Sonia Gandhi

  • Manmohan backs Sonia, refutes claims made by Natwar Singh in his book 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Congress President Sonia Gandhi's outburst over former union minister Natwar Singh's claims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, too, on Thursday refuted allegations that the UPA government sent files to 10 Janpath for approval. Backing Sonia, Dr Manmohan Singh said, "There are some conversations that take place which should not...
  • Sonia reacts to Natwar Singh, says she'll write her own book and then people will know everything 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is normally a reticent person, hit out at former union minister Natwar Singh for claims made in his upcoming autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography'. Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that she would write a book which would put an end to...
  • Natwar using book on Sonia, Rahul to promote his BJP MLA son: Digvijaya Singh 3 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress party has refuted claims made by former external affairs minister Natwar Singh about Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in his yet to be published autobiography. Senior party leader Digvijaya Singh accused the former Congress leader of promoting his son by making these revelations. Natwar Singh's son Jagat Singh...
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  • Congress terms Natwar Singh's claims on Sonia, Rahul a publicity stunt 15 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Soon after former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh claimed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in May 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has rubbished the remarks. "He is a senior leader, he has worked in the organisation....
  • Rahul stopped Sonia from becoming PM in 2004, claims Natwar Singh 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi who was afraid she would be killed like his father and grand mother if she accepted the post, former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh claimed on Wednesday. Singh(83), an estranged...
  • National Herald case: Congress to move Delhi High Court today Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Congress party will move the Delhi High Court in the National Herald case on Wednesday. Party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi are likely to be advocates in the case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned last month after BJP leader...
  • Modi government should be given more time to tackle India's economy: Manmohan Singh 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that the new government should be given more time to tackle the economic situation of the country. "We should give more time to the new government," he said. He, however, refused to be drawn into controversy triggered by former Supreme...
  • Sonia Gandhi holds Iftar, shares table with Sharad Yadav and Lalu 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Sunday hosted her first Iftar in three years, which saw the Congress president sharing a table with leaders of RJD and its new-found ally JD(U). RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav were seated with Sonia Gandhi at the Iftar which was also attended...
  • Seat-sharing decision rests with me and Sonia Gandhi: Sharad Pawar 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Saturday told party leaders of Maharashtra unit that the decision on seat sharing for the Assembly polls would be taken by him and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Pawar met the state party leaders late Saturday evening to discuss the ongoing talks with the...
  • Sonia Gandhi thanks people of Uttarakhand for by-poll victory 4 days ago

    Sonia Gandhi today said Congress's victory in recent assembly bye-elections in Uttarakhand "reflects people's disenchantment with BJP whose government at the Centre has failed to deliver on its promises". "It is an indication that people are looking towards Congress once again with hope," a release issued by Uttarakhand government in Dehradun...
  • Sonia Gandhi arrives for Congress meet, finds no other leader present 6 days ago

    New Delhi: There was some confusion at the Congress Parliamentary Affairs Committee meeting following which it had to be cancelled. Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrived at the meeting only to find no other Congress leaders present. The meeting had to be cancelled owing to miscommunication. Sonia Gandhi arrived for the meeting...
  • It won't be business as usual within Congress, says Shashi Tharoor July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: It won't be "business as usual" in the Congress after the severe drubbing in the elections and party president Sonia Gandhi would soon fix accountability and take decisions on revamping the party, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday. The decisions will be taken as per her own...
  • Moily comes out in Rahul's defence, says he was and will be our leader July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the voices of dissent are out in the open against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, former Union minister and senior party leader Veerappa Moily defended him saying, "Rahul was and will remain our leader." There has been a crisis within the Congress with cadres pointing fingers at...
  • Crisis within Congress deepens, leaders believe Rahul a liability July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The crisis within the Congress is deepening with each passing day and leaders have turned rebels questioning party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's style of working. According to sources, senior party leaders have blamed Rahul for Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha polls wherein the party was reduced to...
  • Address Vidarbha before Maharashtra polls, Muttemwar urges Sonia July 22, 2014

