Upa Allies

  • UPA disrupting RS to avoid vote on FDI: BJP December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley on Wednesday claimed that the disruption in the House is a tactic adopted by the UPA government and its allies in order to stay way from the FDI debate. Jaitley accused the government of diversionary tactics in the Rajya...
  • After allies, PM to host dinner for BJP leaders to win support over FDI November 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will host a dinner for the BJP leaders on Saturday to win over political support for retail FDI ahead of the crucial Winter Session. After playing host to UPA allies on Friday night, the Prime Minister will continue his dinner diplomacy by hosting senior...
  • Three years of UPA-II: Any reason to cheer? May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi get ready to present their report card for the UPA-II's third year, it seems there would not be much to celebrate. It has been a year of controversies for the UPA-II... attacks, couter-attacks... angry and sulking allies... and finally...
  • UPA-II govt completes 3 years in office tomorrow May 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Battling serious perceptions of policy paralysis, the UPA government completes three years in office in its second term tomorrow amidst uncertainty over passage of key economic legislations and decisions like FDI in retail and faces tough challenges in the run up to the general elections two years hence. Hopping...
  • TMC plays down absence of leaders at PM's dinner March 14, 2012

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday night tried to play down the absence of its top Parliamentary leaders and union ministers at a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for UPA allies in New Delhi. TMC leader and party MP Derek O'Brien tweeted, "Dr Ratna Nag who attended the...
  • UPA meet on Lokpal fruitful: Chidambaram December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: On the eve of the all-party meeting on Lokpal issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday night held consultations with UPA constituents after which a "broad consensus" was reported on the approach to the matter. RLD leader Ajit Singh, who joined UPA on Monday, was among those who attended...
  • PM cancels meeting with Prez over ally trouble May 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh cancelled a scheduled meeting with President Pratibha Patil over the new Government formation. It is believed that the meeting was cancelled due to differences with UPA allies over portfolio allocation. Manmohan Singh, who reportedly had to submit a list of ministers to be sworn in with him...
  • Allies walk away, but no seat adjustments insists UPA April 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Forty eight hours after former friends of the UPA decided to flex their muscles as a separate entity and after another ally decided to turn fence sitter, the Congress fielded strongman Pranab Mukherji to send home the message the UPA is still going strong. but on the tricky...