JANARDAN DWIVEDI

  • Rahul Gandhi starts deliberations after string of poll reverses October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi has embarked on brainstorming sessions with senior Congress leaders to decide the future course for the party in the wake of a string of electoral debacles since the Lok Sabha polls in May. As part of the exercise, the Congress Vice President held lengthy consultations with...
  • Party should have the patience to listen: Congress's Janardan Dwivedi August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: There seems to be more friction within the party ranks after former Congress Working Committee leader Jagmit Singh Brar suggested that party chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul should take a two year break. Not outrightly rejecting Brar's statement, Gandhi loyalist Janardan Dwivedi has said that the party should...
  • Rahul Gandhi to address Mahila Congress meet in Delhi June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will on Wednesday address the concluding day of the twoday National Council meet of Mahila Congress. The twoday meet that began on Tuesday, was attended by Mahila Congress chiefs from states during which issues like challenges before the party and ensuring proper representation to women in...
  • Congress faced with tough time, says Janardan Dwivedi April 4, 2014

    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 on...
  • Priyanka may get a larger role if Cong sits in the Opposition: Sources April 4, 2014

    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 is...
  • Ajit Jogi opposes Janardan Dwivedi's suggestion to end castebased quotas February 6, 2014

    Congress leader Ajit Jogi on Thursday strongly opposed party colleague Janardan Dwivedi's controversial suggestion about ending castebased 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 jobs...
  • Government steers clear of Janardan Dwivedi's comments on 2009 polls February 3, 2014

    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 made,...
  • Rahul Gandhi reviews political situation in Kerala August 20, 2013

    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 May 14, 2013

    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 is...
  • K'taka verdict indication of party's future in LS poll: Congress May 8, 2013

    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 the...
  • Oppn has a disease of asking for resignations, says Cong May 4, 2013

    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 April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: With the brutal rape of a fiveyearold 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 April 1, 2013

    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...
  • Rahul holds meetings with Delhi, Chhattisgarh leaders March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: After a series of consultations with Congress leaders on general issues confronting the party, Rahul Gandhi on Monday began his statewise interaction with AICC in-charges, PCC chiefs and CLP leaders to discuss specific problems plaguing the state units of the party. In his meetings with the state leaders...
  • Cong Leaders list poll challenges before Rahul Gandhi February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Disconnect between party and government, political rivals and preparedness for the assembly polls this year, dominated the deliberations of state leaders with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday aiming at strengthening the party, said party leaders. "Though the focus of the meeting was on organisation, the deliberations went...
  • Cong identifying new allies, reaching out to estranged ones February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the 2014 general elections, Congress on Friday kickstarted the process of identifying new allies and exploring avenues to reach out to those who have parted ways with the ruling coalition. Headed by Defence Minister AK Antony, the subgroup on prepoll alliances, at...
  • JMM hold talks with Cong on possibility of govt formation January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: After pulling out from the BJPled government in Jharkhand, JMM leaders on January 9 held parleys here with state Congress leaders to explore the possibility of formation of an alternative government in the state. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren, who was Deputy Chief Minister in the...
  • Congress can overcome challenges: Rahul Gandhi November 10, 2012

    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 November 4, 2012

    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 interestfree loans to revive the newspaper: Cong November 2, 2012

    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 interestfree loans yielding no commercial profit to the party. After the party spokesman and other top leaders during the day refused...
  • Congress unperturbed by TMC's exit from UPA September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday did not appear concerned over Trinamool Congress' formal withdrawal of support to the UPA government, saying that "it is their wish". Congress General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi said this when asked by mediapersons about how the ruling party felt after the Trinamool Congress, the second largest...
  • Sonia Gandhi goes abroad for medical checkup September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday travelled abroad for a routine medical checkup a year after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed ailment. "The Congress President has gone abroad for checkup," AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters in New Delhi. He said the Congress President would return in a week. Sonia...
  • Rahul may play key role in both party and govt: Cong July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid growing clamour within the party for Rahul Gandhi to assume a bigger role, the Congress on Friday suggested he may be playing a key role in the organisation as well as the government. In support of this contention, Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi cited instances of ministers also...
  • President poll: No name finalised, says Congress June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid indications that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had emerged the frontrunner among probable presidential candidates of the Congress, the party on Saturday sought to scotch speculations, stating that no name has been finalised. Janardan Dwivedi, chairman of party's media department, said that discussions with the party's allies were continuing...
  • Singhvi's resignation a right decision: Congress April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday termed as "the right step" the resignation by Abhishek Manu Singhvi as party spokesman and Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice but remained evasive on whether he was directed to do so. "Abhishek Singhvi has taken the step on the basis of whatever...
  • Didn't run away from vote, we wanted debate: Cong December 30, 2011

    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 was...
  • PM, Rahul meet at Cong headquarters August 15, 2011

    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, Ambika...
  • Rahul Gandhi steps closer to power August 6, 2011

    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 41yearold Rahul to a quartet that will administer...
  • Shoe throwing a dignified way of political protest? June 7, 2011

    CNNIBN discusses whether the shoe throwing is a correct form of political protest. ...
  • Shoe'ing politicians away a valid form of protest? June 7, 2011

    After Iraqi journalist spearheaded the shoe throwing revolution, take a look at the other politicians who have been given the boot. ...