The Congress stands to both gain, and lose, more from the Karnataka poll results than the BJP. That is the simple asymmetry behind this important election
The Election Commission has asked the chief secretary to issue warning to Rathi and also inform it about the action taken against him, as per the copy of the EC’s communiqué, a copy of which was received in response to an RTI query filed by anti-corruption activist Ajay Dubey.
All is not well within the ruling BJP. In private, more than the Opposition members, it is the MPs of the Treasury benches in Parliament who look worried.
The BJP lost no chance in launching a scathing counter-attack and dub the Congress’s protest, in the aftermath of the violence during the April 2 Bharat Bandh called by Dalit outfits, a “farce” and “joke on Dalits”.
Rahul Gandhi said, “We don’t take what Amit Shah says with too much seriousness.”
Chandan Yadav, a former Youth Congress leader from Bihar, was made AICC secretary in charge of election-bound Chhattisgarh in place of Kamleshwar Patel.
Congress Plenary Session: The Congress party is presently at its lowest ebb with Rahul Gandhi being entrusted with the task of revitalising the grand old party, which remains in power in just three states.
Indian National Congress 84th Plenary Session LIVE UPDATES: “Only Congress can show the way for this nation. This country belongs to all irrespective of which religion caste community one belongs to. We will work for all,” said Rahul Gandhi.
Religion was always recognised in India’s public sphere — but, unlike now, in the plural
The twitter meme has captured stills of PM Narendra Modi’s hugs alongwith witty captions such as the ‘titanic’ hug with ex-president Hollande, ‘the barely there’ hug with israeli PM Netanyahu and ‘never let you go’ hug with Japanese PM Abe.
Sonia Gandhi, the longest serving president of INC will make way for the next president of the party formed by British civil servant Allan Octavian Hume in 1885.
Babbar indicated that the final decision on the SP-Congress alliance was yet to be taken and that he was in Lucknow to complete formalities for filing nomination forms.
The ‘Chai ki charcha’ (the discussion of tea) rally will be held in Arni village in adjoining Yavatmal district, which is infamous for farmer suicides.
A significant part of the freedom struggle, Mani Bhavan was the headquarters of the Indian National Congress from 1917 to 1934 and the place from where the first phase of Gandhi’s call for non-violence was launched.
The Congress is also keen that the government makes headway in ending the logjam over the goods and services tax.