Janardhan Dwivedi

  • Congress cautions members about comments before media September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A gag order was issued by Congress on Friday in the wake of the deepening chasm between its old guard and Team Rahul that saw the two sides target each other over the drubbing which the party faced in Lok Sabha polls. In a stern message, Congress general secretary...
  • Congress divided on retirement age in politics August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress seems to be a divided house on the issue of retirement age in politics. A day after senior party leader Janardhan Dwivedi suggested that politicians must retire from active politics post the age of 70, Congress spokesperson Abishek Manu Singhvi criticised the statement saying that these were...
  • Retirement age necessary in politics as well: Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dropped senior leaders from its Parliamentary Board, senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi sparked off a debate. Dwivedi said on Thursday that there should be a retirement age in politics. He went on to say that in active politics, preference must be given...
  • Congress dissolves UP unit, overhaul in other states likely June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In the first major action after its massive drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Tuesday dissolved the state unit of politically key Uttar Pradesh signalling a drastic overhaul. All state, district and block committees of the party in Uttar Pradesh stand dissolved, party general secretary Janardhan...
  • Congress likely to give Priyanka Gandhi a bigger role: Janardhan Dwivedi April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday put its weight behind party supremo Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi and said that there could be an annoucement on a bigger role for her in the coming days. "Priyanka Gandhi plays an important role in the Congress and there could be an annoucement...
  • News 360: Caste-based quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi February 5, 2014

    The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. ...
  • Congress distances itself from Janardhan Dwivedi's OBC quota statement February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. "The Congress is of the firm opinion that the system of reservation for SC, ST and OBCs must continue. It...
  • No change in government policy in reservation on caste: Rajeev Shukla February 5, 2014

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajeev Shukla said that there is no such proposal from the government over reservation on the basis of caste. "We will continue with existing reservation," he said. ...
  • BSP chief Mayawati hits out at Congress for opposing caste based quota February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi for his statement against caste-based reservations, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday demanded that the party must make its stand clear on the issue. "A senior Congress leader has given a statement on reservation, this can't be an individual's opinion, but the party's stand....
  • Congress should not sacrifice principles to form government: Janardhan Dwivedi February 4, 2014

    In more embarrassment for the Congress, senior leader Janardhan Dwivedi today reiterated his stand that Congress should not have formed the government in 2009. ...
  • Congress should have sat in opposition after 2009 polls: Dwivedi February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing one of the most difficult elections ahead, a senior Congress leader has now raised questions over whether it was prudent for the party to have headed the UPA II government after the 2009 polls. Though he admits that alliances are a compulsion, he feels that the Congress should...
  • Rahul not to be Congress's PM nominee, BJP says Modi factor weighed in January 16, 2014

    The Congress will fight the 2014 Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. However, the party stopped short of naming him the prime ministerial candidate. According to Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi, it is not the party's tradition to name a prime ministerial candidate. Meanwhile, taking a jibe at...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM not to attend AICC meeting in New Delhi January 16, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will not attend the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meeting in New Delhi tomorrow because of the ongoing winter session of the state legislature. In a letter to AICC general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi on Thursday night, the AP Chief Minister expressed his inability...
  • Is Congress trying to protect Rahul Gandhi by not making him the PM nominee? January 16, 2014

    The Congress will fight the 2014 Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. However, India's Grand Old Party stopped short of naming him the prime ministerial candidate with Congress leadership not keen on taking the plunge. According to Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi, it is not the party's tradition...
  • News 360: Rahul Gandhi won't be Congress's PM candidate January 16, 2014

    The Congress will fight the 2014 Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. However, India's Grand Old Party stopped short of naming him the prime ministerial candidate with Congress leadership not keen on taking the plunge. According to Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi, it is not the party's tradition...
  • 'No need to announce PM candidate, Rahul is future leader of Congress' January 16, 2014

