NCP leader Patel was a member of the Union Cabinet and served as civil aviation minister from 2004 to 2009 in the first term of the UPA government led by the Congress. Gandhi had served as the UPA chairperson.
Addressing a poll rally in Kharkhoda here on Sunday, Khattar launched a fierce attack on the Congress and the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), asking the voters to show the door to these "family-based parties".
In the upcoming Assembly polls, the picture looks bleak for the Congress with its cadres demoralised and its leadership in disarray.
Singh said he hoped the courts would render justice in Chidambaram's case.
The Congress chief aims to provide effective and good governance to the people in Congress-ruled states and help resolve their problems, sources said.
Sonia Gandhi said the former prime minister's 75th birth anniversary is not a ritual being marked by the Congress, but an occasion to reaffirm its resolve to uphold the values that inspired him.
The Congress high command hasn’t been receptive to Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s demand that PCC chief Ashok Talwar be removed. With patience wearing thin, Hooda is reportedly planning to launch a breakaway party soon.
Sooner or later Sonia Gandhi will have to address the question of Congress’ ideological stance and on how the party intends to deal with the BJP juggernaut.
Multiple challenges now await Sonia Gandhi, including keeping the flock together, fighting the Assembly polls against a dominant BJP, bringing the party’s ‘old guard’ and young leaders together and rebuilding the grassroots base
Gandhi could be at the helm of the party until the round of elections— also including Delhi Assembly polls, scheduled for February next year, and Bihar state elections later in 2020— conclude
Sonia Gandhi was on August 10 appointed as interim president of the Congress at a crucial meeting of the party's working committee in New Delhi.
Congress' highest decision-making body turned to Sonia Gandhi's experience, to lead it in what the CWC described as "trying times"
In her condolence letter to Swaraj's husband, Swaraj Kaushal, Gandhi said she shared a warm personal relationship with the senior BJP leader after being together as colleagues in the Lok Sabha for many years.
This is the first time that Smriti Irani, who was earlier a Rajya Sabha member, has been given a front row seat in Parliament. Amit Shah and Ravi Shankar Prasad had front row seats in the Upper House earlier
During her three terms as Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit did not pander to the Left or the Right or cultivation of vote banks — she worked hard and provided an efficient government responsive to the citizenry.
Raj Thackeray believes that his campaign during the Lok Sabha elections, where he singularly focused on targeting Narendra Modi and the BJP, is a testament of his sincerity and this will convince the scattered opposition parties to unite.
They exchanged views on the political situation in the state in view of the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra
In a veiled attack on the Gandhi family, PM Modi said his government did not put anyone behind bars because they have respect for the law of the land
Gandhi, who retained the Rae Bareli constituency, took her oath in Hindi on the second day of the maiden session of the new Lok Sabha.
Sonia was accompanied by her daughter and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on her maiden visit to the parliamentary constituency after retaining the seat in the Lok Sabha elections.
The leaders held wide-ranging discussions on improving the ties between the two countries, sources said, adding that it was a "courtesy visit".
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh proposed Sonia Gandhi's name which was unanimously approved by all the MPs at a CPP meeting held here in the shadow of leadership crisis after Rahul Gandhi announced his decision to quit as Congress president.
The meeting was attended by the party's 52 newly elected Lok Sabha MPs and Rajya Sabha members.
The two Congress leaders are among those invited by the prime minister to the ceremony.
Gandhi has won by a margin of 1,67,178 votes, the Election Commission's website said. While Gandhi got 5,34,918 votes, Singh secured 3,67,740 votes.