Sonia Gandhi

  • Sonia, Congress leaders attack Modi over price rise, communal tension 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    Rae Bareli/New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Monday led the Congress attack against Narendra Modi government and flagged the issue of price rise as her party slammed both the Prime Minister and BJP for "rise in communal tension" as NDA completes 100 days in power. "People will give a reply to whether...
  • Sonia, Rahul not to campaign for Uttar Pradesh by-polls 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will not be campaigning for the forthcoming by-polls in Uttar Pradesh. Party sources, however, downplayed it saying the Congress President, by convention, never campaigns in by-polls. The seats going for elections on September 13 include Noida, Lucknow East, Saharanpur Nagar, Bijnore, Thakurdwara,...
  • Sonia's reaction boosted sales of my book, says Natwar 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh on Thursday said she should not have reacted to the controversy caused by his book, and that her intervention only helped increase the sale of his just released autobiography. Singh claimed Sonia and her daughter Priyanka's May...
  • Herald case: Delhi court to hear matter against Sonia, Rahul on December 9 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed December 9 for hearing the complaint case, in which it had issued summons against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others, on the issue of acquisition of National Herald daily. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha postponed the matter after the counsel appearing for...
  • Decide complaint against Sonia Gandhi in 6 months: Delhi HC to CIC 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Central Information Commission to decide in six months a complaint against Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the issue of non-compliance of transparency panel's directions that the party was answerable under the RTI Act. Noted RTI activist RK Jain had approached the Commission...
  • Lord Richard Attenborough's 'Gandhi' took the story of modern India's greatest man to all over the world: Sonia Gandhi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday condoled the death of renowned British actor and director Richard Attenborough. In a letter to Sheila Sim, widow of the 90-year-old actor-director who directed the Oscar winning biopic "Gandhi" in 1982, Gandhi described Attenborough as a "true friend of India". "I am grieved to learn...
  • Karnataka Cabinet to be expanded after consulting Congress high command: Siddaramaiah 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Getting a booster from the Assembly bypoll outcome, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that he would expand his Cabinet after talking to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. "The main issue before us is (Cabinet) expansion. We will fill all four vacancies in consultation with Congress High Command," he...
  • Sonia, Rahul condole Kannada writer Ananthmurthy's demise August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Condoling the death of Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthmurthy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday described the renowned writer as a remarkable human being. She said that the void created by his demise in the Indian literary space and social conscience will be hard to fill. In his condolence message,...
  • Congress unable to digest out 'Good Governance': Naqvi August 20, 2014

    BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in response to the allegations of Congress president Sonia Gandhi that BJP is riding on schemes of UPA government said, Congress is unable to digest our 'Good Governance'. ...
  • Rahul's roadmap for Congress: 'a tsunami of women' to break barriers August 20, 2014

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed party workers in Delhi on Wednesday on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi's 70th birth anniversary. ...
  • Modi government took credit for schemes introduced by Congress, says Sonia Gandhi August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of taking credit for the schemes and programmes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and stated that despite doing so much, the Congress-led alliance lost in the Lok Sabha polls as people got misled by false...
  • Sonia, Rahul to take up women's reservation bill in big way: Congress August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress plans to raise the issue of the lapsed Women's Reservation Bill in a big way with party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi set to flag their concerns over the issue during a meeting of eight thousand-odd Mahila Congress members on Wednesday. The All-India Conference...
  • Will write another book after Sonia Gandhi publishes hers: Natwar Singh August 19, 2014

    In an interview with Vivek Tejuja, former Union minister Natwar Singh talks about his life as author. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Vivek Tejuja: You are already a prolific writer and have written many books including 'Walking with Lions', 'My China Diary' and many others recounting your vast...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets Pranab Mukherjee to discuss political situation August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the political situation in the country. The meeting came even as a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha for the Congress hangs in the balance. Last week, during...
  • No factionalism in Congress, says Sachin Pilot August 17, 2014

