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  • 'Congress getting weak': Kapil Sibal, other 'G-23' leaders' tough talk from Jammu Feb 27, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    'Congress getting weak': Kapil Sibal, other 'G-23' leaders' tough talk from Jammu

    Former Congress MP Raj Babbar said the G-23 group - an informal reference to the 23 senior Congress leaders who had marked their dissent over the party's functioning in a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi last year - is committed to the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and has the sole agenda of strengthening the Congress.

  • Left-Congress-ISF alliance to kick off Bengal campaign with mega Kolkata rally Feb 27, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    Left-Congress-ISF alliance to kick off Bengal campaign with mega Kolkata rally

    The CPI(M)-led Left Front and the Congress have already sealed a seat-sharing agreement, while the talks between the Left and Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui's ISF have also concluded with both agreeing on 30 seats for the newly- floated outfit.

  • Congress slams govt over LPG price hike, spokesperson holds press meet sitting on empty cylinder Feb 25, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    Congress slams govt over LPG price hike, spokesperson holds press meet sitting on empty cylinder

    The Congress' attack on the government came after cooking gas price was hiked by Rs 25 per cylinder across all categories, including subsidised fuel and those availed by Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries.

  • Congress joined hands with Badruddin Ajmal for "lust for power": Amit Shah Feb 25, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Congress joined hands with Badruddin Ajmal for "lust for power": Amit Shah

    The Congress' "greed" to capture power in the state will remain unfulfilled and the BJP along with its ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which symbolises Assamese identity, will win the assembly polls with a two-thirds majority, Shah told a public rally at Borduwa, the birthplace of Srimanta Sankardeva, the 15-16th century saint, scholar and religious reformer, in Nagaon district.

  • Gujarat civic poll results | BJP strengthens hold in state, AAP gains at Congress' expense Feb 23, 2021 06:52 PM IST

    Gujarat civic poll results | BJP strengthens hold in state, AAP gains at Congress' expense

    The Congress, which had won 174 of these 576 seats in the 2015 civic polls, was leading only in 38 seats. The party's prospects were damaged by the entry of Aam Aadmi Party.

  • Robert Vadra rides bicycle in Delhi to protest against fuel price hike Feb 22, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    Robert Vadra rides bicycle in Delhi to protest against fuel price hike

    Robert Vadra also took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him 'to come out of his AC cars and see how people are suffering'.

  • Setback for Congress : Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy resigns after his govt loses trust vote Feb 22, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    Setback for Congress : Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy resigns after his govt loses trust vote

    It remains to be seen whether All India NR Congress founder and former chief minister N Rangasamy stakes the claim for forming the next government or the L-G recommends President’s Rule in the Union Territory which is going to polls in about two months

  • Puducherry’s Congress government to face floor test today: All you need to know Feb 22, 2021 07:49 AM IST

    Puducherry’s Congress government to face floor test today: All you need to know

    The Puducherry floor test was called by the new Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan following opposition's claim that the Union Territory's ruling Congress party no longer commanded a majority in the assembly

  • Two more Puducherry MLAs resign, govt strength drops to 11 ahead of floor test Feb 21, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    Two more Puducherry MLAs resign, govt strength drops to 11 ahead of floor test

    Congress MLA K Lakshminarayanan and DK legislator Venkatesan submitted their resignation letters separately to Assembly Speaker VP Sivakolundhu at his residence, they both said.

  • Siddaramaiah confident of Congress coming back to power in 2023; promises poor free 10kg rice per head Feb 20, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    Siddaramaiah confident of Congress coming back to power in 2023; promises poor free 10kg rice per head

    The Leader of the Opposition in the assembly also seemingly indicated his ambition to become the Chief Minister once again, as he declared that on coming back to power he will provide 10 kg rice per head to the poor free of cost. "....elections will come in two years and we will come to power and we will do your work..there is no doubt about it.

  • 3 more Congress MLAs to quit in Puducherry, Narayanasamy govt sure to lose trust vote: BJP Feb 19, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    3 more Congress MLAs to quit in Puducherry, Narayanasamy govt sure to lose trust vote: BJP

    The newly appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry Tamilisai Soundararajan directed the Assembly Secretariat on Thursday to convene the House on February 22 for the Trust vote.

