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  • Delhi elections: Modi, Kejriwal, Sonia address rallies on a star-studded Sunday; attack each other 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    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 5 hours 3 minutes ago

    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 8 hours 3 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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? 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • Jayanthi Natarajan met Amit Shah last year, she was supposed to join BJP: Sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as Jayanthi Natarajan made a dramatic exit out of the Congress, there are reports that she met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah in 2014. There were also murmurs about her joining the party but following a dissent within the party, the decision was put on hold....
  • Full text: Jayanti Natarajan's letter to Sonia Gandhi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Voicing a strong revolt against the national high command of the Congress, former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party. Here is the full text of the letter: Hon'ble Smt Sonia Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress November 5, 2014 Madam, I write to you with...
  • Congress no longer the party I joined, can't survive in such a suffocating atmosphere: Natarajan 2 days ago

    Chennai: Voicing a strong revolt against the national high command of the Congress, former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday 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...
  • CBI probe into projects cleared by Natarajan the real reason behind her resignation? 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst allegations by Jayanthi Natarajan that she was defamed within the Congress and asked to quit the Environment Ministry, details by Central Bureau of Investigation point to other reasons which could have led to her resignation. According to sources, during Jayanthi Natrajan's period as the environment minister, three-four...
  • 'Sadistic' economic practices by UPA the reason why India suffered: Jaitley on Natarajan's resignation 2 days ago

    New Delhi: "The UPA government put in place 'sadistic' economic practices. That is precisely why India suffered," said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday after Jayanthi Natarajan submitted her resignation letter to party President Sonia Gandhi. The Finance Minister said that Natarajan's revelations had proved that the government she belonged...
  • Jayanthi revolts against Rahul Gandhi, to quit Congress, says she was wrongly vilified, defamed 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a big blow to the Congress, longtime loyalist Jayanthi Natarajan has decided to quit the party. In further embarassment for the party, the former union minister in United Progress Alliance government has questioned party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership in a letter to party President Sonia Gandhi....
  • Nuclear deal figures in Obama-Sonia meeting 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The issue of operationalising the bilateral landmark civil nuclear deal and cooperation in multiple sectors between India and US were understood to have figured as Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met US President Barrack Obama. A wide range of strategic affair issues came up...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Javier Moro talks about 'The Red Sari'; recounts the hilarious incident of how he first introduced himself to Sonia Gandhi January 23, 2015

    Jaipur: Javier Moro, speaking in a lilting Spanish accent, looked unruffled by the reaction to his famously-banned, recently released book 'The Red Sari'. A biography that Moro describes is more on the lines of a love story, is a biographical account of Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi. In a discussion...
  • Congress delegation headed by Sonia to call on Barack Obama January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Sonia and Rahul Gandhi will be part of a Congress delegation which will call on US President Barack Obama on January 26. Briefing reporters, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, however, did not give the names of rest of the members of the delegation, to be headed by Sonia Gandhi. The...
  • Exclusive: Javier Moro talks about controversy over 'Red Sari' January 18, 2015

    It seems that trouble is mounting for the beleaguered Congress. Spanish writer Javier Moro's 'The Red Sari', controversial, unauthorized biography of Congress President Sonia Gandhi is being released by Roli Books in India. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Javier Moro said, "'The Red Sari' is a dramatised biography." ...
  • Congress leaders calling 'The Red Sari' malicious without reading it: Javier Moro January 17, 2015

    After seven years of an unofficial ban, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's biography 'The Red Sari' has hit the stands on Friday. Author Javier Moro has hit out at the Congress for calling it malicious and said, "This kind of phrase is said by someone who has not read the book....
  • Controversial book on Sonia Gandhi 'The Red Saree' to be released in India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi It seems that trouble is mounting for the beleaguered Congress. Spanish writer Javier Moro's 'The Red Sari', controversial, unauthorized biography of Congress President Sonia Gandhi is being released by Roli Books in India. The book's English version was not allowed to be released in India in 2010. This...
  • Congress to hit the ground in Delhi only after declaring all 70 candidates January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress is playing very safe this time in the Delhi Assembly election and will only sound the poll bugle after declaring the full list of 70 candidates. The last list of 21 candidates is expected to be out by Thursday night or by Friday, said Congress media in-charge...
  • Modi government is showing its true colours, BJP leaders making controversial remarks: Sonia January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the true colours of the Modi government were now coming out as many of their leaders were making provocative and controversial statements. "Influential members of the BJP are making disturbing statements which are taking forward their policy of polarisation," senior Congress...
  • Congress leaders meet today, Rahul Gandhi likely to be elevated to party President post January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will convene a Congress Working Committee meeting on Tuesday morning at the party headquarters. It will be first meeting since the party lost heavily in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. All eyes are likely to remain on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi...
  • Congress became 'weak' due to 'some wrongs' of UPA-II: Janardhan Dwivedi January 11, 2015

    Lucknow: The Congress became "weak" in the country because of "certain wrongs" of the UPA-II leading to its present scenario, senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi said as he spoke of the need to launch a struggle to strengthen the organisation. "Some wrongs of the UPA-2 have led to the present scenario...
  • Congess outlines blueprint for party revamp January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Struggling to recover from its worst electoral debacle, Congress leadership has outlined a blueprint to revamp the party and redraft its socio-economic policies amid reports that Rahul Gandhi may be elevated to the position of party President. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written...
  • Sonia Gandhi condemns terror attack on media office in Paris January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the terror attack on a newspaper office in Paris and said extremism and intolerance will never be able to curb freedom of expression. "Congress President Sonia Gandhi has condemned the cowardly and dastardly terror attack on media in Paris. Shocked at...
  • Mutation of land purchased by Robert Vadra's firms in Rajasthan cancelled January 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The mutation of land purchased in Rajasthan by Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's firm Skylight Hospitality Private Limited has been cancelled by the state government on Sunday. Vadra's Skylight Hospitality's transaction with DLF had been under the scanner for a long time. The areas include Gajner, Goileri and Kolayat Tehsil. District...
  • Congress likely to come up with revival blueprint by March January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A blueprint for revival of Congress is expected to be ready by March with Sonia Gandhi asking state unit chiefs to seek views of grass-roots workers on how to turn around the party's fortunes. After Rahul Gandhi's directive to party general secretaries to get feedback from district and...
  • Robert Vadra's Skylight hospitality issued tax notice, to explain his controversial land deals: Sources January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra's owned Skylight hospitality firm has been issued a tax notice on Thursday. The Income-Tax department has asked Vadra to explain all his controversial land deals and financial transactions. This is not the first time Vadra has been accused. Prior to...
  • Yearender 2014: Narendra Modi, the right man at the right place and at the right time December 30, 2014

    When 2014 dawned on India, there was widespread pessimism across the country. With high inflation, slowdown in the economy, humungous corruption allegations reaching the doorsteps of the Prime Minister's Office, policy paralysis and a society staring at a political class busy with mudslinging and finding little time to tackle problems...
  • Congress to celebrate its 130th Foundation Day today December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a disastrous electoral performance this year, the Congress will be celebrating its 130th Foundation Day on Sunday. The celebrations will be held at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in the national capital. Top party leadership including Congress President Sonia Gandhi will preside over the function. The...