Gurudas Dasgupta

  • Gurudas Dasgupta hangs up his boots 18-04-2014 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: When Parliament meets sometime in June, it will miss one of its firebrand MPs Gurudas Dasgupta. The veteran CPI leader has decided not to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Dasgupta, who represented Ghatal in West Bengal in the Lok Sabha says he is old and the country belongs...
  • Government gave huge benefits to Reliance, says Gurudas Dasgupta 11-02-2014 05:03 PM

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Tuesday welcomed Arvind Kejriwal government's move to file criminal cases against Reliance Industries and Union minister Veerappa Moily, among others, on gas pricing issue. ...
  • Welcome Kejriwal's move to file criminal cases on gas pricing issue: Gurudas Dasgupta 11-02-2014 03:15 PM

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Tuesday welcomed Arvind Kejriwal government's move to file criminal cases against Reliance Industries and Union minister Veerappa Moily, among others, on gas pricing issue. "I welcome Kejriwal's move to take up the case of KG Basin and the hike in gas prices allowed by the...
  • People die in palaces too: UP Minister on deaths in relief camps 11-01-2014 10:31 PM

    Mathura: Uttar Pradesh Minister Narad Rai on Saturday stoked a fresh controversy over deaths in relief camps for riot-hit victims in Muzaffarnagar, saying people die even in palaces. "People die in palaces too. It is not just that people only die in camps or on foothpath," said Rai adding that...
  • UP government enjoying Saifai event, ignoring riot victims, says BJP 09-01-2014 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government is facing the ire from various political parties for the grandeur with which the Saifai festival was organised despite the Muzaffarnagar riot victims battling the cold and struggling to survive. "The Saifai celebrations are unfortunate and disappointing. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is not able...
  • I have not done any favour to Reliance Industries, clarifies Moily to SC 22-11-2013 08:55 PM

    Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily has told the Supreme Court that he has not done any favour to Reliance Industries Ltd and allegations levelled against him by CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta are baseless and politically motivated. "The allegation that the present Minister was inducted to do Reliance s bidding is...
  • SC issues notice to Centre, CBI, RIL on gas controversy 30-09-2013 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to Centre, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and others on a PIL seeking cancellation of contract for exploration of oil and gas concerning the KG block and to impose penalty for failure in adhering to commitments. A bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Gurudas Dasgupta moves privilege notice against A-G in Parliament 27-08-2013 07:02 PM

    New Delhi: Hitting back at Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati for sending him a legal notice, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Tuesday moved a privilege notice against the Attorney General in Parliament. Vahanvati had sent a legal notice to Dasgupta after the CPI leader in a letter to Prime Minister...
  • CPI leader Gururdas Dasgupta demands judicial inquiry into Dabholkar killing 21-08-2013 03:02 PM

    CPI on Wednesday sought a judicial inquiry into the killing of noted rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune, alleging the crime must have been committed by right-wingers and obscurantists. "He must have been killed by people belonging to right wing, by those who stand by obscurantism, medieval chauvinism. His murder is...
  • Moily transferred officer for raising queries over gas pricing: CPI 13-08-2013 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta has claimed that a senior Petroleum Ministry officer was transferred by Minister M Veerappa Moily over the recent gas price hike issue. Dasgupta made these claims in a letter to the PM Manmohan Singh saying that Moily decided to get rid of bureaucrats who...
  • IAS Durga's suspension must be raised in Parliament, says Left 03-08-2013 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Left Front has called for the issue of the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal to be taken up in Parliament in the monsoon session. "This victimisation of an IAS officer should find a place in Parliament. The UP government should respond on this. If action...
  • SC issues notice to RIL and Centre on gas pricing 29-07-2013 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and the Reliance Industries on a public interest litigation seeking review of the recent government decision to hike from 2014 the gas prices from $4.2 to $8.4 million British thermal unit (mmBtu). The apex court bench headed by...
  • Moily refutes charges of favouring RIL on gas price 25-05-2013 05:56 AM

