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20-Jul-2019 New Delhi

BJP trying to suppress democracy : Rahul Gandhi

Outgoing Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused Uttar Pradesh's Yogi Adityanath government of trying to suppress democracy by cutting the electricity and water supply at the Chunar guest house, where his sister...

20-Jul-2019 Mirzapur

Is it a crime to wipe tears : Priyanka asks BJP government

In a bid to put the BJP in the dock over her detention, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday asked if it was a crime to wipe the tears of the families of victims of the Sonebhadra carnage."Is it a crime to wipe the tears of these...

20-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit dead

Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday at a private hospital here following cardiac arrest. She was 81.According to the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Dikshit, who was Chief Minister for three consecutive...

19-Jul-2019 Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh)

Priyanka Gandhi detained in UP, refuses to leave

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi remained in detention here on Friday, eight hours after she was driven to a guest house after she insisted on proceeding to Sonebhadra district in Uttar Pradesh where 10 people were killed in clashes over a land dispute...

14-Jul-2019 Chandigarh/Mohali

Govt offers Rs 10 cr for Chanalon industrial focal point

The Punjab government has offered Rs 10 crores for the drainage and repairing of roads in the Chanalon industrial focal point located near Kurali in the Kharar assembly segment.Disclosing this here today, local MP Manish Tewari said, on Saturday he, accompanied...

13-Jul-2019 Panaji

Congress stages silent protest in Panaji

Various wings of the Congress in Goa on Saturday held a silent protest at state capital's Azad maidan, accusing the BJP-led government of murdering democracy by engineering a split in the state party and inducting 10 MLAs into the ruling party.Speaking to reporters,...

12-Jul-2019 Ahmedabad

Thank BJP, RSS for letting me wage ideological battle : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday arrived here in connection with a defamation case related to the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank, saying he was happy the BJP  and RSS gave him a platform to take his ideological battle to the public."I'm in Ahmedabad...

11-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Sonia, Rahul protest in Parliament on Goa, Karnataka

Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma on Thursday staged a protest in Parliament against the government over the political crisis in Goa and Karnataka where many of its MLAs have resigned.The protest took place in front of Mahatma Gandhi's...

10-Jul-2019 Amethi

My relationship with Amethi is personal : Rahul Gandhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday made an impassioned appeal to the people that he would never sever his ties with Amethi, the consituency he lost to BJP's Smriti Irani in the recent Lok Sabha elections."My relationship with Amethi is personal and not political....

08-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Raj Thackeray holds meeting with Sonia in Delhi

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackrey on Monday met UPA Chairperson and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi here.According to Congress leaders, Thackrey met Gandhi at her residence here and their meeting lasted for over 30 minutes.Party leaders described...

07-Jul-2019 New Delhi

BJP not taking action against erring lawmakers: Priyanka Gandhi

A day after BJP MP Ram Shankar Katheria's bodyguard was booked for beating up a toll plaza staff in Uttar Pradesh's Agra, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday took a swipe at the BJP government for not taking action against its lawless...

07-Jul-2019 Dehradun

I have played my inning: Harish Rawat

Amid indications that he may quit politics, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who recently resigned as General Secretary of the Congress, on Sunday said he has played his inning and would decide his next course of action after meeting party...

06-Jul-2019 Patna

Rahul Gandhi enjoys dosa at Patna restaurant

Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi on Saturday shocked the visitors at a restaurant in Patna when he suddenly arrived there to have dosa and coffee. He was in the city to attend the hearing in a defamation case.After attending the hearing at the Patna Civil...

05-Jul-2019 New Delhi

'Inspid' budget with no relief for any section : P. Chidamabaram

The Congress on Friday dubbed the first Union Budget of the Modi 2.0 government as "insipid and opaque", saying it had not revealed any financial data or allocations, had no relief for various sections of people, or mentioned measures to help farmers.Addressing...

03-Jul-2019 New Delhi

I am to blame for Congress rout, no more President : Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi announced on Wednesday that he has resigned as the Congress President and that he was to blame for the party's rout in the Lok Sabha elections where it could  win only 52 of the 542 seats.In an open letter made public on his Twitter account,...

