Congress president poll: K N Tripathi’s nomination rejected, it’s Mallikarjun Kharge vs Shashi Tharoor

NEW DELHI: Former Jharkhand minister K N Tripathi’s nomination for the Congress presidential poll was rejected on Saturday, setting up a contest between party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor. The three had filed nominations on Friday, the last day of the process. Addressing a press conference at the Congress headquarters here, AICC Central Election […]

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Congress will not retain its Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, says CM Vijayan

THRISSUR: The Congress will not be able to retain the Lok Sabha seats it had won during the 2019 Parliamentary elections in the state as MPs including, Rahul Gandhi, have ‘failed’ to resist the BJP in the national polity, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. The Chief Minister also taunted the Congress party over […]

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Have decided to contest for Congress president’s post: Ashok Gehlot

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday made it clear he will fight for the party’s president post and said irrespective of the outcome, it is necessary to work in a united manner and ensure the party emerges as a strong opposition. Any call on his successor to head the Rajasthan government will […]

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Sonia Gadnhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to participate in ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in Karnataka

NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would participate in the Karnataka leg of the “Bharat Jodo Yatra” led by Rahul Gandhi that will be entering the state on September 30, state party chief D K Shivakumar said on Friday. Noting that the Karnataka Congress has made preparations for the yatra by […]

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One-man, one-post commitment expected to be maintained: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: As the Congress prepares for a likely contest to the party’s top post after decades, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday batted for the “one-man, one-post” concept in lines with the Chintan Shivir reforms and indicated he may not run for the party president’s post. Gandhi’s statement comes amid speculations that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok […]

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India approves change in land allotment category for political parties

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government (Centre and government of India) has changed the category of the land allotted to political parties for their offices in Delhi from ‘institutional’ to government-to-government’ transfer, which will significantly bring down the dues. The government approved the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry’s proposal in this regard earlier this […]

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Mamata Banerjee ready to bury differences with Cong to form anti-BJP front: Sharad Pawar

MUMBAI: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee is ready to bury her differences with the Congress in the national interests, and come together to form an alliance of opposition parties ahead of the 2024 general elections. Speaking to reporters here, Pawar also said he […]

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Will lend my car if anybody wants to leave Congress for BJP: Kamal Nath

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath on Sunday said the party would not stop anyone from quitting and that he would lend his car if any member wants to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Nath’s comment came amid the exodus from Congress and four days after eight MLAs of the Grand Old Party […]

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Bharat Jodo Yatra’s usefulness for Congress and Rahul Gandhi cannot be denied: Sharad Pawar

PUNE: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday acknowledged the “usefulness” of the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi for the Congress leader and his party. He also hinted that he was not against the inclusion of Congress if the Opposition unity takes shape for the 2024 elections. Speaking to reporters in Solapur district of […]

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Congress president poll: Jairam Ramesh bats for consensus, upholds “prominence” of Nehru-Gandhi family

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the process for electing the new Congress president round the corner, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh has batted for “consensus” in selecting the new AICC chief and sought to uphold the “prominence” of the Nehru-Gandhi family in the organisational matters in any sort of emerging situation. Ramesh, the AICC general secretary in-charge Communication, […]

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