Janardan Dwivedi

  • 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...
  • Priyanka may get a larger role if Cong sits in the Opposition: Sources 04-04-2014 07:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has clarified party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement about a bigger role for Priyanka Gandhi in politics. According to sources, she could be given a larger role if the Congress fails to form the government in the Centre after the 2014 polls. Sources also say that Priyanka...
  • Ajit Jogi opposes Janardan Dwivedi's suggestion to end caste-based quotas 06-02-2014 07:51 AM

    Congress leader Ajit Jogi on Thursday strongly opposed party colleague Janardan Dwivedi's controversial suggestion about ending caste-based quotas. Talking to reporters in Raipur, Jogi said that the system of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs had been introduced to end social inequality in the country. The quota system for government...
  • Government steers clear of Janardan Dwivedi's comments on 2009 polls 03-02-2014 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Monday steered clear of comments by senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi that the party should have sat in the Opposition after the last general elections in 2009 instead of forming the government. "Dwivediji is a senior leader and an MP. In what context the remarks were...
  • Rahul Gandhi reviews political situation in Kerala 20-08-2013 12:19 AM

    Rahul Gandhi on Monday reviewed the political situation in Kerala at a time when the controversy over the solar panel scam refuses to die down. The Congress vice President deliberated on the strategy for the Lok Sabha elections with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and PCC Chief Ramesh Chennithala who have...
  • Jayadev, Sukhdeo to head Congress in Odisha, Jharkhand 14-05-2013 05:41 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday appointed Jayadev Jena and Sukhdeo Bhagat as new state unit chiefs of Odisha and Jharkhand, respectively, said a party statement. According to a statement issued by Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi, Jena will replace Niranjan Patnaik as chief of the party's Odisha unit. Jena...
  • K'taka verdict indication of party's future in LS poll: Congress 08-05-2013 11:55 PM

    New Delhi: Buoyed by Karnataka Assembly poll verdict, Congress on Wednesday said it is an indication of the shape of things to come in Lok Sabha elections and debunked comparisons between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi as "illogical". "This is the victory of Congress' policies. This is the respect for...
  • Oppn has a disease of asking for resignations, says Cong 04-05-2013 03:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday rejected demands for Railway Minister PK Bansal's resignation over the arrest of his nephew for allegedly fixing top level promotions in the Railway Board. The party said it has become a "disease" of the Opposition to make such demands. "For those who are demanding...
  • Action, not words needed to stop rapes: Sonia Gandhi 20-04-2013 03:22 PM

    New Delhi: With the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi sparking outrage, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday sent out a tough message to authorities that "action and not words" are necessary to stop recurrence of such incidents. "Congress president Sonia Gandhi has condemned the heinous incident of...
  • Ashok Choudhary appointed as new PCC chief of Bihar 01-04-2013 03:15 AM

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday appointed a young dalit leader Ashok Choudhary, considered close to Rahul Gandhi, as the new PCC chief of Bihar, two and a half years after Mehboob Ali Qaiser resigned from the post following the drubbing in the last assembly elections. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has...
  • Congress can overcome challenges: Rahul Gandhi 10-11-2012 01:35 AM

    Surajkund: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday stressed the need to open the political system for the common man and said there was no reason why the party would not be able to overcome the various challenges it faces. "The party has faced different challenges at different times in...
  • No party can decide what will be our political work: Cong 04-11-2012 03:25 AM

    New Delhi: Adopting a combative approach over the controversy on The Associated Journals issue, the Congress on Saturday said it has discharged its "political dharma" and was ready to contest any challenge in any fora for giving loan to support National Herald. Party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi also launched a...
  • We gave interest-free loans to revive the newspaper: Cong 02-11-2012 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday broke its silence and rejected the allegations levelled by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy and said that its support to National Herald newspaper was interest-free loans yielding no commercial profit to the party. After the party spokesman and other top leaders during the day...
  • Didn't run away from vote, we wanted debate: Cong 30-12-2011 03:12 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday rejected allegations of running away from vote on the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha, and said it wanted to complete the procedure but the opposition did not allow it. Talking outside parliament, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy said he...
  • PM, Rahul meet at Cong headquarters 15-08-2011 02:51 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, with Rahul Gandhi by his side, held confabulations with senior party leaders at the AICC headquarters in the backdrop of the political controversy surrounding developments over Anna Hazare's proposed fast. The Prime Minister and Rahul were huddled with senior party leaders including Pranab Mukherjee,...
  • Rahul Gandhi steps closer to power 06-08-2011 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: The illness of Sonia Gandhi, India's most powerful political leader, may have set off a risky succession that could propel her inexperienced son Rahul to government just as the Congress party battles corruption scandals and high inflation. The appointment of the 41-year-old Rahul to a quartet that will...
  • Shoe throwing a dignified way of political protest? 07-06-2011 10:01 PM

    CNN-IBN discusses whether the shoe throwing is a correct form of political protest. ...
  • Shoe'ing politicians away a valid form of protest? 07-06-2011 09:23 PM

    After Iraqi journalist spearheaded the shoe throwing revolution, take a look at the other politicians who have been given the boot. ...
  • Cong steers clear of crackdown on Ramdev 05-06-2011 09:43 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday steered clear of the midnight crackdown on Baba Ramdev's hunger strike, but decided to meet the challenge posed by communal forces which have been repeatedly defeated in the elections. After a lengthy meeting at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's residence, party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi sidestepped...
  • Sonia can be party chief for 40 terms: Congress 02-09-2010 09:03 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday dismissed BJP's objection to a fourth term for Sonia Gandhi as party chief saying she could become the head of the party 40 times. "We do not discuss the constitution of another party... Why four times she (Gandhi) could be the party president 40 times...
  • Pranab resigns as Bengal Congress chief 27-06-2010 03:45 PM

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