02-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi against privatizing rail factories, Rlys rejects charge

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Modi government of planning to privatize six rail production units, saying this is a "first attempt" to hand over the country's priceless assets to private hands cheaply leaving thousands unemployed.Soon...

02-Jul-2019 New Delhi

TikTok refutes Tharoor's claim on sharing data with China

Chinese short video-making app TikTok on Tuesday refuted Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's claim that it was illegally collecting data and sending it to China.Speaking in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour on Monday, Tharoor said there were reports that the Chinese...

29-Jun-2019 Jaipur

My government didn't name Pehlu Khan in charge sheet : Ashok Gehlot

Amid the row broke over Alwar lynch mob victim Pehlu Khan being named in a charge sheet, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday sought to clarify that the killed dairy farmer was not charged by his government.Stressing that his Congress is "ideologically...

27-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman meets ex-PM Manmohan Singh prior to Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence ahead of presenting her maiden Budget on July 5.Singh, who is known as the architect of economic reforms, was also the Finance Minister of the country from...

24-Jun-2019 New Delhi

More spent on publicity than crucial schemes : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Monday slammed the central government for spending over 50 per cent of the total funds of the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' and the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' schemes on publicity.Speaking at the Motion of Thanks on President...

20-Jun-2019 New Delhi

I won't be part of electing new Congress chief : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he will not participate in the process of electing a new chief for the country's oldest political party.Speaking to media persons in Parliament, Gandhi said: "I will not participate in the process of electing...

18-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury: From street fighter to Congress leader in LS

Maverick, aggressive, and controversial, five-time MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has for long been considered the strongman of West Bengal's Murshidabad district, where he kept the Congress flag flying for decades, and won against all odds from Baharampur in the recent...

18-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi chairs meet of UPA leaders, allies on session strategy

 United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday chaired a meeting of leaders of constituent parties and other allies to discuss their floor plan during the Budget Session.The meeting was attended by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, newly-nominated...

18-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury named Congress leader in LS

Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was on Tuesday named as leader of Congress in Lok Sabha by UPA Chairperson and Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi.According to top Congress sources, the letter nominating Chowdhury, an MP from West...

18-Jun-2019 New Delhi

PM must preach his MPs before guiding Opposition: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advice to the Opposition, saying his words were most of the time not implemented by his own party leaders.Stressing on the importance of an active opposition in democracy, Modi on Monday...

15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Strong initiatives needed to revive rural economy : Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday emphasised on taking strong initiatives for reviving the rural economy in the country.During the fifth meeting of NITI Aayog here, Baghel said that his state's newly- implemented scheme, 'Narwa, Garuwa, Ghurwa,...

15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Ashok Gehlot meets Nirmala Sitharaman, seeks approval for water projects

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday and requested the central government to approve the proposals for several drinking water projects and the timely release of funds for the centrally-sponsored schemes.According...

15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Manmohan Singh meets Congress Chief Ministers

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday met Congress Chief Ministers and discussed issues to be taken up at the meeting of the governing council of Niti Aayog later in the day.The meeting, held at the party office, was attended by the Chief Ministers...

14-Jun-2019 Lucknow

Will strengthen Congress in UP, no alliances : Jyotiraditya Scindia

AICC General Secretary in charge of western Uttar Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, said here on Friday that strengthening the Congress organisational structure was the top priority of the party in UP.He briefly spoke to reporters at the Uttar Pradesh Congress...

12-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi is, will be Congress chief : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Members of the erstwhile core group committee of the Congress met here on Wednesday and discussed the party's preparations for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was headed by senior Congress...

12-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Bengal doctors' strike: Congress MP seeks PM Modi's intervention

Senior Bengal Congress leader and MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi informing him about the ongoing "cease work" of junior doctors in all hospital across the state and requested his intervention to restore normalcy.Chowdhury...

09-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Decoding Congress failure in the 2019 general election

The recently held general election was different from any other held in India in the sense that for this election, the ruling party as well as the opposition were in serious election mode for almost four years before it was held. On the ruling party side,...

08-Jun-2019 Thiruvananthapuram

Prayers & gratitude: When Modi, Rahul came to Kerala

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi making simultaneous appearances in Kerala, BJP and Congress cadres heard their leaders in a mood vastly different from the rancour of not-too-distant elections.While Gandhi's three-day...

