Articles about Randeep Surjewala

Randeep Singh Surjewala is a senior politician from the Indian National Congress (INC), currently serving as the party’s General Secretary and a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC). He is also a national spokesperson for the party. Like his father, Shamsher Singh Surjewala, Randeep Surjewala has been associated with the Congress since his early years and has risen to be a recognized leader. Surjewala pursued his Bachelor of Law degree from Punjab University and started practicing law at 21 in 1988. Later, in 1991, he commenced practice in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Over the years, he has held several posts within the Congress, such as the Haryana Pradesh Youth Congress General Secretary, National President of the Indian Youth Congress, Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), and President of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), among others. Surjewala won a notable victory in the 2005 Haryana Assembly elections against the then CM Om Prakash Chautala and has held various portfolios as a Cabinet minister in the Congress-led Haryana governments. He also won the 2009 and 2014 State Assembly elections from the Kaithal constituency of Haryana but lost from there to BJP’s Leela Ram in 2019.

Legalized loot, organized plunder: Congress on National Monetization Pipeline

24 Aug 2021

Legalized loot, organized plunder: Congress on National Monetization Pipeline

The Congress on Tuesday described the government's infrastructure monetization plan as "legalized loot and organized plunder," alleging that the invaluable public assets created over decades are being handed over to a chosen few.

LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs. 25. Check rates here

18 Aug 2021

LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs. 25. Check rates here

Prices of non-subsidized Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders have been increased with effect from Tuesday, August 17.

Congress: No plan in place to evacuate Indians from Afghanistan

16 Aug 2021

Congress: No plan in place to evacuate Indians from Afghanistan

With the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, Congress on Monday asked the Modi government to wake up from its slumber and protect Indians in the strife-torn country.

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account restored after row over locking it

14 Aug 2021

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account restored after row over locking it

Twitter has restored Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's account, one week after temporarily locking it.

Twitter row: Congress says PM wants to suppress people's voice

18 Jun 2021

Twitter row: Congress says PM wants to suppress people's voice

The Congress on Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to suppress the voice of 140 crore Indians and does not want them to say anything against him and his government.

Congress wants Karnataka HM to resign following Chamarajanagar hospital deaths

03 May 2021

Congress wants Karnataka HM to resign following Chamarajanagar hospital deaths

The Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar after the death of 24 patients at a hospital in the Chamarajanagar district of the state due to an alleged oxygen shortage.

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

28 Dec 2020

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been facing criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his absence at the party's Foundation Day event.

Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

19 Dec 2020

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.

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

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.

As farmers and police clash, Gurudwara in Haryana feeds cops

28 Nov 2020

As farmers and police clash, Gurudwara in Haryana feeds cops

As farmers clashed with the police during their march to Delhi to protest against three central farm laws, a heart-warming video has come to the fore from Haryana's Karnal area.

BJP's big Bihar promises: Free coronavirus vaccine; 19 lakh jobs

22 Oct 2020

BJP's big Bihar promises: Free coronavirus vaccine; 19 lakh jobs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released manifesto for poll-bound Bihar. Among the big promises were free coronavirus vaccine for all and an assurance of 19 lakh jobs to seekers.

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

21 Oct 2020

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.

Need concrete solutions for COVID-19, not speeches: Congress on Modi

20 Oct 2020

Need concrete solutions for COVID-19, not speeches: Congress on Modi

The Indian National Congress on Tuesday urged the Prime Minister to come up with concrete solutions for the COVID-19 crisis instead of giving "plain speeches."

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

25 Sep 2020

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

Angry with three agriculture reform Bills brought by the Centre, farmers across the country will be participating in Bharat Bandh today, September 25, with Punjab and Haryana becoming the epicenter of protests.

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

18 Sep 2020

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

The resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder.

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

14 Sep 2020

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will likely address the ongoing India-China border row in the Parliament on Tuesday, according to reports. The timing of the statement has not been confirmed.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

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.

Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot v/s Ashok Gehlot in HC today

20 Jul 2020

Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot v/s Ashok Gehlot in HC today

On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court took up a plea filed by former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 of his loyalists challenging the disqualification notices served to them by Speaker CP Joshi last week, soon after the desert state plunged into a political crisis.

Pilot calls Chidambaram; Congress suspends two MLAs over BJP links

17 Jul 2020

Pilot calls Chidambaram; Congress suspends two MLAs over BJP links

The political crisis in Rajasthan took a surprising turn on Thursday as rebel Sachin Pilot called up senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, days after the party stripped him of two posts.

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot approaches court, Harish Salve is his lawyer

16 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Sachin Pilot approaches court, Harish Salve is his lawyer

The rift between rebel Sachin Pilot and his party Congress widened as the former approached Rajasthan High Court challenging Speaker CP Joshi's disqualification notice, that was served on Wednesday.

