Congress Party

  • LS polls: Seven Bihar seats record 60 per cent voter turn out in third phase April 24, 2014

    60 per cent voter turnout was recorded till in seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar where voting was held in the third phase on Thursday. While Supual registered 54 per cent voting, it was 60 per cent in Araria, 64 per cent in Kisanganj, 64 per cent in Katihar, 59 per...
  • Mumbai: Sharad Pawar skips Rahul Gandhi's rally, Congress embarrassed April 21, 2014

    Sharad Pawar was earlier scheduled to share the dais with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi at a joint NCP-Congress rally, that was meant to be a show of strength. But Sonia Gandhi pulled out of the rally stating ill-health. The NCP chief then decided to skip...
  • 'Sharad Pawar had agreed to ally with the Shiv Sena in Assembly polls' April 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi today claimed that NCP chief Sharad Pawar had agreed to an alliance with his party in the last Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "In the 2009 State Assembly polls, Pawar had expressed his willingness to have an alliance with Shiv Sena," Joshi, former Lok...
  • NCP releases poll manifesto, opposes Uniform Civil Code April 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Monday being an election day, the party put up its manifesto on its website. Amongst other features, the NCP said it does not support the imposition of a uniform civil code and will endeavour...
  • Either BJP or Congress will emerge as single largest party: Pawar April 3, 2014

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar is not ruling out the chances of the BJP emerging as the single largest party in 2014. ...
  • Congress, NCP announce alliance in Goa March 23, 2014

    Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) announced their alliance in Goa on Sunday for the Lok Sabha polls, with the latter pledging support to both candidates fielded by the former. Local leaders of both parties addressed a joint press conference today announcing their pre-poll alliance to keep BJP at bay. Goa NCP...
  • Sharad Pawar behind Saturday attack on party office: AAP February 23, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Anjali Damania on Sunday alleged that NCP chief and union minister Sharad Pawar and spokesperson Nawab Malik were responsible for the attack on the AAP state party office in Mumbai on Saturday. Damania told media persons in Nagpur that barely three days ago, the AAP had exposed...
  • Sharad Pawar wanted to join the NDA, says BJP leader Gopinath Munde February 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde has sparked a controversy saying that Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar wanted the NCP to ally with the BJP, but Munde opposed the move. Munde made these comments while addressing an event in Beed district in Maharashtra. Munde said that Pawar was upset with...
  • YSR to launch fresh round of agitation from December 10 December 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress Party on Saturday said it would intensify its agitation against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh from December 10 onwards. The party workers will block highways on December 12, which is likely to be the first day of Andhra Pradesh Assembly session, it said in a statement. "With protests by...
  • Election campaign comes to an end in Mizoram November 23, 2013

    Campaigning for the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly on November 25 came to an end on Saturday with political parties making a last-minute bid to drum up support of the electorate. A total of 6.91 lakh voters, 3.5 lakh of them women, would exercise their franchise on Monday to decide...
  • Jaganmohan meets Left leaders, seeks support against Andhra bifurcation November 16, 2013

    Continuing with his efforts to keep Andhra Pradesh united, YSR Congress Party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, on Saturday, sought the support of two Left parties to defeat the Telangana Bill when it is introduced in Parliament. Jaganmohan, in the city as part of his nationwide tour to garner support among political...
  • YSR Congress to attend meeting on Telangana convened by Centre, informs Jagan November 8, 2013

    A representative of the YSR Congress Party would be attending the all-party meeting convened by the Centre on November 13 on the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh, the party said on Friday. Talking to reporters, YSRCP president Jaganmohan Reddy said that senior leader MV Mysoora Reddy would be representing the...
  • Vijayamma to tour cyclone-hit Srikakulam on Wednesday October 15, 2013

    YSR Congress party honorary president YS Vijayamma would tour in the Cyclone-hit Srikakulam district on Wednesday. She would visit the worst-affected Palasa and Icchapuram assembly constituencies in the district, the YSRCP said in a release. According to the official estimates, coconut plantations in 3,219 hectares suffered damages due to the cyclone besides...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy blasts Centre, calls for 72 hour bandh over Telangana October 3, 2013

    YSR Congress Party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, on Thursday, called for a 72-hour bandh in protest against the union cabinet's approval for creation of Telangana as the 29th state. Holding the ruling Congress and main opposition TDP responsible for the decision, he demanded that all Lok Sabha members from Seemandhra...
  • YSR Congress chief Jagan Reddy to walk out of jail after 16 months September 24, 2013

