Congress Party: News

27 May 2024

Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru's 60th death anniversary: Modi's homage to country's 1st PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to the country's first PM, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 60th death anniversary.

Days before polls result, INDIA's meeting called on June 1

The leaders of the opposition bloc—Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance—have called for an all-party meeting on June 1—the day when polling for the final phase of Lok Sabha elections will take place, reports said.

24 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Delhi Lok Sabha elections: Know what's open and what's closed 

All seven constituencies in Delhi will go to the polls in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Saturday.

24 May 2024

Delhi University

'Boycott elections' graffiti come up on DU walls; FIRs filed 

Two First Information Reports (FIRs) were lodged following the discovery of graffiti advocating for an election boycott on Delhi University walls.

23 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'Tribals, dalit are automatically framed...': Rahul on Hemant Soren's arrest

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday compared the arrests of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who is yet to receive bail.

23 May 2024

Jayant Sinha

'Unjustly targeted...': MP Jayant Sinha responds to BJP's show-cause notice

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former Union Minister Jayant Sinha has responded to the party's show-cause notice to him, saying that he is being "unjustly targeted."

22 May 2024

Narendra Modi

ECI pulls up BJP, Congress over religious, casteist poll campaign

With two phases of Lok Sabha elections left to go, the Election Commission of India on Wednesday came down heavily on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the main opposition party—the Congress—over the poll speeches by their leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi.

22 May 2024

Hemant Soren

Hemant Soren withdraws bail petition after SC rap

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren—arrested in January in a money laundering case—withdrew an interim bail plea before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

22 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Congress takes a dig at Shah's retirement advice to Patnaik

The Congress on Wednesday reacted to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's statement advising Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (77) to retire due to his "advanced age and health issues."

22 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal, Rahul won't vote for their respective parties: Raghav Chadha 

In his first poll meeting for the Lok Sabha elections, Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be voting for the Congress and Rahul Gandhi will be voting for the AAP when the national capital goes to polls.

21 May 2024

Kanhaiya Kumar

Delhi man arrested for ink attack on Kanhaiya Kumar

Delhi Police have arrested a 41-year-old man, Ajay Kumar, also known as Ranbir Bhatti, for allegedly assaulting and throwing ink at Northeast Delhi's Lok Sabha candidate from Congress, Kanhaiya Kumar.

21 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Patra's 'slip of tongue' on Lord Jagannath, Modi sparks row 

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sambit Patra has triggered a political controversy after a slip of the tongue in a remark about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lord Jagannath, went viral.

21 May 2024

Jayant Sinha

BJP's notice to MP Jayant Sinha for skipping campaigning 

The Bharatiya Janata Party has issued a show cause notice to former Union Minister and MP Jayant Sinha after he did not vote during the fifth phase of polling on Monday.

20 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Voting concludes for the 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections

The voting for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections—for 49 constituencies in six states and two union territories—recorded 47.53% voter turnout until 3:00pm.

17 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Learn from Adityanath where to run bulldozer...': Modi to INDIA 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that the Congress and the Samajwadi Party will run a bulldozer over the Ram Mandir, Ayodhya if they come to power.

16 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Nobody can remove CAA...': PM Modi attacks Congress, SP 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday defended the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) during a poll rally in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh.

16 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Congress hits back at Modi's 'Muslim budget' charge

The Congress has quashed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations that the party had plans to introduce a separate budget for Muslims when it was in power in 2013.

ECI summons top Andhra officials over post-poll violence

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has summoned the chief secretary and director general of police of Andhra Pradesh to "personally explain" the state's failure in preventing multiple incidents of violence following the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls held on Monday.

14 May 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi files nomination in Varanasi, eyes third term 

Seeking a third consecutive term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday filed his nomination for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

13 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Will make Pakistan wear bangles...': PM attacks 'coward' opposition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit out at the Congress-led opposition bloc—the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance—calling its leaders "cowards" who were "scared of Pakistan's nuclear power."

13 May 2024

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra: CM Jagan's party MLA slaps voter in polling queue

An MLA from YSR Congress Party, A Sivakumar, on Monday slapped a voter who allegedly objected to him jumping the queue during polling for the Assembly elections in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh.

