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Rare bright spot in Rajya Sabha over call to ban fairness products
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Swamy said there was a need to review new evidence from the National Archives on the assassination of Gandhi. A debate was needed as a lot of “scurrilous comments” had been made, he said.

Over 55 per cent support in Rajya Sabha, wind blowing in favour of GST Bill
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Along with the BJP’s 53 MPs, those who support the Bill account for over 55 per cent of the currently 243-member strong Upper House — two seats are vacant.

Govt’s bill on transgender welfare watered down, says DMK MP Tiruchi Siva
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Siva tells Indian Express that the government’s version is a “diluted” one and plans to move amendments when it comes before the Upper House.

CAMPA Bill set to clear House; Govt, Cong reach compromise
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The CAMPA Bill seeks to create a Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) and a Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF).

Kerala MPs send a message to Rahul Gandhi: Overhaul state unit
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

While none of the MPs specifically demanded that KPCC president V M Sudheeran should be replaced, sources said their demand for a reconstitution meant removal of the present president.

Govt puts off Enemy Property Bill as Opposition objects
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

The Indian Express had reported that the government’s floor management and Opposition outreach exercise would be put to the test on this issue, as a number of non-NDA parties had been opposing the provisions of the new Bill that seeks to amend the Enemy Property Act, 1968.

Congress returns with a bang, new CM, full house
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Tuki described the return of the rebels to the Congress as “egg on the face of the BJP”, adding it had tried all options to keep the Congress out in the state.

Arunachal Pradesh: How the Congress staged a coup and won back the rebels
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Sources said that about one and a half months ago, Congress leaders in the state sensed that all was not well in the Kalikho Pul camp.

BJP calls on Congress to set GST ball rolling, next meeting soon
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

There was no breakthrough, but both sides said they would meet again, possibly on Tuesday, to take the talks forward.

‘Nothing final (on poll alliance)… only option we don’t have is BJP’: Sheila Dikshit
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

A day after being named as the Congress’s chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh, Sheila Dikshit says that she is not an ‘outsider’ in the state

Congress falls back on Delhi past for its UP future
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Dikshit thanked the Congress leadership for entrusting her with such a “big responsibility”, adding she would like to have Priyanka Gandhi Vadra campaign with her across the state.

Arunachal Pradesh verdict: Law on Nabam Tuki’s side but not numbers, Congress has Plan B
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Arunchal Pradesh verdict: Congress party leaders are putting in place a Plan B — aimed at ensuring that the judgment does not remain only a symbolic victory but also translates into a stable Congress-led government in the state.

Arunachal verdict: Good for Congress in Parliament, but still plenty of bad news in the NE
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

That the good news has come on the eve of the Parliament's monsoon session will no doubt make the party more aggressive.

Arun Jaitley reaches out to Congress on GST Bill
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Speaks to Azad, Anand Sharma, meeting likely later this week

Congress picks Raj Babbar as UP state chief, quiet on Priyanka Vadra role
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Sources said Sheila Dikshit could be the chief ministerial face while Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Sinh is likely to head the campaign committee.

Limited tie-up with Cong, underlines CPM Politburo
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Unofficially, it can be extended to some amount of floor coordination in the Assembly, the state unit was reminded.

Print or online: Congress debates relaunch of National Herald
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

The AJL plans to revive National Herald, Hindi daily Navjivan and Urdu newspaper Qaumi Awaz soon.

Freezing of GST rate: Congress shows first signs of a thaw
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

Want Govt to ringfence rate, says Anand Sharma; divide surfaces in CWC

Assembly polls: Sheila Dikshit ready for ‘any role’ in UP, Priyanka Gandhi to fire up cadre
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

On reports that she could be the face of the Congress campaign in the state, Dikshit said that she cannot “assume or presume things” until the party makes a formal announcement.

UPA sat on my report calling for uniform civil code, says ex-SC judge, as NDA asks for another
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express today, Justice Lakshmanan regretted that the UPA “did nothing” even after accepting his reports.

Convicted Cong MLA Asha Kumari gets charge of Punjab unit
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

The Congress party will find it hard to justify Kumari’s appointment on those grounds given the court verdict against her.

After Raghuram Rajan, BJP more wary; Congress rubs it in
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

It said Swamy wants to become Finance Minister and demanded that the Prime Minister should make his stand clear.

CPM leader Jagmati Sangwan quits over soft line on Congress alliance in Bengal
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Politburo member Brinda Karat later met Jagmati Sangwan and tried to pacify her but in vain.

Jagmati Sangwan: The CPM comrade from Haryana who stood up to party and walked out
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

In 1985, Sangwan formed the All India Democratic Women’s Association, an outfit loosely attached to the CPM. On Monday, she said she wants to continue as AIDWA’s national general secretary.

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac breaks away to back GST
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

The Bill is stuck in Rajya Sabha where the ruling coalition lacks numbers.

Sheila: Ready for any role, but time running out in case of UP
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Talking to The Indian Express, the senior Congress leader said that while she is the “daughter of Punjab”, she is the “daughter-in-law of Uttar Pradesh”.

Priyanka Gandhi’s campaigning will help Congress chances in UP: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Says party’s chief minister candidate likely to be a ‘tried and tested’ leader

GST to Jallikattu: Jayalalithaa gives PM Modi a please-to-do list
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

“Tamil Nadu is concerned about the impact the proposed GST will have on the fiscal autonomy of states and huge permanent revenue loss it is likely to cause to a manufacturing and net exporting state like Tamil Nadu.”

Congress to have a CM face for UP, says Azad
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Asked when the Congress would announce its CM face, “not immediately... in this election only. Not next election.”

Rajya Sabha elections: As Cong fights ink stain, B S Hooda in the pen
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

According to the INLD, which had put up Anand and which has released the voting series, the votes of Congress MLAs Kiran Choudhary, Kuldeep Sharma and Geeta Bhukkal were valid.

Haryana Rajya Sabha polls: Hooda ‘rebellion’ ensures defeat for Congress-backed lawyer RK Anand
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

All 17 Congress MLAs were against voting for Anand, who was backed by state rival INLD — but their objections had been overruled by their party high command.

Haryana Congress to back INLD man, who will back Congress in Rajya Sabha
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Stating that abstaining would have resulted in the BJP nominee’s victory, a senior leader said, “In fact, we have gained. He (R K Anand) has become a Congress candidate now.”

Haryana: Congress to back INLD man, who will back Congress in Rajya Sabha
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

The Congress high command overruled the objections and dramatically got Anand to show up at a meeting of Haryana Congress MLAs at the AICC headquarters.

Tripura: Day after joining TMC, Barman hits out at Congress leadership
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Barman said the Congress high command was only bothered about returning to power at the Centre and not concerned about the state units.

Five states, one script: Congress leaders cite lack of communication
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Congress is battling rebellion in at least five states, four of which face elections over the next two years.