Sanjay Nirupam

  • On Congress ticket, even Modi would have lost LS polls: Sanjay Nirupam June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In remarks that could spell controversy for the Congress, AICC secretary Sanjay Nirupam on Saturday said that "even Narendra Modi would have badly lost in the Lok Sabha elections had he contested on a Congress ticket". Nirupam, who lost from the Mumbai North constituency, told reporters that despite several...
  • Smriti Irani summoned in defamation complaint filed by Sanjay Nirupam June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani was on Friday summoned as an accused by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Dheeraj Mittal issued the summons against Irani asking her to appear before it on September 27. Nirupam,...
  • Maharashtra: EC holds Milind Deora, Sanjay Nirupam guilty of paid news April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday found four Maharashtra candidates guilty of resorting to paid news. The EC named Milind Deora, Sanjay Nirupam, Vishwajeet Kadam and Anil Shirole as the four candidates who allegedly indulged in paid news. While Deora, Nirupam and Kadam are Congress candidates from Mumbai South, Mumbai...
  • LS polls: Deora, Nirupam among four found guilty of paid news by EC April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: An Election Commission panel has held four Lok Sabha election candidates in Maharashtra guilty of resorting to paid news. In all, 84 complaints of paid news were received by a committee specially set up to keep a watch on paid news. Complaints against Congress candidates - Union Minister of State...
  • LS elections: Increase in voter turnout in Mumbai, 53 pc polling registered April 24, 2014

    Mumbai: An average 55.33 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the 19 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, where polling was held on Thursday in the third and final phase. In 2009 elections 44.87 polling percentage was recorded in the state. The highest turnout was in Dindori (ST) at 64...
  • MPs rating: Sanjay Nirupam's performance is below average April 21, 2014

    Congress leader and sitting MP from Mumbai North Sanjay Nirupam has scored 5.2 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. While he scored 6.7 on 10 for accessibility and 5.2 for trusthworthiness, Nirupam has been rated 5.2 both for...
  • Nirupam, sitting MP, faces the heat from BJP's Shetty in North Mumbai April 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress sitting MP Sanjay Nirupam is facing a tough contest from BJP's Gopal Shetty in the North Mumbai Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to polls on April 24. Nirupam, who won the 2009 poll by just over 5,000 votes, is locked in an electoral battle with Shetty, IIM graduate Satish...
  • Let consumers chose their power provider, Gurudas Kamat writes to Chavan February 3, 2014

    Mumbai: After Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, another Congress MP from Mumbai, Gurudas Kamat is weighing in on the issue of power tariff. Kamat has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) asking them to leave it to the consumers to decide...
  • Nirupam protest: Cuts in Mumbai power tariffs soon, says Maharashtra CM January 27, 2014

    Mumbai: In what many have termed as the 'AAP effect', Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will announce in two days, a decision on cutting power tariffs in Mumbai. Similar to an announcement made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi, Chavan has said that his government is examining the possibility...
  • Power tariff: Sanjay Nirupam calls off fast after Maharashtra CM's appeal January 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Minutes after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan appealed to Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam to call off his indefinite fast over power tariff reduction in Mumbai, the latter called off his hunger strike. However, after breaking the fast, Sanjay Nirupam said that he will continue to protest until the Reliance...
  • Sanjay Nirupam begins indefinite fast to demand power tariff reduction January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam has begun his indefinite hunger strike in front of Reliance Energy Divisional Office to demand a reduction in the power tariff in Mumbai. This comes after the Maharashtra government announced a reduction in power tariff in the rest of the state. Nirupam has said that...
  • Arvind Kejriwal should focus on governance, says Sanjay Nirupam January 20, 2014

    AICC secretary Sanjay Nirupam on Monday sked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to stop indulging in "drama" and concentrate on governance instead. Criticising the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and his ministers for sitting on a dharna to demand suspension of police officials, Nirupam said Kejriwal is a Chief Minister...
  • Milind Deora demands white paper on power tariffs in Maharashtra January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Shipping Milind Deora on Sunday demanded a "white paper" on power tariffs in Maharashtra to study how subsidies are provided. "I feel that there has to be a white paper before discussing reduction of power tariffs in the state as it will help in...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet likely to discuss power tariff subsidy today January 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet is meeting on Wednesday and is likely to take up the proposal to cut power tariffs in Mumbai. This comes after Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt held protests on Monday demanding slashing down of electricity bills for Mumbaikars. Backed by a crowd, the two Congress leaders...
  • Mumbai: Priya Dutt, Sanjay Nirupam lead protest for power tariff cut January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A protest is on in Mumbai, led by Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, seeking reduction in power tariffs in Mumbai. A crowd has already gathered outside Reliance's regional office in Kandivali and is raising slogans. The Congress has been demanding a tariff subsidy for Mumbaikars. Nirupam has...
  • AAP impact: Congress MPs to protest to seek cut in power tariffs in Mumbai January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt are planning to hold a protest seeking reduction in power tarriffs in Mumbai on Monday. They are expected to lead a protest march to the Reliance Energy office in the Kandivali suburb of Mumbai demanding a tariff subsidy for Mumbaikars. Congress...
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  • Is Arvind Kejriwal's economic policy flawed? January 1, 2014

