An advisory body to advise the Congress President in day-to-day functioning will also be constituted, she said in her concluding remarks at last day of the party's three-day 'Chintan Shivir' (brainstorming camp) in this Rajasthan city.
In a change in stance on quota within quota in the women's reservation bill, the party is likely to resolve to demand that from out of the reservation for women in Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies, there should be proportionate reservation for SC, ST and OBC women.
Since the embarrassing defeat of 2014, a clear voice of dissent seems to be emerging from many prominent senior Congress leaders. The Gandhis have ensured the stagnancy of Indian political scenario by refusing to make way for a strong alternative leader to take over the reins of Congress.
During the Punjab MPs meeting with Sonia Gandhi, she was given the feedback that the party lost due to mismanagement, particularly by in charges of the party. In Uttar Pradesh, the party did not have high expectations but was confident of a respectful performance.
The CWC statement said that the recent Assembly election results of five states are a cause of serious concern for the Indian National Congress.
Congress flag falls off while being hosted by party’s interim chief Sonia Gandhi at AICC office in Delhi.
The Congress president was visibly upset at the faux pas and was seen enquiring a party worker conducting the proceedings whether the flag was firmly in place when she came to unfurl it for the second time.
Odisha Congress Working President and former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi resigned from the primary membership of party.
The letter to Sonia Gandhi reminded her of the party's 18-point agenda "given to the last chief minister" of Punjab and said that those were "equally relevant today".
A schedule for full-fledged organisational elections has been put before the CWC members, Sonia Gandhi said.
Shashi Tharoor said if Congress has to come back, things should fall in place quickly and should get ready to face the elections and for that it should happen now.
Sonia Gandhi appointed Bhupen Bora as the President of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC). While Loken Singh has been appointed as the interim President of the state party unit till a full time President is appointed for Manipur.
Amarinder Singh reiterated that any decision of the party chief would be acceptable but said he raised certain issues which Rawat said he would take up with her.
BJP president J P Nadda accused the Congress of misleading people and creating false panic in the fight against COVID-19, and alleged that the conduct of its leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, during the pandemic will be remembered for duplicity and pettiness
New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday reviewed the efforts by the states ruled by her party to tackle the second wave of the coronavirus infection and the vaccination…
Bhubaneswar: Targeting his own party, Congress MLA Suresh Routray on Sunday said, inordinate delay in party’s candidate announcement for the impending bypolls of Pipili, is sending a wrong signal to the public. And the sooner they decide upon a name is better for the party. “We have sent five names to party’s central leadership in […]
Mumbai: In a major rejig, the Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday appointed former Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana F. Patole as the new Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President, an announcement said here. He replaces senior leader and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat who became the MPCC President after the former chief Ashok Chavan quit following […]
New Delhi: The Congress is set to appoint new state Presidents for Telangana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, sources said. In Telangana, state President Uttam Reddy has resigned while in Maharashtra and Jharkhand, the state chiefs have become ministers in the governments and in Uttarakhand the proposal to replace the state President is pending approval. Sources […]
New Delhi: Interim chief Sonia Gandhi’s meeting with senior Congress leaders on Saturday morning ended after almost five hours and sources said nobody in the meeting objected to Rahul Gandhi’s name from being proposed for the party chief’s position again, although there will be “Chintan shivir” or brainstorming camps soon. “No one has a problem […]
New Delhi: “Is it a crime to be a daughter of a poor family?” asked Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi in a video statement on the Hathras gangrape. She alleged that the issue was sought to be hushed up while referring to the victim as “Hathras’ Nirbhaya”. “I want to say that Hathras’ Nirbhaya did […]
New Delhi: In a major oganisational reshuffle, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday dropped Ghulam Nabi Azad, Motilal Vora, Ambika Soni, Mallikarjun Kharge as AICC general secretaries, reconstituted the CWC and appointed P Chidambaram, Randeep Surjewala, Tariq Anwar and Jitendra Singh as its regular members. Gandhi also formed a six-member special committee to assist her […]
Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut has now hit out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi, whose party is part of the Shiv Sena-led coalition government in Maharashtra. The actress said history will judge Gandhi for her silence and indifference. Kangana on Twitter wrote: “You have grown up in the west and lived here in India. You may be […]
New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee on Monday urged Sonia Gandhi to continue as its interim chief till an AICC session can be convened and authorised her to effect necessary organisational changes to deal with the challenges facing the party. At an over seven-hour long meeting, which took place in the backdrop of more than […]
