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Congress links PM Modi’s Bengal visit to elections next year

The Karnataka Congress on Friday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to cyclone Amphan ravaged West Bengal as “double standards” while pointing out that he did not visit Karnataka during the floods in 2019 and tried to draw a connection between the visit and Assembly elections there next year. “We stand in solidarity with cyclone-affected...

Sonia Gandhi criticises Centre, says Rs 20 lakh cr economic package a “cruel joke”

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday criticised the Union government for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent migrant crisis in the country. During the first online meeting of opposition parties to discuss the coronavirus crisis, the Congress chief said the government has abandoned any pretence of being democratic, has no compassion for...

Congress leader Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha has informed that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Jha made the announcement on Twitter on Friday afternoon. He has not shown any symptoms of the virus and has been placed under home quarantine in Mumbai. “I have tested positive for COVID-19. As I am asymptomatic, I am in home quarantine...

FIR against Sonia Gandhi for tweet on PM-CARES Fund by Congress

A case has been registered against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Karnataka in connection with a tweet posted on the party’s official handle alleging misuse of PM-CARES Fund, police said. The Sagara town police in Shivamogga district registered the case on Wednesday based on a complaint by Praveen K V, who alleged that @INCIndia, the...

Cong MLA targets her own party on bus row as ‘cruel joke’, praises Yogi

Rebel Congress MLA from Raebareily, Aditi Singh, who was earlier known to be close to the Gandhi family, has once again targeted her own party over the bus row in Uttar Pradesh. Aditi Singh has said most of the buses that were supposed to be sent for the migrant labourers are smaller vehicles and asked...

UP Police books 20 Congress leaders for violating lockdown

The Uttar Pradesh Police has registered an FIR against Congress leaders for violating lockdown restrictions by moving buses arranged to transport the migrants to Noida. Amid a war of letters between the Uttar Pradesh government and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over buses for migrants, the Congress leaders started moving 100 buses to Noida...

Migrant Woes: FM takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi, terms him “dramabaaz”

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said its leader Rahul Gandhi is doing a “drama” and asked the political parties to refrain from politicising the plight of migrant workers and behave responsibly on the issue. Sitharaman after announcing the Rs 20-lakh crore economic package said the government would seek cooperation from all parties including the...

Rs20 lakh crore package: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi bats for direct cash transfer, urges a rethink on stimulus

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the government must reconsider the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package. Gandhi said the focus should be on direct cash transfers to people as migrants workers, who are walking home with an empty stomach, farmers and such don’t need loans but money. “Today our poor people...

Mamata Banerjee terms Centre’s economic package as “big zero”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday slammed the central government, claiming the special economic package announced by it has nothing for states and is “a big zero”. Banerjee alleged the government was “misleading people” during the COVID-19 crisis. “The special economic package announced by the Union government is nothing but...

Ensure home loans to poor are interest free, waive off power bill for farmers, Priyanka writes to UP CM

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to ensure that no interest is charged on home loans availed by the poor and middle class. She has also sought waiver of power bills of farmers for four months. In a letter to the UP chief minister, she sought a...

Spread of Covid19 in state began with Namaste Trump event in Ahmedabad: Cong state chief

Gujarat Congress in the state has said that the Covdi19 infection in the state had begun spreading with the organisation of the ‘Namaste Trump’ event in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda said that the Donald Trump Welcome Committee and the Gujarat Cricket Association should be probed for their role. The event was held at...

What after May 17? Sonia Gandhi asks Centre about plan post lockdown

“What after May 17?” Sonia Gandhi has asked the Centre following a meeting held with chief ministers of state where Congress is in power. The Congress president wanted to know how the Centre planned to move ahead after the third phase of lockdown came to an end on May 17. She also questioned the government...