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The party establishment has co-opted a set of G23 leaders. At the same time, the Congress leadership should recognise that its real challenge is not the dissenters, but the party’s failure to win the confidence of citizens in elections. (HTPHOTO)

Congress names 2 more candidates for West Bengal assembly election

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 09:33 PM IST
Congress leaders Abdur Rezzak Mollah and Avjit Narjinary will contest from Falta and Kalchini assembly seats respectively.
The INC, formed on December 28, 1885, conducted its first session in Mumbai from the aforementioned date to December 31 of that year under the chairmanship of lawyer Umesh Chandra Banerjee.(Representational image)
The INC, formed on December 28, 1885, conducted its first session in Mumbai from the aforementioned date to December 31 of that year under the chairmanship of lawyer Umesh Chandra Banerjee.(Representational image)

Congress foundation day: Show of solidarity with farmers’ protest, ‘Tiranga Yatra’ on the cards

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:48 AM IST
The party, which has been speaking up in support of the farmers agitating against the three farm bills on the borders of the national Capital, will also focus on extending solidarity with them as part of its foundation day celebrations.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Tariq Anwar.(ANI)
All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Tariq Anwar.(ANI)

After poll debacle, revamp talk gets stronger in Kerala Congress

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:24 PM IST
Party insiders said a major surgery is unlikely as the state is set to go for the assembly elections in four months.
The CWC has not witnessed any election in over two decades now.(Reuters)
The CWC has not witnessed any election in over two decades now.(Reuters)

Congress to firm up poll plan in January

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:07 AM IST
A member of the central election authority (CEA) said the panel was to announce the schedule by December-end but got delayed as efforts to build consensus on the presidential candidate are still on.
The Congress leadership has asked the state incharges to start the consensus-building exercise across the country.(AP)
The Congress leadership has asked the state incharges to start the consensus-building exercise across the country.(AP)

Congress seeks local leaders’ advice on state heads

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:05 AM IST
The move is largely aimed at checking infighting in states and uniting warring factions, a Congress functionary said on condition of anonymity.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had asked former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to second the resolution in the state assembly against the Centre’s farm laws. Sidhu had also participated in a protest led by the chief minister in Delhi, signalling a thaw in ties.(Instagram/Navjot Singh Sidhu)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had asked former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to second the resolution in the state assembly against the Centre’s farm laws. Sidhu had also participated in a protest led by the chief minister in Delhi, signalling a thaw in ties.(Instagram/Navjot Singh Sidhu)

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets a lunch invite. It is from his ex-boss

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Amarinder and Sidhu have not been on best of terms ever since he exited the state council of ministers after being divested of the local government department last year, but there are efforts lately from both leaders to break the ice.
A group of Congress leaders staged a sit-in on Sunday at the Sadaqat Ashram, the state headquarters of the Congress party in Patna, demanding a complete revamp of the Bihar unit of the party.(HT PHOTO)
A group of Congress leaders staged a sit-in on Sunday at the Sadaqat Ashram, the state headquarters of the Congress party in Patna, demanding a complete revamp of the Bihar unit of the party.(HT PHOTO)

Dissension in Congress unit in Bihar spills into the open

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 10:38 PM IST
Those under fire include Congress in-charge of Bihar, Shaktisinh Gohil, secretaries Ajay Kapoor and Birender Singh Rathore who were appointed by the AICC for the assembly polls, besides BPCC chief Madan Mohan Jha among others.
HT Image
HT Image

Jxto hold mega-tractor rally against new land, farm laws on November 9

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:10 AM IST
Venue of the proposed rally has been fixed between Miran Sahib and RS Pura
AICC Incharge for Goa Dinesh Gundu Rao being welcomed by GPCC President Girish Chodankar and leader of opposition Digambar Kamat.(ANI)
AICC Incharge for Goa Dinesh Gundu Rao being welcomed by GPCC President Girish Chodankar and leader of opposition Digambar Kamat.(ANI)

IT, ED rarely raided BJP leaders in last six years: Congress

Panaji, Goa | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Dinesh Gundu Rao, All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary in-charge of Goa, said that this “country is being run by capitalists in collusion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
The Congress has also deployed 70 observers in 70 constituencies it is contesting as part of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ or Grand Alliance along with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Left parties. Out of the Bihar Assembly’s 243 seats, the RJD is contesting on 144 and the Left parties on 29.(Representational Photo)
The Congress has also deployed 70 observers in 70 constituencies it is contesting as part of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ or Grand Alliance along with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Left parties. Out of the Bihar Assembly’s 243 seats, the RJD is contesting on 144 and the Left parties on 29.(Representational Photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: State Congress sidelined as AICC takes control of poll preparations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:58 AM IST
The move followed allegations of irregularities in the selection of party candidates and growing dissidence in the state unit
File photo: Congress party workers preparing party symbol flags.(Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)
File photo: Congress party workers preparing party symbol flags.(Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)