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday refuted allegations of government favouring Reliance Industries (RIL) as "malicious" and said the proposed revision in natural gas price would apply to all companies. The allegations of favouring RIL were made in Delhi at a press conference on Thursday by CPI...
  • 'Gas deal a mega scam, favours Ambani's RIL' 24-05-2013 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in a gas deal that he says deliberately favours Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). Dasgputa also called for Oil Minister Veerappa Moily to step down for favouring RIL. He said if RIL's sale price of...
  • BJP, CPI question Narayanasamy, CBI chief meeting 26-04-2013 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: The opposition on Friday raised questions over the meeting between Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha and said the probe agency is being "politicised". But the Union Minister has said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making...
  • 2G scam: I will definitely oppose JPC draft report, says Gurudas Dasgupta 25-04-2013 10:29 AM

    CPI(M) leader Gurudas Dasgupta, who is a member of the JPC, has made it clear that he will oppose the panel's draft report on the 2G spectrum allocation scam. ...
  • Trade unions' strike unprecendented: Gurudas Dasgupta 20-02-2013 12:00 PM

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta called the trade unions' strike unprecedented and said the government had not tried to reach out to unions. ...
  • UPA ready to sacrifice country for Wal-Mart: CPI 05-12-2012 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: The government's firm stand on bringing in FDI in multi-brand retail is a "signal to make India the most favoured destination for foreign multinationals", said Communist Party of India leader Gurudas Dasgupta, slamming the move. Dasgupta, during the parliamentary debate on the subject, accused the government of "being...
  • Won't bail out UPA: CPI on Mamata's trust vote 19-11-2012 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the BJP on Monday shied away taking a stand on the Trinamool Congress's proposal to bring in a no-confidence motion against the UPA government, Mamata Banerjee's arch rival the Communist Party of India (CPI) made it clear that it will not bail out UPA-2. "If Mamata...
  • Lokpal Bill in Parliament: Who said what 22-12-2011 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Lokpal bill, which seeks constitutional status to the ombudsman, was on Thursday introduced in the Lok Sabha, amid objections from various political parties. It provides for including minorities and other sections as members. Here are some of the quotes: Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee: "It is for the...
  • Who said what: Parliament debate on Lokpal Bill 22-12-2011 08:17 PM

    As the contentious Lokpal Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Thursday several MPs voiced their protests on different provisions of the anti-corruption legislation. To watch what they said, hover your cursor over the image below. ...
  • Lalu steals the show, Dasgupta warns Team Anna 22-12-2011 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Lalu Yadav was at his best once again. Communist stalwart Gurudas Dasgupta delivered a very sensible speech. Predictably Sushma Swaraj and Yashwant Sinha opposed the Lokpal Bill tabled by the UPA Government. The Lok Sabha at least showed the courage to tell the unelected agitators that Parliament is...
  • We cannot surrender sovereignty of Parliament: CPI 22-12-2011 06:03 PM

    We cannot surrender sovereignty of the Parliament because someone is threatening, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said. ...
  • CPI demands judicial inquiry into AMRI fire 09-12-2011 04:52 PM

    New Delhi: The CPI on Friday demanded a judicial probe into the massive fire in Kolkata hospital in which 73 people were killed. Slamming the "greedy corporatisation" of hospital sector, senior MP Gurudas Dasgupta also sought a ban on multi-storey buildings in the city to check such incidents. "It is...
  • BJP, Left target Govt on price rise and economy 08-12-2011 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Opposition tore into the Government's claims that all efforts were being made to bring down prices and control inflation during the discussion on price rise in Parliament on Thursday. Opposition MPs including Communist Party of India's (CPI) Gurudas Dasgupta, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and...
  • We are facing recession: Gurudas Dasgupta 08-12-2011 02:27 PM

    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...
  • FDI will lead to price rise: Left 24-11-2011 10:43 AM

    Left leader Gurudas Dasgupta said that the safeguards on FDI will not work in India. He said that FDI should be in production not in trade and commerce. ...
  • 'Anna's public flogging of alcoholics Talibani' 23-11-2011 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare came under fire from political parties for his controversial comments that alcoholics should be flogged and shamed in public, a prescription dubbed by Congress and CPI as a Taliban-type action. CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Wednesday criticised Anna Hazare, saying decision to drink or smoke is...