Randeep Singh Surjewala: News

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.

10 Apr 2024

Hema Malini

Explained: Row over Surjewala's 'vulgar' comments against Hema Malini 

The Election Commission of India (EC) has issued a show-cause notice to Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala over his comments about Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and film actress Hema Malini.

04 Apr 2024

Congress Party

Gourav Vallabh joins BJP hours after quitting Congress

Former Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday.

04 Apr 2024

Amit Malviya

BJP attacks Surjewala over remarks on Hema Malini; he responds 

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of manipulating a video clip after the saffron party shared a video of him making "vile, sexist" remarks against Hema Malini.

19 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

'Maintain decorum': Modi to BJP MPs responding to opposition criticism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s MPs to "maintain decorum" when addressing criticism from the opposition.

12 Dec 2023

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Rajya Sabha passes election commissioner appointment bill, key changes made

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Other Election Commissioners (ECs) (Appointment, Conditions of Service, and Term of Office) Bill, 2023, moved by Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal.

09 Nov 2023

Congress Party

SC grants Randeep Surjewala 5-week protection in 23-year-old case

The Supreme Court on Thursday granted Congress MP Randeep Singh Surjewala a five-week stay on a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against him by an MP/MLA court in Varanasi in a 23-year-old case.

11 Jul 2023

Sanjay Mishra

SC cancels ED chief's extension, sets deadline for new appointment 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday canceled Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra's third extension of tenure, terming it "illegal."

'Gandhis trying to control Karnataka': BJP on Surjewala meeting officers

A fresh political controversy has erupted in Karnataka after Congress General Secretary Randeep Surjewala reportedly attended an official meeting of the civic body officers in Bengaluru.

Never sent EVMs to South Africa: ECI dismisses Congress's claims

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday dismissed Congress's allegation that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in Wednesday's Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections were previously used by South Africa, reported ANI.

10 May 2023

Karnataka Election

Karnataka: Goa buses allegedly spotted, Congress warns of 'bogus voting' 

The Congress has raised an alarm alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may indulge in bogus voting in Karnataka elections as many buses from Goa were allegedly spotted in the state.

06 May 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

BJP's blue-eyed boy 'wants to kill' Congress chief Kharge: Surjewala  

The Congress on Saturday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was plotting to kill party President Mallikarjun Kharge and his family.

27 Apr 2023

Amit Shah

Karnataka: Congress files FIR against Amit Shah over riots remark 

Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, DK Shivakumar, and Dr. G Parameshwara filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Wednesday, reported the Indian Express.

23 Apr 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Don't blame me: Assam CM to Congress over harassment case 

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday responded to Congress leader Randeep Surjewala's allegations that the former wanted to arrest Indian Youth Congress (IYC) National President Srinivas BV.

23 Oct 2022


Karnataka: BJP minister slaps woman; Congress demands his immediate dismissal

A Karnataka minister has been embroiled in controversy after he slapped a woman in the full public gaze on Saturday.

SC to hear plea challenging Aadhaar & Voter ID linking

The Supreme Court, on Monday, will be hearing a plea against a law that proposes to link Aaadhar with Voter ID.

29 May 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Punjab: Popular singer, Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead

Popular Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in his ancestral Jawaharke village of Punjab's Mansa district on Sunday.

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.

01 Jan 2022


2 dead after landslide at mining site in Haryana

At least two people died and several others are feared trapped after a landslide at a mining site in Bhiwani district, Haryana, on Saturday.

24 Aug 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

28 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

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.

19 Dec 2020

Sonia 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.

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.

20 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

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."

12 Sep 2020

Sonia Gandhi

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.

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.

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.

28 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

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".

20 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

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.

11 Apr 2019

Rahul Gandhi

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.

07 Apr 2019


No AAP-Congress alliance in Haryana, Punjab; decision on Delhi soon

The spokesperson of Congress Randeep Singh Surjewala has confirmed the party will not forge an alliance with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Haryana and Punjab for the upcoming polls.

06 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

Reel PM Modi, Vivek Oberoi, named BJP's star-campaigner in Gujarat

The list of Bharatiya Janata Party's star-campaigners in Gujarat started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ended with actor Vivek Oberoi.

23 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha

Along with Amethi, Rahul Gandhi may also contest from Kerala

According to reports, Congress President Rahul Gandhi may contest polls from Kerala's Wayanad, the party's bastion in the southern state.

22 Mar 2019


BS Yeddyurappa bribed top BJP leaders, Lokpal should investigate: Congress

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party of taking a bribe to the tune of Rs. 1,800 crore from former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.

