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Congress President Sonia Gandhi during her video addresses on the Hathras gang rape case.(ANI)

Nirbhaya of Hathras killed by insensitive government: Sonia Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 10:36 PM IST
In a video message, Sonia Gandhi said incident is a blot on the society.
Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad(ANI)
Congress senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad(ANI)

Congress will sit in opposition for 50 years if party election doesn’t happen: Ghulam Nabi Azad

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 06:18 AM IST
The Congress party has been appointing “someone as party president in the state” who comes and goes to Delhi and who are recommended by big party leaders, he said.
It was decided in the CWC meeting that Sonia Gandhi will continue to lead the party.(ANI)
It was decided in the CWC meeting that Sonia Gandhi will continue to lead the party.(ANI)

CWC passes resolution after 7-hour-long meeting. Read full statement here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 07:26 PM IST
The members of the CWC, the party’s highest decision-making body, decided to form a committee to help Sonia Gandhi in day-to-day functioning of the organisation.
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.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is seen in this file photo. Gandhi said the letter to Sonia Gandhi came at a time when the “party is fighting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya and Rajasthan.”(Reuters Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is seen in this file photo. Gandhi said the letter to Sonia Gandhi came at a time when the “party is fighting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya and Rajasthan.”(Reuters Photo)

Rahul Gandhi condemns timing of Congress leaders’ letter, says it was sent when Sonia Gandhi was sick

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 12:36 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi said during the crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee that the letter was sent to the party chief at a time when she was unwell.
Seven-hour-long virtual meeting of Congress leaders has concluded(ANI Photo)
Seven-hour-long virtual meeting of Congress leaders has concluded(ANI Photo)

LIVE: Senior leaders should raise concerns at party forum only, says Sonia Gandhi in concluding remarks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 07:09 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi will continue as Congress Party president till an AICC session is called within six months, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, called to discuss the turmoil within the Congress, concluded. The meeting had turned fiery after those supporting Sonia Gandhi targeted the leaders who wrote a letter to her seeking a complete overhaul. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior leader AK Antony and others urged her to continue on the post till a new president is elected.There was a controversy after reports that Rahul Gandhi said the entire episode was done in collusion with the BJP. When Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, who were a part of the group which wrote the letter, said they were upset by the remarks, the Congress got into damage control and clarified that Rahul never said anything like this. Sonia Gandhi, however, is adamant on quitting and has asked the CWC members to begin the process of finding a new party chief.Here are the live updates:

Stressing that he was not after any post, Sachin Pilot said it was the party that allotted a position and could take it back as well.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Stressing that he was not after any post, Sachin Pilot said it was the party that allotted a position and could take it back as well.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Not after any post, welcome Congress leadership’s assurance, says Sachin Pilot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HTC and Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 05:30 AM IST
After he appeared to have agreed to a truce following a meeting with former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Pilot spoke to the media at night and he said he thought certain issues had to be raised for the benefit of the party.
Some sections of Congress party have started demanding that Rahul Gandhi return to the post of Congress president that he gave up in May 2019(Keshav Singh/HT)
Some sections of Congress party have started demanding that Rahul Gandhi return to the post of Congress president that he gave up in May 2019(Keshav Singh/HT)

Calls grow for Rahul Gandhi’s return at helm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 03:06 AM IST
The demands came in three meetings: the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on June 23; at Sonia Gandhi’s deliberations with the party’s Lok Sabha members on July 11; and during her interaction with the party’s Rajya Sabha MPs on July 30.
Former president of the Rajasthan unit of the Congress Sachin Pilot congratulated his successor Govind Singh Dotasra.(ANI)
Former president of the Rajasthan unit of the Congress Sachin Pilot congratulated his successor Govind Singh Dotasra.(ANI)

Sachin Pilot congratulates Rajasthan’s new Congress chief, hopes he will be unbiased

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustaimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Govind Singh Dotasra took charge of the Rajasthan unit of the Congress on Wednesday in Jaipur.
Sachin was, in a sense, the last survivor, and now, he too is gone — further evidence that the old guard has reasserted itself(PTI)
Sachin was, in a sense, the last survivor, and now, he too is gone — further evidence that the old guard has reasserted itself(PTI)

