Congress

  • We are not fighting against Congress, breakup unforunate: NCP's Supriya Sule 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Supriya Sule, the daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar and MP said that her party wanted to save the Congress-NCP alliance in the state. Speaking to CNN-IBN she said, "we were very keen on the alliance. We wanted the Congress to decide quickly. Sharad Pawar spoke to Sonia Gandhi....
  • Relatives to slug it out in Maharashtra poll ring 3 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra will witness many politicians battling it out against their relatives who are contesting as candidates of rival parties to enter the Assembly. Ashish Deshmukh, nephew of NCP leader and Food and Civil Supplies minister Anil Deshmukh, is pitted against his uncle in Katol, which Anil has been representing...
  • Haryana polls: Dalits live in fear in Mirchpur, have no hopes from any party January 11, 1410

    Mirchpur: As Haryana is going to polls on October 15, caste factor continue to play a crucial role in the state politics. Dalits make up 20 per cent of Haryana's population, above the national average of 16 per cent, but social and political clout still remains with the Jats. In 2010,...
  • BJP will get absolute majority in Maharashtra polls: Prakash Javadekar 17 hours 13 minutes ago

    Nashik: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that BJP will get an absolute majority in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. "People will vote for good governance and stable government. They will vote for BJP and we will get an absolute majority in the state Assembly elections. People...
  • NCP withdrew support in Maharashtra with eye on Union Cabinet: Prithviraj Chavan 19 hours 27 minutes ago

    Tuljapur: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday charged that NCP had withdrawn support to his government with an eye on Union Cabinet berths and as part of a "game plan" worked out with BJP. "NCP has given the state (which is under central rule) to BJP by withdrawing...
  • Ahead of Maharashtra polls, HC orders drive to remove illegal hoardings 19 hours 42 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections of October 15, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked all the municipal corporations and councils to conduct a special drive to remove illegal hoardings and banners. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka said the drive...
  • Sonia rejects Pawar's remark that Congress responsible for breakup 21 hours 52 minutes ago

    Jammu: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday rejected NCP chief Sharad Pawar's remark that her party was responsible for ending their 15-year-old alliance over seat-sharing in Maharashtra. "The reason for it (severing of ties) was not us, not me, not Rahul, not Congress," Gandhi told reporters here when asked about Pawar's...
  • Prakash Chautala, Congress come under BJP chief's sharp attack 22 hours 22 minutes ago

    Narnaund (Hisar): BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday hit out at Om Prakash Chautala, a former chief minister of poll-bound Haryana saying his "arrogance" remains the same despite his sentencing in the teachers' recruitment scam. He also attacked Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda led Congress, accusing the party of pushing the...
  • PM ripping time due to media management: Pawar on Modi US speeches Yesterday

    The NCP leader and former union minister talking exclusively to Network 18 said that conditions in US was favorable to PM Modi. ...
  • Maharashtra elections: Sharad Pawar doesn't rule out post-poll alliance with Congress, says won't go with BJP Yesterday

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar refuted all rumours of forming an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Maharashtra. Speaking exclusively to Network18, Pawar said, "NCP will prefer a secular formation. There is no question of going with the BJP." The NCP parted ways with Congress in...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress fields 27 women candidates; BJP 21 Yesterday

    Mumbai: Ex-Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's wife Ameeta, who is making her electoral debut in Maharashtra Assembly polls, and late BJP leader Gopinath Munde's daughter Pankaja Munde are among the key women legislators testing their luck this time, with the Congress firmly in the driver's seat fielding the highest number of...
  • Maharashtra polls: Prithviraj Chavan lacked coalition mindset, says Sharad Pawar Yesterday

    Pune: Firing a salvo at his estranged ally Prithviraj Chavan, NCP President Sharad Pawar has criticised the former Congress chief minister for not having a "coalition mindset" and accused him of indulging in "diversionary tactics". Stepping up his attack on the Congress, Pawar said, "The previous Congress chief ministers who led...
  • Maharashtra elections: Uddhav and Raj's parallel politics change equations Yesterday

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray has asked Anant Geete, the Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries, to resign from the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. Geete is expected to tender his resignation as soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in India from his US tour. It is very...
  • Modi 'very good event manager', but got 'carried away' in US: Congress Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved himself a "very good event manager" but got "carried away" on his visit to the USA even as it charged that he was "diluting" the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. The party, however, at the same time praised Modi for...
  • Gujarat: Modi's US visit was successful due to 'marketing' says Vaghela Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Leader of Opposition Shankersinh Vaghela termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit on Monday as just another "well marketed product" and claimed that people tends to "buy" products based on advertisements. "If everything is done through marketing, then even Amitabh Bachchan would receive similar response while on US visit. It...
  • Congress steers clear of HR Bharadwaj's claim of Nehru opposing quota Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday steered clear of former Union Minister HR Bharadwaj's claim that Jawaharlal Nehru had opposed quota on caste and communal lines. "I have not read the book and hence will not be able to comment. Moreover, if anything has been written in the book, it could...
  • Tamil Nadu: Congress MP comes out openly in 'moral support' of Jayalalithaa Yesterday

