CHINTAN SHIVIR

  • Goa: Congress asks senior leaders to make way for younger lot December 13, 2014

    Panaji: The Congress in Goa on Saturday said that its high time that senior party leaders be ready to step aside and hand over the baton to the younger generation. "We have to identify new leadership, nurture it by providing quality training and guidance and finally all the senior Congressman should...
  • Punjab is most 'corrupt' state, says Manpreet Badal April 17, 2013

    Jalandhar: Terming Punjab as the most 'corrupt' state in the country, People's Party of Punjab leader Manpreet Badal accused the state finance minister of acting as merely the 'munim' (accountant) of the government. "Punjab is the most corrupt state in the country. The people looting the state are being actively...
  • Shinde's Hindu terror remark: Delhi Police to submit report February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police will submit a report on Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's Hindu terror remark at a court on Monday. An application had been filed at Delhi's Tees Hazari court for registering an FIR against the Home Minister. The Opposition went all guns blazing at the Home Minister...
  • Rahul is the only card the Congress has up it's sleeve in a very adverse climate: Neerja Chowdhury January 21, 2013

    Can Rahul Gandhi turn the tide for the Congress before the 2014 polls? Political analyst and senior journalist Neerja Chowdhury joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Can Rahul match Modi with good track record of development, support from urban middle class and youth? Asked by: Raghav ...
  • BJP wants Shinde sacked for terror remarks January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday hit out at the UPA government for Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remark that the BJP and the RSS were promoting Hindu terrorism through their training camps. The BJP demanded that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demand an...
  • LeT chief Hafiz Saeed praises Shinde's terror remark January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliament attack convict Hafiz Saeed on Monday praised Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his remark that the principal Opposition party, the BJP and its ally, the RSS, were promoting Hindu terrorism through their training camps. Praising the minister, Saeed said, "Shinde has spoken truth finally. We consider...
  • Congress doesn't have the capability to go it alone: Pallavi Ghosh January 21, 2013

    CNNIBN's deputy bureau chief Pallavi Ghosh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on what the 2day Congress Chintan Shivir is likely to discuss. Q. Congress leaders were making that same old speeches today and there is dearth of new ideas so these type of meetings are nothing...
  • Shinde's terror remark: BJP demands apology January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP, the RSS and the Congress are yet again involved in a war of words, this time over Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remarks that the training camps run by them were promoting Hindu terrorism. At the last day of the Congress's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur, Shinde...
  • Full text: Rahul Gandhi's first speech as Congress VP January 21, 2013

    The newlyappointed Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, on Sunday made an emotional pitch to the Congress in Jaipur and proclaimed his love for the people of the country and his party. While addressing the party members at the end of the twoday Chintan Shivir, Rahul thanked the party members for...
  • Can Rahul's emotional pitch for change turn the tide for Cong? January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: At his first speech after being elevated as the Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi had party members in tears with an emotional appeal to transform the system. But it remains to be seen whether his speech will translate on the ground. A normally reticent and hesitant Rahul spoke aggressively...
  • Youth feel alienated from political class: Rahul January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: In his first address after being appointed Vice President of Congress, Rahul Gandhi on Sunday spoke of the anger of the youth saying they feel alienated from the political class and demanded a complete transformation of the system to give them a role in the political space. Addressing the...
  • BJP recalls Rajiv Gandhi's speech as inspiring, dismisses Rahul's January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Sunday received praise from the BJP with the party describing his speech in the 80s as "passionate" and "inspiring," while dismissing Rahul Gandhi's Jaipur speech as that of an "opposition leader". "He (Rahul) certainly spoke like a leader of...
  • Chintan Shivir has filled Cong with new energy: Sonia January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: The threeday Chintan Shivir deliberations have filled the Congress with "new energy and resolve" and if the party abides by its new declaration, nothing can stand in the way of its progress, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said in Jaipur on Sunday. Thanking party delegates at the All India Congress Committee...
  • BJP calls Rahul's elevation 'family inheritance' January 21, 2013

    New Delhi/Bangalore: The BJP on Sunday sought to link Rahul Gandhi's elevation as the Congress vice president to "family inheritance", and said he sounded like a leader of the opposition in his first speech after assuming the new role. Speaking at a function in Bangalore, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley...
  • Congress a funny party, quips Rahul Gandhi January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Congress's newly appointed vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday termed his party funny as it functioned without any rules or regulations despite being the largest in the world. "It is a funny party. It is the largest political organization in the world but perhaps does not have a single rule...
  • Congress to reserve 30 per cent posts for women January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: The Congress will set up a legal cell for redressal of women's grievances, and will reserve 30 per cent positions at all levels for them, said the declaration adopted by the party in Jaipur on Sunday. "We will set up women's grievance redressal and legal cell within the party. We...
  • Can Rahul really be a game changer for the Congress? January 20, 2013

