• Stitching alliance in Assam to dethrone BJP: State Cong Chief
    Guwahati, September 28 (PTI): The Congress is all set to lead an opposition ''Mahajoot'' with like-minded parties like the AIUDF, Left and some ethnic groups in Assam to take on the BJP in the assembly elections slated to be held early next year, the state Congress president said. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripun Bora also said that the Congress will contest about 90 seats out of the 126 in the state and asserted that the next chief minister wi
  • Stand with 62 crore farmers: Congress
    New Delhi, September 25 (IANS): The Congress on Friday made an appeal to the people to join the farmers' agitation and oppose the Farm Bills, which have been passed by Parliament. Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "Nation should stand with 62 crore farmers who are protesting against the draconian law." He alleged that the Prime Minister has done this to help the crony capitalists, and "he does not care for the poor". Congress General Secreta
  • Congress in Telangana to stage protests over new farm laws
    HYDERABAD, SEPTEMBER 23 (IANS): The opposition Congress party in Telangana will stage state-wide protests on September 25 against the farm bills passed by the Parliament. Protest demonstrations will be held in all district headquarters and Assembly constituencies to demand the Centre to withdraw the "anti-farmer" legislation. Ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the Congress have common ground in opposing the farm bills. While the TRS protest is confined to the Pa
  • Rahul recommends BJP leader's son for KV, Cong probe on
    Thiruvananthapuram, September 14 (IANS): The Congress in Kerala is probing how party leader Rahul Gandhi got to recommend the name of a son of a BJP leader for admission in Kendriya Vidyalaya under the MP quota, a party leader said on Monday. Speaking to IANS, Congress legislator and Wayanad DCC President IC Balakrishnan said that angry party workers had complained about the recommendation. "As soon as the complaint surfaced, we decided to take appropriate action. As a first
  • Sonia brings a dissenter into special panel, reshuffles CWC
    New Delhi, September 11 (IANS): In wake of the August 24 CWC meet held after a section of Congress leaders demanded party reforms, Congress' interim President Sonia Gandhi has set up a special six-member panel to assist her and accommodated one of the "dissenters" in it, while reconstituting the Working Committee - the party's highest decision-making body. "Congress President has constituted a special committee, with following members to assist the Congress Pr
  • Loyalists, Team Rahul score big in Congress rejig
    New Delhi, September 11 (IANS): Congress' interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday set up a special committee to assist her in operational and organisational matters, reshuffled the Congress Working Committee and and appointed General Secretaries and state in-charges with loyalists dominating the restructuring which bore a visible stamp of Rahul Gandhi. In the special committee which will function till the leadership election is held at the next party session, only Mukul Wasnik, amo
  • Withdraw ban on protest by government servants: Goa Oppn
    Panaji, September 10 (IANS): Goa's opposition parties on Thursday demanded the immediate withdrawal of an official circular banning civil servants from joining popular agitations and participating in signature campaigns against the state government's policies and decisions. "(The) Right to Protest against injustice is (a) democratic right of every Citizen.@GovtofGoa must withdraw (the) 'Ban on Protest' order & ensure that hardworking Govt. Employees are give
  • Congress, AIUDF walk out of Assam Assembly
    Guwahati, August 31 (PTI): The opposition Congress and AIUDF on Monday walked out of the Assembly after the speaker disallowed their adjournment motions to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its handling in Assam. The Assam government, however, said they are ready to discuss the matter if it is brought in the House through any other way but not as an adjournment motion. Leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia referred to Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma''s recent sta
  • Manipur, Meghalaya Cong demand postponement of NEET, JEE 2020
    IMPHAL/Shillong, August 28 (NNN): The Congress party in Manipur and Meghalaya joined the nationwide protests demanding the postponement of NEET and JEE examinations 2020 on Friday.  In Imphal, leaders and members of Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (MPYCC) and National Students Union of India (NSUI) gathered in front of the Congress Bhavan under the aegis of the Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC). Leaders participating in the protest said that they were showing so
  • Nagaland: Congress attacks Govt on NSCN (IM)'s claims
    New Delhi, August 19 (PTI): The Congress on Wednesday attacked the government over NSCN (IM)'s claim that the 2015 Framework Agreement was signed after a series of discussions based on the principle of "shared- sovereignty", and sought answers over the deal. The NSCN-IM, which has been engaged in peace negotiations with the government, had last week said that an honourable solution to the seven-decades-old violent movement is not possible without a Naga flag and a constit