    The Congress will fight the 2014 Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. However, India's Grand Old Party stopped short of naming him the prime ministerial candidate with Congress leadership not keen on taking the plunge. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi an obvious choice for PM Candidate: Congress January 6, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwiwedi said it is obvious that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi would be considered the prime ministerial candidate but also clarified that the decision will be taken after the due process is followed. "As far as the question of prime ministerial candidate is concerned, all the workers,...
  • Can the Congress risk ditching AAP? December 24, 2013

    Government formation in Delhi may take some more time, as sources say that the Congress is seriously considering the possibility of not extending support to the Aam Aadmi Party pushing Delhi towards the President's Rule. The political uncertainty over Delhi deepened as Congress on Tuesday said that the party is...
  • Party is split over backing AAP, Rahul is our future leader: Cong January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi is all set for the Aam Aadmi Party government, Congress has once again fueled the speculation that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party cannot bank on its support for long. The Congress on Tuesday said that the party is divided over the outside support given to the AAP...
  • Jairam Ramesh made chairman of Cong committee for CMP implementation August 3, 2013

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh was on Saturday made the Chairman of Congress committee for implementation of common minimum programme in Jharkhand. The announcement was made by party general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi in a move to sort out coordination issues with alliance partner JMM in Jharkhand and ensure proper implementation of programmes. The...
  • Rahul Gandhi is still in prime ministerial race, says Congress July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has on Saturday indicated that the party Vice President Rahul Gandhi is still in the prime ministerial race. The comments came in the wake of party General Secretary Digvijaya Singh sparked controversy on Friday saying that the party will not declare Rahul as its prime ministerial...
  • Cong announces party revamp, Rahul to look after frontal organisations June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday announced new working committee members, a day ahead of the proposed reshuffle-cum-expansion of the Union Council of Ministers. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will look after frontal organisations. Meanwhile, Ajay Maken and CP Joshi, who resigned as ministers from the UPA government, have been...
  • 'Advani's resignation repercussion of Modi's elevation' June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: "LK Advani's resignation is one of the many repercussions of Narendra Modi's elevation," the Congress said on Monday as the veteran politician resigned from all positions of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Holding that Modi was made the campaign committee chief of the BJP in a very "unusual" manner,...
  • WikiLeaks allegations only a sensation: Congress April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has trashed the latest WikiLeaks revelation naming late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as mere 'sensation with no substance'. Reacting to the revelation, Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi said, "I do not know on what grounds such a story was published." "Right below this article, is an article...
  • The Last Word: Has Sonia-Manmohan model been productive over the last 9 years? April 3, 2013

    The Congress praised the Sonia-PM power sharing model and said that until a name was announced for the 2014 polls, Manmohan Singh was the leader of the government. ...
  • Congress split over PM in 2014? Digvijaya backs Rahul April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be a leadership divide in the Congress. Party general secretary Digvijaya Singh continues to back Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi even as the Congress backs Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for a possible third term for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Digvijaya Singh, who is against the...
  • News 360: SFI activist dies in police crackdown on protest April 3, 2013

    A worker of the Students Federation of India (SFI) died on Tuesday of injuries sustained during clashes with police. ...
  • Cong praises PM-Sonia partnership, says Manmohan leading the govt April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi on Tuesday indicated that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh might be projected as its PM candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The Congress Secretary praised the Sonia-PM power sharing model and said that until a name was announced for the 2014 polls, Manmohan...
  • Bajwa replaces Amarinder as Congress' Punjab chief March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday appointed Pratap Singh Bajwa as the new chief of its Punjab unit, replacing Amarinder Singh. Bajwa, Congress MP from Gurdaspur, has replaced Amarinder Singh, Congress general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said in New Delhi. The exit of Amarinder Singh, a former chief minister and scion of the...
  • Rahul Gandhi made Congress Vice President January 20, 2013

    Jaipur: In a game changing move, the Congress on Saturday appointed Rahul Gandhi the Vice President of the party at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Jaipur making the clamour to make Rahul party's prime ministerial candidate only grow louder. Defence Minister AK Antony proposed Rahul's name for the...