Upa In Crisis

  • Is Manmohan Singh living on borrowed time? May 13, 2013

    Sources said on Monday that a section within the Congress wanted Manmohan Singh replaced as PM before Parliament's monsoon session. ...
  • News 360: Manmohan Singh will be PM till 2014, says Congress May 13, 2013

    Sources said on Monday that a section within the Congress wanted Manmohan Singh replaced as PM before Parliament's monsoon session. ...
  • Some Cong leaders want Manmohan Singh replaced soon May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A section within the Congress party is keen on replacing Dr Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister, sources said on Monday. According to the sources, the leaders want Singh replaced before the monsoon session of Parliament. While there is no consensus yet on the alternative name, sources said that Defence...
  • Pawan Kumar Bansal loses cool with reporters May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: After losing his job, it seems that former railway minister Pawan Bansal is not happy with the media's role in the Railways bribery and cash-for-jobs scam. When some reporters asked Bansal about his family and the role played by his relatives in the Railways bribery and cash-for-jobs scam,...
  • Resignations of Kumar, Bansal won't rock UPA: Shinde May 13, 2013

    Pune: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Saturday said the resignations of Union Ministers Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Kumar Bansal would not pose any danger to the UPA government. "There is no danger to UPA government. The decisions taken by the Prime Minister and the two ministers are right....
  • Coal scam: Attorney General to continue in his position, say Govt sources May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Attorney General GE Vahanvati, who was under scanner for trying to influence CBI's coal scam status report, will continue in his position. Government sources on Saturday confirm there will be no action against the top law officer. Meanwhile, sacked Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Saturday came out in his...
  • Is the government distancing itself from Ashwani Kumar? May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: It seems that the government is distancing itself from sacked Law Minister Ashwani Kumar. Sources say that the government had prepared a statement to defend Ashwani Kumar after he resigned, however, it did not release that statement. Sources say the statement said, "Ashwani resigned because of perception and...
  • Ashwani says he resigned to avoid 'unnecessary controversy' May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Sacked Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Saturday came out in his defence saying he resigned only to avoid any unnecessary controversy claiming that his conscience still remains clear. "I tendered my resignation to put an end to unnecessary controversy in a matter pending before the Supreme Court. My...
  • Sibal may be new Law Minister, CP Joshi likely to get Railways May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was forced to sack Ashwani Kumar as Law Minister and Pawan Kumar Bansal as Railway Minister, the Congress party has given full credit to party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi for taking action against the tainted ministers. "Congress...
  • After Ashwani Kumar, PM should resign: BJP May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday stepped up its pressure on the government by demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after the resignations of Railway Minister and Law Minister, saying the "consequences should follow." "Now, there is no logic in the Prime Minister's continuance. Having decided to drop the Law...
  • Pawan Bansal quits as Railways Minister May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday evening resigned as Railway Minister following allegations of corrupt practices by his close relatives and aides. Sources say that Bansal resigned after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to force the Railway Minister to put in his...
  • Under fire over coal scam report, Vahanvati meets PM May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court came down heavily on the government and the Central Bureau of Investigation for sharing the coal scam probe report, Attorney General GE Vahanvati met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday. Law Minister Ashwani Kumar had also reached the PMO to meet Manmohan...
  • 'Manmohan backing Ashwani as his removal will make PM vulnerable' May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: As pressure builds on the Prime Minister to sack the Law Minister following the Supreme Court's observation on the affidavit filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the coal scam, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has hit out at Manmohan Singh...
  • Coal scam: Cong awaits PM's decision on Ashwani Kumar May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: While the victory in Karnataka has come as a big boost for the Congress, the party-led UPA government has no reason to celebrate in Delhi. Pressure is building up on the government to oust Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, who allegedly ordered changes in CBI's status report on coal...
  • Coal scam: CBI assures SC of thorough probe, Cong rules out action against Ashwani May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court, while examining the affidavit submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with coal scam, on Wednesday came down heavily on the government and the investigating agency for the probe mess and gave the Centre time till July 3 to file an affidavit...
  • Coal scam: Supreme Court's 4-point directive to Centre, CBI May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a four-point directive to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the government during its observations on the CBI affidavit on the coal scam probe. First: The apex court asked the Centre to come out with a law before July 10 to insulate...
  • Coal scam: SC directs CBI not to share probe details with anyone May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) not to share details of its investigations into the coal scam with anybody. The apex court said that the CBI Director will be held directly responsible for it. "The report will not be shared with law officers...
  • Coal scam: SC calls CBI a caged parrot May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court, while examining the affidavit submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with coal scam, on Wednesday took a very strong stand and called the investigating agency a "caged parrot speaking in its master's voice". While seeking an undertaking from the government that...
  • SP won't win more than four seats in 2014 polls: Beni Prasad March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma has fired a fresh salvo against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. Beni has now said that the SP won't get more than four seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "Congress will contest all 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh....
  • Mulayam says Congress controls CBI, cheats its allies March 29, 2013

