Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s emphasis on toilets in his Independence Day speech and suggested collective efforts to end the menace of open defecation in the country.
Opposing the Centre`s move to abolish the Planning Commission, senior Congress leader Manas Bhuniya on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to eradicate all the achievements of Congress rule.
Lashing out at Congress and BJP for opposing the proposed meeting of separatist leaders with the Pakistan High Commissioner, both moderate and hardline factions of the Hurriyat Conference on Monday said their reaction was unwarranted and demonstrated political immaturity.
Congress on Monday raised questions on India calling off the Foreign Secretary level talks scheduled between the two countries on August 25 in Islamabad, stating that the government shouldn`t have agreed to talks in the first place.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan feels the House can change the rules regarding recognising the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the absence of any party getting the minimum ten per cent of the total strength for the purpose.
BJP`s Himachal Pradesh unit on Sunday came down heavily on Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, alleging that he was camping at Delhi with his ministers to "save his chair" ignoring the plight of the people affected by excessive rains.
Union Minister and senior SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday said socio-economic reformation of Punjab is the priority of the NDA government at the Centre while the agenda of Congress is to "loot" the country.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda sought a public apology from INLD for levelling "false" allegations against him in its `chargesheet` and said he will file a defamation suit against the main opposition party if it fails to apologise.
The Congress, which suffered one of its worst defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, is now trying to regroup itself to fight the local bodies polls, with newly-appointed Rajasthan state party chief Sachin Pilot downplaying reports of factionalism.
"Amit Shah will have to immerse 11 crore people in the Indian ocean if he has to make the country Congress-free", AICC General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed said on Saturday taking a dig at the BJP chief`s call of freeing India of Congress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s maiden Independence Day speech lacked substance and he will have to walk the talk to prove that his statements do not end up as sound bytes, Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal said on Saturday.
Congress and Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday criticized the inclusion of former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in BJP`s new team of office-bearers wondering over Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s ways of combating corruption.