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Abhishek Singhvi


Abhishek Manu Singhvi is a politician of the Indian National Congress party. He is a Member of the Parliament of India representing Rajasthan in the Rajya Sabha. He is the official spokesperson of the Congress party.

Abhishek Singhvi was was formerly the spokesperson of the Congress party. He quit as the Chairperson of Parliament Standing Committee on Law and Justice on April 23, 2012 for his alleged involvement in a sex scandal.

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Singhvi CD row: Right step to quit, says Congress
The Congress Party on Monday said Abhishek Manu Singhvi took the right decision to resign as party spokesman and Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice but refrained from commenting on whether he was directed to do so.

BJP demands Singhvi to explain his resignation in parliament
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday demanded Congress lawmaker Abhishek Manu Singhvi to explain to the parliament the reason behind his resignation as chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice.

CD Row: Lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi resigns from all official positions
Eminent lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday resigned from all official and Congress Party positions, including as chairman of the Parliament's Standing Committee on Law and Justice and as Congress Party spokesman.

Centre vigilant over militancy sprouting from foreign soil, says Congress
Congress Party on Wednesday said the Central Government is vigilant over all militancy related developments from foreign soil.

Congress slams Gujarat CM Modi for issuing mass transfer order
Slamming Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for issuing mass transfer orders of 68 administrative officials in the state including Indian Police Service (IPS) personnel, the Congress party has said that the event is an example of panic on the former's part.

Singhvi calls for need to establish global treaty to combat Somali piracy
Reacting to report of hijacking of 17 Indian citizens by Somali pirates, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has called for the need to establish a global treaty to combat such crimes on high seas.

Congress slams BJP over corruption
Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its inability to curb corruption, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has ridiculed the opposition party for the numerous instances of corruption during its rule, and said it should not be harping over what the UPA Government was doing or not doing.

BJP is trying to fish in troubled waters: Congress
The Congress Party on Monday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for mocking the UPA Government over the allies issue, saying the former is only trying to fish in troubled waters.

Congress takes potshots at BJP for charging it of breaking EC rules
Congress Party on Wednesday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for charging it of violating the Model Code of Conduct, and said that the opposition is doing it for ulterior political motives.

'All parties in favour of strong anti-terror measures must back NCTC': Congress
Amid stiff opposition to the Centre's creation of an anti-terror body, the ruling Congress Party on Wednesday said there is no intention to trespass or trench upon state powers, and added that all parties in favour of strong anti-terror measures must support the formation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Beni Prasad Verma tells EC minority quota remark was part of Congress manifesto
Union Steel Minister and senior Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday told the Election Commission that the minority quota remark was part of the party's poll manifesto for Uttar Pradesh.

Congress party condemns killing of journalist in Madhya Pradesh
The Congress party on Monday condemned the killing of journalist Chandrika Rai and his entire family.

Rahul Gandhi's Kanpur roadshow was planned in advance, EC was notified: Singhvi
The Congress party on Monday claimed that general secretary Rahul Gandhi's roadshow in Kanpur was planned well in advance, and added that the Uttar Pradesh Election Commission office had been duly notified about the event.

No new law has been introduced to set up NCTC: Congress
The Congress party on Monday said that new law had been made to facilitate the establishment of the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Verma did not violate any model code of conduct: Congress
Rejecting the Election Commission's charge that Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma had violated the law and the Model Code of Conduct through his minority sub-quota statement, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi today said Verma is a very veteran politician and whatever he has said is on record.

Constructive criticism of TMC will continue: Congress leader Singhvi
Congress party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday bluntly sent out a message to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress Government in West Bengal that his party is duty bound to give constructive criticism over the functioning of the state administration.

Congress condemns BJP for sensationalizing Supreme Court 2G verdict
Congress has condemned the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) attempt to politicize and sensationalize the Supreme Court verdict in the 2G scam case.

SC issues notice to Uttar Pradesh Govt. on plea against its Cabinet Secretary's appointment
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Government on a plea for transfer of a petition questioning the validity of Shashank Shekhar Singh's appointment as the state's cabinet secretary to itself from the Allahabad High Court.

Gujarat Congress sarcastically praises Modi in advertisement
In a possibly embarrassing gaffe, the opposition Congress party in Gujarat has praised Chief Minister Narendra Modi in an advertisement in this election year.

'Priyanka has every right to campaign for Rahul', says Singhvi
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday said Priyanka Gandhi had every right to campaign for her brother Rahul Gandhi in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

Congress rebuts charges, accuses BJP of suffering from political amnesia
Criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for opposing the constitutional status to the Lokpal, the ruling Congress Party on Thursday accused the former of suffering from political amnesia, and said the Parliament has the right to make law of India.

Hazare aide says Government is not serious on curbing graft
Social activist Anna Hazare's aide Kumar Vishwas has slammed the Central Government for preparing a weak draft of Lokpal Bill saying it proved the non- seriousness of government in bringing a strong anti-graft law.

Congress party hoodwinked nation, says BJP leader Anant Kumar
Supporting veteran social activist Anna Hazare, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anant Kumar has said the ruling Congress party has hoodwinked the nation by trying to legislate a weak Lokpal Bill.

Lokpal row: Rajeev Shukla rubbishes Team Anna's allegations on Rahul, Sonia
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla on Sunday rubbished all allegations levelled against Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi of influencing the Parliamentary Standing Committee examining the Lokpal Bill, and said that the charges levelled against the two leaders of the ruling party were totally baseless and devoid of any logic.

Lokpal report influenced by Rahul Gandhi, alleges Kejriwal
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's key aide Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged that Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi influenced the Parliamentary Standing Committee, which examined the Lokpal Bill and submitted a report on it in the Parliament.

Lokpal report tabled in Parliament
Amid the mounting pressure by veteran social activist Anna Hazare for the passage of a strong and effective Lokpal Bill, the much-awaited report on the anti-graft bill was tabled in the Parliament on Friday.

Lokpal report to be tabled in Parliament today
The Parliamentary Standing Committee will table the Lok Bill report in Parliament on Friday.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi expects to submit Lokpal Bill report in very near future
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee that is working on an acceptable Lokpal Bill, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, today said that the extensive report on the Bill has been adopted and is ready to be tabled in both houses of the parliament in very near future.

'No delay in Lokpal Bill report', says Singhvi
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee that is working on an acceptable Lokpal Bill, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, on Tuesday hinted that the anti-graft legislation could be presented before lawmakers within 'a couple of days'.

Incredible degree of convergence on key issues of Lokpal: Singhvi
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee that is working on an acceptable Lokpal Bill, Abhishek Manu Singhvi has said the committee has shown a remarkable degree of convergence on vital issues connected to the draft that is to be tabled.

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