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked a section of the party for going public against the leadership, and charged that the letter seeking leadership changes was written in cahoots with the BJP. The charge invited sharp rebuttals from former ministers Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal. Azad said he would resign if […]
New Delhi: Ahead of the Congress Working Committee meeting on Monday, different voices have emerged within the party with one section comprising sitting MPs and former ministers demanding collective leadership, while another group has sought the return of Rahul Gandhi to the helm. While two dozen Congress leaders including some ex-ministers have written to party […]
Hyderabad: Describing former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao as a dedicated Congress leader, AICC President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the grand old party takes pride in his accomplishments and contribution, even as another former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh praised him as a “great son” of this country. “Shri P V Narasimha Rao’s tenure […]
New Delhi: After Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi demanded a rollback of fuel price hike and Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Centre is “profiteering”, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hit back at the Congress, saying the collected money was used for welfare measures instead of personal benefit as allegedly prevalent during the […]
New Delhi: A startling revelation has come to light that the government of the Peoples Republic of China and the Chinese Embassy in India have been funding the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) led by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi is the Chairperson of RGF, and its board includes former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former […]
New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to roll back the hike in fuel prices, saying the government’s decision to increase them during the coronavirus crisis is “wholly insensitive” and “ill-advised”. Given that the international price of crude oil has fallen by approximately nine per cent over the last […]
Bhubaneswar: The Congress today launched an online campaign – ‘Speak Up India’ and urged people to speak up against the alleged apathy of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government reportedly to highlight the concerns of COVID-affected and weaker sections of the society. The Odisha BJP, however, has targeted the Opposition and its senior leaders for “doing […]
New Delhi: The All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) on Thursday wrote to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, urging her to refrain from indulging in “petty politics” over the fare of Shramik Special trains and said that the national transporter was charging money to prevent overcrowding at stations. In a letter to Gandhi, AIRF General Secretary […]
New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said its state units will bear the cost of rail travel of needy migrant workers and labourers stranded at their workplaces due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown and seeking to return home. Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a statement announced the party’s decision and said this would be the Congress’ […]
Mumbai: Just days after unfolding the saga of Palghar lynching, Editor-in-Chief of Republic Media Network, Arnab Goswami was reportedly attacked by some miscreants stated to be ‘youth Congress goons’ in Mumbai while he was driving back home from his studio with his wife late Wednesday night. Soon after the incident, Arnab issued a video message […]
New Delhi: Expressing solidarity with the measures being taken by the central government in view of the coronavirus outbreak, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, voicing her support to the 21-day lockdown and suggested several measures including protection of doctors, easing the supply chains and deferment of loans. […]
New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee met on Wednesday and after deliberations for more than two hours, the interim party president Sonia Gandhi demanded that Home Minister Amit Shah should resign following his “colossal failure” in controlling violence in north-east Delhi. “After reviewing the situation, the CWC is of the firm opinion that what has […]
New Delhi: In wake of violence in northeast Delhi on Monday that left a police head constable and three civilians dead, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has appealed for “calm”. In a statement, she appealed “that people of Delhi should maintain communal harmony and curb the design of those who are communal wanted to divide […]
New Delhi: The BJP on Monday staunchly defended its decision to confer Padma award to singer Adnan Sami by claiming that Sonia Gandhi too should be subject of discussion if everyone has to be judged by his or her parent’s deeds. “You know Sonia Gandhi’s father was related to Hitler. But when she was made […]
New Delhi: Reacting to a tweet by ace lawyer Indira Jaising urging her to forgive the four men on death row for brutally raping that finally took her life, Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi said on Saturday: “Even if God asks me, I won’t forgive them.” Speaking to IANS, over the phone, the mother who had […]
New Delhi: Amidst countrywide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Congress, which has not been directly involved in the agitation, on Friday attacked the Modi government for using “brute force to suppress dissent” and said that it stood by the students and protesting citizens. In a video message, party’s interim President Sonia Gandhi […]
New Delhi: Amid the protests across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act, a delegation of 19 opposition leaders on Tuesday met President Ram Nath Kovind and urged him to ask the Narendra Modi government roll back the legislation. Addressing the media after the meeting, Congress’ interim President Sonia Gandhi said that the whole country […]