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“I genuinely tweeted it when I noticed a striking coincidence in North Eastern states,’’ Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said.(HT File Photo)

Former Congress leaders now helm six states

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 05:41 AM IST
Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s message was likely prompted by Himanta Biswa Sarma being sworn in as CM of Assam.
An empowered committee of academicians, chief justices and eminent lawyers should be set up or an independent, autonomous National Council for Legal Education and Research must be created to bring objectivity into the system (Shutterstock)
An empowered committee of academicians, chief justices and eminent lawyers should be set up or an independent, autonomous National Council for Legal Education and Research must be created to bring objectivity into the system (Shutterstock)

Legal education in the country needs urgent reforms: Supreme Court judges

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Justice S K Kaul said the quality of legal education has suffered as a result of a large number of "not so great law colleges" and the "crying need of the hour" was to see how legal education can be improved. Similar issues were also raised by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
A private security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant in Tuticorin.(REUTERS)
A private security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant in Tuticorin.(REUTERS)

Thoothukudi Sterlite plant: Apex court denies interim relief to allow re-opening

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 02:15 PM IST
The plant has been shut since May 2018 after a police firing killed 13 people during a protest against environmental pollution allegedly caused by the plant.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday accused the BJP of offering bribes to lure the party’s MLAs in Gujarat.(ANI)
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday accused the BJP of offering bribes to lure the party’s MLAs in Gujarat.(ANI)

BJP offered bribe to Congress MLAs to switch sides in Gujarat: Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi demanded a Supreme Court sitting judge probe into the matter or at least by a sitting Chief Justice of a High Court at the least.
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi .(ANI)
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi .(ANI)

Congress calls for Karnataka CM’s resignation over corruption allegations, takes jibe at PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 02:50 PM IST
“If BJP and the chief minister has a basic sense of shame then Yeddyurappa should resign or be sacked,” Singhvi said at a press conference.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday alleged that an international conspiracy was being hatched to destabilise his government, following its tough stand against anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday alleged that an international conspiracy was being hatched to destabilise his government, following its tough stand against anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)

‘No govt ever invoked sedition after rape’: Congress to Yogi Adityanath

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 09:39 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh police booked four people, including a journalist from Kerala, Siddique Kappan, on sedition and other charges in Mathura, two days after they were arrested while on their way to Hathras.
IYC supporters protest against the farm bills in New Delhi on Thursday.
IYC supporters protest against the farm bills in New Delhi on Thursday.

Cong terms farm bills ‘unconstitutional’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 12:19 AM IST
The party also extended its support to Friday’s ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by various farmers’ organisations in protest against the bills.
India’s offset policy stipulates that in all capital purchases above Rs 300 crore, the foreign vendor has to invest at least 30% of the value of the purchase in the country to boost indigenous capabilities.(HT Photo)
India’s offset policy stipulates that in all capital purchases above Rs 300 crore, the foreign vendor has to invest at least 30% of the value of the purchase in the country to boost indigenous capabilities.(HT Photo)

‘Can of worms opened?’ Cong on CAG’s report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:39 PM IST
In its report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, the country’s top auditor pointed out that several offset contracts built into multiple defence deals had “not yielded the desired results”. The observations were part of CAG’s scrutiny of a raft of offset contracts — including the Rs 59,000 crore Rafale deal — between 2005 and 2018.
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a petition filed by Facebook India head Ajit Mohan after being summoned by the Delhi Assembly.(Rajkumar/HT File Photo)
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a petition filed by Facebook India head Ajit Mohan after being summoned by the Delhi Assembly.(Rajkumar/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court directs no action to be taken against Facebook’s India head till October 15

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 09:26 PM IST
The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing till October 15 and advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the Delhi Assembly, submitted that no further meeting will be held on this subject matter till the petition is disposed.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed that no bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha.(ANI)
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed that no bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha.(ANI)

No-trust motion moved against RS dy chairman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi and Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:21 AM IST
While the two farm bills were passed through a voice vote, the opposition claimed that the due process of allowing a detailed discussion on the bills was not followed.
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi.(PTI file)
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi.(PTI file)

Centre merely postponed exams, didn’t find solution: Congress leader Singhvi

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Addressing a press conference here, Singhvi said, “Exams were postponed from April to June and then from June to September. Dates were given in haste and in about five months no solution was found.”
One Member of Parliament, who is a signatory to the letter and was also at Tharoor’s dinner, said on condition of anonymity that he signed because he believes that there is an urgent need for reforms within the Congress.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
One Member of Parliament, who is a signatory to the letter and was also at Tharoor’s dinner, said on condition of anonymity that he signed because he believes that there is an urgent need for reforms within the Congress.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Seed of letter germinated at dinner hosted by Tharoor five months ago

