Rashid Alvi

  • Saharanpur violence: Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible 4 days ago

    Indian National Congress leader Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible for the Saharanpur unrest. He says that they want to destroy and divide Uttar Pradesh. While on the other hand, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain says that the administration of the state has failed miserably and that they have developed a habit...
  • Katju's charge of corruption in judiciary leads to a row and uproar July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary has led to a storm. Former CJI Justice RC Lahoti said, "Everything is a matter of record. Whatever I have done or not done is all on...
  • TRAI Bill: Why change the law for one person, asks Congress July 14, 2014

    Reacting to TRAI amendment bill, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi on Monday said, "Issue is not about whom the PM picks to be his Principal Secretary, but why should the law change for one person? Such actions create doubts in the minds of the people." ...
  • Congress downplays US invite for Modi, says it's his right as the PM July 12, 2014

    A day after US President Barack Obama invited PM Narendra Modi to the US, the Congress has downplayed the invite saying that all Prime Ministers enjoy special privileges. "Narendra Modi's big wish was to go to America. His wish has been fulfilled. Obama's invitation is for a PM," Congress leader...
  • Congress has always been committed to minorities: Rashid Alvi June 28, 2014

    Senior Congress leader AK Antony questioned party's leadership in Kerala for appeasing minorities for political gains. He said that the voters are worried whether the Congress can actually deliver social justice and equality when it indulges in minority appeasement. Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Antony's statement said "I haven't heard...
  • UP government should take care of law and order situation in state: Congress June 16, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi on Monday said that the Uttar Pradesh government should take care of law and order situation in the state. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Alvi said, "I don't think the UP CM needs to resign. Samajwadi Party has the constitutional rights to run the government." ...
  • Before polls it was 'har ghar Modi', now it's 'har ghar mombatti': Congress on Delhi power crisis June 14, 2014

    The political battle over the power crisis in Delhi continues. Congress leader Rashid Alvi blamed the BJP for the crisis saying, "Before elections, we kept hearing the slogan har har Modi (Modi in every household). Now it has become har ghar mombatti (candle in every household)" ...
  • BJP, Congress blame UP government for politician Vijay Pandit's murder June 9, 2014

    The BJP and the Congress on Sunday blamed the Uttar Pradesh government for the murder of BJP leader Vijay Pandit, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Greater Noida near the national capital Saturday night. Bharatiya Janata party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said there was "no law and order in...
  • Want a stable government, but won't support NDA: NCP May 14, 2014

    The UPA ally, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has rubbished reports that it is going to side with the NDA. ...
  • Congress leader writes to Modi offering to take care of his mother May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: "Distressed" by Narendra Modi's mother travelling in an auto rickshaw and living in a small room, a Congress leader on Wednesday wrote to the BJP prime ministerial candidate volunteering to look after her as Modi had not provided her a "comfortable" life despite his "wealth" and success. "I...
  • Congress hits back at Gautam Adani after he defends Modi April 29, 2014

    The Congress has hit back at Gautam Adani, who defended Narendra Modi in a land deal case, saying how can he be believed when he himself is an accused. ...
  • Congress likely to announce candidate for Varanasi today April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The eagerly awaited decision on the Congress's candidate from Varanasi to contest against Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal is likely to come on Tuesday. Three leaders in the Congress - Rashid Alvi, Digvijaya Singh and Anand Sharma - have...
  • Rashid Alvi writes to Sonia, says he can defeat Modi in Varanasi March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Congress remains undecided on who should be its candidate from Varanasi against Bharatiya Janata Parime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, more party leaders are expressing desire to contest from the temple town. Congress leader Rashid Alvi has written to party...
  • 1962 war report irrelevant, says Congress after row over Nehru's role March 18, 2014

    A large section of the still classified Henderson Brooks Report which indicts former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and top government officials for India's failure in the 1962-Sino Indian war has been made public. ...
  • Jat reservation sends wrong signal to Muslims: Congress's Rashid Alvi March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Discontent in Congress on the issue of Jat reservation has come to the fore with a former party spokesman saying it has sent a "wrong signal" to the Muslim community in the wake of the Muzaffarnagar riots. "To award reservation to a particular community after massive riots in Muzaffarnagar...
  • Nitish can place their demand for special status before Centre: Alvi March 2, 2014

