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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,"...

07-May-2018 New Delhi

BJP loot in the name of fuel, collected taxes in crores : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP government of "loot" in the name of "fuel" by collecting Rs ten lakh crore in taxes on petrol, LPG and diesel and not passing on the benefit of falling international crude price to the common people."The...

06-May-2018 New Delhi

Opposition should forge a state-specific anti-BJP front : Kamal Nath

The Congress cannot be isolated by those trying to form a Third Front or Federal Front, says senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, who feels that the opposition should come together with state-specific anti-BJP fronts to unseat the Modi government in the 2019...

04-May-2018 Bengaluru

Congress dubs BJP manifesto 'jumla', 'pack of lies'

The Congress party on Friday dubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manifesto for May 12 Karnataka Assembly election a "jumla" (fake promise) and a "pack of lies"."What is the guarantee the BJP will implement its promise of waiving farmer's loans up to...

03-May-2018 New Delhi

Every Delhiite proud of Metro : Pranab Mukherjee

Every Delhiite is proud of of the Delhi Metro and feels safe in it, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday."Everyone who is a Delhite, lives in Delhi, feels proud of an organisation, that is, DMRC," Mukherjee said while addressing the 24th Foundation...

03-May-2018 Bidar (Karnataka)

Rahul Gandhi asks Narendra Modi to talk on Karnataka growth plan

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of resorting to personal attacks, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked him to instead speak on his party's plan for Karnataka's growth."Personal attacks won't win the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) any votes. The...

02-May-2018 New Delhi

BJP-PDP experiment has failed in Kashmir : Rajiv Shukla

Following an incident of stone-pelting in a Kashmir village on Wednesday, the Congress said the situation in Kashmir is "very serious" and added that the BJP's experiment of forming a government with the PDP has "completely failed".It also demanded that the Narendra...

02-May-2018 New Delhi

BJP should make clear its stand on Jinnah : Rajiv Shukla

The Congress on Wednesday asked the BJP to make clear its stand on Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah and say what it thinks about him as some of its leaders including L.K. Advani had called him a "desh bhakt"."The BJP should make clear its policy on...

01-May-2018 Bhopal

People fed up with BJP in MP, pining for change : Kamal Nath

The Congresson Tuesday said the people of Madhya Pradeshare fed up with the BJP government in the state and are planning to get rid of the saffron party.CongressLeader Kamal Nath, ahead of taking charge as the Pradesh CongressCommittee(PCC) President, told...

29-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi asks partymen to fight together against RSS

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday defended senior party leader Salman Khurshid over his "blood on party's hands" remarks, saying he would allow "divergent views to flourish in the party", but asked partymen to fight together in the ideological battle...

29-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi tears into Modi at Jan Akrosh rally, says he speaks lies

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday made a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of being "hollow" and speaking "lies" while being silent on pressing issues concerning the judiciary, women, Dalits, youth, farmers besides corruption.Addressing...

29-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Democracy in danger : Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "democracy is in danger" under his regime."Our democratic institutions are under attack. Parliament is not being allowed to function and legislation...

29-Apr-2018 New Delhi

All sections suffering under Modi government : Sonia Gandhi

Congress leader and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said that all sections of the society were suffering with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister and all promises made by the BJP before the 2014 elections have turned out to be hollow."It is sad to see that...

29-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Hard to find truth in Modi's words : Rahul Gandhi

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that while Modi keeps making promises, the common man has a hard time finding truth in his words."Our Prime Minister keeps speaking and making promises. Wherever he goes, he...

24-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Modi government finished Panchayati Raj system : P.L. Punia

Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan on Tuesday, the Congress party said the Modi government has systematically finished the Panchayati Raj System by starving Panchayats of funds.The party urged the Prime Minister...

24-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Congress has blood on its hands, party disagrees : Salman Khurshid

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday stepped into a controversy by saying that there is "blood on the hands of the Congress", a remark later dubbed as "unfounded" by his party.Khurshid's remarks came at an event in Aligarh Muslim University while...

23-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Modi's new slogan: Save daughters from BJP : Rahul Gandhi

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he will come up with a new slogan asking people to save their daughters from his BJP."Now, Modiji will give a new slogan. Earlier...

23-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi questions Modi on 'spirituality in cleaning toilets'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on associating spirituality with cleaning of toilets and also took a jibe at him on frying of 'pakodas'."The Prime Minister sees spirituality in cleaning of toilets and making 'pakodas'....

21-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Congress hits back at Jaitley over revenge jibe

The Congress on Saturday hit back at Union Minister Arun Jaitley over his remarks terming the impeachment move of opposition members as a "revenge petition", saying it is important to be "right" than to be on the "right side of powers".In a series of tweets,...

21-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Is operating ratio of Indian Railways the worst : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday asked if the operating ratio of Indian Railways is the worst and added that if the ratio is close to 100 per cent or has exceeded it, that indicated a "comprehensive failure of management."He also asked if it was true...

16-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Fast track rape cases if serious about justice : Rahul Gandhi to PM

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fast track rape cases involving rape of minors if he was serious about providing justice.Gandhi tweeted that in 2016, a total of 19,675 rapes of minors were reported and called it...

11-Apr-2018 Jaipur

IPL matches to be shifted out of Chennai : Rajeev Shukla

All the remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) matches of Chennai Super Kings will be shifted out of Chennai to Pune in the wake of Tuesday's violence  over the Cauvery waters dispute."CSK will be asked to move their home matches to Pune as the Chennai...

11-Apr-2018 Chandigarh

Manmohan Singh donates 3,500 books to Panjab University

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has donated 3,500 books from his personal library to his alma mater Panjab University (PU) here, a university official said on Wednesday.Singh, who was here on Wednesday, announced his wish to donate the books.University...

10-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Piyush Goyal should be sacked as minister : Congress

The Congress on Tuesday said Railway Minister Piyush Goyal must be sacked and a judicial probe ordered by a Supreme Court judge into charges that a company owned by his wife earned a profit of Rs 30 crore on a paid-up capital of Rs 1 lakh in 10 years.The...

09-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Modi is anti-Dalit, will defeat BJP in 2019 : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of being anti-Dalit and said his party will defeat the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Gandhi, who led his party's day-long fast at Rajghat to highlight atrocities...

09-Apr-2018 Bengaluru

United opposition will defeat BJP, Modi in 2019: Rahul Gandhi

An upbeat Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asserted that a united opposition would defeat the BJP, as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi, in the 2019 general elections."A united opposition will ensure the defeat of the BJP and prevent...

08-Apr-2018 Bengaluru

Rahul Gandhi rides in metro, browses for books in Bengaluru

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took time off his busy schedule to ride in a crowded metro and went shopping for books at a bookstore here."Gandhi, accompanied by party leaders, rode the metro and later shopped for some books at a bookstore in the city...

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