Congress

  • Mafia don-turned-politician DP Yadav shares stage with Amit Shah in Haryana, Congress cries foul January 22, 1410

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday targeted BJP chief Amit Shah over his sharing of the dais with mafia don-turned- politician DP Yadav during an election rally, saying birds of a feather flock together. DP Yadav is the father of Vikas Yadav who was convicted in the Nitish Katara and Jessica...
  • 'Hidden agenda' behind NCP snaping ties: Congress 14 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday suspected a "hidden agenda" behind NCP parting ways with it in Maharashtra, a day after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan accused his former alliance partner of having a pre-meditated plan to topple the state government. At the same time, party spokesperson Anand Sharma steered clear of questions...
  • Congress releases manifesto in Haryana; woos farmers, promises growth 15 hours 15 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Congress, seeking a third term in a row in Haryana, on Wednesday released its election manifesto for the October 15 polls, attempting to woo farmers and other sections, even as Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda promised to put the state on higher growth trajectory. Seeking mandate in the name of...
  • Modi's US visit disappointing on outcomes: Congress 15 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday launched an all-out attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his US visit was "disappointing" on outcomes and claimed that an atmosphere of a grand event was created with the help of "cheerleaders" many of whom brought from India. Accusing the Prime Minister of "hurting" the...
  • National Herald case: Delhi HC extends stay on trial court's order summoning Sonia, Rahul till Nov 3 16 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday extended stay on trial court's order summoning Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party Vice President Rahul and others till November 3 in a case relating to acquiring ownership of National Herald daily. Besides Sonia and Rahul, Congress treasurer Moti Lal Vora, general secretary Oscar...
  • Manmohan came back from US with the nuclear deal, Modi yet to show results: Tharoor January 16, 1410

    New Delhi: Analysing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit with a critical eye, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that it is too early to term the visit as a success. He also said that while former PM Manmohan Singh's visit bagged the Indo-US nuclear deal in his trip, Modi is...
  • We are not fighting against Congress, breakup unforunate: NCP's Supriya Sule -1586938543 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Supriya Sule, the daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar and MP said that her party wanted to save the Congress-NCP alliance in the state. Speaking to CNN-IBN she said, "we were very keen on the alliance. We wanted the Congress to decide quickly. Sharad Pawar spoke to Sonia Gandhi....
  • Relatives to slug it out in Maharashtra poll ring 20 hours 37 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra will witness many politicians battling it out against their relatives who are contesting as candidates of rival parties to enter the Assembly. Ashish Deshmukh, nephew of NCP leader and Food and Civil Supplies minister Anil Deshmukh, is pitted against his uncle in Katol, which Anil has been representing...
  • Haryana polls: Dalits live in fear in Mirchpur, have no hopes from any party January 11, 1410

    Mirchpur: As Haryana is going to polls on October 15, caste factor continue to play a crucial role in the state politics. Dalits make up 20 per cent of Haryana's population, above the national average of 16 per cent, but social and political clout still remains with the Jats. In 2010,...
  • BJP will get absolute majority in Maharashtra polls: Prakash Javadekar Yesterday

    Nashik: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that BJP will get an absolute majority in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. "People will vote for good governance and stable government. They will vote for BJP and we will get an absolute majority in the state Assembly elections. People...
  • NCP withdrew support in Maharashtra with eye on Union Cabinet: Prithviraj Chavan Yesterday

    Tuljapur: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday charged that NCP had withdrawn support to his government with an eye on Union Cabinet berths and as part of a "game plan" worked out with BJP. "NCP has given the state (which is under central rule) to BJP by withdrawing...
  • Ahead of Maharashtra polls, HC orders drive to remove illegal hoardings Yesterday

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections of October 15, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked all the municipal corporations and councils to conduct a special drive to remove illegal hoardings and banners. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka said the drive...
  • Sonia rejects Pawar's remark that Congress responsible for breakup Yesterday

    Jammu: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday rejected NCP chief Sharad Pawar's remark that her party was responsible for ending their 15-year-old alliance over seat-sharing in Maharashtra. "The reason for it (severing of ties) was not us, not me, not Rahul, not Congress," Gandhi told reporters here when asked about Pawar's...
  • Prakash Chautala, Congress come under BJP chief's sharp attack Yesterday

    Narnaund (Hisar): BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday hit out at Om Prakash Chautala, a former chief minister of poll-bound Haryana saying his "arrogance" remains the same despite his sentencing in the teachers' recruitment scam. He also attacked Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda led Congress, accusing the party of pushing the...
  • PM ripping time due to media management: Pawar on Modi US speeches Yesterday

