Politics

Wont be a surprise if Bikram Majithia follows Sirsa to join BJP soon : Warring

Underlining that joining of Manjinder Singh Sirsa's joining had exposed Akali companionship with BJP, Raja Warring on Thursday said it won't be a surprise if Bikram Majithia follows suit and joins BJP soon.

Capt Amarinder a state liability, Punjabis will teach him and BJP a lifetime lesson in 2022, says Raja Warring

Reiterating the party commitment to bring every offender to book, the Transport Minister Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Wednesday said that former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is a state liability and the people will teach both him and BJP a lifetime lesson in forthcoming polls.

Priyanka attacks Yogi govt over law and order

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over the poor law-and-order situation.

Punjab CM exhorts people to wipe out AAP and SAD from electoral scene in ensuing Assembly polls

Giving a clarion call to wipe out AAP and SAD from the electoral scene in the ensuing Assembly polls, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday said it is now crystal clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Captain Amarinder Singh and Badals are hand in glove to barter away the interests of Punjab be

Cong to hold rally against inflation on Dec 12 in Delhi

The Congress on Friday said that it will hold a rally in Delhi on December 12 against fuel price rise and inflation. The rally will be addressed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders from across the country.

Amarinder connived with Badals on cable TV business: Sidhu

In an attempt to expose a 'nexus' between the Badal family and his party's former leader and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, state Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said as a Cabinet minister he had proposed a new law to recover stolen state taxes from cable TV business company Fastway Transmissions but was stalled by the latter.

Sibal attacks govt over rise in prices of fuel, vegetables

Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday attacked the Centre over the inflation, and said it has reached 'milestones' in price graphs.

Sibal said in a tweet, "Price graphs Price: petrol: Rs 103 per litre diesel: Rs 83 per litre tomatoes: Rs 85 to Rs 125 per kilo Signal milestones! Acchhe Din!"

After reshuffle, Rajasthan Cong leaders lobby for party posts

After the cabinet reshuffle in Rajasthan, the Congress leaders are now lobbying for the organisational posts and eyeing vacancies in boards and corporations for their supporters.

Baghel, Pilot to meet Sonia Gandhi on Friday

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Rajasthan's former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot are scheduled to meet Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi here on Friday, sources said, adding that the agenda for discussion could be different for both the leaders.

Nawab Malik: I am not alone in this fight

Nationalist Congress Party Minister Nawab Malik on Thursday dismissed the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's charges that he was waging a "solitary battle" without anybody from the Maha Vikas Aghadi government backing him.

Rafale row: Cong to amp up pressure for JPC probe during winter session

In the wake of new "revelations" on the Rafale fighter jet deal, the Congress will step up its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the "dubious" deal in the winter session of Parliament.

Its Cong vs. Cong in Punjab on AG removal

Congress MP from Punjab Manish Tewari and party's former state chief Sunil Jakhar have targeted Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi over the removal of Advocate General A.P.S. Deol.

Priyanka attacks Yogi govt over 'pathetic' condition of cow shelters

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday targeted the Uttar Pradesh government, saying that the condition of cow shelters in the state was "pathetic".

Punjab Cong to get a booster, AAP MLA set to join

Amid crisis, the Congress in poll-bound Punjab is all set to welcome an MLA from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who has resigned from the party.

AAP is one of the main challengers of the Congress in the state.

Oppn targets Centre on 'discontinuation' of PMGKAY

The opposition on Tuesday attacked the Union government over "discontinuation" of PMGKAY, saying the scheme should at least continue till March 2022 as the country ranked 101 in the 2021 Global Hunger Index and was facing unemployment issues.

No compromise formula evolved yet to douse fire in Punjab Congress

The problems in the Punjab Congress seem to be far from over as the Channi government is being constantly cornered by its own state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and the top leadership has failed to evolve a consensus among the warring factions.

Yes, I was invited for cruiser party: Maha Congress minister

Confirming the revelations by Nationalist Congress Party Minister Nawab Malik, his Congress colleague and Mumbai Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh on Monday said he was also invited for the Cordelia Cruise party which was busted on October 2 by the Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede.

Manish Tewari targets Punjab govt for not challenging increased BSF jurisdictions

Congress MP from Anandpur Sahib Manish Tewari on Monday targeted Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi for not challenging the issue of increased BSF jurisdiction in the Supreme Court and wondered whether the opposition was "tokenism".

Kamal Nath meets Sonia Gandhi, discusses bypoll results

Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief Kamal Nath called on Sonia Gandhi on Saturday to discuss political situation and issues pertaining to Madhya Pradesh. The meeting gains significance after the bypoll results in which the party has performed well in some states.

