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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,...

28-May-2019 Bengaluru

Congress blames 'polarisation', Modi wave for rout in Karnataka

Shocked by its worst defeat in parliamentary elections, in which it managed to retain only a lone seat in Karnataka, the Congress has blamed the "polarisation" of votes and an unseen Modi wave for the spectacular performance of rival BJP, which won 25 of the...

27-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress in deep trouble, CWC meet likely in four days

Reeling under the impact of poll debacle, the Congress is in deep trouble, with party chief Rahul Gandhi insisting on quitting the post amid a series of resignations, setting the stage for a likely meeting of its highest decision-making body, the Congress Working...

27-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress in crisis as resignations pile up

In the wake of electoral debacle, the Congress appeared to be in a crisis on Monday with resignations of its leaders piling up and the leadership planning to crack the whip.Amid the shock in the party, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met party...

27-May-2019 New Delhi

3 more state Congress chiefs resign

With the Congress facing an electoral debacle in several states in the Lok Sabha election, three more state party chiefs have tendered their resignations, taking the total number to seven.Congress party chiefs of Jharkhand, Assam and Punjab have also resigned...

26-May-2019 Chandigarh

How Amarinder held his 'fort' against Modi wave

Punjab proved to be the only face-saver for the Congress in the parliamentary elections in north India, with two-time Chief Minister Amarinder Singh securing victory for his party in eight out of the state's 13 Lok Sabha seats.Defying the BJP's anti-dynasty...

25-May-2019 Amethi

What went wrong in Amethi for Congress?

What went so horribly wrong for Congress President Rahul Gandhi that he lost from his familys pocket borough Amethi Lok Sabha constituency?Ask local leaders and people and they cite reasons like Congress turncoats benefitting BJP's Smriti Irani and apparent...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Time for 'token action' over, say Congress leaders after poll debacle

The Congress needs "meaningful and difficult decisions" to chart its future course in view of its second successive debacle in the Lok Sabha elections with questions now being raised about leadership of party chief Rahul Gandhi and the strategy to take on...

24-May-2019 Amaravati

BJP, Congress decimated in Andhra Pradesh

 In the Andhra Pradesh elections, which were all about YSRCP versus TDP, both the BJP and the Congress were decimated.For the Congress, this is the second successive election when it drew a blank in both the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the new state...

07-May-2019 Chandigarh

Hooda clan in Haryana fray to revive Congress

It is a high-stakes battle for the Hooda father-son duo and also for their Congress party in these parliamentary polls in Haryana where the legacy matters and where the party has been on a steady downhill journey since its humiliating rout in 2014.Former...

06-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress and BJP: How different are their attitudes towards Muslims?

If Indira Gandhi had won the 1977 general elections, it would have been a popular endorsement of her Emergency regime.Why would Narendra Modi's return after the elections be seen differently from Indira Gandhi's after the Emergency? There is a list of failures...

30-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

Can Hooda do an Amarinder for Congress in Haryana?

With the stakes being high in the Haryana Lok Sabha elections, whose results will influence the state's Assembly elections to be held in October, the Congress is betting big on its old warhorses Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his son Deepinder Singh Hooda to stop...

29-Apr-2019 Shimla

Fresh tug of war between two Himachal Congress arch rivals

In a fresh tug of war between two Congress arch rivals in Himachal Pradesh, six-time former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, the former  slammed the latter at an election rally for ditching the party."I cannot forgive...

27-Apr-2019 New Delhi

The mistakes which Rahul has made

Although the latest poll surveys suggest that the Bharatiya Janata Party may not be able to get a majority of its own in the ongoing polls, the leaders of the mahagathbandhan (grand alliance), which has not been formed except in bits and pieces, are bound to...

24-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Rahul's fascination for Vijender's art lands him poll ticket

The Congress decision to nominate star boxer Vijender Singh for the prestigious South Delhi constituency has come as a surprise to many but former chief national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has not been taken aback at the development.The longest serving national...

22-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress fields boxer Vijender Singh from South Delhi

The Congress on Monday fielded Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh as its candidate for the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat.A high-profile boxer, Singh won the bronze medal in 2008 Olympics. He later turned professional. Congress President Rahul...

22-Apr-2019 New Delhi

In Modi vs all election, can you spot Rahul?

The Great Indian Election circus has just begun.So far, we have seen two phases of the elections in different states. The Big Bang of the election is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For the opposition, he is the main agenda, how does one oust him in order...

21-Apr-2019 New Delhi

BJP to defend 62 seats in phase 3, Congress 16

The third phase of Lok Sabha elections scheduled for Tuesday will see the maximum number of seats going to the polls in a single phase -- 117 across 15 states and Union Territories.It will also be a test for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which...

