Sunday, January 20, 2019

Congress expels former Union Minister Srikant Jena, ex-MLA Sagaria

Bhubaneswar |Sunday, 2019 2:45:04 AM IST
Former Union Minister Srikant Jena and former MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria have been expelled from Congress for alleged anti-party activities in Odisha, a senior party leader said.... read..

Mueller disputes report that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress

Washington |Saturday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has disputed a BuzzFeed News story as "not accurate", after the outlet reported that President Donald Trump had directed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.... read..

Karnataka Congress MLAs hold party meet at Bengaluru resort

Bengaluru |Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Congress MLAs in Karnataka, who have been herded to a resort outside the city to keep them away from being poached, on Saturday held a meeting to discuss the political situation in the state.... read..

BJP not sure of votes elsewhere, so eying N-E, says Assam Congress

Guwahati |Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The opposition Congress in Assam on Friday said the BJP is eyeing Bengal and northeastern states in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections through the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as the party is not confident about votes in north and south India.... read..

Karnataka Congress MLAs reach Eagleton resort after CLP meet

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 18, 2019 10:41:35 PM IST
Congress on Friday dispatched its Karnataka lawmakers to a resort, following a decision taken at the Legislative Party meeting in the evening, to avoid poaching.... read..

Congress is with all other opposition parties: Sashi Tharoor

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 18, 2019 9:41:31 PM IST
A day ahead of TMC's mega rally in Kolkata, Congress MP Sashi Tharoor called for opposition parties to put up a united fight against the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and said the Congress will support all other parties.... read..

Congress to recluse its MLA's in Resort, 3 legislatures skip CLP

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:40 PM IST
Three Karnataka Congress MLAs on Friday abstained from a meeting of the Legislature Party meeting which decided to move rest of the 76 legislators to a resort to prevent poaching.... read..

Karnataka Congress MLAs head to a resort after party meet (Lead)

Bengaluru |Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
In a new twist to the political drama in the wake of "Operation Lotus", the Congress in Karnataka on Friday shifted 76 of its MLAs to a private resort outside the city accusing the BJP of trying to poach them to destabilise the state's JD(S)-Congress co... read..

Federal parties capable of forming stable government in consultation with Congress: Deve Gowda

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Former Indian Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday claimed that the federal parties, coming together to form an anti-BJP alliance, will be able to form a stable government at the Centre and said the new government has to be formed in consultation with... read..

Karnataka Congress MLA Umesh Jadav skips party meet

Bengaluru |Friday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Karnataka Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav on Friday skipped the legislature party meet citing ill-health.... read..

Will protest if Parrikar 'dodges' Assembly committee meet: Congress

Panaji |Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Accusing ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of avoiding meeting legislators from the Opposition, state Congress President Girish Chodankar on Friday said if Parrikar continues this, the Opposition party would raise a ruckus in the forthcoming state As... read..

Modi deal gifted Dassault Rs 186 crore more per Rafale: Congress

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of compromising national security in the Rafale deal by "denying" to the IAF 90 aircraft it desperately needed and "gifted" Dassault Rs 186 crore more per aircraft at the cost of the public exch... read..

No tie up with Congress in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana: AAP

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party, which has been giving mixed signals on the chances of an alliance with the Congress, on Friday finally ruled out any such possibility in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, saying the Congress is not thinking for the nation.... read..

Ram temple will only be built under Congress regime: Harish Rawat

Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
Former Uttrakhand Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Harish Rawat on Thursday claimed that the Ram temple in Ayodhya will be built only under the Rahul Gandhi led party's regime.... read..

Congress asks its `disgruntled' MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi to attend crucial CLP meeting

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 18, 2019 2:11:32 PM IST
Congress CLP leader Siddaramaiah has asked Karnataka Forest and Environment Minister Satish Jarkiholi to call up his brother and disgruntled MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi and tell him to attend the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting to be held later on Frida... read..

'Fake voters': Mumbai Congress seeks probe into electoral rolls

Mumbai |Friday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
The Mumbai Congress on Friday demanded a probe into an alleged 'fake voters' scam, urging the election authorities to investigate it to weed out bogus names from electoral rolls.... read..

