Congress president Sonia Gandhi joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka with her presence at the march being viewed in party circles as a major morale booster. Amid loud cheers and sloganeering by party workers, Sonia Gandhi, 75, walked beside her son Rahul Gandhi and other senior Congress leaders for a few kilometres in the Mandya district of Karnataka on the October 6 morning.
In Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district, A 17-year-old girl's naked body was found in a millet field, confirmed police on October 4. The girl's family has alleged that she was raped and murdered, which has now taken a political turn. Notably, Congress uploaded a video on its Twitter handle, saying the police were "running away" with the body. However, the police denied the allegations, saying an investigation is underway.
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Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge filed his nomination for the Congress president election. Shashi Tharoor and Jharkhand Congress leader KN Tripathi also filed nominations for the top post in Congress party. The nominations will reportedly be open till September 30, and the results will be announced on October 18. Currently Sonia Gandhi is serving as the party’s interim president.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has joined the race for Congress president, and will contest in the party elections. He was seen collecting the nomination form from the office. Apart from Singh, Shashi Tharoor has also declared his candidature for the post. The nominations will be open till September 30, and the election will reportedly take place on October 17.
After resigning from Congress, a senior leader in Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad, floated his new party, the Democratic Azad party (DAP). On September 26, Azad said, "I am launching Democratic Azad Party (DAP) from here today. It symbolises democracy and freedom of speech and thought. Our ideology will be based on the ideals of Mahatama Gandhi." Notably, Ghulam Nabi Azad was with Congress for over five decades.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, met with the Congress Secretary Madhusudan Mistry and collected nomination papers, on September 24. The senior party leader, who confirmed to contest the Presidential elections is likely to file his nomination on September 30. Furthermore, this will be the first time in two decades, that a non Gandhi will be party president, after elections scheduled on October 17, with results on October 18.
Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor made his Congress Presidential elections officials, as he announced to file his nomination. On September 24, Congress senior leader collected the nomination form to run for the election, against Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. Notably, he met with Madhusudhan Mistry and collected five sets of nomination forms for the Congress Presidential elections, scheduled on October 17. The results of the elections will be… read-more
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's visit to a mosque and his meeting with the head of an organisation of imams became a controversial issue. However, on September 23, the RSS leader clarified the move saying, it was not a deviation from the outfit's line, said its senior leader Indresh Kumar. He further added, "The Congress has misunderstood the Sangh's line and it should "repent" for it."
The BJP spent over Rs 340 crore in the assembly polls in five states, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Punjab, revealed a report, on September 22. Of the five states, the PM Narendra Modi-led BJP spent maximum Rs 221 crore in UP, followed by Rs 43.67 crore in Uttarakhand, Rs 36 crore Punjab, Rs 23 crore Manipur, and Rs 19 crore in Goa, whereas Congress spent Rs 194 crores.
The All India Congress Committee (AICC) issued an official notification regarding the Congress presidential elections. On September 22, the AICC issued the notification, which mentioned the nomination process to begin on September 23-September 30. The scrutiny will be done on October 1, and last date to withdraw nomination is on October 8. The election will be held on October 17 and results will be out on October 19.
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