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K'taka job quota Bill put on hold after Mallikarjun Kharge's intervention

According to sources in the Congress, Siddaramaiah announced the withdrawal of the bill on Wednesday evening after the Congress's central leadership, including Kharge intervened

K'taka job quota Bill put on hold after Mallikarjun Kharge's intervention
Updated On : 18 Jul 2024 | 10:28 PM IST

Kharge urges strict action against culprits in murder of VIP chief's father

Condemning the brutal murder of Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) chief Mukesh Sahani's father, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday demanded strict action against the culprits at the earliest and justice for his INDIA bloc partner. Jitan Sahani, father of Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) chief Mukesh Sahani, was found murdered at his ancestral home in Bihar's Darbhanga district, police said on Tuesday. Jitan Sahani's body, with several stab injuries and cut marks on his chest and stomach, was found inside his room at his house in Biraul area this morning. In a post in Hindi on X, Kharge said, "The brutal murder of Shri Jitan Sahni, father of Shri Mukesh Sahni, founder of Vikassheel Insaan Party in Bihar and former state minister, is extremely sad and condemnable." "We express our deepest condolences to his family. May God give them the strength to bear this loss," Kharge said. "We demand that strict action be taken against the culprits at the earliest and that our INDIA bloc

Kharge urges strict action against culprits in murder of VIP chief's father
Updated On : 16 Jul 2024 | 5:14 PM IST

Cong slams govt on NRA, asks why agency did not conduct exam in 4 years

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday alleged that the BJP-RSS has taken up the task of "destroying the education system" and asked why has the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) not conducted a single exam in the last four years. Kharge's reaction came on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks in Mumbai on Saturday emphasising that creation of eight crore new jobs in the last three to four years has "silenced" those spreading fake narratives about unemployment. In a post in Hindi on X, Kharge said, "Narendra Modi ji, yesterday you were weaving a web of lies about providing jobs in Mumbai. I want to remind you again what you said while announcing NRA - National Recruitment Agency." "In August 2020 you said - 'NRA will prove to be a boon for crores of youths. Through the Common Eligibility Test, it will eliminate multiple examinations and save precious time as well as resources. This will also give a big boost to transparency'," he posted. "We have 3 questions - Why has the

Cong slams govt on NRA, asks why agency did not conduct exam in 4 years
Updated On : 14 Jul 2024 | 3:02 PM IST

Budget 2024: Kharge attacks PM Modi on 5 economic issues on inflation, jobs

Budget 2024: In a post on social media platform 'X', Kharge pointed out economic problems related to inflation, and problems faced by youth and farmers

Budget 2024: Kharge attacks PM Modi on 5 economic issues on inflation, jobs
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 8:04 PM IST

Modi govt's only mission is to make sure youth are jobless, alleges Kharge

The Modi government has only one mission and that is to "keep the youth jobless", Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge alleged on Tuesday in a scathing attack against the Centre on the issue of unemployment. The Modi government may be refuting independent economic reports like the one by Citigroup on unemployment but how will it deny government data, Kharge asked in a lengthy post on X citing various reports. "The truth is that Modi government is solely responsible for shattering the dreams of crores of youth in the last 10 years," he alleged. Kharge said the latest government data punctures the government's claims. According to NSSO's (National Sample Survey Office) Annual Survey of Unincorporated Sector Enterprises, in the manufacturing sector, 54 lakh jobs were lost in unincorporated units in the seven years between 2015 and 2023, he said. "In 2010-11, 10.8 crore employees were employed in unincorporated, non-agricultural enterprises across India, which has become 10.96 crore

Modi govt's only mission is to make sure youth are jobless, alleges Kharge
Updated On : 09 Jul 2024 | 2:24 PM IST

Take nation into confidence on border situation at LAC: Kharge to govt

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday reiterated his party's demand that the government must take the nation into confidence on the situation at the border with China. Kharge shared a media report on X which cited satellite images to claim that China's military is digging in for the long haul in the area around Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh, having constructed underground bunkers to store weapons and fuel and hardened shelters for armoured vehicles at a key base in the region. "How can China build a military base near Pangong Tso on land which was under Indian occupation until May 2020," Kharge said. While there was no immediate reaction from the BJP or the Centre on Kharge's post, the ruling party and government have in the past rejected all allegations on the issue by the Congress. India has asserted with China the importance of achieving "complete disengagement" from the remaining areas in eastern Ladakh for restoring peace and tranquillity. In his post, Kharge said,

Take nation into confidence on border situation at LAC: Kharge to govt
Updated On : 07 Jul 2024 | 9:21 PM IST

Cong demands NEET-UG be conducted again, all 'leak scams' investigated

The Congress demanded Saturday that the medical entrance exam NEET-UG be conducted again and all "paper leak scams" thoroughly investigated under the Supreme Court's supervision. Amid the growing clamour for the cancellation of the controversy-ridden NEET-UG 2024 over alleged malpractices, the Centre and the National Testing Agency told the apex court on Friday that scrapping it without any proof of large-scale breach of confidentiality would be counterproductive as it could "seriously jeopardise" lakhs of honest candidates. The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) for admissions to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH and other related courses, and the Union education ministry have been at the centre of media debates and protests by students and political parties over alleged large-scale malpractices ranging from question paper leaks to impersonation in the test held on May 5. In a post on 'X' in Hindi, Congress president ...

