: With no clarity on Congress getting the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Lok Sabha, senior leader Kamal Nath on Sunday said the party "must" go to court if Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's decision, which could be "flavoured" by BJP and Narendra Modi, went against it. Insisting that there is...
  • Due respect must be given to LK Advani, Sonia Gandhi, says Kamal Nath June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani's name plate was removed from his office inside Parliament, Protem Speaker Kamal Nath has issued a statement saying that due respect should be given to him. Kamal Nath has said, "Due respect must be given to LK Advani and...
  • Live: PM Narendra Modi sworn in as a Member of the 16th Lok Sabha June 5, 2014

    MPs of the 16th Lok Sabha to be sworn in today ...
  • Members of the 16th Lok Sabha to be sworn in by Protem Speaker today June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The newlyelected members of the 16th Lok Sabha will be administered oath by Protem Speaker Kamal Nath on Thursday. The senior Congress leader was sworn in as the Protem Speaker on Wednesday by President Pranab Mukherjee. The Speaker will be elected on June 6 and Sumitra Mahajan,...
  • Won't let BJP have a free run in Parliament: Kamal Nath June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Protem Speaker and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party will not have a free run in the 16th Lok Sabha session. The remarks came even as the Congress does not have the required number to hold the leader of the Opposition...
  • Lok Sabha adjourned after obituary reference to Gopinath Munde June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The 16th Lok Sabha met for its first day of its first session on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi assuring that he will 'fulfil the desires of the people of India'. The House was adjourned for the day after an obituary reference to Rural Development Minister Gopinath...
  • Kamal Nath sworn in as Protem Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday sworn in as the Protem Speaker by President Pranab Mukherjee for the 16th Lok Sabha. He will preside over the proceedings of the House till the election of the Speaker on June 6. 67yearold Nath, a nineterm MP, was administered the oath...
  • Lok Sabha to be adjourned on opening day after paying homage to Munde June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The sudden demise of Union Minister Gopinath Munde has forced changes in the schedule of the Parliament proceedings on Wednesday. The first sitting of the 16th Lok Sabha on Wednesday will be adjourned for the day after paying tributes to the leader who died in a road mishap...
  • Lok Sabha to be adjourned on opening day after tributes to Munde June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The first sitting of the 16th Lok Sabha on Wednesday will be adjourned for the day after paying tributes to Union minister Gopinath Munde who died in a road mishap on Tuesday. Senior Congress MP Kamal Nath will be the Protem Speaker who will preside over the proceedings...
  • Congress divided over Sonia, Rahul for the Leader of Opposition post June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: There is more dissent within the Congress over who should be the Leader of the Opposition, according to sources. Senior leaders like Satyavrat Chaturvedi feel that Congress President Sonia Gandhi should occupy the post, say sources. However, sources say that young leaders feel that party VicePresident Rahul Gandhi should...
  • Kamal Nath appointed Protem Speaker of Lok Sabha May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Parliamentary Affairs Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath has been appointed as the Protem Speaker in the new Lok Sabha. A notification issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat said President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed him to perform the duties of the Speaker. The Narendra Modi government had recently...
  • Not aware of any move to make me Speaker of Lok Sabha: Sumitra Mahajan May 29, 2014

    Veteran BJP leader and sitting MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said that she was not aware of any move afoot to make her the Speaker of new Lok Sabha. "No one has spoken to me about making me the next Lok Sabha Speaker," Mahajan told PTI in Bhopal. The MP,...
  • Indian Youth Congress urges Rahul to be Leader of Opposition in LS May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: A strong demand for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to take the role of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha was on Wednesday made at a meeting of Indian Youth Congress (IYC). "Youth Congress leaders want Rahulji should be Leader of Opposition. Demand raised before leadership at...
  • Parliament session likely from June 412 May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A brief session of Parliament is proposed to be convened early next month, probably from June 4 to 12, to enable newlyelected members to the Lok Sabha to take oath besides election of Speaker. The talk in government circles is that it would not act petty on the issue...
  • Congress leaders repose faith in Sonia, Rahul's leadership May 24, 2014

    Amid strong voices to bring Priyanka Gandhi to the forefront of politics, senior leaders A K Antony and Kamal Nath on Saturday reposed faith in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi at the helm of the party. "They are our topmost leaders. They will remain as our leaders. They...
  • Kamal Nath frontrunner for Leader of Opposition May 23, 2014

    Seniormost Congress MP Kamal Nath is expected to be nominated as Leader of Opposition, party sources said on Friday. Kamal Nath is the "frontrunner" for the post, the sources said. "Going by seniority, Kamal Nath is number one (choice for the position)," a senior Congress MP said. However, he added that other...
  • Clamour in Congress for Sonia or Rahul as Leader of Opposition in LS May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Clamour is growing in Congress for either Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi to take over as Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha if the new Speaker agrees to give the post to the party, which is the largest on the opposition benches. A senior party leader, who declined...
  • Kamal Nath can be named Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Congress suffering a shattering defeat, party President Sonia Gandhi and her deputy Rahul Gandhi are said to be averse to taking up the post of Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha. This could brighten the chances of Kamal Nath, the senior most Congress MP, becoming leader...
  • Rahul alone can't be blamed, Cong failed to connect with people: Kamal Nath May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After being reduced to just 44 MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha, Congress leaders have come out in the support of Rahul Gandhi and are shielding him by taking collective responsibility for the party's debacle. In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN's Sagarika Ghose, former Union minister Kamal Nath...
  • Verdict 2014: Modi wave and Chouhan charisma propel BJP to yet another victory in MP May 17, 2014

    Riding the Narendra Modi 'wave', BJP virtually wiped out Congress in Madhya Pradesh as it won 27 of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan credited Modi's charismatic leadership for BJP's spectacular win while also pointing at the large number of follies committed...
  • Madhya Pradesh remains a BJP bastion, party wins 27 seats May 16, 2014

    Bhopal: It is once again a massive Bharatiya Janata Party sweep in Madhya Pradesh. The party has won 27 seats out of the total 29 Lok Sabha seats the state has. The Congress has won seats where its stalwarts Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath were in the fray. Congress has lost...
  • 51 centres gear up for counting across Madhya Pradesh May 15, 2014

    Bhopal: Elaborate arrangements have been made for counting of votes for the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh at 51 district headquarters on Friday. Before counting of votes cast through EVMs, postal ballots will be counted. The total number of postal ballots received in the state is 54,823. A total...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Top contests in Madhya Pradesh May 15, 2014

    The voters have already shown their trust in the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the last Assembly elections. Post poll surveys for 2014 general elections have also revealed that the people of Madhya Pradesh want to see the BJP come to power at the Centre. Fights in some of...
  • Rahul can't be blamed if Congress loses elections: Kamal Nath May 15, 2014

    Efforts are on in the Congress to deflect blame from Rahul Gandhi if the party clocks a dismal performance in the 2014 elections. Union Minister Kamal Nath told CNNIBN that Rahul Gandhi cannot be blamed from it. ...
  • We couldn't communicate our achievements to people: Kamal Nath May 14, 2014

    Union Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday admitted that the Congress could not highlight its achievements in its election campaign. "Our mistake was that we could not communicate our achievements to the people. It's a mistake on part of the government," he said. ...