CHACKO

  • Rahul's absence did not affect his credibility: PC Chacko April 16, 2015

    Senior Congress leader PC Chacko defended party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's long leave and said his absence did not affect his credibility. "The decision to make Rahul president has nothing to do with his return. Rahul's absence did not affect his credibility. Congress leaders didn't criticise Rahul, media twisted their...
  • Janata Parivar parties merger won't affect our prospects: Congress April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday suggested that the merger of six erstwhile Janata Dal constituents into a new party was not a development of much significance and was not going to affect its prospects. Significantly, party spokesman PC Chacko also said that a decision on the issue of alliance with the...
  • Rahul snooping row: Delhi Police never works under any political pressure, says BS Bassi March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: After Congress criticised Narendra Modi government for political espionage on Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra said that this is a technical issue and not political one. Clarifying BJP's stand Patra said that the police provided outer cover even to SPG protectees and Congress did...
  • Could not gauge mood of people: Congress February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Embarrassed by the unprecedented rout in Delhi Assembly polls, Congress on Tuesday admitted it "could not gauge" the mood of the people. "I am shattered by the disappointing performance of the party. I could not gauge the mood of the people," AICC in-charge for Delhi PC Chacko said...
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP will not support Manjhi, says Shahnawaz Hussain February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP will not support Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi during trial of strength. Speaking on the issue, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, "There is no question of supporting Manjhi. Let us see what the Governer does say." He alleged that the entire crisis was a result of former...
  • Congress lost perception battle in Delhi polls due to confused leadership: PC Chacko February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leaders PC Chacko and Sandeep Dikshit held the confused leadership responsible for the party's dismal performance in the Delhi Assembly election as projected by the exit polls. According to the exit polls for Delhi Assembly election have predicted that the fight is between the Aam Aadmi...
  • Bureaucracy is getting restless, says PC Chacko on Anil Goswami's sacking February 5, 2015

    "PM Modi is becoming a dictator. Series of sacking of senior people is I think the beginning of a calamity. Bureaucracy is getting restless," said Congress leader PC Chacko commenting on former Home Secretary Anil Goswami. ...
  • Cochin: Young Malayalam actors caught with cocaine January 31, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A young Malayalam actor and four women including two models and an assistant director was arrested for the use of cocaine. Actor Shine Tom Chacko and the girls were arrested from a flat in Cochin, along with 10 grams of cocaine. They said they will conduct a thorough probe from...
  • Congress requested Arvinder Singh Lovely to withdraw from the contest: PC Chacko January 18, 2015

    "The reorganization of the party could not be completed. So organization of the election is to be taken up. So party has requested Arvinder Singh Lovely to withdraw from the contest and look after the organzation of elections in Delhi," said P C Chacko. ...
  • Delhi elections: Congress to release list of 45 candidates on Wednesday January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress has finalised the list of 45 candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections and the names would be announced on Wednesday, said Congress Campaign Committee head for Delhi elections Ajay Maken. Talking to mediapersons on Tuesday, Maken said corruption was a major issue in the Delhi Assembly elections....
  • Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki assures action to improve law and order September 13, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Home Minister Tanga Byaling have assured visible actions to improve the deteriorating law and order in the Itanagar capital complex. This assurance was given when a delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) called on them here on Friday. Giving a...
  • Will Innocent be able to change the fortunes of Malayalee actors in politics? April 6, 2014

    Chalakudy: If huge crowds are anything to go by, then veteran Malayalee actor Innocent could be a front-runner in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Innocent is the Independent candidate from Chalakudy, supported by the Left. The actor-turned-politician has been inspired by his recent battle with cancer, to work for the...
  • Kerala: PC Chacko, MA Baby, O Rajagopal file papers for LS polls March 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With just two days left for the close of nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Kerala, several prominent candidates of ruling Congress-led UDF, opposition LDF and BJP on Thursday entered the fray. Congress leader PC Chacko, who headed the JPC on 2G spectrum allocation, filed papers in...
  • Situation adverse for Congress, did not want to contest: PC Chacko March 15, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another embarrassment for the Congress which is trying to force its senior leaders to contest in the Lok Sabha elections, the AICC spokesperson and its Chalakudy candidate PC Chacko said that the Congress is facing an adverse situation nationally. He said that he did not want to...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: Has India been forced to climb down? January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • No one can take India for granted: Congress on Devyani row January 10, 2014