  • It's too late, Cong leaders tell Rahul Gandhi in Bihar meet
    New Delhi, August 7 (IANS): Even as Bihar Assembly elections are a couple of months away, state Congress leaders told Rahul Gandhi during an online party meeting that it's too late to prepare for the electoral battle in the absence of an organisational structure in the eastern state, party sources said on Friday. Rahul Gandhi held the meeting with state unit leaders through videoconference on Thursday, during which former Union Minister Tariq Anwar was among the leaders who main
  • NDPP responds to constant opposition barbs
    Dimapur, July 20 (MExN): The NDPP, Media & Communications Committee on Monday issued a statement “to set the record straight” on the recent statements issued by the Congress and the NPF President. In the statement, the NDPP said that the State Government has issued a comprehensive statement on the overall law and order situation in the state and despite the rhetoric being created by the opposition parties the NDPP stands by the government’s statement on all r
  • 20 calls to Pilot to return to Congress go futile
    New Delhi, July 20 (IANS): Amid internal rift in Rajasthan Congress, where former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot rebelled against the party and decided to be elusive with his supporting 18 MLAs, Congress sources say that the party leadership has tried its best to retain Pilot in the party fold.   Congress Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "two senior members of the Congress Working Committee spoke to him at least eight times. Congress General Secretary (Org
  • One third expect Pilot to convince MLAs to join BJP: Poll
    New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) While there is much speculation on rebel Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot's next move after being sacked as Deputy Chief Minister and state party chief, almost one-third of the respondents in the IANS-CVoter Snap Poll expect that he will try to convince his MLAs to join the BJP.   The poll, on Thursday with a sample size of 1,200, found that 32.7 per cent respondents said that Pilot will try to convince his loyal MLAs to join the BJP. &
  • Priyanka asked to vacate govt accommodation within 1 month
    NEW DELHI, JULY 1 (IANS): The government has asked Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of party chief Sonia Gandhi, to vacate her government accommodation within a month as she is no longer in the list of Special Protection Group (SPG).   But the Priyanka Gandhi's office said it had not received any notice from the government yet.   The government in an order, here on Wednesday, said it had cancelled the government accommodation allotted
  • BJP slams 'Mr Honest' MMS, Cong over Rs 100 cr Union Budget allocation to RGF
    New Delhi, June 26 (IANS): The Congress government while in power was doling out largesse to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGV) and Manmohan Singh as Finance Minister in 1991 allocated Rs 100 crore over 5 years.   The disclosures are coming to light as the RGF comes under scrutiny following exposes that that the Government of China and China Embassy were donors to the Foundation.   However, reportedly, following Opposition uproar, the funds while allocated from the
  • 'Look at the robbery', Priyanka ups ante over fuel price
    New Delhi, June 24 (IANS): After nationwide protest by the Congress party on Wednesday over the issue of rising fuel prices, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra upped ante on the social media.   She tweeted: "During this crisis, the central government has created a history of hurting public financially. Diesel has now exceeded petrol's rate. While there is a huge decline in the price of crude oil worldwide."   Dubbing it as "robbery
  • Congress complains to EC on unauthorised display of ballots in Manipur
    New Delhi, June 19 (IANS): The Congress has demanded the Election Commission reject two votes in Manipur cast during Rajya Sabha polls as the party alleged that two MLAs including the Speaker have shown their votes to agents present during the polls and the party has also produced a video to back its claim. The Congress has fielded T. Mangi Babu and the BJP has fielded former King Leishemba Sanajaob. In a memorandum to Election Commission, the Congress said “The Speaker
  • BJP led coalition government in Manipur on 'brink of collapse'
    NPP, TMC, Independent MLAs withdraw support; three BJP MLAs join Congress Newmai News Network Imphal | June 17 The N Biren Singh government in Manipur is in trouble after coalition partners NPP and others withdrew support from the ruling alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party. On Wednesday, three sitting MLAs of the ruling BJP resigned from the party and joined the Congress while six other MLAs also withdrew support. Among them were National People’s Part
  • Shocking, unbelievable, unacceptable: Cong on India-China faceoff
    NEW DELHI, JUNE 16 (IANS): The Congress has termed "shocking" the news of killing of three Indian soldiers including an officer by Chinese sides at the Line of Actual Control in Galwan Valley.   Congress Chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "Shocking, Unbelievable & Unacceptable! Will the Raksha Mantri confirm?" The Congress has been raising the issue and demanded clarity on it. "Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had also questioned ab