  • Gujarat Congress promises coffee dates in Vadodara civic poll manifesto, BJP objects Feb 19, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Gujarat Congress promises coffee dates in Vadodara civic poll manifesto, BJP objects

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lodged a strong protest saying that Congress has never associated itself with 'Indian values' and the party's promise of 'dating destinations' will promote 'Love Jihad'.

  • Does Modi govt still believe farm laws are popular, asks Chidambaram after Congress win in Punjab Feb 18, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Does Modi govt still believe farm laws are popular, asks Chidambaram after Congress win in Punjab

    "The farmers are voters. So are migrant workers, MSMEs, the unemployed and the very poor families. When it is their turn, they will vote against the BJP like the Punjab voters.

  • Former Congress MP Satish Sharma passes away in Goa Feb 17, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    Former Congress MP Satish Sharma passes away in Goa

    Sharma's demise is a huge loss to the Congress family, party veteran PL Punia said. He served as a former Union minister, and was elected to the Lok Sabha from both Raebareli and Amethi constituencies.

  • Congress wins Punjab local body elections with thumping majority, bags seven municipal corporations Feb 17, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Congress wins Punjab local body elections with thumping majority, bags seven municipal corporations

    The party has made a clean sweep and bagged all seven urban local bodies for which the results were declared on February 17, namely, Pathankot, Moga, Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, and Batala.

  • Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is new Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Feb 16, 2021 11:34 PM IST

    Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is new Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha

    The Congress leadership chose Mallikarjun Kharge to succeed Ghulam Nabi Azad instead of Anand Sharma, who is the deputy leader of the party in the House.

  • Punjab Municipal Elections 2021 | Stray clashes mar voting to 117 urban bodies Feb 14, 2021 08:05 PM IST

    Punjab Municipal Elections 2021 | Stray clashes mar voting to 117 urban bodies

    Officials said the turnout in the state could be over 70 per cent with the women outnumbering men in voting. The poll percentage stood at 55.91 per cent at 2 p.m.

  • Congress realises Nehru's blunder of 'gifting' land to China: BJP Feb 12, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Congress realises Nehru's blunder of 'gifting' land to China: BJP

    "I am glad that the Congress has finally realised that PM Nehru created a 'Himalayan Blunder' by gifting 38,000 sq km land to China. Will it also question its co-owner, the coward Rahul Gandhi for making baseless allegations against PM Modi?" Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary C T Ravi said in a tweet.

  • Congress planning nationwide protest against soaring fuel prices: Ramesh Chennithala Feb 12, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    Congress planning nationwide protest against soaring fuel prices: Ramesh Chennithala

    The Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly, who is leading the 'Aiswarya Kerala Yatra' to prepare the ground for Congress-led UDF ahead of the Assembly polls, urged the centre and state governments to lower the excise duty on diesel and petrol to ease the burden on the people.

  • Whole country is with Uttarakhand: Rahul Gandhi on glacier burst Feb 08, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    Whole country is with Uttarakhand: Rahul Gandhi on glacier burst

    The glacier burst in the state's Chamoli district triggered a deluge killing 10 people, while over 140 are missing.

  • Mamata Banerjee promised change, but West Bengal saw rebirth of Left: PM Narendra Modi Feb 07, 2021 06:21 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee promised change, but West Bengal saw rebirth of Left: PM Narendra Modi

    Revival of Left meant revival of corruption, crime, violence, and attacks on democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he accused the CPI(M) and the Congress of being 'hand-in-glove' with the Trinamool Congress.

  • BJP defends farm laws, Congress seeks their repeal Feb 05, 2021 02:13 PM IST

    BJP defends farm laws, Congress seeks their repeal

    Speaking on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament, BJP member Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe said the government is committed to the welfare of farmers and has taken a slew of steps in the last six years in that direction.

  • Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana Patole resigns Feb 04, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana Patole resigns

    Patole, the MLA from Sakoli in Bhandara district, is likely to replace revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat as state Congress president soon, according to party sources.

  • Congress to recruit 5 lakh social media volunteers to take on BJP online: Report Feb 03, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    Congress to recruit 5 lakh social media volunteers to take on BJP online: Report

    Over the past seven years, experts have given the BJP an edge over the Congress across all social media platforms.

  • Govt handing over India's assets to crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi on Union Budget 2021 Feb 01, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    Govt handing over India's assets to crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi on Union Budget 2021

    Prior to the presentation of the budget, Rahul Gandhi said it should provide support to small and medium enterprises, farmers and workers, and generate employment.

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