21-Apr-2019 Srinagar

A tough poll battle on cards in picturesque Ladakh

The electoral battle in the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat of Jammu and Kashmir has become interesting for poll watchers, but tough for contestants.The constituency, spread over Leh and Kargil districts, is geographically one of the largest and population-wise one...

20-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

Amarinder and his '#CaptainDiChaupal' on Twitter

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had a successful run with his 'Coffee with Captain' campaign to woo young voters in Punjab in the run up to the February 2017 Assembly elections in the state.Having been in power for over two years and the opposition gunning...

15-Apr-2019 Ranchi

Jharkhand: BJP, Congress name women after 15 years

The two national parties -- the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- have fielded one woman candidate each in the Lok Sabha elections from Jharkhand after a long gap.The last BJP woman candidate was Rita Verma. She won the Dhanbad parliamentary...

14-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

After Surjewala experiment, Congress banks on big names in Haryana

By 0fielding former Union Minister Kumari Selja, state Congress President Ashok Tanwar and former cabinet Minister Ajay Singh Yadav for the May 12 Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, the opposition Congress has again taken a political gamble of fielding big...

13-Apr-2019 Lukhnow

Priyanka preparing UP for 2022, Rahul the Congress for 2024

It is true that there are no permanent enemies or permanent friends in politics. But this Machiavellian law is clearly not applicable when a coalition of parties is in the midst of an existential battle. No one can grudge the Congress partys desire to revive,...

07-Apr-2019 New Delhi

'Ab Hoga Nyay' is Congress slogan for LS polls

The Congress on Sunday unveiled its campaign slogan -- "Ab Hoga Nyay" (Now, there will be justice). It will feature in all its advertisements, posters, radio jingles, billboards and songs.'Nyay' is the acronym of its minimum income guarantee scheme -- Nyuntam...

07-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress manifesto a mirage not reality

After I finished reading the 55-page Congress manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, I suddenly remembered a scene in the famous political satire British sitcom, 'Yes Prime Minister'.It was set in the days before the budget and the Finance Secretary of...

06-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress leader assaults BJP spokesperson on live TV

With the Lok Sabha polls approaching, the politicians are busy attacking each other with sharp criticism. In a similar case, Congress spokesperson Alok Sharma on Saturday threw a glass of water on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson KK Sharma during...

06-Apr-2019 Lucknow

Political pygmies to challenge stalwarts in UP

Chandra Shekhar 'Azad' and Amit Jani are relatively unknown entities in Uttar Pradesh politics.They have hit headlines occasionally with their fledgling outfits but now they are ready to make news with their electoral debuts.Chandra Shekhar Azad who heads the...

06-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress manifesto gives one signal, fighting Left another

Rahul Gandhi's choice of Wayanad as his constituency in south India has set tongues wagging. Is this an insurance just in case there is a shock reversal in Amethi? Since he is fighting the BJP in the company of regional parties, is the Amethi-Wayanad arc designed...

31-Mar-2019 Wayanad (Kerala)

Why Wayanad is safest seat for Rahul Gandhi

The picturesque district, sitting high on the Western Ghats, is popularly known for its tourism potential on account of it being located at altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 meters. On Sunday, Wayanad also became the battleground for political ascendancy,...

30-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Urmila Matondkar the politician

Whenever I think of Urmila Matondkar, I think of a lot of warm food and conversation. Urmila talks a lot. If you know her, you'd know what 'nineteen to the dozen' means. She is a one-woman entertainment industry in the living room if she warms up to you. Or else,...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

We will scrap Niti Aayog : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that his party will scrap the Niti Aayog if voted to power in Lok Sabha elections as it has served no purpose other than marketing presentations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and "fudging data".He said the party...

29-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Honesty is my only agenda : Urmila Matondkar

Bollywood actress-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Friday said that she does not have any specific agenda for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and that honesty is her only agenda.Urmila Matondkar was interacting with the media during her election campaign...

29-Mar-2019 Bhopal

Govinda meets Kamal Nath, sparks speculation

Actor and former Congress MP Govinda on Friday met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath at the Secretariat here, triggering speculation in political circles.Govinda said he was in Bhopal on personal work and wanted to greet his former colleague. The Congress...

29-Mar-2019 Ayodhya

Modi went to Pakistan for biryani : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday took a pot shot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he had gone to Pakistan in 2015 to eat biryani.Responding to a query over Modi's remarks that people in Pakistan will applaud if Congress wins...

