According to National Crime Records Bureau data, 76% of all prisoners are under trials: P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:

According to NCRB data, 76% of all prisoners are under trials

Of the under trials, 27% are illiterate, 41% had dropped out before Class X

What does this mean? That most under trial prisoners are poor and most likely from among the oppressed classes

The legal system is so distorted that only the poor languish in jail without a trial and without bail

In J&K, the proportion of under trials is 91%. I am certain most of them are in prison on charges — yet unproved — of instigating or indulging in violence

Let’s see if the latest SC order will bring relief to these poor, hapless prisoners

After this exchange with Shri Nitin Gadkari on March 22nd, I got myself a Tata Nexon EV: Jairam Ramesh

After this exchange with Shri Nitin Gadkari on March 22nd, I got myself a Tata Nexon EV.

I firmly believe India should put an end to manufacturing of all types of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035 at the very least, and massively bring down the cost of EVs.

Jairam Ramesh – MP, General Secretary , COngress:

Clearly the protests have hit home! : Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, General Secretary, Congress:

Home Minister has made a desperate attempt to divert, distract, polarise and give a malicious twist to today’s democratic protests of Congress against price rise, unemployment & GST.

It’s only a sick mind which can produce such bogus arguments.

Clearly the protests have hit home!

Despite protesting peacefully, with no hint of violence or misbehaviour, Congress MPs have been detained at Vijay Chowk: Shashi Tharoor

Tumultuous scenes in & outside Parliament as ⁦Congress MPs, dressed in black, protest price rise, GST, gas prices & unemployment

Despite protesting peacefully, with no hint of violence or misbehaviour, Congress MPs have been detained at Vijay Chowk & are being carted off to a police station.

This is unnecessary & undemocratic

Shashi Tharoor – MP, CONGRESS leader

Mallikarjun Kharge was supposed to be hosting a dinner for common Opposition candidate for Vice President Smt. Margaret Alva at 7:30 pm today… : Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, General Secretary, Congress:

Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, was summoned by the ED when Parliament is in session.

He, of course, left around 12:20pm and presented himself.

This is Modishahi reaching new lows.

Mallikarjun Kharge was supposed to be hosting a dinner for common Opposition candidate for Vice President Smt. Margaret Alva at 7:30 pm today.

And he is still with ED.

This is height of political vendetta by Modi Sarkar!

We are seeing an open-ended investigation for events happened 10 years ago… : Abhishek Singhvi

Abhishek Singhvi – MP, Congress leader:

All law has been thrown to the wind. All sense of decency, democratic values, all sense of balance, and this is reprehensible – we cannot find stronger words to condemn it.

You can try and suppress as much as you like. You’ll receive resilience and a reaction which is completely democratic, which is for the world to see. We’ll continue to expose you.

We believe that these are the actions of a frustrated political regime. we believe that these are the actions of the fact that the opponents, that us, don’t break or bent.

On the contrary, you are underlining your acts and omissions by these diversionary tactics for the whole world to see but we will never relent, whatever the cost. We will never abdicate our responsibility as a responsible opposition.

You’re treating this institution, this party, these leaders as terrorists. It is the worst form of petty politics to divert and then on the contrary you blame us.

As we have said earlier, our voices will not be silenced by these cheap tactics.

Today, you have created a seize mentality – a climate of fear. The entire country watches as investigating agencies are deployed mindlessly against the leadership of India’s oldest political party.

We are seeing an open-ended investigation for events happened 10 years ago, with a seize mentality in the heart of the capital of the world’s largest democracy.

Can we believe it?

India – the proud largest democracy in the world has a seize mentality.

I was astonished to see that people cannot come and go, there are platoons everywhere and for what?

The only sole object of this exercise is Humiliation, Insult, and Intimidation at one level and Diversion, Digression, and Sensationalism at the other.

After 50 hrs of questioning of Rahul Gandhi, after days of questioning the Congress President, more than 200 questions were put together. If the most ingenious and imaginative minds were to ask questions. There can’t be more than 10-12 questions.

Delhi police has surrounded our HQs, and homes of INC President & ex-President: Jairam Ramesh

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Jairam Ramesh – MP, General Secretary, Congress:

Congress is under siege.

