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One of the key political lessons from the 2019 general election is that parties should neither question military operations nor soft-peddle on national security. The Congress appears to have committed the same mistake in the run-up to 2019 polls that it committed 20 years ago. Before the October 1999 elections, the then Congress leadership questioned …

Amid rumblings within the party after a disastrous performance in the Lok Sabha polls, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is said to have accused three senior leaders of placing their respective sons above the party while his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has alleged the entire top-brass left him alone to fight it out against Prime Minister …

The Congress is unlikely to get the post of the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha for a second time in a row as it has yet again failed to get 10% seats in Parliament’s lower House. To get the LoP post, a party should get 55 out of the 543 Lok Sabha …

The Congress is unlikely to get the post of the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha for a second time in a row as it has yet again failed to get 10% seats in Parliament’s lower House. To get the LoP post, a party should get 55 out of the 543 Lok Sabha …

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took out a roadshow on Wednesday in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi Wednesday afternoon in the last leg of the Lok Sabha election campaign. Congress supporters thronged outside the Banaras Hindu University as Priyanka began her two-hour roadshow from the gate of the university. The roadshow will conclude at …

Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks that he comes from a very backward caste, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday stated that she does not have any knowledge of his caste and the opposition has never talked about it. “I am still not aware of the caste that Modi …

In a major jolt to Odisha Congress, party spokesperson Sonali Sahoo quit on Thursday, expressing displeasure over ticket distribution for assembly elections. Sahoo’s exit comes two days after Pradesh Mahila Congress president Sumitra Jena resigned from the party, stating irregularities in the selection of candidates. Jena, who joined the ruling BJD, has accused Congress state unit …

Union minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot spoke to Amandeep Shukla about a range of issues, including reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS), the Modi government’s record, the Congress’s minimum income guarantee scheme, the Balakot air strike, the candidature of Pragya Thakur, and Kashmir. Edited excerpts: Q. The 2019 general elections are underway. Why should people be voting for …

The Congress developed to power in Punjab in 2017 on the back of false promises made to farmers such as a loan waiver, says Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. The people of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, which voted the Congress to power in 2018, too, will recognize how hollow these promises were, …

Sonia Gandhi

The Congress on Thursday released a first list of 11 candidates, comprisingCongress president Rahul Gandhi and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh at a time when functionaries say back-channel talks are on over joining the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance in the state. …

IRCTC Indian Railways Train 18

Union Minister Piyush Goyal’s Twitter said with a video showing Vande Bharat Express, formerly known as Train 18, zooming past a platform at ‘lightning speed’ backfired when Twitter users — including some Congress party members — pointed out that the video was played in a ‘fast forward’ mode. On Sunday, Goyal twitted a video of …

Taunted by the Congress to face the coming Lok Sabha polls alone, the ruling AIADMK Wednesday hit back, stating it was strong enough and prepared for fighting the elections on its own provided other parties in Tamil Nadu also go without allies. Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam made the allegation in the assembly after the …