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File photo: Former finance minister P Chidambaram.(Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)

‘Sharad Pawar himself would not want to become UPA chief’: P Chidambaram

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 11:05 PM IST
The comment comes at a time when Pawar’s name is making rounds for UPA chairperson’s post with the Shiv Sena also batting for the veteran leader.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram

UPA chairperson not a PM post, don’t think Sharad Pawar wants it: P Chidambaram

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Chidambaram stressed on the importance of UPA and its allies working together to make the alliance stronger nationwide, “Some of the parties may take the initiative to call the meeting of UPA and Congress will attend it but if the Congress is calling a meeting it is only natural that one of its own leaders will preside over the meeting.”
State PWD Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan(Image via Twitter)
State PWD Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan(Image via Twitter)

Chavan responds to Raut: ‘Alliance with Shiv Sena limited to Maharashtra’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes,com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:15 PM IST
The comments came just a day after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut called for expansion of the Congress-led bloc saying that the opposition should unite against the “dictatorial attitude” of the Centre and provide a “formidable alternative” to the Narendra Modi government.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.(HT file)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.(HT file)

Opposition must come together, strengthen UPA, says Sena’s Raut

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 04:32 PM IST
The Sena parliamentarian is expected to leave for New Delhi during the weekend where the discussions on the new political dynamics could take place
Sanjay Raut said the Congress is weak and hence the opposition needs to come together now.(PTI)
Sanjay Raut said the Congress is weak and hence the opposition needs to come together now.(PTI)

‘Will support Sharad Pawar,’ says Sanjay Raut after NCP junks speculation over UPA chief post

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:41 AM IST
This comes after the NCP on Thursday termed as baseless media speculation that Pawar may head the UPA. NCP chief spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said there are unsubstantiated reports in the media regarding Pawar taking over as the chairperson of the UPA.
From 2014, the Modi government embarked on transforming the economy and demonetisation was part of it to ensure government resources reach the poor and the downtrodden without corruption and leakage, BJP national spokesperson Rajeev Chandrasekhar said(PTI)
From 2014, the Modi government embarked on transforming the economy and demonetisation was part of it to ensure government resources reach the poor and the downtrodden without corruption and leakage, BJP national spokesperson Rajeev Chandrasekhar said(PTI)

Demonetisation cleaned up the economy, dealt body blow to black money: BJP

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:19 PM IST
On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the decision to ban all currency notes of higher denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 from midnight.
The 9.02-km Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass provides all-weather connectivity between Manali and Lahaul-Spiti districts in Himachal Pradesh. It took a decade for the tunnel to be completed.(HT file photo)
The 9.02-km Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass provides all-weather connectivity between Manali and Lahaul-Spiti districts in Himachal Pradesh. It took a decade for the tunnel to be completed.(HT file photo)

Foundation stone laid by Sonia Gandhi at Atal Tunnel goes missing, Congress threatens agitation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore alleged that the plaque bearing party president Sonia Gandhi’s name was removed from the tunnel ahead of its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 3
Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat(PTI Photo)
Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat(PTI Photo)

Oppn creating row over issues not in the laws: Gajendra Shekhawat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 03:24 AM IST
Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat said if the SAD was not convinced and had problems with the ordinances, which were brought six months ago they should have left the government then.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi endorsed the Prashant Bhushan’s remarks in an interview to a private TV news channel.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi endorsed the Prashant Bhushan’s remarks in an interview to a private TV news channel.(PTI)

AAP propped by BJP-RSS to bring down UPA government: Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 03:14 PM IST
The Congress leader hit out at the AAP and the India Against Corruption movement and blamed them as a proxy for the ruling BJP-RSS in their bid to “subvert democracy”
Former Union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal (pictured here) has criticised the Centre’s “apathy in allocation of resources to the city.”(HT Photo)
Former Union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal (pictured here) has criticised the Centre’s “apathy in allocation of resources to the city.”(HT Photo)

Bansal urges MP Kher to ask Centre for more funds for Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Former Union minister and veteran Congressman says Chandigarh deserves “better treatment and not this abject neglect”
Pranab Mukherjee in a discussion with former prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1983.(KK Chawla/HT Archive)
Pranab Mukherjee in a discussion with former prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1983.(KK Chawla/HT Archive)

