Mukul Wasnik

  • Muttemwar, Wasnik, Navneet among 77 who file nominations March 22, 2014

    Former Minister of State and seven-term MP Vilas Muttemwar, former minister Mukul Wasnik, Maharashtra Minister Sanjay Deotale, actor-turned-politician Navneet Rana were among the 77 candidates who filed their nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Vidarbha region on the penultimate day. Veteran pro-Vidarbha leader Jambuwantrao Dhote also filed the...
  • Joshi, Maken in Rahul's high-power coordination committee July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday brought in senior leaders C P Joshi and Ajay Maken into the party's high-power coordination committee headed by Rahul Gandhi for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. With their addition, the number of members of the committee, set up in November 2012, has gone up to eight....
  • President accepts resignations of seven ministers October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid talks of a new-look UPA Cabinet, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday accepted the resignations of seven Union ministers ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, which will take place on Sunday. Resignations of as many as four senior and three junior ministers were accepted by the President. This came ahead...
  • It's an honour to work for the Congress party: Subodh Kant Sahai October 27, 2012

    Subodh Kant Sahai resigned as the Tourism Minister on Saturday ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday. Along with Sahai, Ambika Soni and Mukul Wasnik also quit from their Cabinet posts of Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment respectively. According to sources, the Cabinet is likely...
  • Soni, Wasnik, Sahai resign ahead of reshuffle October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of Sunday's reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers, three Cabinet Ministers and a Minister of State resigned on Saturday, saying they want to work for the party. Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik and Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Rahul may be made Cong working president October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The UPA is gearing up for the massive Cabinet revamp on Sunday. After External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik are expected to resign, while Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi may be given a bigger...
  • PM accepts Krishna's resignation; Soni, Wasnik too offer to quit October 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday accepted the resignation of SM Krishna as the Union External Affairs Minister. Earlier in the day, Krishna had sent his resignation to the Prime Minister ahead of the proposed Cabinet reshuffle, which is expected to take place on Sunday. Krishna said he...
  • Funds sanctioned to Khurshid NGO on merit: Mukul Wasnik October 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Social Welfare Minister Mukul Wasnik said on Monday that funds were sanctioned to Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid's NGO, the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, on the basis of merit in 2003 by the NDA government and that the funds would not be scrapped. "The money was given to the...
  • Cong steers clear of crackdown on Ramdev June 5, 2011

    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 questions...
  • Wasnik heckled at Congress plenary meet December 19, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Mukul Wasnik was on Sunday heckled at the party Plenary causing commotion with workers from Bihar accusing him of "selling" tickets in the just-concluded assembly elections in which the party got routed. As Wasnik tried to fix a dysfunctional sound system on the dais, a number...
  • CM search: Deshmukh, Shinde on radar October 31, 2010

    New Delhi: With Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's on the way out, the hunt for the next chief minister of the state has started. The two-member committee headed by Defence Minister AK Antony and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will also look into the involvement of then chief ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde...
  • 'Nitish lacks the stature to debate with Sonia' August 22, 2010

    Patna: Union minister for Social Justice and Empowerment and Congress party in-charge Bihar affairs Mukul Wasnik on Sunday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar "lacked the stature" to enter into a debate with Congress president Sonia Gandhi over Central assistance to Bihar. Reacting to Kumar's challenge to Sonia Gandhi...
  • Brave mom Neelam Katara may contest polls for Cong February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Neelam Katara, who won national fame for her fight against the alleged killers of her son, may contest elections in Delhi for the Congress, sources tell CNN-IBN Katara, mother of Nitish Katara, who was allegedly murdered by a powerful politician’s son and nephew, on Tuesday met a senior...