Gujarat Exclusive >

congress

Kapil Sibal quits Congress, files nomination for Rajya Sabha with SP support

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal is the latest to jump off the Congress ship. Backed by the Samajwadi Party, he filed the nomination as an independent candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Kapil Sibal said he had tendered his resignation from the Congress on May 16 itself. According...

After chintan shivir, Congress forms panels to focus on 2024 polls

New Delhi: Hoping to revive the party’s prospects in the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has constituted three panels that will focus on the general elections. The constitution of the panels comes close on the heels of the Nav Sankalp chintan shivir of Congress in Udaipur in Rajasthan. The three panels...

Day after SC order, Navjyot Singh Sidhu seeks time to surrender

The SC had set aside the earlier relief given to him and awarded him 1-year rigorous imprisonment   New Delhi: Former cricketer-turned-politician Navjyot Singh Sidhu has sought time to surrender before court to serve his sentence, a day after the Supreme Court ordered him to undergo one year of rigorous imprisonment. The punishment was in...

Former Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar joins BJP

Chandigarh: Days after resigning from Congress, former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar joined the BJP on Thursday. He was inducted into the Saffron party in presence of BJP national president JP Nadda. Sunil Jakhar had announced his resignation from the party via Facebook Live on Saturday. “Three generations of my family served the Congress party...

Navjyot Singh Sidhu awarded 1-year jail for 1988 road rage case

He and his associated were accused of hitting a man over parking spot, leading to his death   New Delhi: Congress leader and former cricketer Navjyot Singh Sidhu was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a road rage case of 1988. Sidhu and his associate Rupinder Singh Sandhu had allegedly got...

Hardik Patel resigns as Gujarat Congress working president

Ahmedabad: Patidar leader Hardik Patel has resigned from all posts in the Congress party, including that of working president of the Gujarat unit. He sent his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The letter was extremely critical of the functioning of the party. In his letter, Hardik Patel accused senior leaders of lacking seriousness....

Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar announces resignation as party brainstorms in Udaipur

Chandigarh: Former Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar announced his resignation from the party on Facebook on Saturday. He did a Facebook live to announce his decision, ending it with “Good luck and Goodbye, Congress”. His resignation comes on the second day of the party’s Nav Sankalp Chintan Shibir. Hours earlier, he had taken off all...

Congress considers ‘one family, one ticket’ formula; conditions apply

Senior leaders, including the Gandhis, may be exempted from the rule that is being discussed at the ongoing Chintan Shibir in Udaipur   Udaipur: The Congress party is considering implementing the “one family, one ticket” for elections in the future. This discussion, as well as other matters, are on the agenda of the ongoing Nav...

Hardik Patel takes Congress off his Twitter profile

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel has dropped the name of the party and his designation from his Twitter profile. This is just the latest move by the Patidar politician that has added fuel to the speculations about his quitting the party. Hardik Patel’s earlier profile on the micro blogging site read, “Proud Indian...

Kamal Nath resigns as MP Congress legislature party chief

Congress president Sonia Gandhi accepts his resignation New Delhi: The revamping in Congress continues. After Kumari Selja resigned as Haryana Congress president, Kamal Nath stepped down from the post of leader of Congress Legislature Party in Madhya Pradesh. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has accepted his resignation, PTI quoted sources as saying. Kamal Nath will be...

Congress Haryana unit revamped; Udai Bhan replaces Kumari Selja as state chief

Chandigarh: The Congress on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Kumari Selja from the post of Haryana Congress president. “Hon’ble Congress President has accepted the resignation of Kumari Selja from the post of the President, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect,” read a statement by senior party leader KC Venugopal. Selja said she had...

Prashant Kishor declines offer to join Congress

New Delhi: After a couple of rounds of talks and amid lots of speculations, master election strategist Prashant Kishor has declined the offer to join Congress. The development was confirmed by Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala According to Surjewala, Prashant Kishor had constituted an Empowered Action Group and had invited him to be part of that...