Hitting out at the Centre, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on November 3, said the BJP government must answer as to how will one celebrate Diwali when prices of food items are "skyrocketing" just a week before the festival. The Congress general secretary raised concern over prices of onions, sugar and pulses. She questioned Modi Government asking, "Diwali is a week away, but the prices of food items are rising."
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on September 22, demanded that the women's reservation bill be implemented immediately and alleged that the government does not want to do this while distracting from the demand for caste census. The Women's Reservation Bill is a good thing, but two "footnotes" of census and delimitation have been attached, Gandhi told a press conference here a day after the Women's reservation bill was passed by Parliament.
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Oommen Chandy (79,) the former Kerala CM and veteran Congress leader died in the wee hours of July 18. He was suffering from throat cancer and died at private hospital in Bengaluru. Furthermore, the last rites of Oommeni Chandy are scheduled to be held in Puthuppally, Kerala with full state honours on July 19. Meanwhile, speaking of Chandy's achievement, Oommen scripted history and was a sitting legislator for 53 years.
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Congress leader and former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu introduced the world to his would-be daughter-in-law. On June 26, the politician shared a few images of a family trip on the occasion of Durga Ashtmi, with the caption, "The son honours the most cherished desire of his beloved mother." He further added, " A new beginning, introducing our would-be daughter-in-law Inayat Randhawa."
Former Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is to release from Patiala Jail, on April 1. Notably, Sidhu was lodged in jail, serving one-year imprisonment in a 1998 road rage case, which led to the death of one. The news of Navjot Singh's release was made official on his Twitter handle. "This is to inform everyone that Sardar Navjot Singh Sidhu will be released from Patiala Jail tomorrow," read the tweet.
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Siddaramaiah, the Congress leader, allegedly assaulted a man while being mobbed by supporters demanding an electoral ticket for a party MLA. In the viral video, Siddaramaiah was seen slapping a supporter of Harihar MLA S. Ramappa. The video was shared on Twitter by a BJP leader from Karnataka. The video has gained a lot of criticism for the Congress leader and is being ciruclated widely.
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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor reacted to the BJP's criticism with his condolences to the former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf. "I was raised in an India where you are expected to speak kindly of people when they die. Musharraf was an implacable enemy &was responsible for Kargil but he did work for peace w/India." said Tharoor. BJP criticised Tharoor for calling Pervez an implacable foe of India.
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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has cancelled his Udaipur, Abu Road and Ahmedabad tour scheduled on August 3 and 4, amid his ill health. On August 2, the Rajasthan Chief Minister's Office (CMO) issued an official statement, after the doctors monitoring Gehlot's health advised him rest for next few days. Notably, Gehlot is suffering from viral infection, since the past few days.
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Harinarayan Gupta, a Congress politician running for municipal council in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa, perished on July 17 after learning of his election defeat. However, Akhilesh Gupta, an independent candidate, beat him by 14 votes. Harinarayan Gupta was also the panchayat president of the Hanumana Congress unit. According to the results, the BJP won in Burhanpur, Satna, Khandwa, and Sagar, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won in Singrauli.
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Ghulam Nabi Azad, a senior Indian National Congress (INC) tested positive for COVID-19. On June 21, he confirmed being infected with the virus and has been advised of home quarantine by doctors. The former leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha made the announcement on Twitter. Upon hearing Azad was Covid-19 positive, Congress leaders like Ashok Gehlot, Randeep Singh Surjewala and others wished for his speedy recovery.
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