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16-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi urges Modi to support women's reservation bill

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek his support for the passage of the Womens Reservation Bill in Parliament's monsoon session, claiming that the BJP appears to have had second thoughts on the proposed law even...

15-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Gau Rakshaks not listening to Modi is a matter of concern : Hamid Ansari

There has been a rise of vigilantism in the country and if "gau rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) are not listening to even Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then it is a matter of concern, says former Vice President Hamid Ansari."Modi is a strong leader. He is the unquestioned...

15-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Modi is a peddler of lies, must apologise to nation : Anand Sharma

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "peddler of untruths", Congress on Sunday demanded an apology from him for calling it a "Muslim party".It also challenged Modi to discuss his accusations against the Congress in Parliament during the Monsoon Session beginning...

14-Jul-2018 New Delhi

BJP's charges against Rahul 'concocted', says Congress

The Congress on Friday termed as "concocted and lies" BJP's allegations that party chief Rahul Gandhi had described the Congress as a "Muslim party" and said the biggest black mark in India's history has been the Gujarat riots of 2002 when Prime Minister...

14-Jul-2018 New Delhi

P Chidambaram slams government over 'economic mismanagement'

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday slammed the government over its poor management of economy, saying inflation is at five-month high, industrial growth at five-month low and the trade deficit has soared.Chidambaram, a former Finance Minister,...

14-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Freedom of expression fundamental democratic right : Rahul Gandhi

Breaking his silence over the "Sacred Games" web series, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and RSS believe the freedom of expression must be policed and controlled but he feels it is a fundamental democratic right."BJP/RSS believe the freedom...

08-Jul-2018 New Delhi

BJP government being called lynch-pujari : Kapil Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday slammed the BJP government saying that people have termed it as the "lynch-pujari".Sibal's remarks come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress party was being called "bail gadi" because many of...

29-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Congress targets Narendra Modi on jump in Indians' Swiss bank deposits

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 50 per cent jump in Swiss bank deposits by Indians, saying he had promised to bring back all illegal money stashed abroad but his government was now virtually saying that there...

29-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi targets Narendra Modi on black money

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of black money and said he had promised to bring back all illegal money stashed abroad but his government was now virtually saying that there was no illegal money in...

23-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Calling Rahul jehadi-Maoist sympathiser is absurd : P. Chidambaram

Union Minister Arun Jaitley's allegation that "jehadists and Maoists" have earned the sympathy of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is "laughable and absurd" former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Saturday, adding that the party is "stoutly opposed" to the...

20-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Disappointed, not surprised at CEA quitting : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday expressed disappointment over Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian's resignation, noting his views were brushed aside on many important issues including GST rates and he was not consulted before...

20-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Kamal Haasan meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses politics in TN

Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu."Enjoyed meeting Kamal Haasan in Delhi today. We discussed a wide range of issues...

20-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Financial experts of Modi government fed up : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the Modi government over Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian's decision to quit his post, saying financial experts of the government were completely fed up by its "colossal economic mismanagement"."Financial...

15-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Shujaat Bukhari victim of collective negligence : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday said senior Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead by militants in Srinagar on Thursday, was "a victim of collective negligence"."Shujaat Bukhari was a victim of the collective negligence of all...

15-Jun-2018 Jalgaon (Maharashtra)

Maharashtra atrocity on Dalit, tribal boys : Rahul Gandhi slams RSS, BJP

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday blamed the RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party' politics after two Dalits and a tribal boy were paraded nude and assaulted for swimming in a well in Wakadi village here."The sole crime of these Dalit children was they...

15-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Will oppose President's Rule in Delhi : Ajay Maken

Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken on Friday said his party does not want the elected government of the national capital to be removed and it will oppose any move for President's Rule.He also said Kejriwal and his ministers were staging a protest at the Lieutenant...

15-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal should approach PM for full statehood : Sheila Dikshit

Holding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the "stalemate" in the national capital Congress member Sheila Dikshit on Friday advised him to approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demand full statehood instead of protesting."The demand for...

14-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Emergency-like pollution situation in Delhi : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Thursday described the severe air quality in Delhi as an "emergency-like situation" and accused the the AAP government in Delhi and the BJP at the Centre of fighting with each other to hide their failures."Delhi is facing emergency-like situation...

11-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Alliance with BSP will help Congress in MP : Digvijaya Singh

A pre-poll alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will help the Congress in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly election, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has said.In an interview to NDTV telecast on Monday, the former Chief Minister spoke...

11-Jun-2018 New Delhi

BJP's policy blunders causing economic failure : P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the BJP government's "administrative incompetence" and "policy blunders" were responsible for the rising farm distress, unemployment and failure of economy."Farmers' despondency has turned into anger and...

11-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Congress says NDA ministers 'redefining' collective responsibility

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday took a jibe at the current crop of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Ministers for holding press conferences for each other's ministries, saying "no minister talks about own ministry affairs, collective responsibility...

10-Jun-2018 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram slams 'anti-farmer' Shivraj government

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday slammed the "anti-farmer" Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government in Madhya Pradesh as two more farmers died standing in queues at the mandis.He also said bulk of the farmers don't get minimum support price (MSP)...

