UPA

  • Two years on, not a penny spent from Nirbhaya fund: report 5 days ago

    Even two years after the government had announced Nirbhaya fund for the benefit of women in distress, not a penny has been spent from the fund, said report. Ranjana Kumari, Director of Centre for Social Research, said, "The UPA in spite of the fact that they promised Rs 1000 crore...
  • Hot Seat with Bhupendra Chaubey: Shashi Tharoor reposes faith in Congress leadership, pledges loyalty December 4, 2014

    In an interview with with CNN-IBN Shashi Tharoor reposed faith in Congress leadership and pledged his loyalty toward the party. ...
  • BJP has achieved what UPA couldn't do over the years: Javadekar December 1, 2014

    Lauding the work of the Central government in the past six months, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved what the previous UPA government could not achieve over the years. ...
  • UPA had no intention to work for the people: Prakash Javadekar November 28, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the UPA government had no intention to work for the people. "People are now aware that there is a government that will act and ensure progress," said Javadekar. ...
  • Jaitley accuses UPA government for stalling black money probe, opposition stages walkout November 26, 2014

    Replying to a debate on black money in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government will "pro-actively chase" those having black money and will not rest till the last account is identified. ...
  • Only seen good speeches by PM, not good results: Shashi Tharoor September 3, 2014

    Congress has hit out at the NDA government saying that the credit for the 5.7 per cent GDP growth goes to the UPA. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the NDA government has merely renamed UPA schemes and are taking credit for it. ...
  • Modi government simply repackaged UPA schemes: Congress September 1, 2014

    The Opposition has raised questions on Narendra Modi's 100 days in office. Congress strongly criticised Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Yojana. The Opposition has claimed that the government has simply repackaged UPA schemes and is misleading people. Senior congress leader Anand Sharma told CNNIBN that the UPA had started the process...
  • SC order on coal block allocations to affect 218 blocks August 25, 2014

    The Supreme Court declared on Monday that all coal block allocations made by the 36th screening committee as illegal and said that coal block allocations from 1993 till 2010 were arbitrary and not transparent. The court has stopped short of deallocation and posted the matter for further hearing on September...
  • Congress unable to digest out 'Good Governance': Naqvi August 20, 2014

    BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in response to the allegations of Congress president Sonia Gandhi that BJP is riding on schemes of UPA government said, Congress is unable to digest our 'Good Governance'. ...
  • Natwar Singh's book row: Sonia breaks her silence, Manmohan backs her July 31, 2014

    Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh's tellall book has caught the ire of his former party's leadership. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday broke away from her usual stoic silence to say she will write a book to reveal the truth. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh also slammed Natwar Singh...
  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju July 29, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • Katju expose: Is 'political fixing' of judges a reality? July 22, 2014

    As Justice Katju's allegations create a storm, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence, saying that he had nothing more to add to former law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj's comment. Bharadwaj had slammed Justice Katju's allegations saying that the procedure followed in the appointment of the judge, in...
  • Watch: All political reactions to Justice Katju's allegations against UPA July 21, 2014

    Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in the judiciary have raised a storm both inside and outside Parliament. ...
  • Row over VaidikSaeed meet: The diplomatic misadventures of a private individual July 15, 2014

    The extremely controversial meeting between 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik has sparked off a nationwide debate. While opposition Congress slammed the meeting as government sponsored, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj strongly refuted such claims, saying that the government equally condemns such a meeting. ...
  • News 360: NDA distances itself from meeting between Hafiz Saeed, Vaidik July 14, 2014

    The government was cornered on Monday by the Congress who demanded if the NDA government had sanctioned the controversial meeting between journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik,a close Ramdev aide and also part of the same think thank as NSA's Ajit Doval; and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Sayed.The government however, distanced itself from...
  • Happy that leaders have recognised my work: UP Governor Ram Naik July 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Ram Naik who was recently appointed as the governor of Uttar Pradesh, expressed gratitude to the NDA government for showing confidence in him. Naik said that he will dutifully carry out all his responsibilities and was flattered that leaders have recognised his work. ...
  • Budget 2014: Nothing for poor sector, says Shashi Tharoor July 10, 2014

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that he did not hear any bold project announcement in the Finance Minister's budget speech. "Nothing done for the poor sector and nothing to encourage the people," he said. ...
  • Had to clear issues left behind by UPA: Arun Jaitley July 10, 2014

    After tabling his first budget in Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "I hope this leads to revival of economy without burdening the common man. I had to clear up issues that the UPA had left behind." ...
  • Modi government has only blamed UPA in last 7 week: Abhishek Singhvi July 9, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi on Wednesday said, "In the last 7 weeks, the government has only blamed the previous government. They haven't done anything. They merely made noise about how they have inherited empty coffers from us." ...
  • Our Railway Budget is for development: Ravi Shankar Prasad July 8, 2014

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that their Railways Budget is for development. "This budget is good and will give a new direction," he said. ...
  • News 360: Centre says price checks in place; Opposition stages walk out July 7, 2014

    Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. ...
  • Railway suffering a loss of Rs 900 crore everyday: Ravi Shankar Prasad June 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the hike in railway fare was done by the UPA government in the interim budget earlier this year. About the Modi government he also said, "Prime Minister has the ablity to govern and we are trying to...
  • UPA appointees targeted: Mamta Sharma, Karan Singh, PL Punia to quit? June 19, 2014

    The Narendra Modi government, which aims at wiping out all political appointees from the UPA government, has now asked the heads of National Commission for Women, SC/ST Commission and Indian Council for Cultural Research (ICCR) to step down from their respective posts, say sources. ...
  • Affidavit row: Has VK Singh embarrassed the Modi government? June 11, 2014

    Despite MoS and former Army chief General (retired) VK Singh expressing his strong displeasure over the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the previous UPA government's decision to promote the officer to lead the 1.13...
  • We will play a constructive opposition in Parliament: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge June 3, 2014

    Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that he is very greatful to Sonia Gandhi for naming him the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha. In an interview to CNNIBN, Kharge said, "I will raise the issues concerning the people in Parliament." Kharge also said that he believed in smooth running...
  • Is there zero Opposition now to Narendra Modi? June 3, 2014

    The UPA coordination committee met on Tuesday ahead of Parliament session that begins on Wednesday. In their first meeting after the rout in the Lok Sabha elections, UPA discussed the strategy for the session. The Congress had named former railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge as its leader in the Lok Sabha. ...
  • UPA 2 has given a lot welfare schemes to people: Congress's Shobha Oza May 16, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza said that the party will get good numbers in the result day. In an interview to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Oza said that the UPA2 has given a lot welfare schemes and right to the people of the country. ...
  • Prefer UPAled secular government: TRS May 15, 2014

    The TRS has made it clear that it is not likely to support a NDA government. CNNIBN spoke to TRS leader K Kavitha, KCR's daughter, who said that the Congress was its first choice. ...
  • Preparations on at BJP office for counting day, Congress HQ deserted May 15, 2014

    With the exit poles predicting contrasting fortunes for the BJP and the Congress, CNNIBN's Meenakshi Upreti does a mood check at the two party offices in the capital. As most exit polls have given a clean majority to the BJPled NDA, massive preparations have started at the BJP office. In...
  • We couldn't communicate our achievements to people: Kamal Nath May 14, 2014

    Union Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday admitted that the Congress could not highlight its achievements in its election campaign. "Our mistake was that we could not communicate our achievements to the people. It's a mistake on part of the government," he said. ...