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Balasaheb Thorat says Congress has always opposed renaming proposals.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

Aurangabad renaming: Thorat says Cong has a clear stand on the issue

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:29 PM IST
While Thackeray’s Shiv Sena has been advocating the name change for over two decades, the Congress has always opposed it.
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Finance Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman asked Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to clear his stand on newly passed bills designed to reform the agricultural sector.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Finance Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman asked Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to clear his stand on newly passed bills designed to reform the agricultural sector.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Mentioned same reforms during 2019 election: Sitharaman reminds Rahul Gandhi of Cong’s manifesto

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:09 PM IST
The BJP has said earlier that the previous governments in the Centre did not have the willpower to go ahead with tough reforms.
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UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at his residence in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Archive)
UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at his residence in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Archive)

In memoir, Pranab blames Manmohan, Sonia for Cong’s defeat, says Modi govt’s first term autocratic

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The Presidential Years is the fourth volume of Mukherjee’s memoirs and will be released in January 2021.
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The Congress did better than its showing in 2015 but this is the first time since 2005 that the state’s ruling party has not won the rural body polls.(Arun Mondhe/ Hindustan Times/For Representational Purposes)
The Congress did better than its showing in 2015 but this is the first time since 2005 that the state’s ruling party has not won the rural body polls.(Arun Mondhe/ Hindustan Times/For Representational Purposes)

BJP wins in Rajasthan local body polls, Cong suffers setback

By Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Elections were held for panchayat samiti and zila parishad seats in 21 of the state’s 33 districts. Of 4,371 panchayat samiti seats, the BJP won 1,989 and Congress 1,852.
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Punia said, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is doing this with the intention of etching their name on the new building.(Hindustan Times)
Punia said, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is doing this with the intention of etching their name on the new building.(Hindustan Times)

President should lay the foundation stone of new Parliament building: Cong’s Punia

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra will lay the foundation stone of the new Parliament building and perform bhoomi pujan on December 10.
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Kumaraswamy clarified that he was not blaming Gowda for it, as he knows and respects his father’s lifelong commitment towards secular identity.(PTI)
Kumaraswamy clarified that he was not blaming Gowda for it, as he knows and respects his father’s lifelong commitment towards secular identity.(PTI)

Lost goodwill of people after joining hands with Cong: Kumaraswamy

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:48 PM IST
The former Chief Minister said, he fell to the “trap” and accused Congress leader Siddaramaiah of a conspiracy, as he stated that even BJP had not “betrayed” him to that level.
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BJP National Spokesperson Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI)
BJP National Spokesperson Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI)

‘What is the meaning of their silence?’ BJP asks Cong to respond to allegations in AgustaWestland scam

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 10:40 PM IST
Rathore said Rahul Gandhi often attacked the government over Rafale fighter aircraft deal despite Supreme Court giving a clean chit to it but has not spoken a word about investigation into alleged corruption in the purchase of VVIP choppers.
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Congress leader and WBPCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addresses a dharna to protest against Central Government over the newly passed farm laws and attack on Dalit women, in Kolkata.(PTI)
Congress leader and WBPCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addresses a dharna to protest against Central Government over the newly passed farm laws and attack on Dalit women, in Kolkata.(PTI)

‘TMC govt did ‘cheap politics’ with Soumitra Chatterjee’s body’, alleges Cong’s Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Actor Soumitra Chatterjee was cremated with full state honours. As his body wastaken to Keoratala crematorium thousands of people, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and senior Left leaders, walked in a procession.
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A Congress party worker holds a flag with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s faces.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A Congress party worker holds a flag with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s faces.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Acquisitive Cong’s failure to deliver behind alliance’s loss

By Vinod Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Of the seventy seats it wrested in the seat-sharing talks, the party won an embarrassing 19, just eight more than the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist’s 11 out of 19.
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‘Cong not contesting under PAGD’s umbrella but with like-minded secular parties’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:33 AM IST
At some places we may need to support like-minded parties and at others places they will support us, says J&K Congress unit chief
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CPI (ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya addressing 'Nukker Sabha' during an election meeting ahead of Bihar Assembly Election in Patna.(ANI)
CPI (ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya addressing 'Nukker Sabha' during an election meeting ahead of Bihar Assembly Election in Patna.(ANI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Left records higher strike rate than RJD, Cong; lags in popular support

By Abhishek Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 04:54 AM IST
With 16 legislators in the 243-member assembly, the left’s seat share is 6.6%. This is its highest in the Hindi belt since 1995 when the three parties together had a seat share of 14% in the 243 seats that comprise the current Bihar assembly.
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Congressmen who were former student leaders of Panjab University interacting with media at the PU Student Centre.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Congressmen who were former student leaders of Panjab University interacting with media at the PU Student Centre.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

PU V-C playing with fire by delaying senate polls: Cong leaders

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:36 PM IST
The senate polls were postponed on October 15 for the second time amid apprehensions that the governing structure of the university could be changed
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LAHDC polls: BJP wins 15 out of 26 seats, Cong gets 9

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:06 AM IST
BJP won three seats less than last time while Congress won three more
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Congress Interim party president Sonia Gandhi(ANI Photo)
Congress Interim party president Sonia Gandhi(ANI Photo)

Cong likely to extend stir against farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 07:25 AM IST
The opposition parties and various farmers’ groups have alleged that the farm bills will weaken the MSP regime and only benefit big agribusinesses.
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Congress leaders protesting against the farm bills outside the DC’s office in Panchkula.(Sant Arora/HT)
Congress leaders protesting against the farm bills outside the DC’s office in Panchkula.(Sant Arora/HT)

