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Congress MP and West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the Indian sailors were victims of trade rivalry between China and Australia.(PTI Photo)

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury urges PM Narendra Modi to rescue Indians stranded in Chinese waters

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:18 AM IST
China ruled out any link between stranded Indian ship crew at Chinese ports and the strained relations with India and Australia.
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West Bengal, along with Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry, will go to polls in March-April next year. (HT Photo)
West Bengal, along with Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry, will go to polls in March-April next year. (HT Photo)

Congress seals alliance with Left for West Bengal assembly polls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 06:37 PM IST
The Congress said it will fight against both the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP.
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Congress leader and WBPCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(PTI)
Congress leader and WBPCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(PTI)

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Congress to ally with Left parties

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 04:53 PM IST
West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury tweeted the announcement on Thursday
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling the plaque to lay the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building. The Opposition boycotted the ceremony because it claimed the government had not been willing to listen to its views on the project(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling the plaque to lay the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building. The Opposition boycotted the ceremony because it claimed the government had not been willing to listen to its views on the project(ANI Photo)

Parliament and the virtues of listening

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:11 PM IST
The government is now paying the price for not hearing the concerns of the Opposition and farmers before rushing its three controversial agricultural bills through Parliament
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Parliament normally holds three sessions in a calendar year – Budget (end of January to early April), Monsoon (July to August) and Winter (November to December).(PTI File Photo)
Parliament normally holds three sessions in a calendar year – Budget (end of January to early April), Monsoon (July to August) and Winter (November to December).(PTI File Photo)

No winter session due to Covid-19; Opposition objects

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:43 AM IST
Govt says decision in view of pandemic, suggests Budget Session in January; Cong opposes move
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Hindustan Times was first to report on November 16 that the rising cases of covid-19 infections in Delhi have cast a shadow on the winter session. (HT Photo)
Hindustan Times was first to report on November 16 that the rising cases of covid-19 infections in Delhi have cast a shadow on the winter session. (HT Photo)

Parties not in favour of Parliament session, says Centre; Opposition denies

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Senior Congress leader and former union minister Jairam Ramesh took to Twitter to claim that Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad was not consulted by the government on the issue.
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The government said floor leaders of political parties were in favour of skipping the winter session due to Covid-19 during informal consultations.(HT Photo/Arvind Yadav)
The government said floor leaders of political parties were in favour of skipping the winter session due to Covid-19 during informal consultations.(HT Photo/Arvind Yadav)

No winter session of Parliament due to Covid, says govt to Cong demand to discuss farm agitation

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aloke Tikku | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:05 PM IST
Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary had asked for a short winter session to discuss issues such as the farmers’ agitation, preparation of Covid-19 vaccine, economic slowdown and the stand-off along the India-China border.
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury(AN photo)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury(AN photo)

Condemn it, but it’s been going on in Uttar Pradesh: Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on attack on Nadda’s convoy

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Several vehicles in the BJP chief’s convoy were damaged as Nadda was travelling to Diamond Harbour to address a public meeting and some of the party’s leaders and workers were injured by stone-throwing protesters carrying the ruling Trinamool Congress’ (TMC’s) flags at Sirakol.
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Congress MP and West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(PTI)
Congress MP and West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(PTI)

Govt reluctantly conceding to protesting farmers’ demands: Chowdhury

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 07:24 PM IST
The farmers and the Union ministers are holding the fifth round of negotiations regarding the recently passed farm bills.
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the government has no vaccination plan for people who are not frontline workers. (Photo: ANI)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the government has no vaccination plan for people who are not frontline workers. (Photo: ANI)

Centre has no Covid-19 vaccine roadmap for poor, says Congress after all-party meet

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:09 PM IST
There was no discussion on vaccinating the mass against Covid-19, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said after the all-party meet.
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NCP leader Nawab Malik addressing the media.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
NCP leader Nawab Malik addressing the media.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)