The tale of Rajesh and Sachin Pilot, writes Rajdeep Sardesai

UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 06:14 AM IST
In the divergent stories of the father and the son, the common theme is ambition and rebellion
Captain Amarinder Singh, Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot, Bhupesh Baghel, and Siddaramaiah could be possible contenders for the presidency. But throw open the contest to others, including those who have left the party, such as Mamata Banerjee, or entrepreneurs and social activists(Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Captain Amarinder Singh, Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot, Bhupesh Baghel, and Siddaramaiah could be possible contenders for the presidency. But throw open the contest to others, including those who have left the party, such as Mamata Banerjee, or entrepreneurs and social activists(Sanjeev Verma/HT)

Choosing a Congress president, democratically, writes Ramachandra Guha

UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Rather than choose their new president behind closed doors, the Congress should consider organising a series of debates between candidates, conducted in Hindi and in English, and moderated by a television anchor who commands respect
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the government over the state of the economy(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the government over the state of the economy(PTI)

PM Modi, FM have absolutely no idea what to do next on economy: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:50 AM IST
The former Congress president’s attack on the government comes just days ahead of the budget. Finance Minister Sitharaman is scheduled to present the Budget for the financial year 2020-21 on February 1.
The Congress plans to incentivise its enrolment process .(PTI Photo)
The Congress plans to incentivise its enrolment process .(PTI Photo)

Congress to incentivise membership drive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 03:51 AM IST
The Congress launched its fresh membership drive in 2018 before suspending it for some time in view of the April-May Lok Sabha elections.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh spoke to the Hindustan Times about the future course for the Congress(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh spoke to the Hindustan Times about the future course for the Congress(HT Photo)

Rahul Gandhi more than competent to lead party: Capt Amarinder

Chandigarh | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 12:31 AM IST
Before the 2017 polls, while I was aware that things were bad, I did not know the extent of the mess which the Akalis and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had left behind.

Why should Aaditya Thackeray not be like Rahul Gandhi?

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:40 PM IST
At a leadership conclave, Aaditya was asked if he would be contesting the upcoming elections in Maharashtra. He was polite about saying that the decision would have to be taken in consultation with party leaders.
Pradyot Deb Barman resigned as chief of the Tripura unit of the Congress party last week.(TWITTER.)
Pradyot Deb Barman resigned as chief of the Tripura unit of the Congress party last week.(TWITTER.)

Pradyot Deb Barman resigns from Congress days after he quit as Tripura unit chief

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2019 03:18 PM IST
Last week, Deb Barman had submitted his resignation from the Congress president’s post over differences with party’s general secretary and northeast in-charge Luizinho Faleiro.
The party chiefs, those in charge of these states, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, and senior leaders Ahmed Patel and AK Antony also attended the meeting.(HT image)
The party chiefs, those in charge of these states, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, and senior leaders Ahmed Patel and AK Antony also attended the meeting.(HT image)

Ensure cadre involvement in governance, Sonia tells CMs

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2019 03:39 AM IST
The Congress president asked them to assign duties to ministers on roster basis to sit in party offices to address public grievances.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh during a high-level party meeting at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.(HT image)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh during a high-level party meeting at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday.(HT image)

Sonia Gandhi asks cadre to step up protests on key issues

UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 12:33 AM IST
Gandhi, 72, took over as the interim president of the Congress on August 10 after Rahul Gandhi turned down repeated pleas from party colleagues to take back his resignation offered in the wake of the party’s crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

From the archives of the Hindustan Times: September 9

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 06:54 PM IST
The month-old Congress crisis over the resignation of Mr. Nehru from the party executive, which had been swelling like a tide, was resolved today (September 8) by the A.-I.C.C. asking Mr. Nehru to become Congress President.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had been granted bail in the bank defamation case after the first hearing in Ahmedabad.(PTI PHOTO.)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had been granted bail in the bank defamation case after the first hearing in Ahmedabad.(PTI PHOTO.)

Rahul Gandhi seeks exemption from appearing in court in bank defamation case

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 06:15 PM IST
The former Congress president also sought certain documents from the bank to defend his allegation that ADCB swapped Rs 750 crore in scrapped currency with valid notes within five days of the demonetization announcement on November 8, 2016.
The Congress leadership on Friday accepted the resignation of Milind Deora as the Mumbai Congress president and appointed Eknath Gaikwad as the acting president of the city unit. ( HT Photo)
The Congress leadership on Friday accepted the resignation of Milind Deora as the Mumbai Congress president and appointed Eknath Gaikwad as the acting president of the city unit. ( HT Photo)

