Rashid Alvi

  • Congress likely to announce candidate for Varanasi today 08-04-2014 10:08 AM

    New Delhi: The eagerly awaited decision on the Congress's candidate from Varanasi to contest against Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal is likely to come on Tuesday. Three leaders in the Congress - Rashid Alvi, Digvijaya Singh and Anand Sharma -...
  • Rashid Alvi writes to Sonia, says he can defeat Modi in Varanasi 31-03-2014 01:46 PM

    New Delhi: As the Congress remains undecided on who should be its candidate from Varanasi against Bharatiya Janata Parime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, more party leaders are expressing desire to contest from the temple town. Congress leader Rashid Alvi has written to party...
  • 1962 war report irrelevant, says Congress after row over Nehru's role 18-03-2014 01:49 PM

    A large section of the still classified Henderson Brooks Report which indicts former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and top government officials for India's failure in the 1962-Sino Indian war has been made public. ...
  • Jat reservation sends wrong signal to Muslims: Congress's Rashid Alvi 07-03-2014 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: Discontent in Congress on the issue of Jat reservation has come to the fore with a former party spokesman saying it has sent a "wrong signal" to the Muslim community in the wake of the Muzaffarnagar riots. "To award reservation to a particular community after massive riots in...
  • Nitish can place their demand for special status before Centre: Alvi 02-03-2014 04:23 PM

    Reacting to the bandh call given by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over special state status, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said "Our government has given a lot of funds for Bihar's development but still if they feel the need for special status they can place their demand." ...
  • Why is Rajnath apologising when he has done no wrong, asks Alvi 25-02-2014 11:53 PM

    After BJP chief Rajnath Singh while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Narendra Modi was the one who should beg pardon and not the party supremo for 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • Sheila Dikshit has performed her responsibilities with honesty: Congress 18-01-2014 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying former chief minister Sheila Dikshit had performed her responsibilities with honesty and she didn't do anything wrong. "We are not scared of Kejriwal, Let him do whatever he wants. Sheila Dikshit had performed her responsibilities...
  • Cong says opinion polls not in interest of democracy, misguides people 03-11-2013 12:32 PM

    Four days after CNN-IBN projected a loss for the Congress in the next Lok Sabha polls, a rattled Congress is seeking restrictions on opinion polls. The Congress has written to the Election Commission saying the polls are not scientific, lack credibility and could be misused. Party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said,...
  • Rahul Gandhi competent to become prime minister: Rashid Alvi 25-10-2013 09:03 AM

    Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is competent to become the prime minister of India. "As far as Rahul is concerned, whole of Congress want him to become the Prime Minister. He is competent to become the Prime Minister of the country," he said. The remarks...
  • UP Gold rush: Politics rife even as ASI continues to excavate on Day 4 21-10-2013 10:35 PM

    Unnao: Just days after mocking the Centre's decision to go ahead with the treasure hunt, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was forced to make a U-turn after Shoban Sarkar, the sadhu whose dream sparked off the gold rush, shot him an angry letter. "Lakhs of people have...
  • Narendra Modi has become power hungry: Rashid Alvi 05-10-2013 05:42 PM

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying he has become power hungry. He said, "The latest report on Gujarat shows real situation there. He is dreaming of managing the whole country even as he isn't capable of managing one state." ...
  • Rahul's concerns over ordinance can't be ignored, says Rashid Alvi 02-10-2013 02:59 PM

    Rahul Gandhi's statement calling the ordinance "a complete nonsense, should be torn up and thrown away," led to a massive controversy. ...
  • Ordinance on convicted MPs not meant to save Lalu Prasad: Congress 30-09-2013 02:07 PM

    The Congress on Monday said the ordinance meant to overrule a Supreme Court ruling on disqualifying MPs and state legislators convicted of crime was not meant to save RJD leader Lalu Prasad. Rashid Alvi of the Congress said the party respected the ruling of a special court convicting Lalu Prasad...
  • Communal riots in Muzaffarnagar have left Gujarat behind: Rashid Alvi 19-09-2013 03:08 PM

    In comments that could stoke a controversy, Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Thursday said that communal riots in Muzaffarnagar have left Gujarat far behind. Alvi, who was detained by the Uttar Pradesh Police after he visited a camp in Loni in riot-hit area of Muzaffarnagar, said he was forcibly taken...
  • Rashid Alvi dubs Mulayam as BJP agent 14-09-2013 08:36 PM

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi, who was reprimanded by his party earlier for describing Mulayam Singh Yadav as biggest agent of BJP, on Saturday launched a scathing attack against the SP chief asking him to "disclose what had transpired" in his meeting with VHP chief last month. "Mulayam Singh Yadav is...
  • Alvi renews attack on Mulayam, questions meeting with VHP 14-09-2013 04:09 PM

