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05-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Government indulging only in gimmicks : Raj Babbar

The Congress on Thursday accused the Modi government of indulging in "gimmicks" by announcing the NDA MPs will not take salaries for 23 days the Parliament post-break Budget session was washed out.The opposition party also claimed that the Prevention of...

09-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Congress, BJP spar over 'son' business

The Congress and BJP in Uttar Pradesh sparred over BJP chief Amit Shah's son's alleged dramatic rise in business fortunes, with the Congress terming it part of the BJP's "new beta (son) model", and the party in turn targetting Congress Vice President Rahul...

14-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BJP trying to deconstruct Mahatma's ideology : Raj Babbar

Equating the killing of five Madhya Pradesh farmers with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, the Congress on Wednesday flayed BJP chief Amit Shah's comment on the Father of the Nation and said the BJP was trying to "deconstruct" his image, ideology and thinking.The...

08-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Congress promises 50% quota for women, offers sops in UP manifesto

In an effort to woo the women voters, the Congress in its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls released here on Wednesday announced 50 per cent reservation for the fairer sex in urban and rural local bodies.Besides women, the manifesto also targeted...

08-Feb-2017 Lucknow

Congress poll manifesto for UP promises 50% quota for women

The Congress party on Wednesday released its manifesto here for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and announced 50 per cent reservation for women.Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) President Raj Babbar releasing the poll-related document that focuses...

20-Jan-2017 Lucknow

No SP-Congress alliance at cost of workers' honour : Raj Babbar

Claiming that he was "unaware" of any parleys on an alliance between the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, UPCC chief Raj Babbar on Friday said there will be "no alliance at the cost of honour and respect of...

04-Nov-2016 Lucknow

Former BSP minister joins Congress

Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Badshah Singh on Friday joined the Congress.He was admitted to the party in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar.Singh lost the assembly polls in 2012 from Mahoba when he contested as a BJP candidate....

20-Oct-2016 New Delhi

BJP gathering army of opportunists, says Congress on Bahuguna exit

The Congress on Thursday accused the BJP of "accumulating an army of opportunists" ahead of the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, and added that senior leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi's exit will have no impact on its electoral fortunes."The Bharatiya Janata...

10-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Ask Amit Shah about 'dalali', he used it first: Raj Babbar

Defending Rahul Gandhi's "khoon ki dalali" remark, UPCC chief Raj Babbar on Monday said it was BJP President Amit Shah who first used the term 'dalali' (brokering), so he should be questioned about it.The actor-turned-politician, however, did not directly name...

06-Oct-2016 Meerut

Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi over black money

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that instead of fulfilling the poll promise of bringing black money back, he has brought schemes to convert that into white."Modiji had said that he has 56-inch...

10-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Cots in UP were meant for villagers only: Raj Babbar

Uttar Pradesh Congress president Raj Babbar has said it was incorrect to say that farmers who came to the "khat panchayats" addressed by party Vice President Rahul Gandhi had filched the cots that were provided to them for sitting."The price of cots was not...

24-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Congress is fighting corruption, not political parties: Raj Babbar

Congress's Uttar Pradesh Chief Raj Babbar has said that his party's main agenda in the upcoming UP assembly elections is corruption, and not a fight against any political parties.In an interview with ETV News Channel, Babbar said: "Congress is not fighting Bharatiya...

22-Aug-2016 Lucknow

Congress' '27 saal, UP behaal' yatra reaches Amethi

The Congress Yatra -- "27 saal, UP behaal" (For last 27 years, UP is in crisis) -- which is aimed at regaining the prime position the party once held in Uttar Pradesh, reached Amethi on its second day on Monday.Led by state Congress President Raj Babbar,...

23-Jul-2016 Ghaziabad

Congress UP bus yatra: Leaders visit murdered councillor's home

On their '27 Saal UP ka Haal' bus journey, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sheila Dikshit and Raj Babbar on Saturday visited the residence of municipal councillor Chhote Lal who was murdered on Thursday night.They condoled his death and demanded that...

20-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Congress stages protests in Delhi against price hike

Hundreds of Congress supporters and leaders on Wednesday protested here against the hike in the rates of essential commodities and slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not fulfilling the promises he had made to the people before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.Senior...

13-Jul-2016 Lucknow

Raj Babbar: Will the 'villain' become a hero for Congress in UP?

Raj Babbar, the new Congress president in Uttar Pradesh, often played the villain in Bollywood. Will the actor-turned-politician prove to be a hero for the party in Uttar Pradesh? The jury is split as the Congress faces its biggest test ahead of assembly...

12-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Raj Babbar appointed Congress chief in UP

The Congress on Tuesday appointed actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar as the party chief in election-bound Uttar Pradesh."Congress President Sonia Gandhi has appointed Raj Babbar as new Uttar Pradesh Congress Chief," announced Congress general secretary Janardan...

09-Jun-2016 New Delhi

Pahlaj Nihalani must step down as censor board chief: Raj Babbar

Coming down heavily on censor board chairman Pahlaj Nihalani, the Congress on Thursday demanded his resignation, saying his "chamchagiri" (sycophancy) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not affect the film industry."If Pahlaj Nihlani wants to serve BJP...

27-Jan-2016 New Delhi

We have majority in Arunachal assembly: Raj Babbar

The Congress on Wednesday said it commanded a majority in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly and the Centre's decision to impose president's rule in the northeastern state was a "shameful example of coercive federalism".The decision to dislodge an elected Congress...

05-Jan-2016 Lucknow

NDA government has failed to contain terrorism: Raj Babbar

The NDA government at the centre has failed to contain terrorism, Congress Rajya Sabha member Raj Babbar said on Tuesday.Speaking to party workers from Firozabad, the former Bollywood actor said incidences of terror had increased sharply in the rule of Prime...

17-Aug-2015 Lucknow

Protesting Congressmen cane-charged in Lucknow; 1,500 arrested

Lucknow police on Monday cane-charged Congress leaders and workers as they led a protest march in the state capital and tried to gherao the Vidhan Sabha during its monsoon session.More than 1,500 Congress workers and leaders were arrested on charge of violating...

20-May-2015 Jammu

Modi government is suit, boot, loot sarkar: Raj Babbar

Bollywood actor and Congress leader Raj Babbar on Wednesday alleged that the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a "suit, boot and loot Sarkar".Addressing media persons here, Raj Babbar accused the central government of having failed to fulfil...

21-Mar-2015 New Delhi

Centre insensitive towards people: Congress on terror attacks

The Congress on Saturday condemned terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, saying such attacks reflect the central government's insensitive approach towards its people."First Kathua and now Samba, our jawans and civilians lost their lives in the attack. We...

29-Nov-2014 Srinagar

Renowned Actor and Congress Leader Briefs Media in Srinagar

Raj Babbar Senior Congress leader and veteran bollywood actor Raj Babbar on Saturday appealed people in Jammu and Kashmir to help his party fight "nefarious designs" of the "pisive forces" bent upon harming the cultural identity of the...

28-Nov-2014 Srinagar

Alliance with NC was mistake: Raj Babar

Stating that alliance with National conference was a bad experience, senior Congress leader and film actor Raj Babbar Friday said that Congress is the only party which can support Kashmiris.He also said that if Chief Minister would have been from the Congress...

27-Mar-2014 Mumbai

I was making a legitimate point: Raj Babbar

Actor-politician Raj Babbar says he was not being high-handed when he questioned police officials for videographing him as he was "informally" addressing "my party colleagues at a private gathering".According to reports, the Congress candidate for the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha...

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