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Sonia, Rahul opt out of selection process for next Congress-chief

10 Aug 2019

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.

Amethi: Muslims attack Dalit-woman, thrash husband for 'running' coaching center

15 Jul 2019

Amethi: Muslims attack Dalit-woman, thrash husband for 'running' coaching center

A Dalit woman was molested, touched inappropriately, her kurta ripped off, and when her husband came to her rescue, he was brutally thrashed.

Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter

10 Jul 2019

Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit the mark of 10 million followers on Twitter today.

RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

02 Jul 2019

RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

Rahul Gandhi has committed many political blunders in his career and 2019 elections showed he just can't take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

23 Jun 2019

Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

For more than a decade, Uttar Pradesh's Amethi had an absent parliamentarian- Rahul Gandhi.

Firm on resignation, Rahul Gandhi says party will decide successor

20 Jun 2019

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.

Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

19 Jun 2019

Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

Despite being the great-grandson of the longest-serving Prime Minister of India, the grandson of India's first woman PM, and son of the country's youngest state head, Rahul Gandhi isn't having the best of times.

Smriti gets longest applause while taking oath in Lok Sabha

17 Jun 2019

Smriti gets longest applause while taking oath in Lok Sabha

2019 Lok Sabha elections marked the death of dynasty politics and showed that voters are done pleading allegiance to a certain family.

After humiliating poll defeat, Priyanka Gandhi criticizes Congress workers

13 Jun 2019

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.

Smriti Irani shared throwback picture, and Internet loved it

08 Jun 2019

Smriti Irani shared throwback picture, and Internet loved it

Once, Smriti Irani was the most sought after "bahu" (daughter-in-law) on Indian television and then she jumped into politics.

Sheila Dikshit plans 'dharna' to stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning

29 May 2019

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.

After winning Amethi, Smriti visits SiddhiVinayak, walks barefoot for 14-km

29 May 2019

After winning Amethi, Smriti visits SiddhiVinayak, walks barefoot for 14-km

A few days after her historic win in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, Smriti Irani walked barefoot for 14 kilometer to Mumbai's SiddhiVinayak Temple.

Amethi: Smriti Irani to ensure death sentence for aide's killers

27 May 2019

Amethi: Smriti Irani to ensure death sentence for aide's killers

When Congress President Rahul Gandhi was defeated by Smriti Irani, he asked the BJP leader to "take care" of Amethi.

After dismal performance, Lalu's party may break ties with Congress

27 May 2019

After dismal performance, Lalu's party may break ties with Congress

In Bihar, the RJD-Congress mahagathbandhan was supposed to stall BJP's rise, but it failed miserably.

Amethi: Smriti Irani lends shoulder to close aide's mortal remains

26 May 2019

Amethi: Smriti Irani lends shoulder to close aide's mortal remains

Newly-elected BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, Smriti Irani, on Sunday attended the funeral of her close aide, Surendra Singh, and also lent a shoulder to his mortal remains.

Amethi: Smriti Irani's close aide shot dead at his home

26 May 2019

Amethi: Smriti Irani's close aide shot dead at his home

In a shocking event, a close aide of Bharatiya Janata Party's Smriti Irani was shot dead at his residence in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday.

Despite poll debacle, Congress doesn't accept Rahul Gandhi's resignation

25 May 2019

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.

#Verdict2019: In a first, India elects 78 women MPs

25 May 2019

#Verdict2019: In a first, India elects 78 women MPs

Elections 2019 were unique in more ways than one: the country rejected the dynasty politics once and for all, rich candidates lost their deposits like never before and Indians chose a record 78 women MPs this time.

'Got indication of Rahul's Amethi failure in 2014': Smriti Irani

24 May 2019

'Got indication of Rahul's Amethi failure in 2014': Smriti Irani

Without a shred of doubt, the biggest winner of 2019 Lok Sabha elections is Union Minister Smriti Irani who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.

#Verdict2019: Rahul Gandhi congratulates Narendra Modi on historic win

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Rahul Gandhi congratulates Narendra Modi on historic win

Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed the press on Thursday after Lok Sabha election results were declared, in which the party faced an embarrassing defeat.

#Verdict2019: Rahul Gandhi accepts defeat in Amethi, congratulates Smriti

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Rahul Gandhi accepts defeat in Amethi, congratulates Smriti

May 23, 2019, will be remembered as the day when an actor-turned-politician defeated Congress scion from his home turf, scripting history in Indian politics.

