Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Eight former MLAs join Congress in Haryana

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
The Congress got a major shot in the arm on Monday as eight former MLAs and ex-ministers joined the party under the leadership of former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda.... read..

Poll strategist Sunil Kanugolo in Congress' Task Force for 2024 Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi | May 24, 2022 2:55:37 PM IST
Congress has constituted a "Task Force 2024" for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, which, interestingly, includes poll strategist Sunil Kanugolu as a member.... read..

Kerala CM takes potshot at Congress, terms it as 'system which sends people to BJP'

Kochi (Kerala) | May 23, 2022 10:55:48 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took a jibe at Congress on Monday and termed it as a system, which sends people to the Bharatiya Janata Party.... read..

Congress' Pramod Krishnam slams party leaders for attempting to 'portray themselves as more liberals' with remarks on 'Shivling'

New Delhi | May 23, 2022 10:55:44 PM IST
Slamming Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's "tamasha" remark on claims of discovery of a 'Shivling' during the Gyanvapi mosque survey, Congress leader Pramod Krishnam on Monday said that some leaders in his party in their attempt to portray themselve... read..

Congress Uttar Pradesh chief to be announced soon

New Delhi | May 23, 2022 10:24:51 PM IST
Congress will soon announce the new party president in its Uttar Pradesh unit after a debacle in the assembly elections. The UP PCC chief post has been lying vacant since party president Sonia Gandhi asked the state chiefs of five states to resign after d... read..

Kerala Youth Congress campaigns against fuel prices, says Tax terrorism still persists

Kochi (Kerala) | May 23, 2022 4:24:37 PM IST
Youth Congress Kerala president and Congress MLA Shafi Parambil on Monday charged the government for "tax terrorism" in case of petrol and diesel prices. Various campaigns were organised by the youth Congress and leaflets were also distributed at numerous... read..

People now joining BJP always had 'Sangh ideology', had entered Congress for selfish interests: Tariq Anwar

New Delhi | May 22, 2022 6:55:26 PM IST
Taking a swipe at the leaders resigning from the grand old party and joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress leader Tariq Anwar on Sunday said people of 'Sangh ideology' entered the party for selfish motives.... read..

Himachal polls 2022: Congress appoints AICC secretaries in every district, one-third from Priyanka Gandhi's team

By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | May 22, 2022 7:24:13 AM IST
Gearing up for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections to be held later this year, Congress has decided to give the command of every district in the state to a national secretary.... read..

Youth Congress launches 'Bharat Jodo' campaign on death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi

New Delhi | May 22, 2022 3:24:00 AM IST
The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Saturday launched the "Rajiv Kranti Bharat Jodo" campaign on the death anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi.... read..

Telangana CM's daughter K Kavitha accuses Congress of 'superficial' support for farmers

Jagtial (Telangana) | May 21, 2022 10:26:01 PM IST
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLC K Kavitha on Saturday accused the Congress party of doing "nothing" for farmers and merely standing up for them "superficially".... read..

Raman Singh calls Rahul Gandhi 'non-playing' captain, takes dig at Congress' Chintan Shivir

By Nishant Ketu And Aashique Hussain

Jaipur (Rajasthan) | May 21, 2022 4:24:09 AM IST
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and BJP vice President Dr Raman Singh has taken a dig at recently-concluded Congress 'Chintan Shivir' and targeted Rahul Gandhi by calling him a "non-playing" captain.... read..

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Congress disappointed with Perarivalan's release celebrations

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | May 21, 2022 4:27:43 PM IST
On the 31st death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Tamil Nadu Congress President KS Azhagiri expressed pain over the release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict AG Perarivalan and said that the celebrations of his release is a mat... read..

'Govt forced to bow down', says Shiv Sena MP on diesel price slash, Congress calls it 'jumla'

New Delhi | May 21, 2022 10:26:08 PM IST
Reacting sharply to the Centre's decisions to slash petrol and diesel prices and provide subsidies on gas cylinders to Ujjwala beneficiaries, the Opposition leaders on Saturday called it a 'jumla' while also claiming that the government was "forced to bow... read..

