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  • Congress to reconstitute Uttar Pradesh party units by July 15 June 18, 2014

    Congress will reconstitute its state, district and block committees in Uttar Pradesh by July 15, thus beginning the process to revamp its organisations across the country after the poll debacle in Lok Sabha. In the first major action after its massive drubbing in Lok Sabha polls, the party had last week...
  • Congress slams BJP over power crisis in Jharkhand June 16, 2014

    Slamming BJP for playing politics over power, Congress on Monday blamed the saffron party for the electricity crisis in Jharkhand as it had ruled the state for maximum years, but failed to produce even a unit in state. We all need electricity. But BJP is indulging in politics over power. It had...
  • Congress observers in Rajasthan to hold divisional meetings from Tuesday June 16, 2014

    To revive Congress in Rajasthan and chalk out plan for the civic bodies poll due later this year, observers appointed by AICC will hold divisional meetings from June 17 to 30. PCC president Sachin Pilot has already directed the district presidents of the party to cooperate with the observers in holding...
  • Kishore Upadhyay named new Congress chief in Uttarakhand June 11, 2014

    Congress tonight appointed former Uttarakhand minister Kishore Upadhyay as the new PCC chief of the state replacing incumbent Yashpal Arya. This is the second organisational decision of the Congress in the last two days. The party had dissolved all state on Tuesday, district and block committees in Uttar Pradesh. Upadhyay served as...
  • PCC to take up Rameshwar Oraon's allegations before party high command June 1, 2014

    The Jharkhand PCC will demand disciplinary action against former union minister and party leader Rameshwar Oraon for publicly blaming the state leadership and organisation for his loss in the Lok Sabha elections from Lohardaga seat. "Rameshwar Oraon has been giving statements in the media, blaming PCC leadership and state organisation for his...
  • Congress urges government to give compensation to famlies of storm victims June 1, 2014

    Congress on Sunday urged the Hemant Soren government to give compensation to the families who lost their kin in Saturday's storm that hit Jharkhand, killing at least eight people. Expressing grief at the death of people in the storm, PCC chief Sukhdeo Bhagat requested the government to look into the incidents...
  • Uttarakhand Congress hits back at BJP over its 'charge sheet' May 1, 2014

    Congress in Uttarakhand on Thursday asked BJP to introspect and look back at its tenure in the state during which "419 scams" took place, a day after the saffron party came out with a "charge sheet" against the Congress. Reacting sharply to the charge sheet which is a list of alleged...
  • PCC chief Sachin Pilot to address rally in Bharatpur today April 20, 2014

    PCC chief Sachin Pilot will address a rally in Bharatpur on Sunday that will go to polls on April 24. First phase of polling in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan on April 17 ended with an average of 63.25% of 3.48 crore electors casting their votes, the Election Commission said. Ganganagar...
  • BJP copied Congress' election manifesto, alleges Rahul Gandhi April 10, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused BJP of copying Congress' election manifesto and asked the opposition party to elaborate on its promises to curb corruption. "Congress started work on poll manifesto six months back and we went to poor, farmers and labourers before drafting our manifesto to know about their problems and...
  • Former Rajasthan minister Ram Gopal Bairwa returns to Congress March 16, 2014

    Former Rajasthan Minister Ram Gopal Bairwa, who was expelled from Congress party for contesting assembly elections on NPP ticket last year, has returned to the party's fold. Bairwa had requested Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot to rejoin the party which was accepted, PCC Spokesperson Archana Sharma said on Sunday. He contested...
  • LS polls: Centre tells forces to remain alert in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand March 3, 2014

    The Centre has directed security forces deployed in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to tighten vigil in the three states in view of intelligence reports which suggested that Naxals would try to carry out subversive attacks in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls. Worried over the plans of Maoists who...
  • Raman Singh has played with the esteem of Chhattisgarh: Karuna Shukla March 2, 2014

    BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla, who has joined Congress, Saturday attacked Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and BJP leader Raman Singh, saying that he had "played with the pride and esteem of the state." Shukla said this after formally accepting the membership of Congress in the presence of PCC chief...
  • Congress gears up for Lok Sabha polls, asks workers to work hard February 15, 2014

    Going into poll mode, the Congress on Saturday asked party workers to fight forces inimical to communal peace and amity in order to retain all the five Lok Sabha seats in upcoming elections in Uttarakhand. A political resolution adopted at a meeting of the PCC's executive committee in Dehradun said forces...
  • PCC hails interim rail budget; BJP criticises it February 13, 2014

    Describing that Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge had done a "good job", PCC on Wednesday welcomed the interim Rail budget for leaving passenger fares and freight rates untouched and giving two trains to Jharkhand. Appreciating that the fare has not been hiked but modernisation and rail facilities in Jammu and Kashmir as...
  • Uttarakhand Congress working committee to meet on Feb 15 February 8, 2014