    Puducherry: Sulking Rajya Sabha Congress MP P Kannan on Monday came out openly in support of extending "moral support" to jailed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, saying her conviction in a wealth case was not a political setback to her, but she would scale greater heights. "I am extending moral support to...
  • Congress takes pot shots at Modi over 'Mohanlal' Gandhi slip Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accidentally calling Mahatma Gandhi "Mohanlal Karamchand Gandhi", saying that one cannot be expected to follow the ideals of the Father of the Nation if the person mispronounces his name. "It wld (sic) be foolish to expect one...
  • Congress is not our political rival: NCP leader Sunil Tatkare Yesterday

    Mumbai: Despite parting ways with the Congress which was the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) ally for 15 years, the NCP said on Monday that its former partner is not its political adversary. "Shiv Sena-BJP were our main political rivals. There is no question of considering Congress as our adversary," NCP Maharashtra...
  • Assembly polls: Everybody has an outside chance in Maharashtra Yesterday

    Mumbai: For the first time, all major political parties in Maharashtra have taken a gamble in its recent political history. The 25-year-old relationship between the Shiv Sena and the BJP ended on a sour note, last week. On the same day, the ruling Congress and NCP also ended their relationship. All...
  • Press lotus symbol so hard that current is felt in Italy: Amit Shah Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Launching BJP's campaign for Haryana Assembly polls, party president Amit Shah on Monday alleged that corruption had flourished during the successive governments in state and sought a decisive mandate for all-round development of the state. "For 20 years, we are seeing Hooda and Chautala (ruling the state). One comes and...
  • Maharashtra elections: I tried to save the Congress-NCP alliance, says Prithviraj Chavan 2 days ago

    Former chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan who turned in his resignation on Friday accused former ally NCP of conspiring with opposition BJP and alleged that the two parties had a gameplan prior to the split. Chavan said that he tried to salvage the 15-year-old alliance between the NCP and...
  • India, US bonds getting stronger, says US Congresswoman 2 days ago

    Highlighting the importance of meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US Congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney said that the very first state dinner that President had was with India and he is having yet another important dinner with India. Maloney said, "It shows how much he values...
  • NCP in talks with Samajwadi Party on forming alliance 2 days ago

    Mumbai: NCP, which parted ways with Congress, ending their 15-year-long alliance in Maharashtra ahead of the October 15 Assembly polls, on Monday said it was holding talks with Samajwadi Party for a possible tie-up for the elections. "We were always of the view that smaller and like-minded parties should align with...
  • Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to visit flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Almost a month after the disastrous floods struck Jammu and Kashmir, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi will reach out to people in the state during their two-day visit starting on Monday. "Sonia and Rahul are visiting J&K on a two days visit from Monday...
  • Maharashtra elections: Yavatmal Congress leaders unhappy as new faces get tickets 2 days ago

    Yavatmal: Even as a quadrangular fight is likely in the seven assembly segments of Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, some local Congress leaders are irked at being sidelined with new faces being given tickets. In Yavatmal Assembly constituency, state Congress president Manikrao Thakre's son Rahul filed his nomination shortly before deadline. Nandini...
  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: Over 7,000 candidates file nomination 3 days ago

    Mumbai: As many as 7,401 candidates have filed nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls, which is set to witness a five-cornered contest in all the 288 constituencies. The nomination process ended on Saturday with approximately 7,401 candidates filing their papers, state electoral office said Sunday. The final list of candidates...
  • Maharashtra: Congress's Madhu Chavan takes on his BJP namesake in Byculla poll 3 days ago

    Mumbai: In South Mumbai's Byculla constituency, Congress' Madhu Chavan is taking on his namesake from BJP in the October 15 elections but both the candidates are not worried about the similarity in their names. This is not the first time that two Chavans are pitted against each other in this...
  • Haryana elections: Hooda vs Hooda at Garhi Sampla-Kiloi seat 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is eyeing third term, will face his namesake-- a salesman-- among other contestants from the Garhi Sampla Kiloi Assembly constituency. Contesting as an Independent candidate, 41-year-old Bhupender Singh Hooda has filed his nomination papers from Garhi Sampla Kiloi Assembly constituency, the seat which...
  • Will go by laid-down rules on Lokpal appointment: Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The government will go by the laid-down rules in deciding on appointments to the posts of Lokpal, CVC and other statutory authorities with the Leader of Opposition, who is a member of the selection panel for choosing them, not having been designated for the Lower House. "We will work...