Congress’s troubleshooter whose mark was on every UPA policy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 04:07 AM IST
Mukherjee initially felt somewhat sidelined in the stiff hierarchy of power but soon he would assume immense power—only next to the Prime Minister in the government--thanks to his towering presence in nearly all groups of ministers.
File photo of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.(PTI)
File photo of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.(PTI)

‘Wrong to question Sonia Gandhi’s unifying leadership’: Ashwani Kumar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 07:02 PM IST
Ashwani Kuma also targeted the leaders who have signed the letter, saying some Congress leaders have harmed the party repeatedly.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi(PTI)
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi(PTI)

Key UPA-era leaders close ranks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 01:35 AM IST
Party insiders said the seniors’ move to label members of the young brigade as critics of Manmohan Singh’s legacy was aimed at isolating some Team Rahul members because the Congress brass can’t afford to let the achievements of the UPA era to be dragged into ugly infighting.
The UPA government conceptualised MGNREGS, Aadhaar, and DBT(ARVIND YADAV/HT)
The UPA government conceptualised MGNREGS, Aadhaar, and DBT(ARVIND YADAV/HT)

The NDA’s false parenthood claim, writes Abhishek Manu Singhvi

By Abhishek Manu Singhvi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 10:39 PM IST
The BJP dismissed MGNREGS. If it wants to claim it, it should expand its scope and pay dues
We need a database of people working and living outside their states. This will make it easier to accurately assess the food, shelter or transport requirements during a crisis such as this(AP)
We need a database of people working and living outside their states. This will make it easier to accurately assess the food, shelter or transport requirements during a crisis such as this(AP)

Migrant workers: The emergence of invisible India

By RPN Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 09:31 AM IST
Prepare a migrant database, give them welfare and voting rights wherever they are, enhance social security
Former prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the ex-deputy chairman of the now-defunct Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia(HT File Photo)
Former prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the ex-deputy chairman of the now-defunct Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia(HT File Photo)

‘Should I quit?’: Manmohan asked me after Rahul ordinance episode, says Montek Singh Alhuwalia

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The incident has been mentioned in former deputy chairman of the now-defunct Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, in his new book “Backstage: The Story behind India’s High Growth Years”.
Ahluwalia ends by revealing, “I have often urged Dr Manmohan Singh to write his memoirs but have had no luck so far.” The former PM is waiting for history’s verdict, confident it will be kinder than that of his contemporaries(PTI)
Ahluwalia ends by revealing, “I have often urged Dr Manmohan Singh to write his memoirs but have had no luck so far.” The former PM is waiting for history’s verdict, confident it will be kinder than that of his contemporaries(PTI)

An insider’s tale of UPA’s success, failure, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 02:39 PM IST
Montek Ahluwalia’s telling of the UPA’s 10 years, in his book, Backstage: The story behind India’s high growth years, raises an intriguing question: Why, after achieving so much, as he convincingly argues, did it crash out in disgrace?
Former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday that he was not worried over the economic slowdown as “certain things” that are happening would have its impact.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday that he was not worried over the economic slowdown as “certain things” that are happening would have its impact.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Not worried over slow rate of GDP growth’: Pranab Mukherjee

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 12:59 AM IST
Pranab Mukherjee, who also served as the finance minister in the UPA government, further said there is nothing wrong in public sector banks needing capital infusion.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday slammed union home Amit Shah over his remarks questioning the former’s contribution to address Maharashtra’s farm distress.(PTI)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday slammed union home Amit Shah over his remarks questioning the former’s contribution to address Maharashtra’s farm distress.(PTI)

‘Never been in jail’: Sharad Pawar on Amit Shah’s contribution question

Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:36 PM IST
On September 1, Shah questioned Sharad Pawar’s contribution to address farmer distress in Maharashtra when the latter was a minister in the erstwhile UPA government at the Centre.
Amit Shah on Tuesday said that most governments are able to take big decisions only when they are in power for over 30 years but the NDA government has managed to take many historic steps in just 6 years.(ANI Photo)
Amit Shah on Tuesday said that most governments are able to take big decisions only when they are in power for over 30 years but the NDA government has managed to take many historic steps in just 6 years.(ANI Photo)

In Amit Shah’s praise for PM Modi, a dig at Manmohan Singh

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 10:31 PM IST
The home minister said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been peaceful since the repeal of Article 370 and not a single bullet has been fired.
In the first two quarters after the new government took over in May, GDP growth increased by 3.4 percentage points again.(PTI File Photo)
In the first two quarters after the new government took over in May, GDP growth increased by 3.4 percentage points again.(PTI File Photo)

