Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati on October 19 attacked Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi by saying Congress' promise to give 40% tickets to women in 2022 UP election is a ''election drama''. She also said Congress did so to overcome ''its bad days''. Furthermore, the BSP chief said Congress failed to pass a law to ''give 33% reservation to women in parliament and legislative assemblies'' when it was in power.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has made it clear that his party will not form an alliance with Bhartiya Jana Party and Congress for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly election on October 17. However, Owaisi said he is ready to form an alliance with other parties for the election. Notably, AIMIM has already formed an alliance with OM Prakash Rajbhar's Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha.
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Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu wrote a letter, dated October 15, to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, demanding a personal meeting to present a 13-point Agenda to add in Congress Manifesto for the 2022 Assembly Elections. Sidhu termed the agenda a ''last chance for resurrection and redemption of Punjab''. However, Sidhu also highlighted some points in the letter such as Punjab's drugs menace, agricultural issues, and employment… read-more
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Rahul Gandhi-led Congress urged President Ram Nath Kovind to take action against the Union Minister's son who is accused of mowing down protesting farmers in Uttar Pardesh. The Congress is reportedly insisting for the dismissal of the Union Minister for a fair probe into the matter. It is to be noted that the family of the deceased farmer also wants the same.
UP Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra flew to Varanasi from Delhi to kick off the party's election campaign for the 2022 UP assembly election by addressing the 'Kisan Nyay' rally on October 10. Chhattisgarh CM Bhuphesh Baghel and MP Deepender Singh Hooda also joined Gandhi. The rally was earlier titled 'Pratiggya Rally' will be held at the Jagatpur Inter College ground. Gandhi will also visit Kashi Viswanath… read-more
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The yogi government has foiled the attempt of the Rahul Gandhi-led delegation to visit Lakhimpur Kheri on October 7 by denying them a pass. The delegation consists of Sachin Pilot, Charanjit Singh Channi, Bhupesh Baghel, and KC Venugopal. Reportedly, the government denied permission citing section 144 that was imposed in Lakhimpur Kheri. Notably, four farmers died after a car of Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son ran over them.
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BJP has registered its victory in Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC) elections by winning 41 seats out of 44 on October 5. While Aam Aadmi Party and Congress get one and two seats, respectively. Notably, a total of 161 candidates were competing for 44 seats in GMC distributed across 11 wards. ''I'm glad that the responsibility entrusted by PM Narendra Modi to us, was successfully achieved,'' said CM Bhupendra Patel.
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Sherman Ali Ahmed, Assam Congress MLA, was suspended for persistently breaching the party's guidelines on October 4. Ahmed was On October 2 arrested from his residence for reportedly making inflammatory statements about the eviction drive in Darrang district. Several organizations such as AASU and BJYAM have also filed complaints against him. Ahmed had alleged that the eight victims who died in Darrang were ''not martyrs, but killers''.
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Former JNU students' Union President and CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani are expected to join the Congress party on September 28. Reportedly, Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi wishes to rope in young faces in the party to garner the support of youth voters. However, some party leaders are against Kumar due to his association with controversies at JNU in 2016.
Charanjit Singh Channi, Congress' first Dalit Chief Minister in Punjab, along with two deputy CMs Sukhjinder Randhawa and Brahm Mohindra took oath on September 20 at 11:00 AM. Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Harish Rawat said, ''The decision on making a Dalit CM should help us in other poll-bound states". Besides, Channi is also said to be close to Navjot Singh Sidhu.
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