ECI rescues 3 abducted TDP polling agents in Andhra Pradesh

Three Telugu Desam Party (TDP) polling agents—who were reportedly abducted in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh—have been located and secured, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mukesh Kumar Meena said on Monday.

13 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Let's do our duty…': Modi's message to voters 

As polling began in 96 parliamentary constituencies in nine states and one union territory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged people to vote in large numbers to strengthen democracy.

12 May 2024

Gujarat

Congress's 'missing' Surat candidate, reappears after 20 days 

Suspended Congress Party leader Nilesh Kumbhani, who had been missing for 20 days, reemerged on Saturday.

11 May 2024

Mani Shankar Aiyar

PM Modi reacts to Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'respect Pakistan' remark

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has come under fire from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for remarks he made regarding Pakistan's nuclear capability.

10 May 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

Kharge responds after Modi claims industrialists gave Congress 'tempo-filled' cash

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge has responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's accusations that the Congress received "tempo loads of black money" from industrialists "Adani and Ambani."

10 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Modi won't be PM after 2024 Lok Sabha elections': Rahul 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on Friday, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not become the prime minister of the country after 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Amid Haryana political crisis, JJP MLA questions Dushyant Chautala's authority

Former Haryana Minister and Jannayak Janta Party MLA Devender Singh Babli, on Friday, questioned the capacity in which Dushyant Singh Chautala wrote to governor Bandaru Dattatreya demanding a floor test.

10 May 2024

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Congress distances itself from Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'respect Pakistan' remark

The Congress has distanced itself from the controversial comments made by senior party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar to "respect Pakistan" and "talk to them."

10 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Congress conspiring to eliminate the Hindu faith: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress of conspiring to eliminate the Hindu faith.

10 May 2024

Mani Shankar Aiyar

'Respect Pakistan or they'll drop bomb...': Mani Shankar's warning

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar recent remarks, in which he advocated for a dialogue with Pakistan, have triggered yet another controversy amid the Lok Sabha elections.

09 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Amid polls, former judges invite Modi, Rahul to public debate 

Former judges of the Supreme Court and high court have invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to a public debate in the thick of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

09 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Blatantly racist': Congress on Modi's jibe over Pitroda's remarks

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stirring up a debate on the "skin color of Indians."

Ex-BJP ally Chautala writes to Haryana governor, seeks floor test

Haryana's former Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Singh Chautala, on Thursday, wrote to Governor Bandaru Dattatreya seeking a floor test.

09 May 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

INDIA bloc leaders to meet ECI over voter turnout data

Leaders of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) will meet with the Election Commission of India on Friday to demand the release of delayed voter turnout data for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

08 May 2024

Kangana Ranaut

'Looks like birdie': Kangana Ranaut slams Sam Pitroda's 'racist' remarks

Kangana Ranaut, Bollywood actor-turned-BJP candidate from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, has publicly expressed her disagreement with the head of Indian Overseas Congress Sam Pitroda's recent comments about India's ethnic diversity.

08 May 2024

Jairam Ramesh

Congress distances itself from Pitroda's 'racist' remark

The Congress on Wednesday officially distanced itself from the controversial remarks made by Indian Overseas Congress Chairman Sam Pitroda on India's diversity.

08 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Why silent?': PM Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi on 'Adani-Ambani' charge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday why he had "stopped talking about Ambani and Adani all of a sudden," insinuating that a "secret deal" may have been reached.

08 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Pitroda's 'people in East look like Chinese' remark triggers row

Congress leader Sam Pitroda has sparked a new controversy with his statement in an interview with The Statesman.

08 May 2024

Manohar Lal Khattar

Several MLAs in touch with BJP: Khattar amid Haryana crisis

A day after three Independent legislators withdrew their support to the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana and extended "outside" support to the Congress, former state Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said "several MLAs" were in touch with the ruling party as well.

07 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling concludes for Phase 3, 60.19% turnout recorded till 5pm

Polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections concluded at 6:00pm on Tuesday.

