RASHID ALVI

  • J&K DIG 'abuse of power' pictures: Very unfortunate, our culture doesn't approve of it, says Alvi October 29, 2014

    Photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu and Kashmir, posted by his own son, have gone viral. The photographs include one of a man helping DIG Shakeel Beig put on his shoes. ...
  • Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar died of poisoning, claims AIIMS probe team report October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-member panel of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) report has claimed that traces of poison were found in Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar's body at the time of her death. AIIMS doctors are claiming that the report reaffirms their stand on the...
  • India should not respond to Pakistan's Kashmir provocation in UN: Alvi September 27, 2014

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Saturdayy said, "A reply will give importance to Pakistan PM's statement at United Nations General Assembly, we must ignore his statement." ...
  • It's not fair to compare two great leaders, says Rashid Alvi September 18, 2014

    BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said that if Sardar Vallabhai Patel had been entrusted with the task of integrating Jammu and Kashmir with India, instead of Jawaharlal Nehru, there would have been no Kashmir problem. Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said, "It's not fair to compare two great leaders. BJP...
  • Rashid Alvi terms Congress's spokesperson list immaterial September 16, 2014

    Embarrassed by a string of public disagreements, the party has issued a gag order with the Congress media department head Ajay Maken ruling that only spokespersons were authorised to speak. ...
  • Divide within Congress widens; 18 new party spokespersons named, old ones defiant September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress's story of turmoil and infighting continues. There is now controversy over the latest list of Congress spokespersons released by the party which does not have the names of Manish Tewari and Rashid Alvi. Embarrassed by a string of public disagreements, the party has issued a gag order...
  • Don't need a noun before my name to air my views, says Tewari as Congress names new spokespersons September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A defiant Manish Tewari on Monday hit out at the Congress for virtually putting a gag order against him and Rashid Alvi for speaking "without authorisation". The former information and broadcasting minister said that he didn't need a noun before his name to express his opinions. "There are certain...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj courts controversy, says Madrassas give 'education of terrorism' September 14, 2014

    Lucknow: After their campaign against 'love jihad' a word coined by certain sections of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Party MP from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj made a controversial statement on Sunday saying that children studying in Madrassas are trained to become terrorists. Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday alleged that madrassas were giving...
  • Marg Darshak Mandal is old age home for BJP veterans: Rashid Alvi August 26, 2014

    In what is being seen as the Narendra Modi stamp on party organisation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday shunted out its veterans Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from the Parliamentary Board and created a new body for the ageing politicians the Marg Darshak...
  • Modi's decision to scrap Planning Commission evokes mixed responses August 16, 2014

    The Prime Minister's declaration to scrap the socialiststyle Planning Commission, evoked mixed responses from politicians across party lines. While some politicians like Rashid Alvi and Sitaram Yechury questioned the move and demanded to know more about the institution that will replace it, others like Abhishek Manu Singhvi agreed that the...
  • Congress accuses Modi of rehashing UPA policies in his Independence Day speech August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Mixed reactions from politicians poured in from across the country with NDA allies welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden speech delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday while the Opposition reacting to it in a cautiously caustic way. Certain senior Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi...
  • SC judge draws sharp criticism for saying Gita should be taught since class 1, BJP backs him August 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Supreme Court judge Justice AR Dave on Saturday drew the ire of politicians across the nation after making a controversial statement that Indians should revert to their ancient traditions, and texts such as Mahabharata and Bhagwad Gita should be introduced to children at an early age. Reacting strongly to Dave's...
  • Saharanpur violence: Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible July 27, 2014

    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 CNNIBN, Alvi said, "I don't think the UP CM needs to resign. Samajwadi Party has the constitutional rights to run the government." ...
  • PM Modi's job to look into ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Congress June 13, 2014

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it is PM Narendra Modi's job to look into the ceasefire violation done by Pakistan. "After Atal Bihari Vajpayee called Nawaz Sharif, we had the Kargil war. Now after Modi invited Sharif for his swearingin ceremony, we have a ceasefire violation," he said. ...
  • Before polls it was 'har ghar Modi', now it's 'har ghar mombatti': Congress on Delhi power crisis June 11, 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. ...