Don't replace Mahatma Gandhi's statue: Congress appeals to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation

General News | May 21, 2022 6:24:34 AM IST
This idea of a second statue would be called "Tughlak's action". The new statue can be installed at another location, the letter read.... read..

Hardik Patel quit Congress fearing jail in sedition cases, claims Jagdish Thakor

Rajkot (Gujarat) | May 20, 2022 9:24:04 AM IST
Days after Hardik Patel quit Congress, Gujarat party chief Jagdish Thakor claimed that the latter took the step as he was afraid that he might have to go to jail in sedition cases registered against him.... read..

Haryana Congress to organize two-day Chintan Shivir in Chandigarh

New Delhi | May 20, 2022 11:24:37 PM IST
To implement the resolution passed in Udaipur Chintan Shivir, Haryana Congress will organize a two-day Chintan Shivir in Chandigarh.... read..

Karnataka: Congress' DK Shivakumar raises concerns over NFHS data on stunted children in state

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 20, 2022 9:54:19 PM IST
Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar has raised concerns over the data released by the National Family Health Survey-5 that 35 per cent of children under the age of five in Karnataka are stunted.... read..

Failed to achieve anything meaningful: Prashant Kishor on Congress' Chintan Shivir

New Delhi | May 20, 2022 2:54:35 PM IST
Poll analyst Prashant Kishor, giving his views on the recently concluded Congress Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir, said that the meet 'failed to achieve anything meaningful'.... read..

Congress party is neither national nor Indian nor democratic: JP Nadda

New Delhi | May 20, 2022 9:56:08 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda on Thursday took a dig at the Congress for playing dynasty politics saying that the 'party is neither national nor Indian nor democratic'.... read..

Kerala Police book state Congress chief for remarks against CM Vijayan

Kochi (Kerala) | May 19, 2022 9:24:18 AM IST
The Palarivattom Police on Thursday registered a case against Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee President (KPCC) president K Sudhakaran over his 'dog with broken chain' remark against the state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.... read..

Congress 'deeply saddened' by convict Perarivalan's release, ally DMK welcomes SC order

New Delhi | May 19, 2022 1:25:03 AM IST
The Congress on Wednesday said it was "deeply saddened" by the Supreme Court order to release AG Perarivalan, a convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, and said the apex court had exercised its power due to "inaction of the government".... read..

Congress will become tail party: KCR's daughter Kavitha

Hyderabad |Thursday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and TRS leader K. Kavitha on Wednesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his remarks about regional parties.... read..

Congress to hold state-level 'shivirs' to discuss Udaipur Declaration

New Delhi | May 19, 2022 2:23:54 AM IST
Congress will hold two-day state-level 'shivirs' to discuss the decisions of the "Udaipur Declaration" adopted during the three-day "Chintan Shivir" in Rajasthan.... read..

Crisis in Congress deepening, Rahul Gandhi flies to UK to address 'India at 75' at Cambridge

New Delhi | May 19, 2022 7:56:47 PM IST
Amid deepening crisis in Congress with the party's working president in Gujarat Hardik Patel quitting the party ahead of the Assembly polls, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday left for London to address an 'Ideas for India'.... read..

Nepali Congress takes lead in local bodies' election

Kathmandu | May 19, 2022 11:54:24 PM IST
The counting of votes for local bodies' election in Nepal has been completed, with Nepali Congress under the leadership of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba taking the lead.... read..

Supremacy in Congress lies with those who flatter high command, says Jakhar after joining BJP

New Delhi | May 19, 2022 11:54:13 PM IST
Sunil Jakhar, who quit Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday, said that leaving the party was a hard decision for him, however, also stated that supremacy in his old party lies in the hands of "those who flatter the high command... read..