08-Jun-2019 Kalpetta (Kerala)

Modi won Lok Sabha polls by lying : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said here on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the Lok Sabha elections by telling lies."Modi won the election by telling lies and spreading hatred. But we will deal with him with truth, love and affection," Gandhi...

07-Jun-2019 Kozhikode (Kerala)

People brave heavy rain as they welcome Rahul to Wayanad

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Wayanad constituency in Kerala, arrived here on Friday afternoon as thousands gathered to welcome him, braving heavy rain.Gandhi, who contested from two parliamentary seats in the 2019 Lok...

07-Jun-2019 New Delhi

BJP slammed for failing to implement whistleblower act

The Congress on Friday condemned the murder of the son of a RTI activist in Gujarat and accused the BJP government at the Centre over its failure to implement the Whistleblower Protection Act."Condemnable! The son of RTI activist, who opposed the bail of...

07-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Congress mulls proposal for two working presidents

Confronted with Rahul Gandhi's obstinacy in not withdrawing his resignation as Congress President, the party has got into the process of refining its model of having multiple working presidents to run the party.After much confabulation and distillation of thought...

06-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Telangana defections: Congress cries 'daylight murder of democracy'

 Hours after 12 out of its 18 MLAs in Telangana met the Assembly Speaker requesting a merger with the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), the Congress  on Thursday described the development as a "daylight murder of democracy".Addressing a press conference...

06-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Kamal Nath meets Narendra Modi at his residence

Madhya Pradesh Chief MInister Kamal Nath on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in 7, Lok Kalyan Marg here, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said."The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath called on PM," the PMO tweeted...

05-Jun-2019 Jaipur

Congress looking into reasons for defeat: Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Wednesday said the Congress is studying reasons for its defeat in parliamentary elections by conducting surveys at booth levels.Speaking to media in Pradesh Congress Committee office, he said, "We have asked for...

04-Jun-2019 New Delhi

27,125 bank fraud cases in last five years : Jaiveer Shergil

The Congress on Tuesday said that about 27,125 bank fraud cases took place in the last five years to the tune of Rs 1.74 lakh crore and demanded the BJP government to save the sinking economy.Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, Congress...

04-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Bank fraud cases rose during NDA's 1st term : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Alleging that bank fraud cases rose during the NDA government's first term, the Congress on Tuesday said it hoped the BJP will take tougher steps and rectify the banking system.In a series of tweets, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that during the...

01-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Congress faces situation similar to British Raj : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi told party MPs on Saturday that the situation faced by the party workers was similar to that in the British period when it had no institutional support but it fought and won and is going to do so again.Addressing the first Congress...

01-Jun-2019 New Delhi

New Congress MPs to work as pride of lions : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, here on Saturday, asserted that his party's 52 newly elected Lok Sabha members would work like a "pride of lions" to protect the Constitution and institutions."The Congress may have just 52 Lok Sabha members, but we will work...

01-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Congress to not stake claim for LoP in Lok Sabha

The Congress on Saturday said it will not formally stake claim for the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha as it is two seats short of the  required number of 54.According to rules, a party needs to have 10 per cent of 545 members, the total...

01-Jun-2019 Jaipur

Ashok Gehlot rejects resignation of Minister Lal Chand Kataria

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday rejected the resignation of state Minister Lal Chand Kataria who had resigned a few days back taking moral  responsibility for the Congress party's defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in his constituency by over one...

01-Jun-2019 Amethi (Uttar Pradesh)

Rahul Gandhi lost as SP-BSP votes went to BJP in Amethi

The two-member Congress Committee probing the reasons behind the defeat of their President Rahul Gandhi in his family borough Amethi, has been told that the non-cooperation of the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party units was responsible for the defeat.Congress...

01-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Congress gears up for presidium as Rahul targets old guard

The fallout from the Congress party's second consecutive general election rout is coinciding with Rahul Gandhi's obstinacy about not withdrawing his resignation to give shape to a presidium-like apparatus that could lead the party from now on.Sources in...

30-May-2019 New Delhi

Rahul meets Manmohan Singh

Ahead of attending Narendra Modi's swearing in as Prime Minister, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence here.Gandhi's meeting came after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar...

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