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Bharat Jodo Yatra, a much-needed shot in Congress arm

As per political analysts, the Congress is at its lowest point in J&K, especially after former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad quit the party along with hundreds of Congress workers

Though the Congress leaders have been claiming that there was nothing political about the yatra, it was evident on ground that local party leadership used every opportunity to convey a message about the Congress and its relevance in J&K politics. (ANI)
Though the Congress leaders have been claiming that there was nothing political about the yatra, it was evident on ground that local party leadership used every opportunity to convey a message about the Congress and its relevance in J&K politics. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 05:44 AM IST
ByMir Ehsan, Srinagar

Congress leader's 'brokerage' dig at Mamata over absence in Bharat Jodo| Video

When he was questioned about Banerjee's absence from the Yatra, he told news agency ANI: “Our party has invited everyone (at the end of Bharat Jodo Yatra). All those who want to fight against Modi ji should come. Ask Mamata ji why she is not coming." His comment was followed by a "brokerage (dalali)" charge against the TMC chief.

Adhir Chowdhury said that only a party like the Congress, with its “strong” ideological mooring, and pan-India presence, can counter the “communal juggernaut” of the BJP.(HT Photo)
Adhir Chowdhury said that only a party like the Congress, with its “strong” ideological mooring, and pan-India presence, can counter the “communal juggernaut” of the BJP.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 10:31 PM IST

Bharat Jodo gave 'alternate vision': Rahul Gandhi on likely political impact

The Bharat Jodo Yatra concludes on Monday.

Rahul Gandhi, right and his sister and party leader Priyanka Vadra, center left, gesture toward the crowd as they walk with their supporters during a 5-month-long
Rahul Gandhi, right and his sister and party leader Priyanka Vadra, center left, gesture toward the crowd as they walk with their supporters during a 5-month-long "Unite India March," in Srinagar, (AP)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 09:38 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Evening brief: Mehbooba Mufti remembers Nehru unfurling tricolour in J&K

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Mehbooba Mufti tweeted an old picture of Nehru.
Mehbooba Mufti tweeted an old picture of Nehru.
Published on Jan 29, 2023 05:01 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi unfurls national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on last day of Yatra

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday unfurled the national flag at the historic clock tower of Lal Chowk in Srinagar as the Bharat Jodo Yatra entered its final day before concluding on Monday.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with sister Priyanka Gandhi hoists the national flag during the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Lal Chowk area of,Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with sister Priyanka Gandhi hoists the national flag during the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Lal Chowk area of,Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 03:56 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Mehbooba Mufti remembers Nehru unfurling tricolour in J&K as Rahul ends Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday saw the conclusion of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Mehbooba Mufti tweeted an old picture of Nehru.
Mehbooba Mufti tweeted an old picture of Nehru.
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 04:35 PM IST
Reported by Ashiq Hussain | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

On Jaishankar's ‘China 1962’ dig at Rahul, Congress's riposte: 'In 2020-23, we…'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had earlier said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given "100 square kilometres of Indian territory" to China "without a fight."

External affairs minister S Jaishankar.(ANI)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar.(ANI)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 12:38 PM IST

Congress' Jairam Ramesh on '2 realities for opposition platform against BJP'

Jairam Ramesh also spoke about the party's plan to begin the process of talking to different political parties soon.

Congress general secretary in charge of communications, Jairam Ramesh. (File Photo)
Congress general secretary in charge of communications, Jairam Ramesh. (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 11:27 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Kharge's letter to Amit Shah even as Mehooba joins Rahul Gandhi's yatra

On Saturday, Rahul Gandhi resumed his Bharat Jodo Yatra from Awantipora in Pulwama district, a day after cancelling it in Anantnag district after the party alleged security lapse.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi entered Kashmir on Friday, (Waseem Andrabi /HT)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi entered Kashmir on Friday, (Waseem Andrabi /HT)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 10:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

BBC-Modi row: Tharoor targets people in 'secular camp' over 'move on' charge

The first part of the BBC documentary revives the most controversial episode of Prime Minister Modi’s political career when he was the chief minister of Gujarat in 2002.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor speaks during the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.(PTI)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor speaks during the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.(PTI)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 08:29 AM IST

BJP's question to Rahul Gandhi on 'security lapse' in J&K: 'Unfortunate...'

