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Come clear on privatisation of steel plants, Congress urges Kumaraswamy

Jairam Ramesh | Photo Credit: ANI The Congress on June 11 posed a series of questions to the new Steel Minister, H.D. Kumaraswamy, on the issue of disinvestment and privatisation of steel plants, including the ones at Visakhapatnam and Salem. In a statement, Congress general secretary (communications) Jairam Ramesh said Mr. Kumaraswamy is the new Steel Minister in a “rusted” government, and posed a set of five questions relating to steel plants in Visakhapatnam, Salem, Nagarnar, Bhadrawati and Durgapur.‘Deliberate govt. negligence’Mr. Ramesh said the previous Modi government had proposed the sale of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), commonly known as the Vizag Steel Plant, to the “Prime Minister’s friends”.The Congress leader said that more than one lakh people rely on it for their...
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‘Breath-taking hypocrisy’: Congress attacks PM Modi for paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi ahead of swearing-in ceremony | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi before swearing-in ceremony and called it 'breath-taking hypocrisy'.Taking to X, Jairam ramesh said, "Aap track record dekhiye--His ideological brotherhood created such a toxic environment of hostility and hatred that it resulted in the cold-blooded murder of the Mahatma on January 30th, 1948.""He never pulls up his colleagues who make Nathuram Godse into some sort of hero, he displaces Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament House--not once but twice," he said.The Congress leader also accused PM Modi of falsely claiming that Mahatma Gandhi was not known to the world before the Attenborough film of 1982 on him."He falsely claims that bef...
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‘Tamil voters rejected pretensions’: Congress takes dig at PM-designate Modi over Sengol | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Harking back to the Sengol controversy that erupted last year ahead of the Parliament building inauguration, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday hit out at the PM-designate Narendra Modi, claiming that "Modi's pretensions" got rejected by the Tamil electorate in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections."Remember May 28th, 2023? It was the day that Narendra Modi walked into the new Parliament building with the Sengol for which a August 15th 1947 history was fabricated- to not only justify Modi's pretensions of being Samrat but also to appeal to the Tamil electorate.That day itself, I had exposed Modi's fakery using archival material," Jairam Ramesh said."We now know the outcome of that drama. The Sengol remains a respected symbol of Tamil history but the Tamil electorate and in...
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Will INDIA bloc attend PM’s swearing-in event? Congress leader Jairam Ramesh replies | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Congress party on Saturday said that the INDIA bloc will collectively take a call on attending the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minter Narendra Modi and his council of ministers which is scheduled for Sunday evening.After a key meeting of extended Congress Working Committee, party's general secretary K C Venugopal said, "The INDIA bloc will collectively take the decision on attending the ceremony."Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh took a sharp jibe at PM Modi and the Bhartiya Janata Party and added that only international leaders have been invited for the swearing-in-ceremony and the opposition leaders are yet to receive invitations."Only international leaders have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony. Our leaders have not received the invitation yet. ...