    Even as Delhi's new Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continues to impress the general populace by fulfiling his major poll promises of cheaper electricity and water, many are left wondering about the real figures and the subsidy that would burn a hole in the government coffers. ...
  • News 360: Maharashtra may follow Delhi, eyeing cut in power tariff January 1, 2014

    Maharashtra Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam demanded a cut in power tariff and has also threatened to launch an agitation if a decision is not taken by the state government to provide subsidy. He questioned the state government and said, "If Delhi government can reduce the power tariff, then why can't...
  • Kejriwal in a hurry, announces audit of 3 power companies January 1, 2014

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has kept his second freebie promise as he announced 50 per cent discount on power tariff on Tuesday. Kejriwal on Wednesday announced a full audit of power distribution companies. Following the measures taken by the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi, Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam...
  • AAP having an effect on other parties: Prashant Bhushan January 6, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan said the party is already having an effect on other parties. He said, "AAP has already had an effect on other parties. The other parties had forgotten how to do fair politics. Now, they are learning from AAP the true meaning of politics." The...
  • Maharashtra: Will protest if power tariff is not cut, says Nirupam January 6, 2014

    Mumbai: After demanding a cut in electricity tariff in Maharashtra, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Wednesday threatened to launch an agitation if a decision is not taken by the state government to provide subsidy. He attacked his own government in Maharashtra saying, "If decision to provide subsidy is not taken...
  • Congress follows AAP, Nirupam seeks cut in Maharashtra power tariff January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision to slash the electricity prices in Delhi by Aam Aadmi Party government has led to a similar call by the ruling Congress in Maharashtra. Just a day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the decision to slash power tariff by half in the city, Congress MP...
  • Defamation complaint: Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam put on trial December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam was on Thursday put on trial by a Delhi court on a criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP MP Smriti Irani for allegedly using derogatory and indecent language against her during a debate on a private news channel. Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja framed notice against...
  • HC issues notice to Smriti Irani on Sanjay Nirupam's plea July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to TV actress-turned-BJP MP Smriti Irani on a plea filed by Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam for quashing the summons issued by a trial court on a defamation suit filed against him by her. Irani had filed a complaint against Nirupam for...
  • Snapshot: Got a lot of free time, Mr Sanjay Nirupam? July 2, 2013

    Mumbai: He clearly is young at heart. Congressman and MP, Sanjay Nirupam happily posed for the cameras sitting on rides meant for kids at actor Amit Tandon's three year old daughter's birthday party. ...
  • EC can disqualify Munde for spending Rs 8 crore on 2009 LS campaign June 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) is set to issue a notice to BJP leader Gopinath Munde after he admitted that he had spent Rs 8 crore on 2009 Lok Sabha election campaign. The leader could even be disqualified from contesting polls for three years. "When I contested my first elections I...
  • Rahul is Cong's PM candidate for 2014: Sanjay Nirupam January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The clamour within the Congress to name Rahul Gandhi as the party's Prime Ministerial candidate refuses to die down. On Saturday, on Day Two of the Congress's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur, party leader Sanjay Nirupam put it straight. He said clearly, "Rahul Gandhi is our prime ministerial candidate...
  • Smriti Irani files defamation suit against Sanjay Nirupam January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Smriti Irani on Tuesday filed a defamation complaint against Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam at a Delhi court. Nirupam had made derogatory remarks against Irani during a live television debate even as the country witnessed protests against the horrific Delhi gangrape incident. During the debate on...
  • BJP demands public apology from Cong over Irani issue December 23, 2012

    Jammu: Announcing boycott of news channel debates in which Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam participates, BJP on Saturday called for a public apology from the leader and the party. "The comment made by Nirupam on Smriti Irani is unacceptable, unparliamentary and shameful - to make such a comment on a female...