Indian National Congress (INC): News

06 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

What's the north-south controversy following BJP's win in assembly elections

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday asked the opposition parties, constituents of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), to not divide the country by pitting the north against the south.

03 Dec 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, other senior leaders to skip Parliament this winter

In a significant decision, the Indian National Congress (INC) has chosen to keep former President Rahul Gandhi and top leaders away from the Winter Session of Parliament so that attention is not diverted from its Bharat Jodo Yatra, NDTV reported, citing sources.

01 Dec 2022

Swara Bhasker

Swara Bhasker joins Rahul Gandhi in 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker joined politician Rahul Gandhi during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Indian National Congress (INC) devised this yatra as part of their new campaign. Though not declared, this seems to be a part of the 2024 general elections campaign.

19 Oct 2022

Congress President

Kharge becomes first non-Gandhi Congress President in over 2 decades

Veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge was elected as the new president of the Congress party on Wednesday, the first non-Gandhi to lead the party in 24 years.

17 Oct 2022

Congress President

It's Kharge vs Tharoor in Congress presidential election today

After the nomination phase witnessed a rollercoaster ride with a series of political dramas, over 9,000 delegates from the state units of Congress will cast their votes to elect their new president on Monday.

12 Oct 2022

Congress President

No one's official candidate, don't compare me with Tharoor: Kharge

Congress stalwart Mallikarjun Kharge dismissed speculations about being the party's "official" candidate for the party's upcoming presidential election next week, saying that the perception of a proxy party chief endorsed by the Gandhis had been perpetuated by the media.

06 Oct 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Sonia walks with Rahul in Karnataka's Mandya

Senior leader and Indian National Congress (INC) interim president Sonia Gandhi joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Thursday, and walked beside son Rahul Gandhi.

01 Oct 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge resigns as Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha

After filing his nomination for the presidential polls of Congress on Friday, veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge submitted his resignation as the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Rajya Sabha on Saturday, reported India Today.

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.

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.

28 Sep 2022

Digvijaya Singh

Will Digvijaya Singh run for Congress president? Details here

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and a veteran Congress leader, Digvijaya Singh may also run for Congress president, reports said on Wednesday.

28 Sep 2022

Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot to meet Sonia Gandhi, won't resign today: MLA

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will be meeting Indian National Congress (INC) chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Wednesday evening, reports said.

26 Sep 2022

Ashok Gehlot

After Rajasthan drama, will Ashok Gehlot quit Congress president race?

A front-runner in the Congress president race, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot is likely to drop out soon, reports said on Monday.

26 Sep 2022

Ghulam Nabi Azad

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."

26 Sep 2022


Rajasthan: 90+ Gehlot loyalists resign to stop Pilot's CM bid

The political crisis in Rajasthan worsened late on Sunday after an unsuccessful Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting as MLAs loyal to CM Ashok Gehlot kicked up a storm over the possibility of Sachin Pilot succeeding him.

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.

23 Sep 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Gehlot confirms Congress president poll bid, says 'Gandhis won't contest'

A day after meeting senior leader Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot confirmed that no member of the Gandhi family will be contesting the upcoming polls for the Indian National Congress (INC) president.

22 Sep 2022

Congress President

After Rahul's 'one man, one post' rebuke, Gehlot's new stand

Indian National Congress (INC) leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday clarified that the party hopes to stand by its "one person, one post" rule.

20 Sep 2022

Congress President

Shashi Tharoor, Ashok Gehlot, Rahul Gandhi: Who will head Congress?

Thiruvananthapuram MP and former Union minister, Shashi Tharoor, is set to file papers soon to contest in the upcoming Congress presidential polls.

19 Sep 2022

Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh joins BJP, merges his PLC party

Veteran politician and former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi on Monday.

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.

Congress vs BJP: The politics around India's cheetah relocation project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released eight cheetahs flown in from Namibia into the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.

