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Capt Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu (HT file photo)

Amarinder writes to Sonia Gandhi; objects to Sidhu as Punjab Cong chief: Reports

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 10:13 PM IST
In his letter, the Punjab chief minister reportedly warned the Congress president that elevating Sidhu could damage the party's prospects in the assembly elections, which are likely to take place early next year.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)

Mamata to visit Delhi; likely to meet Sonia Gandhi, other leaders

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 06:41 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee is likely to arrive in the city on July 25. The monsoon session of Parliament will commence on July 19 and will continue till August 13.
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi stressed that it was “absolutely essential that our party plays an active role” to ensure full vaccination coverage and encourages people to register for the jabs.(PTI)
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi stressed that it was “absolutely essential that our party plays an active role” to ensure full vaccination coverage and encourages people to register for the jabs.(PTI)

Cong plans protests on economy, fuel price; to boost Covid outreach

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2021 04:10 AM IST
Sonia Gandhi, in her opening address at the meeting with the party’s general secretaries, state in-charges and state leadership, referred extensively to the Covid pandemic.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi.(PTI)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi.(PTI)

Sonia calls meeting to discuss poll results, Covid-19

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 02:25 AM IST
This is the first meeting involving AICC general secretaries, all state in-charges and PCC presidents with Gandhi after the recent assembly elections, in which the Congress failed to win Kerala, West Bengal and Assam.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has called for an AICC meeting on June 24.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has called for an AICC meeting on June 24.

Sonia Gandhi calls AICC meet on June 24, to discuss plan to 'take on the govt'

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Inflation and the economic situation of the country are also likely to figure during the discussions of which all AICC general secretaries and state in-charges are expected to be a part.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said the disengagement agreement with China has proved to be a disadvantage to India.(Mint)
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said the disengagement agreement with China has proved to be a disadvantage to India.(Mint)

News updates from HT: Sonia Gandhi says no clarity on Galwan attack after a year

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Gandhi said as India battles the second Covid-19 wave, thousands of children have lost both their parents and have no one to look after them.(PTI file photo)
Gandhi said as India battles the second Covid-19 wave, thousands of children have lost both their parents and have no one to look after them.(PTI file photo)

Give free education to children who lost parents to Covid, Sonia tells PM Modi

By Malavika PM, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 06:32 AM IST
The Congress chief pointed out that Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country can be used to help such children
Sonia Gandhi writes to PM,seeks free education for kids orphaned during pandemic
Sonia Gandhi writes to PM,seeks free education for kids orphaned during pandemic

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM,seeks free education for kids orphaned during pandemic

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide free education to children orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Congress was decimated in West Bengal, failed to capture power in Kerala and Assam, lost power in Puducherry before the elections and failed to regain it, and is a junior partner in the ruling coalition in Tamil Nadu. In picture - Sonia Gandhi.(PTI )
The Congress was decimated in West Bengal, failed to capture power in Kerala and Assam, lost power in Puducherry before the elections and failed to regain it, and is a junior partner in the ruling coalition in Tamil Nadu. In picture - Sonia Gandhi.(PTI )

Cong panels to look into poll results, Covid relief

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 04:41 AM IST
The panel to “evaluate the results of recently concluded assembly elections” includes Ashok Chavan, Salman Khurshid, Manish Tewari, Vincent Pala and Jothi Mani.
BJP chief JP Nadda. (File photo)
BJP chief JP Nadda. (File photo)

Cong misleading people on Covid-19, JP Nadda tells Sonia Gandhi

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 01:49 AM IST
The letter came a day after the Congress Working Committee on Monday passed a resolution calling the second Covid-19 wave a “grave calamity and direct consequence of the Modi government’s indifference, insensitivity, and incompetence”
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi took charge of the party in 2019 when Rahul Gandhi resigned following the Congress’ debacle in that year’s national elections.(HT File Photo)
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi took charge of the party in 2019 when Rahul Gandhi resigned following the Congress’ debacle in that year’s national elections.(HT File Photo)