A major controversy has broken out over the Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Rahul Gandhi and Omar Abullah during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir. (HT photo/ Waseem Andrabi)
Rahul Gandhi and Omar Abullah during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir. (HT photo/ Waseem Andrabi)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 07:22 PM IST

'Cops planned a stampede…’: Adhir Chowdhury on Bharat Jodo Yatra in Delhi

Earlier the Congress had written to Union home minister Amit Shah alleging multiple breaches in the security of Gandhi during Yatra’s Delhi leg.

Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury.(HT Photo)
Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 06:19 PM IST

‘Police arrangements collapsed': Rahul on ‘breach’ during Bharat Jodo in J&K

The Bharat Jodo Yatra concludes in Srinagar next week.

Rahul Gandhi and Omar Abdullah at the Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir Valley. (HT Photo/ Waseem Andrabi)
Rahul Gandhi and Omar Abdullah at the Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kashmir Valley. (HT Photo/ Waseem Andrabi)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 04:59 PM IST
By | Reported by Mir Ehsan

Not asking proof but show surgical strike video: Rashid Alvi; ‘Sushma ji said…’

Congress leader Rashid Alvi said the government should apologise to the country if it can't release the video of the surgical strike. Sushma Swaraj, Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath said different things about the strike, Rashid Alvi claimed.

Rashid Alvi said BJP leaders gave different versions on the surgical strike and hence the government should release the video.
Rashid Alvi said BJP leaders gave different versions on the surgical strike and hence the government should release the video.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 02:32 PM IST

Omar Abdullah joins Rahul Gandhi, Cong' Bharat Jodo Yatra in J&K

The Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed its peg in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The yatra will take the night halt at Anantnag. Party workers lined up on both sides of Banihal Novyog tunnel waited in chilly weather to receive the yatra.

Omar Abdullah joined Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to march in the closing stages of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Jammu and Kashmir.(Twitter)
Omar Abdullah joined Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to march in the closing stages of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Jammu and Kashmir.(Twitter)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 12:30 PM IST

‘I'd like to attend but…’: JD(U) chief to miss culmination of Bharat Jodo Yatra

Rajiv Ranjan ‘Lalan’ Singh informed Congress counterpart Mallikarjun Kharge he has to attend a JD(U) programme in poll-bound Nagaland on the same day as the final day of the Bharat Jodo Yatra (January 30).

JD-U national president Rajiv Ranjan alias Lalan Singh. (File Photo/PTI)
JD-U national president Rajiv Ranjan alias Lalan Singh. (File Photo/PTI)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 03:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Hindenburg report on Adani merits JPC, SC-monitored probe even if…: Congress MP

The research firm, in its report, raised concerns about shares of Adani group companies having a possibility of declining from their current levels, owing to high valuations.

Hindenburg claimed that Adani group had links with a labyrinth of off shore tax havens linked to Gautam Adani's family and the firms exposure to high debt was a concern.(PTI)
Hindenburg claimed that Adani group had links with a labyrinth of off shore tax havens linked to Gautam Adani's family and the firms exposure to high debt was a concern.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 01:16 PM IST

Kamal Haasan backs Congress candidate for Erode East bypoll

Elangovan, senior Congress leader and former union minister, is the candidate of the DMK-led Secular Progressive Aliance (SPA). The bypoll was necessitated due to the recent death of sitting local legislator and his son Thirumahan Everaa.

Actor Kamal Hassan(HT File Photo)
Actor Kamal Hassan(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 06:45 PM IST
PTI |

Evening brief: Pompeo says Sushma Swaraj was not important; Jaishankar responds

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Foreign minister S Jaishankar.
Foreign minister S Jaishankar.
Published on Jan 25, 2023 04:52 PM IST

Who is Anil Antony, son of Cong veteran who slammed BBC documentary on PM Modi

Anil Antony graduated in Industrial Engineering, from the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram in 2007. Later, he completed his Master of Science (MS) in ‘Management Science and Engineering’ from Stanford University, US.

