Tag: Congress Leader

Ex-Congress Leader Pradeep Majhi To Join BJD On Saturday
Ex-Congress Leader Pradeep Majhi To Join BJD On Saturday

Majhi, who was the working president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) resigned from the primary membership of the party on October 22.

Udit Raj
Unnao Case: Congress Leader Udit Raj Booked For Misleading Tweet

Lucknow: Former MP and Congress leader Udit Raj has been booked by the police for claiming that the two girls found dead in the fields in Unnao were raped and their bodies burnt against their family’s wishes. The Dalit leader made these allegations on micro-blogging website Twitter on Friday. The police have stated that rape […]

Motilal Vora: A Gandhi Family Loyalist Passes Away, Congress Loses Guiding Light
Motilal Vora: A Gandhi Family Loyalist Passes Away, Congress Loses Guiding Light

New Delhi: ‘Paan’ and ‘Jalebi’ were the favourites of Motilal Vora, the senior-most Congress leader, who passed away at the age of 93, a day after celebrating his birthday. The political career of the veteran leader spanned many decades and he was a prominent part of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) till he was […]

Veteran Congress Leader Motilal Vora Passes Away A Day After Celebrating His 93rd Birthday
Veteran Congress Leader Motilal Vora Passes Away A Day After Celebrating His 93rd Birthday

New Delhi: A day after celebrating his 93rd birthday, veteran Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Motilal Vora passed away on Monday afternoon. Senior Congress leader Moti Lal Vohra passes away at Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi at the age of 93 pic.twitter.com/7ZAIcQ2xHR — OTV (@otvnews) December 21, 2020 According to party sources, […]

Senior Congress Leader Gurupada Nanda Passes Away
Senior Congress Leader Gurupada Nanda Passes Away

Cuttack: Senior Congress leader and former MLA Gurupada Nanda passed away on Tuesday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. He was 77. The veteran Congress leader’s son Romeo Nanda confirmed his father’s demise. Meanwhile, people from all walks of life have expressed grief over the demise of Nanda. BJP national Vice President Baijayant […]

Prithviraj Chavan
Cong Leader Prithviraj Chavan's Gold Appropriation Suggestion Draws Flak

Mumbai: Former BJP Lok Sabha MP Kirit Somaiya on Thursday lashed out at former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan for suggesting the Centre for ‘gold appropriation’ of golds lying with all religious trusts in India. He questioned whether Congress president Sonia Gandhi had asked Chavan to put forth this demand. Thereafter, he asked the Congress party […]

Odisha CM Depends On An IAS Officer, Not Accessible To BJD MLAs, MPs: Digvijay Singh

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Friday said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik does not get the proper feedback on governance as he completely depends on an IAS officer and is not accessible to MLAs and MPs of his own party. He ridiculed Patnaik for his party BJDs support the BJP government at the Centre […]

Politics Intensifies Over Pradip Majhi's Arson Instigating Statement

Bhubaneswar: Amid massive uproar over Congress leader Pradip Majhi’s statement instigating arson, the State unit of BJP on Sunday alleged that the ex-MP made such inflammatory comments on the direction of his party high command. “It is not possible that a State leader will give such a comment without direction of their party supremo Sonia […]

Ahead Of RaGa's Pondy Visit, Trouble Mounts For Congress Govt As One More MLA Resigns
Rahul Gandhi Still A Political Intern, Says Ex-Aide

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi’s former aide Pankaj Shankar said here on Saturday the Congress leader was still under “internship” despite having joined the politics 15 years ago in 2004. Saying that the former Congress chief has made no contribution to politics, Shankar told IANS, Rahul had “ruined” the party and its youth organisation. “What’s his […]

Srikant Jena, Niranjan Patnaik bonhomie fuels speculation

Bhubaneswar: A meeting between OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik and expelled Congress leader Srikant Jena has fuelled speculations of the latter’s return to the party. During the 11th day post-death rituals of former MLA Brundaban Patra, the OPCC chief was seen having a extended jovial conversation with Jena. While this is said to be the first […]

Shashi Tharoor Trolled For Tweeting Indira Gandhi As 'India' Gandhi

New Delhi: Famous for using unique and at times bizarre words in his tweets, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor found himself in a soup over a tweet where he wrongly spelled Indira Gandhi as “India Gandhi” in an old photo — leaving Tweeple baffled. Trying to take a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his […]

Shashi Tharoor Repeats: 'Don't Criticise Modi For Everything'

Jaipur: Speaking at an event here on Thursday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not be “criticised over everything,” but he also asked Congressmen to engage in constructive criticism. “We should not criticise Modi on each and everything. However, being in the Opposition, we need to find out reasons for […]

PC to eat 'dal-roti' in plastic utensils in Tihar, spend b'day locked up

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was on Thursday lodged in the capital’s Tihar Jail where he will not find it easy to adjust to the stifling barracks which will be a far cry from his days in North Block. Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram was also lodged in the same jail earlier. Earlier on […]

INX-Media: Court Sends Chidambaram To Tihar Jail

New Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday sent former finance minister P Chidambaram to Tihar jail in the INX Media corruption case. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar sent Chidambaram to 14-day judicial custody till September 19. The court allowed him to carry his medicines to jail. Considering that he has Z-security, the court directed Chidambaram be […]

Aircel Maxis Case: Chidambaram, Karti get anticipatory bail

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in both the ED and the CBI matters relating to the Aircel Maxis case. District and Sessions Judge O.P. Saini, while granting the relief to the father-son duo, directed the applicants to furnish a […]

SC extends Chidambaram's CBI custody till September 5

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will remain in the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) custody till September 5 despite the investigating agency informing the court that it does not want to question him further. Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Chidambaram, assured […]

Shashi Tharoor & Meher-Tarar
'Shashi Tharoor Spent 3 Nights In Dubai With Pak Journalist'

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Pakistani journalist Meher Tarar spent three nights together in Dubai, the prosecution told a Delhi court on Saturday citing the statement of Sunanda Pushkar’s journalist friend. Public Prosecutor Atul Srivastava read out the statement of journalist Nalini Singh, who was the friend of the deceased. The statement said: […]

Cong leaders in Kerala take on Tharoor for remarks praising PM

Alapuzha/Thiruvananthapuram: Shashi Tharoor came under criticism from senior party colleagues in Kerala on Sunday for his comments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be praised for doing the right things but the Congress MP remained unfazed, saying there was nothing wrong in his stand. Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly Ramesh Chennithala said […]

Chidambaram, arrested in INX media case, spends a quiet night at CBI headquarters

New Delhi: Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram spent a quiet night in the CBI guest house on the ground floor of the agency headquarters after his dramatic arrest from his posh residence in the INX media corruption case, officials said on Thursday. Chidambaram, 73, was kept in the suite 5 of the guest house, […]

Not hiding from law, says Chidambaram at Congress HQ

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who has been eluding the CBI and ED, on Wednesday evening dramatically surfaced at the Congress headquarters. He appeared at the party headquarters, hours after his petition challenging the Delhi High Court rejection of anticipatory bail was not listed in the Supreme Court. In […]

SC refuses urgent listing of Chidambaram's petition seeking protection from arrest in INX Media case

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who is facing threat of arrest, failed twice Wednesday to get immediate relief from the Supreme Court which refused to grant him urgent hearing on his plea seeking protection from arrest in the INX media scam cases. Chidambaram, who was home minister and finance minister in the UPA […]

Pushkar case: 'Tharoor called Tarar 'My darlingest'

New Delhi: Former Union minister Shashi Tharoor had addressed Meher Tarar as “My darlingest” in letters written to her by the Congress leader, the prosecution told a Delhi court on Tuesday while justifying its charges against Tharoor of abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. “There is a letter written by Tharoor to Tarar […]

Hooda backs Article 370's abrogation, puts Congress on notice

Rohtak (Haryana): In a significant political move, senior Congress leader and two-time Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, here on Sunday, supported the Narendra Modi government’s move to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution. Addressing a ‘Mahaparivartan Rally’ in his hometown, Hooda said he would not compromise with anyone on the issue of patriotism. “When […]

Chidambaram hails Modi's vision

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision over population explosion, eliminating single use plastic and respecting wealth creators. “All of us must welcome three announcements made by the Prime Minister on I-Day. Small family is a patriotic duty, respect wealth creators and shun single-use plastic,” he said […]

Sunanda case: Arguments against Tharoor to start on Aug 20

New Delhi: A Delhi court will on August 20 begin arguments on the charges in the death of Sunanda Pushkar in which her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is an accused. The arguments would commence before Special CBI Judge Arun Bhardwaj. The court allowed the application moved by the prosecution to share contents of […]

Man gets Scindia's image tattooed on chest

Guna (Madhya Pradesh): Former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia may have lost the parliamentary elections but there is no shortage of enthusiasm among his fans. In a bizarre incident, a fan not only got the Congress leader’s image tattooed on his chest but has also stopped wearing a shirt or footwear. On Sunday, Scindia was addressing […]

Tharoor gets bail in defamation case over scorpion remark

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in a defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajeev Babbar over his “scorpion” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal asked Tharoor to furnish a personal bond of Rs 20,000. Thereafter, the court […]

Congress faces situation similar to British Raj: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi told party MPs on Saturday that the situation faced by the party workers was similar to that in the British period when it had no institutional support but it fought and won and is going to do so again. Addressing the first Congress Parliamentary Party meeting here after Lok […]

Many hate me because I speak the truth: Aiyar

New Delhi:  Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, who on Monday said he stands by his ‘neech aadmi’ jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and termed it “prophetic”, on Tuesday said that anything he says is always misused as many people hate him for speaking the truth. “Anything I say is always misused because there are people […]

BJP fields former Congressman against Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday announced its candidates against UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi while dropping two sitting MPs, Kirit Somaiya from Mumbai North East and Ram Charitra Nishad from Machhlishahr in Uttar Pradesh. The party has pitted former Congress leader Dinesh Pratap Singh, who joined the BJP a year ago, against Sonia Gandhi in […]

Rahul Gandhi praises 'Gandhigiri' by Goa Congress leader

Panaji: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the BJP for what he described as an orchestrated attack on his party workers at a demonstration organised here by the state BJP to protest against his allegations of irregularities in the Rafale fighter jet deal. In his message shared on Facebook, Gandhi also said that he […]

Delhi HC convicts Congress' Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday held Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and others guilty in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The court asked Sajjan Kumar to surrender by December 31. A bench of Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice Vinod Goel overturned a trial court judgement that had […]

Glad key people shedding fear, breaking silence on govt decisions: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said it was heartening that persons who were in key posts in the government were “shedding their fear and breaking silence” on important policies and decisions. His reaction came a day after Lieutenant General (Retd) D S Hooda, who was the Northern Army commander when the surgical […]

BJD's Dhruba Sahoo moves court against Cong leader & OTV over paddy procurement scam

Kendrapara: Almost seven months after Congress MLA from Rajnagar Anshuman Mohanty levelled serious allegations of irregularities in paddy procurement which was subsequently telecast by OTV, BJD leader and Kendrapara district president Dhruba Sahoo has moved court, filing a defamation case against the legislator and the channel. “I have got clean chit in the inquiry conducted […]

BJP government greedy, wants to take away RBI reserves: Chidambaram

Guwahati: Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government is greedy and wants to take away the central bank’s reserves. “This government is greedy. No government in the past has asked for the reserve with the Reserve Bank of India,” said Chidambaram, who was in […]

KCR colluded with BJP to target me, says Chandrababu Naidu

Tirupati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday alleged that TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao, actor-politician Pawan Kalyan and YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy have colluded with the BJP to target him. With Telangana’s acting Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief Chandrasekhar Rao continuing his bitter attack on Naidu, calling him […]


Bhopal: Acting on the orders of a local court, police have lodged an FIR against Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kamal Nath and Vyapam scam whistleblower Prashant Pandey. Additional Superintendent of Police Shashank Garg told IANS on Friday that an First Information Report (FIR) was lodged late on Thursday against the four for allegedly […]

Modi should stop dramatising poverty: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress continued to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his speeches in Lucknow last week, saying he should “stop dramatising” poverty. Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters here that speaking was part of Modi’s DNA and if he does not give speeches, “it probably can affect his health”. Noting Modi shapes his […]

Congress says NDA ministers 'redefining' collective responsibility

New Delhi: Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday took a jibe at the current crop of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Ministers for holding press conferences for each other’s ministries, saying “no minister talks about own ministry affairs, collective responsibility redefined”. “This is indeed a funny Government — Finance Minister (Arun Jaitley) writes Facebook posts on […]

We are a democratic, argumentative family: Sharmistha Mukherjee

New Delhi: Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee today said theirs was a “democratic, argumentative family” and she had no problem expressing differences with her father, former president Pranab Mukherjee, in public. It is a lesson she learnt from her father, Sharmistha Mukherjee, who has publicly opposed the former president visiting the RSS headquarters and delivering a […]