16 Sep 2022


Bharat Jodo Yatra: Kerala Congress suspends 3 over donation row

In a puzzling turn of events, three Kerala workers of the Indian National Congress (INC) were suspended after they allegedly threatened a vegetable vendor to pay more donation for the party's ongoing 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'.

16 Sep 2022

Amarinder Singh

Punjab ex-CM Capt. Amarinder Singh to join BJP on Monday

Former Chief Minister and Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) chief Capt. Amarinder Singh will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday, said PLC spokesperson Pritpal Baliawal.

14 Sep 2022


Goa Congress in tatters: 8 of 11 MLAs join BJP

In yet another big blow to the already crumbling Indian National Congress (INC), eight of its 11 MLAs in Goa switched to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.

12 Sep 2022

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Why are RSS, BJP fighting Congress over 'burning' khaki shorts?

A tweet by the Indian National Congress (INC) triggered a major political row on Monday with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blaming the grand old party for instigating violence

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.

07 Sep 2022

Tamil Nadu

Eyeing 2024 polls, Rahul Gandhi flags off 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'

Indian National Congress (INC) MP Rahul Gandhi launches the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari on Wednesday.

05 Sep 2022


Jharkhand political crisis: CM Hemant Soren wins trust vote

Amid a raging political storm, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday won the trust vote, with 48 of 81 MLAs voting in his favor in the Assembly.

04 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

RaGa's 'Halla Bol' on Modi, says hate rising in India

In a no-holds-barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi senior leader of the Indian National Congress (INC), Rahul Gandhi, said that under his rule, hate is on the rise in India.

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.

30 Aug 2022

Shashi Tharoor

Is Shashi Tharoor planning to run for Congress president?

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has set off speculations about him running for the party president's post after he called for a "free and fair" election for its leadership in an article for Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi.

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.

24 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Blow to Congress as Jaiveer Shergill resigns with 'sycophancy' jab

In yet another rebellion, National Spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill resigned from the Indian National Congress (INC) on Wednesday.

24 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Gandhis fly abroad as Congress searches for next party president

Indian National Congress (INC) president Sonia Gandhi will be flying abroad for a medical checkup on Wednesday with her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for an undisclosed period.

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


Eye on 2024: Kejriwal launches 'Make India No. 1' mission

With the 2024 general elections inching closer, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched the 'Make India No. 1' mission.

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.

16 Aug 2022


'Distressed' by Dalit boy's death, Rajasthan Congress MLA resigns

Saddened by the demise of a nine-year-old Dalit boy in an alleged caste crime, Rajasthan MLA Pana Chand Meghwal sent his resignation to CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday.

15 Aug 2022


Will oppose distortion of history: Congress after BJP questions Nehru

A day after the BJP questioned Jawaharlal Nehru's role in India's partition, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Monday that the party would strongly oppose "political gains" by putting national icons of the Independence movement "on the dock based on lies."

03 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Enforcement Directorate seals National Herald office just day after raids

A day after raiding multiple locations linked to the National Herald newspaper on Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday sealed a portion of the newspaper's office.

27 Jul 2022

Sonia Gandhi

National Herald: Sonia Gandhi's 3rd round of questioning today

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is all set to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday for her third round of questioning in the National Herald case.

26 Jul 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi detained at protest over Sonia Gandhi's ED questioning

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was detained by the Delhi Police on Tuesday after a massive protest at Vijay Chowk in the national capital.

25 Jul 2022

Lok Sabha

'Unruly behavior': 4 Congress MPs suspended for entire monsoon session

Amid a heated monsoon session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday suspended four Congress MPs for "unruly behavior."

21 Jul 2022


India gets its first tribal woman president in Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu has been elected as 15th President of India.

19 Jul 2022


India's richest woman: Savitri Jindal's net-worth triples in 2 years

Savitri Jindal, the richest woman in India, saw her net worth increase three times in just the last two years, according to Forbes.

28 Jun 2022

Delhi Police

Sonia Gandhi's 71-year-old personal secretary PP Madhavan accused of rape

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's personal secretary has been booked for raping and threatening a woman, reports quoted the Delhi Police officials as saying.

