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18-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Government will again miss fiscal deficit target : P. Chidambaram

Claiming that the Narendra Modi government's efforts during its remaining tenure cannot revive the "perilous condition" of the Indian economy, former Union Minister and Congress veteran P. Chidambaram on Friday said the Centre might not able to achieve its set...

17-Jan-2019 New Delhi

BSP-SP alliance does not spell stability: Sheila Dikshit

In the first attack by a senior Congress leader on the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has said that it does  not "spell stability" and the Congress will spring a surprise in the state in the coming Lok...

16-Jan-2019 Mumbai

Over 9-lakh bogus voters registered in Mumbai, claims Congress

The Mumbai Congress on Wednesday made a sensational claim that around 9 lakh bogus voters may have sneaked into the city's electoral rolls as preparations peak for the 2019 general elections.Addressing the media, city Congress President Sanjay Nirupam showed...

16-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Our government stable, why BJP hiding its MLAs : Mallikarjun Kharge

The Congress on Wednesday said the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led Karnataka dispensation is stable and claimed that the persistent efforts of the BJP to destabilise it have failed, leading to the saffron party indulging in spreading rumours of cracks in the government.Addressing...

16-Jan-2019 New Delhi

No threat to coalition government in Karnataka : Mallikarjun Kharge

Amid reports of poaching of its MLAs by the BJP, the Congress on Wednesday said there was no threat to the coalition government in Karnataka and that the BJP's attempts to destabilize a "stable coalition" will not succeed.Addressing a press conference here,...

13-Jan-2019 Lucknow

Congress to contest all UP seats but doors open for secular parties

Snubbed by the SP and BSP who have joined hands in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Sunday said it will contest all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state but insisted that its doors were open for secular parties willing to defeat the BJP.A day after arch rivals...

13-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Modi's 'Rafale fear' behind plum post offer to Sikri : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with destroying key institutions to cover up the "Rafale scam" following reports of Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri, who sided with the government to remove CBI Director Alok Verma,...

12-Jan-2019 New Delhi

2019 polls will be between democracy and dictatorship : Manish Tewari

The Congress on Saturday said that 2019 general election will be a fight between "dictatorship and democaracy" and between "empty sermons" of the ruling party and its own "impeccable" record of service over the years."2019 is not a battle between a 'Majboor...

12-Jan-2019 Dubai

Modi sacked CBI Chief over Rafale: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the removal of former CBI Chief Alok Verma, saying that Modi "sacked" Verma without hearing him and was too "terrified" to let him stay in his post for the briefest period."The...

12-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Reinstate Alok Verma as CBI Chief : Abhishek Manu Singhvi

The Congress on Saturday demanded reinstatement of CBI Chief Alok Verma, terming his ouster from the investigating agency by the Prime Minister-led selection committee, a negation of "natural justice" and a decision taken to derail the Rafale probe.Congress...

11-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Ignoring us in UP will be 'dangerous mistake' : Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Giving out a stern message to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP), which are likely to announce their alliance for the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress on Friday said ignoring the grand old party will be a "dangerous mistake".Reacting to...

11-Jan-2019 Dubai

Rahul Gandhi begins UAE trip interacting with business leaders

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday began his two-day maiden visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a breakfast meeting with business leaders here.Gandhi, who reached here on Thursday night, held talks with the business leaders from the country accompanied...

09-Jan-2019 Jaipur

It's time to usher in another Green Revolution : Rahul Gandhi

 The time has come to usher in another Green Revolution and the Congress will do it if comes to power after the Lok Sabha polls, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said at a farmers' outreach here on Wednesday.Gandhi made the announcement while kicking off the...

09-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi dares Modi to answer queries over Rafale

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "be a man" and answer queries raised by him over the Rafale fighter aircraft deal.Respect for women in the Indian culture begins at home, he said hours after Modi hit out at opposition...

09-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Upper caste quota to hit constitutional roadblocks : Kapil Sibal

Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said the government's decision to give 10 per cent quota to economically weaker sections in the general category has been taken with "non-application of mind" and it would face constitutional hurdles.If the bill is passed,...

07-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman lock horns on HAL contracts

The sniping over Rafale deal showed no signs of ending with the Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday challenging Prime Minister Narnendra Modi for a debate on the Rafale deal and accusing Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of "lying" over the contracts...

07-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Upper caste reservation is election gimmick : Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Citing the Supreme Courts cap of 50 per cent on reservation, Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday called the Modi governments move of 10 per cent reservation for economically backward upper castes in jobs and educational institutions as an "election...

07-Jan-2019 New Delhi

CBI action attempt to stall SP-BSP alliance : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Monday alleged that the Modi government was trying to foil an alliance between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh by using the CBI against former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the alleged illegal mining...

06-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Prove order given to HAL or resign, Rahul Gandhi tells Sitharaman

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday demanded that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman place documents before Parliament to prove her claim that the Modi government has given Rs 1 lakh crore worth of orders to defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL),...

05-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Modi an incompetent man who listens to nobody : Rahul Gandhi

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "an incompetent man who listens to nobody", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he destroyed the "India growth story" through demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax, which he referred to as the "Gabbar Singh...

