Randeep Surjewala

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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.

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."

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.

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.

"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).

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.

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

14 Mar 2019

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

As China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was "weak" and "scared of" Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Citing NSA's 2010-interview, Congress says Doval gave 'clean-chit' to Azhar

12 Mar 2019

Citing NSA's 2010-interview, Congress says Doval gave 'clean-chit' to Azhar

The Congress today cited a 2010 interview of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to claim that he blamed the BJP-led government for the release of JeM chief Masood Azhar in the Kandahar hijacking episode (1999) and gave a "clean chit" to the terrorist.

Won't rest till IYC-workers' murderers are brought to justice: Rahul

18 Feb 2019

Won't rest till IYC-workers' murderers are brought to justice: Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today termed the "brutal murder" of two Youth Congress workers in Kerala as "shocking" and said the party will not rest till the murderers are brought to justice.

HAL didn't receive orders claimed by Sitharaman; Congress alleges falsity

06 Jan 2019

HAL didn't receive orders claimed by Sitharaman; Congress alleges falsity

While defending the Rafale deal, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had accused the Congress of shedding false tears for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and had claimed that the NDA government had drawn up contracts worth Rs. 1 lakh crore for HAL.

Congress will hold protests outside CBI offices across nation: Surjewala

25 Oct 2018

Congress will hold protests outside CBI offices across nation: Surjewala

The Congress will hold protests on Friday outside all CBI offices across the country, demanding an apology from PM Modi and reinstatement of CBI Director Alok Verma who was sent on leave.

CBI is now BBI (BJP Bureau of Investigation): Mamata Banerjee

24 Oct 2018

CBI is now BBI (BJP Bureau of Investigation): Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has become the Bharatiya Janata Party's policing agency.

Bharat Bandh called on Monday: All details here

09 Sep 2018

Bharat Bandh called on Monday: All details here

Opposition parties led by the Congress has called for a Bharat Bandh on September 10 to protest against rising fuel prices in the country.

Rafale deal: Ambani asks Congress leaders to stop derogatory comments

23 Aug 2018

Rafale deal: Ambani asks Congress leaders to stop derogatory comments

Facing allegations of getting undue benefits from the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group has sent legal notices to several Congress leaders asking them to "cease and desist" from leveling such charges.

Independence Day: Amit Shah's gaffe during flag-hoisting mocked by Congress

15 Aug 2018

Independence Day: Amit Shah's gaffe during flag-hoisting mocked by Congress

Bharatiya Janta Party President Amit Shah was left red-faced today when the flag he was unfurling at the party's headquarters fell down.

Is China printing Indian currency? China hasn't denied it yet

14 Aug 2018

Is China printing Indian currency? China hasn't denied it yet

China has yet to deny a report by the South China Morning Post (SCMP) which claimed that China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPMC) was printing currency notes for India and several other countries.

Former Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Kumar Reddy returns to Congress

13 Jul 2018

Former Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Kumar Reddy returns to Congress

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy returned to Congress today, four years after quitting the party.

GST anniversary: "Gamechanger" or "surgical strike"? Top leaders speak up

01 Jul 2018

GST anniversary: "Gamechanger" or "surgical strike"? Top leaders speak up

One year ago on this day, the country's tax regime underwent a drastic overhaul with the launch of the never-seen-before-in-India Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Morphed-photo of Pranab surfaces, daughter Sharmistha says 'told you so'

08 Jun 2018

Morphed-photo of Pranab surfaces, daughter Sharmistha says 'told you so'

Soon after former President Pranab Mukherjee attended the RSS's Tritiya Varsh Training programme in Nagpur on Thursday, a morphed picture of him doing the RSS-style salute surfaced on social media.

Modi govt is 'surveillance sarkar', says Congress

16 Apr 2018

Modi govt is 'surveillance sarkar', says Congress

The Congress today attacked the Modi government over its proposal to install a chip in television set-top boxes to ascertain viewership data, dubbing the move a serious breach of privacy and the "next stage of surveillance".

All about Rahul Gandhi's midnight-protest against Unnao, Kathua rapes

13 Apr 2018

All about Rahul Gandhi's midnight-protest against Unnao, Kathua rapes

At midnight yesterday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi led a "silent vigil" at Delhi's India Gate seeking justice for the Unnao and Kathua rape victims.

Sonia's dinner: 20 Opposition parties discuss politics "informally"

14 Mar 2018

Sonia's dinner: 20 Opposition parties discuss politics "informally"

Members of 20 Opposition parties came together on Tuesday at a dinner hosted by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi.

