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  • 34% MLAs crorepati, 37% with criminal cases: An analysis of the outgoing West Bengal Assembly Mar 06, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    34% MLAs crorepati, 37% with criminal cases: An analysis of the outgoing West Bengal Assembly

    Elections in the state will be held in eight phases, beginning on March 27 and ending on April 29. One of the constituencies going to polls in the second phase is Nandigram from where TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to contest.

  • In-Depth | The Congress G-23: A pressure group or honest well-wishers of the Grand Old Party? Mar 05, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    In-Depth | The Congress G-23: A pressure group or honest well-wishers of the Grand Old Party?

    Perturbed by the free fall of the Congress, a handful of party veterans have gotten together to demand an overhaul of the organisation that has suffered a series of humiliating defeats at the Lok Sabha and assembly elections since 2014.

  • Tamil Nadu Assembly poll: Congress seeks fair deal from DMK based on mutual respect Mar 03, 2021 08:07 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Assembly poll: Congress seeks fair deal from DMK based on mutual respect

    Dinesh Rao, former President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, said he is reaching Chennai on Wednesday and further meetings on seat-sharing are slated on Thursday and Friday.

  • Congress forms screening panels for Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry polls Mar 02, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Congress forms screening panels for Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry polls

    The screening committee of the Congress for the eight-phased West Bengal Assembly polls starting March 27 will have Delhi leader J P Aggarwal as its chairman.

  • Central govt only concerned about the rich and powerful: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Mar 02, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Central govt only concerned about the rich and powerful: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    Interacting with women workers of the Sadharu Tea Estate near, Priyank Gandhi Vadra said farmers have been protesting in and around the national capital for months, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to meet them and end the impasse.

  • Assam Elections | Will provide 200 units of electricity for free monthly if elected to power: Priyanka Gandhi Mar 02, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Assam Elections | Will provide 200 units of electricity for free monthly if elected to power: Priyanka Gandhi

    Priyanka Gandhi was also seen interacting with the workers of Assam's tea estates, ahead of her rally in Tezpur on March 2.

  • Anand Sharma's remarks on Congress alliance in West Bengal serving polarising agenda of BJP: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Mar 02, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    Anand Sharma's remarks on Congress alliance in West Bengal serving polarising agenda of BJP: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

    Anand Sharma had on Monday slammed Congress' association with the ISF led by Muslim cleric Abbas Siddiqui in West Bengal, contending that it was against the "Gandhian and Nehruvian secularism" and the party cannot be selective in fighting "communalists".

  • Gujarat local bodies polls: BJP surges ahead of Congress Mar 02, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    Gujarat local bodies polls: BJP surges ahead of Congress

    Counting of votes is underway since 9 am in 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats, and 231 taluka panchayats where elections were held on Sunday.

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad praises PM Narendra Modi, says he doesn't hide his true self Feb 28, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Ghulam Nabi Azad praises PM Narendra Modi, says he doesn't hide his true self

    We are political rivals, but I appreciate that he doesn't hide his true self. Those who do, are living in bubble, said Ghulam Nabi Azad.

  • Congress collapsing across India due to dynasty politics, says Amit Shah Feb 28, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Congress collapsing across India due to dynasty politics, says Amit Shah

    Addressing an election rally of BJP here, an enclave of the union territory, Shah claimed the Congress government, which collapsed earlier this month after losing majority, indulged in "petty politics" over Central schemes meant for Puducherry.

  • Assam Election 2021: Congress gives away iPhones, cash prizes to ‘Assam Bachao’ winners Feb 28, 2021 10:51 AM IST

    Assam Election 2021: Congress gives away iPhones, cash prizes to ‘Assam Bachao’ winners

    Winners of the social media campaign highlighted a range of issues from the maintenance of transport facilities, child labour to the haphazard garbage disposal.

  • Congress looking for much-needed wins in upcoming assembly polls with the help of allies Feb 28, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Congress looking for much-needed wins in upcoming assembly polls with the help of allies

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has already started a high-pitched campaign in the southern states and has also toured Assam, though the party is yet to finalise seat-sharing with allies.

  • '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.

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