Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: Sonia Gandhi said she was deeply saddened by his death. “Vajpayee was a towering figure in our national life. Throughout his life, he stood for democratic values and demonstrated this commitment in all his acts.”
Young Indian (YI), which was incorporated in November 2010 with capital of Rs 50 lakh, had acquired almost all shareholdings of Associated Journals Limited (AJL), which owns National Herald newspaper.
YI, which was incorporated in November 2010 with a capital of Rs 50 lakh, had acquired almost all shareholdings of the AJL, which owns the National Herald newspaper. In this process, YI had also acquired AJL’s debt of Rs 90 crore.
Rafale Deal: In Rajya Sabha, leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the deal was the ‘world’s biggest scam’ and a joint parliamentary committee should be appointed to probe it.
Sonia Gandhi to MK Stalin: “You must draw solace from the fact that your father lived a long and wonderfully fulfilled life, he is now released from suffering, and that you looked after him during his illness with utmost devotion.”
Mamata, who is on a three-day visit to Delhi, met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi as part of her strategy to build a federal front against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
TMC leader Derek O’Brien said that apart from opposition leaders, Mamata Banerjee will also meet Ram Jethmalani, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha during her visit.
After a meeting of the extended Congress Working Committee (CWC) chaired by Rahul Gandhi, the first after he took over as president eight months ago, the Congress said he was “setting up a group” to look into the alliance question.
Addressing the Congress Working Committee, which met for the first time under his leadership, Gandhi appealed to the party workers to come together to “win back the trust” of the people.
Taking a swipe at the NDA government, Sonia Gandhi said, the rhetoric of Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows his “desperation” reflecting that the “reverse countdown” of the Modi government has begun.
The Congress also accused the government of misusing the probe agencies after the CBI filed a chargesheet in the Aircel-Maxis deal case naming former union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram as accused.
“The Congress’s battle against the Bharatiya Janata Party is ideologically driven. The present government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is anti-democratic and we will fight to defeat them in 2019 polls,” Prithviraj Chavan said.
State Congress chief Sachin Pilot said in a statement that by training his guns on the Congress, the PM has made it clear that his intention is to target the party that is constantly becoming stronger in Rajasthan.
Once a reluctant politician, Rahul Gandhi now holds the reins to the Congress party and is expected to play an influential role in national politics.
Meanwhile, RSS sources in Nagpur said Pranab Mukherjee had met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at least four times after leaving Rashtrapati Bhavan.