Congress Working Committee (CWC): News
16 Mar 2022Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi fires 5 state Congress chiefs over poll drubbing
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday asked the party's chiefs in five states--where it suffered massive defeats in assembly polls last week--to put in their resignations.
Sonia Gandhi to remain Congress president, decides CWC
Sonia Gandhi will continue as the Congress president, the party's top decision-making body - Congress Working Committee (CWC) decided on Sunday after a four-and-half-hour meeting.
Sonia Gandhi chairs key Congress meeting after election losses
The top body of the Indian National Congress party held a meeting on Sunday after the recent assembly elections in five states.
Sonia Gandhi to hold Congress parliamentary strategy meet today
After suffering a crushing defeat in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states, Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) President Sonia Gandhi will hold an important meeting on Sunday at 10 am to discuss the party's poll performance.
12 Mar 2022Congress Party
After poll disaster, Congress's top decision-making body to meet tomorrow
After facing a massive setback in the recent Assembly elections in five states, Congress's top decision-making body—the Congress Working Committee (CWC)—will convene a meeting on Sunday, NDTV reported.
16 Oct 2021Sonia Gandhi
New Congress chief to be appointed by September 2022
Elections to appoint the new Congress party president will be held by September 2022, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) decided in a meting today, NDTV reported citing sources.
14 Apr 2021Rahul Gandhi
CWC to discuss COVID-19 situation virtually on April 17
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will virtually meet on April 17 to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country, party sources said on Wednesday.
26 Mar 2021Mark Zuckerberg
Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers
In the first appearance before Congress since the US Capitol Hill riots, Big Tech faced criticism for around five hours about its handling of extremism and misinformation during the pandemic and the protests.
22 Jan 2021Sonia 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.
18 Jan 2021Kapil Sibal
No clarity on Congress' internal polls, says 'dissenter' Kapil Sibal
Kapil Sibal, one of the 23 Congress leaders to write a letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding sweeping changes, said there's no clarity on when internal polls will be held, a statement that shows the grand old party's refusal to accept ground realities.
19 Dec 2020Sonia Gandhi
Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he is willing to "work for the party as all desire" at a meeting with party dissenters who wrote a letter criticizing the leadership in August.
19 Dec 2020Shashi 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.
19 Nov 2020Bihar
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.
28 Aug 2020Sonia 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.
24 Aug 2020Sonia 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 2020Sonia 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 Jan 2020Rajasthan
Rahul's next political step: Yatra to highlight government's economic failures
With an aim to criticize the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), "reconnect" with masses, and shed light on the economic failures of the current regime, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will soon begin a yatra, an HT report said.
04 Jan 2020Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Constitution's Preamble printed on it, Priyanka sends New Years cards
Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who is leading the charge against BJP on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), decided to send special New Year cards this time.
13 Aug 2019Jammu And Kashmir
Rahul Gandhi accepts J&K Governor's 'invitation', but has few demands
After Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik asked former Congress President Rahul Gandhi to visit the state before talking about ground realities, the latter took him up on the offer.
10 Aug 2019Lok Sabha
Congress chooses interim president, Sonia Gandhi to succeed RaGa
After weeks of uncertainty, the Congress party has finally chosen UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi as its interim President.
10 Aug 2019Rahul Gandhi
Sonia, Rahul opt out of selection process for next Congress-chief
A short while ago, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi left the Congress Working Committee meeting, convened to decide the next president of the party.
09 Aug 2019Sonia Gandhi
Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet
In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.
04 Aug 2019India
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.
28 Jul 2019Shashi Tharoor
Lack of clarity at the top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor
Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP, Shashi Tharoor, said that lack of clarity on leadership following Rahul Gandhi's resignation is hurting the party.
03 Jul 2019Lok Sabha
After Rahul Gandhi, who will be the next Congress President?
Since Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, leaders of the party have been boiling the ocean, trying to get him to stay.
20 Jun 2019Lok Sabha
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.
13 Jun 2019Rahul Gandhi
After humiliating poll defeat, Priyanka Gandhi criticizes Congress workers
Congress was completely decimated in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Not just that, the Bharatiya Janata Party returned to power with a better tally than 2014.
29 May 2019Lok Sabha
Sheila Dikshit plans 'dharna' to stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning
After a crushing defeat in the 2019 general elections, Congress is going through a crisis. Party President Rahul Gandhi is adamant to leave his post and the rest of the members are trying hard to convince him.
28 May 2019Rajasthan
Rahul wants to resign, Sonia tells him "Gandhis don't quit"
The results of 2019 Lok Sabha polls jolted Congress and shattered its President Rahul Gandhi. Under his leadership, the party won just 52 seats.
25 May 2019Rahul 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.
25 May 2019Narendra Modi
Despite poll debacle, Congress doesn't accept Rahul Gandhi's resignation
After a humiliating defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered to step down from his post on Saturday.
12 Mar 2019Gujarat
Hardik Patel joins Congress in Rahul Gandhi's presence
Hardik Patel, the firebrand leader who led the Patidar agitation, joined Congress on Tuesday in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi.
12 Mar 2019Gujarat
In PM Modi's state, Rahul, Sonia, Priyanka discuss general elections
On Tuesday, the three Gandhis- Sonia, Rahul, and Priyanka, went to Gujarat the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to chalk out the strategy of upcoming general elections which will start from April 11.
15 Sep 2018Uttar Pradesh
Congress workers protest in Allahabad after removal of Nehru statue
A statue of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru was removed from an intersection in Allahabad as part of a road-widening project, triggering protests by the Congress.
22 Jul 2018India
At first CWC-meet, RaGa reminds of "role, responsibility" of Congress
Rahul Gandhi, appointed the Congress chief in December, is chairing his first Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, two days after the party's joint no-confidence motion was staggeringly defeated in parliament.
19 Jul 2018Karnataka
'Rahul should be PM,' says Kumaraswamy amid reports of dissent
Days after he said becoming the Karnataka CM was like "drinking poison," HD Kumaraswamy has asserted it isn't Congress he is unhappy with, but media and the society, which are "consistently working against (his) government."
18 Jul 2018Sonia Gandhi
Rahul constitutes new Congress Working Committee, drops veterans' names
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted the Congress Working Committee (CWC), which was earlier dissolved prior to the election of Congress President.
29 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
Aspiring Congress spokespersons appeared in 'exam' on 'Modi government's failures'
Aspiring spokespersons of the UP Congress Committee (UPCC) had a surprise yesterday: they were made to sit for a 30-minute 'exam' and an interview for the post.
18 Mar 2018Sonia Gandhi
BJP mismanaged Kashmir issue "like never before": Manmohan Singh
At the final day of the Congress' plenary session in New Delhi, senior party leaders launched blistering attacks on the ruling BJP, blaming it for mismanagement of the Kashmir issue "like never before," the "big lie" of demonetization and its "greatest disservice" to India: pushing people into poverty.
14 Dec 2017Sonia Gandhi
Following Rahul's elevation, what will Sonia Gandhi's role be?
During her 19-year tenure as Congress president, Sonia Gandhi has certainly revived the party. However, with her failing health, she has slowly relinquished her hold.