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    Congress party not to name CM candidate in Telangana

    Hyderabad: The Congress would not name the Chief Ministerial candidate in poll-bound Telangana, where it would fight the Assembly elections jointly with the TDP, CPI and Telangana Jana Samithi, a key party leader said Wednesday. The AICC In-charge of Telangana, R C Khuntia maintained that the usual practice in the Congress was not to name the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate before any Assembly election.

  • Rahul Gandhi, Kerala floods

    Dictatorship has become a profession under PM Narendra Modi government: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: A day after Congress workers were lathicharged in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district, party President Rahul Gandhi attacked the Narendra Modi government saying that dictatorship has become a “profession” and the attack would be remembered as an act of “political atrocity”. “Under Narendra Modi’s regime, dictatorship has turned into profession. The attack on Congress workers’ fundamental rights by Raman Singh’s government in Bilaspur will be remembered by citizens as an act of political atrocity,”

  • Rafale deal: Congress leaders meet CAG, demand early report on ‘irregularities’ in it

    New Delhi: A delegation of senior Congress leaders Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the Rafale fighter jet deal and asked the auditor to prepare a report on alleged irregularities in it. The Congress delegation handed a memorandum to the CAG and said it expects the truth to prevail after the report on the Rafale deal is made public. “We have given a detailed memorandum along with enclosures on

  • Congress claims it has numbers to form government in Goa

    Panaji: The opposition Congress in Goa on Wednesday claimed that it had the support of over 21 legislators in the 40-member Assembly, giving it enough strength to form the government in the state.

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    15th finance commission: Political parties meet, put forth suggestions

    Mumbai: The Congress party, at its meeting with the finance commission on Tuesday, demanded the implementation of the National Agriculture Development Scheme to control the incidence of suicide by farmers. The party also demanded a change in criteria for allocation of funds to states. However, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded a change in the existing Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in its memorandum submitted to the commission.

  • Bhopal: Kamal Nath’s statement on cutout controversy contradicts Digvijaya Singh’s statement

    The controversy over the absence of cutout of former CM Digvijaya Singh during Rahul Gandhi’s programme, has further intensified with Congress state president Kamal Nath giving a contradictory statement. Nath, during an interaction with media on Tuesday, said that Singh’s cutout could not be put as it was not ready timely.Nath said that he was very angry over the incident and he wished to tender his apology to Singh on this matter.

  • Bhopal: Rahul Gandhi to flag off Ram-van-path-gaman yatra

    AICC national president Rahul Gandhi will flag off the Ram-van-path-gaman yatra of the Congress party.  Congress state president Kamal Nath took a review meeting of the yatra in Bhopal on Tuesday. Notably new dates will be announced the yatra which was earlier slated to begin on September 23. It may begin on September 27. The party will take out yatra through the places which lord Rama crossed during his exile from Ayodhaya

  • Bhopal: Stones pelted on Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan convoy indicates intelligence failure

    For second time in a month, the jan ashirwad yatra of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was attacked upon. Two incident of stone pelting on CM’S convoy has raised security concerns, besides it has also brought to fore the failure of local intelligence. Around 10-12 miscreants pelted stones on the convoy of Chouhan near Kalukhera village in Ujjain district on Monday night. The CM was heading to Nagda from Mahidpur when

  • Leadership vacuum in Goa

    The political and, maybe, even a constitutional crisis has been building up in Goa ever since Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was stricken by a serious, wasting illness earlier this year. He has been in and out of hospital, having been flown to the US for the treatment of pancreatitis, and is presently admitted in the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the national capital. So poor is his health that

  • Why RSS outreach just now?

    Everybody is talking of whether or not Congress and the rest of the Opposition made a mistake not accepting the invitation to attend the RSS meet. But ask about the timing of the meet, why now? Therein, probably, lies a story, or maybe two. One of them linked to the Opposition’s decision to spurn the invite.

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu betrayed us, played with sentiments: Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Kartarpur Sahib row

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu over his claims that Pakistan is willing to open the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. Harsimrat’s comments come in the wake of External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj issuing a clarification earlier on Tuesday, saying that there has been no official communication from the Pakistani government for establishing the corridor that

  • Bhopal: Rahul road show flop, speech visionless, says Narottam Mishra- Minister for public relations

    Minister for public relations Narottam Mishra, termed the road show of Congress national president Rahul Gandhi as a flop show. Mishra, interacting with media persons here on Monday, dubbed Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s address at a public gathering here as “visionless and devoid of any commitment”. He alleged that Rahul even did not come out of the bus to meet the party workers. Commenting on Rahul’ statement on accessibility of common man

  • Bhopal: Tickets on basis of survey, women on priority

    AICC president Rahul Gandhi tried his best to boost the morale of Congress workers. He said for him public comes first then comes Congress workers and after that comes leaders. When Congress forms the government workers voice would be heard and one who does not open doors to a worker would not remain on chair be it minister or chief minister.

  • Bhopal: Rahul Gandhi blows poll bugle in MP amid chanting of mantras

    Playing a soft Hindutva card, Congress national president Rahul Gandhi began his Sankalp Yatra in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Monday here amidst blowing of conch shells and blessings of Hindu priests. Before hopping on to a bus for the 13-km-long roadshow, Gandhi performed a ‘puja’. Giving a religious tone to the entire ceremony, ‘Kanya Poojan’ of 11 minor girls were performed by the Congress leaders including Rahul, party state unit president Kamal

  • Student election isn’t a political referendum

    Political parties are quite naturally inclined to talk up their successes and underplay the significance of setbacks. Under the circumstances, the elation in the BJP over the ABVP’s victory in three of the four elected posts for the Delhi University Student’s Union is understandable. Likewise, it is also entirely predictable that the Congress has blamed faulty EVMs for its failure to hold on to the body. Blaming defeats on electoral irregularities has,