    Reacting to the bandh call given by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over special state status, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said "Our government has given a lot of funds for Bihar's development but still if they feel the need for special status they can place their demand." ...
  • Why is Rajnath apologising when he has done no wrong, asks Alvi February 25, 2014

    After BJP chief Rajnath Singh while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Narendra Modi was the one who should beg pardon and not the party supremo for 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • Sheila Dikshit has performed her responsibilities with honesty: Congress January 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying former chief minister Sheila Dikshit had performed her responsibilities with honesty and she didn't do anything wrong. "We are not scared of Kejriwal, Let him do whatever he wants. Sheila Dikshit had performed her responsibilities...
  • Cong says opinion polls not in interest of democracy, misguides people November 3, 2013

    Four days after CNN-IBN projected a loss for the Congress in the next Lok Sabha polls, a rattled Congress is seeking restrictions on opinion polls. The Congress has written to the Election Commission saying the polls are not scientific, lack credibility and could be misused. Party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said,...
  • Rahul Gandhi competent to become prime minister: Rashid Alvi October 25, 2013

    Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is competent to become the prime minister of India. "As far as Rahul is concerned, whole of Congress want him to become the Prime Minister. He is competent to become the Prime Minister of the country," he said. The remarks...
  • UP Gold rush: Politics rife even as ASI continues to excavate on Day 4 October 21, 2013

    Unnao: Just days after mocking the Centre's decision to go ahead with the treasure hunt, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was forced to make a U-turn after Shoban Sarkar, the sadhu whose dream sparked off the gold rush, shot him an angry letter. "Lakhs of people have faith...
  • Narendra Modi has become power hungry: Rashid Alvi October 5, 2013

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying he has become power hungry. He said, "The latest report on Gujarat shows real situation there. He is dreaming of managing the whole country even as he isn't capable of managing one state." ...
  • Rahul's concerns over ordinance can't be ignored, says Rashid Alvi October 2, 2013

    Rahul Gandhi's statement calling the ordinance "a complete nonsense, should be torn up and thrown away," led to a massive controversy. ...
  • Ordinance on convicted MPs not meant to save Lalu Prasad: Congress September 30, 2013

    The Congress on Monday said the ordinance meant to overrule a Supreme Court ruling on disqualifying MPs and state legislators convicted of crime was not meant to save RJD leader Lalu Prasad. Rashid Alvi of the Congress said the party respected the ruling of a special court convicting Lalu Prasad in...
  • Communal riots in Muzaffarnagar have left Gujarat behind: Rashid Alvi September 19, 2013

    In comments that could stoke a controversy, Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Thursday said that communal riots in Muzaffarnagar have left Gujarat far behind. Alvi, who was detained by the Uttar Pradesh Police after he visited a camp in Loni in riot-hit area of Muzaffarnagar, said he was forcibly taken to...
  • Rashid Alvi dubs Mulayam as BJP agent September 16, 2013

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi, who was reprimanded by his party earlier for describing Mulayam Singh Yadav as biggest agent of BJP, on Saturday launched a scathing attack against the SP chief asking him to "disclose what had transpired" in his meeting with VHP chief last month. "Mulayam Singh Yadav is strengthening...
  • Alvi renews attack on Mulayam, questions meeting with VHP September 14, 2013

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi, who was reprimanded by his party earlier for describing Mulayam Singh Yadav as biggest agent of BJP, on Saturday launched a scathing attack against the SP chief asking him to "disclose" "what had transpired" in his meeting with VHP chief in August. "Mulayam Singh Yadav is strengthening...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram's allegations baseless, says Congress August 29, 2013

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Thursday termed Asaram's allegations baseless. He said if Rahul and Sonia would have been behind his sexual assualt case, then he would have been in the jail. Asaram held Congress President Sonia Gandhi and his son Rahul Gandhi responsible for his present state of affairs. ...
  • Congress takes potshots at Modi for Muslim support claims August 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Monday took potshots at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP leader Narendra Modi's reported claims that 25 per cent Muslims in Gujarat had voted for him in the recent Assembly elections. "This is false and baseless statement. Only two Muslim voters in the whole country...
  • BJP has no presence in Andhra Pradesh: Rashid Alvi on Modi's rally August 11, 2013

    "Only BJP and Modi can say how much money was spent to bring all those people to the rally," the Congress leader said. ...