Ghulam Nabi Azad: News

06 Jan 2024

Ram Nath Kovind

Kovind-led panel seeks public suggestions on 'One Nation, One Election'

A high-level committee, led by former President Ram Nath Kovind, has sought suggestions from the public on the "One Nation, One Election" idea.

11 Dec 2023

Omar Abdullah

'Disappointing': J&K politicians on SC's Article 370 verdict; BJP celebrates

Several political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) have expressed "disappointment" over the Supreme Court verdict upholding the Article 370 abrogation by the Centre.

10 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

BJP attacks RaGa over Ghulam Nabi Azad's 'undesirable businessmen' comments

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday by weaponizing former grand old party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's recent comments, claiming Gandhi travels abroad and meets "undesirable businessmen."

06 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Ghulam Nabi Azad blames Rahul Gandhi for his Congress exit

Former Congress leader and veteran politician Ghulam Nabi Azad blamed Rahul Gandhi squarely on Wednesday for his exit from the grand old party. The 74-year-old also added that one has to be "spineless" to stay in the party.

02 Jan 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir: 4 persons killed in Rajouri terror attack

Four persons were killed and nine others injured after suspected terrorists stormed into their houses and opened fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

26 Dec 2022

Kashmiri Pandit

Ghulam Nabi Azad urges relocation of Kashmiri Pandits to Jammu

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Democratic Azad Party (DAP) Chief Ghulam Nabi Azad urged the government on Monday to relocate Kashmir Pandits (KPs) to Jammu until the situation in the Kashmir valley improves.

26 Sep 2022

Article 370

Ghulam Nabi Azad names his new party 'Democratic Azad Party'

After quitting the Congress a month ago despite a half-a-century-old association, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday announced his new party will be named as "Democratic Azad Party."

24 Sep 2022

Shashi Tharoor

Congress president poll battle heats up: Tharoor gets nomination form

Senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor received the nomination form for the Congress presidential election at the party headquarters on Saturday, according to to PTI.

15 Sep 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmir: 'BJP agent' Azad gets threats from LeT-linked terrorist organization

Ghulam Nabi Azad, the former Indian National Congress (INC) leader now treading an independent political path, has reportedly received threats from terrorist organizations in Jammu and Kashmir.

11 Sep 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Ghulam Nabi Azad to announce new party in 10 days

Addressing a public rally in Baramulla, north Kashmir — his first since quitting Congress a couple of weeks back — veteran leader and ex-Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said he could announce new party within 10 days.

11 Sep 2022

Shashi Tharoor

Congress changes internal election rules after party leaders' 'transparency' concerns

The Indian National Congress (INC) has made substantial changes to its internal poll rules ahead of the crucial election for the next party president.

04 Sep 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Congress holds 'Halla Bol' rally against inflation at Ramlila Maidan

Congress is holding a mega rally ''Mehangai Par Halla Bol' at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday to corner the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre over different issues, especially the price rise.

04 Sep 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Azad to launch new party with rally in Jammu today

A week after abandoning the Indian National Congress (INC) ship with a scathing attack on the Gandhis, veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad is all set to launch his new party in Jammu and Kashmir.

28 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress set to elect new president on October 17

The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the grand old party's top decision-making body, on Sunday approved the election schedule to pick the party's new president, as per officials.

28 Aug 2022


After Azad, Telangana Congress leader MA Khan quits, blames Gandhi

Trouble seems to be far from over for the Congress as another party leader MA Khan resigned on Saturday, this time in Telangana.

27 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Azad launching own party; restoring J&K special status on manifesto

Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad is all set to form his own political party, said his close aide GM Saroori.

26 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

As Congress attacks Azad, 5 other J&K leaders quit party

Commenting on Ghulam Nabi Azad quitting Congress, All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Jairam Ramesh said it was "regrettable" that it came at a time when the party was engaged in fighting the BJP on price rise, unemployment and polarization.

26 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Ghulam Nabi quits Congress, says party at 'no return' point

Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from all positions of the party and quit the primary membership as well on Friday.

21 Aug 2022

Himachal Pradesh

Anand Sharma quits key Congress post in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh

In yet another jolt to the Indian National Congress (INC), senior leader Anand Sharma on Sunday announced his resignation from a key Himachal Pradesh unit post.

17 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Another Congress rebellion? 'Disgruntled' Azad quits key post within hours

In yet another 'rebellion' within the Indian National Congress (INC), senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad quit a key party post, hours after his appointment on Tuesday.

