All India Congress Committee (AICC): News

16 May 2023


Karnataka: Suspense continues on who next CM would be 

The anticipation about the next Karnataka chief minister continues as state Congress head DK Shivakumar, one of the two rumored contenders for the post, is set to fly to New Delhi to present his case to the party's top leadership on Tuesday.

22 Apr 2023

Congress Party

Congress expels ex-Assam youth chief days after she alleged harassment

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Saturday expelled Angkita Dutta, former president of the Youth Congress in Assam, for a period of six years owing to "anti-party activities."

25 Feb 2023

Congress Party

Happy my innings concluded with Bharat Jodo Yatra: Sonia Gandhi

Former All India Congress Committee (AICC) chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said she was happy her "innings" could conclude with the Bharat Jodo Yatra, terming it "a turning point," on the second day of Congress's three-day 85th plenary session in Raipur.

30 Sep 2022

Digvijaya Singh

Congress president poll: It's Mallikarjun Kharge v/s Shashi Tharoor

Congress stalwart and leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor filed their nominations for the Congress presidential elections on Friday.

29 Sep 2022

Digvijaya Singh

Congress president polls: Digvijaya confirms nomination; Gehlot to meet Sonia

Congress stalwart and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh reached Delhi, and will be filing his nomination on Friday for the party's presidential polls.

25 Sep 2022


Rajasthan Congress MLAs meet today to discuss Ashok Gehlot's successor

The Congress has called for a meeting of its Rajasthan legislators in Jaipur on Sunday evening with next chief ministerial candidate as top agenda.

19 Sep 2022

Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor meets Sonia Gandhi ahead of Congress president election

Congress stalwart and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor met the party's interim chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence in Delhi on Monday ahead of the election for the Congress president next month.

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.

01 Sep 2021


Harish Rawat apologizes for 'Panj Pyare' remark

AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat on Wednesday apologized for referring to the party's Punjab leadership as Panj Pyare and will atone for his remark by sweeping the floor at a gurdwara.

09 Aug 2021

Congress Party

Congress to organize year-long celebrations to mark 75yrs of independence

The Congress on Monday said that the party has decided to form committees in all states to organize year-long celebrations and a series of functions to commemorate 75 years of India's Independence.

22 Jan 2021

Sonia Gandhi

Congress to elect new party president in June: Details here

The Congress on Friday decided that it will elect a new party president in June this year, after the Assembly elections in five poll-bound states, which are expected to be conducted by May, are concluded.

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.

28 Aug 2020

Sonia Gandhi

In letter to Sonia, dissenters suggested 11-points for Congress' revival

In the letter to President Sonia Gandhi, 23 Congress leaders outlined 11 points for the revival of the party, adding that honest introspection is the first step to take on ruling BJP.

05 Jun 2020


Another Congress MLA resigns before Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat

In a new development that should concern Congress, another MLA of the party has resigned ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls, scheduled to take place on June 19.

04 Aug 2019


Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

Over two months after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, the party said on Sunday that its top-decision making body will hold a meeting on August 10.

02 Jul 2019

Rahul Gandhi

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

The ambiguity over Congress President Rahul Gandhi's resignation isn't nearing an end. The man, for the first time in his career, took responsibility for the poll debacle and decided to quit.

28 Jun 2019


Gandhis sidelined PV Narasimha Rao, says grandson; demands apology

From not letting Rahul Gandhi resign to protecting the family tooth and nail, we all know Congress only accepts "Gandhis" as their leaders.

25 May 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's negative campaigning didn't work: Senior Congress leaders

From 2014 to 2019, Congress managed to add just 8 seats to its Lok Sabha tally. In last parliamentary polls, Congress won 44 seats and after five years of campaigning, it managed to win 52 seats.

07 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi: Congress will strike down triple talaq law

Speaking at the AICC minority convention in Delhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday, said that his party would strike down the law criminalizing triple talaq, if voted to power.

27 Dec 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Compensation for terrorists, death sentence for BJP leaders: Congress leader

Senior Congress leader Sagheer Saeed Khan has sparked a controversy after promising jobs and compensation to the "innocent" people killed in Jammu & Kashmir, allegedly referring to terrorists, adding that BJP leaders responsible for the bloodbath would be sent to gallows.

