MALLIKARJUN KHARGE

  • BJP minister apologises for her controversial remark, Congress says not enough, seeks resignation December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing severe criticism over her "Muslims, Christians sons of Ram" remark, Minister of State in the Bharatiya Janata Party led-government Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti apologised in Parliament on Tuesday. However, the Congress has called this apology "too little too late" and has sought her resignation. It has claimed that the...
  • Congress LS leader in CBI chief selection panel; President gives nod December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Decks have been cleared for appointment of the new CBI Director with President Pranab Mukherjee giving his nod to the amended procedure under which leader of the single-largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha will be included in the selection panel. With tenure of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha ending...
  • Panel to meet on Tuesday to select Ranjit Sinha's successor as CBI Director December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A high-powered committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday for selecting the next Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief. The meeting will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Chief Justice of India HL Dattu. The names of the...
  • Political upheavel in Maharashtra, BJP ends alliance with Shiv Sena, NCP dumps Congress September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a massive upheavel in the Maharashtra politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party ended its 25-year-old alliance with the Shiv Sena while the Nationalist Congress Party called off its ties with the Congress. The NCP, which had been in an alliance with the Congress for 15-years, declared that Deputy Chief...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress August 19, 2014

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha asthe Leader...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress August 19, 2014

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha asthe Leader...
  • Fiery exchanges mark debate on Communal Violence Bill but MPs fail to provide a solution August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress crossed swords in theLok Sabha during the discussion on the Communal Violence Bill on Wednesday accusing each other of pursuing a divisive agenda, the debate on the floor of the House has raised a pertinent question whether all...
  • BJP blames Congress for acting on Pakistan's behest as Lok Sabha debates Communal Violence Bill August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Discussion over the Communal Violence Bill took place in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst huge uproar. While the Congress alleged that maximum cases of communal violence had come to light since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government had taken charge at the Centre, the latter blamed the...
  • Congress creates uproar over Communal Violence Bill in Lok Sabha, debate likely at 3 PM August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Congress created an uproar in Parliament on Wednesday over the Communal Violence Bill, the debate on it is likely at 3 PM in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has been demanding an immediate discussion on the Bill as it has been deferred repeatedly. Even though Speaker...
  • Kharge hits out at PM Modi, says Congress done a lot in 60 years August 9, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks against Congress and said that the party has done a lot in the last 60 years. "Congress has given INS Vikaraditya, PLSV among many others things. Government claims are not true," he said....
  • Congress walkout in Lok Sabha against 'lack of business' August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday staged a walkout from Lok Sabha complaining "lack of business" and said debate on several major issues sought by it was getting a back seat with only matters raised by the government given priority. Congress members, including senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge, raised the demand as Speaker...
  • Is PM Modi god to give occasional darshan in Parliament: Kharge to Swaraj July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: "Is Prime Minister a god that he should give us darshan" once in a while, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday. The poser by Kharge was in response to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's...
  • Discussion on judiciary, judges shouldn't come up in Parliament: Kharge July 22, 2014

    Manmohan Singh has broken his silence over Justice Katju's charges of corruption in judiciary saying that former law minister HR Bhardwaj explained everything and he had nothing more to add to it. Speaking to the Speaker during a discussion in the house, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge objected over the matter...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge to meet LS Speaker on LoP issue July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge is expected to meet Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday as the party raised the pitch for getting the Leader of Opposition status in the House. Congress has sought a meeting with the Speaker at a time when the government is indicating...
  • Congress is the largest party in Lok Sabha, should be in Opposition: Mallikarjun Kharge July 6, 2014

    Just a day ahead of the Parliament session, Congress hopes to cement its position as the main opposition party. The Congress which has only 44 seats needs 11 more seats to hold the post of the Leader of Opposition. Party leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday said that the law says...
  • We may be 44 in LS, but the Pandavas will never be intimidated by a 100 Kauravas: Mallikarjun Kharge to BJP June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday countered Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy's jibes at the party with an example from the mythological book Mahabharata. Concluding his speech during the discussion on the President's speech in the Lok Sabha, Kharge said, "We may be 44 in Lok...
  • Congress leader Kharge congratulates new LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan June 6, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge congratulated Sumitra Mahajan for ebing elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker. He said, "We admire you because you have reached this position after working as a corporator, lawyer and deputy mayor." ...
  • Amarinder Congress's Deputy Leader in LS, Jyotiraditya chief whip June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who defeated Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha elections, has been made the Deputy Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha while the young leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has been brought in as chief whip of the party. The decision to appoint Scindia, one of the...
  • We will play a constructive opposition in Parliament: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge June 3, 2014

    Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that he is very greatful to Sonia Gandhi for naming him the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha. In an interview to CNNIBN, Kharge said, "I will raise the issues concerning the people in Parliament." Kharge also said that he believed in smooth running...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 2, 2014

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  • Mallikarjun Kharge, a hardcore loyalist of Gandhis to lead Congress in LS June 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge, who was on Monday appointed the leader of Congress party in the Lok Sabha, is a hardcore loyalist of the Gandhi family. A Dalit leader with more than 45 years of experience in politics, Kharge, 72, has seen a steady rise in his career graph from humble...
  • News 360: UP's Principal Home secretary sacked over increasing rape cases in state June 2, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government which is facing severe flak for the surging rate of crime against women and children in the state on Monday removed Principal Secretary for Home, Anil Gupta. This comes a day after the Akhilesh Yadav government removed its Chief Secretary Javed Usmani over the Badaun gangrape case...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge on track in Karnataka April 12, 2014

    In this backward northern region of Karnataka, the Congress is hopeful of bucking the anti-incumbency trend haunting its UPA government by riding on the fortunes of Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, contesting again from this reserved (SC) constituency in the April 17 Lok Sabha elections. As the largest and bustling district in...
  • Neverbeforeseen scenes in last session of 15th Lok Sabha February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Unfortunate, but true. The storm over Telangana has led to several unprecedented ugly scenes in the current session of Parliament, the last of the 15th Lok Sabha. Almost the entire budget speech of Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge was washed out on Wednesday due to disruptions. The House witnessed a...
  • Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert February 12, 2014

    Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday spelled out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 201415. "IT has revolutionised our customer interface over the last few years. We...
  • Full text: Mallikarjun Kharge's interim Rail Budget speech February 12, 2014

    No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 201415. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. The Minister announced that there will...
  • Rail Budget 2014: A mere 14minute show due to antiTelangana protests February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: When Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge stood up in Lok Sabha to deliver his first Budget speech, little did he imagine that it would go down in the history as one of the shortest speeches read out in Parliament. With antiTelangana MPs shouting slogans in the House, Kharge's maiden...
  • Highlights of the Railway Interim Budget 201415 February 12, 2014

    No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 201415. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. Here is the highlights of Interim...
  • Rail Budget: Gross traffic receipts projected at Rs 1.6 lakh cr February 12, 2014

    Anticipating a healthier growth of economy, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday proposed the freight traffic target at 1,101 million tonnes, an increment of 49.7 million tonnes over the current years' revised target of about 1052 million tonnes. The budget estimates for goods, passenger, other coaching and sundry other...
  • Interim Rail Budget: Arunachal Pradesh soon to be on rail map February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday announced that the Railways is now on course to convert the strategically important 510 km long Rangiya Murkongselek Metre Gauge line into Broad Gauge within this financial year. The Capital of Arunachal Pradesh would soon be on rail map in...