07 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir: SIT to probe temple vandalism in Bhaderwah

After the alleged vandalism at the Lord Vasuki Nag temple in Bhaderwah of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, a six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted on Monday to investigate the case, the police said.

03 Jun 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Ghulam Nabi Azad refuses to be 'no. 2' in Congress

Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has refused President Sonia Gandhi's offer to be in the number two position in the party.

19 Mar 2022

Sonia Gandhi

'No questions on leadership': Ghulam Nabi Azad after meeting Sonia

Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader of G-23--the dissident group within Congress--met party president Sonia Gandhi on Friday.

16 Feb 2022

Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Congress' G-23 leaders call for introspection over leaders leaving party

With the exit of senior Congress leader Ashwani Kumar on Tuesday, the simmering tension within the grand old party came to the fore again.

05 Feb 2022


Manish Tewari taunts Congress over exclusion from star campaigners list

Congress leader Manish Tewari slammed the party on Saturday, a day after his name was left out of the star campaigners list for the Punjab elections.

26 Jan 2022

Kapil Sibal

'Ironic Congress doesn't need him': Sibal on Azad's Padma Bhushan

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday took a jibe at his own party after veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award.

29 Sep 2021

Kapil Sibal

'Not Ji Huzoor-23': Kapil Sibal, others question Punjab crisis

Congress leader Kapil Sibal today expressed disappointment over the functioning of party and questioned its leadership amid an embarrassing crisis in the party's Punjab unit.

10 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K's statehood should be restored before holding assembly polls: Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday called for the restoration of Jammu and Kashmir's statehood before assembly elections are held and batted for land and job rights for its residents.

09 Feb 2021

Narendra Modi

PM Modi gets emotional bidding farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Congress party's Ghulam Nabi Azad, is set to retire on February 15.

03 Feb 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Bring bill for restoring J&K statehood: Azad to government

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday asked the Government to bring a bill in Rajya Sabha proposing the restoration of statehood for Jammu and Kashmir.

19 Dec 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

23 Nov 2020


Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

27 Sep 2020

Lok Sabha

What happened inside Rajya Sabha last Sunday? Footage reveals details

The conduct of the government, opposition, and Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh inside the Rajya Sabha last Sunday garnered much attention.

22 Sep 2020

Lok Sabha

Opposition boycotts Lok Sabha over suspended MPs, farm bills

The Opposition has boycotted the Parliament in protest of the farm bills. They on Tuesday staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha after a similar move in the Rajya Sabha.

22 Sep 2020

Farmers Protest

MPs end 'dharna,' opposition boycotts RS till demands are met

Eight suspended MPs of the House of Elders ended their 'dharna' on Tuesday and joined the opposition in its decision to boycott the Rajya Sabha till three demands are met.

12 Sep 2020

Sonia Gandhi

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

24 Aug 2020

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia remains Congress chief; election of successor in 6 months

The seven-hour long meeting of the Congress Working Committee has come to an end. During the meeting, it was decided that Sonia Gandhi will continue to serve as the interim President of the Indian National Congress (INC).

24 Aug 2020

Sonia Gandhi

Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.

23 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi

Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.

24 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the Presidential banquet hosted for United States President Donald Trump, sources told ANI on Monday.

16 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

Violence in Jamia: Priyanka Gandhi leads protest at India Gate

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached India Gate in New Delhi to show solidarity towards students of Jamia Millia Islamia, where cops unleashed horror yesterday. Starting at 4pm, she held a two-hour symbolic protest.

Ghulam Nabi Azad can visit J&K, but with conditions: SC

On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit some districts of Jammu and Kashmir, but added that he will not make any speeches or hold a public rally, as per his "own submissions".

20 Aug 2019

Sonia Gandhi

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.

15 Jul 2019

Mumbai Police

#KarnatakaCrisis: Unwilling to meet Congress leaders, MLAs write to police

In a major embarrassment to Congress, fourteen rebel MLAs of Karnataka Assembly wrote a letter to Mumbai Police seeking protection from senior leaders who might meet them.

26 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

Lynching in Jharkhand pained me, says Modi in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally broke his silence on the mob lynching incident of Jharkhand, in which a 22-year-old Muslim youth lost his life.

24 Jan 2019


Even senior Congress leaders were unaware of Priyanka's political plunge

Just four months before the anticipated general elections, Congress played its trump card on Wednesday by announcing Priyanka Gandhi's plunge into active politics.