Sonia to remain Congress chief as party defers polls amid pandemic

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 02:32 AM IST
G23 members do not oppose party decision to keep Sonia as the chief; CWC lashes out at Modi government over handling of Covid pandemic.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party president Sonia Gandhi at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Reuters)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party president Sonia Gandhi at the presidential palace in New Delhi. (Reuters)

Congress defers party president polls once again, cites Covid-19 pandemic

By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 08:11 PM IST
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “the election has been deferred for two to three months”.
A screengrab of the last CWC meeting on April 17. Today, the Congress Working Committee passed a resolution on the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.(ANI File Photo)
A screengrab of the last CWC meeting on April 17. Today, the Congress Working Committee passed a resolution on the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.(ANI File Photo)

'PM must atone for his mistakes': CWC passes resolution on Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 05:00 PM IST
Attacking the Centre over insufficient vaccine supply, the CWC resolution said the Modi government denies the hard facts. Earlier, addressing the CWC, Congress president Sonia Gandhi alleged that the Centre has abdicated its responsibility and left Covid-19 vaccination to states.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressed a crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday. (File Photo)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressed a crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday. (File Photo)

Congress must draw 'uncomfortable lessons' from assembly polls: Sonia

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi also raised the matter of electing a new party president. She decided to set up a small group to "candidly understand" the underlying causes behind the party's dismal performance in the recently concluded assembly elections
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.(HT Photo )
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.(HT Photo )

CWC meeting tomorrow to review party performance in recent polls

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 06:34 AM IST
On Friday, in the first Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) meeting after the recent assembly elections, party chief Sonia Gandhi informed that CWC, the party’s top executive body, would meet “soon” to review the results.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demanded financial, food and transportation support “to prevent a repeat of the manifold suffering caused by last year’s lockdown.”(HT File Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demanded financial, food and transportation support “to prevent a repeat of the manifold suffering caused by last year’s lockdown.”(HT File Photo)

Sonia, Rahul attack Centre, say it failed people

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2021 01:54 AM IST
In the first Congress Parliamentary Party meeting after the recent assembly elections where the party was decimated everywhere except in Tamil Nadu, Sonia Gandhi said that a Congress Working Committee meeting will soon be called to review the results.
Sonia Gandhi on Friday held the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting virtually.
Sonia Gandhi on Friday held the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting virtually.

System hasn't failed, Modi government has: Sonia Gandhi on Covid-19 crisis

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 12:22 PM IST
On the results of the recently concluded elections in four states and one Union territory, the party president said the Congress Working Committee will soon analyse the election outcome.
Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi speaks via video conferencing, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi speaks via video conferencing, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

‘Time to fulfil your duties’: Sonia Gandhi to Centre, states on Covid crisis

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 03:09 PM IST
  • Gandhi also said that it is time for the central government to build a political consensus and develop a national policy to tackle the pandemic.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, party leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh during a virtual meeting on Covid-19 situation. (@capt_amarinder/Twitter Photo)
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, party leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh during a virtual meeting on Covid-19 situation. (@capt_amarinder/Twitter Photo)

Congress’ 14-point attack on govt over ‘grave errors’ in Covid-19 management

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 04:55 PM IST
  • The Congress also accused the Centre of not releasing sufficient funds to the state governments to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sonia Gandhi on Saturday made suggestions to the Centre to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. (ANI File Photo )
Sonia Gandhi on Saturday made suggestions to the Centre to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. (ANI File Photo )

'Despite a year to prep for Covid, we were caught off guard again': Sonia Gandhi

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 02:37 PM IST
The Congress has always believed that fighting the Covid-19 pandemic is a national challenge that should be kept above party politics, Sonia Gandhi asserted.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi speaks on Bangladesh event via video conference, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi speaks on Bangladesh event via video conference, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

‘Me vs you debate childish, focus on battling Covid-19': Sonia takes on Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 01:01 PM IST
The Congress Working Committee meeting comes amid a steep rise in coronavirus disease cases in the country with over 200,000 infections being recorded daily in the last three days.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi. (Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi. (Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi on Covid-19 crisis, flags 3 issues

