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Opinion: PGV's House-Hunt In Lucknow Leads To New Congress Hopes 20.1.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The UP state elections are due in two years and the Congress makes the obvious sell that PGV is in it for the long haul. But voters have grown wary of the Gandhi family, sensing a lack of commitment...
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My criticism of Malayalis for electing Rahul Gandhi was patronising, says historian Ramachandra Guha 19.1.2020 Scroll.in
Guha said his remarks, which generated a lot of controversy, were made in the broader context of ‘Modi, Hindutva and India’.
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We will fight ‘nasty politics’ 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Taking root in India & defeat BJP in next election: Rahul Agencies, Singapore In a sharp attack on the BJP and the RSS, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said ‘nasty politics’ was taking root in India and that his party would defeat the BJP in the next Lok Sabha election. Addressing students at the Lee Juan Yew university here, Rahul said, ‘We have been fighting the BJP and RSS since the beginning. An extremely nasty form of politics is currently taking root in India. We will fight this nasty form of politics and will defeat the BJP in the next election. We do not like an India where people are persecuted for what they eat, drink, wear, or think. Very soon you will see an India where everybody is loved, respected and taken along.’ Slamming the Kashmir policy of the NDA government, Rahul charged the present government of destroying the years of effort by the previous UPA to provide a healing touch in the valley. “One complaint I have against the BJP’s policy is that it is episodic rather ...
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BJP's Modi decimates Oppn; 350+ for NDA; Cong loses home turf Amethi; Lotus blooms in Bengal 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Vox populi-the people have spoken.Bharatiya Janata Party headed for an absolute majority on its own in the 17th Lok Sabha as counting of votes in the marathon seven-phase elections progressed on Thursday evening. The BJP was leading in 288 parliamentary constituencies against the 48 of its nearest rival Indian National Congress which was unable to open its account in 21 states. All India Trinamool Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam were at third position in the new House of the People with 23 seats apiece while Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party with 22 was at the fourth slot. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, 'Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again. 'Thank you India! The faith placed in our alliance is humbling and gives us strength to work even harder to fulfil people's aspirations. I salute every BJP Karyakarta for their determination, perseverance & hard work. They went home to home, elaborating on our ...
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Rahul congratulates Modi for BJP's victory; vows to continue fight for Cong ideology 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on being elected as the Prime Minister again, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday resolved to continue fight for grand old party's ideology. Addressing mediapersons at the party headquarters here, Mr Gandhi said, ' I have said during the campaign that people are supreme and they have decided. People of the country have decided that Mr Modi will be the Prime Minister of India and I fully respect it. I congratulate the Prime Minister and the BJP. I hope that he (Mr Modi) will look after the interest of the country.'He said the fight for Congress ideology would continue. Describing the Lok Sabha elections as the fight between two ideologies, Mr Gandhi said his party will continue to fight for Congress ideology ' I want to tell the Congress workers there is no need to fear. We will continue to fight for our ideology and win,' Mr Gandhi said.He said he accepts the responsibility of the party's defeat. However, on being asked about the reasons ...
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It is either Modi or chaos, Jaitley on Lok Sabha elections 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Terming the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as 'Modi Vs Chaos', senior BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday described Congress president Rahul gandhi as an 'inadequatew leader' who is 'tried, tested and failed' “The contest is between a leader in whose hand the country is developing and secure. He is trusted. Against him it is no one projected leader. There are multiple leaders, each trying to outwit the other. “They can only promise a temporary Government if we go by the past precedents. One can be certain of chaos. The choice is clear – it is either Modi or chaos,” Mr Jailtey said in a Facebook blog “Agenda 2019 – Part - I : The Leadership Issue”. Attacking Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Mr Jaitley said Mr Gandhi is an inadequate leader. “He is tried, tested and failed. His lack of understanding of issues is frightening. He aspires to be the leader of this chaotic pack.” Taking on Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, he said Mamata Didi is positioning herself as the ...
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Priyanka Targets U.P. 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has set a target that after Lok Sabha elections the target of Congress was return to power in the Uttar Pradesh. Recently the Congress returned to power in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and before it the party returned to power in Punjab ousting Akali-BJP coalition Government. Priyanka appointed as General Secretary of the party at the national level alongwith Mr.Jyotiraditya Scindia and they are assigned the Lok Sabha election charge in Eastern and Western Uttar Pradesh. On February 11 the Congress President Mr.Rahul Gandhi along with Priyanka and Scindia staged a massive road show in Lucknow heralding the installation of both the General Secretary on U.P. responsibility. Priyanka from first day started meeting with Congress members from different districts of Uttar Pradesh with 13 hours sitting with them. In the massive rally Mr.Rahul Gandhi targeted the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi in the deal of Rafale fighter plane and his obliging Anil ...
