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DDCA row: Is Sonia Gandhi responsible for everything?

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday rubbished allegations by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of her involvement in ‘targeting’ the latter in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) row. “Is Sonia Gandhi responsible for everything?” asked Sonia Gandhi. In an interview to a National daily, Jaitley alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad had met the Congress president during the UPA tenure which instigated an investigation by the

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi attack PM Modi after getting bail in National Herald case

Relieved with the bail granted in the National Herald case, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday asserted that the NDA led-Central Government is using the central agencies in attacking the grand old party in a wrong manner. “Today, I appeared with a clean heart in the court like any other law-abiding person. The laws of the country are applicable to all without any difference and discrimination. I don’t have any

Referendum on Delhi statehood not unconstitutional, says AAP

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Dilip Pandey on Tuesday said a referendum on statehood for Delhi was “not unconstitutional” and the BJP and Congress had also asked for it in the past. Addressing a press conference here, Pandey said the demand for statehood to Delhi was the first pro-people issue before the central government and hoped that the prime minister would accept it. Pandey said the present discussion on full

Lalit Modi alleges Rahul Gandhi, Vadra were beneficiaries of his hospitality

Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi has now alleged that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his brother-in-law Robert Vadra were beneficiaries of his hospitality and tweeted picture to prove the same. While attempting to prove his links with them, Lalit Modi posted on Twitter a couple of his pictures with Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Twitter. Modi tweeted: “I hope @OfficeOfRG (office of Rahul Gandhi) informed @INCIndia that he was a beneficiary of my hospitality. He sat in my box.” The

You are my responsibility: Rahul Gandhi to MCD workers

Amid mess created in Delhi over non-payment of salaries to MCD workers, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday interacted with the sanitation workers. Rahul met the distressed ‘safaikarmacahris’ at East Delhi MCD office. Delhi Congress Committee president Ajay Maken also accompanied the party vice president during his interaction with the striking staff. The sanitation workers have not been given salaries for the last three months. Several of them from the

Allegations against Vishwas serious, must be investigated: Congress

The president of the Delhi unit of the Congress Party, Ajay Maken, on Monday said that the allegations of molestation against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas are very serious in nature, and demanded a thorough investigation on it. “These are very serious allegations; there must be a thorough investigation on this. It is a serious issue,” said Maken. Another Congress leader Shobha Oza said strict action needed to be taken against Vishwas if

Congress attacks AAP for 'total failure' in first 49 days

As AAP government completes 49 days in office the tenure of its first stint,Congress on Friday mounted a blistering attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of “total failure” in governance due to “excessive” focus on containing dissidence in the party. Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken said the entire city was suffering due “absence of governance” and particularly hit out at Kejriwal for “deteriorating” financial position of the government.

Rahul Gandhi era preparations: Reshuffle of general secretaries, agitation against land bill

Expecting Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi ’s return to Delhi this week, an influential section of party leaders have started pushing for two crucial agenda. First, reshuffle of the AICC secretariat by party president Sonia Gandhi ahead of the April AICC session, when her son would be elevated as party boss, and second, a national mass contact programme by Rahul to spearhead agitation against the NDA government‘s land bill, which the party

Ajay Maken congratulates AAP, quits as AICC general secretary

Ajay Maken, who led the Congress campaign in Delhi Assembly Elections, on Tuesday resigned as general secretary of the All India Congress Committee. The development came shortly after it became clear the Congress will be wiped out in Delhi. As per trends available at 11:00 am, Congress is ahead in not even a single seat. AAP, on the other hand, is ahead in 62 while the BJP is winning 7.

Ajay Maken takes responsibility for ‘defeat’

With all exit polls having predicted Congress’ rout in Delhi, Ajay Maken, party’s campaign chief for the assembly elections, Monday, accepted responsibility for the defeat. Maken said that he is taking responsibility for the poll loss and that party vice president Rahul Gandhi is not responsible. With Maken accepting defeat even before the votes are counted suggests that the Congress is certain of a loss in the high-stakes battle for

PM Modi busy in PR stunts, no work done: Rahul Gandhi

Hitting the campaign trail, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held a road show in south Delhi during which he asserted that Congress will stage a comeback and accused the government of neglecting the poor for the sake of “three to four” corporates. The Congress Vice President was also dimissive about Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as he toured Kalkaji and adjoining areas in an open vehicle accompanied by some party colleagues like

Congress adopting new strategy for Delhi polls?

With its back to the wall, Congress has decided to declare names of candidates for all 70 assembly seats in Delhi even before the election dates are announced to give them more time to prepare for the elections which are likely to be held in February. After releasing its first list of candidates for 24 assembly seats of the 70-member Assembly today, the party will begin marathon meetings of its screening