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20-Sep-2020 New Delhi

'Black day' for parliamentary democracy : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Responding to the ministers' press briefing led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the agri Bills, the Congress called the behaviour of the government as a "black day" in Indias democratic history.Addressing the press conference, Congress leaders K.C. Venugopal...

18-Sep-2020 Bhopal

Ex-BJP MLA Parul Sahu joins Congress in Madhya Pradesh

Amid the ongoing defections ahead of the bypolls to 27 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, former BJP MLA Parul Sahu joined the Congress on Friday.Sahu, who had become a BJP legislator in 2013 from Surkhi seat in Sagar district, joined the Congress in the presence...

09-Sep-2020 New Delhi

The lockdown was an attack on the poor : Rahul Gandhi

Continuing his attack on the government over the state of economy, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the unplanned lockdown broke the backbone of Indian economy and it was the Modi government's third attack on the unorganised sector.Releasing...

07-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Congress again flays govt for 'failure' to tackle corona

As India surpassed Brazil in the number of coronavirus cases on Monday to occupy the second position in the world tally, the Congress again hit out at the Centre for what the party called the failure to check the pandemic and demanded that the Prime Minister...

06-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Faulty GST destroyed informal economy : Rahul Gandhi

Keeping up his attack on the government, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Modi government on the GST, alleging that it was the second big blow to the unorganised sector of the economy and that its faulty implementation had destroyed the...

04-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Congress attacks govt on jobs issue, demands end to privatisation

The Congress again attacked the central government on Friday over what it called increasing unemployment and bad condition of the Indian economy and demanded creation of jobs and an end to privatisation.The party alleged that the BJP-led NDA government had...

31-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020): People's President

About Pranab Mukherjee, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh once told me that he was like Dhrupad Sangeet. If you don't understand Dhrupad or if your ears are not trained to listen to Dhrupad, then it will be difficult for you to enjoy the music.The analogy with...

31-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Ex President Pranab 'Babu' breathes his last

Pranab Mukherjee -- a former President, the man who missed becoming the Prime Minister of India by a whisker, the Congress party's trouble-shooter during the UPA rule and the unlikely Congressman with proximity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (the Prime Minister...

29-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Influence of dictatorship on country's democracy rising: Sonia Gandhi

Taking a swipe at the Central government, interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday that anti-national and anti-poor forces were spreading hatred and "venom of violence" in the country, and the "influence of dictatorship" on democracy was rising.While...

20-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Remove Amarinder, save Cong in Punjab : Partap Singh Bajwa

Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha and former State President of the Congress in Punjab, Partap Singh Bajwa has upped the ante against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for his autocratic style of functioning and has alleged that the CM is shielding...

20-Aug-2020

Manmohan Singh wanted to step down, make Rahul PM : Shaktisinh Gohil

Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil on Wednesday claimed that during UPA-II, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had offered Rahul Gandhi his place as he wanted to step down due to health issues.However, Rahul Gandhi turned down the proposal and requested Manmohan...

20-Aug-2020 Jaipur

Humbled by rousing welcome when not even part of govt : Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan's former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot visited Tonk, his assembly constituency, on Wednesday to a spirited welcome by people at various places, and said this had left him "humbled".Addressing a public hearing in Tonk, Pilot said: "I am not a part...

14-Aug-2020 Jaipur

It doesn't matter who sits where in the Assembly: Sachin Pilot

Former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot said on Friday that it doesn't matter who sits where inside the Assembly, what matters is who holds place in people's minds and hearts.Pilot's seating arrangement was changed in the House when the special...

11-Aug-2020 Jaipur

Will try to win hearts of rebel MLAs: Ashok Gehlot

After the resolution of the crisis arising out of rebellion by Congress MLAs owing allegiance to Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said that he would try to know their grievances and then try to win them over.Gehlot was speaking...

01-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Cong MP Manish Tewari flays party colleagues for questioning UPA rule

Even as the veterans vs Team Rahul war within the Congress is out in the open, former Union Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday hit out at party leaders who questioned 10 years of the United Progressive Alliance rule at the Centre, calling them "ill-informed".Interestingly,...

01-Aug-2020 New Delhi

It's jungleraj in UP: Priyanka Gandhi lashes out at Yogi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday wrote to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, called kidnapping a flourishing industry as such people living under a cloud of fear.In...

31-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Covid-19 provides opportunity for a new imagination: Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in his conversation with 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Bangladesh Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus said on Friday that the novel coronavirus pandemic has given an opportunity to have a brand new imagination and emphasised...