Cong demands NEET-UG be conducted again, all 'leak scams' investigated
Updated On : 06 Jul 2024 | 1:17 PM IST

Parliament session highlights: PM Modi condoles the Hathras incident in Parliament

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha news updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is delivering his reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address in the Lok Sabha

Parliament session highlights: PM Modi condoles the Hathras incident in Parliament
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 6:54 PM IST

NDA's third term marred with paper leaks, train accident, says Kharge

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday took potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that last 10 years of his rule was just a trailer and 'picture abhi baaki hai', saying the third term of NDA has seen exam paper leaks, terror attack in J&K, train accident, airport canopy collapse, bridges cave-ins and toll tax hike. Participating in the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in the Rajya Sabha, Leader of Opposition Kharge said the prime minister during the Lok Sabha election campaign stated many times that "pichle 10 saal toh bas trailer tha, abhi asli picture baaki hai" (last ten years was just a trailer, the real picture is yet to come). "How the PM's picture would be, we have been able to imagine in the last one month," Kharge quipped. Listing out many recent incidents, Kharge pointed out that there have been exam paper leaks, cancellation of many examinations, train accident, three terror attacks in Jammu & Kashmir, leakages in .

NDA's third term marred with paper leaks, train accident, says Kharge
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 2:36 PM IST

No vision, direction in President's address to Parliament: Kharge

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said there was no vision or direction in the President's address to Parliament and attacked the ruling party for only giving slogans and not doing development works. Participating in the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in the Rajya Sabha, Kharge said the President's speech has "ignored" the challenges faced by the country and has tried to hide the government's failure. He said there was no mention about the poor, Dalits and minorities in the President's address. Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said Opposition parties talk about the plight of common man, while Modiji does only 'Mann Ki Baat'. The Congress president also attacked the prime minister for not visiting Manipur, which has been burning from the last one year, and said he is an expert in only giving slogans. Accusing PM Modi of trying to divide society through his speeches during the polls, he said no prime minist

No vision, direction in President's address to Parliament: Kharge
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 1:24 PM IST

Criminal neglect behind shoddy infra: Cong on Delhi airport roof collapse

The Congress on Friday hit out at the Modi government over the Delhi airport roof collapse, saying "corruption" and "criminal negligence" is responsible for the shoddy infrastructure created in the last 10 years. One person died and six were injured after a portion of the roof of the Delhi airport's Terminal-1 collapsed on cars, including taxis, amid heavy rain early Friday, leading to suspension of flight departures. Civil Aviation Minister K Rammohan Naidu said he was monitoring the situation and the injured had been hospitalised. "Corruption and criminal negligence is responsible for the collapse of shoddy infrastructure falling like a deck of cards, in the past 10 years of Modi Government," Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said in a post on X. . "Delhi Airport (T1) roof collapse, Jabalpur airport roof collapse, Abysmal condition of Ayodhya's new roads, Ram Mandir leakage, cracks in Mumbai Trans Harbour Link road, 13 new bridges falling down in Bihar in 2023 & 2024, ...

Criminal neglect behind shoddy infra: Cong on Delhi airport roof collapse
Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 12:30 PM IST

Parliament news updates: Both Houses adjourned for the day

Parliament news updates: Catch all the latest new updates related to the Parliament here

Parliament news updates: Both Houses adjourned for the day
Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 5:42 PM IST

Kharge reappoints Sam Pitroda as chairman of Indian Overseas Congress

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday reappointed Sam Pitroda as chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress, days after he had resigned from the post following some controversial remarks in the middle of Lok Sabha elections which the BJP termed as "racist". "Congress president has reappointed Sam Pitroda as chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress with immediate effect," AICC general secretary K C Venugopal said in a statement. Pitroda, who is considered a close aide of Rahul Gandhi, resigned from the post on May 8, and his resignation was accepted by the Congress chief. Pitroda, who held the post of chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress, stoked a major controversy with his remarks during a podcast where he cited ethnic and racial identities like Chinese, Africans, Arabs and Whites to describe the physical appearance of Indians from different parts of the country. The veteran leader was an advisor to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and has been closely associated w

Kharge reappoints Sam Pitroda as chairman of Indian Overseas Congress
Updated On : 26 Jun 2024 | 9:43 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi to be Leader of Oppn in LS; decision after INDIA bloc meet