    The Uttarakhand Congress has summoned a meeting of its working committee in Dehradun on February 15 to work out party's strategy for upcoming Lok Sabha and Panchayat polls in the state. Giving this information at a press conference in Dehradun on Saturday, PCC vicepresident Suryakant Dhasmana said the meeting has been...
  • Rahul's visit to Jharkhand infused renewed energy: PCC February 8, 2014

    Congress on Saturday claimed that party vicepresident Rahul Gandhi's just concluded visit to Jharkhand has infused a renewed energy and enthusiasm among common people in the state. "Rahul's communication with tribal women, the minority communities and other people has instilled fresh and renewed energy in the people, which will have its...
  • Cong to lead Ladakh Council, National Conference relents after talks September 12, 2013

    Srinagar: National Conference and Congress on Thursday reached an agreement over formation of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil under which Congress will control the local governing body. "It has been decided that the Congress party be allowed to form the LAHDC-Kargil and choose its leader as chairman of the...
  • Congress to do final selection of candidates for Rajasthan Assembly polls by September August 11, 2013

    Congress on Sunday said final selection of candidates for the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly elections would be over by September next month and the party's draft manifesto would also be readied soon. "Party's block, district and pradesh committees will finalise the probable candidates for 200 Assembly seats by August 20," AICC...
  • Sulking minister Hemaram Chaudhary meets CM Ashok Gehlot August 10, 2013

    Rajasthan minister Hemaram Chaudhary, who had forwarded his resignation apparently in protest against shifting of an oil refinery site in Barmer, on Saturday met CM Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur, and described it a "general" meet. The leader, however, refused to comment on the status of his resignation, that has not been...
  • Congress names manifesto committees for Andhra, Karnataka, Goa August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Union minister AK Antony has been made Chairman of manifesto implementation committee for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka set up on Wednesday. In the eightmember manifesto committee for both the states, Union minister V Narayanasamy is one of the members along with AICC general secretary incharge, AICC secretary incharge, PCC...
  • Telangana issue: Congress MLAs refuse to withdraw resignations, say CM should quit too August 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: Upping the ante against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Congress MLAs from AndhraRayalaseema not only rejected the party high command's directive to withdraw resignations, but also asked Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC President Botsa Satyanarayana to step down. At a meeting convened by the Chief Minister and...
  • Will form Telangana within 24 hours of coming to power: BJP July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday claimed that the party Will form a seperate state for Telangana within 24 hours of coming to power in the centre. The BJP has been accusing the Congress of not being serious over the Telangana issue with the party spokesperson Prakash...
  • Sitting HC judge to probe Chhattisgarh Naxal attack May 28, 2013

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh High Court's Justice Prashant Mishra will probe the Maoist attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh last weekend. The judicial commission headed by Justice Mishra has been constituted to probe the Naxal attack in Jiram valley of Darbha region of Bastar district and it will submit its report within...
  • Karnataka polls: Congress' list of candidates April 6, 2013

    PCC chief G Parameshwara and CLP leader Siddaramaiah figure in Congress' first list of 177 candidates released on Friday for the 224member Assembly elections in Karnataka on May 5. Former Chief Minister late S Bangarappa's son Kumar Bangarappa S has been fielded from Sorab assembly seat. The list also includes...
  • Congress releases first list of 177 candidates for Karnataka polls April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: PCC chief G Parameshwara and CLP leader Siddaramaiah figure in Congress' first list of 177 candidates released on Friday for the 224member Assembly elections in Karnataka on May 5. Former Chief Minister late S Bangarappa's son Kumar Bangarappa S has been fielded from Sorab assembly seat. The list...
  • Ashok Choudhary appointed as new PCC chief of Bihar April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday appointed a young dalit leader Ashok Choudhary, considered close to Rahul Gandhi, as the new PCC chief of Bihar, two and a half years after Mehboob Ali Qaiser resigned from the post following the drubbing in the last assembly elections. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has...
  • Bajwa gears up for swearing in as Punjab Congress chief March 19, 2013

    Chandigarh: Seeking to present a united picture of the party, new Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday appointed as many as 25 coordinators, including some loyalists of former PCC chief Amarinder Singh, who will take stock of his swearing-in ceremony preparations. Among the observers appointed on Monday include some...
  • AP: Botcha adds to second thoughts on fee cap August 9, 2012

    Hyderabad: The state government would rethink on implementing the proposal of keeping a cap on the reimbursement of the tuition fee of the students, who were studying in professional colleges, PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana said on Wednesday. Talking to reporters in New Delhi, he said that improper decisions, taken by...
  • Andhra power crisis, and the power struggle August 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Is PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana trying to utilise every opportunity to corner chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy? Is the rift between the two widening with each passing day? It appears so given the PCC chief's public display of "displeasure" over the ongoing power crisis in the State and...
  • Infighting in Cong after poll debacle: PCC chief March 8, 2012

    Lucknow: Infighting in Congress in the wake of its electoral debacle in Uttar Pradesh came out in the open with PCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Thursday saying that there should no blamegame when the party is in crisis. She was responding to allegations made by party MP from Sultanpur, Sanjay...