Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Tuesday criticised the retrospective tax introduced by the former UPA government in which he was a minister, saying it was a "failure" which cost the country "heavily".
Government Wednesday steered clear of getting into any controversy over the appointment of some Vice Chancellors by the UPA government, saying they were selected by Search and Selection Committees and any comment on them would go against the autonomy of the universities.
Targeting the previous UPA government on the coal scam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said coal blocks, whose earlier allocation had raised questions even against the then PM, had now fetched over Rs 2 lakh crore from auction of just 20 of them.
The controversial land bill will come up for consideration on Monday with government planning to bring some amendments to reach out to allies, Opposition and farmer bodies and take their concerns on board.
Senior Pentagon official Frank Kendall will arrive here later this week to hold talks on the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI), firmed up during US President Barack Obama's visit last month.
Criticising the previous UPA government's approach on urban planning, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said that the "top-down" approach resulted in "design flaws" and led to "sub-optimal performance" by states under the JNNURM scheme.
The BJP-led government has refused to make public nearly 39 classified files on the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and related matters, in sharp contrast to the demands of disclosure raised by its senior leaders when in Opposition.
Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday charged the Narendra Modi Government with not doing any welfare work for the country's citizens and said it has only handed them "jhaadu" (broom) in the name of Swachh Bharat campaign.
Claiming that the Congress was "allergic" to it, a Gujarat minister has said the previous UPA government had a "discriminatory" attitude towards the state which hampered its growth prospects and prevented it from performing better than it had done.
Former external affairs minister and a staunch Congress supporter Natwar Singh on Friday put a stamp over the much talked about `dynastic rule` in the Congress party by saying that there is no `number one, two or three` in the grand old party as the Gandhi family rules it leaving rest of the party leaders at a much lower level.
Natwar Singh, former Congress leader, Friday said that the strong reaction from Sonia Gandhi to his new book, proves that it has touched a "raw nerve" and something has "upset" her so much that she came out.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday reacted to former partyman Natwar Singh`s claim that she gave up the prime ministership in 2004 not because of her “inner voice”, but because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi.