Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

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TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

27 Nov 2020

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

23 Nov 2020

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

19 Nov 2020

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

The rift in Congress, out in open after the recent debacle, took a new turn when sources close to leader Kapil Sibal said he hadn't been asked to campaign in Bihar, reports NDTV.

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

18 Nov 2020

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

14 Sep 2020

Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session

On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar over various issues, from the removal of question hour to the rise in coronavirus numbers and a comment by Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy on Finance Minister.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards

11 Sep 2020

Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards

In poll-bound Bihar, the sensational Sushant Singh Rajput death case became a simmering issue, with the ruling NDA milking the tragedy to score political points.

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

11 Jul 2020

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

11 Mar 2020

Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months

Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

05 Mar 2020

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi, who was presiding the Lok Sabha on Thursday, suspended seven Congress MPs after they created a ruckus while demanding the resignation of Hanuman Beniwal, a member of BJP ally RLP.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

02 Mar 2020

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

24 Feb 2020

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the Presidential banquet hosted for United States President Donald Trump, sources told ANI on Monday.

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

23 Feb 2020

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

In a surprise development, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha met Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, in Lahore on Saturday and both of them reportedly discussed Kashmir.

'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

03 Feb 2020

'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech

Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State (Finance), met with resistance in the Lok Sabha today as he stood to speak about pressing matters affecting the country.

Make in India to Rape in India: Congress slams PM

10 Dec 2019

Make in India to Rape in India: Congress slams PM

The flurry of rape cases in India and the stoic silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resonated in the Parliament on Tuesday, with Congress seeking answers.

Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

27 Nov 2019

Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill.

Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds

21 Nov 2019

Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds

Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Congress party staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on Thursday over the issue of electoral bonds. The party also protested the privatization of public sector units (PSUs).

Murshidabad triple-murder: Police deny political angle, BJP criticizes Trinamool's governance

11 Oct 2019

Murshidabad triple-murder: Police deny political angle, BJP criticizes Trinamool's governance

The horrifying murder of three members of a family in Murshidabad remained a topic of outrage on social media on Thursday.

After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'

28 Aug 2019

After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'

Congress' ex-President Rahul Gandhi has made his stand "absolutely clear" on the Kashmir issue. He called it India's internal matter and reiterated that there's no room for any other country to "intervene".

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

07 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

Congress is not moving an inch from its stand on Article 370. The grand old party on Tuesday reiterated that no government can change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it "acceded" to India as one state.

#Article370Scrapped: RaGa's 'friend' Jyotiraditya Scindia supports BJP's Kashmir move

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: RaGa's 'friend' Jyotiraditya Scindia supports BJP's Kashmir move

In a huge blow to Congress and its former president Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia supported the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

#Article370Scrapped: How is J&K internal matter, asks Congress; commits blunder

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: How is J&K internal matter, asks Congress; commits blunder

In what qualifies as one of the biggest gaffes of Congress in recent days, their Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday asked how was Jammu and Kashmir India's "internal matter" when the issue was being monitored by the UN.

Lok Sabha debates from afternoon to midnight, sets record

12 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha debates from afternoon to midnight, sets record

Lok Sabha MPs made a new record on Thursday when they discussed railways privatization till midnight.

#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP

09 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP

The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka took a new turn on Monday after all 30 ministers of the ruling JD(S)-Congress government resigned to make way for a cabinet reshuffle, in hope of saving the coalition from crumbling completely.

Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

05 Jul 2019

Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.

Firm on resignation, Rahul Gandhi says party will decide successor

20 Jun 2019

Firm on resignation, Rahul Gandhi says party will decide successor

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who has been sulking since May 23 as his party was decimated in Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday confirmed that he hasn't changed his mind about quitting.

Congress names Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha

18 Jun 2019

Congress names Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections spelled trouble for Congress as the party failed to improve its previous tally of 44. Despite five years of BJP rule, Congress won only 52 seats, casting doubts on the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

MPs demand patent for Kolhapuri chappals

06 Apr 2017

MPs demand patent for Kolhapuri chappals

Speaking at the Lok Sabha, National Congress Party member Dhananjay Mahadik, along with other MPs, demanded that the famed Kolhapuri chappals be patented at the earliest.