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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leaves for Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind regarding the farmers' protest, on December 24.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

‘Water cannon or bluster, keep walking’: Rahul Gandhi tweets a poem to target Centre over farmers’ stir

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:29 AM IST
The former Congress president, along with other party leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, visited Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 24. They submitted a memorandum having two crore signatures to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding repeal of the farm laws.
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Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, front, and other senior party members participate in a protest against new agricultural laws in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Congress party leaders met Indian President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday and demanded withdrawal of new agricultural laws that have stoked widespread anger among the farmers.(AP)
Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, front, and other senior party members participate in a protest against new agricultural laws in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Congress party leaders met Indian President Ram Nath Kovind Thursday and demanded withdrawal of new agricultural laws that have stoked widespread anger among the farmers.(AP)

‘Anti-farmer’: Congress asks for withdrawal of laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:59 AM IST
Thousands of farmers, mainly from northern India, have camped on the borders of Delhi since November 26 to protest against the laws they say will weaken their bargaining power and leave them at the mercy of powerful agribusinesses.
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Congress leaders Pawan Bansal, Prithviraj Chavan and Harish Rawat after a meeting with party’s Interim President Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi.(PTI photo)
Congress leaders Pawan Bansal, Prithviraj Chavan and Harish Rawat after a meeting with party’s Interim President Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi.(PTI photo)

Amid rumblings in Congress, dissenters stress on need for hands-on chief

By Sunetra Choudhury and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:53 AM IST
Termed an icebreaker, this was the first in-person interaction amid the Covid-19 pandemic between representatives of the group of dissenters and Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders.
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Sonia Gandhi at a Congress Working Committee ( CWC ) meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi in December 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
Sonia Gandhi at a Congress Working Committee ( CWC ) meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi in December 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)

Sonia Gandhi meets section of Congress dissenters, looks to end crisis

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:40 PM IST
An internal crisis in the party erupted after a group of 23 signatories wrote to the Congress president in August, seeking full-time and active leadership and introspection behind the “steady decline” of the 135-year-old organisation
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Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala during a press conference in Patna, Bihar.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala during a press conference in Patna, Bihar.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)

Surjewala’s remark upsets section of Congress letter-writers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:08 AM IST
Some of the dissenters, including Anand Sharma and Prithviraj Chavan, met at Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad’s residence to decide whether to attend Saturday’s meeting with Sonia Gandhi.
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Hindustan Times was first to report on November 16 that the rising cases of covid-19 infections in Delhi have cast a shadow on the winter session. (HT Photo)
Hindustan Times was first to report on November 16 that the rising cases of covid-19 infections in Delhi have cast a shadow on the winter session. (HT Photo)

Parties not in favour of Parliament session, says Centre; Opposition denies

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Senior Congress leader and former union minister Jairam Ramesh took to Twitter to claim that Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad was not consulted by the government on the issue.
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the All Party Meeting on Covid-19, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Friday(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the All Party Meeting on Covid-19, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Friday(PTI)

Oppn leaders hail India’s efforts to contain Covid, then a word of caution

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad said the political leadership must be ready to counter the possible misinformation campaign over vaccines in the near future.
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Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020(Screengrab)
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020(Screengrab)

‘Remember what you taught us’: Bhupesh Baghel politely stings Sibal, Azad

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Kapil Sibal, who was part of the 23 leaders who wrote to Congress president, in a recent interview had emphasised the need of introspection in the party. Ghulam Nabi Azad, another dissenter, blamed the Congress’ slump in elections to the 5-star culture within the party.
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ahmed Patel.(PTI File)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ahmed Patel.(PTI File)

Ahmed Patel, Congress’ crisis manager: Five instances of how he was a problem solver

By Sunetra Choudhury | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:21 AM IST
Patel had cordial ties with leaders from other parties; even younger leaders from the Congress found him approachable
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Roshni land scam: J&K admn set to post list of beneficiaries on govt website

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/ Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 12:35 AM IST
The administration is already working on cancelling all mutations of land transferred under the ‘unconstitutional’ Roshni Act across the UT
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ghulam Nabi Azad, A K Antony, Manmohan Singh and P. Chidambram as she addresses the media after a meeting of the CWC at AICC in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ghulam Nabi Azad, A K Antony, Manmohan Singh and P. Chidambram as she addresses the media after a meeting of the CWC at AICC in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sibal, Chidambaram not wrong, retrospection does not mean removal of Gandhis, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 07:48 PM IST
Azad, who was among 23 Congress leaders who had written to Sonia Gandhi earlier this year calling for major changes including full-time and effective leadership, told ANI in an interview that the “medicine for the party” is to conduct organizational elections at block, district and state level.
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Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad after a meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind at South Block, in New Delhi, India on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad after a meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind at South Block, in New Delhi, India on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)

‘Giving clean chit to Gandhis because...’: Azad on criticism of Congress leadership