Rajasthan: Open for talks, says Congress after Sachin Pilot revolts

13 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Open for talks, says Congress after Sachin Pilot revolts

With "rebel" Sachin Pilot deriding Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in public, the Congress government on Monday extended an olive branch to him saying that differences can be resolved.

BJP attempting to destabilize Rajasthan government, alleges Congress, shifts MLAs

11 Jun 2020

BJP attempting to destabilize Rajasthan government, alleges Congress, shifts MLAs

The Congress in Rajasthan sniffed a plot to destabilize its government by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and as a precautionary measure, moved nearly 107 MLAs and independents supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's regime to a resort at the outskirts of Jaipur on Wednesday.

Haryana doubles salaries of healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

10 Apr 2020

Haryana doubles salaries of healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

As healthcare workers around the world are leading the fight against coronavirus from the front, they are exposed to its threat more than anyone else.

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

07 Mar 2020

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

The ban on two Malayalam channels, Asianet News and Media One, was lifted on Saturday, ahead of the stipulated 48-hour window.

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

20 Feb 2020

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

After Congress faced yet another election defeat, this time in the state that it ruled for fifteen years, several leaders assessed the debacle.

'New Year's gift': LPG prices hiked for fifth straight month

01 Jan 2020

'New Year's gift': LPG prices hiked for fifth straight month

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder prices were hiked for the fifth consecutive month on Wednesday.

Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar says no talks with Sena for alliance

19 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar says no talks with Sena for alliance

As the Maharashtra power tussle continues even a week after President's Rule was imposed in the state, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has taken a U-turn.

Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

24 Oct 2019

Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

With each passing hour, the picture of Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies are becoming clearer.

Axe in hand, Khattar tells supporter: 'Will chop-off your head'

12 Sep 2019

Axe in hand, Khattar tells supporter: 'Will chop-off your head'

On Wednesday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar found himself in the middle of a controversy after a video surfaced on social media, showing him losing cool on a BJP worker.

Not just Rahul, Pakistan's UN letter quotes BJP's Khattar too

29 Aug 2019

Not just Rahul, Pakistan's UN letter quotes BJP's Khattar too

On Wednesday, BJP shredded into Congress' Rahul Gandhi, after reports suggested that the latter's take on Kashmir issue was used by Pakistan in its letter to United Nations.

After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'

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".

Modiji doesn't respect RSS' views anymore, claims Priyanka Gandhi

20 Aug 2019

Modiji doesn't respect RSS' views anymore, claims Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday saying he no longer respects the views of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mentor of BJP.

Trump claims Modi asked for mediation on Kashmir-issue, India denies

23 Jul 2019

Trump claims Modi asked for mediation on Kashmir-issue, India denies

Hours after the United States President Donald Trump made a tall claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "requested" him to "mediate" on Kashmir dispute, India refuted it.

"How many wickets?": Bihar Health Minister at meeting on encephalitis

18 Jun 2019

"How many wickets?": Bihar Health Minister at meeting on encephalitis

The fierce outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar has left many worried, but apparently, state Health Minister Mangal Pandey couldn't be less bothered.

Godse was 'deshbhakt', says BJP's Pragya Thakur; apologizes later

16 May 2019

Godse was 'deshbhakt', says BJP's Pragya Thakur; apologizes later

BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blasts-accused, Pragya Singh Thakur, on Thursday called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a "deshbhakt" (patriot).

Rajiv Gandhi didn't misuse INS Viraat for vacation: Congress

09 May 2019

Rajiv Gandhi didn't misuse INS Viraat for vacation: Congress

Indian politics has gotten more interesting and nastier than ever.

Ex-DGP condemns Sadhvi Pragya's remarks on 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare

20 Apr 2019

Ex-DGP condemns Sadhvi Pragya's remarks on 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare

BJP's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's comments on martyred Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare sparked a row on Friday.

Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi? Congress keeps up with suspense

14 Apr 2019

Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi? Congress keeps up with suspense

On Saturday, Congress announced a fresh list of nine candidates for Uttar Pradesh for upcoming Lok Sabha polls but remained mum on Varanasi.

Laser was pointed seven times at Rahul Gandhi, claims Congress

11 Apr 2019

Laser was pointed seven times at Rahul Gandhi, claims Congress

In a disturbing development, Congress has claimed security was breached during party president Rahul Gandhi's visit in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

After MP raids, I-T detects "well-organized" racket involving Rs. 281cr

09 Apr 2019

After MP raids, I-T detects "well-organized" racket involving Rs. 281cr

A day after Income Tax officials raided residences of aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, the body said on Monday that it has detected "widespread" and "well-organized" racket involving Rs. 281 crore.