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This is probably the worst phase for Sonia Gandhi as the president of the Congress party, which has been reduced to its lowest ever tally.

Her influence in decision-making in the Congress-led UPA government has often been criticised by the opposition and political analysts. Sonia Gandhi was widely credited for going ahead with the cash-transfer scheme and the food security bill, but they failed to yield any result for the Congress party.

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BJP denies Congress charge of ‘telecom scam’, says will recover dues with penalty
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

"Congress needs to understand that there is no underreporting case under the NDA government. It is a case of sin of the Congress-led UPA government," Ravi Shankar Prasad said

Congress to Amit Shah: Read history of Syama Prasad Mookerjee before commenting
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

The move came after BJP president Amit Shah’s statement on Wednesday that the decision to declare a truce when Pakistan-backed tribal raiders were being repulsed in Kashmir was a “historic blunder”.

Gujarat: Congress to organise week-long agitation against inflation from June 23
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Criticising 100 % Foreign direct Investment (FDI) in various sectors, including defence, the Congress leaders said that it would result in more inflation.

UP Cong President Khatri meets Sonia Gandhi, terms it courtesy call to discuss 2017 polls
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Khatri claimed that it was “merely a courtesy call” as he wanted to “discuss local politics with Sonia Gandhi in view of the 2017 Assembly elections”.

‘Rahul Gandhi will make Cong-mukt Bharat reality,’ former BJP Punjab President
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Former BJP Punjab President Kamal Sharma has said that Rahul Gandhi will soon make ‘Congress mukt Bharat’ a reality.

Cancel state nod to Priyanka for house near The Retreat, says Himachal BJP
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

‘Earlier request for permission to build in area denied, why should rule be different for Priyanka?’

Capt Amarinder comes out in defence of Kamal Nath, says he has done a gracious thing by resigning as Punjab in-charge
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Kamal Nath was appointed as Congress General Secretary and given charge of both Punjab and Haryana, but he resigned late on June 15th night as in-charge of Punjab.

Kamal Nath fiasco: A self-goal and a sheepish acceptance by Congress
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

What was Kamal Nath's utility? Congress sources point to his close links with Captain Amarinder Singh

BJP, Congress want 21 AAP MLAs to be disqualified
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

The BJP and the Congress Tuesday slammed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying his legislators were not above the law and demanded their immediate disqualification. Both parties said MLAs holding the posts of parliamentary secretaries in other states have legal protection. Brandishing a list obtained from the Delhi Assembly secretariat of the rooms allotted to the […]

Congress to showcause its absentee Jharkhand MLA for remaining absent from RS polling
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

A Congress spokesperson confirmed that Devendra Singh would be issued show-cause notice to explain his absence.

‘Rats’ wrecking Congress from within: Senior party leader Niranjan Patnaik
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Politics has now become an investment of money for a return like any other business, says senior party leader Niranjan Patnaik.

Congress divided over appointment of Kamal Nath as Punjab affairs in-charge
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Nath, facing allegations of leading a mob near Gurdwara Rakabganj in Delhi during the anti-Sikh riots in 1984, is a controversial face in Punjab.

Kamal Nath rebuffs charges of involvement in 1984 riots, questions BJP’s sudden awakening
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Nath told reporters, “The BJP and the SAD did not level any allegation against me in the past 32 years and the Aam Aadmi Party, which was not even born then, is levelling accusations.”

Congress rewarding Kamal Nath, doesn’t care about 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims: AAP
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

AAP leader Phoolka said Kamal Nath was the one leader, who was leading the mob at Gurudwara Rakabganj Sahib on November 1, 1984 and the mob set the Gurduwara on fire.

CPM’s Bengal unit to continue its ties with Congress
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Asserting that their alliance will continue, CPM state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra and 50 other party members unitedly pitched in favour of the alliance with Congress during the two-day state committee meet.

Congress Reshuffle: Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kamal Nath made in charge of UP, Punjab
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

SAD, AAP invoke 1984 anti-Sikh riots to attack Congress over Nath’s appointment, Amarinder backs party’s decision.

Congress will continue its alliance with CPI(M)-led Left Front in Bengal: Adhir Chowdhury
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The Congress marginally gained from the alliance in the recently-held Assembly polls in the state while the Left Front came a poor third, losing the main Opposition status to its partner.

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kamal Nath appointed Congress general secretaries
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Azad, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, has been made in charge of Uttar Pradesh, while Nath will look after Punjab and Haryana.

Rajya Sabha polls: Cong votes rejected as they used wrong pens, says INLD
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Congress, however, says this was a "wild allegation".

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.

Uttarakhand: Cong nominee Pradeep Tamta wins RS seat with PDF support, BJP ‘not disappointed’
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

The election for the sole Rajya Sabha seat from Uttarakhand, which had fallen vacant after BJP leader Tarun Vijay’s term expired, did not witness cross-voting.

Rajya Sabha polls: Congress smells conspiracy in Haryana setback
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid termed Anand's defeat by BJP-backed media baron and Independent candidate Subhash Chandra as a setback and disappointing.

Rajya Sabha polls: Kapil Sibal survives cross-voting scare in UP; SP wins 7
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

The 29-MLA Congress suffered a jolt with Sibal getting only 25 first preference votes despite 8-member RLD committing four votes each to Congress and SP.

Rajya Sabha polls: Uttar Pradesh MLAs indulge in cross-voting
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Some of the MLAs openly indulged into cross-voting to convey their differences with their parties and their alignment towards other parties.

Haryana: Congress slams government for barring teachers from wearing jeans, calls them ‘anti-women’
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Congress went on to say that Haryana CM, Manohar Lal Khattar, has made derogatory remarks about women in the past as well.

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.”

Stage set for Rajya Sabha polls, Mayawati set to propel Congress forward
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Bahujan Samaj Party support is going to make it easy for Congress nominees in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Jairam Ramesh book: ‘Suicides, Opposition chorus led to Andhra division’
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Ramesh says the expectation that TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao’s would merge his party in the Congress could also have encouraged the UPA to bifurcate the state.

‘Fading partners’: Left parties open debate ‘against’ Cong
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

“The Congress’s name was not mentioned at the meeting," said Left Front chairman Biman Bose.

India’s NSG bid failed, Congress blames PM Modi
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Modi's foreign trips sum-up to be a "big Zero", BJP government only manged to irk China and spoil the deal for us, says Manish Tiwari criticising BJP governments efforts in securing India's NSG berth.

RS Polls: Congress accuses BJP of using muscle power to influence outcome
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Congress claimed that on the eve of polls, arrest warrants have been issued against two of its MLAs to prevent them from voting.

Non-payment of dues: Case against Sonia Gandhi, KPCC leaders settled out of court
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

A construction firm in Kerala had filed the civil suit recently over alleged non-payment of dues to the tune of Rs 2.80 crore for constructing Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies.

Day after ‘scuffle’, Punjab Congress busy firefighting
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Dera Baba Nanak MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa’s aides  called on Gulati and advised him to ‘bury the hatchet’ for the betterment of the party

Rajya Sabha polls: Still in dilemma, Haryana Cong likely to take decision today
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Congress, BJP and INLD have scheduled meets Friday to finalise the strategy for for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election, to be held on June 11

Narayan Rane, Sanjay Nirupam taking centre stage upset many in Congress
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Old guards have urged AICC to work out concrete roadmap for party’s revival.

‘Gurudas Kamat is part of Congress family, reports of his resignation untrue’
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Congress media in-charge Randeep Surjewala issued a statement maintaining that Gurudas Kamat continues to be an integral part of the Congress family.