07 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Promoted hatred for political gain': Sonia attacks Modi, BJP

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday released a video message accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party of promoting hatred in the society for political gain.

07 May 2024

Shekhar Suman

Actor Shekhar Suman, ex-Congress leader Radhika Khera join BJP

Actor and TV personality Shekhar Suman and former Congress leader Radhika Khera, on Tuesday, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party at its headquarters in New Delhi.

07 May 2024

Trinamool Congress

TMC asks CEC to release 'comprehensive' seat-wise voter turnout data

The Trinamool Congress has approached Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, requesting a comprehensive report on voter turnout for the first two phases of the general elections.

06 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for third phase of Lok Sabha elections

Polling for the third phase of the 18th Lok Sabha elections kicked off on Tuesday, 7:00am.

06 May 2024

Sachin Pilot

Radhika Khera's big charge against Congress, day after quitting

A day after her resignation from the Congress, Radhika Khera claimed on Monday that despite her repeated alerts to the party's top leadership about mistreatment within the Chhattisgarh unit, she received no assistance.

Explained: Controversy over 'Kasab didn't kill 26/11 hero' remark

Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition and Congress leader Vijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar's comments on the Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate from Mumbai North Central, Ujjwal Nikam, have triggered a political row amid the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

06 May 2024

Amit Shah

Lok Sabha polls: Meet the key candidates in phase 3

The third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, set to be held on Tuesday, will see a total of 94 seats contested across twelve states and Union Territories.

06 May 2024

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress's Amethi office attacked, cars vandalized

The Congress's office in Gauriganj area of Amethi, Uttar Pradesh was vandalized by unidentified people on Sunday around midnight, reports said.

05 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress files complaint against BJP over 'communal' animation 

The Congress has filed a complaint against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda, Amit Malviya, and BY Vijayendra over a communally charged video.

04 May 2024

Telangana

'It was lovely': Congress candidate's bizarre statement after slapping woman 

Congress candidate from Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency, T Jeevan Reddy, on Saturday addressed the viral video showing him slapping an elderly woman while campaigning.

04 May 2024

Odisha

'Denied funds': Congress's Sucharita Mohanty returns Puri ticket 

Sucharita Mohanty, the Congress Party's nominee for the Puri Lok Sabha seat, has returned her ticket due to a lack of campaign funds.

03 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'Mother entrusted me with family's 'karmabhoomi'': Rahul after filing nomination

After filing his papers from Raebareli parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that it was an emotional moment for him to submit his nomination from a seat that was held by his mother for 20 years.

03 May 2024

Smriti Irani

'Congress has accepted defeat...': Irani on Rahul Gandhi's Amethi exit 

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani has claimed that the Congress party's decision to not field a member of the Gandhi family from Amethi is an admission of defeat.

03 May 2024

Smriti Irani

Who is KL Sharma, Congress's pick for Amethi seat 

After weeks of deliberations and talks, the Congress on Friday nominated Kishori Lal Sharma for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat, breaking the long-standing tradition of fielding candidates from the Gandhi family.

03 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi's 'daro mat, bhago mat' jibe at Rahul's Raebareli move 

After the Congress named Rahul Gandhi as its candidate from the Raebareli seat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a jibe at the opposition party's decision.

03 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul arrives in Raebareli with family to file nomination papers

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday traveled to Raebareli on a special chartered flight to submit his nomination from the parliamentary constituency, which will go to polls on May 20.

03 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress picks Rahul Gandhi from Raebareli, KL Sharma from Amethi 

After weeks of deliberations and talks, the Congress on Friday named Rahul Gandhi as its candidate from the traditional Gandhi family seat of Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP repeats 2019 pick Dinesh Pratap Singh from Raebareli

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the name of Uttar Pradesh Minister Dinesh Pratap Singh as their candidate for the Raebareli parliamentary constituency.

02 May 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi slams INDIA over Khurshid's niece's 'vote jihad' remark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday criticized the opposition for the "vote jihad" appeal made by Maria Alam, the niece of Congress leader Salman Khurshid.