Congress

  • Obituary: Congress ace man Friday Ahmed Patel no more
    New Delhi, November 25 (IANS): Congress ace troubleshooter Ahmed Patel passed away on Wednesday due to multi organ failure. He was under treatment for post-covid complications. Considered as the Congress party's man Friday, Patel was the most efficient and ace troubleshooter and pacifier for the party. In 2008 when the UPA government was facing confidence motion after the Left withdrew support, he managed to muster enough numbers for the government to survive. The void create
  • Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi cremation on Thursday
    Assam’s longest serving Chief Minister passes away at 84 Guwahati, November 23 (IANS): Veteran Congress leader and three-time (2001-2016) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (84) passed away on Monday evening after a protracted illness, Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The former Union minister and sitting member of Assam assembly is survived by his wife Dolly Gogoi, son Gaurav Gogoi, a Lok Sabha member, and daughter Chandrima Gogoi who lives in the
  • Prez, PM, Rahul Gandhi condole ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi's death
    New Delhi, November 23 (IANS): President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi have offered their condolences on the demise of Assam ex-chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday evening after battling post-Covid compications. Gogoi was 84 years old and the longest serving Chief Minister of Assam. Calling him a 'popular leader', Modi condoled the death of the veteran Congress leader who was critically ill for the last few days at
  • Tarun Gogoi: The Cong stalwart who considered NRC his baby
    New Delhi, November 23 (IANS): The three-time chief minister of the Assam who dealt with insurgency with an iron hand on Monday lost his life to post-covid complications. Paying tributes to the departed CM, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted: "Shri Tarun Gogoi was a true Congress leader. He devoted his life to bringing all the people and communities of Assam together. For me, he was a great and wise teacher. I loved and respected him deeply. I will miss him. My love and condo
  • Cong compares Munger incident with Jallianwala firing
    NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 28 (IANS): The Congress on Wednesday flayed the Bihar government while comparing the Munger incident with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and asked if participation in Durga Puja festivities was a crime in the country. Addressing a press conference here, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi compared the incident with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on April 13, 1919, when Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer ordered British Indian Army troops to fire on unarmed civ
  • Cong, BJP in K'taka cross swords over vaccine promise
    BENGALURU, OCTOBER 23 (IANS): Taking serious exception to the BJP's poll promise in Bihar of providing free Covid vaccine if the party is voted to power, the Congress in Karnataka termed the saffron party as "Opportunist BJP" while the Karnataka BJP countered it by asking the Congress to "remove hate Modi glasses" and know the difference between governance and poll promise. Launching a scathing attack through his Twitter handle, Leader of the Opposition Sidda
  • Cong arrays Sonia, Manmohan, Rahul, Priyanka for Bihar battle
    NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 10 (IANS): The Congress has prepared a list of 30 star campaigners ahead of the first phase of Bihar elections scheduled on October 28, which includes party chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and actor turned politician Shatrughan Sinha. According to party sources, the Congress has shared the list with the Election Commission of India. Others on the list are senior Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi Aza
  • Rahul led Cong team to visit Hathras on Saturday again
    New Delhi, October 3 (IANS): Two days after former Congress President Rahul Gandhi was roughed up while marching towards Hathras to meet the victim's family, he will once again attempt to go to the Uttar Pradesh district on Saturday along with several party leaders. According to party leaders, several Congress MPs under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi will go to Hathras on Saturday afternoon to meet the grieving family of the 19-year-old woman, who was brutally assaulted and murd
  • 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