Renuka Chowdhary

  • Congress compares Modi to Hitler; BJP hits back, calls Indira a dictator October 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress hit a new low with both the parties targeting leaders from the opposing camp. BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Kanpur rally in Uttar Pradesh led to strong reactions from the Congress after the Gujarat Chief...
  • Political reactions on Modi's comment on his PM ambition September 5, 2013

    Political reactions poured in over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's comment that he has no intentions of becoming the Prime Minister. While BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi maintained that Modi's motive was to serve the people of India, Congress leaders said that it was not Modi but BJP which should take...
  • BJP wants PM to respond on every issue: Renuka Chowdhary August 20, 2013

    The Congress lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party saying the Opposition has a history of blocking proceedings when it matters the most. Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary said, "We are not worried, the BJP needs to be aware of what it's doing. This is a new trend which has been...
  • Will respond to CAG report on AgustaWestland choppers in Parliament: Congress August 13, 2013

    The Congress accused the BJP of stalling the House and said they are ready for a discussion on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on the AgustaWestland choppers. Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary said, "Instead of stalling the House, the BJP should discuss issues. The Congress will respond to the...
  • Modi's Hyderabad speech written by a US company: Congress August 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday sought to take the sting out of Narendra Modi's speech in Hyderabad on Sunday claiming he read out the text prepared by an American company. "It is not wrong to read a speech prepared by anybody but it would have been better had he...
  • Kamal Nath, Sonia asked its MPs to create disruption in House: Yashwant August 6, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Kamal Nath and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi asked their party members to cause disturbance in the House. He said he was raising the point on behalf of the Opposition and the Congress had no reason to stop the party. ...
  • Raj Babbar has apologised, the Rs 12 controversy should end: Congress July 26, 2013

    Congress leader Raj Babbar has expressed regret over his Rs 12 comment, saying that he was only referring to the Below Poverty Line families. He had earlier claimed that it was easy to get a full meal for Rs 12 even in Mumbai. The Congress says that since he has...
  • Congress accuses Narendra Modi of being selective June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday stepped up its attack on Narendra Modi accusing him of telling a "lie" and being "selective" when he claimed that he saved 15,000 people Gujratis, who were stuck in Uttarakhand flash floods. "In times of such tragedies, you cannot be selective about whom do you...
  • BJP speaking with 'forked tongue' on corruption: Congress April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday accused BJP of speaking with "forked tongue" as the Gujarat assembly passed the controversial new state Lokayukta bill which curtails the primacy of the Governor and Chief Justice of the High Court in appointment of the anti-corruption ombudsman. "BJP speaks with a forked tongue. They...
  • Modi is anti-poor and anti-women: Congress February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of EU Ambassadors engaging with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress on Friday dubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader as "anti-poor and anti-women" and one "who does not know how to spell agriculture". The party also sought to project the BJP as a divided...
  • Saif-Kareena's Dawat-e-Walima: A grand affair October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: From Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to celebrities like Nandita Das and Imtiaz Ali, the Dawat-e-Walima (wedding reception) of star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor here Thursday saw the who's who from politics and Bollywood in their finery. Dressed...
  • Take Vadra's 'banana republic' comment lightly: Cong October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress has come out with a weak defence of Robert Vadra's statement about 'mango people in a banana republic'. Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary has said that the remark was meant to be taken lightly. Talking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Face The Nation, Chowdhary also...
  • Think before you speak, Congress tells CAG September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: With Opposition attacking it for critcising CAG, Congress on Saturday maintained that it was not trying to gag the auditor but it should "give proper thought" before giving its opinion. "We have not been saying that every word of the CAG is wrong and that it should not...
  • Andhra Pradesh bypolls not a referendum: Congress June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Faced with a tough situation in the Andhra Pradesh by-elections, Congress on Friday made it clear that it does not see the bypolls as a "referendum". "This is no referendum. These are by-elections and not general election.... We give them due importance a by election deserves," party spokesperson...
  • Cong washes hands of Tiwari DNA controversy May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday washed its hands of the controversy surrounding veteran leader ND Tiwari, who has been ordered by a Delhi court to give blood sample for DNA test in a paternity suit and restrained from leaving India until the test. "This is his personal matter and we...
  • People like Pranab needed everywhere: Congress May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday kept up the suspense on whether it would make Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee its Presidential poll nominee by remarking that "such people are required everywhere for the benefit of society". To a series of questions on Mukherjee including on his much-acclaimed reply to the Finance...
  • Anna should take care of his health instead: Cong March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday took a jibe at Anna Hazare and his team for asking the party to disclose expenses incurred over hiring choppers especially for Sonia Gandhi and Rahul during Assembly polls in five states and the source of their funding, saying the social activist should instead take...
  • Gadkari should focus on his work: Congress February 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Reacting sharply to Nitin Gadkari's criticism of Rahul Gandhi, Congress on Friday told the BJP president that he should focus on his work and "not become an astrologer". "It will be better if he does not become an astrologer and focus on his work as party chief," party...
  • Cong accuses Modi of 'misrule and non-governance' February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of "misrule and non-governance" after the Gujarat High Court issued a contempt notice to it for not obeying its order to compensate people whose shops were burnt in the post-Godhra riots. "It is for the Modi government to take note of....
  • Tapuriah reveals Hasan Ali's political links May 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Hasan ali's co-accused in the money laundering case Kashinath Tapuriah had earlier told Enforcement Directorate (ED) interrogators about Ali's political connections in an interview to CNN-IBN. The 74-year-old Kolkata-based businessman has now claimed Hasan Ali has links to many more politicians - Renuka Choudhary and Suresh Kalmadi from the...
  • Rotation system gives women exposure: Renuka Chowdhary March 8, 2010

    Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary says that women have been trying to build consensus on the issue for the last 14 years. ...
  • Managlore pub attack: Govt sends enquiry team February 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhary has now sent an independent enquiry team to Mangalore. The team comprising Women's Development Joint secretary Kiran Chaddha and Undersecretary B K Rao will relook into the National Commision for Women's (NCW) assessment of the case. Joint Secretary of Women and Child...