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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Hollywood star John Cusack supports Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star John Cusack on Saturday extended his support to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra and said he stands in solidarity with “anti-fascists everywhere”. Cusack, the star of blockbusters such as “Serendipity”, “High Fidelity”, “Con Air” and “2012”, has been vocal about various global issues on social media. Taking to Twitter, […]

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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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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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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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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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Will announce formation of new party within 10 days, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

BARAMULLA: Ghulam Nabi Azad, who recently parted ways with the Congress, on Sunday said he will announce the formation of his new political party within 10 days and asserted that its ideology will be “independent”. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said the agenda of the new political outfit would be to struggle for […]

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