Bihar polls: Amid rumour-mongering, all eyes on Congress’ apex poll body meet on Wednesday

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 08:40 PM IST
The CEC is expected to scrutinise the candidature of leaders selected by the screening committee and fielding them as the party nominees in the wake of allegations of foul play in the selection.
Ticket seekers from Jehanabad during a protest against the seat sharing for the Bihar Assembly Election, outside Congress party office in Patna.(PTI)
Ticket seekers from Jehanabad during a protest against the seat sharing for the Bihar Assembly Election, outside Congress party office in Patna.(PTI)

Congress announces Bihar poll panels amid protests over candidates’ list

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 08:47 PM IST
Randeep Singh Surjewala has been nominated as the chairman of election management and coordination committee for the Bihar assembly election.
Demonstrators hold placards and stand near a mural on a street as they protest against the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras (UP) in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Demonstrators hold placards and stand near a mural on a street as they protest against the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras (UP) in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Congress to hold ‘satyagraha’ across states to demand justice for Hathras rape victim

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:49 AM IST
Hathras gang-rape: AICC general secretary, Organisation, KC Venugopal said senior leaders, MPs, MLAs, office bearers, party functionaries and ordinary workers will participate in full strength in the ‘satyagraha’.
Amritsar East constituency Navjot Singh Sidhu during a protest march against the new farm laws in Amritsar on September 23.(HT File)
Amritsar East constituency Navjot Singh Sidhu during a protest march against the new farm laws in Amritsar on September 23.(HT File)

Suspense over Sidhu’s presence at Rahul’s tractor march on Sunday

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 06:05 PM IST
With All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Harish Rawat meeting Sidhu in Amritsar on Thursday, it was believed that the cricketer-turned-politician will be seen at Rahul’s political programme.
Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi had formed the CEA for holding internal polls while carrying out a major organisational reshuffle on September 11.(HT Archive)
Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi had formed the CEA for holding internal polls while carrying out a major organisational reshuffle on September 11.(HT Archive)

Congress sets in motion organisational polls, asks states to update list of AICC delegates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 08:21 AM IST
Finalising the list of AICC delegates, comprising state and central leaders, is one of the key tasks in conducting the organisational polls, as they elect the party president and the Congress Working Committee, the apex decision-making body of the 135-year-old party
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Govind Singh and AICC general secretary Ajay Maken will also attend the review meeting on Friday.(ANI)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Govind Singh and AICC general secretary Ajay Maken will also attend the review meeting on Friday.(ANI)

Ahead of Rajasthan govt’s report card, AICC manifesto panel to hold review meet on Friday

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 03:28 PM IST
CM Gehlot is keeping his cabinet colleagues and senior bureaucrats on their toes as only eight days are left for the October 2 deadline for placing the government’s report card in public domain
File photo: Tariq Anwar(Priyanka Parashar/Mint)
File photo: Tariq Anwar(Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

Former Union minister Tariq Anwar’s elevation in AICC hints at party’s focus on Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 07:39 PM IST
Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra said that Anwar was a towering face in Bihar politics and the party would benefit from his elevation.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.(ANI)
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.(ANI)

Expelled Uttar Pradesh Congress veterans asks Sonia to rise above ‘enchantment of the family’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 10:24 AM IST
The group asked for the ‘restoration of freedom expression, constitutional and democratic values’
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has come under attack from senior leaders of the party in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has come under attack from senior leaders of the party in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)

Cong veterans in UP target Ghulam Nabi Azad for silence on their expulsion

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 10:17 AM IST
In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the expelled leaders urged her to “re-establish” communication with the party workers.
In states, where the Congress has slid to the third or fourth position, it has struggled to revive. As the national challenge increases, the party should remember this(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
In states, where the Congress has slid to the third or fourth position, it has struggled to revive. As the national challenge increases, the party should remember this(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

The Congress has four choices now

By Rahul Verma
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:56 AM IST
It needs to wake up to its political marginalisation. Convert the crisis into an opportunity
Representational image.(File photo)
Representational image.(File photo)

NEET, JEE mains 2020: Congress to hold nationwide protests on Friday against holding of exams

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 11:09 AM IST
In a statement AICC general secretary KC Venugopal said the move is in line with concerted opposition to this “dictatorial move” of the government.
enior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh will be the convenor of the committee.(ANI Photo)
enior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh will be the convenor of the committee.(ANI Photo)

