UPA Government

  • Centre fooling people on one rank, one pension: VK Singh 16-04-2014 11:34 PM

    Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Wednesday alleged that the UPA government at the Centre was "befooling" the ex-servicemen as the issue of "one rank, one pension" was still alive. "The Congress was in the habit of telling lies and had done nothing concrete," Singh told reporters in Hamirpur,...
  • UPA government worked for minorities: Sonia Gandhi 14-04-2014 11:51 PM

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the UPA government has done a good job in uplifting the living conditions of the minorities. "We have formulated policies to provide higher education to youth, especially the girls, by giving them scholarships under the Maulana Azad Foundation," she said while addressing an...
  • India doesn't need 'deaf-dumb' government run by remote control: Narendra Modi 10-04-2014 08:06 PM

    Narendra Modi on Thursday denounced the Congress-led UPA government as a handicapped regime run by remote control and said the country does not need another one like it. "The country does not want a deaf and dumb, handicapped government, run by remote control, at the Centre. The country wants a...
  • Political parties woo Muslims as west UP goes to polls 10-04-2014 12:09 AM

    Muslims have a sizeable presence in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh that go to polls Thursday. The region has been polarised following the September 2013 riots. The population of Muslims varies between 19 and 48 percent in the 10 constituencies spread across 13 districts in the western...
  • People will reply to inflation, corruption with votes: Sushma Swaraj 09-04-2014 11:24 PM

    Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said people of the country were fed up with the anti-people policies of the UPA government led by Congress, and will give it a befitting reply over inflation and corruption through the ballot. "People are fed up with the anti-people policies of the...
  • Modi wave sweeping nation, says BC Khanduri 08-04-2014 01:03 PM

    Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and BJP leader BC Khanduri on Monday said a Narendra Modi wave is sweeping the entire country. "After a very long time, an environment has been created where people have already decided that Modi will be the next Prime Minister of India," he told poll meetings...
  • Congress faced with tough time, says Janardan Dwivedi 04-04-2014 11:19 PM

    Admitting that some "mistakes" might have been committed by Congress and UPA government due to "compulsion of coalition", senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi today said the party was facing "tough time". "Some mistakes might have been committed by the party and the party-led UPA government," Dwivedi said and blamed it...
  • Sonia Gandhi woos tribals in her Sidhi rally 03-04-2014 08:15 PM

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday spoke about the various social security schemes launched by the UPA government, in her bid to woo the tribals of Madhya Pradesh. Addressing an election rally in Sidhi, around 600 km from state capital Bhopal, Gandhi said the Congress has made efforts to emancipate...
  • Congress did remarkably well in its tenure, BJP talked divisive politics: Rahul Gandhi 01-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the UPA government did remarkably well during its decade-long governance at the Centre, while the BJP talked divisive politics. Stating that the "Gujarat model" would not be applicable in the entire country, Gandhi told an election meeting in Godda, "The UPA government...
  • JMM claims no government can be formed at Centre without its support 01-04-2014 12:01 AM

    Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, which supports the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, on Monday claimed that without its support a government could not be formed after the Lok Sabha polls. "We know that our party can't form a government at the Centre. But we also know that without our support...
  • Modi blasts Congress over weak policies, says its slogan now is 'Mar Jawan, Mar Kisan' 29-03-2014 04:36 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday tore into the foreign policy of the UPA government and accused it of neglecting national interests. He also tweaked the "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan" slogan. Alluding to the alleged incursions by the Pakistan army and beheading of Indian soldiers in 2013, the...
  • Government needs to own up responsibility for IAF accidents: BJP 28-03-2014 06:03 PM

    BJP on Friday attacked UPA Government for the crash of a newly acquired US-made C-130J aircraft near Gwalior in which five crew members were killed, saying it needs to own up responsiblility for the accidents in the force. Demanding a probe into the incident, the principal opposition party also expressed...
  • SC slams Centre on black money issue, rejects its plea against SIT 26-03-2014 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took on the government on the black money issue saying that the UPA's unwillingness to bring it back had led to increase in taxes and decline in the per capita income. "For more than 60 years, no government took any action on black...
  • In show of strength for BJP, Raje addressed massive rally in Barmer 25-03-2014 05:19 PM

    A day after senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh claimed Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and BJP president Rajnath Singh had betrayed his trust, Raje set out to prove a point by calling for a show of strength of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Barmer district, where the senior BJP leader...
  • Ramdev warns BJP of infighting, over-confidence ahead of LS polls 17-03-2014 08:18 AM

