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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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Will never let India walk on wrong path: PM Modi at Vikas Parv rally
Sun, May 29, 2016

During his address at 'Vikas Parv rally' in Davangere, Prime Minister Modi said the entire nation is now pitching for a ‘Congress free India’.

PM Modi is ‘sapnon ka saudagar’: Congress, Opposition
Sun, May 29, 2016

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said that in the last two years, people have "seen through" the Prime Minister and in 2019, people will have the "last laugh", he said.

Two years of Modi government full of ‘hollow promises’: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi
Sat, May 28, 2016

Singhvi said that the Modi government was taking "false credits'' by just changing the name of the schemes launched by the previous UPA governments.

Puducherry: Congress leader V Narayanaswamy is new CM
Sat, May 28, 2016

Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Party General Secretary Mukul Wasnik attended the meeting as AICC observers.

Torch rally aimed at searching missing Rahul Gandhi: Kapil Mishra
Sat, May 28, 2016

“I think, they are taking out the torch rally to find Rahul Gandhi, as for years Delhi residents have not seen him. They are planning ‘Bharat Milaap’ this evening,” Mishra told reporters.

Rajnath Singh’s remarks on Ram temple exposes BJP’s ‘double face’: Congress
Sat, May 28, 2016

“The Ram Mandir issue is not a political, but a cultural issue. The matter is also sub judice. The matter is in the Supreme Court and we are only waiting for the judgment,” Rajnath said.

Italy marines case: Govt stand proves Modi cut deal with Italy, says Congress
Fri, May 27, 2016

Congress alleged that the Prime Minister was in contact with his Italian counterpart and was cutting a deal on the Italian marines case to falsely accuse Congress leadership on the AgustaWestland issue.

Meghalaya: Congress leaders want CM Mukul Sangma to quit after Tura defeat
Fri, May 27, 2016

The group of dissidents have several ministers and MLAs, all of whom squarely blame chief minister Mukul Sangma for the Congress' defeat.

‘Only bhashan, no shasan’: Congress slams Modi Sarkar on second anniversary
Fri, May 27, 2016

‘BJP government a complete failure, its biggest achievement is creation of social tension’

Modi govt’s foreign policy is like ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’: Congress
Thu, May 26, 2016

Taunting PM Narendra Modi, Sibal said the head of the government must explain through his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ to the nation as to what took place in the last two years.

Amit Shah nuances ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’: expression against ‘avyavastha’
Thu, May 26, 2016

Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Manohar Parrikar, M Venkaiah Naidu and Suresh Prabhu were also present at the event.

Prashant Bhushan, AAP leaders trade jabs on social media
Thu, May 26, 2016

Bhushan had Tuesday said that Congress would be a “nicer choice” in Punjab and also criticised Kejriwal and his party, which is gearing up for the assembly polls in the state.

2017 matter of life and death for Congress in UP: Prashant Kishor
Thu, May 26, 2016

Kishor said that “excuses” like infighting or groupism for not being able to identify dedicated workers would not work anymore.

Two years of NDA: Cong media blitz on govt’s failures
Thu, May 26, 2016

The theme of the Congress offensive will be ‘Pragati ki thamm gayi chaal, desh ka bura haal’.

Congress distances itself from ‘allegiance pledge’ for its Bengal MLAs
Thu, May 26, 2016

The decision to make MLAs sign a Rs 100-stamp paper was unanimously agreed upon at a meeting between legislators, district presidents, state party leaders and West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury.

UP polls: Prashant Kishor gets a free hand, sets targets for Congress members
Thu, May 26, 2016

Since he arrived in Lucknow shortly after that meeting, Kishor has been saying a lot to party leaders and workers at levels from district to block to assembly constituency and frontal organisation.

Prashant Kishor only planning, party will take campaign forward, says Nirmal Khatri
Thu, May 26, 2016

We will identify good people who can spread the Congress campaign at the grassroots and Kishor’s team will do what they are best at — preparing campaign and strategy.

