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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The Congress on March 22 promised to restore West Bengal's lost glory as it released the party's manifesto for the upcoming State Assembly elections. The party assured the citizens of prioritising factors like employment, strict law and order, women's safety, social security and industrialization after coming to power. Claiming its disbelief in "politics of freebies", the Congress' major targets also included farmers' development as it plans… read-more
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The Congress party has announced the name of its star campaigners for the third phase of upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections. The 30-campaigner list, released on March 22, included Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra among others. Interestingly, the list also features Sachin Pilot who had earlier revolted against the Congress-led government in Rajasthan. The other campaigners are… read-more
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The Haryana government instigated the ‘Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property' during Disturbance to Public Order Bill, 2021. Tabled by Minister Anil Vij, the bill furnishes to recover damage costs of properties destroyed by the rioters. While opposition walked out of the house, Congress member RS Kadian questioned the time and situation to introduce the bill expressing concerns over the wrong message it could give to farmer's protests. MLA… read-more
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Amidst increasing COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra Public Service Commission prelims has again been postponed, against its earlier scheduled date on March 14. Supposed to be held in April 2020, the deferment decision was announced by the Relief and Rehabilitation Department by circular. Besides, several members of Congress, NCP as well as BJP expressed their discontentment towards the move. Moreover, ex-Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis wanted… read-more
Adding to the Congress party's concern ahead of the Kerala assembly elections, senior leader PC Chacko quit the party on March 10. Citing factionalism in Congress, Chacko said that the party lacks leadership and has become headless due to the unavailability of a President. Moreover, he affirmed Congress is losing its lustre and influence, and his resignation is a sign of protest against the party's drawbacks.
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Sweeping the Punjab Municipal Corporation elections, Congress has won six of seven corporations in the state. Interestingly, the Shiromani Akali Dal, BJP and Aam Admi Party failed to establish its foot in the civic polls that clocked 70% turnout. While the Congress won Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Batala, and Pathankot corporations, the result of the seventh corporation was deferred. Reacting to the swing, Punjab Congress’ chief… read-more
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The Centre on February 16 released Puducherry L-G Kiran Bedi from her duties, giving Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundarajan additional charge of the UT. Reportedly, a delegation led by Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy had submitted a report against Bedi. The CM called out Bedi for failing to fulfill her responsibilities and interfere in the government affairs. Interestingly, the same day, Congress also lost its majority in the UT after its… read-more
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Eyeing to increase its social media outreach, the Congress party is planning to appoint over 5 lakh ‘web warriors'. The party will launch a “join Congress social media" campaign to appoint 50,000 office bearers at district, state and national levels. Moreover, it will also create a coherent network of 4.5 lakh workers to push party’s message in consonant. Reportedly, the web warriors will also be imparted training in booth management and… read-more
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