    Ramdev on Sunday said that BJP was "over-enthusiastic" ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, and warned it against infighting within the party. "BJP is overenthusiastic about winning the general elections this time," Ramdev said at a press conference. It needed to be patient, he added, while conceding that there was...
  • Will take call on supporting Nitish government when time comes: Congress 14-03-2014 09:41 AM

    The Congress in Bihar, which allied with the RJD for the coming Lok Sabha polls, on Thursday said that it would take a call on whether to support the JD(U) government in the state when there was a confidence vote. "We will decide when the state government seeks a confidence...
  • UPA government has no respect for federal structure: Shivraj Singh Chouhan 11-03-2014 08:20 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday accused the UPA Government of not respecting the federal structure and discriminating against the BJP-ruled state in providing relief to the farmers affected by recent unseasonal rain and hailstorm. He said the the Congress-led Government at the Centre has no regard...
  • UPA government ignored Navy warning on ageing submarine fleet 01-03-2014 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: India's submarine fleet could dwindle down to just five or six by 2015. It is a warning issued by the Navy to the government in a report which the latter has conveniently ignored for a long time. The report warned that India's current submarines are more than 20-years-old....
  • Rahul Gandhi 'new superman', PM 'tragic figure', says Sinha 26-02-2014 11:29 PM

    BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday attacked UPA government's style of functioning, saying Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is the 'new superman' and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a "tragic figure". "Sri Rahul Gandhi for UPA government has emerged as a new superman; his every word is a command," he...
  • MEA offers plum postings to 'friendly diplomats', E-Gram reveals 21-02-2014 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed a confidential E-Gram by the Ministry of External Affairs sent in the end of 2013 asking its diplomatic missions abroad to indicate their "stations of choice" amongst a list of posts which were likely to fall vacant in 2014. The E-Gram, sent by then MEA...
  • UPA has failed the youth of India: Modi 21-02-2014 12:44 PM

    Ahmedabad: Criticising UPA government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed that people had lost trust in the Central government as it had failed to fulfil its promises. While addressing the rally Modi attacked the UPA government accusing it...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Reactions from across the country 17-02-2014 07:13 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNN-IBN takes the calls of people from across the country to know their reactions over this interim budget 2014. ...
  • Truth slips out, Cong mastered art of 'misusing' CBI: Jaitley 09-02-2014 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday said the truth about alleged political misuse of CBI had "slipped out" after the reported comment by its Director Ranjit Sinha in the Ishrat Jahan case, charging that Congress has "mastered the art of manipulating" the agency during the UPA's decade-long rule. Sinha is reported...
  • Growth will not be less than 5 pc in 2013-14, says Chidambaram 08-02-2014 05:05 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the economic growth rate for the current financial year will be revised to not less than 5 per cent. "I am confident that the final estimate will be not less than 5 per cent for the whole year," Chidambaram...
  • Policies of UPA have not allowed Northeast to prosper: Modi 08-02-2014 01:25 PM

    Imphal: In a bid to boost increase the footprint in Northeast, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that policies of UPA government have not allowed the region to prosper. "Because of lack of attention, governance, the Northeast region has fallen into the hands of divisive...
  • Delhi: CNG prices cut by Rs 14.90/kg, piped cooking gas by Rs 5/unit 07-02-2014 06:41 PM

    New Delhi: CNG price in the national capital was on Friday cut by a steep Rs 14.90 per kg and cooking gas piped into kitchens by Rs 5 per unit with effect from midnight tonight. Compressed Natural Gas, or CNG, will cost Rs 35.20 per kg from Saturday as against...
  • Nitish, Centre face off over AMU function 28-01-2014 06:21 PM

    Bihar Chief Nitish Kumar on Tuesday slammed the Centre for not inviting the state government at the inauguration of Kisangunj Aligarh Muslim University centre on January 30 and said that in doing so the UPA government has set a wrong precedent. Congress President is scheduled to lay the foundation stone...
  • Narendra Modi attacks Congress over lack of war memorial 27-01-2014 10:48 PM

    Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the Congress-led UPA government over lack of a war memorial as he targeted the massive constituency in the armed forces, minutes after felicitating melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on the 51st anniversary of her memorable song 'Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon'. In his politically loaded speech,...
  • PM's press meet: Smiling journalists, fuming journalists 03-01-2014 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: When there's too much buzz over a Prime Minister's press conference, you know the man has not spoken enough. On Friday it was the first time in three years. The start was predictable. Showcasing of his work for 10 years. No smile, tense staff, even more tense media...
  • PM's press conference: Transcript of question-answer session 03-01-2014 08:34 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday addressed a press conference highlighting his government's achievements in his 10-year tenure. He, however, refused to take blame of UPA failures and put the onus on various factors. Here is the transcript of the question-answers: Question: After the Assembly elections, much churning is going...