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will occupy the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and a letter about the decision has been sent to Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab. The decision on Rahul Gandhi's appointment as the Leader of Opposition was made after a meeting of the floor leaders of the INDIA bloc at Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge's residence. "Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson (Sonia Gandhi) wrote to Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab, informing him of the decision to appoint Rahul Gandhi as the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha," senior party leader KC Venugopal told reporters after the meeting. He said the decision on other appointments will be decided later. Rahul Gandhi has been an MP for five terms and currently represents the Rae Bareli constituency in the Lok Sabha. He took oath as an MP on Tuesday while holding a copy of the Constitution. The Congress, being the single largest opposition party, gets the post of opposition leader after a gap of 10

Rahul Gandhi to be Leader of Oppn in LS; decision after INDIA bloc meet
Updated On : 25 Jun 2024 | 9:56 PM IST

On its 49th anniversary, revisiting Emergency and its aftermath in India

The Congress and BJP have been engaged in a war of words over the Emergency period with the BJP claiming it as 'dark days' while the Congress accusing the Centre of diverting attention from issues

On its 49th anniversary, revisiting Emergency and its aftermath in India
Updated On : 25 Jun 2024 | 4:34 PM IST

Kharge hits back at PM; says 'undeclared emergency' enforced in last 10 yrs

The Congress on Tuesday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his comments on the Emergency, and accused him of enforcing an "undeclared emergency" in the last 10 years. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said the prime minister is raking up the past only to hide his failures. He also said that PM Modi talks of consensus and cooperation but does just the opposite. "Narendra Modi ji, the country is looking forward to the future but you keep scratching the past to hide your failures. In the last 10 years, you made 140 crore Indians realise what 'undeclared emergency' is, which caused a deep trauma to democracy and the Constitution," Kharge said in a post in Hindi on X. "Breaking parties, toppling elected governments through the backdoor, misuse of agencies like ED, CBI, IT against 95 percent of opposition leaders, putting chief ministers in jail, and using the official machinery before elections and disturbing the level playing field, is this not undeclared emergency," he ..

Kharge hits back at PM; says 'undeclared emergency' enforced in last 10 yrs
Updated On : 25 Jun 2024 | 4:07 PM IST

Will support NDA Speaker if Deputy Speaker post goes to INDIA: Rahul Gandhi

After the controversy around pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab's selection, it is anticipated that the Speaker will be a BJP nominee, with incumbent Om Birla being the frontrunner

Will support NDA Speaker if Deputy Speaker post goes to INDIA: Rahul Gandhi
Updated On : 25 Jun 2024 | 12:24 PM IST

Lok Sabha session highlights: BJP chief Nadda named Leader of House in Rajya Sabha

Parliament session updates: PM Modi was the first one to take oath as the Leader of the House. This is PM Modi's third term as a member of the Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha session highlights: BJP chief  Nadda named Leader of House in Rajya Sabha
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 7:25 PM IST

INDIA bloc's show of unity in Parliament, raise call to save Constitution

INDIA bloc MPs gathered in the Parliament complex on Monday in a show of strength on the first day of the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha, holding copies of the Constitution and raising slogans on "saving democracy". Opposition leaders, including Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Rahul Gandhi, Trinamool Congress' Sudip Bandyopadhyay, DMK's TR Baalu, among others assembled at the spot where the Gandhi statue once stood in the Parliament complex. Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi also joined the MPs. Holding copies of the Constitution in their hands, they raised slogans such as "long live Constitution", "we will save Constitution", "save our democracy". Rahul Gandhi said they would not allow the Constitution to be "attacked" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. "This attack is not acceptable to us and that is why we held the Constitution and took oath," he said. "Our message is reaching the public and no power can touch the Constit

INDIA bloc's show of unity in Parliament, raise call to save Constitution
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 1:14 PM IST

Buck stops at top echelons of PM Modi govt in NEET 'scam', says Cong

The Congress on Sunday hit out at the Modi government over the bureaucratic reshuffle in the National Testing Agency after alleged irregularities in NEET-UG, saying the buck stops at the doorstep of the top echelons of the regime. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge alleged that the National Testing Agency (NTA) was projected to be an autonomous body, but in reality was made to serve the "devious interests" of the BJP/RSS. "In the NEET Scam, the buck stops at the doorstep of the top echelons of the Modi Government. Shuffling the bureaucrats is no solution to the endemic problem in the Education system rotted by the BJP," he said in a post on X. For students to get justice, Modi government must be held accountable, he said. The Centre on Saturday had shunted out NTA's Director General Subodh Singh and handed over the probe into the irregularities in medical entrance exam NEET-UG to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Education Ministry has also set up a seven-member pa

Buck stops at top echelons of PM Modi govt in NEET 'scam', says Cong
Updated On : 23 Jun 2024 | 1:49 PM IST