UPA 2

  • Rahul a very late entrant into anti-corruption crusader bandwagon: BJP 22-02-2014 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: Questioning Rahul Gandhi's stand on corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Congress Vice President never commented on scams which shook the conscience of India. He was hitting out at Rahul's remark that the Opposition does not want to pass anti-corruption Bills. "The...
  • Parliamentary behaviour, and other vices

    Plan B |  Bharat Joshi
    This recent session of Parliament, the last of the UPA 2 government, was expected to be stormy, but the lack of civility displayed by some...

  • Watch: Experts rate P Chidambaram's interim budget 17-02-2014 01:19 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget on Monday highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Finance Minister tinkered with excise...
  • Congress should have sat in opposition after 2009 polls: Dwivedi 02-02-2014 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: Facing one of the most difficult elections ahead, a senior Congress leader has now raised questions over whether it was prudent for the party to have headed the UPA II government after the 2009 polls. Though he admits that alliances are a compulsion, he feels that the Congress...
  • Will rising food prices be the key factor that will cost UPA 2 the next elections? 17-09-2013 11:00 PM

    Household budgets have been hit again as onion prices have soared following an acute shortage in supply. Onion prices are at a whopping Rs 70 to 80 per kg in New Delhi. The story of the humble onion which brings tears to consumers can defeat the most powerful leaders as...
  • Finally, for Manmohan Singh 'Offence is the best form of defence' 30-08-2013 02:59 PM

    The Prime Minister rarely speaks. Even when he speaks, he speaks less in a feeble voice and his speeches are very boring. They inspire or excite none. Dr. Manmohan Singh has proved that even he can get angry. The anger he showed, shocked his own party, not just the opposition....
  • Has UPA 2 lost the battle to revive the faltering economy? 16-08-2013 11:23 PM

    With the economy not showing signs of coming out of the slowdown, the markets crashing and the rupee hitting a record low of 62 to the dollar on Friday, Finance Minister P Chidambaram appealed for calm and urged people not to spread panic saying that the sharp falls in domestic...
  • Oppn says no consensus as govt looks to pass key bills in Parliament 03-08-2013 03:15 PM

    New Delhi: As the UPA 2 grapples with the passage of major bills in Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appealed to the political parties for a constructive session, two days before the monsoon session begins on Monday. "Looking forward to constructive session, lot of time has been wasted. Hope...
  • Cabinet reshuffle on Monday; CP Joshi, Ajay Maken resign 16-06-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: Union Ministers Ajay Maken and CP Joshi have resigned ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle on Monday. President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday accepted both the resignations. Meanwhile, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Congress leader Ahmed Patel met on Sunday ahead of the reshuffle. Sources...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Young leaders to be given important portfolios 16-06-2013 07:29 AM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Ajay Maken on Saturday resigned ahead of a Cabinet reshuffle next week. Maken said that he wants to work for the party. Maken submitted his resignation as Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and has expressed his desire to work for the party, said...
  • BJP has the problem of limited political footprint: Sumit Pande 23-05-2013 05:43 PM

    Opinion polls conducted across the country have shown that the UPA is losing ground but is the BJP gaining? CNN-IBN's deputy bureau chief Sumit Pande joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Going by the recent assembly elections, it seems that people are preferring voting to elect...
  • IBN Newsroom Buzz: UPA II running out of time to do damage control, says Pallavi Ghosh 21-05-2013 08:40 PM

    CNN-IBN's Deputy National Bureau Chief Pallavi Ghosh has covered Indian politics and the Congress for many years now. Here's her take on the UPA II. ...
  • Replace Manmohan, UPA has lost credibility: Poll 21-05-2013 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: As Congress-led United Progressive Alliance completes four years in office on May 22, what is the mood in urban India? In a 12-city poll conducted by CNN-IBN in age group of 18 years or more, the verdict is emphatic and overwhelmingly against the current regime. The poll reveals...
  • IBN Newsroom Buzz: Sumit Pande on how different is UPA II from UPA I 21-05-2013 07:09 PM

    As UPA II finishes four years in power, CNN-IBN's Deputy National Bureau Chief Sumit Pande talks about how UPA II is different from UPA I. ...
  • IBN Newsroom Buzz: After 4 yrs, it's time for UPA II to introspect, says Rajdeep Sardesai 21-05-2013 02:26 PM

