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  • Ajay Maken appointed Delhi Congress chief 23 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday appointed former union minister Ajay Maken as chief of the party in Delhi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also made five appointments to the party's various state units. Former state minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir has been appointed party chief in Jammu and Kashmir and former union minister...
  • Major reshuffle in Congress ahead of AICC session, 5 new PCC chiefs appointed Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a major reshuffle ahead of possible elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party president at the All India Congress Committee session next month, Congress on Monday appointed five new Pradesh Congress Committee chiefs and one regional Congress Committee President. The reshuffle had a clear imprint of Rahul Gandhi in...
  • Sonia Gandhi silent on reports over Priyanka's elevation as Congress General Secretary Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday refused to comment on reports that suggested her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could be elevated to the post of Congress General Secretary. She was also tight-lipped when asked about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. She said "all will become clear once Rahul...
  • Rahul Gandhi will return stronger, says AK Antony 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who has taken a break from parliament, will return "stronger and more energetic", party leader AK Antony said on Sunday. The former defence minister defended the Gandhi scion's move which has drawn flak from many quarters. "Rahul Gandhi has been working very hard without rest for...
  • A pro-corporate, anti-poor, disappointing Budget: Opposition 3 days ago

    New Delhi: On expected lines, Opposition leaders have criticised the Union Budget 2015 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday, with party president Sonia Gandhi terming it as a "pro-corporate" one. Congress Lok Sabha MP Kamal Nath said this has only been the Budget of commissions, committees and...
  • Congress leaders speak in different voices on leadership issue 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The debate over leadership in Congress that kicked up after party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's sudden leave refuses to die down with party leaders speaking in different voices. Some maintain that it's time that Rahul takes over the supreme position in the party and put an end to...
  • BJP asks Sonia Gandhi to rein in Congress leaders 'foul-mouthing' PM Modi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Condemning "intemperate" remarks by Congress leaders against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP on Thursday asked party President Sonia Gandhi to rein in her party leaders and demanded an apology from her. BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said Congress leaders, including former MP Raj Babbar, at a rally at Jantar...
  • Live: Venkaiah Naidu clarifies his remark on Congress, tries to pacify the opposition 5 days ago

    Uproar in Lok Sabha ahead of presentation of railway budget as opposition demands apology from Venkaiah Naidu for his remarks on the Congress. "I have not used any unparliamentary language , just spoke on what was in the past and present. I respect all leaders and parties," he stated. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session 1 week ago

    Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session, Congress says he's on leave, BJP mocks him for 'holidaying' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. Even though Congress has given...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks time to reflect on 'recent events' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial All India Congress Committee session expected in April, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has desired to reflect upon "recent events" and the future course of the party. Party sources said he has "requested Congress President Sonia Gandhi for some time to reflect on recent events...
  • Sonia Gandhi holds strategy meet with Congress leaders on Parliament session February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget session, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met senior party colleagues to discuss the strategy to be adopted in Parliament where the government intends to pass a number of bills, including converting certain Ordinances into an Acts. The meeting was attended by party veteran...
  • Government reaches out to opposition parties over pending Bills ahead of Budget session February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget session, the Narendra Modi government is trying to reach out to opposition parties over pending Bills, said sources on Thursday. The government has called an all-party meeting on Sunday at 12:30 PM which will be attended by the Prime Minister. Sources said Parliamentary Affairs...
  • Suit with name, temples and larger than life statues reveal the megalomaniac streak of Indian politicians February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: It was a piece of clothing designed to dazzle the world. But a closer scrutiny of the dark pinstripe suit worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during US President Barack Obama's visit revealed that what looked like thin strips were actually his name embroidered on it repeatedly. The entire...
  • Could not gauge mood of people: Congress February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Embarrassed by the unprecedented rout in Delhi Assembly polls, Congress on Tuesday admitted it "could not gauge" the mood of the people. "I am shattered by the disappointing performance of the party. I could not gauge the mood of the people," AICC in-charge for Delhi PC Chacko said...
  • Five reasons why Congress could not open its account in Delhi elections February 10, 2015

