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High time PM breaks 'silence' on Islamophobic incidents: Tharoor

High time PM breaks 'silence' on Islamophobic incidents: Tharoor

Rediff.com12 Jun 2022

Amid outrage over the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad by the Bharatiya Janata Party's now-sacked two functionaries, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said it is high time Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke his silence on the 'proliferation of hate speech and Islamophobic incidents' in the country, asserting that his silence is interpreted by some as condoning what has been happening.

Chintan Shivir: Tharoor says results yet to be seen

Chintan Shivir: Tharoor says results yet to be seen

Rediff.com18 May 2022

Tharoor, among the group of 23 leaders who had written to party chief Sonia Gandhi in 2020 seeking large-scale reforms, said 'reformists' at the end of the day wanted a more consultative process where a wide variety of voices would be heard and taken into account before decisions were made.

Tejashwi shoots down rumours of Nitish switching sides

Tejashwi shoots down rumours of Nitish switching sides

Rediff.com25 Apr 2022

Yadav also called for firming up of an Opposition alliance to take on the BJP in the 2024 general elections, suggesting that the Congress must focus on over 200 seats on which it is in direct fight with the saffron party, while taking a 'backseat' in states where regional parties are a formidable force.

BJP's bulldozer politics flies in the face of law: Chidambaram

BJP's bulldozer politics flies in the face of law: Chidambaram

Rediff.com24 Apr 2022

Chidambaram came down hard on the Jahangirpuri demolitions and those in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone earlier, saying the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders' justification of the bulldozer-enabled demolitions 'flies in the face of the law'.

'Prashant Kishor is a brand, his induction will help Cong'

'Prashant Kishor is a brand, his induction will help Cong'

Rediff.com21 Apr 2022

Prashant Kishor feels that the Congress is a national party that can counter the BJP.

Sonia Gandhi keen to involve Prashant Kishor for Congress revival: Moily

Sonia Gandhi keen to involve Prashant Kishor for Congress revival: Moily

Rediff.com19 Apr 2022

The former Union minister said it is 'quite heartening' to see that Gandhi has taken up the initiative to involve Kishor to come out with a strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, and the party's revival plan.

Gandhis Cong's best leadership option in crisis: Khurshid

Gandhis Cong's best leadership option in crisis: Khurshid

Rediff.com16 Mar 2022

'When did Mr. Sibal fight an election to get into any position in the party'

Russia's Ukraine attack: It is a tightrope walk for India, say ex-envoys

Russia's Ukraine attack: It is a tightrope walk for India, say ex-envoys

Rediff.com24 Feb 2022

India should watch the emergence of the situation and then see how others react, he said adding that Russia has stood by India in very difficult times.

Bid to distort history: Chidambaram on Modi's Nehru remark

Bid to distort history: Chidambaram on Modi's Nehru remark

Rediff.com11 Feb 2022

In an interview with PTI, Chidambaram also stressed that no Congress MLA elected in the upcoming assembly polls can be poached by the Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa this time, saying 'our house is well-guarded' and though the 'thief' is still out there, the people 'will teach him a lesson'.

NCP-Sena 'remain friends' despite no tie-up in Goa: Chidambaram

NCP-Sena 'remain friends' despite no tie-up in Goa: Chidambaram

Rediff.com30 Jan 2022

Chidambaram, who is the Congress' senior election observer for the Goa Assembly polls, also hit out at the Trinamool Congress for its barbs at the Congress for not forging an alliance with it, saying the party continued to poach Congress leaders, despite making an offer of a tie-up.

Will beat Yogi to repeat 1971 history: Chandra Shekhar Aazad

Will beat Yogi to repeat 1971 history: Chandra Shekhar Aazad

Rediff.com27 Jan 2022

He also rejected allegations of being a vote cutter and cleared the air about his fallout with the Akhilesh Yadav-led party.

'BJP may end up as largest beneficiary of polarisation'

'BJP may end up as largest beneficiary of polarisation'

Rediff.com25 Jan 2022

'In order to stop the BJP actually, you need a party that changes the discourse rather than positing another pole for polarising it further. The answer to this kind of politics lies in refocusing the agenda on development'

AAP, TMC 'marginal players' in Goa: P Chidambaram

AAP, TMC 'marginal players' in Goa: P Chidambaram

Rediff.com24 Oct 2021

Chidambaram, who is the Congress' senior election observer for the assembly polls next year, asserted that the Trinamool Congress' entry into Goa "appears to be an imposition from the top that is based in West Bengal" and said he does not know the Mamata Banerjee-led party's motive in trying to start a unit in Goa by "encouraging defections" from other parties.

Jayant Chaudhary uses guerilla tactics to reach Lakhimpur, demands Prez rule in UP

Jayant Chaudhary uses guerilla tactics to reach Lakhimpur, demands Prez rule in UP

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

Chaudhary, who took 13 hours to reach Lakhimpur Kheri from Delhi, several hours more than it would take to cover the 420 km-odd distance, also met the families of some of the farmer victims to learn their story of loss.

Minorities '100% secure' under Modi govt': NCM chief

Minorities '100% secure' under Modi govt': NCM chief

Rediff.com14 Sep 2021

Lalpura, who took over as the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) chairperson last week, asserted that his priority would be to dispel 'false narratives' fuelling insecurity among minorities.

Some leaders 'misused' G-23; induct Prashant Kishor in Cong: Moily

Some leaders 'misused' G-23; induct Prashant Kishor in Cong: Moily

Rediff.com12 Sep 2021

"If they (some leaders) persist (with G-23) that means there is a vested interest for a few of them to work against the Congress party which we don't subscribe to and rather oppose it," the former Union minister said.

UP Cong chief rules out alliance with SP, BSP for 2022 polls

UP Cong chief rules out alliance with SP, BSP for 2022 polls

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

He also said the governments of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the BSP and the SP that have ruled Uttar Pradesh in the last 32 years, when Congress was not in power, failed to live up to the expectations of the people and the Congress was set for a comeback in the state.

Natwar: India should have engaged with Taliban earlier

Natwar: India should have engaged with Taliban earlier

Rediff.com18 Aug 2021

"If I was the foreign minister, I would have had contact with them. I would have gone out of my way and told my intelligence agency to make a contact quietly," former external affairs minister Natwar Singh said.

Taliban's takeover setback for India: Ex-diplomats

Taliban's takeover setback for India: Ex-diplomats

Rediff.com16 Aug 2021

Former Indian diplomats on Monday termed the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan as a "setback" for India strategically, and asserted that the priority for New Delhi right now should be to evacuate its citizens from the war-torn nation.

BJP members disrupted Parl panel meet on Pegasus: Tharoor

BJP members disrupted Parl panel meet on Pegasus: Tharoor

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

Tharoor put the blame for the logjam in Parliament on BJP and accused the saffron party of reducing the "temple of democracy to a rubber stamp for its agenda or worse, a notice board to announce its unilateral decisions".

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