    Praising the current government, Rahul said, "All the development in India has been possible because of Congress and the governments led by it." ...
  • Chintan Shivir filled Congress with new energy: Sonia January 20, 2013

    Jaipur: The threeday Chintan Shivir deliberations have filled the Congress with "new energy and resolve" and if the party abides by its new declaration, nothing can stand in the way of its progress, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday. Thanking party delegates at the All India Congress Committee (AICC)...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar compares Rahul with Rajiv Gandhi, Obama January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Sunday compared Congress's newly appointed Vice President Rahul Gandhi to his father and former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi. "It was a resurrection of Rajiv Gandhi, I heard his voice and tone," Aiyar said after Rahul made an emotional speech at Congress's Chintan...
  • BJP questions Rahul Gandhi's potential as Congress VP January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday reacted to Rahul Gandhi's appointment as the Congress Vice President by raising questions over his potential, saying it has to be seen whether the nation accepts him as a leader on the basis of "family inheritance". "The world's largest democracy cannot...
  • Change the unaccountable, centralised system: Rahul January 20, 2013

    Jaipur: Newlyappointed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday stressed the need to change the "centralised system" which is unaccountable to the people, and respect the youths' demand for a greater role in decisionmaking. "The time has come to question the centralised, unaccountable system. Decision making must shift from Delhi...
  • Rahul in his speech asserts love for Cong, people of India January 20, 2013

    Jaipur: The newlyappointed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday made an emotional pitch to the Congress in Jaipur and proclaimed his love for the people of the country and his party. While addressing the party members at the end of the twoday Chintan Shivir, Rahul thanked the party members...
  • AICC endorses Rahul's appointment as Cong VP January 20, 2013

    Jaipur: The anointment of Rahul Gandhi as the Vice President and 'number two' in the Congress party was on Sunday ratified by the AICC. The Congress Working Committee's decision on Saturday night to appoint Rahul as Vice President was approved by the AICC delegates by clapping of hands. At the start...
  • Chintan Shivir: PM talks tough on Pak, says it too must try for peace January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his address on the final day of the Congress Chintan Shivir in Jaipur committed himself to reforms, called on the party to communicate the UPA government's achievements to the people and urged Pakistan to do more to tackle terror. Beginning his address shortly...
  • Get ready for 2014 Lok Sabha polls: Sonia to party workers January 20, 2013

    Jaipur: Blowing the bugle for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections at the Chintan Shivir in Jaipur on Sunday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi told party members to not indulge in nepotism and show unity to face the challenge of 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "Only 15 months are left for elections. If...
  • Cong's Jaipur declaration sets the agenda for 2014 January 20, 2013

    Jaipur: At the final day of the Congress' Chintan Shivir in Jaipur, the party came out with a 56page draft declaration in which it stated that the Congress will boldly and fearlessly take on political parties which are elitist, parochial, sectarian or exclusionary. The declaration said that the party will...
  • Will Rahul's appointment as VP act as a gamechanger for Cong? January 20, 2013

    Rahul Gandhi was appointed as the Congress Vice President on Sunday at the Chintan Shivir in Jaipur. ...
  • 'Priyanka conviced Rahul to take over as Congress VP' January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: In a game changing move, the Congress on Saturday appointed Rahul Gandhi as the Vice President of the party at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Jaipur making the clamour to make him the party's prime ministerial candidate only grow louder. Defence Minister AK Antony proposed Rahul's...
  • Cong VP Rahul Gandhi's charisma overrated? January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress has played its 'brahmastra'. Its 'yuvraj', for long a PMinwaiting, has officially become the second in command of the grand old party as it gears up for 2014 polls. However, high hopes have regularly turned to disappointment when it comes to Rahul Gandhi. At 42, he's...
  • Major changes likely in Congress with Rahul's elevation January 20, 2013

    Jaipur: Major changes are likely in Congress with Rahul Gandhi being formally elevated as its Vice President. Indications to this effect were given by party General Secretary Digvijay Singh who said that generally when a new leader comes, he brings in his team. He, however, hastened to add that after...