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Top national leaders to attend Karunanidhi's birthday celebrations 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Chennai, May 22 (ians) Amidst ongoing consultations among opposition leaders on the upcoming presidential election, top national leaders, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and Left leaders will attend the birthday celebrations of DMK President M Karunanidhi here on June 3.
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Congress pins hopes on Rahul’s Sangareddy meeting 20.5.2017 BusinessLine - Blogs
Indira Gandhi led Congress to massive victory after speech at the same venue in 1980
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Team Rahul gets cracking in Karnataka, Rajasthan 19.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Congress is all set to launch massive five-day team building exercise in poll-bound Karnataka and Rajasthan to forge unity among the leaders and the cadre ahead of the elections next year. Newly-appointed AICC General Secretaries K C Venugopal and Avinash Pande will chair the meetings in Bengaluru and Jaipur respectively beginning Monday when leaders from each district would interact with the leadership and thrash out differences. In Karnataka, the five-day session would be followed by a reshuffle in the state unit of the Congress and also of the Council of Ministers, if necessary. The party has already made it clear that it would contest the elections next year under the leadership of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Besides leaders from district, functionaries of the partys state unit, ministers, MLAs, MPs, former legislators have been asked to be present for the meeting. At a coordination committee meeting in Bengaluru last week, several leaders had complained about the non-availibility of district ...
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Is Mamata Banerjee the one true challenger left to Narendra Modi? 18.5.2017 DNA: Money
The greatest fun of covering Indian politics is its sheer unpredictable nature. Most pundits a decade back were predicting an increased dominance of regional parties and the tapering off of two major political parties. Yet, Narendra Modi emerged as the strongest man in the Indian political firmament of the last three decades, thanks to resentment against an inept and corrupt UPA regime, riding high on sentiments of a Hindu coalition. The BJP juggernaut has continued even after the 2014 general elections, amidst a heightened media gaze. With PM Modi leading from the front, the party has carved out a formidable ground for itself, with Congress increasingly being pushed towards political isolation and many regional satraps falling by the wayside. The current saffron political map of India as compared to maps of ‘India’ during rules of emperors from the past, have very few grey spots in over-enthusiastic Whatsapp forwards.  One feisty politician who so far has fended the Modi tsunami with ease is Mamata ...
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3 years of Modi sarkar: BJP going strong, may face weak Opposition in 2019 Lok Sabha elections 16.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
In the prevailing political circumstances, PM Narendra Modi and BJP have been left with hardly any competitors for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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Congress to contest 2018 Rajasthan Assembly polls under Rahul 16.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Mr. Gandhi had emerged as the biggest challenge before the BJP: AICC gen secy
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Rajasthan Congress is united and strongest: Pande 14.5.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Not all migrants will get Congress ticket, says CM 7.5.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said all migrants to the Congress will not get the ticket to contest the next Assembly elections. "Let JD(S) MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan and others join the Congress. The decision on issuing tickets to them will be decided later," the chief minister said while talking to reporters here. Siddaramaiah, who was in the town to attend the wedding of legislator Raju Alagur's daughter, said that the Congress high command would take a final decision on the appointment of KPCC president. To a query, he said that two vacancies in the Cabinet would be filled up soon. Referring to BJP's allegation that the government had failed to tackle drought, he said that K S Eshwarappa (leader of the Opposition in Legislative Council) had no knowledge of drought. "The BJP leaders are a disappointed lot after the party's debacle in the bypolls and are not finding any issue to be discussed in their state executive meeting. Hence, they are crying hoarse over drought," Siddaramaiah chided. Meanwhile, ...
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Punjab, Uttarakhand Congress units get new PCC chiefs 4.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Congress on Thursday announced new chiefs for Punjab and Uttarakhand units of the party and appointed Avinash Pande incharge of party affairs in Rajasthan where assembly election is due for next year.