    Delhi elections are a watershed for all the major contestants. While the Aam Aadmi Party is euphoric with its out-of-the-world performance, Bharatiya Janata Party is licking its wounds would while the Congress has scored a golden duck. While a poor show was on the cards for Congress which has been...
  • Delhi elections: Annihilated Congress says it will 'reinvent' itself February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Annihilated in Delhi polls, a shocked Congress today promised to "reinvent" itself ànd revisit its "idealogical construct". Party chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi congratulated Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi party for their landslide victory saying they "respect" the verdict. The party's face for the polls...
  • Sonia, Rahul congratulate AAP for landslide victory February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday congratulated Arvind Kejriwal for AAP's landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls in which their party failed to score. "My congratulations to Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi party for their victory....
  • Congress workers demand bringing in Priyanka Vadra February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: As the Congress headed for a rout in Delhi assembly polls, 'Bring Priyanka' slogans were once again raised outside the the party headquarters on Tuesday. A group of party workers were seen demanding Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra be brought into active politics. Scores of protesters holding...
  • AAP, an important opponent in Delhi polls: Priyanka Gandhi February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said AAP is an important opponent in the Delhi Assembly polls even as she expressed optimism over Congress bouncing back. "I think its definitely an important opponent in this elections," the daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi said after casting her vote at...
  • Delhi poll result will depend on what people want, says Sonia Gandhi February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday exercised her franchise in the Delhi Assembly polls in which her party is facing a tough battle to regain lost ground. Sonia cast her vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhavan in Central Delhi at 9:35 AM. When asked to comment on the...
  • Delhi results will depend on peoples' choice: Sonia Gandhi February 7, 2015

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi casted her vote at Nirman Bhawan on Saturday. Sonia Gandhi said, "What people will want that will be the outcome." ...
  • Poster war aggravates in Tamil Nadu between supporters of Elangovan, P Chidambaram February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A poster war has broken out in Tamil Nadu between the supporters of state Congress chief EVKS Elangovan and former Union Finance minister P Chidambaram. Posters attacking Elangovan have come up in parts of Chennai, Erode, Trichy and Sivaganga. Another set of posters in support of Elangovan came up...
  • Delhi elections: Modi, Kejriwal, Sonia address rallies on a star-studded Sunday; attack each other February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: On a star-studded Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal addressed public meetings in the national capital and came down heavily on each other. While Modi hit out at AAP and accused it of interested only in getting...
  • Sonia Gandhi addresses first rally for Delhi elections, hits out at BJP, AAP February 1, 2015

    In her first rally ahead of Delhi Assembly elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday hit out at BJP for black money and AAP for failing to run the Delhi government despite Congress support. She also accused the BJP of creating raising communal disturbance in Delhi citing the vandalisation of...
  • Delhi elections: Sonia Gandhi slams 'pracharak' Modi, 'dharnebaaj' Kejriwal February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, saying one was a "pracharak" and the other a "dharnebaaj", as she asked voters to save Delhi from those who make only "hollow promises". "While one party has a pracharak, who only does...
  • Congress hits back at Jayanthi Natarajan, says she is acting under pressure from the BJP January 31, 2015

    Jayanthi Natarajan has accused Rahul Gandhi of giving her instructions while she was the environment minister in UPA2. In a letter to Sonia Gandhi she charged Rahul's aides of running a campaign to defame her. The Congress has hit back claiming that she is acting under pressure from the BJP. ...
  • Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress saying she felt suffocated; party hits back, says she is corrupt January 31, 2015

    Chennai/ New Delhi: The Congress suffered a major embarrassment on Friday with its senior leader and former Union Environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan accusing party vice-president Rahul Gandhi of interfering in her ministry's while she was in the Manmohan Singh government. In a letter dated November 5, 2014 to Congress president Sonia...
  • Jayanthi Natarajan acting at the behest of her 'new political masters', says Abhishek Manu Singhvi January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday refuted all charges levelled by former Union minister Jayanthi Natarajan against its top leadership and hit back at her suggesting that she was acting at the behest of the BJP. "All assertions by Natarajan are factually wrong," said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi while talking...
  • Is it time for a leadership change in Congress? January 30, 2015

    Former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan resigned from the primary membership of the party. In a strong worded letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi followed by a press conference in Chennai, Jayanthi said that she was pained by the treatment meted out to her by the party. ...