New Delhi, The Congress on Monday at the it parliamentary strategic meeting chaired by iterim President Sonia Gandhi decided to raise the issue of Maharashtra in both houses of Parliament.
The party has asked its leaders to raise the issue strongly. The managers within party were satisfied as no MLA from the party has rebelled uptil now.
The Maharashtra political drama is still on with the Nationalist Congress Party shifting its MLA to Hyatt Hotel and also claiming to have managed to get back MLAs both MLAs from Gurugram — Daulat Daroda and Anil Patil, who were flown back to Mumbai late on Sunday, according to reports.
All the three parties of the Maha Vikas Aghadi are trying to keep their flock together ahead of Supreme Court ruling later...
New Delhi, On the 130th birth anniversary of the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, leaders from across the political spectrum paid homage to him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Brazil on an official visit, said in a tweet: “Tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.”
Congress President Sonia Gandhi paid her homage and floral tributes to the late leader’s memorial at Shanti Van.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Vice President Hamid Ansari along with a number of MPs, senior leaders and thousands of party workers also visited Shanti Van to pay their tributes.
“Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee and Hamid Ansari attend a commemorative programme to mark Nehru’s birth anniversary,” the Congress tweeted.
In a series of tweets, the party called Nehru a “man who fought ardently for India’s Independence and envisioned a modern country with strong institutions and a concrete democracy”...
New Delhi, Ahead of the crucial Parliament session and the five-phased Jharkhand Assembly polls from November 30, the Congress has called a meeting of all the general secretaries, state in-charges on November 16 to prepare a roadmap.
A senior party leader related to the development said that a meeting has been called of all the general secretaries, state in-charges, secretaries and head of frontal organisations on November 16 in Delhi by party interim President Sonia Gandhi.
He said, the meeting has been called to discuss the party’s strategy for the Winter Session of Parliament commencing from November 18.
He said the party wants to discuss the important bills that the government likely to bring in the Parliament.
Besides the Parliament session, the meeting will also discuss the party’s preparation in Jharkhand, where the Assembly elections for the 81 seats is scheduled from November 30 to December 20...
New Delhi, Day after Congress created ruckus in Lok Sabha against the government’s decision to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) cover off its top leaders, especially from the Gandhi family — that of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, the Youth Congress on Wednesday called for a march to Parliament.
A statement issued by the Youth Congress late on Tuesday said, “Indian Youth Congress will organise Parliament gherao to protest against the government’s decision to remove SPG cover to Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.”
“IYC will organise gherao of the Parliament on Wednesday to protest against ignoble and shameful act of the BJP government which has decided to remove SPG protection of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi,” said Youth Congress spokesperson Amrish Pandey.
Earlier the Congress MPs on Tuesday walked out of Lok Sabha along with DMK on the same issue.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has also slammed the government for withdrawing security of top leaders. He said that Rajiv Gandhi was assasinated due to withdrawal of security which was proved by the Justice J.S. Verma Commission...
New Delhi, After the indecisive meeting of Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi with party leaders, including those from Maharashtra, on supporting the Shiv Sena in forming the state government, the Congress on Monday decided that it will send two leaders to Mumbai to talk to NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
Former Maharashtra Congress President Manikrao Thakre said: “It has been decided that two leaders will be sent for discussions with Pawar saheb… state (Congress) leaders will also be there. The next step will be taken after the discussion.”
He also said that no letter of support has been given by the Congress to the Sena.
Meanwhile, the party’s MLAs will go back to Jaipur as Congress state in-charge Mallikarjun Kharge said that “there will be a meeting tomorrow”.
Earlier, the Congress on Monday kept on the suspense on extending support to the Shiv Sena...
New Delhi, After the official refusal by the BJP on government formation in Maharashtra, a new political situation is arising in state politics wherein a Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) government supported by the Congress may be a possibility.
The Congress meeting at Jaipur with MLAs has empowered party interim President Sonia Gandhi to take any decision. Sources here said that most of the MLAs are keen to support a Sena-headed government with riders. The party’s state in-charge Mallikarjun Kharge will apprise Sonia Gandhi about the political situation soon.
“A possible scenario could be a Sena-NCP government supported by the Congress with the latter getting the Speaker’s post in the assembly” said a party source close to a former Maharashtra Chief Minister.
The Congress strategy will depend on the counsel of Sharad Pawar who is scheduled to meet Sonia Gandhi after the NCP legislators meet on Tuesday.
Congress sources here say that the party will only consider a dialogue with the Shiv Sena after it announces its departure from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and its lone minister Arvind Sawant resigns from the Union Cabinet...
New Delhi, The Congress on Wednesday dissolved its Gujarat unit but asked the state unit chief Amit Chavda to continue. Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi approved the “proposal to dissolve the panel of office bearers and Executive Committee of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC)”.
Congress Gujarat in-charge Rajiv Satav told IANS, “we will constitute a new committee soon and will retain those who have performed well in the past one year”.
The Congress in the state has faced desertion as prominent MLA Alpesh Thakore joined the BJP.
Congress insiders said that the new committee will be smaller and young leaders will be given a chance.
Former party President Rahul Gandhi had appointed the new committee led by Amit Chavda. The party promoted Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakore. While Hardik Patel is with the Congress, Thakore left the party citing insults and betrayal.
A former state President expressed surprise over the continuation of state unit chief Chavda...
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