Top rung Congressmen in Madhya Pradesh--Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia-- should hand over the reins to minorities and backward sections in the state in order to save the party from another embarrassment after the crushing defeat in Assembly and Lok Sabha polls, senior leader Aslam Sher Khan said here on Thursday.
After ex-CAG Vinod Rai attacked Manmohan Singh on 2G issue, Congress leader Kamal Nath on Friday said the former Prime Minister may have made a "mistake" in not acting despite his letter to him expressing concern over the spectrum allocation process.
With no clarity on Congress getting the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Lok Sabha, senior leader Kamal Nath on Sunday said the party "must" go to court if Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision, which could be "flavoured" by BJP and Narendra Modi, went against it.
In remarks that could fuel a fresh controversy, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Sunday said that Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision on the issue of Leader of Opposition in Lower House could be "flavoured" by BJP and Narendra Modi.
Keeping the Congress on tenterhooks, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will take a decision on the issue of giving the post of Leader of Opposition to the party after studying rules, regulations and precedents.
Senior Congress MP Kamal Nath took oath as the pro-tem Speaker at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 10 am on Wednesday. He will preside over the Lok Sabha proceedings till the election of a new speaker on June 06.
Coming to the defence of Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Kamal Nath today said there was no need for him to resign in the wake of the poll debacle but felt that the party should introspect and put its house in order.
With exit polls painting a grim prospect for Congress, Union minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday rejected suggestions that a likely poor show in the elections will be a reflection on Rahul Gandhi`s leadership, saying he was never part of the UPA government.
Despite the fact that the law doesn`t permit any convicted or former MP to stay in government accommodation, the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been given special privilege by the UPA to stay in a government bungalow at Delhi`s plush Lutyen`s zone till October 2014.
Over 70 percent polling was recorded in four Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh this year, with Union Minister Kamal Nath`s traditional Chhindwara seat registering the highest at 79.05 percent, officials on Sunday said.