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 04:57 AM IST
Prominent among those who attended Tharoor’s dinner – but did not sign the letter asking for a “visible” and “active” leader – are former Union minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti Chidambaram, Sachin Pilot, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, and Mani Shankar Iyer.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi was part f the delegation tat held a virtual meeting with the NBSA chairperson.(ANI File Photo)
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi was part f the delegation tat held a virtual meeting with the NBSA chairperson.(ANI File Photo)

Congress urges NBSA to regulate TV debates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 03:01 AM IST
The request comes in the wake of the death of Congress leader Rajiv Tyagi, who suffered a heart attack hours after participating in a TV debate on August 12
The Union government has given relaxations to colleges and universities across the country and allowed them to open for the conduct of final-year examinations(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Union government has given relaxations to colleges and universities across the country and allowed them to open for the conduct of final-year examinations(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Move to cancel exams not political, SC told

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 12:46 AM IST
Senior advocate Shyam Divan, who represented Yuva Sena, the student wing of Shiv Sena, said that in Maharashtra most colleges and hostels have been converted into quarantine facilities.
Banners of Congress leader Sachin Pilot are pulled down at State Congress Office after he was dropped from the Rajasthan’s cabinet of ministers, in Jaipur, Rajasthan on July 14, 2020. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Banners of Congress leader Sachin Pilot are pulled down at State Congress Office after he was dropped from the Rajasthan’s cabinet of ministers, in Jaipur, Rajasthan on July 14, 2020. (Photo by Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

High Court gives rebel Congress MLAs 4-day breather

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 12:19 AM IST
Senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing the speaker, will resume his arguments at 10am on Monday. Senior counsel Harish Salve and Mukul Rohtagi, representing Pilot and others, completed their side of arguments.
A second BJP leader said VIF does not accept any foreign donations and RSS is not a public foundation similar to the RGF.(PTI)
A second BJP leader said VIF does not accept any foreign donations and RSS is not a public foundation similar to the RGF.(PTI)

Those fighting for truth are not intimidated: Cong on RGF probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 01:02 AM IST
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the trusts have nothing to fear and will answer every question like law-abiding persons.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court approved the bail application of the Congress leader who was arrested from Agra on May 20. (Photo @AjayLalluINC)
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court approved the bail application of the Congress leader who was arrested from Agra on May 20. (Photo @AjayLalluINC)

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief granted bail in ‘fake bus list’ case

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Earlier, the Agra court had granted bail to the UP Congress president but the Lucknow police again arrested him in connection with the alleged forgery related with the list of buses provided by the Congress.
National spokesperson of Congress Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi addresses a press conference at AICC headquarters in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
National spokesperson of Congress Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi addresses a press conference at AICC headquarters in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)

Congress tells PM Modi to double days of employment under MNREGA to 200

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monay said that PM Modi should forget his words have come back to haunt him, that Covid marks clear negation of whatever the PM and the BJP said about MNREGA
The redevelopment plan includes a Parliament building, and a common secretariat for central government offices.(REUTERS)
The redevelopment plan includes a Parliament building, and a common secretariat for central government offices.(REUTERS)

Govt rushing Central Vista project: Cong

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2020 01:39 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to stay the project for the time being, saying there is no pressing urgency for granting one because the country is in a state of lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19.
Hardik Patel had led a Patidar agitation in 2015 in Gujarat and was booked for leading a march without permission.(ANI File Photo)
Hardik Patel had led a Patidar agitation in 2015 in Gujarat and was booked for leading a march without permission.(ANI File Photo)

‘Didn’t act for 5 years, can wait 7 days’: Hardik Patel gets relief from SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 04:57 PM IST
The court also issued a notice to Gujarat government and asked why nothing was done in the case in the last five years.
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi interacts with media at West Bengal Pradesh Congress office in Kolkata on Saturday(PTI Photo)
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi interacts with media at West Bengal Pradesh Congress office in Kolkata on Saturday(PTI Photo)

‘Mere words not sedition’: Manu Singhvi slams government over Amulya case

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 07:03 AM IST
The Karnataka police slapped Leona with sedition for shouted ‘Pak Zindabad’ at an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act rally also attended by the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) founder and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.
The Congress on Thursday said every proud Indian is hurt and deeply pained after finding that the country in the diminishing democracy category(ANI Photo)
The Congress on Thursday said every proud Indian is hurt and deeply pained after finding that the country in the diminishing democracy category(ANI Photo)

