The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday demanded the “immediate” resignation of the Manmohan Singh government in the wake of the revelations in leaked US diplomatic cables that payoffs had been made to MPs to ensure majority in confidence vote in 2008.
The issue was raised in both houses of parliament. The furore over the issue saw both houses being adjourned till 12 noon.
“It is conclusively clear that this government survived on… Continue reading Wikileaks disclosures: BJP demands UPA government’s resignation
Information Technology and Communication Minister A. Raja on Friday ruled out his resignation over the 2G spectrum issue, saying he will prove that everything that he has done has been according to the law. “The question does not arise at all. We will prove that everything has been done according to the law,” Raja told [...] Continue reading Raja rules out resignation over 2G spectrum issue
With the resignation of Shashi Tharoor as minister of state for external affairs, India’s Africa policy has lost an ardent advocate who was an eloquent supporter of the country’s renewed engagement with the 54-nation African continent.
Tharoor, a former United Nations diplomat, stepped down Sunday night ending a weeklong political drama surrounding a controversial financial deal [...] Continue reading With Tharoor’s resignation, Africa loses an ardent friend
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday called for Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor’s resignation and said he must step down till his name is cleared of any impropriety in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Kochi team.
While also asking the government to probe the source of funds flowing into the IPL tournament, [...] Continue reading CPI-M calls for Tharoor’s resignation