It is truly pathetic that several TV channels did debates today on Assam CM’s obnoxious & totally unacceptable comments on Rahul Gandhi’s beard: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, Gen Sec., Congress:

It is truly pathetic that several TV channels did debates today on Assam CM’s obnoxious & totally unacceptable comments on Rahul Gandhi’s beard.

This trivialises the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

These channels must do some serious self-introspection on what they have reduced themselves to.

Bharat Yatris & National Seva Dal team walking in Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir have been organised into 14 groups…: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, Gen Sec., Congress:

Bharat Yatris & National Seva Dal team walking in Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir have been organised into 14 groups.

Each group has a rotating captain, with every Yatri getting a chance to become captain.

They also interact with Rahul Gandhi in groups

14 groups are:
Ambedkar
Bhagat Singh
Chandrashekar Azad
Gandhi
Hardikar
Maulana Azad
Nehru
Periyar
Priyadarshini
Rajguru
Rajiv
Sardar Patel
Subhash

Shastri Group already met with Rahul Gandhi a fortnight ago

Today was the turn of the Bhagat Singh group… the video of the interaction will be shared soon!

Met young Sudarshan Nayaka, a tribal boy with dreams of becoming an IAS officer… : Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, Gen Sec., Congress:

Day 36 of Bharat Jodo Yatra has reached morning halt at Konasagara after walking 12kms.

Met son of the local organiser Reshma Suresh, young Sudarshan Nayaka, a tribal boy with dreams of becoming an IAS officer.

He’s a student of Navodaya Vidyalaya, a hugely empowering institution.

Rajiv Gandhi’s term as Prime Minister will be remembered for numerous landmark and far-reaching achievements… : Jairam Ramesh

INC India :

Statement Issued by Sh. Jairam Ramesh, MP and General Secretary
In-Charge, Communications, AICC

20 August, 2022

Today is the 78 birth anniversary of Shri Rajiv Gandhi.

His single term as Prime Minister will be remembered for numerous
landmark and far-reaching achievements of which six stand out for his
personal drive, commitment and leadership.

First, he deepened the foundations of the IT revolution that has
transformed India. He ushered the country into the computer, telecom
and software development era. He launched technology missions for
addressing societal challenges that have, for example, made India a
world-leader in vaccine production and made the country polio-free.

Second, he led the way personally in ensuring that Panchayats and
Nagarpalikas were accorded Constitutional status with one-third
reservation for women and emerged as effective institutions of self-
government. The fact that there are now 14 lakh women elected to such
institutions is a tribute to his determination.

Third, he crafted accords that brought peace and development back to
troubled regions of the country like Assam, Punjab, Mizoram and
Darjeeling.

Fourth, he ensured that 18-year olds have the right to vote, opened a
new future to youth by establishing the network of Navodaya
Vidyalayas in all districts and had Swami Vivekananda’s birthday
declared as National Youth Day.

Fifth, he launched the Project Clean Ganga and the national wasteland
development programme and was responsible for a comprehensive law
to protect the environment. Simultaneously, the process of liberalization
was initiated which paved the way for the 1991 economic reforms that
were anchored in the Congress manifesto that bore his imprint.

Sixth, he took significant initiatives to resolve our long-standing issues
with China & Pakistan and submitted to the UN an action plan for
universal and complete nuclear disarmament

The Indian National Congress salutes this brave son of India and
rededicates itself to the ideals he stood for, the principles he upheld, the
values he cherished and the causes he championed.

There are no provisions in the Electricity (Amendment) Bill which will affect the subsidies being granted to any category: RK Singh

RK Singh – Union Minister:

The Bill is not contentious at all.

There are no provisions in the Bill which will affect the subsidies being granted to any category.

There is no provision in the Bill which affect farmers.

It appears you have not read the Bill.

We consulted all the states – in writing and also in meetings with them.

In order to further the consultation process, before I introduce the Bill I had written to the Speaker giving notice of my intention to move that the Bill be sent to the Standing Committee for examination during the process.

So it was our instance that the Bill was sent to the Standing Committee.

Jairam Ramesh – MP, Gen. Sec., Congress

Opposition protested the very introduction of the highly contentious Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 that has been objected to by many states and farmers.

At least the Bill has found its way to the Standing Committee concerned.

Hopefully it will follow a consultative process.

After 5 years of cooperation and operation, the time has come for separation… : Jairam Ramesh

After 5 years of cooperation and operation, the time has come for separation.

My farewell address to the outgoing Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu – garu

Jairam Ramesh – MP, general Secretary, Congress

To me a unicorn will always be… : Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, General Secretary, Congress:

Today a unicorn is a startup with a valuation of over $1 billion.

But to me a unicorn will always be The Great One-horned Rhinoceros that gives Kaziranga its distinctive identity.

Divyabhanu’s new book is a masterpiece like his earlier ones on the lion and the cheetah.

I have known Jagdeep Dhankhar for many years… I hope he will display the sagacity & objectivity of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and the wit & humour of Venkaiah Naidu: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, General Secretary, Congress:

I have known Jagdeep Dhankhar for many years, and last year he presided over an online function on my book on the Buddha.

I hope he will display the sagacity and objectivity of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and the wit and humour of Venkaiah Naidu, his partymen who became VP.

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!

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!

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!

Statement by Shri Jairam Ramesh: Congress

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

CONGRESS

Today Rajya Sabha ran for some 90 mins after 4 pm… : Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, General Secretary, Congress:

Today Rajya Sabha ran for some 90 mins after 4 pm but there was absolute chaos with Modi Govt simply not agreeing to combined Opposition (TMC & AAP included) demand for an URGENT debate on price rise & GST.

Bogus assurances of debate at some unspecified later date WILL NOT do!

Today, 53 years ago, banks were nationalised. It was a transformational change: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, General Secretary, Congress:

Today, 53 years ago, banks were nationalised. It was a transformational change.

Now, Modi Sarkar is on a privatisation spree.

Public sector banks must be equipped to face competition, but selling them off to a chosen few will be disastrous!

Congress will oppose the Bank Sale Bill

At 00:30 hrs this day, 50 years ago, the landmark Simla Agreement was signed: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, Former Union Minister:

At 00:30 hrs this day, 50 years ago, the landmark Simla Agreement was signed.

Indira Gandhi’s most bitter rival JP hailed it, and her critic Rajaji called it ‘The Pact of Good Hope’.

I have discussed the negotiations and criticisms in my biography of PN Haksar— Intertwined Lives.

Manish Tewari, Congress MP, has written an article on Agnipath… it must be said his views are entirely his own & not of the party: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh – MP, Former Union Minister:

Manish Tewari, Congress MP, has written an article on Agnipath.

While Congress is the only democratic party, it must be said his views are entirely his own & not of the party, which firmly believes Agnipath is anti-national security & anti-youth, bulldozed through without discussion.