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Pre-Poll 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The parties have launched general election campaigns. The selection of candidates are also going on but names will be declared after the notification of election by the Election Commission. It appears that in some states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Puducherry, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Hamachal Pradesh and Tripura the contest will be between the two national parties the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party and the Congress. The situation in Jammu-Kashmir is typical with unusual factors.  But in Andhra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar the regional parties Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, Janata Dal United and Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar, Biju Janata Dal in Odisha, Telegu Desam in Andhra Pradesh and TRS in Telangana are the ruling parties. Evidently they know that they alone cannot form Government at the Centre but must have enough member in the Lok Sabha to extend support to any national party who can form the ...
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Shivraj hits back at Rahul for calling him 'ghoshna machine' 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Bhopal, Hitting back at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for describing him as 'ghoshna (announcement-making) machine' during his recent visit to the Madhya Pradesh capital, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that he expected that 'Baba' would have matured by now but he reckoned the country to be 'entertainment' and makes a 'spectacle' out of politics. “Recently, Baba visited the state capital recently. He repeated the eye gesture that he had enacted soon after hugging the Prime Minister in Parliament. I felt he would have matured but his acts prove otherwise,” said Mr Chouhan while addressing the Karyakarta Mahakumb here today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah were present on the occasion.Taking a dig at the Congress President being projected as a 'Shiv Bhakt', he pointed out that photographs of his Mansarovar visit had gone viral but the same has not been done with regards to his other foreign visits. “I admit that I am a 'ghoshna ...
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Cong gears up for LS polls, sets up 9 member core comm
Cong gears up for LS polls, sets up 9 member core comm
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11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Cong gears up for LS polls, sets up 9 member core comm New Delhi, Aug 25 (UNI) A day after he said that the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will see a clear cut battle between the BJP and the entire opposition, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday constituted a nine member Core Group Committee comprising senior party leaders AK Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel, Jairam Ramesh, Randeep Surjewala and KC Venugopal, for the polls. The Congress president also set up a Manifesto Committee and Publicity Committee for the general elections. According to AICC general secretary Ashok Gehlot, the nine member core group committee for the Lok Sabha polls consists of senior party leaders A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel, Jairam Ramesh, Randeep Surjewala and KC Venugopal. The 19 member Manifesto committee, set up to prepare the party’s manifesto for the Lok Sbaha polls, consists of a mix of young faces and ...
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Congress Target-300 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Congress Working Committee has set a target of winning 300 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It expected to win 150 seats of its own and another 150 seats of its allies of poll alliance. The Congress President Mr.Rahul Gandhi will be its face for the post of Prime Minister. The claim of the Congress is perfectly right as it will be the only national level party of the upcoming poll alliance of various other parties. Once such situation emerged in Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha election when the number of seats of Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) were higher by few seats then the Congress and on that basis the NCP claimed the post of the Chief Minister in the coalition Government. But the logic of Congress was accepted by Mr.Sharad Pawar that besides inside the legislature position as a whole Congress is all India party. In the Lok Sabha election the leading will be only two party the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party and the Congress. Obviously the small and regional parties require some ...
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Parliament Session 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The monsoon session of the Parliament has begun today (July 18) and perhaps it may be its last session. In early 2019 the General Election to the Lok Sabha will be held. There are indications that the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi may seek dissolution of the Lok Sabha few months earlier so that the elections of the Lok Sabha may be held along with general elections to the Vidhan Sahbas of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram that are to be held this year in November. It will be a test to hold the election to Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas at a time. There are apprehension that this session may also end in bedlam. When the Bhartiya Janata Party was in opposition during the Congress led UPA Government it started a new practice of stalling the session in uproar. At that time a monsoon session had gone total waste without transactions any parliamentary business. In the current Parliament the BJP is facing same magic that it started earlier of blocking the functioning of the Parliament. In ...
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Chidambaram flays Def Minister, urges her to share 'secret' information on communalism 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday joined issue with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on her statement that the Congress party was trying to be 'pro-Muslim' and that the grand old political outfit will be "responsible" for disharmony in the country. "The Defence Minister says there are 'plans to incite riots in the run-up to Lok Sabha election'. She should share her secret (?) information with the Home Minister," Mr Chidambaram tweeted. Taking a dig at Ms Sitharaman, the Congress leader further wrote rather mockingly: "After taming Pakistan, eliminating terrorism, stopping infiltration and acquiring Rafale aircraft, the Defence Minister has all the time in the world to inquire into the religious affiliations of parties and persons". The Defence Minister on Friday claimed that Congress party owes an explanation as to why its president Rahul Gandhi recently said that the Congress is a "Muslim party". Ms Sitharaman also said that the Congress ...
