Sep 06, 2021 08:16 PM IST
The demand for a full-time Congress chief has been pending since the party's debacle in 2019. Rahul Gandhi, who took over the post from his mother Sonia Gandhi in 2017, stepped down after the 2019 defeat. The Congress has since failed to find a replacement and thus, Sonia Gandhi continues to be the party’s interim chief.
- Aug 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST
The Congress President urged the Opposition parties to work “cohesively” together by rising above compulsions. Gandhi made these remarks while chairing the virtual meeting of 19 Opposition leaders.
- Aug 20, 2021 09:52 AM IST
Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and former National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Shiromani Akali Dal have not been invited for the meeting.
- Jul 06, 2021 08:13 AM IST
The Congress chief is expected to discuss he role that the party has thought of for Navjot Singh Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician who is at the centre of rebellion against the Chief Minister by many senior leaders and legislators.
- Jun 07, 2021 04:10 PM IST
A prominent member of Congress' group of 23 dissenters (G-23), Azad was in May appointed as head of the 13-member Congress party task force to coordinate COVID-19 relief, a move seen as an attempt to reach out to the dissenting leader by party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi.
- Feb 04, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Congress leader Kapil Sibal, one among the 23 leaders who wrote the letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi last year seeking overhaul in party leadership, has contributed Rs 3 crore, thus becoming the biggest individual donor to the Congress.
- Dec 28, 2020 04:41 PM IST
The Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 by retired British Indian Civil Service officer Allan Octavian Hume as a platform for civil and political dialogue among educated Indians.
- Dec 15, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The book slated for publication in January next year is part four of Pranab Mukherjee’s memoirs which first came out in 2014, when he was the President of India.
- Dec 08, 2020 10:07 AM IST
“The GHMC election, where Congress got two out of 150 seats, is an apotheosis of Congress’s terminal decadence. It is perhaps the final wake-up call before the curtains roll,” Sanjay Jha wrote in a blog on The Times of India.
- Sep 08, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Sources said that Sonia Gandhi might miss the first ten days of the Parliament session.
- Aug 26, 2020 08:31 AM IST
The central reality in the Congress party is that there are a set of loyalists who have vociferously insisted on the party being continued to be led by a Gandhi. They owe their positions to their expression of loyalty
- Mar 24, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Mentioning how Canada has done the same as a part of their COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the Congress party urged the Centre to consider advising Workers’ Welfare Boards to roll out welfare measures including wage support.
- Feb 23, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Tharoor also said that it was up to Rahul Gandhi to take a call if he wishes to return as Congress chief, but if he does not change his earlier stance then the party needs to find an "active and full-time leadership" so that the party can move forward as the nation expects.
- Feb 22, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Khurshid also asserted that the Congress was going through a "transitional process", but there was no leadership crisis plaguing the party as Sonia Gandhi was there at the helm.
- Aug 15, 2019 05:30 PM IST
In her message on the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day, she appealed to all to reinvigorate the principles of compassion, coexistence and inclusive development as the indelible features of polity, society and economy.
- Mar 18, 2017 01:20 PM IST
Factors like the absence of Modi from the scheme of things in Gujarat, Patel quota agitation, Dalit unrest, anti-incumbency and want of a credible leader in the BJP could all work in Congress' favour.
- May 16, 2016 07:56 AM IST
In a communication sent to Gandhi, CAIT said "the roadblocks are giving a dismal picture of such an important tax reform in the country, which has become more of a political battle rather than a tax reform".
- May 11, 2016 07:18 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on May 11 criticised in the Lok Sabha for attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Congress President Sonia Gandhi, with an expelled RJD member demanding apology from him and a CBI probe into his activities.
- Apr 27, 2016 05:25 PM IST
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy took Sonia's name during a discussion which led to a huge uproar and protest by Congress MPs following the remarks were expunged from the records.
- Feb 22, 2016 09:07 PM IST
CWC reached out to "like-minded parties" to corner government in Budget session. The committee also accused the government of miserably failing to ensure Parliament functioning.
- Feb 20, 2016 03:21 PM IST
Sam Pitroda was also granted bail in the case. Notably, Sonia, Rahul Gandhi and others are already out on bail.
- Feb 04, 2016 11:57 AM IST
Rahul and Sonia had sought and were granted bail in the National Herald case after the court in Delhi rejected complainant Subramanian Swamy's opposition to relief for them on the ground that they are influential and can flee the co
- Nov 13, 2014 02:53 PM IST
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed the conclave and hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi and NDA leaders were not invited for the event.
- Sep 30, 2013 04:46 PM IST
Congress President Sonia Gandhi while laying the foundation of a Biotechnology Research and Development campus, said Information Technology and Biotechnology are the engines of growth and the UPA Government gave priority for the development of these sectors.
- Sep 22, 2013 08:09 PM IST
Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) and the Rajasthan government are jointly setting up a 9 million tonnes per annum grass root petrochemical complex.