    The NCP leader and former union minister talking exclusively to Network 18 said that conditions in US was favorable to PM Modi. ...
  • Maharashtra elections: Sharad Pawar doesn't rule out post-poll alliance with Congress, says won't go with BJP Yesterday

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar refuted all rumours of forming an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Maharashtra. Speaking exclusively to Network18, Pawar said, "NCP will prefer a secular formation. There is no question of going with the BJP." The NCP parted ways with Congress in...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress fields 27 women candidates; BJP 21 Yesterday

    Mumbai: Ex-Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's wife Ameeta, who is making her electoral debut in Maharashtra Assembly polls, and late BJP leader Gopinath Munde's daughter Pankaja Munde are among the key women legislators testing their luck this time, with the Congress firmly in the driver's seat fielding the highest number of...
  • Maharashtra polls: Prithviraj Chavan lacked coalition mindset, says Sharad Pawar Yesterday

    Pune: Firing a salvo at his estranged ally Prithviraj Chavan, NCP President Sharad Pawar has criticised the former Congress chief minister for not having a "coalition mindset" and accused him of indulging in "diversionary tactics". Stepping up his attack on the Congress, Pawar said, "The previous Congress chief ministers who led...
  • Maharashtra elections: Uddhav and Raj's parallel politics change equations Yesterday

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray has asked Anant Geete, the Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries, to resign from the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. Geete is expected to tender his resignation as soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in India from his US tour. It is very...
  • Modi 'very good event manager', but got 'carried away' in US: Congress -1631117743 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved himself a "very good event manager" but got "carried away" on his visit to the USA even as it charged that he was "diluting" the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. The party, however, at the same time praised Modi for...
  • Gujarat: Modi's US visit was successful due to 'marketing' says Vaghela -1635325423 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Leader of Opposition Shankersinh Vaghela termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit on Monday as just another "well marketed product" and claimed that people tends to "buy" products based on advertisements. "If everything is done through marketing, then even Amitabh Bachchan would receive similar response while on US visit. It...
  • Congress steers clear of HR Bharadwaj's claim of Nehru opposing quota 2 days ago

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: Congress MP comes out openly in 'moral support' of Jayalalithaa 2 days ago

    Puducherry: Sulking Rajya Sabha Congress MP P Kannan on Monday came out openly in support of extending "moral support" to jailed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, saying her conviction in a wealth case was not a political setback to her, but she would scale greater heights. "I am extending moral support to...
  • Congress takes pot shots at Modi over 'Mohanlal' Gandhi slip -1694232943 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accidentally calling Mahatma Gandhi "Mohanlal Karamchand Gandhi", saying that one cannot be expected to follow the ideals of the Father of the Nation if the person mispronounces his name. "It wld (sic) be foolish to expect one...
  • Congress is not our political rival: NCP leader Sunil Tatkare 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Despite parting ways with the Congress which was the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) ally for 15 years, the NCP said on Monday that its former partner is not its political adversary. "Shiv Sena-BJP were our main political rivals. There is no question of considering Congress as our adversary," NCP Maharashtra...
  • Assembly polls: Everybody has an outside chance in Maharashtra 2 days ago

    Mumbai: For the first time, all major political parties in Maharashtra have taken a gamble in its recent political history. The 25-year-old relationship between the Shiv Sena and the BJP ended on a sour note, last week. On the same day, the ruling Congress and NCP also ended their relationship. All...
  • Press lotus symbol so hard that current is felt in Italy: Amit Shah 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Launching BJP's campaign for Haryana Assembly polls, party president Amit Shah on Monday alleged that corruption had flourished during the successive governments in state and sought a decisive mandate for all-round development of the state. "For 20 years, we are seeing Hooda and Chautala (ruling the state). One comes and...
  • Maharashtra elections: I tried to save the Congress-NCP alliance, says Prithviraj Chavan 2 days ago

    Former chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan who turned in his resignation on Friday accused former ally NCP of conspiring with opposition BJP and alleged that the two parties had a gameplan prior to the split. Chavan said that he tried to salvage the 15-year-old alliance between the NCP and...
  • India, US bonds getting stronger, says US Congresswoman 2 days ago

    Highlighting the importance of meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US Congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney said that the very first state dinner that President had was with India and he is having yet another important dinner with India. Maloney said, "It shows how much he values...
  • NCP in talks with Samajwadi Party on forming alliance 2 days ago

    Mumbai: NCP, which parted ways with Congress, ending their 15-year-long alliance in Maharashtra ahead of the October 15 Assembly polls, on Monday said it was holding talks with Samajwadi Party for a possible tie-up for the elections. "We were always of the view that smaller and like-minded parties should align with...