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Modi govt pursuing 'communal' politics, working to dismantle Congress legacy: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of pursuing “communal and divisive politics” and said it was “systematically working to dismantle the Congress legacy and rewrite history”. “Today, when we see the ruling establishment pursuing communal and divisive politics and follow policies that favour a few and the powerful, when we see their ideology that shuns secularism, tolerance and inclusion, when the spokespersons of its agenda

Expect Rahul Gandhi to become Congress president this year: Jairam Ramesh

Rahul Gandhi is expected to become the party president this year and intends to build the outfit similar to the one that existed during Nehru’s time by promoting regional faces, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday. “..I expect that it would be in 2015. We are expecting that he will take over (as Congress president), and we are expecting that he would take over in 2015,” the former

Sonia Gandhi refuses to make Nehru's personal papers public

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has refused to make public personal papers of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The Congress chief has refused hand over of Nehru’s papers to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library which could provide a glimpse into his relationships with his family members and others. Meanwhile, the papers which are made available are only official documents including Nehru’s speech and other material from Independence till his death

We have to fight against forces who want to destroy Nehru's ideals: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday took criticized the forces in the country for attempting to belittle the legacy of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s and “destroy his ideals”. “Nehruji’s ideologies are not just a part of history, they inspire us even today and undoubtedly it will inspire generations to come. We should remain committed to fight those who want to destroy the liberal and progressive edifice of India,”

Rahul should take charge of Congress from Sonia Gandhi: Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has called for a leadership change in the party, saying it is high time for Rahul Gandhi to take over the reins from his mother and party president Sonia  Gandhi. Speaking to a TV news channel, Singh argued that a change in leadership will rejuvenate the organization. “Rahul Gandhi should take over the leadership of Congress. We would support him,” Singh was quoted as saying. Congress leader also rubbished suggestions that

Rahul Gandhi commits blooper, calls Modi opposition leader

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today committed a faux pas when he apparently referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “opposition leader”. “An opposition leader says nothing happened in the last 60 years. Their thinking is that only one man can take the country forward. “This thinking raises a question mark on Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Nehru. It not only raises a question mark on them (about what they

If Modi loses in Varansai, no one will make him PM: Arvind Kejriwal

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal today said if the people of Varanasi defeat Narendra Modi in the elections then no one will make him the next prime minister. During an open interaction with the electorate here, Kejriwal said, “If the people defeat Modi in Varanasi, then no one will make him the Prime Minister of the country… And moreover the BJP will also get finished.” “Loser from Varanasi seat, Modi will

Rahul Gandhi may be the last of the Nehru-Gandhis

If Rahul Gandhi is to succeed, it would have to end with him. The purpose of his politics, as he has said more than once, is to open it up for the everyday Indian. The logical conclusion of this is an end to the concept of high command in the Congress party. In other words, no more Nehru-Gandhis at the helm. To an extent this has already happened. The last