Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: G-23

Felt confined but Congress has more room for dissent than BJP, says Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal, senior advocate, MP and former union minister, speaks to ThePrint about his decision to quit Congress, his ideology, and what the future holds for him.  

Skipped Chintan Shivir, then quit: Story behind Kapil Sibal’s exit from ‘cuckoo land’ Congress

The former Union minister who skipped the Chintan Shivir quit Congress on 16 May. One of the 'G-23' leaders, Kapil Sibal's been calling out the Congress leadership since 2020.

Poll defeats, G-23 pressure — Why Sonia Gandhi is taking centrestage in Congress once again

Facing calls to step down or reform, Sonia has taken a more visible role within the party & in Parliament, leading opposition’s charge against issues like fuel price hikes.

Congress defeat, angst, rebellion is all a re-run. ‘No hope for this party’ is the new buzz

Congress leaders say the loss in five state elections takes away the party's leeway to go back to what it once was. For others, rebellion by G-23 is just a hoopla.

Dilemma for Congress’ G-22 – Stay for tomatoes or switch to TMC where Mamata brooks no dissent

G-22 members must feel stuck. The Gandhis won’t let them survive and the members' loyalty and core ideological beliefs won’t let them quit. That's where Mamata Banerjee comes in.

CWC to meet ‘very soon’, Randeep Surjewala says after Congress’ G-23 leaders raise demand

Senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal Wednesday demanded a meeting to discuss internal party issues such as a spate of defections from Congress and turmoil in Punjab.

Kapil Sibal says time CWC meets, Punjab, president polls, quitting leaders must be discussed

Kapil Sibal, part of G-23 that raised issues with Congress leadership last year, says group wants CWC meeting soon, claims Punjab crisis has become 'advantage Pakistan'.

Why Congress must lose the assembly polls to stay united

Indira Gandhi had twice split the Congress to take on heavyweights. Sonia Gandhi knows Rahul or Priyanka can’t do that, yet.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.