29-Mar-2019 Ayodhya

PM has no clue about Varanasi villages : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday took a pot shot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying when he does not know anything about villages in his Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency how will he develop them.Priyanka Gandhi said this as she huddled...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Modi government created rural distress: Priyanka Chaturvedi

The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of quietly squeezing funds meant for the MGNREGA scheme, and said pro-rich and anti-poor policies of his government created "rampant and unimaginable rural distress" in the past five years.Congress...

29-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi says no angel tax, no permissions for new business

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday promised incentives for entrepreneurs and start-ups to boost job creation in the country, saying there will be no permissions required for the first three years of any new business, no angel tax and sold incentives...

27-Mar-2019 Bhopal

PM not admitting Pulwama intel failure : Digvijaya Singh

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday blamed the Pulwama attack on the government's intelligence failure and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had no explanation for it and his party was instead busy fanning Hindu-Muslim tensions.Singh,...

27-Mar-2019 Bhopal

BJP busy fanning Hindu-Muslim tension : Digvijaya Singh

Calling the Pulwama attack an intelligence failure, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh said, here on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had no explanation for it and his party was instead busy inciting Hindu-Muslim tensions.Singh, Congress...

27-Mar-2019 Amethi (Uttar Pradesh)

Elections important to save the country: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said here on Wednesday that she has asked the party workers to campaign hard as the coming Lok Sabha elections were of national importance to "save" the country.Speaking to the media after holding a marathon meeting...

27-Mar-2019 Bengaluru

It's advantage BJP in Karnataka over Congress-JD-S

Riding on the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the "achievements" of the NDA government, the BJP is upbeat on winning more seats than the Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) combine in Karnataka in the 2019 general elections.Polling for the...

26-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi promises Nyay, real GST after LS win

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government slapped on people demonetisation and "Gabbar Singh Tax", while his party would give them the 'Nyay' income guarantee scheme and "real" GST if it comes to power."They did...

26-Mar-2019 Bundi

PM Modi weakened all pro-poor schemes : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of opposing and weakening all schemes that helped the poor, and said his party's newly launched Nyay income guarantee scheme is not a free gift but justice for them.Addressing the...

26-Mar-2019 Mumbai

BJP made me an offer : Sushilkumar Shinde

In a sensational claim, senior Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said he recently got an offer to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).He said that first his daughter, sitting Maharashtra legislator Praniti Shinde, was approached and later...

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...

26-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Demonetization a scam, will be probed : Kapil Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday called demonetization the biggest scam in India's history since independence and said a thorough investigation will be done after the government changes.Sibal was speaking at a joint press conference called by opposition...

26-Mar-2019 Jaipur

Modi creating two 'Hindustans' in india : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of attempting to create two Hindustans in India, one for the rich and the other for the poor.Gandhi also attacked Modi on diverse issues such as Goods and Services Tax (GST), demonetization...

25-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Ex-Telecom Minister Sukh Ram rejoins Congress

Former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram and his grandson Ashray Sharma on Monday rejoined the Congress, after parting ways from the BJP.The latter may be the Congress candidate against the BJP's Ram Swaroop Sharma from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi, the family turf.Sukh...

25-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Gloom pervades Maharashtra poll battlefield

With no 'wave' to guide their destinies, anxious politicians from all parties are desperately jumping from one ship to another to navigate their uncertain political future in Maharashtra for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.In the run-up to the filing of nominations...

24-Mar-2019 Kolkata

34 farmers' suicides in Bengal in 8 months: Congress

Alleging that 34 debt-stressed farmers and agricultural labourers have committed suicide in West Bengal in the recent past, state Congress president Somen Mitra on Sunday ridiculed the Trinamool Congress government's claims that peasants' income has tripled since...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Modi, Rahul firm up narratives in election criss-cross

They have different styles of campaigning and have adopted different strategies to woo voters in the Lok Sabha elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi are the lead campaigners for their parties, but have followed a diverse...

24-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Why Wayanad could be a safe seat for Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad, which could soon become a VVIP constituency if Congress President Rahul Gandhi decides to contest the Lok Sabha election from there, has been a Congress safe seat.In the last two Lok Sabha elections, in 2014 and 2009, M.I. Shanavas of the Congress won...

23-Mar-2019 Chanchal (West Bengal)

Elections a battle between unity and hatred : Rahul Gandhi

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "lying all day in his speeches", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday termed the coming Lok Sabha elections a battle between the Congress' idea of unity and the BJP-RSS' ideology of "divisiveness and hatred"."We...

23-Mar-2019 Chanchal (West Bengal)

Mamata regime one-person show, did nothing : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of running the entire state according to her whims."Bengal is being run by just one person. She neither talks to anyone nor takes...

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