Goa mining: Several ministers, politicians to support GMPF's Delhi protest

Several ministers and politicians from Goa are expected to visit New Delhi to offer support to Goa Mining People's Front (GMPF), who is scheduled to begin a three-day protest tomorrow to press for the resumption of mining in the state.

24 Nov 2018


Congress leader blames Raje government for corruption in Rajasthan

Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot attacked Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the issue of corruption and claimed that the state government led by her patronized liquor, land, and sand mafia.

18 Nov 2018

West Bengal

TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief

West Bengal Congress President Somen Mitra has said that it would be better for his party to go it alone in the state in the next Lok Sabha election as the ruling TMC "lacks honest intentions" as an anti-BJP force.

12 Nov 2018


Family, friends, BJP leaders pay last respects to Ananth Kumar

A pall of gloom descended on Union Minister Ananth Kumar's residence in Bengaluru today as mourners turned up in large numbers to pay their respects.

08 Nov 2018


Seat-sharing deal of Congress-led alliance in Telangana finalized: AICC

Seat-sharing deal among partners of the Congress-led grand alliance for the December 7 Telangana Assembly elections has been finalized and will be announced after its approval by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the AICC said today.

24 Oct 2018


Mumbai: Congress leaders seek views of activists for manifesto preparation

Congress leaders met Mumbai-based activists and sought their views on various issues being faced by Mumbai for incorporating them in the party's manifesto for the next year's Lok Sabha polls.

22 Oct 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi won't be projected as PM candidate: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, in an interview, said the party won't project Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

29 Sep 2018

Lok Sabha

Congress to appoint 10 million booth 'sahyogis' for 2019 polls

As part of its new strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Congress will launch a nationwide mass contact and fund collection program on October 2, Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary.

24 Sep 2018


Karnataka: Congress plans massive fund collection ahead of 2019 elections

In the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress unit in Karnataka has planned a massive people contact and funds collection program through its booth-level workers from October 2, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and Karnataka in-charge, KC Venugopal, said.

19 Sep 2018


Congress party not to name CM candidate in Telangana

The Congress would not name the Chief Ministerial candidate in poll-bound Telangana, where it would fight the Assembly elections jointly with the TDP, CPI, and Telangana Jana Samithi, a key party leader said today.

29 Jun 2018


UP Congress conducts written test, practice interviews for potential spokespersons

The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party has conducted a written test and interviewed candidates for its new-media team in UP, introducing a system the party had tried in Gujarat and Karnataka.

27 May 2018

Narendra Modi

India and Manipur are progressing under the Modi government: CM

"The country has been progressing well under the BJP-led Central government," Manipur CM N Biren Singh has said.

23 Apr 2018


Odisha: Congress will bounce back to power, says Jitendra Singh

Senior Congress leader Jitendra Singh has claimed that the party will bounce back to power in Odisha in the next Assembly polls, due in 2019.

17 Apr 2018

Sonia Gandhi

In his constituency Amethi, Rahul Gandhi stopped from inaugurating road

Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi, who is on a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi, was denied permission to inaugurate a 5 km-long road allegedly due to complaints by BJP leaders.

10 Mar 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Odisha: Prasad Harichandan to remain OPCC-President; RaGa rejects Prasad's resignation

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has rejected the resignation of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Prasad Harichandan.

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.

17 Aug 2017


Karnataka CM: Bellandur problem will be solved within 1-2 years

Bellandur lake's toxic foam, which worsened with Monday's overnight showers, is giving residents a hard time.

02 Aug 2017


Karnataka govt to provide rail link from Yeshwantpur to airport

After getting in-principal approval from railways, Karnataka government plans to provide suburban rail connectivity between Yeshwantpur and KIA.

02 Aug 2017


Digvijay Singh sacked as Cong Telangana incharge: The end nearing?

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh is no longer in charge of the party's Telangana unit. Just three months ago, he had lost charge of Goa and Karnataka.

13 Jul 2017


Delhi: Civic agencies to launch an app to locate toilets

Delhi's three civic agencies will launch an app within two months that will help people locate MCD toilets and also enable users to give a feedback on toilet's condition.

25 Mar 2017


VIP misbehaviour: AICC secretary abuses cop at Telangana assembly

On the same day Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad courted controversy over his abusive behaviour, All India Congress Committee chief V. Hanumantha Rao made headlines for similar reasons.

08 Aug 2016


75th Quit India Movement Anniversary: Government plans countrywide celebrations

India is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement that was launched on 8 August 1942 at Bombay.