12 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi

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.

21 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

MbS orders release of 850 Indian prisoners, increases Haj quota

Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, who arrived in India on Tuesday for bilateral talks, ordered the release of 850 prisoners on the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar made the announcement on Twitter calling it a "big deliverable".

20 Feb 2019

Saudi Arabia

Congress attacks PM over 'grand welcome' to Saudi crown prince

Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for receiving Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the airport, the Congress today asked whether according a "grand welcome" to those who praised Pakistan's "anti-terror" efforts was his way of remembering the Pulwama attack martyrs.

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.

Dichotomy of Kapil Sibal: Attacks Ambani outside court, defends inside

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal changed gears on Tuesday as he defended and attacked businessman Anil Ambani just minutes apart, prompting BJP to slam him.

02 Jan 2019


After PM Modi's 2019 interview, Congress asks unanswered questions

Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his first interview of the year to ANI on Tuesday, Congress held a press conference and asked unanswered questions.

28 Dec 2018

Manmohan Singh

Congress isn't mulling a ban on 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

Anupam Kher's upcoming movie The Accidental Prime Minister has hogged limelight after its trailer released on Thursday.

Week won, weekend lost, but Congress thinks Rafale-verdict isn't setback

Despite the Supreme Court saying on Friday that it doesn't find any reason to launch a probe into the Rafale deal, the Congress didn't see it as a setback.

18 Nov 2018


Khattar's rape comment questioning victims sparks row, Kejriwal slams him

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar sparked a controversy after he said rape victims knew the accused in most cases and complained after an argument.

26 Oct 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

RaGa courts arrest after protest outside CBI headquarters. Political mileage?

Congress President Rahul Gandhi courted arrest on Friday after his protest at CBI headquarters. Reports suggest he is being taken to Lodhi Road police station.

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.

24 Oct 2018

West Bengal

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.

19 Sep 2018


Haryana: Surjewala seeks rollback of hike in stamp duty

Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala has demanded immediate withdrawal of "steep hike" in 65 types of stamp duty services in Haryana.

07 Sep 2018

Rahul Gandhi

To counter haters, Congress shares RaGa's Fitbit numbers from Kailash-yatra

Rahul Gandhi's Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is being widely discussed in Indian politics (for reasons unknown) and now Congress, in a bid to take haters head-on, has shared Fitbit numbers of the party president's pilgrimage.

13 Jul 2018

Andhra Pradesh

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.

28 Jun 2018

Indian Army

Surgical strike video: RS Prasad furiously hits back at Congress

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad went all guns blazing at Congress for its comment that Bharatiya Janata Party used surgical strike of 2016 to gain votes.

08 Jun 2018

Pranab Mukherjee

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.

23 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Congress to observe May 26 as 'Betrayal Day'

The Congress will mark the fourth anniversary of the Modi government as a "Betrayal Day" on May 26, the party's General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said in Delhi today.

27 Apr 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's aircraft suffers technical glitch, Congress cries conspiracy

The Congress on Thursday alleged conspiracy after a copter (10-seater Dassault Falcon 2000 aircraft) carrying president Rahul Gandhi to Hubbali from New Delhi experienced an 'unexplained malfunctioning' mid-air.

16 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

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".

11 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

After apology spree, Kejriwal back to taunting PM Modi

On Tuesday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal slammed PM Narendra Modi and BJP's plan to observe a day-long fast for the complete washout of the Parliament session. He tweeted, "Now that's really cute .... just one day fast... against himself."

30 Mar 2018


CBSE paper-leak: Delhi was 'Ground-Zero,' police raid coaching-centers, question stakeholders

The capital has emerged at the center of the controversial CBSE question paper leak incident, with at least 34 people being questioned by the police, all Delhiites, and schools and coaching centerscenters grilled.

29 Mar 2018

Delhi Police

CBSE-chief saw leaked-paper hours ago, so why exam not postponed?

Since confirming two CBSE paper-leaks yesterday, the administration has scrambled to set things right.

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.

01 Mar 2018

Karti Chidambaram

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.

29 Oct 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Congress distances itself from Chidambaram's "azadi in Jammu-Kashmir" statement

Drawing sharp criticism from BJP, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said the Union Government should seriously consider Jammu & Kashmir's "azadi" demand and give greater autonomy to the restive state.

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.

11 May 2017


'Has any soldier of Gujarat been martyred?': Akhilesh creates controversy

Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on May 11 created controversy when he asked if any soldier from Gujarat has been martyred.