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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.

Tactics in Bengal against CPM line, says Politburo
Tue, May 31, 2016

The two-day meeting saw Karat and many central leaders such as Subhashini Ali argue that the Bengal unit transgressed the political-tactical line.

Pinarayi Vijayan’s new Kerala: Silicon Valley-type hubs
Mon, May 30, 2016

The Kerala government, he said, would also offer all “support” to industries and woo IT giants to create “Silicon Valley-like hubs”.

Left reviews Bengal poll performance, tie-up with Congress
Mon, May 30, 2016

The CPM central leadership was divided on the question of having an electoral understanding with the Congress with leaders like Prakash Karat and S Ramachandran Pillai opposing it.

Now in Meghalaya, Congress braces for Uttarakhand, Arunachal replay
Sat, May 28, 2016

Like in Arunachal and Uttarakhand, with the BJP waiting in the wings, the Congress dissidents have accused Sangma of “acting in a dictatorial fashion” and “taking decisions unilaterally”.

Red faces in Left over full-page ads of Pinarayi Vijayan’s swearing-in ceremony
Thu, May 26, 2016

The CPI, the second largest party in Kerala’s Left Democratic Front (LDF), also warned against a “personality cult”, saying it is not a practice followed by the Communist parties.

Puducherry: Narayanasamy wants to be CM, Congress divided
Thu, May 26, 2016

Narayanasamy did not contest the polls but, sources said, has entered the CM race claiming the support of a majority of MLAs.

Digvijaya Singh voices the unease in Congress: Gave post mortem report Feb ’15, no action yet
Fri, May 20, 2016

Time for introspection past, now it is time for action: Kerala MP Tharoor

CPM: Kerala can’t paper over Bengal cracks
Fri, May 20, 2016

Within hours of the debacle, the Sitaram Yechury-Prakash Karat fault line in the CPM deepened with Karat making clear that the electoral tie-up in West Bengal was “their tactics” and did not have approval of the the party central leadership.

Puducherry is Congress’ consolation win
Fri, May 20, 2016

In alliance with DMK, party avenges 2011 defeat at the hands of Rangasamy, who had quit Congress

Rajya Sabha Elections: Fresh faces or veterans? Cong weighs options
Thu, May 19, 2016

Party is certain of getting 7 seats, will try to win a seat each from Karnataka, UP

Congress backs Capt Amarinder, says Kishor has ‘no role’ in party matters
Tue, May 17, 2016

The AICC drew the line days after Kishor reportedly met two Punjab leaders who were expelled from the party, leaving Amarinder Singh livid.

Sharp Pranab blunting his edge? Uttarakhand makes Cong ask
Sun, May 15, 2016

On Uttarakhand, the Union Cabinet met late at night on March 26 to recommend President’s Rule on grounds that the High Court found very weak.

President’s rule in Uttarakhand revoked: Upbeat Congress looks at early elections
Thu, May 12, 2016

Prime Minister should tender apology in Parliament, says party.

Sonia Gandhi seems at home as she leads Congress fight back
Tue, May 10, 2016

Twelve years later, the AgustaWestland payoff scandal has once again brought Sonia Gandhi's Italian background to the political centre stage.

Agustawestland case: Either PM Modi is lying or Manohar Parrikar is, says Congress
Tue, May 10, 2016

Irate over Modi’s remarks against Sonia Gandhi, Congress MPs stall RS, stage walkout in Lok Sabha.

Then and now: Parties change tone on AgustaWestland chopper deal
Thu, May 05, 2016

What has changed, however, is the subtle changes in tone and tenor among several non-Congress Opposition parties, seemingly in keeping with the changed political climate and equation.

Eligibility criteria for panchayat polls: Azad brings private member’s bill to amend Constitution
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

On Friday, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had moved the amendment, introduced a private member’s bill in the Upper House to amend the Constitution.

VVIP chopper deal: Judgment not against us…hang me if they find anything against me, says Ahmed Patel
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

At the centre of the row over the AgustaWestland deal, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to the Congress chief, speaks to The Indian Express.

Uttarakhand: Supreme Court order dampens Harish Rawat’s birthday spirit
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The news of the Supreme Court order came while Rawat was busy meeting workers on his 68th birthday. His day had begun with a visit to the Tapkeshwar Shiva temple.

CPM leader Prakash Karat, BJP go to police over Derek O’Brien and morphed photo
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

The complaint has been filed against Mamata Banerjee, Subrata Bakshi and Derek O'Brien.

Armed with Uttarakhand HC order, Congress draws Parliament battlelines
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Uttarakhand crisis: "This is also a slap on the face of those in BJP who sought to dislodge an elected government..," said the Congress.