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  • Rahul and Sonia Gandhi’s pleas challenging tax reassessment reveals deep rooted corruption in Congress, says BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP Tuesday said Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi’s pleas against the IT department’s decision to reopen their 2011-2012 tax assessments reveal “deep seated corruption” in the party. Rahul Gandhi needs to answer many questions, Union minister Smriti Irani said, a day after the Delhi High Court dismissed the Gandhis’ challenge to reopen their tax assessments in connection with a case related to the  National Herald newspaper. “Yesterday’s court

  • Centre, TN playing politics over Rajiv case convicts: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress Monday accused the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government of “playing politics” over a cabinet recommendation to release all seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, adding that the State cannot derelict its duty in punishing terrorists.

  • Cash-strapped Cong wants Ahmed to fill up party coffers

    New Delhi : In a major reshuffle in the Congress at the top, Rahul Gandhi gave a birthday gift to his mother’s former political secretary Ahmed Patel (69) by making him the party’s treasurer, a key post given only to the most trusted man of the party president. He had held the post as treasurer also from 1996 to 2000.

  • Demand for JPC probe in Rafale scam rocks Parl

    New Delhi : The Congress created pandemonium in both Houses of the Parliament on the last day of the monsoon session on Friday, demanding a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the alleged irregularities in the purchase of French Rafale fighter aircraft.

  • No lack of unity in Opposition, says Sonia Gandhi

    Delhi/Patna: United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that the defeat in the election to the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman post should not be perceived as lack of unity in the Opposition.

  • CWC is ‘corruption wali committee’: BJP

    New Delhi : The BJP on Saturday described the ongress Working Committee (CWC) as “corruption wali committee” (committee of corruption) hours after it resolved to take on the government on the issue of graft, reports PTI..

  • Sonia Gandhi’s key adviser Ahmed Patel in ED net; probe agency says Rs 25 lakh delivered to Patel’s residency

    New Delhi: It seems the ED is spreading the dragnet for another top Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who is known for his proximity to the Gandhis. The basis of the probe is a startling allegation contained in a remand copy of a person arrested by the directorate in the Sterling Biotech case. The allegation, in turn, stems from an under-oath statement of a ‘cash courier’ that he delivered Rs 25 lakh at

  • ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ Cast: Can you recognise these political figures?

    Anupam Kher’s upcoming flick ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has him playing India’s former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. Recently, the makers shared a new photo featuring the entire cast of the film. The picture has a depiction of the PM himself and other political figures in the 2004-14 UPA cabinet.

  • Rahul Gandhi turns 48, Congress in celebration mood

    New Delhi: The atmosphere outside Congress headquarters in Delhi turned into a festive mode, as party workers, in a jubilant mood celebrated the birthday of their party president Rahul Gandhi, who turned 48 on Tuesday. This is Rahul’s first birthday after taking over the reins of the party from his mother Sonia Gandhi in December last year.

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    Kumaraswamy’s remarks absolutely demeaning: BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP on Monday termed as “absolutely demeaning” the remarks of Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy that he was at mercy of Congress and not of the state’s 6.5 crore people, saying he has become “chief manager of the Congress’ ATM machine” in the state. Talking to media persons here, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said Kumaraswamy’s remarks were akin to abusing democracy.