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  • Maharashtra Congress talks tough on poll pact with NCP 5 days ago

    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 15-year-old alliance will continue only if a decision on the issue is taken without compromising its "self-respect". Chief Minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan asserted the...
  • Need to be vigilant as NDA in disinvestment mode: Congress 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi-led 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. "Part-time Finance Minister and part-time 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 17, 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 co-operate 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 newly-elected 21 MLAs of the Congress met and elected Jana Reddy as their leader in...
  • Congress lauds PM for leading country through difficult times May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As he demits office later this week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "able stewardship" was hailed by Congress on Tuesday which underlined that he had led the country through difficult times. "Singh's experienced and seasoned stewardship, his personal integrity and ability to lead the country...
  • Congress fails to declare nominees for Assembly elections in Telangana April 6, 2014

    Apparently faced with intense pulls and pressures, Congress tonight failed to declare its nominees for the Assembly elections in Telangana, nearly 24 hours after it called a press conference to release the list of 110 candidates. "The list will be released this evening," Secretary of AICC Media Department Tom Vadakkan had...
  • Sonia Gandhi to visit Jharkhand on April 4 April 2, 2014

    AICC president Sonia Gandhi will visit Jharkhand on April 4 to campaign at Ramgarh under the Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency in the state. PCC chief Sukhdeo Bhagat on Wednesday spoke to party's Hazaribagh LS seat nominee Sourav Narayan Singh about preparations following party president's visit, a party release said here. Singh is...
  • None in Congress has spoken to me on contesting from Varanasi: Digvijay Singh March 28, 2014

    Amid speculation that Congress is seriously considering him as a candidate against Narendra Modi in Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, senior party leader Digvijay Singh on Friday said no one in Congress has so far broached the issue to him. "...No one in my party has even broached the subject of...
  • LS poll results will be stunning, in favour of Cong: Pilot March 24, 2014

    Exuding confidence of positive results in favour of Congress in Lok Sabha elections, party's Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot on Monday said BJP leaders have the misconception that they hold voters in their pockets. "They have misconception about the voters that they are in their pocket. We are contesting to win...
  • Congress to hold 'primaries' for New Delhi, north-east Delhi seats February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The New Delhi and the North East Delhi Parliamentary seats, both held by Congress leaders, figure on the list of the 16 Lok Sabha constituencies where the selection of the party's candidates will be carried out as per Rahul Gandhi's "primaries" experiment. While AICC general secretary Ajay Maken represents...
  • AICC plans Rahul's Odisha tour ahead of Modi's rally January 31, 2014

    Ahead of the maiden rally by BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on February 11, the AICC has planned a two-day visit by its vice-president and campaign committee chief Rahul Gandhi. While Gandhi is likely to address six meetings on February 9 and 10, efforts are being made to invite party...
  • Poor should get free LPG cylinders, says Mulayam January 30, 2014

    Reacting to the Centre's decision of raising the quota of subsidised LPG to 12 cylinders per year, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said the limit should be raised to 24 and poor should get it free. "That is not a big deal...The number should be 24 and not 12...
  • Will Cabinet raise LPG cylinder cap to 12 today? February 11, 2014

    The Cabinet will meet on Thursday to decide on hiking LPG cylinder cap to 12, according to sources. This comes after Congress Rahul Gandhi urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the LPG subsidy from nine to 12 cylinders on January 17. ...
  • Cabinet meets to decide on LPG cylinder cap to 12 January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet meet on Thursday to decide on hiking LPG cylinder cap to 12. The meeting is still on. Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress has hit out at the Congress questioning the timing of the decision. "I think that this intervention is too little too late. In order to...
  • BJP looking to shutdown welfare schemes, says Congress January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out at BJP over remarks by one of its leaders that the rural job scheme had made people "impotent" and not interested to work, Congress on Wednesday sought an apology from the Opposition party saying that the comments reflected its mindset of shutting down all welfare measures. At...
  • Cabinet will decide on LPG cylinder cap to 12 on Thursday: Sources January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to decide on hiking LPG cylinder cap to 12 on Thursday, according to sources. This comes after Congress Rahul Gandhi urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the LPG subsidy from nine to 12 cylinders on January 17. "I appeal to the Prime Minister...
  • RS Polls: Vora, Deora among Cong nominees; no word on Dikshit January 26, 2014

    The Congress on Sunday announced the names of seven candidates, including Motilal Vora, Murli Deora and Ranjib Biswal, for the February 7 Rajya Sabha polls, but there was no decision yet on the nomination of former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit. All India Congress Committee (AICC) treasurer Vora (86) was renominated...
  • BJP mocks Aiyar's 'tea vendor' comment on Modi, gives free tea to public January 24, 2014

    Mocking Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar's tea vendor taunt at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the party on Friday distributed tea to public free of cost to register their protest against the controversial remark. "We have distributed about one thousand cups of tea for free, protesting against Mani Shankar Aiyar's...
  • N Kiran Reddy skips Delhi visit to attend House debate on Telangana Bill January 24, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday skipped a proposed visit to Delhi to meet AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh to discuss the issue of Rajya Sabha polls in view of the ongoing Assembly session, where Telangana Bill is being discussed currently. Reddy has informed Singh, in-charge of...
  • Bald men take offence at Rahul's 'selling comb to bald' barb January 24, 2014

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's barb aimed at BJP at recent AICC meet has hurt the sentiments of bald people in Nashik who feel the remarks smacked of lampooning the natural phenomenon. A number of bald men in Amalner town of Jalgaon district in North Maharashtra on Wednesday took out a morcha...
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014: After AAP, Congress to name 15 candidates January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of Congress' novel move to take feedback from grassroot level while deciding on ticket distribution in 15 Lok Sabha seats, the party will select at least two candidates from UP and one each from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Bihar directly on the basis of responses from village...
  • Rameshwar Dudi appointed as Congress Legislature Party leader in Rajasthan Assembly January 20, 2014

    Close on the heels of Sachin Pilot being made Pradesh Congress Committee chief of Rajasthan, the party on Monday declared that Rameshwar Dudi will be head of its legislature party in the state Assembly. "Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of Rameshwar Dudi, MLA as the Leader of the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal should focus on governance, says Sanjay Nirupam January 20, 2014

    AICC secretary Sanjay Nirupam on Monday sked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to stop indulging in "drama" and concentrate on governance instead. Criticising the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and his ministers for sitting on a dharna to demand suspension of police officials, Nirupam said Kejriwal is a Chief Minister...
  • Sachin Pilot takes charge as Rajasthan Congress chief, seeks support from people January 21, 2014

    Union Minister Sachin Pilot took oath as Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president on Tuesday. AICC General Secretary and in-charge of party affairs Gurudas Kamat was also present on the occasion. Sachin, after landing at Sanganer airport, lead a rally-cum-road show from the airport to PCC office in which hundreds of Congressmen...
  • Modi to interact with people at 1000 tea stalls January 19, 2014

    In an apparent bid to cash in on his humble background as a tea seller, Narendra Modi will interact with people at 1,000 tea stalls in 300 cities from next month. "Modi will interact with people at 1,000 tea shops across 300 cities from February 1 through internet and DTH (Direct...
  • TMC mocks Rahul remarks, says people want viable alternative January 19, 2014

    Mocking Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's statement on providing more subsidised LPG cylinders, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy on Sunday said people would vote for a viable alternative other than the Congress and the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections. "When we walked out of the UPA in 2012 protesting against...