Sonia, Manmohan among star campaigners for Gujarat polls

New Delhi, Nov 20 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi are among the 40 star campaigners for the party for the Gujarat Assembly elections scheduled on December 9 and 14. Among the other senior leaders who are star campaigners are AICC General Secretary in-charge of […]

BJP says Rahul’s elevation timed just before impending Gujarat defeat

New Delhi, Nov 20 : The BJP on Monday criticised the “dynastic” Congress over the expected elevation of its party Vice President Rahul Gandhi as Congress President, and said the timing of the CWC announcement was “curious”, coming before “yet another impending defeat in Gujarat”. “In dynastic Congress party, performance and capability do not matter. […]

Former I&B Minister P.R. Dasmunsi dead; PM, Sonia, AIFF condole

New Delhi, Nov 20 : Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who suffered a stroke in 2008 and slipped into coma, passed away at Apollo Hospital here on Monday. He was 72. Dasmunsi is survived by his wife Deepa Dasmunsi and son Priyadeep, who were at his side when he died. He […]

‘Arrogant’ Modi government has cast dark shadow on Parliamentary democracy: Sonia

New Delhi, Nov 20 : Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of delaying the Winter Session of Parliament on “flimsy grounds”, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the government in its “arrogance” has cast a dark shadow on the country’s Parliamentary democracy. Asserting that the government wanted to avoid questions and answers ahead of the […]

Bengal politicians pay tributes to Dasmunsi

Kolkata, Nov 20 : Cutting across party lines, politicians in West Bengal on Monday paid glowing tributes to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who passed away earlier in the day in New Delhi. Condolences poured in from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and senior Ministers like Subrata Mukherjee, Partha Chatterjee, and Sovandeb Chattopadhyay. Former Union […]

Congress declares roadmap for Rahul’s elevation to President

New Delhi, Nov 20 : The Congress Working Committee on Monday approved the road map for what looks like an unopposed elevation of its Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, as party President, barring an unexpected contest, enabling the passing of the mantle from his mother, who was at the helm for 19 years. It would be […]