Opposition leaders ask Centre to hold winter session soon

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:58 PM IST
Malik told ANI that Parliament should sit for a winter session even if the session runs for a short period of time.
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Congress leader and WBPCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addresses a dharna to protest against Central Government over the newly passed farm laws and attack on Dalit women, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Congress leader and WBPCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addresses a dharna to protest against Central Government over the newly passed farm laws and attack on Dalit women, in Kolkata.(PTI)

‘TMC govt did ‘cheap politics’ with Soumitra Chatterjee’s body’, alleges Cong’s Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Actor Soumitra Chatterjee was cremated with full state honours. As his body wastaken to Keoratala crematorium thousands of people, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and senior Left leaders, walked in a procession.
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Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI File)
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI File)

Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury attacks Kapil Sibal over introspection remark

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 01:38 PM IST
Sibal, in a recent interview, had emphasised the need of introspection in the party. The party is on a decline, the former union minister said, in the aftermath of the Congress’ massive drubbing in the recently held Bihar assembly election
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury questioned the inclusion of journalist Uday Mahurkar in the list of probable candidates for the information commissioner’s post(ANI File Photo)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury questioned the inclusion of journalist Uday Mahurkar in the list of probable candidates for the information commissioner’s post(ANI File Photo)

Congress alleges violations in Central Information Commission selection

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 02:11 AM IST
Congress’s Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury alleged that transparency was not followed in the selection process and the apex court guidelines were violated by the government by not making public the names of the shortlisted candidates and the criteria for their selection.
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In a report tabled in Parliament in February, the national auditor had drawn attention to the shortage of essential gear, clothing and rations being faced by soldiers deployed in high-altitude areas such as Siachen and Lada(ANI File)
In a report tabled in Parliament in February, the national auditor had drawn attention to the shortage of essential gear, clothing and rations being faced by soldiers deployed in high-altitude areas such as Siachen and Lada(ANI File)

Parliament panel to visit Ladakh on October 28-29 amid India-China standoff

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 04:03 PM IST
The visit was finalised after Chowdhury wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla last month suggesting that the PAC visit the Ladakh sector to interact with soldiers deployed there and understand their working conditions and requirements
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West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury .(ANI)
West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury .(ANI)

Law and order collapsed in Bengal, Congress-Left will fight: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Around 1,000 party activists participated in the march, holding placards criticising the TMC government in the state and shouting slogans.
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Inclined to start the debate at the scheduled time, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla assured the House that any MP who can’t find a seat in the other House, will be accommodated in the Lok Sabha galleries and the chamber.(ANI)
Inclined to start the debate at the scheduled time, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla assured the House that any MP who can’t find a seat in the other House, will be accommodated in the Lok Sabha galleries and the chamber.(ANI)

Lok Sabha proceedings delayed due to protests in RS

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 11:40 PM IST
According to the new protocol adopted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, MPs of one house are asked to sit in the other House in order to maintain social distancing to reduce the risk of infection.
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Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI/Twitter)
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI/Twitter)

‘No data govt’: Congress’ Adhir, DMK’s Maran ask Centre to address economic woes

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 11:09 PM IST
The fifth day of the monsoon session saw huge ruckus as debate continued over the effects of lockdown, economic impact of Covid-19 on migrant workers, salaried professionals and job losses due to the pandemic’s economic impact.
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This is an 18-day session of Parliament.(PTI)
This is an 18-day session of Parliament.(PTI)

Parliament monsoon session: Azad, Adhir to decide Congress strategy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:36 AM IST
The speakers on different issues will also be decided by the two leaders. A 10-member committee, five each from the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, has already been formed for smooth functioning and effective floor coordination in both the Houses
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Congress activists take part in a demonstration to protest against the arrest of actress Rhea Chakraborty in Kolkata on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Congress activists take part in a demonstration to protest against the arrest of actress Rhea Chakraborty in Kolkata on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