    Nagpur: Congress MP and ex-Union minister Vilas Muttemwar has urged party President Sonia Gandhi to take up the issue of separate Vidarbha with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to revive its electoral chances in the impending Maharashtra Assembly elections. In a letter to Sonia which was made public recently,...
  • Assam minister's resignation: Congress says dissidence not against Rahul July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Unfazed by rebel minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's resignation, Congress on Monday said Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi enjoyed majority and dismissed suggestions that the dissidence in the state was against Rahul Gandhi. "It is not a rebellion against Rahul at all. Whole issue is some people would not be...
  • Anti-Gogoi MLAs to approach Assam Governor and Speaker July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been facing severe opposition within his Cabinet after party's poll debacle. Nearly 25 MLAs on Monday will approach the Assam Governor and Speaker to tell them that they have no faith in Gogoi. Congress-in-charge of Assam CP Joshi will brief party President Sonia Gandhi...
  • Maharashtra situation: Sonia holds talks with CM, senior leaders July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held consultations with senior leaders from Maharashtra including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the wake of party leader Narayan Rane announcing his decision to quit Chavan Cabinet pitching for a change of leadership there. Former Home Minister and senior leader from Maharashtra Sushil...
  • Anti-Gogoi camp wants Congress high command to take final call on state leadership by weekend July 17, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam Congress may be heading for a split. Rebel MLA Himant Biswas who is leading the faction against Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the Congress high command to look into their demands by the weekend. There is a faction in the state Congress that is protesting against...
  • Congress leader Ghufran-e-Azam moots election for all party posts July 14, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Ghufran-e-Azam has suggested that elections should be held for all posts in the party organisation, from president to various levels in the districts. "Everyone knows Congress is in doldrums and it can be revived only by holding elections at all levels, including the post of party president," the...
  • Rahul Gandhi destroyed Congress: Former party MP Gufran Azam July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Criticisms continue to pour against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Former Congress MP Gufran Azam on Monday accused the Gandhi scion of destroying the Grand Old Party of Indian politics. He said, "He thought the Youth Congress is a lab, did experiments and destroyed it. And he did...
  • Congress should not politicise LoP issue: Naidu July 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Hitting out at the Congress, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the party should not politicise the issue of Leader of Opposition status in Lok Sabha. "Till day before yesterday, they had not asked for the recognition from the Speaker and have been going around criticising the government. They...
  • Congress decides to retain Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending speculations of a change in leadership in Maharashtra post the deafening defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, the state party in-charge Mohan Prakash told CNN-IBN on Friday that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue to hold the top position. Speaking to CNN-IBN Prakash said, "There will be...
  • NDA Budget has copied UPA policies, nothing new: Sonia Gandhi July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government's maiden budget failed to impress Congress president Sonia Gandhi who called the Finance Budget of the new government as a copy of UPA's policies. "The Budget had nothing new. It has merely copied our policies and schemes," Sonia Gandhi told reporters. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too,...
  • Sonia Gandhi says Narendra Modi's government in 'witch hunt' as Congress probed on taxes July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi, president of ousted Congress party, on Wednesday accused the new Narendra Modi-led government of a "political witch hunt" after tax authorities began probing her party as she and her son face allegations over misusing funds. The Gandhis are the torchbearers of a dynasty that has led India...
  • Prithviraj Chavan discusses strategy for Maharashtra polls with Sonia Gandhi July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Chavan said that he discussed Congress's readiness for Assembly elections in Maharashtra and termed the interaction with the party chief "very good". He...
  • News 360: Economic Survey 2014 says FY15 GDP growth seen at 5.4-5.9 pc July 9, 2014

    India will probably unveil bold reforms in its Budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a survey showed. ...
  • National Herald case: It is a private complain, says Subramanian Swamy July 9, 2014

    BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday ruled out Congress President Sonia Gandhi's statement on the Income Tax notice to her in the National Herald case. Swamy said, "The BJP is not in the picture at all. This is a private complain. Sonia Gandhi should read the law first," Swamy said. ...
  • National Herald case: Sonia Gandhi calls I-T notice 'political vindictiveness' July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday called the Income Tax notice to her in the National Herald case 'political vindictiveness'. She said that the 'witch-hunt' will help the Congress come back to power. "We have been issued notices by the Income Tax department, it's political vindictiveness. Such political...