    Content over the turn of events in the Devyani Khobragade diplomatic row, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the government had proved that nobody can take India for granted. "What happened was very unfortunate. Such a thing never happens in diplomatic circle. India is not going to take things like...
  • BJP accuses Chacko of changing contents of dissent note on 2G report December 10, 2013

    Parliament was adjourned on the day four of winter session as the Bharatiya Janata Party objected to the Joint Parliamentary Committee report on 2G being tabled. The Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman declined the BJP's demand to allow discussion on the report. BJP leader Arun Jaitley accused the JPC chairman of...
  • Gujarat government intercepted 93,000 calls in seven months: Congress November 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday upped the ante against Narendra Modi over the snooping issue alleging a "reign of terror" in Gujarat where it claimed that 93,000 unauthorised interceptions were made in just seven months. On a day social activists joined in by representatives of four political parties including Congress petitioned...
  • JPC report on 2G to be submitted to Speaker today October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The controversial JPC report, which had given a clean chit to the Prime Minister in 2G spectrum allocation scam, will be submitted to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday. ...
  • JPC report on 2G to be submitted to Speaker tomorrow October 28, 2013

    The controversial JPC report, which had given a clean chit to the Prime Minister in 2G spectrum allocation scam, will be submitted to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday. Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) Chairman PC Chacko will submit the report along with the dissent notes given by six parties, which...
  • 2G scam: BJP, other 5 parties filed its dissent report on the JPC findings October 10, 2013

    Beating the deadline, main opposition BJP, on Thursday, filed its dissent report on the JPC findings on the 2G spectrum scam, calling it "flawed and a bundle of contradictions", joining five other CPI(M), CPI, DMK, AIADMK and BJD. BJP submitted a 42page dissent note signed by its six members in the...
  • Congress wants Rahul Gandhi to take over leadership of the party, India October 10, 2013

    A day after Rahul Gandhi said "a government of the youth" will come to power in 2014, Congress said, on Thursday, it wanted the young leader to take over future leadership of the party and the country. Party spokesman PC Chacko told reporters that this was the feeling of the rank...
  • Chacko demands ESMA be invoked as high prices hit Andhra October 10, 2013

    Vizianagaram: Even as politics continues to play in Andhra Pradesh over the bifurcation of the state, life remains paralysed with power shortage being a prime concern. The warning of a cyclonic storm is also a concern as the state has been put on high alert. The prices of essential commodities...
  • Calling more witnesses on 2G scam: DMK PC Chacko tussle escalates September 24, 2013

    The tussle between DMK and Joint Parliamentary Committee chief PC Chacko over calling more witnesses and documents before the panel adopts its controversial report on 2G scam has escalated. Despite Chacko rejecting DMK member TR Baalu's demand to call for more documents and officials before adopting the report, the latter has...
  • Ordinance to protect lawmakers not backdoor method: Congress September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday rejected criticism on the issue of an ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification, saying such a measure is "not a backdoor method" as it has to go to Parliament. "Ordinance is not an undemocratic act by any government. It is not...
  • Anyone sullying army's fair name can't go scot-free: Congress September 21, 2013

    New Delhi: In the midst of the row over alleged misuse of a secret intelligence unit by former Army Chief Gen VK Singh, Congress on Saturday said anyone denigrating the fair name of the Indian Army "cannot go scot-free and will be punished". "Silly explanations will not be satisfactory...It appears that...
  • Quattrocchi's death resurfaces Bofors scam; BJP, Congress exchange salvos July 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The death of Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused in the Bofors case, has led to a fresh round of political blamegame between the BJP and the Congress. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Meenakashi Lekhi said the Bofors scandal was a classic case of how an investigative agency should not...
  • 3 Cong MPs threaten to quit over Telangana issue May 19, 2013

    Hyderabad: Three Congress MPs from Telangana region on Saturday said they would not hesitate to quit if the party leadership does not take a decision on statehood issue by May 30. The MPs M Jagannath, G Vivek and S Rajaiah met in Hyderabad and discussed the issue. Talking to...
  • Jagan's DA case: 2 ministers charged in the case may quit May 19, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Chief Minister, who returned from New Delhi on Saturday after a fourday visit during which he discussed the issue with the leadership, has summoned Rao to the state capital from his native Srikakulam district. Reddy, who is from neighbouring Ranga Reddy district, is already in Hyderabad, party sources said....