Congress Core Group

  • Congress Core Group remains divided on anti-graft Bills February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress Core Group still remains undecided on the fate of the anti-corruption Bills that party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi is pushing for. In the run to the Lok Sabha elections, the Bills assume huge significance in order to change the image of the party and to portray...
  • A Billion Votes: CWC meet on Rahul Gandhi January 16, 2014

    The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met in New Delhi on Thursday ahead of the AICC meet. The crucial meet will look at Rahul Gandhi's role in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Congress core group meeting ends January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress core group meeting has just now concluded. While the details of the meeting are still sketchy, sources have confirmed the anti-graft bills were among the topics discussed during the meeting. The anti-corruption bill has been endorsed by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who wants it passed...
  • Congress core group meets today, Rahul Gandhi to attend January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress core group is slated to meet on Wednesday evening, a day before the Congress Working Committee meeting tomorrow. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will also be attending the core group meet. The slew of meetings by Congress leaders come in wake of the crucial AICC meeting on January 17....
  • United AP supporters show strength; Telangana observes bandh September 7, 2013

    It was a showdown between pro and anti-telangana factions. Pro-statehood groups had called for a 24-hour Telangana bandh to protest a rally opposing the bifurcation of the state. Tension prevailed near the Nizam college as some students protested against the 'Save Andhra Pradesh' meeting. Security has been tightened and many...
  • Congress core group to decide on diesel price hike August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress core group will meet on Friday to decide on a possible hike in oil prices. According to sources, diesel price may be hiked by Rs 3 per litre after the monsoon session ends. This comes after Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conveyed...
  • Telangana statehood: Andhra Cong leaders write to Sonia, urge her not to divide the state July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: As the Congress and the UPA government appear to be veering towards formation of a separate Telangana state, Andhra Pradesh Congress leaders have written to party president Sonia Gandhi urging her not to split the state. They have also sought an appointment with the Congress President. This comes even...
  • Hyderabad may be joint capital of Telangana, Andhra for 5 yrs: sources July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Hyderabad is likely to be a joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for five years, according to sources. The Congress leadership had on Friday discussed the Telangana issue amid mounting speculation that the party may be veering round towards the creation of a separate state. Sources also said...
  • Telangana statehood: Congress core group meets today July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress core group will meet on Friday to decide the contours of the final draft on Telangana separate statehood issue. A final decision, however, may take sometime as the party is still divided on the issue. It's been one of the longest and the most violent agitations...
  • Govt set to bite the bullet on Telangana, decision likely by July end July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance is set to bite the bullet on Telangana statehood soon. The Congress Core group will meet on Friday and is likely to finalise its Telangana plan. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Congress is keen to announce a decision on Telangana before the Monsoon Session...
  • Congress core group meet: No decision yet on Food Security, Telangana June 7, 2013

    New Delhi: No decision was taken on whether to bring an ordinance on UPA's pet legislation - Food Security - during Friday's core Congress meet. The bill is stuck in Parliament as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) did not allow it to be debated upon in the Lok Sabha during...
  • 'Decision on Telangana likely after AP Assembly session' June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress Core Group met in the national capital to discuss the Telangana issue and sources tell CNN-IBN that a decision is likely to be announced after the Assembly session of Andhra Pradesh gets over. The Group also held talks on the Food Security Bill. Sources say an all-party...
  • Congress top brass to discuss the way ahead on Food Bill May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The core group of the Congress will be meet on Friday to decide whether to call for a special session of Parliament or to pass an ordinance on the controversial Food Security Bill. There has been a divide within the government on calling a special session or passing...
  • Cong top brass discusses way ahead on Food Security Bill May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress top brass, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi, on Friday deliberated on the way ahead on the issue of Food Security Bill. All options were considered, was the response of party sources who said no decision has been taken about the future course of...
  • Cong says Ashwani, Bansal won't go even as BJP builds pressure May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Pawan Bansal and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar are not going to resign just as yet. The Congress Core Group, which met on Sunday evening, has decided to fight it out with the Opposition over the railway bribery and coal scam controversies. Sources say that the...
  • Railway bribery: Sonia Gandhi consults AK Antony on Bansal May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid mounting demand for removal of Railway Minister PK Bansal from the Union Cabinet, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held consultations with Defence Minister AK Antony on the issue. Antony drove to 10, Janpath ahead of the Congress Core Group meeting. Bansal is in the eye of a...
  • Coal scam: Sonia backs Kumar at core group meet April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress core group met a short while back to discuss the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) affidavit on coal block allocation scam report with its allies and backed Law Minister Ashwani Kumar. Kumar told the core group his job was to look at the legal points in the...
  • Congress core group discusses Telangana issue January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: With the Centre's deadline on the issue of Telangana approaching, Congress top brass, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi, held one more round of talks on the issue Saturday evening. The meeting of the Congress Core Group deliberated exclusively on the statehood issue at...
  • Justice should be sought within legal framework: Azad December 25, 2012

    Akola: Although the Centre is not opposed to the demand for death sentence to the accused in the Delhi gangrape, justice has to be sought within the legal framework, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Tuesday. "The Centre is not against the view that the accused in the Delhi gangrape...
  • Delhi gangrape: Sources say govt ready for talks December 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The protests over the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus in the national capital continued on Tuesday despite it being Christmas holiday. As the protesters remained undeterred by the steps taken by the administration, the Delhi Police earlier detained as many as 12...
  • Delhi gangrape: Protest at Jantar Mantar; India Gate still off limits December 25, 2012

    A small group of people gathered at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday demanding stringent punishment to those involved in the gangrape of a young girl even as India Gate remained out of bounds for demonstrations. ...
  • Live: TMC ministers reach 7 RCR, plan dharna September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: 3.44 pm TMC ministers plan to stage dharna at Jantar Mantar on September 30. 3.43 pm: TMC leaders leave to meet PM at 7 RCR. 3: 10 pm: Future is ours: Sudeep Bandopadhyay. 3: 09 pm: There is no credibility left in the UPA government: TMC MP Sudeep Bandopadhyay. 2: 42 pm:...
  • Congress rules out rollback on FDI in retail September 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress sources said on Wednesday that there will be no rollback on FDI in multi-brand retail, however adding that a rollback on the diesel price hike and the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders could not be completely ruled out. The sources said that Finance Minister P Chidambaram made it...
  • Cong core group meets, puts fuel price hike on hold September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress core group on Tuesday put on hold an immediate hike in the prices of petrol and diesel. The Congress party maintained that it was against the immediate hike. According to reports, Union Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy and Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram argued in favour of...
  • FDI: Cong may approach Mamata again before Wed December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress core group met on Friday again to discuss the controversy surrounding the foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail. According to sources, the Congress will again reach out to key ally Mamata Banerjee on the issue before Wednesday. Sources further said that the government would take a decision on...
  • Cong backs Sheila, won't repeat Chavan episode August 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress core committee met on Saturday to discuss the political situation, including the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report that has indicted the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Delhi government for irregularities in the Commonwealth Games. The Congress is standing by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit...