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Elections To Congress President's Post To Be Held In September 2022: Sources
Elections To Congress President's Post To Be Held In September 2022: Sources

A schedule for full-fledged organisational elections has been put before the CWC members, Sonia Gandhi said.

CWC Postpones Elections For Congress President Due To COVID
CWC Postpones Elections For Congress President Due To COVID

The Congress Working Committee on Monday decided to postpone the presidential polls of the party due to the surge in Covid-19 cases.

Senior Leaders Demand Rahul Gandhi To Return As Congress President

New Delhi: On the 135th Foundation Day of the Congress on Saturday, several senior party leaders pitched for former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi to lead the party once again against the ruling BJP and take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rahul Gandhi, under whose leadership the party was reduced to 52 out of 542 seats […]

Rahul Gandhi Shakes A Leg With Tribals In Raipur

Raipur: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday participated in the opening ceremony of the three-day National Tribal Dance Festival here and shook a leg with the tribals. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel welcomed Rahul Gandhi, who inaugurated the three- day festival. Rahul Gandhi joined a tribal group while they were performing the ‘Gaur dance’. […]

Sonia summons MP CM, Scindia to Delhi

New Delhi: As infighting in Madhya Pradesh Congress burst out in the open with supporters of both Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia clamouring for their respective leaders to have a say in the new state party chief’s selection, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has summoned the two leaders for a meeting on Tuesday and […]

Eyeing 2022 UP Assembly polls, Congress may elevate Priyanka

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi is likely to get the major responsibility of reviving the party in Uttar Pradesh where it could secure just one out of 80 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, party sources said. “Priyanka Gandhi can be made the in-charge of entire Uttar Pradesh, keeping an eye on […]

Sonia named interim president after Rahul firm on quitting

New Delhi: As the evening wore on into night, Sonia Gandhi’s coterie trumped Rahul Gandhi’s Young Turk to appoint her as the interim Congress President. After day-long deliberations, the Congress on Saturday failed to name a party leader from outside the Gandhi family. The Congress Working Committee (CWC)finally accepted Rahul’s resignation. Sonia Gandhi, who is ailing […]

No surprises. It's Rahul Gandhi again!

New Delhi: Despite the names of veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Mukul Wasnik being thrown up as possible successor to the Congress President’s post, when the state party leaders finally sat down to confabulate and propose the names for the post — it came as no surprise — Rahul Gandhi again! For the grand old […]

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CWC to meet on Aug 10 to decide new Working President

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s top decision making body, will meet on August 10 to decide on a Working President after Rahul Gandhi quit as the President following the party’s dismal show in the Lok Sabha elections. “It has been decided to hold the next CWC meeting on 10th of August […]

LS passes Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill

New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Friday passed a bill which seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member of a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial amid walkout by the Congress. The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill states that it seeks to “delete” the mention of ‘President of the Indian […]

Rahul insists on non-family Cong head as chorus for Priyanka grows

New Delhi: Amid the unease in the Congress against the current drift, Rahul Gandhi has remained firm on not having a member of the party’s first family as the working president despite growing voices in support of Priyanka Gandhi to take over. As the joust between an adamant old guard and a defiant young turks […]

Priyanka perfect choice for becoming Cong president : Amarinder

Chandigarh: Days after he batted for young leader as the Congress president, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be a perfect choice to take over the party reins. Reposing his full confidence in the party general secretary, Amarinder said Priyanka would get all-round support if chosen to take over as […]

Priyanka posts video of woman being panned by policeman while filing eve-teasing complaint

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday posted a video of a woman being panned by a policeman for wearing jewellery while she was attempting to file an eve-teasing complaint, and said the first step towards ensuring justice for women is listening to them. She posted the video in which a woman […]

Chorus grows for Priyanka Gandhi to take charge as Congress president

New Delhi: With the Congress facing uncertainty after Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as party chief, voices within are growing in favour of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leading the party in these critical times. Former MP Abhijit Mukherjee, who is the son of ex-president Pranab Mukherjee, made an open plea in favour of Priyanka Gandhi, saying she should […]

After quitting as party chief, Rahul watched movie in Delhi theatre

New Delhi: After resigning as Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday watched a movie in a Delhi multiplex like a common citizen. A video of Rahul Gandhi watching Hindi movie Article 15 on Wednesday evening at PVR Chanakya went viral on social media platform Instagram, where he was praised for not behaving as a VIP. […]

Rahul Gandhi's resignation sparks meme fest among Twitterati

New Delhi: People across the political spectrum made fun of Rahul Gandhi when he was the Congress President and the jokes, memes and sarcastic comments did not stop flowing freely on social media even after he resigned as chief of the grand old party. If some called the step a big loss for the Bharatiya […]

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Op-Ed: Rahul’s Resignation and The Questions It Raises

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Congress president, Rahul Gandhi has finally made his resignation from the post official. The contents of his resignation letter are on the Twitter for anyone interested to peruse. There are some obvious conclusions to be drawn from the letter. First and foremost it puts a premium on accountability which is a […]

Rahul says he is to blame for Congress rout, no longer President

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that he was no longer the party chief and that he was to blame for its rout in the Lok Sabha elections. “As President of the Congress party, I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election. Accountability is critical for the future growth of our […]

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Select new Congress President quickly: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that the party should pick a new chief quickly “without further delay”. “I am not in the process of selecting the new President of the Congress,” Gandhi told the media in Parliament. Gandhi has refused to continue as the Congress President after the party suffered a […]

Rahul tweets Army dog squad pic with 'New India' caption, BJP hits out

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday courted controversy by tweeting pictures of the dog squad of Indian Army doing yoga and captioning it “New India”, drawing a sharp retort from BJP chief Amit Shah who accused him of mocking Yoga Day and insulting the forces. The pictures in the tweet showed the Army dog […]

Remain the Congress chief, Gehlot tells Rahul

New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday greeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his birthday and urged him to remain the party chief in the interests of the country and people. Gehlot was at the Congress office here to participate in Gandhi’s birthday celebrations. After Gandhi left, Gehlot told the media: “We urge […]

PM Modi wishes good health, long life to Rahul on his birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished good health and a long life to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his birthday. “Best wishes to Shri @RahulGandhi on his birthday. May he be blessed with good health and a long life,” he said in a tweet. Best wishes to Shri @RahulGandhi on his birthday. […]

Congress core panel axed, Rahul to be President

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will remain the Congress President, the party said on Wednesday, adding that the Congress Core Committee had been dissolved after the rout in the Lok Sabha elections. “Rahul Gandhi is the President and will remain the President,” spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala told the media after members of the core committee met […]

Rahul doubts PM's "Kerala dear to me" remark

Thiruvambady/Mukkam: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday accused the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi of according step-motherly treatment to the states not ruled by the BJP, which he dubbed as a party “blinded by hate and anger”. The Congress president made the allegations, doubting Modi’s remarks on Saturday that Kerala from where the BJP won […]

Kovind, Modi, Rahul greet Telangana on Statehood Day

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were among the leaders who greeted the people of Telangana on its Statehood Day on Sunday. The state was formed from the northwestern part of Andhra Pradesh on this day in 2014. “Greetings and good wishes to the people of […]

Congress won't stake claim for LoP in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday said that it will not formally stake claim for the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha as it is two seats short of the required number of 54. The party also said that Rahul Gandhi will continue to be the Congress President. According to the […]

Rahul unlikely to be Leader of Congress in LS, may head CPP

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to be the party leader in the Lok Sabha and the post may go to someone else as it happened in the previous Lok Sabha, party sources said on Tuesday. But Gandhi is expected to be the CPP leader. Two senior Congress General Secretaries IANS spoke to […]

CWC did not caste aspersions on any individual, discussed performance: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress said on Monday that the CWC meeting on Saturday held a collective deliberation on the partys performance in the Lok Sabha polls instead of casting aspersions on the role or conduct of any specific individual and any “conjectures, speculations, insinuations, assumptions” in the media about its deliberations were “uncalled for and […]

Modi, Rahul pays tribute to Nehru on 55th death anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday paid tributes to the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary. “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehruji on his death anniversary. We remember his contributions to our nation,” Modi said in a tweet. Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA […]

Rahul Gandhi takes back offer to resign

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took back his offer to quit as the Congress President, a proposal he made during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday following the party’s dismal show in the Lok Sabha elections, party sources said. The sources added that responsibility will be fixed for the party’s debacle in […]

CWC rejects resignation, but Rahul insists on stepping down

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday rejected offer by party President Rahul Gandhi to resign in the wake of the debacle in the Lok Sabha elections but he has been insisting that his resignation is accepted and has not withdrawn his offer to quit. The CWC called for a thorough introspection, complete […]

'Rahul to re-contest from Amethi in 2024'

New Delhi: Though he was defeated on home turf Amethi to BJP’s Smriti Irani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will again contest from the seat in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, a party leader said. The Congress leader, requesting anonymity, said that Gandhi will never leave Amethi. “He has done a lot of work in Amethi […]

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ED moves HC seeking to cancel Robert Vadra's bail

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has moved the Delhi High Court seeking to cancel the bail plea of Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a money laundering case. Vadra was granted anticipatory bail by a trial court on April 1 on the condition that he must not leave the country without […]

Rahul Gandhi leads by over 1 lakh votes in Wayanad

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress President Rahul Gandhi was leading by over one lakh votes from Wayanad in Kerala at the end of the counting of 22.56 per cent of the total votes. While Gandhi is nearing 160,000 votes, his nearest rival P.P. Suneer of the Left parties has got just over 58,000 votes.

Robert Vadra moves plea to go abroad

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra, who is facing a money laundering case, on Tuesday moved an application in a Delhi court seeking permission to go abroad. The application will be heard by Special Judge Arvind Kumar on May 24. The case against Vadra relates to alleged ownership of 1.9 million pounds in […]

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Tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on 28th death anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi were among several political leaders on Tuesday who paid homage to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary. Rajiv Gandhi’s wife Sonia and his two children, Rahul and Priyanka, who is also the Congress General Secretary, paid […]

Love will win in Lok Sabha battle, says Rahul

New Delhi: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of injecting hatred and asserting that the Congress spread love in the Lok Sabha election battle, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Sunday that “love is going to win”. Gandhi told the media after voting in the New Delhi parliamentary constituency that the three or four main issues in […]

Rahul posts new 'pic', seen 'fixing' his chopper

Lucknow: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has posted a picture of himself on Instagram which shows him trying to fix a helicopter. According to reports, Rahul was campaigning in Himachal Pradesh on Friday when his helicopter developed a snag. However, instead of waiting for others to fix his chopper, Gandhi decided to lend a helping hand […]

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On polling day, Rahul Gandhi missing from Amethi

Amethi: As his constituency Amethi went to the polls on Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi was conspicuous by his absence, providing a handle to his rival Smriti Irani of the BJP to declare him a “missing MP”. Gandhi, a sitting member of the Lok Sabha from this high profile constituency of Uttar Pradesh, is seeking re-election […]

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Congress moves SC as EC 'fails to act' against PM, Shah

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a Congress petition that claimed that the Election Commission had refused to act on a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for making “hate speeches” and “using” armed forces for “political propaganda” during the Lok Sabha polls. The […]