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 09:34 PM IST
Gandhi urged Prime Minister Modi to allow the emergency use of those Covid-19 vaccine candidates, which have the required clearance.
“The (Narendra) Modi government has mismanaged the Covid situation. It has exported the vaccines and allowed a shortage to be created in India,” the Gandhi said at the meeting.(ANI file photo)
“The (Narendra) Modi government has mismanaged the Covid situation. It has exported the vaccines and allowed a shortage to be created in India,” the Gandhi said at the meeting.(ANI file photo)

Sonia Gandhi meets CM s of Congress-led states on Covid, hits out at govt

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 04:10 AM IST
Addressing a virtual meeting with the chief ministers of the Congress-ruled states and ministers of the party in states where it is in power in alliance with others, she said the priority should be to “test, track and vaccinate”.
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday that since the restrictions were becoming harder and more stringent, it was everyone’s responsibility to support those who face the brunt of reduced economic activity. (PTI PHOTO.)
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday that since the restrictions were becoming harder and more stringent, it was everyone’s responsibility to support those who face the brunt of reduced economic activity. (PTI PHOTO.)

Sonia Gandhi meets CMs of Congress-led states, reviews Covid-19 crisis

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi who was also a part of the meet had yesterday requested the Union government to lend a direct income support to the vulnerable sections of society in these difficult times due to the pandemic.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi added that she is fervently hoping for the return of missing soldiers and looks forward to the complete recovery of those injured.(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi added that she is fervently hoping for the return of missing soldiers and looks forward to the complete recovery of those injured.(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)

'Nation owes enormous debt': Sonia Gandhi on deaths in Sukma Maoist attack

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 07:20 PM IST
The soldiers, deployed on a special operation, were killed in a gunbattle with the Maoists on Saturday. While five bodies were recovered on Saturday, 17 more were found on Sunday, the police said.
On being asked about his "accidental home minister" comment against Anil Deshmukh, Raut said, "Something happening by accident is a phrase. One always sees an opportunity in an accident."(HT file photo)
On being asked about his "accidental home minister" comment against Anil Deshmukh, Raut said, "Something happening by accident is a phrase. One always sees an opportunity in an accident."(HT file photo)

Never said Sharad Pawar should replace Sonia Gandhi as UPA chairperson: Raut

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 09:27 PM IST
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut's remarks come in the wake of Maharashtra Congress leaders criticising him for his suggestion that Pawar should take over as United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson.
File photo of senior Congress leader PC Chacko.(ANI)
File photo of senior Congress leader PC Chacko.(ANI)

'Difficult for sincere Congress workers to survive': Chacko resigns from party

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 03:01 PM IST
PC Chacko said that Congress is a rudderless ship and has failed to find a president for more than a year.
File photo of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(HT)
File photo of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(HT)

RS Prasad lashes out at Mamata over Batla House incident, demands apology

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 02:19 PM IST
He also targeted Congress president Sonia Gandhi. "You might have listened to Salman Khurshid say that Sonia Gandhi had tears in her eyes when she got to know that two terrorists have been killed," news agency ANI quoted Prasad as saying.
"The PM would arrive here on Saturday morning to address the gathering. He is scheduled to leave on the same day," news agency PTI quotes a senior official as saying.(REUTERS)
"The PM would arrive here on Saturday morning to address the gathering. He is scheduled to leave on the same day," news agency PTI quotes a senior official as saying.(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: PM to address Combined Commanders' Conference today

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 09:04 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A senior leader in the group, who wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi and was present at the Gandhi Global Family Function in Jammu, told ANI that no one from the AICC contacted them after the programme.
A senior leader in the group, who wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi and was present at the Gandhi Global Family Function in Jammu, told ANI that no one from the AICC contacted them after the programme.

Congress deadlock to continue: G-23 planning event in Haryana now

ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 09:51 AM IST
According to sources, the party high command is dealing with the situation with care so that no wrong message goes to the party cadre.
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