SULTAN AHMED

  • Rare bonhomie: Congress stands by Smriti Irani as TMC MP remarks about her past TV career July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday witnessed bonhomie and camaraderie among women Parliamentarians when two Congress members strongly came out in support of HRD Minister Smriti Irani after certain remarks from a Trinamool Congress member about her past acting career. Through a supplementary question on midday meal...
  • Governor should stop behaving like IPS officer: TMC MP February 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Criticising West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan for questioning the sudden transfer of police chief RK Pachnanda, Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed on Friday said that he should "behave in consonance" with his gubernatorial responsibilities and not as a "former IPS officer". "The Governor of our state should behave like...
  • Mamata not wrong in blocking Rushdie's visit to Kolkata: TMC leader February 1, 2013

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Sultan Ahmed defended West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying she did nothing wrong in blocking author Salman Rushdie's visit to Kolkata. "There is nothing shameful, I am congratulating the state government for taking the right decision," Ahmed said. Hitting out at Rushdie, Ahmed said, "You cannot...
  • TMC will hold rallies against FDI all across India: Sultan Ahmed October 1, 2012

    Reacting to Law Minister Salman Khurshid's statement that Mamata Banerjee had no base outside West Bengal, senior Trinamool Congress leader Sultan Ahmed said his party will hold rallies in other parts of the country too. "Only time will show whether she has a base in Bengal or all over India....
  • Sense of freedom after quitting UPA: TMC minister September 19, 2012

    Kolkata: Senior Trinamool Congress leader and Union minister of state for tourism Sultan Ahmed on Tuesday night said that quitting the UPA government has brought a sense of freedom. "We have got a sense of freedom after quitting the UPA government," Ahmed said shortly after party supremo Mamata Banerjee announced...
  • Govt is stable, TMC is with the UPA: Sudip March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has made it clear that the party is not going to rock the Congressled United Progressive Alliance Government. Though Trinamool leaders indicated that there were some issues on which the party was not on the same plane with the Congress, but added that there...
  • TMC takes on Cong over Muslim quota promise February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed on Thursday lodged a complain with the Election Commission on the Muslim quota row, saying that ministers should not be allowed to say things on the controversial issue, after Congress MP Beni Prasad Verma promised reservation for Muslims at a public rally in...
  • Watch: Angry Mamata asks minister to pay hotel bill December 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Bannerjee has asked party MP and Minister of State for Tourism, Sultan Ahmed to pay up the Rs 37 lakh bill for his stay at Delhi's Ahsoka Hotel. ...
  • Minister forced to be austere, leave hotel December 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State Tourism and Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed on Wednesday moved out of Delhi's fivestar luxury hotel Ashoka Hotel. Ahmed moved out of the hotel less than 12 hours after CNNIBN's sister channel IBN7 showed documentary proof of the Minister having cost the tax payer...
  • Stay at 5star comes down heavily on Trinamool MP December 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Luxury comes at a price and one that is going to be heavy to pay. Trinamool MP Sultan Ahmed who is also Minister of State for Tourism is learning this the hard way. The Rs 37 lakh he spent living in the luxurious Ashoka Hotel in the Capital...
  • Watch: Trinamool ministers want to unseat Left in WB May 28, 2009

    A part of the new Government are 19 ministers from allied parties. The seven Trinamool ministers are clear about their agenda they want to use their position to try and unseat the Left Front from West Bengal. Trinamool Congress minister Mohan Jatua, Sultan Ahmed and Saugata Ray spoke to...
  • Watch: CPM must resign on moral grounds: TMC May 21, 2009

    There's all this talk that the Trinamool is keener for the Centre's support in dismissing the current Left govt in West Bengal. The party it seems will not ask the centre to impose President's Rule in the state, but believes that the CPM should resign on moral grounds. Here's what...