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Ghulam Nabi Azad resigns from Congress, writes vitriolic letter to Sonia

Blames Rahul Gandhi, ‘coterie’ of sycophants for downfall of Congress   New Delhi: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from all positions in the party, including the primary membership. In a strongly worded letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had joined the party in the mid...

Gujarat: Congress promises loan waiver up to Rs 3 lakh, free daily power for 10 hours to farmers

Gandhinagar: It’s raining election sops in Gujarat. After the Aam Aadmi Party, now the Gujarat Congress has announced its promises for people ahead of the state Assembly elections, scheduled for December this year. The party has promised loan waiver up to Rs 3 lakh and 10 hours of free electricity daily to farmers if voted...

Congress’s nationwide protests: Several, including Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, detained

New Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi as well as party MPs, including Shashi Tharoor, were detained on Friday during the protest march against issues like inflation, GST on food items and unemployment. Congress leaders launched a protest from the Parliament to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday. Protests were held at several places...

Senior leaders Naresh Raval, Raju Parmar to quit Congress, join BJP

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Congress leaders Naresh Raval and Raju Parmar are all set to resign from the party and join the BJP. Naresh Raval is the former leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, and Raju Parmar is a former Congress MP. There are reports that they will join the BJP on August 17. Their resignations...

Trouble for Congress in Chhattisgarh? BJP moves no-confidence motion against CM Bhupesh Baghel

Matter to be discussed in Chhattisgarh Assembly on Wednesday   Raipur: In fresh tension for Congress in Chhattisgarh, the BJP has moved a no-confidence motion against the Bhupesh Baghel government. The matter will come up for discussion in the Assembly in Raipur on Wednesday. There are already anxieties over the ongoing turf war between Bhupesh...

Ahmed Patel tried to destablise Modi govt in Gujarat, alleges SIT; Cong calls it ‘mischievous’

SIT claims Teesta Setalvad received Rs 30 lakh at his behest   New Delhi/ Ahmedabad: Late Congress leader Ahmed Patel had led a conspiracy to destabilise the then Narendra Modi government in the state, the special investigation team (SIT) of Gujarat police said. The SIT, which is investigating the role of activist Teesta Setalvad in...
Congress appoints Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel as senior observers for Gujarat, Himachal Assembly polls

Congress appoints Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel as senior observers for Gujarat, Himachal Assembly polls

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has appointed Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel as senior observers for the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh respectively. Besides Gehlot, TS Singh Deo and Milind Deora have been appointed as observers for Gujarat elections. Sachin Pilot and Partap Singh Bajwa have...

Udaipur tailor’s killer Riyaz Attari a BJP member: Congress

New Delhi: Riyaz Attari, the man who killed Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal, was a BJP member, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera claimed at his press conference on Saturday morning. In light of the “fresh evidence”, he also questioned the  decision of the Centre to hand over the investigation to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Khera backed...

Rahul Gandhi reaches ED office for fourth round of questioning in National Herald case

New Delhi: The questioning of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate in the National Herald case entered the fourth day on Monday. The ED had issued summons to Rahul Gandhi and his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for interrogation in the money laundering case. Rahul’s questioning began on June 13. Congress leaders,...

More protests outside Congress HQ; Delhi police accused of entering premises, manhandling workers

Party leader Sachin Pilot detained from outside party headquarters   New Delhi: Protests continued at the Congress headquarters in Delhi over Enforcement Directorate’s interrogation of Rahul Gandhi. Wednesday was the third consecutive day of his questioning in the National Herald case. Meanwhile, Delhi police were seen entering the premises of the Congress...

Haryana Congress MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi expelled from party for cross-voting in Rajya Sabha elections

New Delhi: Hours after the defeat of Congress candidate Ajay Maken in the Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana by a wafer-thin margin, the party expelled its MLA, Kuldeep Bishnoi, for cross-voting during the elections. Ajay Maken, who appeared to be winning earlier, lost the polls after a vote was cancelled. BJP-backed media baron Kartikeya Sharma...

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul have nothing to hide from ED: Congress

New Delhi: A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi sought more time to appear before the Enforcement Directorate, the party affirmed that she and Rahul Gandhi would appear before the agency as they have nothing to hide. Sonia Gandhi was to appear before the ED on June 8 for questioning in the National Herald case....