'Felt ignored', says Hardik Patel on quitting Congress

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | May 19, 2022 7:56:03 PM IST
Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Thursday took a dig at Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra saying that he resigned from the grand old party after he felt that he was being "ignored".... read..

Congress leaders more focused on 'chicken sandwich', says Hardik Patel after quiting party

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | May 18, 2022 1:56:05 PM IST
Gujarat Congress Committee working president Hardik Patel, who resigned from the party on Wednesday took a potshot at the state Congress leadership saying that leaders are more focussed on ensuring that the leaders from Delhi get "chicken sandwich"on time... read..

Gujarat: Hardik Patel resigns from Congress

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | May 18, 2022 11:24:12 AM IST
Gujarat Congress Committee working president Hardik Patel, who recently expressed discontentment with the state party leadership, on Wednesday resigned from Congress.... read..

Congress' Raghu Sharma accuses Hardik Patel of opportunism, being in touch with BJP

New Delhi | May 18, 2022 11:23:48 PM IST
Hours after Hardik Patel tendered his resignation from Congress ahead of the Gujarat polls, the Congress unit in Gujarat accused Patel of practising the "politics of opportunism", further alleging that Patel was in touch with BJP for the last six months f... read..

Jharkhand Congress pitches for own candidate in Rajya Sabha polls, seeks JMM's support

Ranchi (Jharkhand) | May 18, 2022 11:24:05 PM IST
Congress Jharkhand unit has expressed its desire to send its candidate from the alliance to Rajya Sabha in the upcoming polls while also seeking "compromise" from partner Jharkhand Mukti Morcha which had fielded party president Shibu Soren to the Upper Ho... read..

Rajasthan Congress leader Ganesh Ghogra resigns as MLA

Dungarpur (Rajasthan) | May 18, 2022 11:54:02 PM IST
Congress leader Ganesh Ghogra on Wednesday resigned as an MLA from Dungarpur, a day after a case was registered against him for creating a ruckus, said sources.... read..

Youth Congress proposes 65 years as retirement age, CWC postpones it to 2024: Sources

New Delhi | May 17, 2022 3:25:31 PM IST
After the Congress Youth Committee headed by the Punjab Congress president and former Youth Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Brar recommended 65 years as the retirement age for party leaders, sources said that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has d... read..

Decade lost in 2G scam, India making strides towards 5G, 6G: PM Modi's jibe at Congress

New Delhi | May 17, 2022 1:56:43 PM IST
In a veiled attack on Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the country is making rapid strides in the telecom sector as 5G and 6G will help boost growth in every sector after "losing a decade of policy paralysis and corruption of th... read..

Not only Saha, ex-Congress leaders getting plum posts in BJP

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Manik Saha has become the third chief minister in the northeast after N Biren Singh of Manipur and Himanta Biswa Sarma of Assam who have had a long political innings in the Congress. The party claims that the BJP is now full of former Congress leaders and... read..

Congress general secretaries, state incharges hold meeting on Chintan Shivir Declaration

New Delhi | May 17, 2022 5:53:53 PM IST
Congress held a follow-up meeting of general secretaries and AICC incharges on the Chintan Shivir Declaration on Tuesday.... read..

Karnataka: Congress President Shivakumar expresses concern over unemployment-related deaths in state

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 16, 2022 7:53:39 PM IST
After a 23-year-old girl in Udupi, Karnataka took her life, Congress President DK Shivakumar has expressed his concern over the rising rate of unemployment-related suicides in the state.... read..

Congress adopts Udaipur Declaration, proposals include 1 Family, 1 Ticket

Udaipur (Rajasthan) | May 16, 2022 12:55:13 AM IST
At the conclusion of the three-day Nav Sankalp Shivir, the Congress Working Committee on Sunday adopted the Udaipur Declaration. Party's General secretary Ajay Maken read out the declaration here.... read..

Congress wants caste census report out, promises 50% quota for below 50

Udaipur |Monday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Congress on Sunday adopted the Udaipur Declaration on the final day of its three-day 'Chintan Shivir' here, in which it has demanded that caste census report should be made public, pressed for an MSP guarantee act and that the party will reserve 50 pe... read..

