Manoj C G is a Senior Assistant Editor. He writes on politics. He has worked with the PTI before joining The Indian Express in 2008.
With every electoral defeat, the party finds its footprint shrinking and questions being asked of Rahul Gandhi’s ability to take it forward.
Kishore Chandra Deo said that AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi has to get rid of “a dozen people” around him to “survive”.
Senior Congress leader K V Thomas told The Indian Express that the Congress leadership should rise to the expectations of the people.
“The Congress Party complains a bit too much. It accused the BJP of ‘stealing’ the mandate in Goa. It unsuccessfully petitioned before the Supreme Court.”
“As far as the Congress party is concerned, we do need to make structural and organisational changes. That is a fact,” Rahul Gandhi said
Moily, however, made it clear that this “of course does not apply to our leadership.Rahul Gandhi or Sonia Gandhi”.
"For instance, look our wonderful achievement in Punjab. Look at this also and evaluate the whole thing and take whatever corrective steps need to be taken with a consensus," said Sheila Dikshit.
Amid the confusion, the Congress held a meeting of its newly elected 17 MLAs on Sunday afternoon.
Congress leader Ajai Rai said, “The alliance (with SP) was projected as a front to unify Muslim votes... and they (BJP) polarised it.
Rahul put all his might and all his eggs in the alliance basket. His campaign in the other states going to the polls was at best, nominal.
The Congress leadership was not willing to take the exit polls at face value.
Days ahead of voting, Sanjarpur presents a model for the reasons why the Samajwadi Party should be anxious about the Muslim vote.
Azamgarh was eastern UP’s only Lok Sabha seat not won by the BJP in 2014. Mulayam won comfortably but is now missing from the action.
The village was selected for the launch of the signature drive because of its Congress-linked history.
A divide in Sangh Parivar is posing a hurdle to BJP and Maurya. His remarks against Hindu gods and goddesses have returned to haunt him.
On dais, the two fiercely attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and indicated that their friendship will continue after the elections. On ground, workers of their parties showed signs of getting along.
In homes Rahul visited, Vimla Devi is unsure where her vote will go, Pradyuman will vote for ‘Modi’ while Bade Lal will go with ‘Panja’
Maurya’s alleged remarks about Hindu gods and goddesses have returned to haunt him.
Kishore was forced to fold the flag after SP workers reportedly objected to him putting it up, as the party has fielded its candidate from Khajani, a reserved constituency.
Instead, stunned by its worst electoral defeat in a civic poll in Mumbai and losses across the state, the Congress was fumbling for an answer as it clutched at a familiar alibi: infighting.
Sasikala was elected as AIADMK general secretary on December 29 by the party general council and not by the primary members, they pointed out.
The forthcoming Presidential elections appear to be weighing heavily on the mind of the Congress.
P Chidambaram, who had criticised Sasikala’s elevation as CM, is learnt to have opposed any truck with her.
At the AICC briefing, Sharma announced the decision to boycott the PM. Lashing out at Modi, he alleged that the PM is intolerant to criticism.
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha during a discussion on the Budget, Chidambaram said that the government was neither on the path of fiscal prudence nor on the path of wise Budget management.
The Indian Express explains organisational elections in Cong — process, history and how current situation was reached.
"PM Narendra Modi's reply was not a reply. It was a straight forward election speech aimed at his electorate in UP, Uttarakhand and Mizoram," said Yechury.
Overall unemployment has increased by approximately 31 per cent in the last 5 years.
CPM seeks mention of demonetisation deaths and amount of black money recovered after November 8.
Finance Ministry accepted the recommendation of the Election Commission (EC) which had proposed to the government to prohibit “anonymous contributions above or equal to the amount of Rs 2,000”.
Four significant political manoeuvres in the states by Rahul Gandhi, the SP alliance being the latest, underscore a clear effort to shed the past and see the future — for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Rawat promptly brought Chauhan into the party and gave him the ticket despite strong opposition from within.
Stating that the “BJP has insulted India’s womanhood”, Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
According to Congress sources, Akhilesh had promised to give the Congress 142 seats before the Election Commission ruled in his favour on the ‘cycle’ symbol but scaled it down to 121 later.
Uttarakhand Congress president Kishore Upadhyay was given ticket from Sahaspur seat instead of Tehri.
The SP had shown signs of driving a hard bargain when it announced its list of candidates for 208 seats, with 10 of these in seats held by the Congress.
There’s painfully little writing for children on the lives and cultures of indigenous communities in India.