13 Jan 2019


BJP's end near, feels RaGa; 'snubbed' Congress makes plans

That Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party joined hands and left Congress won't change the end result for Bharatiya Janata Party, said President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday in Dubai.

RS adjourned for the day after ruckus over Rafale, Cauvery

The proceedings in Rajya Sabha were disrupted for the fifth consecutive day today over the Rafale jet deal and Cauvery issues, leading to adjournment of the House for the day.

Will raise Rafale, RBI autonomy issue in the Parliament: Azad

The Opposition will press for a joint parliamentary committee to probe the Rafale jet deal and raise several issues, including the misuse of probe agencies and autonomy for RBI, in the winter session of Parliament beginning tomorrow, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

29 Nov 2018


How has the fight of LGBT community turned against Hindutva

Find what you love and let it kill you, for it is better to be killed by a loved one.

21 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Congress, PDP, National Conference, might form grand alliance in Kashmir

In what could shape up to be a grand alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress, the National Conference (NC), and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) are in talks to explore the possibility of forming a government in the state.

14 Nov 2018


PM Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru's birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary.

21 Oct 2018


Disclose corruption complaints against serving Union Ministers: CIC to PMO

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to disclose complaints of corruption received against Union Ministers between 2014 and 2017 and action taken on them.

09 Aug 2018

Sonia Gandhi

NDA candidate Harivansh wins Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman elections

NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh has won the elections of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman and defeated opponent BK Hariprasad.

04 Aug 2018


J&K: Man tries entering Farooq Abdullah's house, shot dead

A man was gunned down by security forces on Saturday for trying to forcibly enter former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah's residence.

22 Jun 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement on J&K gets support from LeT

Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba has supported Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement on alleged atrocities carried by India in Jammu and Kashmir.

15 May 2018


#SemiFinals2019: Game of chess in Karnataka: Who will be CM?

In a shocking plot twist in the Karnataka Elections, the BJP fell short of a clear majority, giving JD(S) and Congress an upper hand.

13 Apr 2018

Rahul Gandhi

All about Rahul Gandhi's midnight-protest against Unnao, Kathua rapes

At midnight yesterday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi led a "silent vigil" at Delhi's India Gate seeking justice for the Unnao and Kathua rape victims.

22 Feb 2018


Expelled BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui joins Congress

Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui who was once the close aide of party chief Mayawati, on Thursday formally joined the Congress party, along with some other former Uttar Pradesh ministers.

07 Feb 2018

Narendra Modi

In RS, Opposition lists 324 amendments to President's address

The Motion of Thanks debate for the President's address during the Budget session began with BJP President Amit Shah addressing the Rajya Sabha. He slammed the Congress and highlighted NDA government's achievements.

Homosexuality is a tendency, not permanent: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Indian leaders have often made the news for their bizarre comments on homosexuality, but Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is one of the few who have been admired for their support to people regardless of sexuality.

08 Sep 2017


Is a split in Congress's Bihar faction imminent?

Rahul Gandhi recently met 27 Bihar Congress MLAs and about 19 of them recommended that they should break the alliance with Lalu Yadav's RJD "for the time being."

27 Aug 2017


Sharad Yadav, Akhilesh, Mamata, Congress attend Lalu's mega rally

Lalu Prasad Yadav's mega 'BJP Bhagao Desh Bachao' rally looked like a Mahagathbandhan rally with opposition displaying unity.

17 Aug 2017

Nitish Kumar

BJP won't be seen anywhere if opposition unites: Rahul Gandhi

At a New Delhi conclave, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi urged opposition parties to join hands to defeat the BJP.

05 Aug 2017


'Murderous' attack on Rahul Gandhi's car unleashes war of words

Yesterday, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's car was attacked by a man in Gujarat's flood-hit Banaskantha district.

30 Jul 2017


BJP's Congress defection antics: EC demands response from Gujarat government

Amid ongoing political drama surrounding allegations on BJP weaning away Congress MLAs in the Gujarat Assembly, the Election Commission asked the Gujarat government to submit a report on the same.

21 Jun 2017


Presidential elections: Opposition is still alive and kicking

NDA's move to announce Dalit candidate Ram Nath Kovind as their candidate seems to be disintegrating the opposition, with those including Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, declaring his support for Kovind.

04 Jun 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

BJP demands Sonia Gandhi's apology over booklet row

The BJP was quick to mount an attack on Congress for the booklet-blunder seeking an apology from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

22 Aug 2016


Congress witnesses internal tussles and disputes

Many of Congress' leaders and their statements have sparked an internal conflict, resulting in disputes over what the party stands for.