The Congress has been completely isolated over the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Cabinet's decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail.
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The UPA Cabinet decision allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail is proving to be a major headache for the Congress-led Government as the Opposition and even some of its own constituents like the Trinamool Congress and the DMK have come out openly against the move and demanded an immediate rollback of the decision.
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be addressing a two day convention of the youth congress on Monday.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's move to open India's protected retail sector to global supermarket giants last week surprised critics who had written him off as a policy ditherer, but he was probably motivated by expedience rather than any reformist zeal.
The issues of price rise and Telangana created turmoil in Parliament for the third day today as agitated Opposition members raised slogans leading to two adjournments of both Houses.
A congressional "super committee" is expected to formally announce on Monday that its three-month-long effort to forge a USD1.2 trillion deficit reduction plan has failed, aides told Reuters.
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today underlined the urgency to check rising prices, saying it was also having its impact on UPA allies.
"Decide whether you want to stay with us or not", was a fresh ultimatum served to the Congress party by Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday after a protest rally by Youth Congress against alleged attacks on party workers by Trinamool activists.
BJP president Nitin Gadkari today said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should apologise to the nation for the 'political conspiracy' under which BJP whistle-blowers were jailed in the cash-for-vote scam.
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has lashed out at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for his comments on migrants from Uttar Pradesh, saying though the migrant population has "destroyed" Mumbai, his party never called them beggars.
The battle for Uttar Pradesh has well and truly begun with all the major political parties in the state sounding their bugle for what is expected to a fiercely contested four-way battle for securing power in Lucknow after the 2012 Assembly elections.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday said that she favoured the reorganisation of the state to ensure better development.
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday kicked off the party's campaign for the 2012 Uttar Pradesh assembly election in Phulpur by saying that UPites have been forced by failed governments to beg in Maharashtra.
Rahul Gandhi's comments on migration of people from UP to other states for jobs today sparked a political slugfest as BJP termed it as an 'insult' to the people.
The Congress has sounded the poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh as Rahul Gandhi hit the campaign trail from his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru's constituency Phulpur, about 30 kms from Allahabad.
Congress today refused to speculate as to whether Rahul Gandhi would be appointed as the working president of the party this month, but maintained he was already playing a prominent role in crucial decisions.
Angry over the latest petrol price hike, Trinamool Congress, the second largest constituent of the Congress-led ruling United Progressive Alliance at the centre, has called an emergency parliamentary party meeting here on Friday to decide the party's future course of action.
The Delhi court dismissed the bail pleas of accused in the 2G scam, which has come as a shock to most. Despite there being no objection from the prosecution, the bail petition has been rejected. The court might have assumed that the accused are capable of interfering, persuading and threatening the witnesses, said Cho Ramaswamy.
Team Anna, Congress condemned 'unnecessary statements' on Lokpal issue by 'some groups' despite repeated assertions by UPA leaders including Sonia Gandhi about their resolve to carry out all reforms to put an end to corruption.
In an obvious reference to Team Anna, Congress condemned 'unnecessary statements' on Lokpal issue by 'some groups' despite repeated assertions by UPA leaders including Sonia Gandhi about their resolve to carry out all reforms to put an end to corruption.
Facing allegations of financial misconduct, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal today said that he will quit the anti-graft movement if "corruption of even Rs 10 is proved" against him.
As the congress-led UPA government has been buffeted by corruption scams, the past few months have offered a huge opportunity to the country's principal opposition party. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, president of BJP, Nitin Gadkari answers on whether the BJP managed to capitalise on the Congress and UPA's misfortunes in the past few months.
The Congress hit back at Azim Premji after the IT czar slammed the UPA for absence of decision making, saying Premji should mention specific area of concern.