Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said Pakistan needed to be told that friendship, talks and militancy cannot go together, adding that whenever India has tried to be friends with the neighbouring country, it has always back stabbed.
The publication of a map in RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' depicting a part of Jammu and Kashmir as part of Pakistan, today evoked consternation in Rajya Sabha, with the Opposition asking whether the government approved it.
Government on Wednesday agreed to the opposition's demands of referring the Coal and Mines bill and the Mines and Minerals bill to separate Select Committees that will submit their recommendations by March 18.
Congress on Sunday slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for his statement that Pakistan and militant groups had made the atmosphere conducive for elections in the state and said BJP should explain the position of its ally.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Bharatiya Janata Party's Shamsher Singh Manhas and PDP's Fayaz Mir and Nazir Ahmad Laway today emerged victorious in the elections to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir.
Asserting that PDP and BJP are together as the curtains have now been lifted, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said these parties should come in open and form the government to bring people of the state out of sufferings.
Elections to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir will be held on Saturday with seven candidates in the fray including Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, current Leader of Opposition in the Upper House of Parliament, who faces a tough test.
National Conference on Thursday termed the BJP-PDP alliance for Rajya Sabha elections as "unholy and opportunistic" and asked other parties and independent MLAs to vote for Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in the February 7 polls.
Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir took a new turn on Tuesday with National Conference and Congress deciding to pitch a common candidate -- Ghulam Nabi Azad -- to defeat what they termed as "unholy alliance" of PDP and BJP.
Expressing concern over the growing reach of RSS, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday called on party cadres to take on the ideological challenge from rivals while acknowledging that the party is going through a difficult phase.
As suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continued, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the idea of a grand alliance with National Conference and Congress was an option for forming a stable government in the state.
Citing huge investments done by the UPA government in health care sector, former Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said any move towards slashing its budgetary allocation will be shocking.
The cut in funds for healthcare by National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will be a set back to the progress achieved by the country in this sector, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said Friday.
New Delhi: Blaming NDA government for stalling Parliament, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 'Dhritarashtra' saying there was his "silent support" on contentious issues like conversions that disrupted the two Houses.