Congress has been on the war path ever since the Supreme Court struck down the President's Rule imposed in Arunachal Pradesh.
Assam Assembly's Budget session began on a stormy note today as both Opposition and ruling party members raised slogans against each other over the auction of 12 oilfields and price rise following hike in VAT, leading to a brief adjournment and walkout.
An MP from Amritsar from 2004 to 2014, his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu is also a senior BJP leader and a member of Punjab Legislative Assembly.
"No individual has a magic wand. The magic wand lies in a collective entity called the Congress party. Each of us has a responsibility to contribute to the revival. We cannot sit back and say: 'A' will do this, 'B' will do this and 'C' will do this. I think that era is over," the leader told PTI.
It was flowers all the way from the city airport to the Congress headquarters on Mall Road as the cavalcade of new state PCC chief Raj Babbar and Dikshit meandered through 16 km-long route dotted with welcome arches and chock-a-block with enthusiastic party workers showering rose petals and shouting slogans.
Five-term MP Paraste (66) had suffered a brain hemorrhage while he was attending a public function and passed away at a private medical hospital where he was undergoing treatment.
"Congress party is in the weakest position ever at present and, hence they have been taking decisions one after another...Recently they announced Shiela Dikshit as their face for UP election...Though I respect her a lot, I had expected that she will quit the party and take rest," he said at an event to to mark two years of the Modi government.
The meeting held at the residence of Sonia Gandhi was attended among others by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, party's deputy leader in upper house Anand Sharma and chief whip in Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Swamy has accused them of allegedly conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by just paying Rs 50 lakh by which YI obtained the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore which Associated Journals Pvt Ltd (AJL) owed to the Congress party.
In the recent Cabinet reshuffle, Irani was shifted from the HRD Ministry to Textiles.
In fast-changing developments, Khaliko Pul, rebel-turned chief minister, who was unseated by the Supreme Court, returned to the party fold with 30 dissident MLAs.
Tuki, who was reinstalled by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, met acting Governor Tathagata Roy today and sought postponement of the floor test by at least ten days.
"What you have speculated for so long is true this time. Sheila Dikshit is the CM face for UP," senior leader Janardhan Dwivedi said at a press conference.
With the Supreme Court ordering restoration of the party's government in Arunachal Pradesh yesterday, Gandhi charged that the Modi government dismissed duly elected governments in these states and insulted the popular mandate.
President Pranab Mukherjee, on Modi's advice, has accepted the resignations of Najma A. Heptulla, the minister of minority affairs, and G.M. Siddeshwara, the junior minister of heavy industries, the government said in a statement.
"A party promised 'ache din' and even after two years nothing has been done on those promises made during Lok Sabha polls," he said while addressing a centeranry function of Adarsh Krishna Degree College at Sikhohabad.
Caught in the row over using image of the Golden Temple on the cover-page of its 'Youth Manifesto' superimposed with the election symbol broom, Aam Aadmi Party today accused SAD and Congress of being involved in hurting the religious sentiments of the people.
Congress took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of black money in the wake of reports about unearthing of Rs 2240 crore banking hawala scam
"What is the basic function of a municipal corporation? Cleanliness. Cleanliness should be there. Narendra Modi talks about 'Swachh Bharat'. 'Swachh Bharat' tax is also collected.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Congress has scored a "self-goal" by calling under-reporting of Rs 46,000 crore revenue by six telecom firms an NDA scam as the "impropriety" had taken place during the UPA regime.
Unlike in the Union Cabinet reshuffle, where Shiv Sena was ignored, Fadnavis inducted two legislators from the bickering ally as Ministers of State.
However, Sena's demand for elevation of the existing Ministers of State (MoS) to the Cabinet rank was turned down by the Chief Minister, as these two Sena MLAs will be inducted as MoS.
Days after losing Telecom Ministry, Information Technology Minister Ravishankar Prasad said he was "grateful" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not disrupting him from IT portfolio
Sources said the expansion of Maharashtra Cabinet is expected to take place on Friday. While the BJP is expected to get five berths, Shiv Sena will get 2.
Amid reports that the government will be reaching out to it on the GST Bill, Congress said it is not opposing the key reform measure and has only come forward with three concrete suggestions in the interest of the common man.