Sonia Gandhi

  • Modi government should be given more time to tackle India's economy: Manmohan Singh 9 hours 31 minutes 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 17 hours 57 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • BJP set to reject Congress's bid for LoP post in Lok Sabha: sources July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is set to reject the Congress's bid for the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, said sources. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday conveyed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the Congress doesn't have a case, sources added. "As a...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets President over LoP status in Lok Sabha July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in the backdrop of the UPA pitching for Leader of Opposition status for her party in Lok Sabha. Gandhi, on Monday made a strong pitch for Congress being given the post of Leader of Opposition, held a meeting with...
  • Ready to discuss LoP issue if Congress approaches: Lok Sabha Speaker July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With Congress raising the pitch on the issue of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said she was ready to discuss the issue with the party if approached. "If somebody comes to me and talks to me, be it Congress or any...
  • Congress continues its demand for LoP post in Lok Sabha, BJP mocks it July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress continues to demand the Leader of Opposition status in the Lok Sabha with party President Sonia Gandhi on Monday saying that her party rightfully deserved the post as it was the single largest opposition party in the House. The government, however, said that the odds are...
  • News 360: Centre says price checks in place; Opposition stages walk out July 7, 2014

    Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. ...
  • Congress should get Leader of Opposition post, looking for legal options: Sonia July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has claimed that it is the largest party in the opposition so it should get the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. "We are the largest party and we have accepted we have lost. But since we are the largest party...
  • Sheila Dikshit could not send out the right message, says Mahabal Mishra July 5, 2014

    The embarrassing poll defeat has left the Congress shaken from top to bottom. The loss forced the Congress president Sonia Gandhi to constitute a a committee under former defence minister AK Antony. Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders complained of massive infighting and complete absence of organisational support, say sources. Mahabal Mishra...