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Young leaders get key roles as gradual change continues in Congress 4.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The process of change in the Congress, kicked off by Rahul Gandhi last week, is slowly but surely getting a firm footing as more younger leaders are being given key roles in the grand old party.There was a strong demand from within for changes in the party since the 2014 national poll loss but it peaked after the recent assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur which the Congress lost to the BJP. Punjab was the only bright spot.Continuing with changes announced in Gujarat, Goa and Karnataka, AICC secretary Avinash Pande, who was assisting veteran CP Joshi in Assam, was promoted as general secretary in charge of Rajasthan, replacing senior leader Gurudas Kamat. Vivek Bansal, Qazi Mohd Nizamuddin, Devendra Yadav and Tarun Kumar will assist Pande as the new AICC secretaries.Kamat, who is keen to focus on the 2019 national elections and wants to devote more time in his home town Mumbai, stands relieved from the charges of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Former minister Sunil ...
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Congress appoints new PCC chiefs in Punjab, Uttarakhand 4.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Congress on Thursday announced new chiefs of the party units in Punjab and Uttarakhand, and appointed Avinash Pande as incharge of party affairs in Rajasthan where assembly elections will be held next year.
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Why Kumar Vishwas' truce with Arvind Kejriwal is temporary and he may quit AAP to join BJP 4.5.2017 India Today| Must Read
Sooner than later Kumar Vishwas is likely to part ways with Arvind Kejriwal because he is a misfit in Aam Aadmi Party.
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'Ailing Sonia should appoint Rahul Congress chief' 3.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
An ailing Congress President Sonia Gandhi should quickly appoint her son Rahul Gandhi as party chief since the delay is only helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieve his ambition of a Congress-free India, a Congress leader said on Wednesday.
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Ailing Sonia should appoint Rahul party chief fast: Congress leader 3.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
An ailing Congress president Sonia Gandhi should quickly appoint her son Rahul Gandhi as party chief as the delay is only helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieve his ambition of a Congress-mukt India, a Congress leader said on Wednesday.
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Mission Karnataka: Rahul sets agenda for new AICC team 2.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has set a three-point agenda to AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal and his team for Karnataka - spend more time in the state, forge unity among all leaders and retain power. Venugopal and his team of four secretaries - Manickam Tagore, Madhu Yashki Goud and P C Vishnunadh had detailed discussions with Rahul on Tuesday morning before setting on 'Mission Karnataka'. They also met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the evening. During the 90-minute meeting with Rahul, the team was apprised of the new approach of the AICC in dealing with the states. Venugopal and his team has been asked to spend maximum time in Karnataka to gear up the state unit for the Assembly elections next year. Congress sources said the new team was asked to be in mission mode for the next year's Assembly elections. "You just cannot go for a few days and touch some districts," was the clear message from Rahul to the leaders. "We have been given the mission to retain power in Karnataka," Venugopal ...
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Rahul's hand behind changes in Congress set-up 1.5.2017 Rediff: News
Over the past week, Rahul Gandhi has replaced office-bearers in charge of party units in Gujarat and Karnataka and Goa, and brought in young leaders as secretaries. These changes are unlikely to be a one-time exercise and poll-bound states would get the primary attention.
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New team, new faces: Rahul Gandhi kicks off much-awaited Congress reshuffle 1.5.2017 Business Standard: Today
The Congress VP is set to take over the reins of the party following the retirement of Sonia Gandhi
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Rahul Gandhi charts Congress revamp route 1.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The Congress VP is set to take over the reins of the party following the retirement of Sonia Gandhi
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PM Modi responds to tweets, Rahul will act in 3 years: Himanta Biswa Sarma at Mind Rocks 29.4.2017 India Today| Must Read
Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has mocked the Congress leadership saying that while PM Narendra Modi acts on tweets, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi would take three years to take note of a complaint.
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With lowest tally in Delhi civic polls, Congress woes persist (News Analysis) 26.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Congress suffered its worst defeat of the last three Delhi municipal polls on Wednesday, bringing to light the enormity of challenges it faces to revive itself in the national capital.
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