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  • Major reshuffle in Congress ahead of AICC session, 5 new PCC chiefs appointed 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major reshuffle ahead of possible elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party president at the All India Congress Committee session next month, Congress on Monday appointed five new Pradesh Congress Committee chiefs and one regional Congress Committee President. The reshuffle had a clear imprint of Rahul Gandhi in...
  • Congress leaders speak in different voices on leadership issue 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The debate over leadership in Congress that kicked up after party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's sudden leave refuses to die down with party leaders speaking in different voices. Some maintain that it's time that Rahul takes over the supreme position in the party and put an end to...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks time to reflect on 'recent events' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial All India Congress Committee session expected in April, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has desired to reflect upon "recent events" and the future course of the party. Party sources said he has "requested Congress President Sonia Gandhi for some time to reflect on recent events...
  • P Chidambaram locks horns with TNCC chief Elangovan February 21, 2015

    Chennai: After weeks of bickering between Karti Chidambaram and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president EVKS Elangovan, former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday directly challenged the TNCC chief by seeking the intervention of AICC over expulsion of six of his supporters. The challenge, the first after Elangovan took over as State...
  • Could not gauge mood of people: Congress February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Embarrassed by the unprecedented rout in Delhi Assembly polls, Congress on Tuesday admitted it "could not gauge" the mood of the people. "I am shattered by the disappointing performance of the party. I could not gauge the mood of the people," AICC in-charge for Delhi PC Chacko said...
  • Kiran Bedi was critical of BJP just a year ago, says Digvijaya Singh January 22, 2015

    Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday took potshots at BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi Kiran Bedi, wondering how she joined a party which she had "attacked just a year ago". The AICC general secretary in-charge of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh affairs sought to know whether the IPS...
  • Delhi elections: Congress fields Surendra Kumar from Arvinder Singh Lovely's Gandhi Nagar seat January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Surender Prakash Sharma, a close associate of Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, was on Tuesday made the party candidate for Gandhi Nagar Assembly constituency. The decision, which was announced by senior Congress leader and in-charge of party affairs in Delhi PC Chacko, has come two days after...
  • Modi working on hidden agenda not for development: Congress January 10, 2015

    Guwahati: Congress on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of working to fulfil the "hidden agenda of spreading religious fanaticism" instead of focusing on development of the country. "In last seven months, no investment has come (to the country) and Modi has given broom to everyone...
  • Congess outlines blueprint for party revamp January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Struggling to recover from its worst electoral debacle, Congress leadership has outlined a blueprint to revamp the party and redraft its socio-economic policies amid reports that Rahul Gandhi may be elevated to the position of party President. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written...
  • Congress likely to come up with revival blueprint by March January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A blueprint for revival of Congress is expected to be ready by March with Sonia Gandhi asking state unit chiefs to seek views of grass-roots workers on how to turn around the party's fortunes. After Rahul Gandhi's directive to party general secretaries to get feedback from district and...
  • Digvijay Singh wants Rahul to take 'full-time' charge of Congress December 27, 2014

    Bhopal: With Congress reeling under a string of poll defeats, senior leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday said party vice-president Rahul Gandhi should assume "full-time" leadership of the AICC. "All Congressmen today want Rahul Gandhi to take over full-time leadership of All India Congress Committee," the party general secretary said here, unfazed...
  • Rahul Gandhi interacts with party workers in Jamshedpur November 28, 2014