24 Jun 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul was too tired to answer 20% of questions: ED

Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, stated on Wednesday that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) agents who interrogated him regarding the purported money laundering in the National Herald case were impressed by the patience with which he answered their questions.

22 Jun 2022

Yashwant Sinha

BJP reacts after Puducherry Congress terms Draupadi Murmu 'dummy president'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday accused the Indian National Congress's (INC) Puducherry unit of insulting the country's tribal community and women.

21 Jun 2022

Rahul Gandhi

'National Herald' case: RaGa joins ED probe on 5th day

Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to rejoin the investigation against him in an alleged money laundering case involving the National Herald newspaper.

03 Jun 2022

Sonia Gandhi

After Sonia Gandhi, now Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tests COVID-19 positive

Indian National Congress (INC) General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has tested COVID-19 positive with mild symptoms.

03 Jun 2022

Sonia Gandhi

National Herald case: ED summons Rahul Gandhi on June 13

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to Indian National Congress (INC) MP Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on June 13 in a money laundering case pertaining to the National Herald newspaper.

BJP received whopping Rs. 477 crore in donations in 2020-21

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received Rs. 477.5 crore in donations in 2020-21, while the Indian National Congress (INC) got Rs. 74.50 crore, according to the annual contribution report made public by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday.

31 May 2022

Hardik Patel

Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel to join BJP on Thursday

Weeks after leaving the Indian National Congress, Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday, reported ANI.

30 May 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Who was Sidhu Moose Wala? Looking at late singer's life

Congress leader and popular rapper-singer Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead on Sunday evening in Punjab's Mansa district.

30 May 2022

Piyush Goyal

BJP, Congress announce candidates for Rajya Sabha elections: Check here

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced the names of 18 candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.

21 May 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Congress doesn't want to be big daddy, Rahul Gandhi clarifies

Several opposition parties reportedly got upset with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's recent remark at the party's Udaipur Chintan Shivir that only the Congress alone can fight the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because regional parties lack ideology and a centralized approach.

15 May 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress plans 'padyatras' from Kashmir to Kanyakumari over unemployment

The Congress intends to take out padyatras (foot marches) across the country to raise the issue of unemployment and hold janta durbars (public meetings) to connect with the people.

12 May 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Rahul for Congress chief again? Clamor grows before Chintan Shivir

Ahead of the Congress's three-day 'Chintan Shivir' in Rajasthan's Udaipur from May 13, clamor for the return of Rahul Gandhi as party chief could reportedly grow.

Ex-telecom minister Sukh Ram dies at 94; cremation on Thursday

Sukh Ram, a former union minister and veteran Congress leader from Himachal Pradesh, died at Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) early on Wednesday. He was 94.

28 Apr 2022


Sachin Pilot asks Congress for Rajasthan CM post 'without delay'

Rajasthan Congress leader Sachin Pilot has reportedly asked interim party chief Sonia Gandhi to make him the chief minister "without any delay," according to NDTV.

27 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Here's why Prashant Kishor is not joining Congress

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday declined to join the Congress and said he will not take responsibility for the 2024 general elections.

25 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress announces 'Empowered Action Group' for 2024; silent on PK

Congress held a crucial meeting on Monday during which party chief Sonia Gandhi decided to constitute an "Empowered Action Group" for the 2024 general elections.

22 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Is Prashant Kishor looking to get top post in Congress?

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is likely to organize one final meeting with well-known poll strategist Prashant Kishor and persuade him to join the party with an "attractive offer," India Today reported.

20 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

2024 in sight, Sonia Gandhi meets Prashant Kishor again

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday evening — their second meeting since Saturday.

20 Apr 2022


Congress 'Chintan Shivir' to examine Prashant Kishor's plan next month

A month after facing an electoral fiasco in five states, the Congress party is planning to hold a three-day brainstorming session—called "Chintan Shivir"—from May 13 to 15.