Congress sets up 5-member panel to formulate stand on govt’s key ordinances

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 07:38 AM IST
The committee has former finance minister P Chidambaram, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh and Jairam Ramesh, besides Amar Singh and Gaurav Gogoi as its members.
Supporters of the Congress hold placards as they gather outside party headquarters to demand the election of one of the Gandhis as the party’s president.(REUTERS)
Supporters of the Congress hold placards as they gather outside party headquarters to demand the election of one of the Gandhis as the party’s president.(REUTERS)

Congress likely to elect new president in January

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Sonia Gandhi, who has been the interim president of the party since August 2019, had offered to resign and asked the CWC to start the process to find a new chief, but many leaders urged her to continue until such time as the new president is elected
File photo of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.(PTI)
File photo of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.(PTI)

CWC meeting ends, Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress president for now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 06:37 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi said after the marathon meeting that she doesn’t hold anything against anyone. Gandhi, however, asked leaders to raise concerns at the party forum only.
In a statement, KC Venugopal, Congress general secretary in charge of the organisation, said Sachin Pilot met with Gandhi and expressed his grievances in detail.(ANI/Twitter)
In a statement, KC Venugopal, Congress general secretary in charge of the organisation, said Sachin Pilot met with Gandhi and expressed his grievances in detail.(ANI/Twitter)

Three-member panel to address rebels’ grievances

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 01:08 AM IST
The panel at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) level will have senior leaders as its members and it will “hear all the sides and also go into the details of the political turmoil” in the state before submitting its report, including a possible solution, to the Congress high command.
Political strategist Prashant Kishor has called the entire episode a third-rate mischief and an outlandish claim.(PTI PHOTO.)
Political strategist Prashant Kishor has called the entire episode a third-rate mischief and an outlandish claim.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Poor attempt to gain 2 minutes of fame’: Prashant Kishor on FIR filed for content theft

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 08:27 PM IST
In the complaint filed by Shashwat Gautam, who worked as an advisor to chief minister Nitish Kumar and later as a strategist with the Congress, Kishor has been accused of plagiarizing the content for the programme.
Sunil Jakhar will continue as Punjab Pardesh Congress president after party president Sonia Gandhi dissolved the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and all district committees in the state on Jan 21, 2010.(HT File Photo)
Sunil Jakhar will continue as Punjab Pardesh Congress president after party president Sonia Gandhi dissolved the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and all district committees in the state on Jan 21, 2010.(HT File Photo)

Sonia Gandhi dissolves Punjab Congress Committee, Sunil Jakhar stays state unit chief

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 08:22 AM IST
Asha-Kumari-led 11-member committee to coordinate between party and government amid rumblings of discontent.
congress supporters colour their body with congress flag during public meeting of congress national president Rahul Gandhi in Jeypore on Friday. 2.Tribal dancers during public meeting of Congress national president Rahul Gandhi in Jeypore on Friday 3. Congress national president Rahul Gandhi attending a public meeting in Jeypore on Friday. Photo credit by Arabinda Mahapatra
congress supporters colour their body with congress flag during public meeting of congress national president Rahul Gandhi in Jeypore on Friday. 2.Tribal dancers during public meeting of Congress national president Rahul Gandhi in Jeypore on Friday 3. Congress national president Rahul Gandhi attending a public meeting in Jeypore on Friday. Photo credit by Arabinda Mahapatra

Delhi Elections 2020: ‘Cong wali Dilli’ — Grand old party releases campaign song for Delhi polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 04:45 AM IST
Delhi Elections 2020: Launching the song, Azad said the song will be played in the nooks and corners of all 70 Assembly constituencies in Delhi, along with in cinemas, inside auto-rickshaws. It will also be uploaded on the party’s social media pages.
After the poll code came into force , political advertisements by candidates or political parties have to be certified by the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee.
After the poll code came into force , political advertisements by candidates or political parties have to be certified by the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee.

Delhi Elections 2020| Congress puts in most requests for social media ad clearance: Electoral officer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 02:53 AM IST
Delhi Elections 2020: After the model code of conduct (MCC) came into force on January 6, political advertisements by candidates or political parties have to be certified by the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee.
Senior leaders of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) stated that the screening committee has started meeting senior leaders of the state unit to narrow down the list of probable candidates.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Senior leaders of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) stated that the screening committee has started meeting senior leaders of the state unit to narrow down the list of probable candidates.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: Sonia Gandhi to take call on fielding former MPs in Feb 8 polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 11:59 AM IST
Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: This also means that there is no clarity whether former Members of Parliament Ajay Maken, Arvinder Singh Lovely, JP Aggarwal and Mahabal Mishra will find a place in the candidate list or not.
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