Politics

I resigned as I felt humiliated, says Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned from the post after a day-long political drama and said he resigned as he felt humiliated. At the same time, he said the "future politics option is always there and I will use that option".

Captain quits in Punjab, takes team along

Just minutes ahead of the crucial Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting on Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reached the Governor's house and submitted his and his council of ministers resignation to him.

Amarinder may step down, aghast at 'humiliation'

Federation of Private school and Association of Punjab conducted various surveys in Punjab schools. On the basis of their survey Desh Bhagat Global School , Mandi Gobindgarh has got award of having best infrastructure. 

Amid Punjab Cong rift, CLP to meet at 5 pm

The Congress has called a quick meeting of its legislative party in Punjab on Saturday at 5 pm in response to MLAs asking for a discussion on issues within the party.

Tewari seeks clarification from govt on US asking India for use of airbase

Congress MP Manish Tewari on Wednesday sought clarification from the government after reports surfaced that the United States has approached India to allow use of airbases situated at North West frontiers.

No moral right to speak on farmer’s crisis, which you could have easily averted in the first place : Punjab CM to Harsimrat

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said no Akali leader, especially former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, had the moral right to speak on the crisis triggered by the Farm Laws, which they could easily have averted when they were part of the central government and party to each of its anti-people decisions.

Congress leader KP Anil Kumar quits party, joins CPI-M

Top Congress leader K.P. Anil Kumar on Tuesday quit the Congress party which he worked closely for the past 43 years, and announced he will remain in public domain and will work closely with the CPI-M.

DKS, Siddaramaiah set out for K'taka Assembly on bullock carts

Key Karnataka Congress leaders on Monday set out for the Vidhana Soudha (the legislative assembly) on bullock carts to register the party's protest against the ruling BJP government's failure to arrest price hike of fuel, LPG cylinder and daily commodities.

UP Cong to take out 'Pratigya Yatra'

The Congress in Uttar Pradesh will take out a 'Congress Pratigya Yatra' with the tagline -- 'Hum Vachan Nibhayenge', ahead of the Assembly elections, due early next year.

Cong not to nominate member in proposed inquiry panel on oppn ruckus in RS

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha on Friday replied to Chairman of the House on the proposal of forming a committee to inquire about the opposition ruckus in the last week of Monsoon Session in August. Sources said Mallikarjun Kharge in the letter wrote, "the party will not nominate a member."

Putin attributes Afghan crisis to imposition of foreign values

The current crisis in Afghanistan is a direct consequence of "irresponsible attempts to impose alien values from the outside" on the country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

2% MSP hike of wheat is a cruel joke, says Congress

A day after the central government hiked MSP of wheat and other agricultural produce, the Congress has said it is nothing but a cruel joke.

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said on Thursday, "Nation has witnessed highest fuel (lifeline of Agri sector) price hike in 75 yrs & lowest MSP hike for wheat in 12 years -- BJP only believes in

K'taka Cong readies itself to attack Bommai govt in upcoming Assembly session

The opposition Congress in Karnataka has decided to launch a full-fledged attack on ruling BJP in the state on the issue of release of caste census, implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) and Mysuru gang rape case in upcoming Assembly session starting from September 13.

UP Cong MLC wants 'chulha', cites rising LPG prices

Uttar Pradesh Congress MLC Deepak Singh has written a letter to the estate department, asking for a 'chulha' (small earthen or brick stove) at his official residence, citing the high price of LPG cylinders.

Govt should 1st convince RSS-affiliate BMS on NMP : Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who has criticised the Centre's National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), on Tuesday asked the government to first convince the RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) on the issue.

BJP can talk to Taliban but not Farmers, says Congress

The Congress has mounted further attack on the BJP-led government in Haryana for suppressing the voice of the farmers by blocking internet in Karnal.

Govt blind to students' distress, postpone NEET exam : Rahul

After the court refused to interfere on dates of the NEET examination, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi came out openly in support of the aspirants.

K'taka Cong locks horns with ruling BJP on NEP

After dubbing the ambitious National Education Policy (NEP) project of ruling BJP as 'Nagpur Education Policy', the Karnataka Congress is planning a revolt on social platforms urging people to register their opinions, views and demands for postponement of its implementation for at least one year.

Chidambaram sidesteps question on Cong-NCP alliance in Goa

 All India Congress Committee senior observer for the Goa polls, P. Chidambaram on Saturday sidestepped questions related to any pre-poll alliance with 'like-minded' parties like the NCP.

'Govt will sell Jaipur's Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort too'

Former Union minister Rajeev Shukla has accused the Central government of selling the nation in the name of monetisation scheme and said if the BJP government is not stopped, it shall soon sell Jaipur's Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort too.