INX money-laundering: CBI seeks 14-day custody to grill Karti Chidambaram

01 Mar 2018

INX money-laundering: CBI seeks 14-day custody to grill Karti Chidambaram

The CBI has sought 14-day custody of Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, in the INX money laundering case.

Karti Chidambaram's arrest: Congress says, PM diverting from corruption scandals

01 Mar 2018

Karti Chidambaram's arrest: Congress says, PM diverting from corruption scandals

Slamming the graft allegations against P Chidambaram's son Karti, Congress claimed that PM Narendra Modi is desperately trying to divert people's attention from the corruption scandals tumbling out of BJP's closet.

Gadkari: Won't give an inch of South Mumbai to Navy

12 Jan 2018

Gadkari: Won't give an inch of South Mumbai to Navy

Shipping and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari bamboozled everyone with his recent remarks. He claimed that he "won't give an inch of land" to the Indian Navy in South Mumbai for staff-quarters. Instead, he asked them to go and patrol the Pakistan border.

Gujarat polls: Congress says CEC working as Modi's "personal secretary"

14 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Congress says CEC working as Modi's "personal secretary"

The bitterly-fought Gujarat elections have witnessed a new democratic low. Now, Congress has accused CEC of working as PM Narendra Modi's "personal secretary."

EC files FIR against Rahul for interview on Gujarat-poll eve

14 Dec 2017

EC files FIR against Rahul for interview on Gujarat-poll eve

On the eve of the Gujarat polls' second phase, BJP and Congress again exchanged a war of words. This time it involves Rahul Gandhi's interview to a Gujarati TV channel which violated the 48hr ban on campaigning.

Gujarat polls: Rahul says Congress confident of winning Gujarat polls

12 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Rahul says Congress confident of winning Gujarat polls

With Gujarat polls' second phase on December 14, today was Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi's last day of campaigning.

Congress red-faced after Yuva Desh's "chai-wala" meme mocks PM Modi

22 Nov 2017

Congress red-faced after Yuva Desh's "chai-wala" meme mocks PM Modi

As Gujarat goes to polls next month, Congress has thrust itself into a new controversy.

Gujarat CM Rupani demands Ahmed Patel's resignation for "recruiting" terrorist

28 Oct 2017

Gujarat CM Rupani demands Ahmed Patel's resignation for "recruiting" terrorist

Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly Elections, CM Vijay Rupani has leveled a sensational charge against Sonia Gandhi's aide and Congress leader Ahmed Patel.

BJP attacks Congress over Robert Vadra's links with arms dealer

18 Oct 2017

BJP attacks Congress over Robert Vadra's links with arms dealer

BJP and Congress locked horns over a Times Now report alleging that Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra had "links" with fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

Congress: Anyone can fight Rahul for Congress' president post

05 Oct 2017

Congress: Anyone can fight Rahul for Congress' president post

As Congress faces criticism over dynastic politics and for not allowing other people to stake claim to Congress' president post, its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that leaders wishing to challenge Rahul Gandhi for the post are welcome to file nominations.

Sushma lashes out at Rahul Gandhi over meeting Chinese Envoy

04 Aug 2017

Sushma lashes out at Rahul Gandhi over meeting Chinese Envoy

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj slammed Rahul Gandhi for recently meeting with the Chinese ambassador amid the Doklam standoff.

Parliament's Monsoon session: 16 bills have been listed

16 Jul 2017

Parliament's Monsoon session: 16 bills have been listed

With the monsoon session of Parliament beginning from July 17, the opposition would counter the government over a range of issues including national-security.

Sikkim standoff: Did Rahul Gandhi meet Chinese envoy during tension?

10 Jul 2017

Sikkim standoff: Did Rahul Gandhi meet Chinese envoy during tension?

Did Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meet Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui during the Indo-China border stand-off in Sikkim or did he not? Seems to be a mystery.

Rahul Gandhi sets off for Saharanpur despite no permission

27 May 2017

Rahul Gandhi sets off for Saharanpur despite no permission

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi left for violence-hit Saharanpur despite being denied permission by authorities.

Saharanpur riots- Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit Saharanpur

26 May 2017

Saharanpur riots- Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit Saharanpur

Police have denied permission to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to visit Saharanpur, which is tense after recent communal clashes that killed at least two and injured several.

Saharanpur violence: 400 anti-riot personnel sent by Center

26 May 2017

Saharanpur violence: 400 anti-riot personnel sent by Center

The rapid caste violence spreading in Saharanpur from 5th May onwards has killed at least 2 people and left 29 injured.

Saharanpur violence: Section 144 imposed, internet disabled

25 May 2017

Saharanpur violence: Section 144 imposed, internet disabled

Police have imposed Section 144 in Saharanpur in light of the growing caste based violence in the district.