    The Congress, which suffered one of its worst defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, is now trying to regroup itself to fight the local bodies polls, with newly-appointed Rajasthan state party chief Sachin Pilot downplaying reports of factionalism. "There is no factionalism. There can be differences of opinion,...
  • Narendra Modi centre of attention at President's 'at home' August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the centre of attention on Friday at the 'At Home' function hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of the 68th Independence Day in the national capital. A relaxed Modi broke the security cordon and freely mingled with the guests and exchanged...
  • Rahul not responsible for Congress' defeat in LS polls: Antony August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Rejecting criticism about Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress leader AK Antony on Friday said he was not responsible for the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle and exuded optimism that it will revive under Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. Antony, who headed a committee that probed the reasons for the party's poll...
  • Antony panel submits report on Congress's poll debacle to Sonia Gandhi August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after its biggest debacle ever in the Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader AK Antony submitted his report to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. In his report, Antony has blamed the loss on anti-Congress media coverage, poor local leadership, corruption, inflation and infighting in...
  • Congress creates uproar over Communal Violence Bill in Lok Sabha, debate likely at 3 PM August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Congress created an uproar in Parliament on Wednesday over the Communal Violence Bill, the debate on it is likely at 3 PM in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has been demanding an immediate discussion on the Bill as it has been deferred repeatedly. Even though Speaker...
  • Congress gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha to discuss communal violence issue August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday to discuss the issue of rising incidents of communal violence in the country. Party President Sonia Gandhi has once again hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the issue of communal violence. Addressing Congress...
  • News 360: SC seeks ADAG, SWAN files in 2G scam probe August 12, 2014

    In a recent development in 2G scam, the CBI has instituted an inquiry against Tata for alleged illegal bidding by Tata-Unitech in the licence auctions. The Supreme Court of India had asked for CBI records of 2G Swan Telecom probe which is allegedly a front for Anil Ambani owned Reliance...
  • Communal violence incidents have risen after NDA came to power: Sonia August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the rising incidents of communal violence in the country. The remarks came while she was addressing the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Executive Meet in the state. She said, "Nothing less than 600 incidents of communal...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on books on former PM Manmohan Singh August 10, 2014

    Former PM Manmohan Singh is yet again facing a controversy from books after Natwar Singh revealed details about his book. Singh's daughter Daman Singh has also penned her father's biography. She said it was "upsetting" that the public opinion had turned against him towards the end of his 10-year rule. ...
  • Amar Singh backs Rahul Gandhi's stand on communal violence in UP August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his comments against the Bharatiya Janata Party on communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, the Gandhi scion has found support from Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh. "I think his...
  • My father should write his autobiography, says Manmohan Singh's daughter August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's daughter Daman Singh, who has penned her parent's biography, today said it was "upsetting" that the public opinion had turned against him towards the end of his 10-year rule. Daman, whose book "Strictly Personal: Manmohan and Gursharan" will be published on Sunday, said that...
  • Priyanka dismisses reports of her taking up important Congress post August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after reports suggested that Priyanka Gandhi may assume a larger role within the Congress ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in several states, she herself has denied the reports calling them baseless. Priyanka clarified that she is not assuming posts within the Congress or joining active politics. She...
  • Posters spring up in Bhopal urging Priyanka to take a formal role in Congress August 7, 2014

    Bhopal:The Congress may be downplaying the clamour for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra among the party workers. But, it has not stopped party workers from demanding that she be given an important position in the party to revive its dwindling fortunes. Huge posters urging her to save the party by strengthening the...
  • National Herald case: Court to hear matter against Sonia, Rahul on August 28 August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court, which had issued summons against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others, on Thursday deferred till August 28 hearing in the case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in the matter pertaining to acquisition of National Herald daily. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha postponed the matter...
  • Rahul's new avatar in Lok Sabha a well thought strategy by Congress August 6, 2014

    Facing an unprecedented criticism, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi displayed some rare aggression and stormed into the well of the Lower House on the issue of communal violence. But Rahul's new avatar inside Lok Sabha, where he has usually remained silent, is a part of a well thought out strategy....
  • Sonia Gandhi brushes aside Arun Jaitley's allegations of rebellion in Congress August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday brushed aside Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's allegations of rebellion within her party. Sonia said, "Let them say what they want to." The remarks came after Jaitley said that the Congress was facing an internal coup. "The Congress is facing a coup within the...