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23-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Wake up and call Trump's bluff: Congress to Modi

Continuing its tirade over US President Donald Trump's claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to mediate in the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan, the Congress on Tuesday dared Modi to wake up and call the latter's bluff."Now, 'Whitehouse' puts up POTUS'...

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...

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...

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 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...

25-May-2019 New Delhi

CWC rejects resignation, but Rahul insists on stepping down

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday rejected offer by party President Rahul Gandhi to resign in the wake of the debacle in the Lok Sabha elections but he has been insisting that his resignation is accepted and has not withdrawn his offer to...

16-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress slams EC decision on poll campaigning in Bengal

After the Election Commission curtailed campaign timing for the remaining nine Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal by a day due to violence, Congress on Wednesday slammed the poll panel's decision, terming it an "unpardonable betrayal of the Constitution".Party...

02-May-2019 New Delhi

Several surgical strikes executed during UPA: Randeep Singh Surjewala

With the BJP highlighting the issue of nationalism in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Thursday said that multiple surgical strikes were carried out during the tenure of Congress-led UPA government.Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said...

01-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress says govt should push for bounty on Azhar's head

The Congress on Wednesday welcomed blacklisting of Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and said the government should push for announcement of  bounty on his head as was done by the UPA government against LeT chief Hafiz Saeed.In...

30-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi an Indian citizen : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Tuesday rejected the BJP's allegations that Congress President Rahul Gandhi was a British national and asserted that he was an Indian citizen.Besides, the Congress announced to give a "befitting reply" to the Home Ministry for issuing a notice...

12-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress goes to EC over BJP 'dragging' forces in politics

The Congress on Friday approached the Election Commission against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly "dragging" the armed forces in politics repeatedly.Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Randeep Singh Surjewala...

10-Apr-2019 Srinagar

‘Pak has officially allied with Modi’ : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch where he accused the Opposition Congress of being a sympathiser of Pakistan, portraying the country as India’s enemy, has backfired on Wednesday after his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan said that he wanted the BJP to...

08-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Jobs, black money missing in BJP manifesto : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Tearing into the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) election manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress on Monday said important issues like jobs, GST, black money and demonetisation were missing from the whole announcement exercise.Congress spokesperson Randeep...

06-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress hits back at Jaitley over diary remarks

The Congress on Saturday hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks on the AgustaWestland case about diaries being an admissible evidence, asking why his BJP was silent on the Sahara and Yeddy diaries.Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said...

05-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Advani remarks stinging indictment of Modi : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Friday said that veteran BJP leader L.K. Advanis remarks that the party never regarded political foes as "anti-nationals" was a "stinging indictment of demeaning politics" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah."BJP patriarch...

04-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Modi killing public sector for capitalists : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Thursday said that the Narendra Modi government is killing the public sector enterprises one after another to benefit Prime Ministers "capitalist friends"."The suit-boot-loot Modi government bails out select crony companies but has left the...

03-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress accuses BJP of using cash for votes

The Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP of a 'Cash For Vote Scandal', sharing a video of officials seizing Rs 1.8 crore from the convoy of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and state BJP President Tapir Gao ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...

01-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress seeks Modi's apology for remarks on Rahul Gandhi

The Congress party has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's apology for his remarks over party chief Rahul Gandhi choosing to contest also from Wayanad in Kerala as his second seat apparently because the Congress is "scared" that Hindus will punish them...

26-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Congress slams Modi, calls him anti-poor

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "anti-poor", the Congress party on Tuesday said it is "shameful" that the BJP and its leaders are opposing an anti-poverty scheme announced by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.On Monday, the Congress President announced the...

22-Mar-2019 New Delhi

'Yeddy Diaries': Congress demands Lokpal probe

Days ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, a political controversy erupted on Friday after a media report titled 'The Yeddy Diaries' published by news magazine 'The Caravan' alleged that former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa paid Rs 1,800 crore to some...

20-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Why is Modi bailing out Jet Airways, asks Congress

The Congress on Wednesday questioned the Modi government's proposal to bail out Jet Airways which has registered over Rs 7,000 crore losses, and demanded to know if every private firm will be bailed out at the cost of the public exchequer."Reports in public...

14-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Congress blames Modi for China's veto on Masood

The Congress on Thursday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modis foreign policy vis-a-vis China yet again blocking the bid to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.With China for the fourth time...

