Congress Chintan Shivir

  • 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...
  • Congress doesn't have the capability to go it alone: Pallavi Ghosh January 21, 2013

    CNN-IBN's deputy bureau chief Pallavi Ghosh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on what the 2-day 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...
  • Full text: Rahul Gandhi's first speech as Congress V-P January 21, 2013

    The newly-appointed 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 two-day 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 three-day 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." ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • I am confident we can transform Congress: Rahul January 20, 2013

    Jaipur: Newly-appointed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday thanked party leaders for honouring him with the No 2 post and said he was confident they could "transform" the Congress party. Gandhi, 42, was named vice president at the 'Chintan Shivir' in Jaipur. "I thank the party for honouring me and I...
  • Congress giving more importance to Rahul than India: BJP January 19, 2013

    BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the picture emerging from the Congress's Chintan Shivir was that the Congress was more worried about Rahul Gandhi's position within party, than the country's problems. ...
  • Cong cautious even as leaders pitch for Rahul as PM January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: On the second day of the Congress's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur, the clamour to make Rahul Gandhi the party's prime ministerial candidate only grew louder, with party strongman Sanjay Nirupam even announcing that Rahul would lead the party in 2014 and be the party's PM candidate. However, the response...
  • Women empowerment should start from home: Sonia January 19, 2013

    Jaipur: Shaken by the brutal gangrape incident of Delhi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday made a strong pitch for starting women empowerment from home. "Mothers should teach their boys how to respect women in their family and in the neighbourhood. Women empowerment should start from home," she was quoted...
  • Respect alliances, but not at the cost of Cong revival: Sonia January 19, 2013

    Jaipur: Outlining the party's strategy with the 2014 general elections in mind, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday advised party workers to respect alliances but not at the expense of reviving the Congress and also voiced concern over its shrinking traditional support base. Her candid statements came on a day when...
  • No decision on Congress PM candidate yet: Kapil Sibal January 18, 2013

    Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said that the Congress was yet to take a call on the PM candidate. ...
  • The Last Word: Did Sonia Gandhi's speech set the right tone? January 18, 2013

    The Chintan Shivir of the Congress is an attempt to introspect and reinvigorate the party. ...
  • Sonia asks Congress to end ugly display of wealth January 18, 2013

    Jaipur: Calling for party rejuvenation in major states where it has been out of power for the last several years, Congress president Sonia Gandhi asked her party leaders to make sure that the policies of the party were not sacrificed on the altar of coalition politics. Warning the younger leaders...
  • Connect with young India: Sonia to Cong leaders January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday sent a strong message to party leaders at the Chintan Shivir in Jaipur asking them to understand its electorate, which is younger and less tolerant of the corruption it faces daily. Addressing the gathering, Sonia said, "The last nine years have been...
  • Congress Chintan Shivir: Tweets from Jaipur January 18, 2013

    Jaipur: The Congress's two-day Chintan Shivir in Jaipur was flagged off by party President Sonia Gandhi on Friday. The top brass of the party will focus on the Lok Sabha elections that are due in 2014. The Shivir will also discuss political challenges being faced by the Congress. CNN-IBN's Pallavi...
  • India's image battered beyond recognition: Jairam January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has conceded that India's image has been battered beyond recognition after the protests over the Delhi gangrape incident, adding that people expected their leaders to communicate. The Union Minister made the observations in the context of the near breakdown of communication between...