Pradesh Congress Committee

  • Congress to launch membership campaign from August 20 August 14, 2014

    To revive enthusiasm of party workers and leaders, Rajasthan Congress will start a membership campaign on August 20, the birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The campaign will be launched on August 20 at the districtlevel first, then it will go to village and tehsil levels later in the...
  • JVM, JD(U), TMC willing to foster ties with Congress: Pradip Balmuchu July 21, 2014

    Rajya Sabha member and former Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) President, Pradip Balmuchu on Sunday said three political parties, besides the current ally JMM, have expressed willingness to forge alliance with Congress for the assembly election in the state likely to be held in couple of months. "Apart from our natural...
  • In Uttar Pradesh, parties in overdrive for assembly polls June 24, 2014

    Although assembly elections are a good two years away, political players in Uttar Pradesh are already in an overdrive. Political battle lines in the sprawling state have not been erased, even a month after the Lok Sabha election in which the BJP virtually wiped out everyone else. Topping the political chart...
  • Congress dissolves all units in Chhattisgarh June 20, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Congress on Thursday dissolved its all units after the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls' debacle in the state. Pradesh Congress Committee chief Bhupesh Baghel on Thursdaydissolved the block, district and state level units of the party to facilitate reformation of new units, party state spokesperson Shailesh Nitin Trivedi said. "Very...
  • Congress fumes over Gujarat government's advertisement April 3, 2014

    Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhwadia on Thursday slammed the state government for its advertisement on revised rates of premium on agricultural insurance to be paid by farmers, terming it "misleading" and "anti farmer". "As per the advertisement published in newspapers today, there is an unusual increase in the...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Ticket distribution triggers protests within Chhattisgarh Congress March 21, 2014

    Infighting and protests have broken out within the opposition Congress in Chhattisgarh over the distribution of tickets for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. While supporters of former Union Minister, the late Vidyacharan Shukla are enraged over the denial of ticket to his daughter Pratibha Pandey, some senior leaders have parted ways...
  • Will take call on supporting Nitish government when time comes: Congress March 14, 2014

    The Congress in Bihar, which allied with the RJD for the coming Lok Sabha polls, on Thursday said that it would take a call on whether to support the JD(U) government in the state when there was a confidence vote. "We will decide when the state government seeks a confidence vote...
  • Order CBI probe into MPPEB scam, Congress tells CM February 24, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Arun Yadav demanded that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan should hand over the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam probe to the CBI after fresh revelations by the Special Task Force (STF). "In the light of fresh revelations that has also pointed fingers at then...
  • MLA seeks action against peers' stripping act in Assembly February 21, 2014

    A woman legislator in Uttar Pradesh lodged a complaint with the speaker's office over two Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) legislators taking off their shirts in the assembly two days back, officials said on Friday. A complaint was lodged by Apna Dal legislator Anupriya Patel who has sought action against the two...
  • Sachin Pilot takes charge as Rajasthan Congress chief, seeks support from people January 21, 2014

    Union Minister Sachin Pilot took oath as Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president on Tuesday. AICC General Secretary and incharge of party affairs Gurudas Kamat was also present on the occasion. Sachin, after landing at Sanganer airport, lead a rallycumroad show from the airport to PCC office in which hundreds of Congressmen...
  • AAP will not affect Congress's prospects in LS polls: Thakre January 14, 2014

    MPCC president Manikrao Thakre has said the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party will not affect Congress' prospects in Maharashtra and exuded confidence that his party would get more seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections than in 2009. "The Aam Aadmi Party will not affect the election result of Congress in Maharashtra...
  • JPCC welcomes Jairam Ramesh's letter on raising Jharkhand Assembly strength December 21, 2013

    The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee on Friday welcomed Union minister Jairam Ramesh's letter to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on increasing seats in the Jharkhand Assembly, but the BJP termed it as belated . "It is a welcome initiative. The Congress in Jharkhand has always demanded an increase in the...
  • Jharkhand Congress demands special package for backward districts December 3, 2013

    Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) on Tuesday demanded a special package for four most backward districts of the state. The four most backward districts of Jharkhand Daltongunj (Palamau), Chatra, Latehar and Garwah must be granted special package on the line of one that had been granted to Bundelkhand region, said...
  • Congress acts on hoardings depicting Sonia Gandhi as ill October 16, 2013