Odisha legislator Jogesh Singh resigns from Congress

Bhubaneswar |Friday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Odisha Congress legislator Jogesh Singh resigned from the primary membership of the party on Friday, a day after he was suspended for anti-party activities.... read..

Congress Youth Wing to hoist National Flag at Srinagar's Lal Chowk

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 17, 2019 7:11:30 AM IST
The Congress party's youth wing is planning to hoist the National Flag at the Lal Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar area as part of its Yuva Kranti Yatra, highlighting the failure of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government across the country.... read..

Odisha: Congress MLA Johesh Singh suspended for Anti-party activity

Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) [India] | January 17, 2019 8:41:34 PM IST
Odisha Congress Disciplinary Committee on Thursday suspended MLA Johesh Singh for indulging in anti-party activities.... read..

Congress leader mocks Amit Shah's health

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2019 7:15:16 PM IST
A senior Congress leader in Karnataka on Thursday mocked the health condition of BJP President Amit Shah, who has been admitted to the AIIMS in Delhi for treatment of swine flue, and linked it to political developments in the state.... read..

Congress-JDS govt in Karnataka stable, BJP trying to create chaos: DK Shivakumar

Aurangabad (Maharashtra) [India] | January 17, 2019 3:41:30 AM IST
Amid the ongoing high octane drama in Karnataka, state minister DK Shivakumar claimed that Congress and JD(S)-led coalition government in the state is stable. He added that it is the BJP which is trying to 'create chaos'.... read..

Congress MP mocks Amit Shah's illness, BJP calls it insensitive

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 17, 2019 6:11:35 PM IST
Accusing BJP president Amit Shah of kidnapping Congress legislators, Congress party's Member of Parliament BK Hariprasad on Thursday mocked at Shah's illness while asking him to slow down.... read..

As poaching charges and counter charges continue, Congress convenes meeting of its Karnataka legislators

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 17, 2019 8:41:48 PM IST
Amid charges and counter charges of poaching between the ruling JD(S)-Congress combine and the Opposition BJP, the Congress prepared to hold a meeting of its legislature party tomorrow, apparently to assure itself that its flock is intact.... read..

No threat to coalition government in Karnataka: Congress

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Amid reports of poaching of its MLAs by the BJP, the Congress on Wednesday said there was no threat to the coalition government in Karnataka and that the BJP's attempts to destabilize a "stable coalition" will not succeed.... read..

Congress MLAs in Mumbai unreachable to media, not to me: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 16, 2019 12:11:35 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said the Congress MLAs who are in Mumbai are constantly in touch with him and assured that the three legislators will come back.... read..

Congress capable of fighting Lok Sabha elections in UP on its own: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 16, 2019 10:41:34 PM IST
Congress on Wednesday said that it is capable of fighting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh on its own.... read..

Over 9-lakh bogus voters registered in Mumbai, claims Congress

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Mumbai Congress on Wednesday made a sensational claim that around 9 lakh bogus voters may have sneaked into the city's electoral rolls as preparations peak for the 2019 general elections.... read..

Meghalaya Congress women workers demand scrapping of Citizenship Bill

Shillong |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Congress women workers in Meghalaya on Wednesday took out a protest march demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in the Lok Sabha.... read..

Congress legislator suspended from party

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Punjab Congress legislator Kulbir Singh Zira was on Wednesday suspended from the party's membership on charges of indiscipline, Punjab Congress President and Member of Parliament Sunil Kumar Jakhar said.... read..

Karnataka Congress MLA says he is very much with party

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Congress MLA Bheema Naik, who is said to be among the sulking party legislators in Karnataka, on Wednesday said he was very much in the Congress and no one from the BJP has contacted him with any offers in the context of allegations that the Kumaraswamy g... read..

Odisha Congress Working President quits party to join BJD

Bhubaneswar |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
In a major setback for the Congress ahead of elections in Odisha, state Working President Naba Kisore Das on Wednesday resigned from the party to join the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD).... read..

Congress' candidate list for Kerala Lok Sabha polls to be finalized by Feb 20

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
A list of 16 Congress candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will be ready by February 20, said a top party leader on Wednesday.... read..

Sheila Dikshit takes charge as Delhi Congress chief in presence of Tytler

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday took charge as the Delhi Congress chief. The event was marked by the presence of former minister Jagdish Tytler among other leaders that caused a flutter.... read..

