Sonia Gandhi

  • Maharashtra: Seat-sharing formula will be finalised soon, says Sharad Pawar Yesterday

    Kolhapur: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday said that his party and Congress would soon finalise the seat-sharing arrangement, and would contest the coming Assembly polls in Maharashtra jointly. The decision will be taken once Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad, Pawar said, adding that...
  • Don't agree with cut-off age concept, it's one's own ability: Sheila Dikshit 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As rift within the Congress has been widening and it has almost become a fight between old guard and young generation, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit did not agree with the cut-off age concept. She said it was one's own capability and ability and there could not...
  • Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan among Congress campaigners for Maharashtra polls 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be among the star campaigners for the party for next month's Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "We have to submit a list of 40 star campaigners to the Election Commission and they are in the list," Chief...
  • Former CAG Vinod Rai's charges put Manmohan Singh in the dock, BJP seeks answers 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is once again in the dock after ex-Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai made stinging allegations against him in the 2G spectrum case, questioning his integrity as the PM. "Integrity is not just financial; it is intellectual integrity; it is professional integrity. You...
  • Manmohan Singh isn't answerable, says Congress as ex-CAG blames him of inaction during scams 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The allegations of former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai has brought former prime minister Manmohan Singh back in the dock. In his yet to be released book "Not Just an Accountant", Rai has accused the former PM of taking no corrective measures to avert loss...
  • Congress sends relief material, volunteers to J&K 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday stepped in with aid efforts in Jammu and Kashmir by sending relief material, including boats, medicines and tents, besides 100 volunteers to the flood affected areas even as state governments ruled by it donated Rs 30 crore. Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi, who is abroad for a...
  • J&K floods: Sonia Gandhi asks Congress CMs to give all possible help 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday directed all party chief ministers to support the relief and rehabilitation efforts in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir even as party vice president Rahul Gandhi appealed to volunteers of its affiliated outfits to pitch in with their help. Sonia, who is in the...
  • Sonia Gandhi urges Centre to declare J&K flood a 'national calamity' September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing grave concern over the grim situation of flood in Jammu and Kashmir which has claimed 108 lives so far, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday urged the Centre to declare the crisis a "national calamity". She has also appealed to the Centre and state government to make...
  • Rahul visits Amethi, is questioned by locals on lack of facilities in the district September 4, 2014

    Amethi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited his constituency Amethi on Thursday. According to reports, the locals questioned him over the lack of development in the constituency. They complained about the lack of electricity and water supply in the district. Rahul is currently battling criticism from within and outside the party...
  • Divide grows within Congress, leaders ask members not to voice opinions in public September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After a growing divide in the Congress between the new and old guard, party President Sonia Gandhi has stepped in and said that the infighting and blame game within the party must end. She has asked party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's supporters to call off their meeting. Young leaders...
  • Congress split over Rahul, Sonia asks party members to end infighting September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi stepped in after reports of a growing divide within the party between the new and the old guard. Sonia reportedly asked supporters of party vice president Rahul Gandhi to call off a meeting which they had sought to present a memo to party general secretaries...
  • Gujarat High Court disposes PIL challenging Sonia photos in UPA ads September 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has disposed of a PIL, filed just before the last Assembly polls seeking removal of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's photos from erstwhile party-led UPA Government's advertisements, on ground that the matter has become infructuous. A Division Bench comprising Justices Akil Kureshi and JB Pardiwala on Tuesday...
  • Sonia, Congress leaders attack Modi over price rise, communal tension September 1, 2014

    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 August 29, 2014

    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 August 29, 2014

    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 August 28, 2014

    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 August 27, 2014

    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 August 26, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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...