‘Political conspiracy’: Bengal Congress hits streets to defend ‘victim’ Rhea Chakraborty

By HT Correspondent | Posted by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:39 AM IST
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has stood up in support of Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty.
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Congress activists take part in a demonstration to protest against the arrest of actress Rhea Chakraborty, in Kolkata on Saturday.(ANI)
Congress activists take part in a demonstration to protest against the arrest of actress Rhea Chakraborty, in Kolkata on Saturday.(ANI)

After Adhir Ranjan’s ‘Bengalee Brahmin’ tag, Cong takes out rallies for Rhea Chakraborty

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had said SSR was an Indian actor, but the “BJP turned him into a Bihari actor” only to score electoral brownie points ahead of Bihar elections.
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Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (File photo/ANI)
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (File photo/ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as West Bengal Congress president and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 12:51 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other updates from Hindustan Times.
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been a vocal critic of Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been a vocal critic of Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(ANI Photo)

Congress’ Bengal president pick sends clear message to Mamata Banerjee

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 12:27 PM IST
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has a bit of a history with the Trinamool Congress and his appointment is likely to see both parties be at loggerheads with each other in Bengal.
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Clouds hover over Parliament House during sunset in New Delhi. Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla has called a meeting on Thursday to finalise arrangements to conduct the session during the pandemic.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Clouds hover over Parliament House during sunset in New Delhi. Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla has called a meeting on Thursday to finalise arrangements to conduct the session during the pandemic.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Opposition battle-ready to take on BJP over key issues in House

By Deeksha Bharadwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 02:37 AM IST
HT reported on Wednesday that a truncated session is set to run from September 14 to October 1, as per recommendations made by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury(ANI file photo)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury(ANI file photo)

Aspirants of JEE, NEET under tremendous mental pressure, Congress leader writes to PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 03:30 PM IST
A petition was filed on August 7 by 11 JEE/NEET aspirants seeking postponement of the exams to be held in September 2020. However, the Supreme Court on August 17 dismissed the plea.
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Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the Rajasthan episode has defeated the myth of BJP being unstoppable.(HT PHOTO)
Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the Rajasthan episode has defeated the myth of BJP being unstoppable.(HT PHOTO)

BJP’s horse-trading politics defeated in Rajasthan, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the developments in Rajasthan has showed that the BJP can be countered .
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Friday’s meeting of the 22-member PAC was attended by 17 out of 20 members.(ANI)
Friday’s meeting of the 22-member PAC was attended by 17 out of 20 members.(ANI)

After Adhir’s proposal, PAC refuses to study govt’s Covid response

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 12:17 AM IST
Some of the members were of the view that because the government doesn’t fund these relief funds, PAC cannot and should not examine them, the person cited in the first instance added.
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A cut out of US President Donald Trump is seen as cars ply, ahead of Trump's maiden India visit, in Ahmedabad, on Feb. 22, 2020.(PTI)
A cut out of US President Donald Trump is seen as cars ply, ahead of Trump's maiden India visit, in Ahmedabad, on Feb. 22, 2020.(PTI)

Congress leader likens Donald Trump to Bollywood villain ‘Mogambo’

By Asian News International | Murshidabad, West Bengal
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 07:42 AM IST
Chowdhury, who is Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, has also declined the invitation by Rashtrapati Bhavan for the banquet being organised in honour of Trump on February 25, citing that the similar invitation was not extended to party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi.
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Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaks to mediapersons during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on February 3.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaks to mediapersons during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on February 3.(PTI Photo)

At PM-led meet to select new CIC and CVC, Congress raises objection

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury did not object to the names and did not have any formal dissent note but objected to the procedural formalities.
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Union Minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot arrives to attend the winter session in Parliament in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union Minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot arrives to attend the winter session in Parliament in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Whose government was it in 2012?’ Centre’s counter on SC quota verdict, Oppn walks out

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Congress has accused the government of attempting to snatch away the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
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