Vasundhara Raje

Congress alleges ‘biggest’ mines scam in Rajasthan

Congress on Friday alleged a scam of Rs 45,000 crore in the allocation of mines in Rajasthan and demanded the immediate resignation of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje along with a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the matter. Months after the party led a clamour for her sacking over the Lalit Modi row, Congress held Raje “guilty” for the allocation of as many as 653 mines in alleged contravention of Centre’s

On corruption, Narendra Modi fails to mention Lalitgate, Vyapam in Independence Day speech

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked various scams like 2G and coal in his Independence Day speech, he evaded any mention of Lalitgate and Vyapam, in which a number of senior BJP leaders, including External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, are implicated. Despite saying corruption has become a part of the Indian system, “eating it away like a termite”, a determined Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday failed to mention the

Congress protests in Lok Sabha, Speaker says murder of democracy

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed protests and sloganeering from the Congress during the pre-lunch session over its demand for the resignation of three BJP leaders. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called it “murder of democracy”. The Speaker also asked Lok Sabha TV to show the protests so that people can see the scenes for themselves. Soon after the house met in the morning, members of the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the

Help Poor Women, Not Millionaire's Wife: Congress to Sushma Swaraj

It was an emotionally-charged defense that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj presented today about her role in helping former cricket boss Lalit Modi get travel papers in the UK last year. “His wife of many years is being treated for cancer… she said she needed the support of her husband… she is an Indian citizen who has not broken any laws,” said Mrs Swaraj. “What would you have done?” she asked

Sushma Swaraj speaks on Lalit Modi row uninterrupted as Opp continues boycott

Making her first statement on the Lalit Modi row in the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that she had made repeated attempts in both Houses to resolve the deadlock over the former IPL commissioner’s travel documents in the United Kingdom. The Opposition, led by the Congress, has been adamant on Sushma Swaraj’s resignation along with that of Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi row.

LS Speaker suspends 25 Congress MPs for five days

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended 25 Congress MPs for five days for disrupting smooth functioning of the house. Earlier, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after heated exchanges on procedures regarding Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s remarks in the House. Swaraj today rose to speak in the Rajya Sabha braving growing protests by the Opposition over allegations that she helped former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi

Sushma Swaraj's Lalitgate defence in Parliament without notice: Opposition

The opposition on Monday objected to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement in Parliament, saying it was made without notice and hence illegal, and urged Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari not to take it on record. In her statement during the Zero Hour, Sushma had made the statement saying she had not made any request to the British government for the issue of travel documents to controversial former Indian Premier League

Sushma Swaraj breaks silence in Parliament with a denial

Making her first statement in Parliament in the Lalit Modi controversy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday denied asking the British government to issue a travel document to the tainted cricket czar Lalit Modi to allow him and his wife to travel to Portugal for medical reasons. “I did not request the British government for any travel documents for Lalit Modi. The allegations leveled against me are baseless,” Sushma

Snubbed Shashi Tharoor consulted by Rahul Gandhi in LS as he leads protest

Congress MP Shashi Tharor, who recently faced Sonia Gandhi’s ire, was today seen in Lok Sabha engrossed in an animated discussion with Rahul Gandhi who was playing an active role in guiding his party’s protesting members in the House which saw some business despite the din. The Congress Vice President was seen gesturing to Tharoor and discussing something with him while several Congress members were in the Well shouting slogans

Arvind Kejriwal apologises for derogatory remark on police

Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal has apologized for using a Hindi derogatory word while referring to policemen. However, he clarified that he used the word for “corrupt” officials and was apologizing only to honest officers. “Okay, let`s take the word back. When people come to me and say policemen harass them for money, it pains me,” Kejriwal said in an interview to a news channel. “Action will have to be

Sau Khoon Maaf, Says Mulayam Singh on Why He Won't Attack Sushma Swaraj

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, attacked over her help to tainted cricket tycoon Lalit Modi, has the sympathy of at least one group in the opposition – the Samajwadi Party. Its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today said that for a woman, “sau khoon maaf (100 murders would be forgiven).” The comments came on a day raucous protests by the opposition forced both houses of Parliament to adjourn hours before schedule. Mulayam

'You Always Do This': Sonia Gandhi Scolds Shahshi Tharoor for Comments Gone Public

Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor has earned a strong reprimand from an angry party president Sonia Gandhi after his comments at a party meeting went public. Mr Tharoor had reportedly said yesterday he was not in favour of disrupting Parliament over the party’s demand for the resignation of three top BJP leaders. “You always do this, it’s become a habit with you,” an angry Sonia Gandhi said to Mr Tharoor at