“The president is the conscience keeper of the Constitution of India,” the Congress chief said conveying her best wishes to Kovind. Gandhi also reiterated the Congress party’s commitment to work for upholding these cherished values and established conventions which are the “intrinsic cornerstone of our Constitution”.
Sonia Gandhi said that the resident of India enjoys a unique position as defender and protector of the Constitution, upholder of democratic traditions and as supreme commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The President is the conscience keeper of the Constitution of India.
Presidential elections 2017: The election for the next President will be held on Monday where NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind is pitted against opposition nominee and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar. The counting of votes will take place on July 20 in New Delhi.
While former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda along with son and Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda met Sonia Wednesday, sources said Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Kiran Choudhry met Rahul on Thursday whereas former CM Bhajan Lal’s son Kuldeep Bishnoi met Rahul recently.
According to investigators, the raids also unearthed a separate tranche of emails related to a property deal in London, which allegedly link Bhandari to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.
The Cabinet expansion was deferred as it was felt there were many contenders for the remaining eight berths. Those who would be left out may not work hard for the party in the upcoming elections, which may affect prospects of the Congress. The elections would be a litmus test for the Congress in state after coming to power in March.
Sonia Gandhi also said that “domestic misrule was as great a challenge for our country”. Launching the commemorative publication of National Herald, she added, “Though their language is modern, they seek to take India backward, to further their narrow sectarian vision.”
Swamy, in his complaint, has accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying just Rs 50 lakh through which the Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YI) obtained the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore that the Associate Journals Limited (AJL) owed to the Congress.
Sonia Gandhi said, “Right from its inception, the space scientists at ISRO have worked hard to bolster the scientific temper of this country. This latest addition to its long list of achievements has once again made every Indian proud.”
While Pradhan claims he meant to praise Rahul, his choice of the word ‘pappu’ – a favoured term of Rahul Gandhi’s detractors – backfired, and Pradhan was promptly removed from all posts within hours after the message was circulated on a Whatsapp group.
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“For us, it is a battle of ideologies, principles and truth and we will fight it,” Congress President Sonia Gandhi said
Opposition nominee Meira Kumar is set to file her papers tomorrow morning at the Parliament House in the presence of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and other opposition leaders, including Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M) and Derek O’Brien (TMC).
A source said the two ministers informed Advani the panel had started talks with other leaders as directed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah, but did not refer to any likely candidates
President Pranab Mukherjee’s tenure comes to an end next month on July 24, with the Presidential election to take place on July 17.