BJP govt's decisions have hit 25 crore households, widened divide between rich and the poor: Congress
While the number of billionaires in India increased from 100 to 142 in these years, the income of those in the lower strata has been decreasing day by day, Manish Tewari said.
A major political row broke out on Thursday over the 'rashtrapatni' remark by the Congress leader in the Lok Sabha with the BJP launching an all-out offensive against the opposition party.
He, however, said it is the responsibility of the government to run the House, and putting the blame for frequent adjournments on the Congress is both 'unfortunate and opportunistic'.
The remark comes days after Tewari took a divergent view than the party's line on the Agnipath scheme issue.
Congress MP Manish Tewari refuses to sign Opposition letter seeking 'Agnipath' rethink in Defence panel meet
Sources said Tewari, who has publicly lauded the Agnipath scheme and termed it as a much-needed reform in the armed forces, has taken a stand contrary to that taken by his party.
The grand old party has decided that a communication advisory will be issued to senior leaders to inform the party line on critical issues.
The remarks are at variance with his party, which has criticised the government over the scheme and has demanded that it should be kept in abeyance.
Rajya Sabha has failed to fulfil its principal objective of championing states' rights: Manish Tewari
The Rajya Sabha nominations are currently on to fill up 57 vacancies in 15 states and the election will be held on June 10.
Former Union Information and Broadcasting Minister and current Lok Sabha Member Manish Tewari said that data protection regimes in India are non-existent.
Ukraine evacuation: Making students chant slogans favouring government self-defeating spectacle, says Manish Tewari
India has a long history of conducting such evacuations and it has conducted 23 such evacuations since 1962-63, including from Burma, Kuwait, Lebanon and Libya, Tewari said.
The Lok Sabha member from Anandpur Sahib said the incident makes a strong case for an institutionalised dialogue with Pakistan on nuclear issues.
The issue was first raised by Congress MP Manish Tewari who said the 10 seats quota for the MPs is inadequate as they receive a lot of requests for recommendations for central schools seats.
'Adopt model of collective, inclusive leadership': G-23 to Congress top brass as Sonia suggests changes
The G-23 statement also demanded that the party leadership initiate talks with like-minded forces to build a credible alternative ahead of the next Lok Sabha polls in 2024.
Mann was sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab at a simple ceremony at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
The G23 leaders, considered dissidents by those close to Rahul Gandhi, met on Friday at the residence of former Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in New Delhi.
Tewari noted that ever since NEET was introduced, private medical college fees had gone up by 600 per cent in 2020
Parliament dumbed down to MPs discussing local issues instead of national security matters: Congress MP
Manish Tewari said Parliament has been dumbed down to people articulating constituency-level issues that are in the domain of municipal bodies and state legislatures.
He also questioned where were Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, state Congress chief Navjot Sidhu, former state unit chief Sunil Jakhar and AICC incharge Punjab affairs Harish Chaudhary.
Manish Tewari criticised the move of the government where ministers are receiving students at airports who have been evacuated from the war zone of Ukraine.
Rich insights into 10 developments—from nuclear tests to reorganisation of Jammu & Kashmir—that shaped the nation