Congress President

  • Kumari Selja may lead Haryana Congress after party's rout in Lok Sabha polls: sources May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With reports of the Congress undergoing an overhaul in Monday's CWC meet, party sources have told IBNLive that many party leaders will follow suit if Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi resign from their respective posts. Haryana is amongst the states where the Congress faced rout as the party won...
  • WB: Dissident Trinamool MP Somen Mitra shares dais with state Congress chief October 9, 2013

    Kolkata: Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Somen Mitra on Tuesday once again shared a dais with state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharjee, fuelling speculations of switching over to the Congress before the Lok Sabha polls. Mitra, a former state Congress president, was spotted with Bhattacharjee and other Congress leaders at several Durga Puja...
  • Did a BHEL employee make the hoax call to the A-G imitating Sonia? September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A woman employee of BHEL had allegedly made a call impersonating Congress President Sonia Gandhi to Attorney General GE Vahanvati, sources said. Attorney General Vahanvati received a call from a woman who claimed she was Sonia Gandhi's PA Anita Gupta. Delhi Police will file an FIR after Vahanvati complained...
  • Akhilesh Yadav suspends official for improper implementation of welfare schemes in Raebareli August 7, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday ordered the suspension of officers looking at welfare schemes in in Raebareli, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's constituency. The suspension order was issued against District officer Vidyaram Ahirwar and officers in the supplies and education department. The District officer was suspended for not ensuring proper...
  • Solar panel scam: Chandy's efforts to induct Chennithala in cabinet fails July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Efforts by beleaguered Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to draft senior leader Ramesh Chennithala in his cabinet appears to have come a cropper with the PCC Chief reluctant to join the ministry under cloud over the solar panel scam. Chennithala, who is camping in Delhi, did not meet Chandy....
  • Solar panel scam: Chandy meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Saturday amid calls for him to resign over the solar panel scam. Chandy has been accused of links to the main accused Saritha Nair in the case. After the meeting, Chandy said he met Sonia...
  • Kerala: Chandy-Chennithala rift a cause of worry for Congress May 24, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: As the Congress led-UDF government completes three years in Kerala, there are more reasons to worry than cheer. The simmering rivalry between Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state Congress President Ramesh Chennithala has now become an open conflict. An interview given to the New Indian Express has now openly pitted...
  • Congress President is soft, I am not: Rahul Gandhi May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: With Assembly election just months away, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked party leaders in Delhi to work unitedly to ensure a fourth successive victory for the party in the polls and sent out a clear message that indiscipline will not be tolerated by him. At...
  • Sonia should have given greater push to pass lokpal: Neerja Chowdhury March 15, 2013

    Sonia Gandhi has just completed 15 years as the Congress party president on March 14, 2013. How has she performed as the leader of the grand old party? Veteran Journalist Neerja Chowdhury, who has covered Congress for long joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. One tends to...
  • 'Narasimha Rao was against Sonia as Cong chief' July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Why should the Congress party be hitched to the Nehru-Gandhi family like train compartments to the engine was how the late PV Narasimha Rao reacted to the suggestion that Sonia Gandhi be made the Congress chief after the assassination of her husband Rajiv Gandhi in May, 1991. This has...
  • Sachin Tendulkar set to make another record April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: With his nomination to become a Rajya Sabha member approved by the President of India, Sachin Tendulkar will on Friday become the first RS member-elect to play an Indian Premier League match. The former Mumbai Indians' skipper, who is yet to take oath as a Rajya Sabha member, will...
  • DA case: Cong distances itself from Kripashankar March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday left its senior party leader Kripashankar Singh to fend for himself in the corruption case saying law will take its own course but remained non-committal on whether the controversial leader should be suspended from the party. "Law is taking and will take its own course....
  • DA case: Kripashankar moves SC against HC order March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Maharashtra Congress chief Kripashankar Singh on Thursday moved Supreme Court seeking a stay against Bombay High Court order for his prosecution and attachment of properties in the disproportionate assets case. Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has initiated an inquiry into Kripashankar Singh's disproportionate assets after Mumbai Police...
  • A Cong leader's journey from rags to riches February 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Congress MLA Kripashankar Singh had to step down from the post of Mumbai Pradesh Congress chief after an indictment from the Bombay High Court in disproportionate assets case. But for someone who began his life in Mumbai in 1973 as a vegetable seller, it's perhaps an incredible rags to...
  • Mumbai Cong chief quits after HC procecution order February 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik to register an FIR against Mumbai Congress President Kripashankar Singh for criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act and has asked the Commissioner to attach all immovable properties belonging to Singh and his family. Kripashankar Singh has...
  • Sonia Gandhi recovering, out of ICU August 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where she was kept under observation for 24 hours post surgery. "Sonia Gandhi remained in the ICU for 24 hours and has thereafter been moved out. Her family has expressed gratitude on her behalf for...
  • Sonia to undergo surgery in US, Rahul at helm August 4, 2011

    New Delhi: In a surprise statement, Congress on Thursday announced that Sonia Gandhi would have to go for a major surgery and would be away for about three weeks. She has appointed a four-member committee consisting of son and party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, along with Janardhan Dwivedi, Ahmed Patel...
  • Sonia does not attend Republic Day parade January 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi was conspicuous by her absence at the Republic Day parade and at the "At Home" hosted by President Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. There was no comment from either the party or her office about the...
  • Cong president's term extended to five years December 19, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress, on Sunday amended its constitution to extend its party president's term to five years from the current three years. An amendment to this effect was passed at the 83rd Congress plenary which began in Burari on the fringes of the national capital. The resolution was moved by...
  • Sonia slams UP govt, Mayawati hits back November 25, 2010

    Allahabad/Lucknow: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday slammed the Mayawati government for its failure to utilise "massive" dose of central assistance for welfare schemes, but the Chief Minister hit back saying the Centre has not given anything beyond Constitutional provisions. "The UP government does not seem to have the will...
  • Sonia re-elected as Cong President for 4th term September 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi was re-elected as Congress President for fourth consecutive term in New Delhi on Friday. Sonia is already the longest serving party President. With no one else choosing to contest, her election as President was a foregone conclusion. The formal announcement about Sonia's election was made by Congress...
  • Sonia to become Cong president for 4th time September 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi is most likely to be elected as the Congress president for a record fourth consecutive term. She will file her nomination on Thursday. Sonia's tenure as Congress president, especially after Congress came to power in 2004, has had its share of controversy – for encouraging 2 power...
  • PM, Sonia Gandhi split on RTI ammendment March 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister and the Congress President Sonia Gandhi who rarely seemed to disagree on any topic are split on the issue of ammendment of the Right to Information Act. While Sonia Gandhi is of the opinion that such ammendments should not take place, the Prime Minister is...
  • Digvijay not to recommend re-inquiry February 9, 2010

    New Delhi Congress general secretary who is likely to submit his report to party president Sonia Gandhi on his fact finding visit to Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district says that he is not going to recommend re-inquiry. He said that he would instead ask for speedy trial of all those from...
  • LTTE threat to Sonia Gandhi; Centre warns states April 8, 2009

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has warned that Congress president Sonia Gandhi could be the target of an attack by Sri Lankan Tamil rebels. Sources in the Home Ministry told CNN-IBN that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) could attack Gandhi during an election rally. The Ministry has written...