Congress party on October 16 announced that the internal elections to elect the new party president will be held between August 21- September 20 next year. The announcement was made after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting by Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal. Reportedly, the party is going to launch a membership drive from November 1. Currently, Sonia Gandhi is the interim president of the party.
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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.
Owing to the by-poll elections in Meghalaya, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has met Former CM Mukul Sangma and Lok Sabha MP Vincent H Pala on October 3. Reportedly, Gandhi met several other leaders including Manish Chatrath, the Indian Congress Committee in charge for Meghalaya. However, the development comes after the ECI announces the elections for three parliamentary and 30 assembly seats across 15 states and Union Territories.
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Independent Gujarat MLA from the Vadgam constituency, Jignesh Mevani and CPI leader and former JNU Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on September 28 joined the Indian National Congress Party in the presence of Rahul Gandhi in Delhi. Kumar had joined CPI ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Posters welcoming him in Congress were seen outside the Congress office in Delhi earlier today.
Navjot Singh Sidhu, on September 28, resigned as the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, two and a half months after assuming the post. In a letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu said, "The collapse of a man's character stems from the compromise corner, I can never compromise on Punjab's future and the agenda for Punjab's welfare." He said he will continue to serve Congress.
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The former Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa on September 19 stated that we cannot win the local elections by using PM Modi's name and added that we should reach out to people with development work. In the state executive meeting, he cited that KPCC president DK Shivakumar has contacted our two MLAs and told workers to be cautious. CM Bommai praised Yediyurappa for serving as the CM four times.
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A day after Rahul Gandhi denied meeting with Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Congress General Secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the Punjab leader on June 30 in New Delhi. Reportedly, Sidhu discussed his role in the reconstruction of the Punjab Congress. Also, Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are hoping to bring all the Congress leaders under a common platform to present a united front in Punjab's 2022 elections.
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Over the government's mismanagement of COVID-19, Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi revealed a ‘White Paper’ on June 22 to help India prepare for the third wave of Covid-19. There were innumerable deaths in the second wave due to the lack of oxygen “and even the Prime Minister's tears could not save them,” said Gandhi. Further, he regards the first and second wave management to be “disastrous.
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In a view of the current COVID-19 situations, the Congress party has decided not to participate in the television debates post counting in five states. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on May 1 stated, "When Govt under PM Modi has collapsed, we find it unacceptable to not hold them accountable and instead discuss election wins and losses." However, the party said it would be available for giving statements to media.
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Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra minister Eknath Gaikwad passed away on April 28 at the age of 81 in Mumbai. Reportedly, the minister had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to a private hospital where he breathed his last. Father of current Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad, Eknath had served as a member of the 14th and 15th Lok Sabha from Dharavi constituency.
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