    Lucknow:The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee on Wednesday issued notices to its office bearers in Allahabad for putting up hoardings depicting Congress president Sonia Gandhi as "beemar" (ill). The hoardings also urged Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to contest from Phoolpur parliamentary constituency, once represented by the late prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru. Confirming that...
  • Odisha Congress launches social media department to vow youth August 17, 2013

    In its bid to include youths in its fold, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has opened a social media department to train at least 50 youths from each district to write blogs for the party. AICC general secretary in charge of Odisha B K Hariprasad inaugurated the new department at the...
  • Odisha: Congress demands dismissal of Naveen government August 10, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Accusing Odisha government of failing to control rising crimes against women belonging to dalit and tribal communities, opposition Congress on Saturday sought Governor SC Jamir's intervention and dismissal of the BJD government in the state. The demand was made though a memorandum submitted by a delegation of Odisha Pradesh...
  • Odisha PCC meets Chidambaram, demands special state status April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A delegation of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee on Friday met Finance Minister P Chidambaram and demanded a financial package for the state on the lines of special allocation for Bihar and conferment of special category status. It also demanded setting up of a highlevel fast track inquiry against...
  • Rahul Gandhi on twoday Odisha visit from Monday February 18, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to undertake a twoday visit to Odisha from Monday to rejuvenate the party which has been out of power in the state since 2000. Gandhi, who is visiting the state for the first time after becoming AICC vicepresident, would arrive at Sambalpur on...
  • Rahul Gandhi to meet party's state leaders today February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will continue his exercise of taking feedback from party leaders on how to strengthen the organisation and will meet chief ministers, state unit chiefs and legislative party leaders on Friday, party sources said. "Gandhi will meet PCC (Pradesh Congress Committee) chiefs and CLP (Congress...
  • Rahul to meet state unit chiefs in the runup to polls February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: With a series of elections including the Lok Sabha fast approaching, Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi is embarking on an exercise on Friday to set the party's house in order in the states. Rahul has called a twoday meeting of the Pradesh Congress Committee presidents and Congress Legislative Party...
  • Manikrao Thakre to send legal notice to Gadkari October 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Manikrao Thakre on Tuesday said he will send a legal notice to BJP chief Nitin Gadkari for making "baseless allegations" against him of nonpayment of Rs 23 lakh to sugarcane growers. At a press conference, Thakre said due to the spate of allegations...
  • West Bengal Cong jubilant over Pranab's win July 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Celebrations across his home state West Bengal marked the victory of Pranab Mukherjee as the 13th President of the country and the first from Bengal. Congress workers and common people played with traditional green gulal in joy, while special illuminations were arranged to mark Mukherjee's win in the Presidential poll. A...
  • Anna's ideas of 'Gandhism' are unconvincing: MPCC May 6, 2012

    Mumbai: When Anna Hazare says that Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi should be hanged if found guilty, it does not highlight the severity of the alleged misdeed of the former, but only exposes the superficiality of this 'modern Gandhi', Maharashtra Congress has said. "Hazare is quite in character when he...
  • Case exposes Achuthanandan's true face: Cong January 14, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rejecting CPI(M) veteran VS Achuthanandan's contention that the vigilance case against him in a land allotment scam was a political conspiracy, the Congress in Kerala on Saturday said the preliminary probe in the matter revealed the true face of Achuthanandan. "His mask is off. He has always claimed himself to...
  • Odisha rape: Victim to be shifted to AIIMS January 15, 2012

    Bhubaneshwar: A Dalit girl who was allegedly raped in Pipli in Odisha will be shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi this week for better treatment. The girl was raped by a man in her village in November 2011. She has been in a coma ever since. Earlier in the day, the...
  • 'Anna campaign will not have much impact in UP' January 3, 2012

    Allahabad: Lashing out at Team Anna for its antiCongress propaganda, UPCC President Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Monday asserted that Anna Hazare's decision to campaign against the party in pollbound states will not have much impact in Uttar Pradesh. "I wish speedy recovery to Anna Hazare whom we consider an honourable social...
  • Kerala Congress opposes FDI in retail November 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Protesting the approval of the FDI in retail, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Chief Ramesh Chennithala has written to the Prime Minister opposing the nod from the government. Chennithala said, "I have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opposing the Union Cabinet decision to throw open the doors of...
  • Maharashtra Cong presses for Deshmukh's dismissal September 21, 2007

    New Delhi: There is trouble brewing in Maharashtra for Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. There is news of a revolt in the Maharashtra Congress against the Chief MInister. A group of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) office bearers, including MPCC President Prabha Rau, have had a series of meetings in Delhi...