29-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Rajasthan Governor setting 'dangerous precedent': Ahmed Patel

Amid the faceoff between the Rajasthan Governor and the Ashok Gehlot government over convening the special Assembly session, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said it could set a "dangerous precedent."Attacking Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra without naming...

25-Jul-2020 Lucknow

'No test, no corona' policy is scary: Priyanka to Yogi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday wrote to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, raising the issue of rising coronavirus cases and low testing in the state. She said state government seems to have adopted 'No test, no corona'...

21-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi slams Modi's 'Atmanirbhar' call, questions priorities

Continuing his attack on the Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday taunted the much-hyped 'Atmanirbhar' (self reliant) programme of the Centre and called out the "misplaced" priorities given to events since February when Covid cases were just...

20-Jul-2020 Raipur

Chhattisgarh first state to buy cow dung from farmers

Bhupesh Baghel on Monday launched the 'Godhan Nyaya Yojana' in 2,408 rural areas and 377 urban areas during the first phase of the scheme in the state.Under the scheme the government will purchase cow dung at Rs 2 per kg and sell the vermi-compost at Rs 8 per...

19-Jul-2020 New Delhi

BJP creating mischief, Rahul very much in India : Cong

Amid a political slugfest between the BJP and Congress, social media has been abuzz with speculation that former party chief Rahul Gandhi has left the country, but sources close to the Congress leader have denied this, adding that the ruling BJP is rattled...

19-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Priyanka again slams UP govt over Covid 'mismanagement'

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government again over what she dubbed as its "mismanagement" of the coronavirus crisis even as the number of corona cases in the state rose to 47,036."CM saheb and his officers...

18-Jul-2020 New Delhi

BJP's only grievance is why tapes were recorded : Pawan Khera

Soon after the BJP on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged phone tapping of the political leaders in Rajasthan, the Congress hit back saying that the BJP has accepted that it was behind the political crisis and their only grievance is why tapes...

16-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Our fight is against injustice: Rahul slams govt over Guna incident

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at the BJP government over the thrashing of a Dalit family by the Madhya Pradesh Police in Guna district and said that our fight is against injustice."Our fight is against this ideology and injustice,"...

15-Jul-2020 Shivpuri

Digvijaya Singh slams Jyotiraditya Scindia for joining 'enemies'

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on erstwhile party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia for joining hands with the BJP which he dubbed as 'enemies'.Speaking to reporters in Shivpuri, Digvijaya...

14-Jul-2020 Jaipur

Sachin Pilot breaks silence, says truth cannot be defeated

Minutes after the Congress party sacked senior party leader Sachin Pilot from all posts including that of Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and party state unit chief, he said that truth can be disturbed but cannot be defeated."Truth can be disturbed, but not...

31-Jan-2020 Gharuan

Two Day Punjab State Youth Festival ends on a musical note

The two day Punjab state youth festival organized by department of youth services, Govt of Punjab concluded today at the campus of Chandigarh university Gharuan with power packed performances by the youth of Punjab. More than twenty three thousand students...

08-Nov-2019 New Delhi

DeMo: Won''t let nation forget Tughlaki blunder : Sonia Gandhi

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi on Friday slammed the government on the third anniversary of demonetization, terming it as a "Tughlaki blunder" which was "inflicted by a tyrannical government hell-bent upon attacking livelihoods and lives of its own people."In...

30-Oct-2019 New Delhi

Govt internationalised Kashmir issue: Ambika Soni

Amid the visit of European Parliament members to the Kashmir valley, the Congress targeted government saying it has internationalised Kashmir.Congress General Secretary Ambika Soni said now the whole world is discussing Kashmir."European Union delegation...

30-Oct-2019 New Delhi

Diplomatic blunder, says Congress over MEP''s Kashmir visit

The Congress has come down heavily on the government for the visit of Members of the European Parliament to Kashmir. The Congress said that it is a "diplomatic blunder" facilitated by an "international business broker".The party''s chief spokesperson Randeep...

17-Oct-2019 Mumbai

Slowdown, government apathy affecting economy : Manmohan Singh

Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for the current economic slowdown and rural distress, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that merely "passing the buck to Congress would not work"."The present government should have learned and provided...

17-Oct-2019 New Delhi

Why Bharat Ratna to Savarkar, why not to Godse, asks Congress

The Congress on Thursday slammed the BJP for demanding a Bharat Ratna for its ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in its manifesto for the Maharashtra Assembly polls."Why does NDA/BJP government want to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar, why not Godse? The...

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