Former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha member Anand Sharma (File Photo)

PM should brief opposition on Nepal map row, demands Congress

New Delhi: After Nepal’s House of Representatives endorsed the new map which has Indian territory, the Congress has said it is a matter of “national concern” and demanded that the government take the nation into confidence and brief other political parties, as is expected in a parliamentary democracy. Former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha member […]

Senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma (File Photo/IANS)

Cong says mandate against BJP in Assembly polls

New Delhi:  The Congress on Thursday asserted that the mandate in the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections was against the BJP. “We do not agree with Amit Shah’s view that this BJP’s victory. The Congress feels the mandate is against the BJP,” said senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma. Insisting that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal […]

Addressing a press conference, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma (File Photo)

Congress cautions BJP on Hindi: Don’t stir up controversy

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday hit back at Union Home Minister Amit Shah over his remarks on Hindi saying one should not stir up any controversy on a sensitive issue which has been settled with maturity by India’s Constitution makers. Addressing a press conference, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said, “Let me make it […]

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Sonia, Anand Sharma to attend Modi’s swearing in

New Delhi: United Progressive Alliance chairperson and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and party leader Anand Sharma will attend the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Thursday, party leaders said. A senior party leader told IANS: “Soniaji and Anand Sharma will attend the ceremony.” Asked if Congress President Rahul Gandhi will attend, […]

Congress leader Anand Sharma (File Photo)

Congress says Kovind’s address to Parliament insult to people

New Delhi :  Citing the Narendra Modi governments “complete failure in all spheres” and lambasting it for unemployment reaching a four-decade high, the Congress on Thursday called President Ram Nath Kovinds address to the joint session of Parliament, “insensitive” and an “insult” to the people of India who are “reeling” under the BJP rule. The […]

Congress leader Anand Sharma (File Photo)

PM misusing public money for BJP propaganda: Congress

New Delhi :  Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misusing public money and government podium to spread the BJP’s propaganda and to attack the opposition, the Congress on Tuesday contested the “tall claims” of his government’s achievements. Strongly objecting to Modi using the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi as a stage for election campaigning, […]

Congress leader Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha (Videograb/RSTV)

Quota for upper caste poor fine but bill timing is suspect: Congress

New Delhi | The Congress on Wednesday said it welcomes the decision to approve 10 per cent quota for the economically backward sections in the general category but questioned its timing as it comes ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the discussion on the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, […]