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Arunachal CM Pema Khandu didn’t want to leave Congress, forced by Centre: Nabam Tuki
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

"They were coerced and threatened that funds would not be released."

Uri attack: Congress questions ‘intelligence failure’
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Stating that a “firm and appropriate” response by security forces is required, the party also attacked Prime Minister Modi and said he owes the country an explanation for the “intelligence failure” that led to Sunday’s attack.

Growing trust deficit behind Congress setback 
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Congress leaders like Arunachal East MP Ninong Ering said the friction between the high command and the CM was known, but Friday’s development was a bolt from the blue.

Is the govt authoritarian or fascist? Sitaram Yechury and Prakash Karat choose their own words
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Yechury’s comments came days after his predecessor Prakash Karat, in an article in The Indian Express, argued that conditions are not present in India for a fascist regime to be established.

Rahul Gandhi uses cot incident to target Centre
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Rahul and the Congress have in the past targeted the NDA government over Mallya, chairman of the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, leaving the country.

One takeaway from Rahul Gandhi’s cot rally — the cots
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The Congress vice president’s yatra to conquer the hearts and minds of the people of Uttar Pradesh started Tuesday on a painfully humorous and chaotic note.

Uttar Pradesh elections: Rahul Gandhi visits temple, promises farm loan waivers
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

On the opening day of Kisan Yatra, Rahul Gandhi visited the Dugdeswar Nath temple and addressed a khaat sabha at its premises.

Curfew returns to Valley as all-party team visits Sunday
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

The curfew, which was lifted from most of the Valley on Monday after a spell of 51 days, was re-imposed with J&K police reporting 35 incidents of stone-pelting from across Kashmir

Must hold talks with separatists during all-party visit to Valley: Sitaram Yechury
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav also favoured talks with the Hurriyat leadership, but said there should be a unified decision.

Rahul Gandhi’s UP election gambit: Farm loan waiver, power tariff cut
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

For the first time in his 14-year political career, Rahul would do a door-to-door campaign during his Deoria to Delhi kisan yatra, which would cover 2500 km.

On Balochistan and Kashmir, Congress caught between individual opinions and consistent party line
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

The whole episode only shows the need for putting in place a mechanism or platform for brain storming on such issues to arrive at a sufficiently nuanced political stance before rushing to articulate its view.

Congress UP campaign: Sheila Dikshit, Raj Babbar to go on separate yatras
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

The two-month yatra is expected to cover around 60 districts, including Nehru-Gandhi pocketboroughs of Amethi and Rae Bareli.

PM Modi’s Balochistan remarks: Day after, Congress says PM diverting attention
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

The Congress reiterated that India should raise the issue of human rights violations in Balochistan and gave three instances when the Manmohan Singh-led UPA had condemned atrocities committed by Pakistan.

Salman Khurshid says Modi’s reference to Balochistan ruins case on PoK, Congress doesn’t agree
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, Khurshid asked whether Balochistan was part of India and said the doctrine of Panchsheel does not allow India to interfere in internal matters of other states.

Opposition on same page — on the end, not the means
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

All parties barring the Shiv Sena said the use of pellet guns should be stopped.

5 Questions: Ram Gopal Yadav, tells why the SP alleges that BJP is discriminating against UP
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Yadav said he had given a notice under rule 267 seeking suspension of business to discuss the alleged discrimination against UP.

Not looking at veto over judiciary, says govt
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Congress said there was a complete impasse over appointment of judges in the last one-and-a-half years.

Congress seeks privilege motion against Arun Jaitley for special status remark
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

"The finance minister has misled the house."

Vijay Mallya on mind, Rajya Sabha passes stricter law for debt recovery
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

The Rajya Sabha passed the bill by voice vote. The Lok Sabha had passed it last week.

BJP, Congress cross swords over imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal, Uttarakhand
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Accused of targeting Cong govts, BJP says ‘like devil quoting scriptures’

Congress leads Opposition campaign against GST as money Bills
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The opposition fears that the government will move the Bills as money Bills, which would only require a vote in the Lok Sabha.

Without rate, like enacting Hamlet without the Prince, says P Chidambaram
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

He said the Congress has deferred its demand for now because of the views expressed by the state finance ministers and because it recognises that it is difficult at this stage for the government to mention a rate in the bill.

Varanasi roadshow: Sonia Gandhi falls ill, skips last lap
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

As she withdrew just before the roadshow was to reach Englishiya Line, where it was to wind up, other leaders symbolically completed the roadshow with the supporters.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan stays firm, Gita Gopinath set to remain his financial adviser
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Vijayan’s comments came a day after his arch-rival, V S Achuthanandan, wrote to the CPM central leadership questioning appointment of Gopinath.

GST: Arun Jaitley reaches out to Opposition, Congress signals all-clear next week
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

With just about 10 days remaining for the end of the current session of Parliament, the government is on an overdrive to build a broad-based consensus among states and political parties.

Asset disclosure by govt staff, NGOs: Deadline extended indefinitely
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The Lok Sabha cleared an amendment to the Lokpal Act without any discussion.

Sonia Gandhi sets up parliamentary group to study key legislation
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Former finance minister P Chidambaram, who returned to Parliament after two years, has been made a member of the committee.

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.