Fall in democracy index painful: Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 06:57 AM IST
The party hit out the government, saying democracy has been eroded and democratic institutions debilitated under the “tukde tukde gang” in power, and this should alarm every Indian.
Singhvi said that he wouldn’t put this submission on record but maintained that Ajit Pawar was no longer NCP Legislative Party Leader.(ANI Photo)
Singhvi said that he wouldn’t put this submission on record but maintained that Ajit Pawar was no longer NCP Legislative Party Leader.(ANI Photo)

Abhishek Singhvi disputes letter given by Ajit Pawar claiming 54 MLAs’ support

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 02:42 AM IST
What stood out were the submissions by Senior Advocates Maninder Singh and Abhishek Manu Singhvi. Singh was appearing for Ajit Pawar while Singhvi was representing the NCP, which, by Saturday evening had rallied around party patriarch Sharad Pawar, and removed Ajit Pawar as its legislative party leader.
The Shiv Sena-led Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance is relying on five judgments delivered in the last two decades by the Supreme Court to secure an order for a floor test within 24 hours in the Maharashtra assembly.(HT Photo)
The Shiv Sena-led Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance is relying on five judgments delivered in the last two decades by the Supreme Court to secure an order for a floor test within 24 hours in the Maharashtra assembly.(HT Photo)

Opposition relies on SC’s 5 orders to set Maharashtra trust vote deadline at 24 hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 07:56 AM IST
The most recent of these is the 2018 Karnataka case, which bears several similarities to the ongoing crisis in Maharashtra, and which was cited by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the Indian National Congress.
On November 11, when the Congress was willing to declare its support to a Shiv Sena-led government, Pawar asked the Congress to put an announcement on hold as he wanted more talks.(PTI)
On November 11, when the Congress was willing to declare its support to a Shiv Sena-led government, Pawar asked the Congress to put an announcement on hold as he wanted more talks.(PTI)

Before Sharad Pawar’s clarification, speculation over his role

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 05:47 AM IST
On November 11, when the Congress was willing to declare its support to a Shiv Sena-led government, Pawar asked the Congress to put an announcement on hold as he wanted more talks,” a political leader in Maharashtra said on condition of anonymity.
Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the oath-taking ceremony at the Raj Bhawan inMumbai on Saturday.(Santosh Harhare/HT Photo)
Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the oath-taking ceremony at the Raj Bhawan inMumbai on Saturday.(Santosh Harhare/HT Photo)

‘Thought it was fake news’: Congress’ Abhishek Manu Singhvi reacts to BJP-NCP tie-up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 12:01 PM IST
The Congress and NCP were in talks with the Shiv Sena till late on Friday night to form a government in the western state. It was widely expected that the three parties will hold a press conference any time to announce the modalities of their power-sharing agreement and claim to form the government.
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi described Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, also known as Veer Savarkar, as an accomplished man.(Photo: ANI)
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi described Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, also known as Veer Savarkar, as an accomplished man.(Photo: ANI)

Don’t subscribe to Savarkar’s ideology but he fought for Dalits, says Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 04:41 AM IST
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s comment came days after Union home minister Amit Shah said Savarkar was the first person to call 1857 rebellion as India’s first independence struggle.
Senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Shivakumar, opposed the ASG’s submission and said that he was innocent and that the ED was desperate to keep him in jail.(AP)
Senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Shivakumar, opposed the ASG’s submission and said that he was innocent and that the ED was desperate to keep him in jail.(AP)

‘DK Shivakumar case poses threat to national economy’: ED to court

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 10:10 PM IST
Additional Solicitor General K M Nataraj, appearing for the ED, opposed the bail application before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar, saying that Shivakumar cannot turn his tainted property into untainted one just by paying tax on it.
Shashi Tharoor had, however, clarified that it doesn’t mean he was supporting Modi and had even claimed that two cases were pending against him for criticizing the PM.(ANI FILE)
Shashi Tharoor had, however, clarified that it doesn’t mean he was supporting Modi and had even claimed that two cases were pending against him for criticizing the PM.(ANI FILE)

‘Can’t praise PM Modi at party’s expense’: Cong Kerala unit to Shashi Tharoor

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 06:03 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi had recently supported party colleague Jairam Ramesh’s statement that ‘demonising the Prime Minister was wrong and he should be praised for the right things he does.’
Senior Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Shashi Tharoor have all said that “demonising” Prime Minister Narendra Modi could be counterproductive.(HT Photo)
Senior Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Shashi Tharoor have all said that “demonising” Prime Minister Narendra Modi could be counterproductive.(HT Photo)

Congress leaders say ‘demonising’ Modi can be counter-productive

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 09:06 AM IST
On Thursday evening, Ramesh, while speaking at a book launch in Delhi said that the governance of the Modi Cabinet was not a negative story in its entirety.
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