Delhi police has surrounded our HQs, and homes of INC President & ex-President.

This is the worst form of vendetta politics.

We will not submit!

We will not be silenced!

We will continue to raise our voice against injustices and failures of Modi Sarkar!

It is an absolute honour to visit Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra Vidyapeetha and receive the ‘Ishtalinga Deekshe’ : Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi – Former Congress President:

It is an absolute honour to visit Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra Vidyapeetha and receive the ‘Ishtalinga Deekshe’ from Dr. Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru.

The teachings of Guru Basavanna are eternal and I am humbled to learn more about it from the Sharanaru of the Math.

The raids on Herald House are a part of the continued attack against India’s principal opposition—Indian National Congress: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh India News

Jairam Ramesh – General Secretary, Congress:

The raids on Herald House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg are a part of the continued attack against India’s principal opposition—Indian National Congress.

We strongly condemn this vendetta politics against those who speak up against the Modi Govt.

You cannot silence us!

With Dr Raghuram Rajan & former Test off-spinner Rajesh Chauhan… : Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor – MP, Congress leader:

With Dr Raghuram Rajan & former Test off-spinner Rajesh Chauhan;

AIPC colleagues with MP Dr Md Jawaid⁩ & Dr Rajan;

MPs Uttam Kumar Reddy & ⁦Gurjit Singh with AIPC Telangana⁩ Secretary, Padmavathi Reddy;

AIPC East Zone Coordinator Szarita Laitphlang

Principal Govt Medical College Amritsar Dr. Rajiv Devgan and now VC Baba Farid Univeristy Dr. Raj Bahadur have resigned: Raja Brar

Raja Brar – President, Punjab Congress:

The theatrics of AAP Health Minister has heavily cost Punjab.

Principal Govt Medical College Amritsar Dr. Rajiv Devgan and now VC Baba Farid Univeristy Dr. Raj Bahadur have resigned.

These are the very people who saved Punjab during Covid, even when Delhi model had failed. Disheartening!

Images of the week gone by in Delhi… : Shashi Tharoor

Images of the week gone by in Delhi: reading poetry, entering Parliament, the Mango Festival at the National Media Centre, Opposition MPs protest

Shashi Tharoor – MP, COngress leader

I have known Sonia Gandhi ji years before she entered politics… : Milind Deora

Milind Deora – Former Union Minister:

  • I have known Sonia Gandhi ji years before she entered politics.

  • I have never seen her being rude or impolite, even when provoked.

  • This is not the first time that she has been targeted personally & of late, unjustly, both inside & outside Parliament.

  • She has & will always endure

The poorest families among the beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme order only 1 or 2 or 3 refills per year: P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:

The measure of success of the Ujjwala scheme can be measured only by the number of refills ordered by the beneficiary

Data shows that nearly 25% of beneficiaries order only 1 or 2 or 3 refills per year

In the remaining months they do not use LPG cylinders but use non-clean fuel

These are the poorest families among the beneficiaries

This proves conclusively that the exorbitant price of the subsidised cylinder (Rs 853) is the spoiler

Statement by Shri Jairam Ramesh: Congress

Statement by Shri Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament and General Secretary in charge of Media and Communications

CONGRESS

The BJP asks why is the Congress protesting on the streets. We have a right to protest when our leader is being harassed: P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:

The BJP asks why is the Congress protesting on the streets

Mrs Sonia Gandhi is appearing before the ED. She is not protesting

It is the Congress party that is protesting.

We have a right to protest when our leader is being harassed

When Modi was questioned, the BJP put up posters all over Gujarat and protested

We have the right to also demand how did the ED cases against a number of political leaders (who subsequently joined the BJP) suddenly vanish in thin air?

We have converted the police detention centre at Kingsway Camp Delhi into a brainstorming session of Congress Parliamentary Party: KC Venugopal

We have converted the police detention centre at Kingsway Camp Delhi into a brainstorming session of Congress Parliamentary Party on issues of price rise, Agnipath, GST on food items, national security, the falling rupee & other issues concerning the people of India.

KC Venugopal – General Secretary, congress