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  • 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...
  • 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, northeast 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 twoday visit by its vicepresident 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? January 30, 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...