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.

Editorial: Questions @ 2 for the Narendra Modi government
Thu, May 26, 2016

A political reckoning of the Modi government cannot confine itself to celebration of BJP’s electoral victories.

Congress distances itself from ‘pledge of allegiance’ for Bengal MLAs
Wed, May 25, 2016

“I do swear my unqualified allegiance to Indian National Congress led by Hon’ble Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji and Hon’ble Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Ji.”

Rahul Gandhi challenged by AAP to debate on water, power ‘crisis’
Wed, May 25, 2016

"I want to challenge Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to debate with me on power and water crisis as his party is claiming," said Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra.

TMC MP Saugata Roy takes a dig at Congress’ novel bid to check defection
Wed, May 25, 2016

Roy also said an anti-defection law already existed to deal with such situations.

Bengal Congress MLAs ‘pledge’ loyalty to Sonia, Rahul: Will ‘2G’ gamble prevent defections?
Wed, May 25, 2016

WB congress leadership is still apprehensive about at least eight MLAs who have won with a margin of less than 5,000 votes and in five cases, less than 3,000.

Four Congress leaders vying for Rajya Sabha nomination from Punjab
Wed, May 25, 2016

While five berths were vacated in April, three were given to the SAD-BJP alliance and two remained with the Congress, considering the strength of legislators in state Assembly.

Ahmedabad: Congress objects to proposal to change land use of agricultural plot
Wed, May 25, 2016

The plot is located on Town Planning Scheme no. 59 and 60 in villages Saijpur-Gopalpur and Laxmipura.

Congress keen to contest two Maharashtra Legislative Council seats
Wed, May 25, 2016

With the current terms of council chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar and Opposition leader Dhananjay Munde coming to an end, the NCP had approached the Congress with a proposal to let it contest two seats.

West Bengal: Congress to boycott Mamata Banerjee’s swearing-in ceremony at Red Road
Wed, May 25, 2016

Adhir Chowdhury slams TMC for planning ‘lavish’ ceremony, says decision on LoP to be taken by national party leadership

West Bengal elections: No Left-Congress alliance, only seat-sharing arrangement, says CPI
Wed, May 25, 2016

CPI leader says the “understanding” between Left Front and Congress had raised expectations, but failed to dethrone Trinamool.

BJP, Cong workers protest outside Kejriwal’s residence, demand better power, water supply
Tue, May 24, 2016

Attacking Kejriwal, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said while Delhi was facing severe water and power crisis, the chief minister was busy fulfilling his political ambitions in Goa and Punjab.

No politics, says Sonia at Indira book launch
Tue, May 24, 2016

No one expected Sonia to answer political questions. It was a cryptic “no comment” to political questions.

Congress leader Manish Tiwari: BJP has no right to represent Punjab Hindus
Mon, May 23, 2016

“There is virtually no development in the urban areas and trade and industry has been left out to their own fate by the Akali-BJP government,” he observed.

Mumbai civic polls: Congress tests Sena-BJP campaign models
Mon, May 23, 2016

The Mumbai Congress, led by former Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Nirupam, is focussing on strengthening its cadre at the grassroots, akin to the Shiv Sena’s shakha system.

Congress actions have distanced people from it: Arun Jaitley
Sun, May 22, 2016

Jaitley claimed that during UPA rule there was a rise in corruption cases as the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not have much say in the decision-making.

Sonia Gandhi is what keeps Congress united: Venkaiah Naidu
Sun, May 22, 2016

Replying to questions about Rahul Gandhi's elevation, he said the Congress vice president was already practically running the party.

Punjab: At rally, Brar urges people to rise up against Congress, SAD
Sun, May 22, 2016

Brar sought an apology from Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal stating that their forefathers had sided with the British instead of participating in the struggle for freedom.

Sonia Gandhi tells party: No failure is permanent, stick to principles
Sun, May 22, 2016

Sonia was addressing a Youth Congress function to mark the 25th death anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.