Chidambaram poses 20 tough questions on Rs 6 lakh Cr NMP

Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday posed 20 questions on the Centre's proposed National Monetization Pipeline (NMP) intended to 'monetise' certain assets and earn Rs 6,00,000 crore revenue over the next four years.

Modi govt dangerous for employment : Rahul

After reports of job losses in August, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the Modi government was 'dangerous for employment'.

'Every govt worked to build the country except the current'

Slamming the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera has said all the governments till now worked to build the country except the current NDA government which is "hell-bent on selling everything".

Priyanka slams Centre for no increase in sugarcane prices in 3 yrs

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday slammed the government for not increasing the sugarcane prices in three years, but keeps on increasing the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG.

Sonia to take final call on Prashant Kishor's induction into Cong

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will take a final call on inducting election strategist Prashant Kishor in the party as Congress leaders are divided over the issue. According to party sources, Sonia has already started the consultation process.

Tension brewing in Goa Cong after formation of committees

After formation of state level committee by the All India Congress Committee and subsequent appointments at block level in Goa, several Congress leaders are upset over the issue and have complained to state In charge Dinesh Gundu Rao and General Secretary (organization) K.C. Venugopal.

Amid rift in Chhattisgarh Congress, Singhdeo's presence in Delhi sparks speculation

Amid rift in the Chhattisgarh Congress, Health Minister T.S. Singhdeo is in Delhi while there is no official word from any side but his presence has set off speculation about rotational chief minister in Chhattisgarh. However, sources close to him say that he is on a personal visit and there is no official itinerary.

Cong constitutes committees ahead of Goa polls

Sonia Gandhi on Monday approved several committees ahead of the Assembly polls in Goa. Girish Chodankar has been retained as the state president and former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat will continue as the Congress legislative party leader while Alexio Sequeira is the Working state President.

Scrap power purchase pacts, Sidhu asks Punjab CM

Time and again rapping his party's government in Punjab on the knuckles for its failure to provide free power up to 300 units to the domestic consumers, state Congress President Navjot Sidhu on Monday demanded to extend the one-day Assembly session to terminate the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed with private companies.

Ahead of Harish Rawat's visit to Punjab, factionalism escalates in Cong

Ahead of Congress General Secretary Harish Rawat's visit to Punjab to de-escalate tension between the two factions, the Navjot Singh Sidhu's camp has opened a front against Rawat and challenged his statement on Amarinder.

Punjab rift : Rawat meets Rahul, to visit Chandigarh soon

Amid rift in the Punjab Congress, General Secretary in-charge of the state, Harish Rawat met Rahul Gandhi on Saturday and briefed him about the situation there which has arisen after the statement of Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Is Priyanka proving to be a trouble shooter after Ahmed Patel?

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hopped from 10 Janpath, residence of party president Sonia Gandhi to 12 Tughlak Road, residence of Rahul Gandhi on Friday during the meeting with Bhupesh Baghel. At the end of the three-hour meet, it's status quo in Chhattisgarh and there is no word on leadership change in the state.

Cong G-23 leader Manish Tewari upset over party's silence on Sidhu

Prominent leader of the G-23 group in the Congress, Manish Tewari is upset over the party's silence on Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has used threatening language against the party.

Priyanka slams Yogi over farmer's issues

Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections in the state next year, the Congress has identified issues related to the common people which include inflation, farmer's issues, debt of sugarcane growers and Covid mismanagement.

Baghel, Deo met Rahul Gandhi; no discussion on leadership change (Ld)

Amid rift in Chhattisgarh Congress, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo, but no discussion took place on change of leadership in the state.

Demand to 'replace' Punjab CM gains momentum within Congress again

The demand to 'replace' Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh just months ahead of the Assembly polls once again gained momentum with Congress' 34 'sulking' legislators, comprising four Cabinet ministers, on Tuesday decided to apprise the high command over the widespread dissidence among the party ranks.

Baghel, Deo meet Rahul Gandhi amid rift in Chhattisgarh Congress

Amid rift in Chhattisgarh Congress, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo.

Baghel and Deo met Rahul Gandhi at his residence here on Tuesday.

Its Congress Vs Congress in panchayat elections in Rajasthan

The Congress party in Rajasthan is facing stiff competition from its own members for the ensuing panchayat elections to be held from August 26 to September 1 in six districts of the state namely Bharatpur, Dausa, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur and Sirohi.

Gehlot attacks BJP for weakening anti-defection law

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had brought in the anti-defection law to stop public representatives from moving from one party to another, but the present ruling party has been trying to nullify the law by making them resign to switch parties.

Arrogance of Govt responsible for parliamentary logjam : Tewari

Senior National Spokesperson of the Congress, and Shri Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari today said that it was sheer arrogance of the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the centre which was responsible for the prolonged parliamentary logjam that threatens to washout almost an entire session.

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