    As UPA II finishes four years and IBN-18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai talks about how it has fared so far. ...
  • IBN Newsroom Buzz: Bhupendra Chaubey on four years of UPA II 21-05-2013 02:21 PM

    What will Manmohan Singh really go down in history for? CNN-IBN's National Affairs Editor Bhupendra Chaubey talks about UPA II completing four years and the legacy of Manmohan Singh. ...
  • Maya targets Cong over Lokpal, wants PM under it 13-12-2011 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati hit out at the United Progressive Alliance Government on Tuesday alleging that it was not bringing a strong Lokpal Bill in Parliament as such a move will affect the Congress most. Mayawati said, "Congress does not want a strong Lokpal Bill as if...
  • We are facing recession: Gurudas Dasgupta 08-12-2011 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta initiated the discussion on price rise in the Lok Sabha on Thursday saying that inflation figures falling is just a seasonal respite. Speaking in the lower house of Parliament, the CPI leader said that prices were rising incessantly and...
  • TMC-Congress bonhomie hits a rough patch 08-12-2011 08:28 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been waving red flags on the Congress' policy decisions forcing the latter to back out. And the maverick chief minister's compulsions for doing so are political as well as economical. Mamata said, "We are opposed to pension reform bill and FDI in...
  • India Inc fumes at holdback on FDI in retail 08-12-2011 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: The government's decision to hold back FDI in retail may have bought peace with the Opposition and certain allies, but voices of disapproval have started coming in from India Inc. Corporate India has given a thumbs down to the Manmohan Singh government for backing down on FDI in...
  • FDI row paralyses Parliament for the 9th day 02-12-2011 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Both the houses of Parliament have been adjourned till Wednesday as Monday and Tuesday is a holiday. The adjournment came after Opposition and certain UPA allies created a ruckus in both houses over FDI in retail. Parliament will reconvene on Wednesday, after a two-day holiday and address FDI...
  • Bandh against retail FDI gets good response 01-12-2011 02:55 PM

    New Delhi: Traders all over the country are up in arms against the government's decision to introduce Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail. Over 1 crore traders and small-time retailers are on strike in many states across the country on Thursday. Retailers say the move to allow big foreign giants...
  • Govt abdicating duty to people: Prakash Javadekar 28-11-2011 10:13 AM

    BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar that the party will fight the government's decision on FDI in retail as it will render many jobless. He added that the government is acting against the people. ...
  • Urgent need to curb price rise: NCP, TMC to Govt 20-11-2011 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: Pressure seems to be building on the UPA government from it allies like the NCP and Trinamool Congress to check the rising prices. NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that there was an urgent need to curb price rise. "There is an urgent need to check rising prices. The...
  • Strong anti-graft law in 3-4 months: Khurshid 13-11-2011 08:24 AM

    Kochi: The central government would bring in stringent anti-corruption law and electoral laws in which the corrupt and those convicted will not be able to contest elections, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said on Saturday. The legislations would be brought in the coming winter session of Parliament, he said at...
  • Politics needs those who abhor sycophancy: BJP 12-11-2011 08:31 AM

    Mumbai: Coming down heavily on sycophancy in politics, BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he would ensure that those who wish to build a political career by hovering around leaders are never given tickets to contest. "The need of the hour is to change the present political culture. Short...
  • Upset over not being consulted: TMC 08-11-2011 08:04 AM

    Trinamool Congress spokesperson Derek O Brien said that the bigger issue is how the TMC was not kept in the loop before the petrol price hike. ...
  • Fuel hike: Parliament may be stalled, warns BJP 08-11-2011 07:44 AM

    New Delhi: Demanding an immediate roll back of petrol price hike, the BJP on Monday made a veiled threat of stalling Parliament during the winter session if Government fails to do so. The main opposition also hit out at the UPA allies, saying they were 'part and parcel' of the...
  • Fuel price not a matter of give & take: Khurshid 07-11-2011 03:42 PM

    Law Minister Salman Khurshid said that the petrol hike has to be seen in the context of the world economy. ...
  • Name MPs who have Swiss bank accounts: Varun Gandhi 04-11-2011 01:53 PM

    BJP MP Varun Gandhi filed a RTI on Friday saying that the government needs to name the MPs who have Swiss bank accounts. ...