Anil K Antony, the son of Congress veteran AK Antony.(Anil K Antony/Twitter)
Anil K Antony, the son of Congress veteran AK Antony.(Anil K Antony/Twitter)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 03:33 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

‘Chinese pet’: Mahesh Jethmalani slams Jairam Ramesh over alleged China links

In a tweet, earlier in the day, Jethmalani wrote that Jairam questioning Centre's China stand “behoves him to disclose his Huawei links”.

Congress senior leader Jairam Ramesh (File)
Congress senior leader Jairam Ramesh (File)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 06:01 PM IST

Urmila Matondkar marches with Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Jodo in Jammu. Watch

The Bharat Jodo Yatra is set to conclude in nearly a week from now.

Rahul Gandhi with Urmila Matondkar at the Bharat Jodo Yatra. (Twitter)
Rahul Gandhi with Urmila Matondkar at the Bharat Jodo Yatra. (Twitter)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 12:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Is guv waiting for ‘muhurat’ to sign reservation bills, asks Chhattisgarh CM

The governor’s House and the chief minister have been at loggerheads since last month over the latter’s pending assent to reservation bills passed by the state assembly.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel (HT Photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 12:50 PM IST

Congress reacts after Digvijaya Singh's surgical strikes remarks spark row

The Congress on Monday distanced itself from the comments made by its senior leader Digvijaya Singh on the 2016 surgical strikes and said the views expressed by him “are his own” and “do not reflect the position" of the party.

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh (File)
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh (File)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 07:09 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'No bigger issue than statehood of J&K': Rahul Gandhi amid Bharat Jodo Yatra

The Congress has been raising the issues as J&K gears up to hold polls soon. No dates, however, have been announced yet.

Rahul Gandhi addressing an event in Jammu amid Bharat Jodo Yatra. (HT photo/ Waseem Andrabi)
Rahul Gandhi addressing an event in Jammu amid Bharat Jodo Yatra. (HT photo/ Waseem Andrabi)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Vivek Agnihotri makes a remark at Rahul Gandhi for wearing warm jackets indoors

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has made a remark over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wearing ‘warm jackets indoors' and having ‘5 course meal'. Here's what he said.

Vivek Agnihotri has made a remark at Rahul Gandhi.
Vivek Agnihotri has made a remark at Rahul Gandhi.
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 04:44 PM IST

‘No proof’: Digvijaya Singh questions 2016 surgical strike; BJP hits back

Addressing a public meeting in Jammu, Digvijaya Singh said the Centre was yet to place a report on the 2016 surgical strike or the 2019 Pulwama terror attack before Parliament.

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.(File)
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.(File)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 04:33 PM IST

‘Listen to Ladakh’: Kharge takes swipe at PM Modi over his ‘tall promises’

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge criticises PM Modi for not providing constitutional security to the people of Ladakh.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said PM Modi
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said PM Modi "betrayed" the people of Ladakh(PTI)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 01:56 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

'Don't know why…': Deepender Hooda on WFI chief's counter-allegation

Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda said a defamation case will be filed against WFI president Sharan Singh for putting allegations against him and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda

The Congress MP demanded independent inquiry into the allegations levelled against the WFI chief by prominent wrestlers of the country.(ANI)
The Congress MP demanded independent inquiry into the allegations levelled against the WFI chief by prominent wrestlers of the country.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 11:00 AM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Jairam Ramesh dismisses Union minster's 'pushing for foreign vaccine' claims

Congress' Jairam Ramesh dismissed claims made in a Twitter post shared by the Union minister- Rajeev Chandrasekhar over the grand old party pushing for Pfizer vaccine at a time when the pharmaceutical company was “bullying” the Centre for its acceptance.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that the Union minister's post “undermines the most basic principles of democracy and fairness”.(PTI)
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that the Union minister's post “undermines the most basic principles of democracy and fairness”.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 06:57 AM IST
BySnehashish Roy, New Delhi
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