14-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Sack Smriti Irani for misusing MPLAD funds : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Citing a CAG report indicting Union Minister Smriti Irani for making a payment of nearly Rs 6 crore from MPLAD funds without a tender, the Congress on Thursday demanded her sacking and also registering an FIR against the BJP MP from Gujarat."Time has come to...

12-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Congress slams BJP for freeing Masood Azhar

A day after the BJP attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi for calling Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief "Masood Azharji", the Congress on Tuesday denounced the BJP for releasing the terrorist a decade ago.The Congress cited an interview of National Security...

09-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Nirav Modi tracked down to London, Congress slams Centre

With billionaire Nirav Modi, wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case, tracked down to London, the Congress on Saturday slammed the Centre for its "failure" to bring back the fugitive diamantaire to justice while he apparently thrived elsewhere.The Opposition's...

06-Mar-2019 New Delhi

FIR against Modi on Rafale inescapable: Congress, Yechury

Stepping up the attack on Narendra Modi over the "Rafale scam", the Congress called for a case of corruption against the Prime Minister for "duping" India, while the CPI-M said a FIR against him was inescapable.Citing a report of the Indian Negotiation Team (INT),...

06-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Modi guilty of corruption in Rafale : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of enriching Dassault Aviation at the cost of Indian exchequer by waiving bank guarantee in the Rafale deal, the Congress on Wednesday said he should be investigated under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the IPC.Citing...

03-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Modi politicising bravery of soldiers : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of politicising the bravery and martyrdom of soldiers, saying he was resorting to credit-seeking for the valour of armed forces as a last resort before the Lok Sabha elections.In a statement,...

20-Feb-2019 New Delhi

Congress questions Modi's move to personally receive Saudi Prince

The Congress on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to personally receive Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who praised Pakistans "anti-terror" efforts and asked if it was Modis way of honouring the CRPF troopers killed...

31-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Modi devastated India: Congress on unemployment rate

Saying Indias unemployment rate was at a four-decade high, the Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "devastating the economy"."In just five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has devastated the economy and driven unemployment to a 45-year-high....

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...

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...

14-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Congress demands JPC into Rafale deal

The Congress on Friday continued to press its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal notwithstanding the Supreme Court judgement rejecting petitions seeking an investigation.Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala...

07-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Is Narendra Modi above accountability, asks Congress

The Congress on Friday lambasted BJP President Amit Shah for parrying a media query over Prime Minister Narendra Modi yet to hold a press conference, and asked if Modi and Shah consider themselves above accountability.Asked to respond on Congress President...

27-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Modi's sinister design in J&K exposed : Randeep Singh Surjewala

In the wake of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Maliks assertions of not "looking to Delhi" on government formation in the state, the Congress on Tuesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "sinister design" to install an illegitimate government...

18-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Congress calls BJP misogynist over Khattar's rape remarks

Accusing the BJP leadership of being "misogynist", the Congress on Sunday demanded an apology from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for reportedly claiming that most rape cases were "fake" and took place amongst people who knew each other well."Misogyny...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Did Sardar Patel not ban RSS? Congress asks Modi

On a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 182-metre high statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in Gujarat, the Congress reminded Modi that Patel, as the then Union Home Minister, had banned the RSS for inciting communal hatred."Did Sardar Patel not...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Modi's boat of corruption will sink : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Wednesday targeted the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal saying its "boat of corruption" will sink after the Supreme Court asked for details of pricing and told the Centre to go public on the selection process of the Indian offset...

25-Oct-2018 New Delhi

IB heading CBI way : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Thursday attacked the Centre after four 'suspected' Intelligence Bureau men were nabbed from outside the residence of Alok Verma, the CBI director who was sent on leave a day ago, saying the 'IB is heading the CBI way'."After making CBI as...

23-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Congress blames Modi for CBI mess, questions his meet with CBI chief

The Congress on Tuesday held Prime Minister Narendra Modi solely responsible for "dismantling, denigrating and destroying" the CBI and accused him and BJP chief Amit Shah of "perpetually misusing" the central probe agency.In the wake of the CBI registering...

17-Oct-2018 New Delhi

In big boost, Jaswant's son Manvendra joins Congress

In a big boost to the Congress ahead of Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Manvendra Singh, son of former Union Minister and one of the founders of the BJP, Jaswant Singh, joined the Congress on Wednesday.Singh had a meeting with Congress President Rahul...

17-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Break your silence on Rafale deal: Congress tells Modi

The Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the Rafale deal, saying that the fresh documents pertaining to minutes of meetings of two trade unions of Dassualt Aviation reveal that he "facilitated a sweetheart deal"...

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