We will overcome, Congress will have a new 'uday': Sonia Gandhi announces forming task force on party reforms

Udaipur (Rajasthan) | May 16, 2022 4:23:48 AM IST
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, in her concluding remarks at Chintan Shivir, on Sunday said that a task force would be setup in the next two to three days to implement the internal reforms which will focus on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.... read..

Nepali Congress leads local election vote count; opposition claims polls rigged

Kathmandu | May 16, 2022 1:54:58 PM IST
On the third day since the formal start of vote-counting after Friday's local election, the ruling Nepali Congress has taken lead with its candidates continuing to get elected as chiefs in the largest number of local bodies.... read..

Congress to launch 'Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo' Yatra from October 2

Udaipur (Rajasthan) | May 15, 2022 8:23:49 PM IST
As a part of the party's outreach programme, Congress will launch a nationwide yatra "Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo" beginning on October 2, said the party's interim president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday.... read..

Must ensure 'one family, one ticket' rule in Congress: Rahul Gandhi at Nav Sankalp Shivir

Udaipur (Rajasthan) | May 15, 2022 8:23:47 PM IST
Hours after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) gave its approval to the organisational reforms, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asserted that 'one family, one ticket' rule must be enforced in the party.... read..

DMK announces list of candidates for Rajya Sabha polls, gives one seat to ally Congress

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | May 15, 2022 4:54:00 PM IST
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Sunday announced three candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls while giving one seat to ally Congress as elections to fill 57 Rajya Sabha seats will be held on June 10.... read..

Chintan Shivir: Congress manifesto to promise scrapping EVMs, reintroduce paper ballots

Udaipur (Rajasthan) | May 15, 2022 3:25:26 PM IST
The Congress leaders participating in the ongoing Chintan Shivir in Udaipur agreed to a call to include in the party's manifesto the removal of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) from the electoral system while also vowing to reintroduce the paper ball... read..

Congress Chintan Shivir discusses role of EVMs in party's poll debacles

Udaipur (Rajasthan) | May 15, 2022 1:55:52 PM IST
The ongoing Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur discussed the issue of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the brainstorming sessions over the poll debacles in the recent elections.... read..

Congress Chintan Shivir to conclude today, CWC to give final nod to committees' recommendations

Udaipur (Rajasthan) | May 15, 2022 7:23:44 AM IST
As Congress' three-day Chintan Shivir is all set to conclude on Sunday, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will deliberate on the recommendations given by the six committees to prepare a declaration along with party's roadmap for the 2024 Lok Sabha poll... read..

G23 leaders successful in reviving Congress parliamentary board

New Delhi | May 15, 2022 5:53:40 AM IST
Congress G23 leaders were able to successfully push their demand of reviving the party's Parliamentary Board at the Udaipur Chintan Shivir, according to party sources.... read..

Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao urges Sonia Gandhi to prioritise caste-wise census issue at Chintan Shivir

New Delhi | May 15, 2022 4:54:34 AM IST
Former Congress MP and party's senior leader V Hanumantha Rao on Saturday wrote a letter to the party's interim president Sonia Gandhi asking her to take up the caste wise census issue on priority at the Chintan Shivir being held in Udaipur.... read..

Congress panel favours private sector reservation, caste census, 50 pc quota for weaker sections in party posts

Udaipur (Rajasthan) | May 15, 2022 1:54:03 AM IST
A key Congress panel at the party's Chintan Shivir here has favoured reservation in the private sector and has expressed support for demands for a caste census.... read..

Kerala Congress leader slams KV Thomas over 'soft Hindutva line' remarks, says he has self-centred agenda

Udaipur (Rajasthan) | May 14, 2022 4:24:02 AM IST
Congress MP Jebi Mather has slammed expelled party leader KV Thomas for his remarks about the party adopting a "soft-Hindutva line'' and said the former union minister has a "self-centred agenda".... read..
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