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Rahul Gandhi Take-Over Plan, Sonia Gandhi To Retain Key Role

Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress president from his mother Sonia Gandhi in a process of organisational elections that begin next month as planned, top party sources said today, seeking to quash rumours that the transition may be delayed. The elections in the mammoth party are expected to be held over several weeks and Mr Gandhi, who is currently the party number 2, will take over as president in

PM Narendra Modi Walks Up to Opposition In Parliament, Greets Sonia Gandhi, Others

Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked up to the Opposition benches in Parliament on Monday morning, greeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi with a Namaste and shaking hands with leaders like former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, all seated in the front row. PM Modi, who arrived in the Lok Sabha about five minutes before

Smriti Irani misrepresented my work in her speech: Oxford researcher Sarmila Bose

On February 24, 2016, in the Lower House of the Indian parliament, Smriti Irani, India’s Minister of Human Resource Development, named Sarmila Bose and my book Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War, during her fiery response on the issue of freedom of speech. The minister’s introduction of me was most kind, and her remarks raise important issues about how to study the past and what happens when freedom

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi Ordered To Face Trial In National Herald Case

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and deputy Rahul Gandhi are not required to appear in court in the National Herald case, the Supreme Court said today. The court has, however, rejected an appeal by the Gandhis to stop trial in the case saying, “Let there be a fair trial.” “Their presence will cause more inconvenience than convenience in the court. These people are of such prominence and they

National Herald: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi move SC to quash charges against them

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court to quash charges against them in the National Herald case on Thursday. The two top leaders of the party, along with other senior leaders had last year appeared in the Patiala Court for a hearing in the case. Senior advocates Harin Raval and Vivek Tankha filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme

Former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar passes away

Former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar passed away today morning. The body is being taken to Abohar in Punjab for cremation tomorrow, his son and former Congress Legislature Party leader of Punjab Sunil Jakhar said. Jakhar served as Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1980 to 1989 during which he contributed to the establishment of Parliament Museum. He also served as Agriculture Minister in the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Narasimha

Rohith Vemula's death is not suicide but murder: Robert Vadra

Amidst controversy and politicians visiting the University of Hyderabad, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra too feels that the the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula was not suicide but murder. In his recent Facebook post, Vadra said, “His suicide note should not be taken at face value, its a murder and culprits are at large.” He added, “A delayed inquiry is only putting a doubt on the authorities and

Feuds within Mumbai Congress surface ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit

The issue of alleged factionalism within the Mumbai unit of Congress is again in focus as party vice president Rahul Gandhi begins his two-day visit to the city on Friday. There were noisy scenes at a party meeting two days ago to discuss the programs during Rahul’s visit with slogan-shouting by rival factions who wanted to ensure that the route of Rahul’s rally covered specific areas. Some media reports claimed

National Herald case: Court allows Subramanian Swamy's plea to summon documents

A Delhi court today allowed the plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking summoning of documents from the Ministries of Finance, Urban Development and Corporate Affairs, Income Tax Department and other agencies in the National Herald case. Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen asked Swamy to file the process fee for sending summons to these departments, including Delhi Development Authority and the Registrar of Companies. During the brief hearing, Swamy told the court

Sonia Gandhi, Nitin Gadkari to visit Mufti Muhammad Sayeed's family in Srinagar

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Union minister Nitin Gadkari will be visiting Srinagar on Sunday to offer condolences to the grieving family of late chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that Gadkari will call on Mehbooba Mufti at the late chief minister’s ‘Fairview’ residence on the Gupkar Road on Sunday. BJP state spokesperson Khalid Jahangir said, “Gadkariji will also meet state

Rahul Gandhi 's elevation as Congress president likely soon

The process of the much-delayed organisational elections in Congress could get a fillip after the return of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi from Europe next week amid indications that his much talked elevation could happen soon. On December 27, Rahul took to Twitter to announce that he will be travelling to Europe for a “few days”, the first time that he has gone public about a trip abroad. Sources in the

Congress leader: 'RSS' dictionary words used in Congress mouthpiece

A senior Congress leader while accusing the party’s city unit chief Sanjay Nirupam claimed that the terminology used in the articles in Congress mouthpiece criticizing Jawaharlal Nehru and Sonia Gandhi was borrowed from the “RSS” dictionary. Yesterday, former minister Naseem Khan while accusing Nirupam for bringing disgrace to the party on the occasion of its 131st Foundation Day, demanded his ouster from the post. Even BJP and Shiv Sena ridiculed