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi, who was reprimanded by his party earlier for describing Mulayam Singh Yadav as biggest agent of BJP, on Saturday launched a scathing attack against the SP chief asking him to "disclose" "what had transpired" in his meeting with VHP chief in August. "Mulayam Singh Yadav is...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram's allegations baseless, says Congress 29-08-2013 03:41 PM

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Thursday termed Asaram's allegations baseless. He said if Rahul and Sonia would have been behind his sexual assualt case, then he would have been in the jail. Asaram held Congress President Sonia Gandhi and his son Rahul Gandhi responsible for his present state of affairs....
  • Congress takes potshots at Modi for Muslim support claims 18-08-2013 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Monday took potshots at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP leader Narendra Modi's reported claims that 25 per cent Muslims in Gujarat had voted for him in the recent Assembly elections. "This is false and baseless statement. Only two Muslim voters in the whole...
  • BJP has no presence in Andhra Pradesh: Rashid Alvi on Modi's rally 11-08-2013 11:04 PM

    "Only BJP and Modi can say how much money was spent to bring all those people to the rally," the Congress leader said. ...
  • Modi a preacher, not a practitioner, says JD(U) leader 15-07-2013 10:20 AM

    JD(U) leader Sabir Ali questioned Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his education remark. He asked what has Modi gained in terms of education in Gujarat? Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi accused Modi of misguiding the country. ...
  • Congress takes a dig at Modi for praising China 14-07-2013 07:18 PM

    New Delhi: Taking a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for praising China, Congress on Sunday said it appeared he wanted to introduce the same laws in India as in the communist country. The party also questioned the veracity of the data cited by Modi on the neighbouring country's...
  • Modi is misguiding the country, says Congress 14-07-2013 04:30 PM

    "How does he know that China is spending 20% on education? Just because the common man can't spot your lie, doesn't mean you try to fool him," Congress leader Rashid Alvi said. ...
  • BJP's own leaders falling ill because of Modi: Congress 07-06-2013 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: The absence of many leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party's Parliamentary Board meeting on Friday and its national executive meet this weekend has given its rivals a chance to take potshots at the party. The Congress and the Samajwadi Party said the absence of the other BJP leaders...
  • Decision to seek death for Kodnani attack on Hindus: Sena 20-04-2013 05:22 PM

    Mumbai: Terming as "a deadly attack on Hindus" the Gujarat government's nod for seeking death penalty for former BJP minister Maya Kodnani and nine others in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, Shiv Sena on Friday said Hindus have different expectations from Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "There is a feeling...
  • Controversy over NDA's PM candidate fixed match between BJP, JD(U): Cong 15-04-2013 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: Not impressed by his "secular" pitch, the Congress on Monday ridiculed Nitish Kumar for his anti-Narendra Modi rhetoric saying the controversy over NDA's prime ministerial candidate was a "fixed match" between BJP and JD(U). At the AICC briefing, party spokesperson Rashid Alvi evaded questions on whether Congress will...
  • Congress refrains from commenting on Tytler issue 13-04-2013 03:28 AM

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday refrained from commenting on the controversy surrounding party leader Jagdish Tytler against whom a court has ordered reopening of a case of alleged involvement in 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Praising the CBI party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said that it "investigates any issue with honesty". "Investigation is...
  • Congress downplays NC remarks on AFSPA, Afzal Guru 13-04-2013 03:15 AM

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday sought to downplay the recent remarks of its ally National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir on AFSPA, autonomy and the hanging of Afzal Guru. Party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said the NC and Congress are running an alliance government in the state and "what will...
  • Congress steps up personal attacks against Narendra Modi 06-04-2013 08:17 AM

    New Delhi: Launching another sharp attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who recently made a pitch for the Prime Minister's post, the Congress has virtually called him 'Yamraj' (Lord of Death in Hindu mythology). "Had he intended to indicate Narendra Modi, he would not have referred to somebody riding...
  • Modi is not the guy on a horse, but the man on a buffalo: Alvi 05-04-2013 11:55 PM

    The Congress-Narendra Modi war of words is getting worse by the day. In the latest attack on the Gujarat Chief Minister, Congress's senior leader Rashid Alvi on Friday went on to compare him with the god of death in Hindu mythology, Yamraj. At a press conference, the Congress Spokesperson was...
  • JPC will take its own decisions: Rashid Alvi on Yashwant Sinha's letter 02-04-2013 11:11 PM

    The BJP once again targeted the the chief of the JPC probing the 2G case. Yashwant Sinha wrote to the PM against PC Chacko asking why former Telecom Minister A Raja had not been asked to depose. ...