Winds will blow against BJP in 2022: Chidambaram after bypoll results

Buoyed by the bypoll results, Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the electoral winds were now blowing against the BJP.

Taking to Twitter, he said: "Here is a thought provoking analysis of the results of by-elections in 30 Assembly constituencies, BJP won seven seats and its declared allies won eight seats.

Democratic values need to be protected at all costs: Rahul

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi greeted several States which are marking their Formation Days on Monday. He said that the 'democratic values need to be protected at any cost as the States were carved for this'.

Israeli Ambassador said Pegasus was bought by govt: Chidambaram

After the Israeli Ambassador said that the Pegasus spyware was sold to the government, former Home Minister P. Chidambaram said that the first skeleton has tumbled out.

Cong promises to reduce VAT on petrol in Goa if it comes to power in 2022

The Congress will lower the state government-imposed value added tax (VAT) on petrol to make the fuel cheaper, if the party comes to power in the 2022 state assembly poll, South Goa Congress MP Francisco Sardinha has said.

Perturbed by SC order that many refused to be in Pegasus probe panel: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that he was "perturbed" by the statement in the Supreme Court order that many persons when requested to be a member of a Committee to probe the Pegasus controversy, had "politely declined".

Captain Amarinder Singh today formally joined BJP : Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

Captain Amarinder Singh has today formally joined the BJP. Informally and internally, he had joined the BJP long ago but today the former Chief Minister has let the cat out of the bag by announcing formation of a new party and negotiating seats with the BJP. 

Rahul, Priyanka on campaign trail this weekend

The Congress is going to kickstart its campaign for Goa and Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls this weekend with senior leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leading the charge.

Kejriwal to make two-day visit to Punjab

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will reach Punjab on Thursday on a two-day trip.

According to sources, Kejriwal will visit Sangrur, Mansa and Bathinda on October 28 and 29.

Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh may launch political party on Wednesday

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh may announce the launch of his own political party on Wednesday.

An indication in this regard came on Tuesday when his media advisor Raveen Thukral extended an invite to the media for Amarinder Singh's press briefing in Chandigarh.

FB has become 'fakebook' says Cong, seeks JPC

Congress has demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the continued 'favouritism' shown by Facebook towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and has alleged that the social media platform has become 'fakebook'.

Priyanka promises to give healthcare up to Rs 10L free in UP

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has promised free healthcare up to Rs 10 lakh if the party comes to power in the state.

Libyan PM stresses support for upcoming elections

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah has stressed his government's support for the upcoming elections scheduled to be held in December.

Dbeibah made his remarks during a speech at the Libya Stabilization Conference held in the capital Tripoli on Thursday.

Income of 97% household has decreased : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Centre over the issue of inflation, saying the income of 97 per cent household has declined.

Cong to start campaign against price rise on Nehru's birthday

Amid price rise of essential commodities and petroleum products, the Congress has decided to start its mass jan jagran campaign from November 14, the birth anniversary of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, which will continue till November 29.

Priyanka announces 40% tickets to women in UP polls

In a major decision that could prove to be a game-changer for the Congress, in particular and, Indian politics, in general, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Tuesday, announced that her party would give 40 per cent tickets to women in the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Paddy procurement not being done on MSP in UP: Priyanka

Congres General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday accused the government of not procuring paddy on MSP, compelling the farmers to sell their produce below market price in the open market.

Pilot loyalists want nothing less than leadership change now

Amid the ongoing feud between the Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot camps in Rajasthan, Pilot supporters now want to compromise on nothing less than the leadership change as the long-awaited cabinet reshuffle and expansion along with the delayed political appointments have left them frustrated.

Sonia slams Congress leaders for speaking to media

Addressing the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, interim President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday slammed party leaders for speaking to the media.

In her opening remarks, she said: "I have always appreciated frankness. There is no need to speak to me through the media. So let us all have a free and honest discussion. 

Sidhu meets Rahul Gandhi, withdraws resignation as Punjab Cong president

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu who resigned as the chief of party's Punjab unit last month has met former party president Rahul Gandhi at his residence here following which he withdrew his resignation. Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat was also present in the meeting.

Gehlot to meet Sonia after 8 months, a day ahead of CWC

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is slated to meet Sonia Gandhi on Friday, eight months after he last met the interim Congress President. The meeting comes a day ahead of the Congress working Committee (CWC) meeting to be held on Saturday.

'Disgruntled' Sidhu sounds hopeful after Congress meeting

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as the party's Punjab unit head last month over 'dissatisfaction' with the shake-up in the state, has expressed hope that his concerns would be taken up properly, and all decisions made in the interest of the party and Punjab.

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