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Development should remain focus in Gujarat, BJP will try to digress: Rahul

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked party workers to remain focused on development for the Gujarat elections, and warned that the BJP would try to divert attention from the issue. Speaking at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee here, Rahul Gandhi said the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would try to divert attention from the key issue...

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Sonia hits out at Modi over delay in Winter Session, making 'false promises'

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday warned the NDA regime that it can not escape constitutional accountability by locking the temple of democracy. Addressing the Congress Working Committee, which met here to finalise the schedule for the election of ...

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New Congress President to be elected on Dec 16

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress party on Monday announced elections to choose the next party president on December 16 if necessary, and a new Congress President will be announced on December 19. The schedule for election was approved by the Congress Working Committee on Monday. The election will be notified on December 1, and the last date for filing nominations is December...

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CWC starts meet for Rahul's elevation as party president

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday began a meeting here to chart out a schedule for the election of the Congress President which will see the elevation of Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the party's top post. The meeting was attended by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with senior party leaders M...

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Tharoor draws flak for calling Miss World 'chillar'

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday drew flak after he referred to Manushi Chhillar, who was crowned Miss World on Saturday, as chillar (meaning small change). Chhillar, a medical student from Haryana, won the title in China, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international beauty pageant. What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP shoul...

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Indira Gandhi opposed those dividing India over religion: Sonia

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Indira Gandhi fought for secularism, against all those forces seeking to divide the Indian people on lines of religion and caste, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday. On the centenary of the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi spoke at the inauguration here of a photo exhibition, 'A Life of Courage', on the life and achievement...

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Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad's JD-U faction over alliance in Gujarat

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Friday held talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections. Senior party leaders were also closetted with Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi.<...

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Congress election committee holding talks with PAAS, Alpesh Thakore

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress party's Central Election Committee (CEC) is holding hectic meetings with senior Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and also with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi, to decide on the candidates for the Gujarat Assembly election first list. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) declaring its list of 70 ...

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Let Sonia pardon her husband's killers: Former SC judge

Kottayam (Kerala), Nov 16 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi should pardon those sentenced to death or life imprisonment in the assassination of her husband Rajiv Gandhi, says former Supreme Court judge K.T. Thomas who delivered the capital punishment. Thomas told IANS on Thursday that he had indeed made the appeal to Sonia Gandhi so that those involved in her husband's assassination...

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Modi still popular among masses, says Pew survey

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Over three years into office, Prime Minister Narendra Modis popularity is still at par with what it was in 2015, and 70 per cent Indians are satisfied with the way things are going in the country, a Pew survey of 2,464 respondents shows. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday drew media's attention towards the detailed survey by the US-based think tan...

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BJP urged to pass women reservation bill in winter session

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Women activists and organisations on Wednesday demanded that the long pending Women's Reservation Bill be passed in the upcoming winter session of parliament. The activists demanded the passage of the bill at the earliest citing the fact that the current BJP government had a majority of 366 seats out of 543 in the Lok Sabha, which was enough to fulfil the BJP's p...

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Congress election committee likely to shortlist Gujarat candidates

Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Congress party's central election committee is likely to meet on Friday to finalise the list of candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections. The meeting in New Delhi will be chaired by All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Sonia Gandhi, where top party leaders, including from the poll-bound state, are likely to attend. The Congre...

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Demonetisation a tragedy for Gandhis: Smriti Irani

Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday attacked the family of Congress President Sonia Gandhi by dubbing it a family synonymous with graft and said demonetisation was a tragedy for the family. Demonetisation (on November 8, 2016) certainly came as a tragedy for the Gandhis as they have become so identified with corruption and ever since they have been losing one e...

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From Gujarat riots to foiling Lalu's bid to become PM, Jaya Jaitly's startling claims in autobiography

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) From joining politics under firebrand leader George Fernandes, to becoming the president of Samata Party -- a key ally in the first National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government, Jaya Jaitly's rise in mainstream politics invited both awe and envy. Her autobiography, Life Among the Scorpions makes a series of startling claims that may have lasting political implications.

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Sonia asked Chidambram to shield Tehelka's financiers: Jaya Jaitly

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitly has accused the Congress of having a hand in the Tehelka sting 'Operation West End', which led to then Defence Minister George Fernandes' resignation and that when UPA was in power, Congress President Sonia Gandhi had asked then Finance Minister P. Chidambram to ensure that Tehelka's alleged financiers are not treated in an unfair ...

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Sonia wrote to Chidambaram to resolve Tehelka issue: TV report

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Two English television channels on Monday reported that four months after the UPA came to power in 2004, Sonia Gandhi wrote to the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram on a petition by financiers of Tehelka news portal that had conducted a sting operation on a fake defence deal that cost late Bangaru Laxman his job as BJP President and got him convicted. She called...

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Modi betrayed 'nation builders' by sitting on Women's Reservation Bill: Virbhadra

Shimla, Nov 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not moving the stalled Women's Reservation Bill, accusing him of betraying the nation builders. Once hailed as 'nation builders' by PM Modi, the already marginalised Indian women have been most brutally betrayed by the BJP government, the Chief Minister said attacking t...

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PM must sack senior ministers for conflict of interest: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday sought to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he will dismiss some of his senior ministers for allegedly holding the posts of directors in India Foundation, a think-tank run by NSA Ajit Doval's son Shaurya Doval. The party also demanded that the Prime Minister should act against them by initiating an inquiry by the CBI against them...

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Congress demands PM dismiss senior ministers for allegedly holding office-of-profit

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday sought to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he will dismiss senior cabinet ministers like Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and two junior ministers Jayant Sinha of Civil Aviation Ministry and M.J. Akbar of External Affairs Ministry for allegedly holding the posts of directors in India Foundation, a thin...

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Shiv Sena's surprising praise for Rahul Gandhi

One of the oddities of the current political scene is the compliments which the Shiv Sena has been paying to Rahul Gandhi. The party's spokesman, Sanjay Raut, noted recently how the Congress vice-president's body language has changed for the better and expressed faith in his credentials to lead the country since the Modi wave has faded away. As an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Par...

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