D Raja

  • Rahul's balloon will burst too, not just Modi's: CPI 29-03-2014 05:48 PM

    Joining issue with Rahul Gandhi who flayed the Gujarat development model as a "new heavier balloon" filled with "gas", CPI on Saturday said there were hardly any differences in the economic policies of both Congress and BJP and such 'balloon stories' are not of any use and cannot resurrect the...
  • Communal Violence Bill likely to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday: Shinde 16-12-2013 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Communal Violence Bill is likely be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. The Cabinet on Monday cleared the Communal Violence Bill, said sources. After the law comes into force, the Centre will be duty bound to send...
  • No legislation should criminalise its citizens: D Raja on Section 377 15-12-2013 03:35 PM

    CPI leader D Raja says no legislation should criminalise its citizens. "No legislation should criminalise its citizens from any section of the society. Now it is for the government how it is going to appeal to the Supreme Court for a review of that judgement." ...
  • Govt must not succumb to US pressure on Nuclear-deal, warns Left 19-09-2013 04:20 PM

    Left parties on Thursday warned the government that it would commit an "illegal act" if it tried to dilute the Civil Nuclear Liability Act or signed any agreement for supply of nuclear reactors during the upcoming US visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "If the government wants to succumb to...
  • The govt has failed the people, it needs to be shown its place: BJP 18-09-2013 03:47 PM

    CPI leader D Raja said held the central government responsible for price rise and added that steps must be taken to control the hike. He also added that the government should not be in power if they cannot control the market. BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government which...
  • Vanzara's statement is a confession, says D Raja 04-09-2013 03:44 PM

    Activist Amrish Patel said that DG Vanzara's confession clearly states that all the encounters were executed following the dictates of the Narendra Modi government. CPI leader D Raja also said that Vanzara's letter was a confession and it is up to the judiciary on how it wants to act. ...
  • CPI criticises Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings, says govt clueless 02-09-2013 07:05 PM

    CPI leader D Raja has criticised Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings. He said that the government is clueless and confused. ...
  • Land, Food Bill pro-poor, says Cong; CPI wants the poor to benefit 29-08-2013 01:58 PM

    Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday said that the Food Security Bill and Land Bill are pro-poor. While CPI leader D Raja said that a new bill on land is needed but it must benefit the poor. ...
  • TMC leader says 'burn houses' remark a slip of tongue 18-07-2013 03:54 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal on Thursday took a u-turn and said that the remark to attack the Opposition was a slip of tongue as he meant something else. While addrsesing a public rally in Bolpur on Wednesday, Mondal had urged the party members to burn the houses of...
  • RS poll: Vijayakant charges dissident MLAs with betraying him 29-06-2013 05:39 AM

    Chennai: Stung by cross-voting of seven dissident DMDK MLAs in Thursday's Rajya Sabha polls, party founder and Leader of the Opposition Leader in the assembly Vijayakant on Friday charged them with betrayal as they were given a political identity by him. Putting up a brave face in the wake of...
  • Kanimozhi, D Raja elected to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu 27-06-2013 07:27 PM

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi was on Thursday reelected to Rajya Sabha with Congress support from Tamil Nadu after a contest with actor Vijayakanth's DMDK candidate. Four AIADMK candidates, including the party leader in Rajya Sabha V Maitreyan and CPI's D Raja, however, registered comfortable wins as expected...
  • TN: Karunanidhi thanks Sonia for support to Kanimozhi in RS poll 26-06-2013 06:40 PM

    Chennai: DMK Chief M Karunanidhi has thanked Congress President Sonia Gandhi for supporting his daughter Kanimozhi in the Rajya Sabha elections. Congress on Tuesday had decided to lend its support to DMK leader Kanimozhi for the June 27 Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu. This despite the fact that the...
  • Congress to support Kanimozhi in Rajya Sabha polls 26-06-2013 10:10 AM

    Chennai: After days of indecision, Congress on Tuesday had decided to lend its support to DMK leader Kanimozhi for the June 27 Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu. The Congress's support could help facilitate Kanimozhi's return to the Upper House, with 32 in her favour. Kanimozhi is pitted against DMDK...
  • TN: DMDK seeks Congress support for RS polls 18-06-2013 04:50 PM

    Chennai: A day after the main opposition party DMDK entered the fray for the June 27 biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu, the party approached the Congress seeking support for its candidate. "Five DMDK MLAs met me and gave me a letter, which requested Congress support for...
  • D Raja to file nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from Tamil Nadu 16-06-2013 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: CPI leader D Raja will file his nomination for the June 27 Rajya Sabha biennial elections from Tamil Nadu on Monday. A formal announcement on Raja's renomination will be announced soon by CPI General Secretary Sudhakar Reddy. Reddy and senior party leader AB Bardhan had recently met Tamil...
  • CPI condemns Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh 26-05-2013 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: CPI on Sunday condemned the killing of 27 people in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, saying that violence and killings do not have a place in democracy. "We firmly disapprove the violence and killings to gain political power in a democratic country," CPI National Secretary D Raja said....
  • SL war crimes: We'll keep demanding an international inquiry, says D Raja 17-03-2013 04:55 PM

    CPI(M) MP D Raja said his party will keep pressing for their demand to order an international inquiry into the Sri Lanka war crimes. ...
  • Lokpal: Delay planned to escape vote, says CPI 30-12-2011 05:48 AM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Thursday night accused the government of planning the delay in Lokpal debate in Rajya Sabha to escape voting in the legislation. "They (the government) delayed the debate deliberately till 12 (midnight), because they wanted to escape voting," CPI leader D Raja...
  • Our demands are the common man's demands: D Raja 23-11-2011 01:42 PM

    CPI leader D Raja has ruled out any breakthrough in talks with Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee on price rise. ...
  • Chidambaram in focus as winter session begins 22-11-2011 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: As the NDA gets set to boycott Home Minister P Chidambaram in Parliament over his alleged involvement in the 2G Scam, members of the UPA government are out defending him. Minister of State, PMO, V Narayanasamy said, "Chidambaram has done no wrong, he is not involved in the...
  • Left to move adjournment motion on price rise 22-11-2011 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: In what seems to be a tough winter session for the UPA government, the Left Front will move an adjournment motion in Parliament on price rise and black money. "In the Lok Sabha, we have given notices of adjournment on the issue of price rise and black money,"...
  • CPI to hold nationwide fast on Lokpal Bill 24-09-2011 08:21 PM

    Chennai: CPI on Saturday announced that the party will hold a nationwide fast next month demanding introduction of a strong Lokpal Bill in the winter session of Parliament and to protest against the rising prices and corruption. The decision in this regard was taken at CPI's National Executive meeting in...
  • Anna's objective is not clear: D Raja 13-09-2011 01:31 PM

    "I don't believe Anna Hazare is apolitical. Fight against corruption can't be apolitical," said CPI leader D Raja. ...