    Hyderabad/New Delhi: The YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will finally walk out of Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad at around 2 pm on Tuesday after spending 16 months there. His release is expected to give a big boost to the anti-Telangana movement. Jagan will be taken to his...
  • Rashid Alvi dubs Mulayam as BJP agent September 16, 2013

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi, who was reprimanded by his party earlier for describing Mulayam Singh Yadav as biggest agent of BJP, on Saturday launched a scathing attack against the SP chief asking him to "disclose what had transpired" in his meeting with VHP chief last month. "Mulayam Singh Yadav is strengthening...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy discharged from hospital, shifted back to Chanchalguda jail September 5, 2013

    YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy was shifted back to Chanchalguda Central Jail on Wednesday night after a hospital discharged him in Hyderabad. Police escorted Jagan, as the MP from Kadapa is popularly known, back to jail from the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), where he was admitted on...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy continues fast on seventh day August 31, 2013

    YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday continued his indefinite fast even as he was shifted from one hospital to another in view of his deteriorating condition. Jagan, as the MP from Kadapa is popularly known, was shifted late on Friday night to Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS)...
  • Police failed to nab real culprits in Dabholkar murder case: Sanatan Sanstha August 30, 2013

    Hindu right-wing outfit Sanatan Sanstha, whose name has cropped up in connection with the assassination of renowned rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, said in Mumbai on Friday that police investigation into the case is not heading in the "right" direction. Hitting out at Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders for allegedly hiding the accused, Sanatan...
  • YS Jaganmohan Reddy begins indefinite fast in jail August 25, 2013

    Opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday began indefinite fast inside the Chanchalguda Central Jail in Hyderabad. Jagan, as the MP from Kadapa is popularly known, refused tea and breakfast Sunday morning, as his fast began. Although the party announced that its leader was...
  • Telangana issue: Jagan to go on indefinite fast in jail from Sunday August 24, 2013

    Opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will begin an indefinite fast in the hanchalguda Central Jail in Hyderabad from Sunday, the party announced on Saturday. Jagan, as the MP from Kadapa is popularly known, will begin the fast Sunday morning, party leader K. Ramakrishna...
  • Special CBI court extends Jagan's judicial custody August 12, 2013

    Hyderabad: The special CBI court on Monday extended to August 26 the judicial remand of YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and other accused in the case pertaining to `quid pro quo' deals. The case relates to alleged investments made by private firms and individual investors in Jagan's companies...
  • Adarsh scam: Congress-NCP tussle out in the open August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The Congress-NCP tussle in Maharashtra is out in the open once again over the Adarsh report, which was not be tabled in this session of the Assembly. But Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar has blamed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the delay. It was described by...
  • 'Hindu nationalist' Modi a leopard who won't change his spots: NCP July 18, 2013

    Mumbai: As the Bharatiya Janata Party continues the strong Hindutva pitch with 'Hindu nationalist' posters in Mumbai, the Nationalist Congress Party has compared the party's poll campaign panel chief Narendra Modi to a leopard who doesn't change his spots. "The leopard never changes its spots. In the beginning, it appeared...
  • CPI received over Rs 3 crore funding, shows RTI July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) has received over Rs 3 crore funding through various sources in the past five years, an answer to an RTI query revealed on Monday. The disclosure comes after last month's Central Information Commission (CIC) order that political parties are public authorities and...
  • Cabinet to push Food Security ordinance despite opposition from Pawar June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A deeply divided government is now ready to push for an ordinance on Food Security in Cabinet on Wednesday. This despite strong opposition coming in from key ally and NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Food Minister KV Thomas. But an ordinance is being seen as the only way out...
  • Not opposed to Food Bill, want discussion in Parliament: Pawar June 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Making it clear that he was not opposed to the National Food Security Bill, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday said he would prefer it to be approved by Parliament after a debate. "I am in favour of approving the food bill through discussion in Parliament, which is...
  • NCP talks in two voices on BCCI chief's resignation May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after its spokesperson demanded resignation of Indian cricket board chief N Srinivasan over his son-in-law's name figuring in the investigations into the IPL spot fixing scandal, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday sought to distance itself from the demand. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson DP Tripathi on Friday...
  • Rahul says will not shy away from disciplining Cong party workers May 24, 2013

    At a meeting with party workers in Delhi ahead of state elections this year, Rahul Gandhi admonished them. Rahul said that he will not shy away from disciplining them, unlike Congress President Sonia Gandhi. ...
  • UPA should reveal names involved in coal scam: Yechury April 29, 2013

    Vijayawada: CPM politburo member Sitaram Yechury said in Vijayawada on Sunday that the UPA government should reveal the names of those involved in the coal scam. "The government should reveal the names of the people involved in the coalgate scam. The resignation of either Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or Law...