Congress protest outside hotel where Karnataka BJP MLAs are put up

Gurugram |Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Congress workers on Wednesday protested outside the hotel where about 90 BJP MLAs from Karnataka have been put up amidst political developments back home where the Congress-JD(S) government was jolted by two Independent MLAs withdrawing support to it.... read..

Rahul to skip Mamata's mega rally, Kharge to represent Congress

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 16, 2019 5:41:32 AM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will skip grand opposition rally in Kolkata organised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday, January 19.... read..

SP-BSP alliance an illusion, it will favour Congress: Dinesh Sharma

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 16, 2019 5:41:31 AM IST
Even as the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) left out the Congress and forged an alliance in Uttar Pradesh, state's Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma alleged that all three parties are working together.... read..

No internal fight in Congress: KC Venugopal

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 16, 2019 2:11:36 PM IST
Karnataka Congress In-charge KC Venugopal on Wednesday clarified that there is no internal fight in the Congress and he is in touch with party MLAs who are in Mumbai.... read..

Jagdish Tytler's presence at Congress event triggers controversy

New Delhi [India] | January 16, 2019 6:41:38 PM IST
The presence of 1984 anti-Sikh riots case accused Jagdish Tytler at a programme where newly-appointed Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit took charge on Wednesday triggered a controversy, with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) condemning it.... read..

Congress not a challenge for AAP: Sanjay Singh

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 11:15:20 PM IST
Calling the Congress an "anti-Sikh" party, Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh on Wednesday said the Congress is not a challenge for his party in Delhi, irrespective of who its chief is.... read..

Left, Congress have double standards: Modi

Kollam (Kerala) |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the two main political fronts in Kerala over their stand on Sabarimala, triple talaq and providing 10 per cent reservation.... read..

Congress MLAs went to Mumbai for holidays: Karnataka minister Zameer Ahmed Khan

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 15, 2019 11:41:34 PM IST
Amidst the high-voltage political drama in Karnataka, Congress leader and Karnataka Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan said that his party MLAs went to Mumbai for holidays and will be back by Wednesday.... read..

2 Independents withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, on Tuesday said they were withdrawing support.... read..

2 Independents withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government (Lead)

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, on Tuesday said they were withdrawing support.... read..

Congress Core Group meet begins, Mission 2019, UP on agenda

New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 6:41:40 PM IST
The Congress Core Group's meeting begins here at 15, Gurdwara Rakabganj Road.... read..

2 MLAs withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government (Second Lead)

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two legislators -- a member of a regional outfit and an Independent -- on Tuesday said they are withdrawing their support.... read..

Mayawati tears into Congress over farmer loan waiver policy

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 15, 2019 3:41:48 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Congress for not working in the interests of farmers and the backward castes despite being in power for the longest time post independence.... read..

Congress is hurdle on way of Ram Temple: RSS Indresh Kumar

Pune (Maharashtra) [India] | January 15, 2019 10:11:31 PM IST
RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Tuesday said that the Congress party created hurdle on the way of Ram Temple by adopting the delay tactics in the Supreme Court.... read..

Congress Core Group meeting discusses Mission 2019, Karnataka, UP

New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 10:11:34 PM IST
The Congress Core Group's meeting, which took place on Tuesday here at 15, Gurdwara Rakabganj Road, had a detailed discussion on the preparedness for the coming Lok Sabha elections among other political issues.... read..

Odisha Congress MLA to join BJD ahead of Rahul's visit in state

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | January 15, 2019 7:41:31 AM IST
In a major setback for the Congress in Odisha, the party's state working president Naba Kishore Das has indicated that he will quit the party and join Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on January 24.... read..

Goa Congress gears up by for Assembly by-polls, Rahul visit

Panaji |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:10 PM IST
The Congress in Goa on Tuesday resolved to finalize booth and ward level committees ahead of Assembly by-polls and the visit of party President Rahul Gandhi to the state expected later this month, a party spokesperson said.... read..

BJP denies 'game' in Karnataka, says problem within Congress

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST
The BJP on Tuesday rejected Congress' allegation that it is trying to topple seven-month-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka and hit back at opposition parties calling the current crisis their "internal problems".... read..
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