Why Modi government 2.0 might have to change its political economy script

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 09:09 AM IST
Economic indicators do not lend themselves easily to such high-frequency analysis. Gross domestic product (GDP) data for the current fiscal year is available only for the first quarter, which ended in June.
Two days of state mourning by the Bihar government is a solemn gesture of gratitude to Arun Jaitley(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Two days of state mourning by the Bihar government is a solemn gesture of gratitude to Arun Jaitley(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Opinion | How Arun Jaitley shaped ‘new Bihar’- an untold story

By Sanjay Jha
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 09:19 AM IST
The BJP leader’s role in ensuring NDA’s victory in 2005, and elevating Nitish Kumar as CM, altered history
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets the Modern Coach Factory (MCF) workers protesting against the privatisation of Rail Coach Factory, in Raebareli, Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019.(PTI)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets the Modern Coach Factory (MCF) workers protesting against the privatisation of Rail Coach Factory, in Raebareli, Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019.(PTI)

Modi govt wants to establish ‘Company Raj’, destroying PSUs: Priyanka Gandhi

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 10:09 AM IST
A beginning in this regard, she claimed, had been made with the corporatisation of the Rae Bareli’s modern coach factory (MCF) set up under the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2006.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi consoles the family members of former finance minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley as Rahul Gandhi looks on in New Delhi.(PTI PHOTO.)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi consoles the family members of former finance minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley as Rahul Gandhi looks on in New Delhi.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Jaitley attracted admirers across political spectrum’: Sonia

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 04:33 PM IST
In a letter to Jaitley’s wife, Sangeeta Jaitley, Sonia Gandhi said, “I am very sad to learn of the passing away of your beloved husband.”
Amit Shah said the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill 2019 was necessary in the war against terrorism, but his assurances could not pacify the Congress and West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress . (ANI Photo)
Amit Shah said the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill 2019 was necessary in the war against terrorism, but his assurances could not pacify the Congress and West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress . (ANI Photo)

Lok Sabha passes bill to classify individuals as terrorists

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 12:04 AM IST
Under the original UAPA Act, the central government may designate a group as a terrorist organisation if it commits or participates in acts of terrorism, prepares for terrorism, promotes terrorism or is otherwise involved in terrorism.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, BSP chief Mayawati, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, in Bengaluru on May 23, 2018.(PTI File)
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, BSP chief Mayawati, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, in Bengaluru on May 23, 2018.(PTI File)

Ahead of state elections, Congress looks to amp up push for ballots

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 08:50 AM IST
Past protests by opposition parties that EVMs were vulnerable to tampering have failed to convince the Election Commission (EC), which has rejected the allegations.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(ANI photo)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(ANI photo)

Nirmala Sitharaman offers to play ‘class teacher’ to clarify Budget concerns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 09:12 PM IST
The finance minister’s comments riling the opposition came right after she had explained the alleged anomalies raised by the opposition.
In their first ever such meeting, the two leaders are said to have discussed the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra. (ANI photo)
In their first ever such meeting, the two leaders are said to have discussed the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra. (ANI photo)

Raj Thackeray, in first visit to Delhi in 14 years, meets Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 07:23 AM IST
According to Thackeray’s aides, Gandhi and Thackeray during their 45-minute meeting discussed the possibility of the MNS being a part of the Congress-NCP led opposition front in Maharashtra for the assembly elections due in September-October this year.
Railways minister Piyush Goyal .(MINT PHOTO.)
Railways minister Piyush Goyal .(MINT PHOTO.)

After Sonia slams railway corporatisation, Goyal hits back

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 11:39 PM IST
A day after Congress MP and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi criticized the Narendra Modi government for corporatising the rail coach factory in Rae Bareli, her parliamentary constituency, Goyal said the unit had not produced even a single engine until 2014, the year in which the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government came to power.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary on Monday questioned in the Lok Sabha why Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had not been jailed till now if the Congress was a “corrupt” party. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary on Monday questioned in the Lok Sabha why Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had not been jailed till now if the Congress was a “corrupt” party. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

If Cong is corrupt, why are Sonia, Rahul Gandhi not in jail, asks Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 07:06 PM IST
The Congress leader was speaking on a Motion of Thanks on the President’s address.
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