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Dalit Poll Politics 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The intention of the Supreme Court is to prevent the misuse of SC/ST Act by regulating it in certain ways to examine its prime facie. But the Bharat Band call against it resulted in large scale violence for a day or two but 2018 and 2019 being the election year of the Vidhan Sabhas and Lok Sabha it has become poll agenda for almost all the political parties to wean away dalit from others and win over for them expressing solidarity with the dalits. The Congress President Mr Rahul Gandhi after a rally in Delhi launched "on fast" agitation at the Rajghat followed by Congressmen all over India. The Modi Government has no role in the Supreme Court directives on SC-ST Act also rushed to the Court to file an a review petition. Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party taking it as a great opportunity to stage come back in the coming Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere. In the last Lok Sabha election in U.P. the BSP finished at zero.The Dalit Bharat Band took a very violent turn in the northern ...
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Congress Session 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The 84th Congress Plenary Session Political Resolution declared that Congress for the Lok Sabha General Election of 2019 will chalk out aligning with the like-minded parties and such alignment are requirements of time and prevailing political situation in the country. The recent defeat of BJP in bye-elections in Garakhpur and Phulpur has an impact on the Congress session but Congress itself fared very badly in these bye-elections by going alone there. The 84th session in the first session after Mr.Rahul Gandhi taking over as Congress President. It is considered as beginning of youth era in the party. Mr.Rahul Gandhi assured the old leaders of the party about their future role and importance in the party. He said his task is to take together the senior and the youth. The youth have to take Congress forward but it cannot be done without the experience of the party veterans. The Congress Parliamentary Party leader Mrs.Sonia Gandhi assailed the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi as ‘Dramabaz’. His slogans ...
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Rahul now my boss too 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Let there be no doubt about that: Sonia Gandhi Agencies, New Delhi Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that her son Rahul Gandhi, who was elevated to the post of party chief in December 2017, is now her boss too.“We have a new Congress president and on your behalf and my own I wish him all the best. He is now my boss too. Let there be no doubt about that,” Sonia said in Congress Parliamentary Party meeting. On December 16, 2017, Rahul took over the baton of the grand old party, Congress, from his mother Sonia Gandhi who was holding the post for 19 years. Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting in Delhi, Sonia said, “I know that all of you (party leaders) will work with him with the same dedication, loyalty and enthusiasm as you did with me.” However, while stressing that her son was in-charge, Sonia made it clear that she would take the lead in rallying other parties against the BJP. “As for myself, as Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party, I will work with the ...
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Bye-Elections 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
In the Assembly bye-elections of Kolaras and Mungawali the massive road shows are going on by the Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress. The Chief Minister Mr.Shivraj Singh Chouhan by wining wants to prove that he would win the general elections to the Vidhan Sabha this year as well for the 4th term also. The Congress leader Mr.Jyotiraditya Scindia is out to repeat recent Rajasthan verdict in the bye-elections of Alwar, Ajmer and Mandalgarh where Congress snatched the seats the BJP in favour of Congress again. The Rajasthan verdict boosted the image of Mr.Sachin Pilot there. Mr.Scindia also wanted to emerge in the same way. In the last general election without being named as Chief Ministerial candidate, he was projected that way in the campaign. The Chief Minister Mr.Chouhan has given command of Kolaras bye-election to Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia and she would remain there till voting. Among Congress star campaigners Mrs.Sonia Gandhi, Mr.Manmohan Singh and Mr.Rahul Gandhi will add Congress efforts ...
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Blog: Will The Real 'Tukde-Tukde Gang' Please Stand Up? 7.1.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Don't ignore a group of prime-time news anchors - a special breed, that have to their credit, among other iniquitous things, popularized terms like 'Urban Naxals' and 'Tukde-Tukde Gang', which help...
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Opinion: BJP Compromises A National Event To Settle Score With Maharashtra 3.1.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The tradition of the BJP of playing politics over the nation is now the template of every Republic Day. While it displays small-mindedness on the part of the government, it also grossly undermines...
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The Political Fix: 19 things we learnt about Indian politics in 2019 30.12.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
A weekly newsletter on Indian policy and politics from Scroll.in.
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