Hitting the streets against the controversial land bill, Congress on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of being "anti-farmer"and "pro-corporate" and vowed to take the battle across the country but both Sonia and Rahul Gandhi were conspicuous by their absence.
India has gone back to its old rigid argumentative posturing on climate change but needs to be more pro-active on the issue and give clear categorical statements on what it has to offer, feels Congress MP Jairam Ramesh.
Government on Monday sought to allay apprehensions on the Land Acquisition ordinance saying even farmers whose land was acquired for critical projects like atomic energy, petroleum and highways will also get compensation.
Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government over the land ordinance, saying the "Company Sarkar" has knocked out the basic principles of the original land acquisition law to bring 'acchhey din' for corporates.
Senior Congress leader and former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday alleged that the current government was "dismantling" the edifice of green laws in the name of achieving "faster economic growth".
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday dubbed Narendra Modi a "megalomaniac" for wearing a suit during his talks with US President Barack Obama that had the Prime Minister's name embroidered all over it.
Rural Development Minister Birender Singh, who was conspicuous by his absence when three senior ministers had briefed President Pranab Mukherjee on land ordinance said on Friday he could not be "traced" that day even as an effort was made to contact him.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the country has been "trapped" in a culture of 'NAMO' or 'No Action, Message Only', ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre.
Lambasting the US-China climate deal, an advocacy group Wednesday said the two biggest polluters signing such a pact was the result of a "disastrous formula" agreed by India in two key UN climate conferences when Jairam Ramesh was the Environment Minister.
Claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' has become a slogan and "a bit of hype", Former Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said the programme also needs to address the issue of open defecation.
Union Forest and Environment Minister in the UPA government, Jayanthi Natarajan had an epistolary "face-off" with her Cabinet colleague, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh over allowing Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) to conduct mining activities in the Saranda forest of Jharkhand.
Contending that Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari wants to "dismantle the edifice of MNREGA", his predecessor and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the country cannot "afford" the "ill-informed assault" on rural job scheme enacted by the UPA government.
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.