    Jamshedpur: AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday interacted with party workers at the airport here before he boarded a chopper for campaigning in the adjoining West Singhbhum district in Jharkhand. Gandhi patiently heard the party workers and also met Jamshedpur West sitting MLA and party candidate Banna Gupta, who is...
  • Digvijaya takes a dig at Chidambaram, says a non-Gandhi leader can fight AICC presidential elections November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Fissures within the Congress are becoming more apparent with each passing day and now party General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has taken a dig at senior leader P Chidambaram by saying that any party leader can fight elections for becoming its chief. Singh has said that no one has stopped...
  • Jharkhand polls: Congress adds to candidates' list; total at 28 November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday announced the names of 16 more candidates for Jharkhand Assembly elections but later held back two, taking to 28 the number of seats in the 81-member House for which it has declared its nominees. AICC General Secretary BK Hariprasad later said the party has stayed...
  • Congress declares first list of candidates for Jharkhand Assembly elections November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday declared its first list of candidates nominated for the upcoming Assembly elections in Jharkhand scheduled to be held later in November. Rajesh Ranjan will be contesting from Mahgama constituency in Godda district, Sarfraz Ahmad from Gandey, Rajinder Prasad Singh from Bermo, KN Tripathi from Daltonganj,...
  • Congress workers demand Priyanka join active politics after suffering defeat in Maharashtra, Haryana polls October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With trends projecting a defeat for Congress in both Maharashtra and Haryana, a group of party workers gathered outside the AICC office here demanding that Priyanka Gandhi join active politics. This is not the first time that such a demand has been made but it has repeatedly been snubbed...
  • Congress steers clear of HR Bharadwaj's claim of Nehru opposing quota September 29, 2014

    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...
  • Adityanath should be disqualified from Lok Sabha: Congress September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday demanded "disqualification" of controversial BJP MP Adityanath, who was reprimanded for "provoking feelings of enmity" during a recent speech in Noida. "Yogi Adityanath is a fit case for disqualification. The way he was violating the law despite an earlier order of the Election Commission, I am...
  • Delhi: Congress disapproves of Sheila Dikshit's remarks backing BJP September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday disapproved of former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's remarks that the BJP should be given an opportunity to form government in Delhi. Distancing itself from the statement, party general secretary incharge for Delhi Shakeel Ahmed dubbed it as "personal opinion". "Shiela Ji's comments on govt...
  • Age row: Won't take up party posts after turning 65, says Satyavrat Chaturvedi September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The "age row" was back in focus for Congress on Wednesday with senior leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi saying he would not like to take up active posts within the party after he turns 65 next year. Downplaying the matter, however, party spokesman Salman Khurshid said in a lighter vein...
  • J&K floods: Sonia Gandhi asks Congress CMs to give all possible help September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday directed all party chief ministers to support the relief and rehabilitation efforts in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir even as party vice president Rahul Gandhi appealed to volunteers of its affiliated outfits to pitch in with their help. Sonia, who is in the...
  • Mukul Sangma to continue as Meghalaya CM, says AICC leader September 6, 2014

    Shillong: Terming the recent hue and cry for change of leadership as 'figment of imagination', AICC general secretary Luihinzo Falerio on Friday night said Mukul Sangma would continue to be the Chief Minister. "Mukul Sangma was, is and will continue to be the chief minister of the state," Falerio told reporters...
  • Maharashtra Congress talks tough on poll pact with NCP July 24, 2014

    Pune: In an apparent hard posturing over seat adjustment with NCP for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the Congress on Thursday said that the 15yearold alliance will continue only if a decision on the issue is taken without compromising its "selfrespect". Chief Minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan asserted the...
  • Need to be vigilant as NDA in disinvestment mode: Congress July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modiled government signalling its intention to hasten disinvestment, Congress on Thursday said that they should be extremely vigilant while claiming that there was "undervaluation" and execution of "sweetheart deals" during the earlier NDA dispensation. "Parttime Finance Minister and parttime Defence Minister has set large disinvestment targets to...
  • Congress meet to review poll loss June 28, 2014

    The AK Antony committee set up by the Congress party to inquire into the poll losses endured in the last Lok Sabha elections will meet on Saturday. Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, along with several other MLAs will meet former Defence Minister AK Antony and submit a detailed report on the...
  • 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 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...
  • AICC reshuffle likely after Parliament session ends: sources June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There is likely to be a reshuffle in the All India Congress Committee after Parliament session ends on June 11, according to sources. Sources say Congress President Sonia Gandhi is believed to be working on the reshuffle. Sources say certain general secretaries, secretaries and state Congress chiefs are likely...
  • Telangana House: Jana Reddy, D Srinivas elected as Opposition leaders June 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator K Jana Reddy has been unanimously elected leader of the Congress party in Telangana Legislative Assembly. Another veteran D Srinivas has been elected leader of the party in the Telangana Legislative Council. The newlyelected 21 MLAs of the Congress met and elected Jana Reddy as their leader in...