Cong leaders protest against farm bills outside Panchkula DC’s office

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Panchkula:
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 11:21 PM IST
Congress leader Ranjeeta Mehta demanded that the government withdraw the bills or bring about a fourth amendment to ensure strict punishment to those buying products at lesser cost than the MSP
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BJP president JP Nadda spoke to media on the three bills on Wednesday.(PTI)
BJP president JP Nadda spoke to media on the three bills on Wednesday.(PTI)

Bills for farmers’ benefit but Cong creating hurdles, says Nadda

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 02:24 PM IST
BJP president JP Nadda addressed media persons on the three key bills that are to be passed by Parliament during the 18-day uninterrupted monsoon session, which started on Monday
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Himachal monsoon session: Cong set to target BJP over corruption, scams

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Opposition will bring up ‘involvement’ of BJP minister in dubious land deals, ‘mismanagement’ during pandemic
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Congress workers at the Ambala DC’s office.(HT Photo)
Congress workers at the Ambala DC’s office.(HT Photo)

Ambala DC favoured BJP in forming panel on MC ward delimitation: Cong

By Bhavey Nagpal | Hindustan Times, Ambala, Ambala
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:21 PM IST
Ashok Kumar Sharma, who has been accused of not giving due representation to the Congress and other opposition parties in the committee, has refuted the charges.
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BJP leader Madan Mohan Mittal addressing the media in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
BJP leader Madan Mohan Mittal addressing the media in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Former Punjab minister Mittal defends agri ordinances, accuses Congress, AAP of misleading farmers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 02:07 AM IST
Says all ordinances formulated in cognizance of the Swaminathan committee report
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Briefing reporters after the meet, Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata party of testing much lesser than its capacity.(Sonu Mehta/ HT file photo)
Briefing reporters after the meet, Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata party of testing much lesser than its capacity.(Sonu Mehta/ HT file photo)

Remove bottlenecks to ramp up Covid-19 testing: Cong

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 07:51 AM IST
The government has repeatedly pointed out that it has increased testing. In an interview, health minister Harsh Vardhan has said that the government plans to increase the tests up to 100,000 by the end of May.
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ASSEMBLY SESSION House to continue work after obituaries on Day 1

By Gagandeep Jassowal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 11:18 PM IST
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Former Prime Minister and Janta Dal (Secular) Chief H. D. Deve Gowda asked regional parties to work with Congress.(ANI Photo)
Former Prime Minister and Janta Dal (Secular) Chief H. D. Deve Gowda asked regional parties to work with Congress.(ANI Photo)

‘Need to work together’: Former PM Deve Gowda asks regional parties to rally behind Cong

By Press Trust of India | Bangalore
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Noting that mere speeches would not help, he said the regional and secular parties should enhance their strength politically in the country.
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Cong, SAD urge Raj govt to lift ban on ‘langar’ at Bikaner cancer hospital

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bathinda, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:35 PM IST
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Despite poll promise, Cong failed to take action in Nakodar killings: Kin of victims

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:05 PM IST
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194KG HEROIN HAUL : STF issues notice to Cong councillor for joining probe

By Anil Sharma | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amristar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2020 10:34 PM IST
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BJP national president JP Nadda was accompanied by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Thursday.(HT PHOTO.)
BJP national president JP Nadda was accompanied by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Thursday.(HT PHOTO.)

Congress lacked will to amend wrongs done, says BJP chief Nadda

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 01:01 AM IST
BJP national president JP Nadda was accompanied by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and state BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh and organisational secretary Sunil Bansal.
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Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Subhash Chopra inspects during the inauguration of Control Room of DPCC for the Delhi Assembly Election 2020, at Rajiv Bhawan in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Subhash Chopra inspects during the inauguration of Control Room of DPCC for the Delhi Assembly Election 2020, at Rajiv Bhawan in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)

Delhi Assembly Elections 2020| Cong will rely on past record to woo voters, focus on pollution

By Amrita Madhukalya | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 08:02 AM IST
The campaign, which was to be launched on 14-15 January, might be delayed owing to a lack of consensus among some top leaders.
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His remarks came hours after a high-voltage drama unfolded in Lucknow Saturday evening when Priyanka Gandhi alleged police personnel grabbed her by the throat and pushed her in a bid to stop her from visiting retired IPS officer SR Darapuri, arrested in connection with anti-citizenship law protests.(ANI Photo)
His remarks came hours after a high-voltage drama unfolded in Lucknow Saturday evening when Priyanka Gandhi alleged police personnel grabbed her by the throat and pushed her in a bid to stop her from visiting retired IPS officer SR Darapuri, arrested in connection with anti-citizenship law protests.(ANI Photo)

‘Nautanki won’t fetch votes and whatever is remaining of Cong will be finished’: UP Dy CM Maurya

By Press Trust of India | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 07:53 PM IST
It seemed by Priyanka Gandhi’s behaviour that the Congress has become a “danga karao party” and it cannot tolerate the peaceful atmosphere and development of UP, Maurya said.
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Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar(Reuters file photo)
Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar(Reuters file photo)

How Sharad Pawar’s Maharashtra strategy shaped Congress’ Jharkhand poll campaign

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 06:45 AM IST
The political narratives were widely divergent in the tribal-dominated state where the five-phase election ended on Friday and vote counting will be taken up and the outcome announced on Monday.
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