UPA 2

  • Rahul a very late entrant into anti-corruption crusader bandwagon: BJP February 22, 2014

    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 government...
  • Watch: Experts rate P Chidambaram's interim budget February 17, 2014

    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 February 2, 2014

    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 should...
  • Will rising food prices be the key factor that will cost UPA 2 the next elections? September 18, 2013

    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' August 30, 2013

    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? August 20, 2013

    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 August 3, 2013

    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 June 16, 2013

    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 said...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Young leaders to be given important portfolios June 16, 2013

    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 May 23, 2013

    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 a...
  • IBN Newsroom Buzz: UPA II running out of time to do damage control, says Pallavi Ghosh May 21, 2013

    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 May 22, 2013

    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 May 21, 2013

    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 May 21, 2013

    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 May 21, 2013

    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. ...
  • UPA report card speaks of steps taken to empower women May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: On completion of three years in office on Tuesday, the UPA said it had taken several unique measures to empower women in the country. "National Mission for Empowerment of Women began a unique initiative in 2011 - a new model of 'convergence centres' for...
  • Does UPA-II have anything to celebrate? May 22, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has given a report card of his government's performance on Tuesday. ...
  • Congress-SP bonhomie at UPA function May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The increased bonhomie between Congress and Samajwadi Party was visible during the function to mark completion of three years of UPA II as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi released the annual report card on the government's performance. Incidentally, as leaders of parties supporting UPA from...
  • The Last Word: How the UPA Govt performed in the last year May 23, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday presented the UPA-II report card. ...
  • Full text of the PM's speech at UPA-II meet May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday presented the report card of UPA-II as the government completed its third year in power. Here is the full text of the Prime Minister's speech: In 2009, the people of India gave the United Progressive Alliance a renewed mandate for continuing its agenda of...
  • PM presents UPA-II report card, Sonia talks about 2014 May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday presented the report card of UPA-II as the government completed its third year in power. Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister conceded that the government needs to do better, adding that he welcomes a constructive debate. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released the annual...
  • Maya targets Cong over Lokpal, wants PM under it December 13, 2011

    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 it...
  • We are facing recession: Gurudas Dasgupta December 8, 2011

    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 the...
  • TMC-Congress bonhomie hits a rough patch December 8, 2011

    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 December 8, 2011

    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 retail....
  • FDI row paralyses Parliament for the 9th day December 2, 2011

    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...
  • Bandh against retail FDI gets good response December 1, 2011

    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 in...
  • Govt abdicating duty to people: Prakash Javadekar November 28, 2011

    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 November 20, 2011

    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 UPA...
  • Strong anti-graft law in 3-4 months: Khurshid November 13, 2011

    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 a...