New Delhi: In a boost to the Congress ahead of elections, former BJP leader Kirti Azad joined the grand old party here today.
Bhubaneswar: The Mahanadi River water dispute has taken the centre stage in Odisha for a couple of years now. Even as the Odisha Government on number of occasions has blamed the Chhattisgarh Government of acting unilaterally, the Modi-led Centre has just acted as a mute spectator in the whole issue to escalate the dispute.
The Congress today termed the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's latest comments on castesim as a direct attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party BJP.
New Delhi: Explaining the Modi government's final budget as an "Account for Votes" and not a Vote on Account, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said that the Interim Budget will not ensure fiscal stability
Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha finance minister and a senior leader Panchanan Kanungo today announced to join congress today.
New Delhi: In yet another setback just ahead of Congress President Rahul Gandhi's Odisha visit, the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police has summoned Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Chief Niranjan Patnaik and his son Navjyoti Patnaik for interrogation in a fraud case today.
New Delhi: In a surprise move ahead of general election 2019, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the sister of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, has finally taken the plunge into politics.
Bhubaneswar: With the General election barely 4 months away, Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh has rendered his resignation as the Member of Odisha Legislative Assembly and member of the Indian National Congress as well today.
Bhubaneswar: With Congress working president and Jharsuguda MLA Naba Kishore Das has already resigned from party and decided to join ruling BJD soon, another Congress law maker and heavyweight Sundergarh MLA Jogesh Singh too hinted to quit the party to join BJD
Bhubaneswar: In major loss for the Congress in Odisha, the party's working president Naba Kishore Das has resigned from the party indicating that he may join the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on 24 January, a day before AICC president Rahul Gandhi's visit to the state
Bhubaneswar: The political parameter seems to have raised in Odisha just a day before the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, State Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik on today made a scathing attack on Modi alleging the centre is fooling the public by making a number of false promises.
In a significant development, which likely to have far reaching impact in Indian politics just ahead of general election 2019, BJD President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of joining a grand alliance and reiterated his party’s stand of maintaining equidistance from the BJP and Congress.
New Delhi: BJD leader and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said he wanted more time to decide on joining 'Mahagathbandhan', the grand alliance of opposition parties, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
New Delhi: Accusing the BJP-led government of neglecting the MGNREGA, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said in times of "rural distress", the one thing that staved off hunger was the employment programme and now that too was in the "doldrums".
New Delhi: Ajay Maken has resigned as the Chief of Congress party in Delhi, just months before the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Bhubaneswar: With elections round the corner, all the opposition parties in Odisha are trying to woo the farmers. They are making tall promises without looking into the real issues that are bothering farmers.
Pune: Former union minister Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday slammed the BJP saying it has become a "murdo ki party" (party of the dead), where only two leaders were ruling the roost, while the others were "scared" to challenge them.
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned on Wednesday till noon following protests by Congress, Shiv Sena and AIADMK members demanding JPC probe on the Rafale deal, construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya and justice for farmers of the Cauvery delta respectively.
Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot exuded confidence that the party will form the government in the state and Rahul Gandhi as well as party's MLAs will decide on who will be the chief minister.
Bhopal: The Congress is leading comfortably and has crossed the halfway mark of 116 seats, as per trends. The Congress has leads in 117 seats, the BJP is ahead in 97, the BSP in 7 and Others in 9.
New Delhi: After a prolonged battle with the BJP over seat-sharing for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Union minister Upendra Kushwaha has resigned from the Narendra Modi cabinet today.
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has followed the footsteps of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the 33% women reservation quota
All exit polls released on Friday were unanimous in predicting an empathetic victory for the Congress in Rajasthan with absolute majority,
New Delhi: In a further setback to the BJP, which has faced humiliating defeats in the recent Karnataka by-election, an opinion poll by C-Voter has predicted that the saffron party will come up with poor performance in the upcoming elections in the five states.
Bengaluru: In what is likely to be the biggest upset this bye-poll season, Congress’ VS Ugrappa won the Bellary Lok Sabha Constituency with over 2 lakhs vote margins after 14 years which was in the hands of mining baron Reddy brothers in the Karnataka bye-poll today.
Bengaluru: The results of the recently-concluded by-elections for three Lok Sabha and two assembly constituencies in Karnataka will be announced tomorrow.
New Delhi: The Congress party on Sunday released the second list of 16 candidates for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly polls.
New Delhi: Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken on Sunday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for taking credit in bringing infrastructural developments which were started by his party.
Kolkata: Emphasising on the need for a social security buffer, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the successive governments at the Centre have been underspending in the health and education sectors.
Kolkata: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for running an overcentralised and inefficient government.
New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday released its first list of 155 candidates for the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.
Kolkata: Congress leader Sashi Tharoor on Saturday accused the BJP-led Central government of using religion and statues as part of its agenda to distract the people from its own failures.
Kolkata: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said he was "surprised" by the criminal defamation complaint against him for his alleged "scorpion" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as it questioned an author's right to freedom of expression and hoped that the baseless case would be dismissed forthwith.
Raipur: Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Bhupesh Baghel's helicopter made an emergency landing here on Saturday due to a technical glitch.
New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's brother-in-law Sanjay Singh Masani on Saturday joined the Congress ahead of the Assembly elections in the central state.
New Delhi: Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the Raghuram Rajan story is being repeated as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to remove RBI Governor Urjit Patel from his post because the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) wants Patel to exit from the office.
Jaipur: The Congress in Rajasthan has sought suggestions of voters for drafting its manifesto, according to Sachin Pilot, state Congress president.
Hyderabad: Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) leader M. Kodandaram on Friday called on Congress President Rahul Gandhi and demanded 17 seats for the party in next month's Assembly elections in Telangana.
New Delhi: Stepping up the attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that if there was nothing to hide Modi would have ordered an inquiry into the decision to purchase fighter jets from France.
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday held discussions and decided to move ahead to unite the like-minded opposition parties to oust the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
New Delhi: Congress leader P. Chidambaram said on Thursday that Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) was a 'jumla' and "an exercise in self-deception" by the Modi government, alleging that the accounts were used to launder money after demonetisation.
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make the airport at Kota city in Rajasthan operational, citing its need by thousands of students who go there from across the country to train for competitive exams.
Hyderabad: Telangana's main opposition Congress party on Thursday decided to contest 95 Assembly seats and leave the remaining 24 seats for the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and other constituents of the grand alliance.
Bengaluru: L. Chandrashekar, the BJP candidate in the by-election to the Karnataka Assembly from Ramanagara on November 3, on Thursday announced that he had quit the party to return to the Congress.
New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has sent a legal notice to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad seeking an "unconditional apology" for calling him a "murder accused".
New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday said the Supreme Court move to seek more information from the Modi government about the pricing and deemed advantages in the Rafale deal was "extremely critical" and asked what the Centre was hiding.
New Delhi: On a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 182-metre high statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in Gujarat, the Congress reminded Modi that Patel, as the then Union Home Minister, had banned the RSS for inciting communal hatred.
New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday targeted the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal saying its "boat of corruption" will sink after the Supreme Court asked for details of pricing and told the Centre to go public on the selection process of the Indian offset partner.
Shillong: Congress leader Mukul Sangma on Tuesday hit out at the ruling National People's Party-led Meghalaya government for turning a blind eye to the "pain" and "agony" of its people living along the boundary with Assam.
Jaipur: The Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP), formed by Independent MLA Hanuman Beniwal, wants a "BJP-Congress mukt Rajasthan".