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has ruled out withdrawing support to the UPA for now. Speaking to Network 18, he slammed the Congress for misusing the CBI and Income Tax authorities to coerce allies. Mulayam Singh also told IBN's Prabhu Chawla that general elections will be held before the...
  • Not withdrawing support to UPA for now: Mulayam March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has made it clear that he won't withdraw support to the UPA government as he cannot support 'communal parties', but added that the Congress itself will go for elections this year itself. Speaking exclusively to Network 18, Mulayam said, "We don't want...
  • PM says reforms are top priority, admits allies' goodwill is required March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who returned from the BRICS Summit on Thursday, has said that reforms are the top priority of the government, but admitted that it cannot be done without the goodwill of its allies. "Reforms certainly have to take into account the fact that we don't...
  • Cong hits back at Mulayam, asks him to decide on sides March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday hit back at SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for accusing it of being "cheat and clever" as it reminded him that he had shared the dais with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when the UPA's report was released in 2012. It asked Yadav, whose party is...
  • If Mulayam feels cheated, why is he still supporting Cong, asks Oppn March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav targetted the Congress again, reactions are now pouring in from the Opposition saying that if Mulayam feels cheated why is he still supporting the Congress. "If the SP feels cheated by the Congress, then they must decide if they...
  • Mulayam hits out at Congress, says it can't be trusted March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has once again raised the pitch for a third front. Speaking at a rally in Etawah on Wednesday, Mulayam said that neither the BJP, nor the Congress can form a government in 2014. He further said that Congress can't be trusted and...
  • JD(U) follows wait and watch policy as Centre hints at wooing Nitish March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) is following a wait and watch policy after government sources indicated that they are looking at accepting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's demand for a special status for the state. JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said, "We don't know what the government is planning to...
  • Under pressure, UPA looks to woo Nitish, Mamata March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The crisis within the UPA seems to be taking new turns each day. With Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav threatening to withdraw support, the government is now looking for new allies. Its best option is JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has been demanding...
  • Is Mulayam Singh Yadav readying for early elections? March 26, 2013

    As the Samajwadi Party chief urges regional parties to come together, speculations have started making rounds that he might be either preparing a Third Front or getting ready for early elections. As Mulayam prepares his strategy, he has to contend with many imponderables. There is a gaping trust deficit between...
  • Congress, BJP rebuff SP's Third Front vision March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: In a sharp rebuff to the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Congress and the BJP on Monday said that there was no possibility of a Third Front central government after the 2014 general elections. "I don't think there is any possibility of any Third Front. History is witness that whenever...
  • UPA may meet Bihar's special status demand: Sources March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Ditched by the DMK and kept guessing by SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Congress is looking further east, towards Bihar and West Bengal, to ensure that the UPA survives till the 2014 general elections. Sending crucial signals to possible ally Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Centre is...