05-Jan-2019 New Delhi

BJP's anti-farmer face exposed now : Rahul Gandhi

Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said its "anti-farmer face" is now exposed as farmers are in trouble in the BJP-ruled Gujarat.His remarks come days after several farmers were injured when police resorted...

04-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Ajay Maken resigns as Delhi Congress chief

Months before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, former Union Minister Ajay Maken on Friday resigned as the Delhi Congress chief."Since the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, I have got immense love and support as Delhi Congress President from the party workers, media...

02-Jan-2019 Panaji

Goa BJP, Congress leaders trade charges over Rafale audio clip

As the NDA government went on the back foot in Parliament over an audio clip originating from Goa, the state BJP had to resort to desperate trouble-shooting to counter allegations made by the Congress over the issue.The audio clip involves Goa Health Minister...

02-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Let us debate one-on-one on Rafale, Rahul Gandhi tells Modi

Calling for a one-on-one debate with the Prime Minister on Rafale case, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday dismissed governments defence of the deal and demanded Modi to answer who inflated the price of the jets.After targeting Prime Minister Narendra...

02-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Tragedy that AIADMK is trying to protect Modi on Rafale : Rahul Gandhi

Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central government in the Lok Sabha over the Rafale issue, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday targeted AIADMK for "protecting" Prime Minister Narendra Modi.A heated debate on the Rafale jet deal began in the Lok...

01-Jan-2019 Thiruvananthapuram

Modi spreading canards in AgustaWestland case : Oommen Chandy

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was spreading canards in the AugustaWestland case after being "caught" in the Rafale fighter jet deal."With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, Modi has dragged the...

31-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Sonia, Rahul never interfered in defence deals : A.K. Antony

Amid the political slugfest between the BJP and the Congress over AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel making apparent reference to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday asserted...

29-Dec-2018 New Delhi

'Jungleraj in UP' says Congress after another cop lynched

With another policeman killed in Uttar Pradesh by a mob on Saturday, the Congress said there was "jungle raj" under the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP regime, and that "mobocracy" has replaced democracy.The incident happened in Ghazipur hours after Prime Minister...

29-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Modi using agencies to malign Gandhi family: Congress

The Congress on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi government of misusing central agencies to malign the Gandhi family, after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) mentioned the name of "Mrs Gandhi", an apparent reference to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, while...

29-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Focus on farmers' issues than blaming us, Congress tells Modi

Retaliating to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest attacks, the Congress on Saturday asked him to resolve the agrarian crisis and waive farmers' loans instead of blaming the grand old party.Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh, Modi billed the Congress a "lollipop...

29-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi meets Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday called on visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering here and held discussions with him on political and other matters of common interest."I had an excellent meeting today with the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dr...

28-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Congress celebrates 134th Foundation Day

India's oldest political party, Congress celebrated its 134th Foundation Day on Friday by hoisting the national flag and remembering some of its iconic leaders and freedom fighters."Over the last 134 years of Congress history, we have stood for justice, equality,...

27-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Where's money for Modi's farmers' relief plan : P. Chidambaram

Amid speculations that the Narendra Modi government could announce a major relief plan for farmers ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, former Union Minister and Congress veteran P. Chidambaram on Thursday asked how the government will fund the new plan.On...

26-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi targets Modi over miners stuck in Meghalaya mine

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not offering the necessary help to rescue a group of miners trapped in a Meghalaya coal mine for the past two weeks."15 miners have been struggling for air in a flooded...

25-Dec-2018 Raipur

Chhattisgarh CM expands Cabinet, inducts nine ministers

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday expanded his Council of Ministers with the induction of nine ministers.Governor Anandiben Patel administrated the oath of office to the ministers at a ceremony held at Police Parade Ground.The MLAs who were sworn...

25-Dec-2018 Bhopal

Kamal Nath promises help to farmers on urea shortage

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday assured restive farmers of finding a solution to the acute urea shortage in the state.There have been reports of farmers not getting urea in many parts of the state even while waiting in long queues.Kamal...

25-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Why did Modi dodge question on middle class, Rahul Gandhi asks

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ignoring a BJP worker's question, during a recent video interaction with party workers from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, about the middle class struggling with the government's...

24-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Make public draft amendments to IT Act, Congress tells Modi

The Congress on Monday expressed alarm and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Centres proposed amendment to the Information Technology (IT) Act that seeks to break 'end-to-end encryption of data and mandate online platforms to give user information...

22-Dec-2018 Bhubaneswar

Odisha government has insulted Lord Jagannath : Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday accused the Odisha government of insulting Lord Jagannath by linking a scheme to his name.The state cabinet on Friday approved a scheme for farmers named KALIA (Krushak Assistance...

21-Dec-2018 Bengaluru

Congress will win heartland states in 2019, too : P. Chidambaram

Buoyed by the Assembly election victories in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday said the national party is confident of winning in the same heartland states in the ensuing general elections in April-May...

21-Dec-2018 Bengaluru

Next Parliament will order JPC probe into Rafale deal : P Chidambaram

Reiterating the Congress demand, senior party leader P Chidambaram on Friday said the next Parliament would constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to inquire into the controversial Rafale deal the NDA government had signed with the French aerospace major...

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