Eknath Gaikwad is now acting president of Mumbai Congress unit

Mumbai | By Mehul Thakkar
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 03:15 AM IST
Deora resigned as the president of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) in July, after the party lost all five seats it contested in Mumbai in the Lok Sabha elections. Gaikwad was then appointed the working president for the Mumbai Congress.
Sonia Gandhi took over as the interim Congress president on Saturday.(PTI)
Sonia Gandhi took over as the interim Congress president on Saturday.(PTI)

‘Let’s rise against intolerance’: Sonia Gandhi’s message on Independence Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 04:32 PM IST
In her Independence Day message, Sonia Gandhi, 72, said India has surged ahead exponentially in all arenas but at its core are the founding principles of “truth, non–violence, compassion and unwavering patriotism”.
On Wednesday,(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
On Wednesday,(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

‘Dear Maalik ji…’: Rahul Gandhi’s tweet reply to J&K Guv has a request and more

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 02:55 AM IST
A statement from Governor Satya Pal Malik’s office on Tuesday evening accused Rahul Gandhi of politicising the Kashmir situation and blamed the Congress of imposing too many “pre-conditions”.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives to attend the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi, Saturday, August 10, 2019.(PTI photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives to attend the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi, Saturday, August 10, 2019.(PTI photo)

Clock is ticking as Congress meeting to pick a new president continues

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 10:15 PM IST
The party’s 54-member apex body had met earlier on Saturday to decide on a name but went along with Rahul Gandhi’s suggestion to make it a participatory exercise and get the opinions of party leaders from the states as well.
Chandigarh Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday backed Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for the post of party president.(CM Media Cell)
Chandigarh Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday backed Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for the post of party president.(CM Media Cell)

Amarinder Singh backs Priyanka Gandhi for Congress president

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 08:22 AM IST
Amarinder Singh she has the intelligence and instinct to understand and relate to the needs of the nation, and the courage to take on any challenge.
Congress leaders have tried to persuade Rahul Gandhi to continue, even giving him a free hand to overhaul the party structure. But it became clear that Rahul Gandhi wasn’t going to change his mind when the 49-year-old Congress chief put out a four-page note on social media earlier this month explaining his decision. (Photo @priyankagandhi)
Congress leaders have tried to persuade Rahul Gandhi to continue, even giving him a free hand to overhaul the party structure. But it became clear that Rahul Gandhi wasn’t going to change his mind when the 49-year-old Congress chief put out a four-page note on social media earlier this month explaining his decision. (Photo @priyankagandhi)

Amarinder Singh responds to Tharoor’s choice for next Cong chief. He agrees

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 04:43 PM IST
The Congress hasn’t called a meeting of the CWC to take a call on Rahul Gandhi’s replacement yet. There have been multiple statements by Congress leaders on the vacuum at the top and the possibilities that the party leadership should explore.
There is also lack of clarity on whether the members of the Nehru-Gandhi family will, ultimately, choose the president, or whether they will stay out of the process, as Rahul Gandhi said he would in his note.(AFP Photo)
There is also lack of clarity on whether the members of the Nehru-Gandhi family will, ultimately, choose the president, or whether they will stay out of the process, as Rahul Gandhi said he would in his note.(AFP Photo)

The vacuum in the Congress

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2019 06:06 PM IST
The party is paralysed by defeat and indecision.
Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted his resignation as minister from the Punjab Cabinet on July 14, 2019.(PTI File)
Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted his resignation as minister from the Punjab Cabinet on July 14, 2019.(PTI File)

Sidhu’s resignation: Punjab ministers call former cricketer ‘king of theatrics’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Two Punjab ministers --Brahm Mohindra and Charanjit Singh Channi - issued a statement about Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation from the Cabinet.
File picture of Balasaheb Thorat and outgoing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. (Photo @bb_thorat)
File picture of Balasaheb Thorat and outgoing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. (Photo @bb_thorat)

Balasaheb Thorat appointed new Maharasthra Congress chief

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 12:12 AM IST
appointment comes ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections due later this year.
Rahul Gandhi said he was happy the BJP and RSS gave him a platform to take his ideological battle to the public.(PTI)
Rahul Gandhi said he was happy the BJP and RSS gave him a platform to take his ideological battle to the public.(PTI)

Thank BJP, RSS for letting me wage ideological battle: Rahul Gandhi

Ahmedabad | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 02:49 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi will appear before a court in the city regarding a defamation case relating to the Cooperative Bank and its Chairman.
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