10-Jun-2018 Kottayam

It's best that Kurien approaches High Command : Oommen Chandy

Veteran Congress leader P.J. Kurien should approach the party High Command over why he was not re-nominated to the Rajya Sabha, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Sunday.Addressing reporters at his hometown, Chandy said the general norm for a...

08-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Glad that Pranab told RSS what's wrong with it : P. Chidambaram

Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said he was glad that former President Pranab Mukherjee told RSS as to what was wrong with its ideology."Happy that Mr Pranab Mukherjee told the RSS what is right about Congress' ideology. It was his way of saying...

05-Jun-2018 New Delhi

No offence alleged, no FIR, yet a probe : P. Chidambaram

After he was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday regarding the FIPB nod to Airtel-Maxis deal, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram reiterated that "there is no FIR, no offence alleged, yet an investigation"."Appeared before the...

05-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Government coining empty slogans : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Modi government of coining empty slogans and useless acronyms."MAKE (empty slogans and useless acronyms) IN INDIA... meanwhile, make our soldiers buy their own clothes and shoes," Gandhi tweeted while attaching...

26-May-2018 New Delhi

BJP government failed in agriculture, foreign policy : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has failed on multiple fronts, including agriculture and foreign policy but delivered best in self-promotion.On completion of four years of the Modi government,...

22-May-2018 New Delhi

Government wants to appoint officers of RSS' choice : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised the government's proposal of allocating cadres and services to candidates selected under civil service examinations only after completion of foundation course, saying it wanted to appoint officers of "RSS's...

21-May-2018 New Delhi

Father taught me to love and respect all : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday remembered his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary saying it was he who taught him to love and respect all beings.Rahul Gandhi in a tweet on Monday said: "My father taught me that...

19-May-2018 Jaipur

Democracy finally won in Karnataka : Sachin Pilot

The resignation of newly-elected Karnataka Chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday ahead of the floor test is a big victory of democracy in India, said Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Saturday."With this win, there also comes a defeat of the Bharatiya...

19-May-2018 New Delhi

Hope BJP-RSS learnt lesson from Karnataka : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the BJP and the RSS following resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, saying hopefully they got a lesson that institutions and will of the country cannot be disrespected.Gandhi addressed the...

19-May-2018 New Delhi

Thank god for Supreme Court : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday condemned the BJP for trying to derail the trust vote in Karnataka Assembly and expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court for ordering a floor test.He also appreciated the apex court's decision to allow live telecast...

18-May-2018 Jaipur

Why two laws in country with one Constitution : Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot on Friday questioned Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to ask B.S. Yeddyurappa of the BJP -- the single-largest party in the new Assembly -- to form the government in the southern state."One country,...

18-May-2018 New Delhi

BJP will be defeated in floor test : Abhishek Manu Singhvi

The Congress on Friday said the BJP will be defeated in Saturday's floor test in Karnataka and that BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa exhibited his desperation in becoming the Chief Minister after a split verdict in the state."Today is a historic day, we want...

18-May-2018 New Delhi

Historic interim order by Supreme Court : Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Senior counsel and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the Congress and the JD-S on Friday, said the Supreme Court order to go for a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly at 4 p.m on Saturday was a "historic interim order"."This is an historic...

18-May-2018 New Delhi/Bengaluru

Supreme Court order vindicates Congress' stand : Rahul Gandhi

The Congress on Friday hailed the Supreme Court order for a floor test in the new Karnataka Assembly on Saturday, with party President Rahul Gandhi saying that it vindicated the party's stand that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted "unconstitutionally"."The Supreme...

17-May-2018 Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

All-round fear in country; Judges, media scared : Rahul Gandhi

Hitting out at the BJP-led central government and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said an atmosphere of all-round fear prevailed in the country and even the Supreme Court Judges and the media are panicky.Addressing...

17-May-2018 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu Calls On Sonia Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi

The Local Government, Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu today called upon Sonia Gandhi and took her blessings before starting new innings after the recent verdict by the Hon'ble Supreme Court acquitted him in a 3 decade old...

16-May-2018 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu Calls On Rahul Gandhi

The Local Government Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu here today called upon the President All India Congress Committee Rahul Gandhi.Rahul Gandhi had specially congratulated Mr. Sidhu recently in the aftermath of the hon’ble Supreme Court judgement after...

14-May-2018 Lucknow

Tide is turning against Narendra Modi government : Shashi Tharoor

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered an “irreparable and irreversible reputational damage” in the last four years, says Congress leader and former foreign diplomat Shashi Tharoor.In the state capital to attend an event of the Indian Professional...

12-May-2018 New Delhi

Amid talks of orgnaisational changes, Hooda meets Rahul Gandhi

Amid talks of organisational revamp in the party, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and General Secretaty Ashok Gehlot on Saturday met former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.The meeting took place at Hotel Taj Mansingh in Delhi.With assembly election...

12-May-2018 Mysuru (Karnataka)

Congress will win, get over 120 seats : Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday that he was "very confident" of the ruling Congress retaining power in the southern state by winning over 120 seats."We are very confident of retaining power. There is no question of a hung Assembly at all,"...

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