#Verdict2019: Congress fails to save face, Priyanka meets brother Rahul

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Congress fails to save face, Priyanka meets brother Rahul

For both BJP and Congress, 2019 has served as a redux of 2014. While BJP swept the nation, Congress failed to resurrect itself.

#Verdict2019: NDA gets bigger mandate than 2014, UPA shrinks

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: NDA gets bigger mandate than 2014, UPA shrinks

In 2014, BJP scripted history and five years later it did the same. NDA led by BJP is leading in 342 seats while UPA managed to perform well in just 95 seats.

#Verdict2019: A look at what's happening on VIP seats

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: A look at what's happening on VIP seats

Even as Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha elections, all eyes turned towards the VIP seats.

Rahul tenders unconditional apology to SC for 'Chowkidar Chor' remark

08 May 2019

Rahul tenders unconditional apology to SC for 'Chowkidar Chor' remark

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was given a third chance to rectify his 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' remark, finally apologized in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Amethi: Smriti alleges Rahul is 'capturing booths', Congress rubbishes claims

06 May 2019

Amethi: Smriti alleges Rahul is 'capturing booths', Congress rubbishes claims

Locked in a direct contest with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday claimed the former was indulging in booth capturing in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, which went into polls.

Congress wasted its 'brahmastra' Priyanka. Has it accepted defeat already?

25 Apr 2019

Congress wasted its 'brahmastra' Priyanka. Has it accepted defeat already?

On Thursday, Congress announced its candidate for Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a second term.

Chowkidar chor hai: Rahul tells SC he regrets his comments

22 Apr 2019

Chowkidar chor hai: Rahul tells SC he regrets his comments

In what is sure to be used by BJP this election season, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he regretted the comments he made on Rafale, which he attributed to the Supreme Court.

PM Modi defends terror-accused Sadhvi Pragya's candidature from Bhopal

20 Apr 2019

PM Modi defends terror-accused Sadhvi Pragya's candidature from Bhopal

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended BJP's decision to field Malegaon blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal and said this will cost Congress dearly.

Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

13 Apr 2019

Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

A day after Union Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification dominated political conversations in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took a swipe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying he got his M.Phil degree without completing Masters.

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.

#Elections2019: Congress President Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi

10 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: Congress President Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

RaGa doesn't own a car, has assets worth Rs. 15.88cr

05 Apr 2019

RaGa doesn't own a car, has assets worth Rs. 15.88cr

Congress President Rahul Gandhi declared assets worth over Rs. 15.88 crore on Thursday when he filed his nomination for Lok Sabha polls in Wayanad constituency of Kerala.

Why do big Indian politicians choose safe seats

01 Apr 2019

Why do big Indian politicians choose safe seats

On Sunday, Congress announced that Wayanad will be the second seat from where Rahul Gandhi will contest. He also hopes to retain Amethi.

Rahul Gandhi will contest polls from Wayanad and Amethi both

31 Mar 2019

Rahul Gandhi will contest polls from Wayanad and Amethi both

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be fighting Lok Sabha polls from Kerala's Wayanad along with Amethi, the party confirmed on Sunday.

Should I contest from Varanasi, asks Priyanka Gandhi

29 Mar 2019

Should I contest from Varanasi, asks Priyanka Gandhi

On Thursday, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was suggested by party workers in Raebareli to contest from the constituency, and the general secretary of Congress had a surprising answer.

Rahul will be PM if Congress wins, says sister Priyanka

28 Mar 2019

Rahul will be PM if Congress wins, says sister Priyanka

For the first time after being given a top Congress post, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that if her party comes to power, Rahul Gandhi will become the Prime Minister.

Along with Amethi, Rahul Gandhi may also contest from Kerala

23 Mar 2019

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.

In Amethi, it's Smriti Irani v/s Rahul Gandhi again

22 Mar 2019

In Amethi, it's Smriti Irani v/s Rahul Gandhi again

In what serves as a reminder of last general elections, Union Minister Smriti Irani will take on Congress President Rahul Gandhi for the second time in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Even senior Congress leaders were unaware of Priyanka's political plunge

24 Jan 2019

Even senior Congress leaders were unaware of Priyanka's political plunge

Just four months before the anticipated general elections, Congress played its trump card on Wednesday by announcing Priyanka Gandhi's plunge into active politics.