Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
02 Mar 2021
Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Adhir Chowdhury bicker over ISF alliance
After Congress leader Anand Sharma criticized his party's alliance with the Indian Secular Front (ISF) for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections, fellow party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury delivered a stinging response.
19 Dec 2020
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.
15 Dec 2020
Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic
There will no Winter Session of the Parliament this year in view of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to take hundreds of lives in India daily.
27 Nov 2020
TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister
Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.
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.
19 Nov 2020
Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report
The rift in Congress, out in open after the recent debacle, took a new turn when sources close to leader Kapil Sibal said he hadn't been asked to campaign in Bihar, reports NDTV.
18 Nov 2020
No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future
After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.
14 Sep 2020
Expunged-remark, coronavirus talk: Details from Day 1 of Monsoon Session
On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar over various issues, from the removal of question hour to the rise in coronavirus numbers and a comment by Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy on Finance Minister.
12 Sep 2020
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.
11 Sep 2020
Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards
In poll-bound Bihar, the sensational Sushant Singh Rajput death case became a simmering issue, with the ruling NDA milking the tragedy to score political points.
11 Jul 2020
BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund
The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.
11 Mar 2020
Meenakshi Lekhi says Delhi violence was in making for months
Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.
05 Mar 2020
Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha
BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi, who was presiding the Lok Sabha on Thursday, suspended seven Congress MPs after they created a ruckus while demanding the resignation of Hanuman Beniwal, a member of BJP ally RLP.
02 Mar 2020
Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots
The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.
24 Feb 2020
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.
23 Feb 2020
Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir
In a surprise development, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha met Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, in Lahore on Saturday and both of them reportedly discussed Kashmir.
03 Feb 2020
'Goli maarna band karo': Opposition disrupts Anurag Thakur's speech
Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State (Finance), met with resistance in the Lok Sabha today as he stood to speak about pressing matters affecting the country.
10 Dec 2019
Make in India to Rape in India: Congress slams PM
The flurry of rape cases in India and the stoic silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resonated in the Parliament on Tuesday, with Congress seeking answers.
27 Nov 2019
Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout
On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill.
21 Nov 2019
Congress stages walkout in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds
Members of Parliament (MPs) of the Congress party staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on Thursday over the issue of electoral bonds. The party also protested the privatization of public sector units (PSUs).
11 Oct 2019
Murshidabad triple-murder: Police deny political angle, BJP criticizes Trinamool's governance
The horrifying murder of three members of a family in Murshidabad remained a topic of outrage on social media on Thursday.
28 Aug 2019
After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'
Congress' ex-President Rahul Gandhi has made his stand "absolutely clear" on the Kashmir issue. He called it India's internal matter and reiterated that there's no room for any other country to "intervene".
07 Aug 2019
#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status
Congress is not moving an inch from its stand on Article 370. The grand old party on Tuesday reiterated that no government can change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it "acceded" to India as one state.
06 Aug 2019
#Article370Scrapped: RaGa's 'friend' Jyotiraditya Scindia supports BJP's Kashmir move
In a huge blow to Congress and its former president Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia supported the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
06 Aug 2019
#Article370Scrapped: How is J&K internal matter, asks Congress; commits blunder
In what qualifies as one of the biggest gaffes of Congress in recent days, their Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday asked how was Jammu and Kashmir India's "internal matter" when the issue was being monitored by the UN.
12 Jul 2019
Lok Sabha debates from afternoon to midnight, sets record
Lok Sabha MPs made a new record on Thursday when they discussed railways privatization till midnight.
09 Jul 2019
#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP
The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka took a new turn on Monday after all 30 ministers of the ruling JD(S)-Congress government resigned to make way for a cabinet reshuffle, in hope of saving the coalition from crumbling completely.
05 Jul 2019
Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.
20 Jun 2019
Firm on resignation, Rahul Gandhi says party will decide successor
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who has been sulking since May 23 as his party was decimated in Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday confirmed that he hasn't changed his mind about quitting.
18 Jun 2019
Congress names Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as leader in Lok Sabha
The 2019 Lok Sabha elections spelled trouble for Congress as the party failed to improve its previous tally of 44. Despite five years of BJP rule, Congress won only 52 seats, casting doubts on the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.
01 Jul 2018
West Bengal: Congress divided over alliance with ruling TMC
Fissures seem to have appeared in Congress's West Bengal unit over the issue of forging an alliance with the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crucial 2019 polls, with a section of leaders keen on the tie-up and the state leadership rejecting the idea.
06 Apr 2017
MPs demand patent for Kolhapuri chappals
Speaking at the Lok Sabha, National Congress Party member Dhananjay Mahadik, along with other MPs, demanded that the famed Kolhapuri chappals be patented at the earliest.