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:50 PM IST
“Congress is at its lowest in 72 years. Congress does not have even the post of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha during the last two terms. But Congress won 9 seats in Ladakh hill council elections even as we were not expecting such a positive result,” Azad said.
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Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad tests positive for Covid-19, goes into home quarantine

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:19 PM IST
Azad is among the 20 star campaigners of the party for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.
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Congress leader Sachin Pilot is greeted by his supporters on his way to his constituency Tonk of Rajasthan.(PTI)
Congress leader Sachin Pilot is greeted by his supporters on his way to his constituency Tonk of Rajasthan.(PTI)

Sachin Pilot, Ghulam Nabi Azad among Congress’ star campaigners for Bihar

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 05:12 AM IST
The list of star campaigners also includes Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
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Senior Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad and other Opposition lawmakers march from Gandhi statue to Ambedkar statue in protest against the recent farm and labour bills, during the ongoing Monsoon Session, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Wednesday.(PTI)
Senior Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad and other Opposition lawmakers march from Gandhi statue to Ambedkar statue in protest against the recent farm and labour bills, during the ongoing Monsoon Session, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Wednesday.(PTI)

Farm bills: Ghulam Nabi Azad to meet President today

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Tims, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Azad will also apprise the President about the Rajya Sabha passing important legislations in both Houses of Parliament in the absence of Opposition parties
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Azad met the President and handed over a memorandum, urging him to not give his assent to the farm bills cleared by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.(Photo: ANI)
Azad met the President and handed over a memorandum, urging him to not give his assent to the farm bills cleared by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.(Photo: ANI)

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad meets President Kovind amid farm bills crisis

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Azad will meet the President and hand over a memorandum, urging him to not give his assent to the farm bills cleared by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
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Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi and other Opposition MPs stage a walkout from Rajya Sabha, demanding the suspension of eight lawmakers be revoked in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi and other Opposition MPs stage a walkout from Rajya Sabha, demanding the suspension of eight lawmakers be revoked in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha until MPs’ suspension is revoked

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 02:33 PM IST
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also demanded that the government introduce a bill mandating that private companies and even Food Corporation of India will not purchase farm produce below the minimum support price
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This is an 18-day session of Parliament.(PTI)
This is an 18-day session of Parliament.(PTI)

Parliament monsoon session: Azad, Adhir to decide Congress strategy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:36 AM IST
The speakers on different issues will also be decided by the two leaders. A 10-member committee, five each from the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, has already been formed for smooth functioning and effective floor coordination in both the Houses
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Congress leader Sonia Gandhi(PTI photo)
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi(PTI photo)

Key changes, boost to Team Rahul as Congress rejigs panels

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:09 AM IST
The reshuffle comes against the backdrop of 23 Congress leaders, including four CWC members (Azad, Anand Sharma, Mukul Wasnik and Jitin Prasada), writing a letter to Sonia Gandhi on August 7, and calling for full-time leadership and an introspection behind the “steady decline” of Congress.
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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

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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.
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Ghulam Nabi Azad was one among the 23 senior leaders who are being targeted for demanding changes in the Congress party.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Ghulam Nabi Azad was one among the 23 senior leaders who are being targeted for demanding changes in the Congress party.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Now, call to oust Ghulam Nabi Azad from Congress citing indiscipline

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Azad was also targeted for entering into an alliance with the Samajwadi Party in 2017 assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
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Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal.(PTI)
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal.(PTI)

Congress at its historic low, needs 24x7 leader, says Kapil Sibal

By Harinder Baweja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:08 AM IST
The letter sent to interim party president Sonia Gandhi on August 7 called for a “visible”, “effective” and “full-time” leader; elections at all levels in the party; and establishing an institutional leadership model to collectively guide the party, among other steps.
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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

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
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.
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After a seven-hour, high-decibel debate at the CWC meeting, the party authorised Sonia Gandhi to effect any necessary organisation changes, and reaffirmed its faith in her and her son Rahul Gandhi. On August 10, 2019, CWC named Sonia Gandhi the party’s interim chief after Rahul Gandhi, who preceded her as the Congress president, turned down calls to withdraw his resignation in the wake of the 2019 Lok Sabha election rout.(PTI)
After a seven-hour, high-decibel debate at the CWC meeting, the party authorised Sonia Gandhi to effect any necessary organisation changes, and reaffirmed its faith in her and her son Rahul Gandhi. On August 10, 2019, CWC named Sonia Gandhi the party’s interim chief after Rahul Gandhi, who preceded her as the Congress president, turned down calls to withdraw his resignation in the wake of the 2019 Lok Sabha election rout.(PTI)

Congress dissenters’ letter outlines 11-point agenda for internal reforms

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 08:42 AM IST
The letter, considered critical of the high command, sparked a heated discussion at a CWC meeting on Monday with Congress leaders mounting an offensive on the signatories.
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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has pitched for elections to the key organisational posts of state chief and district chief.(PTI File Photo)
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has pitched for elections to the key organisational posts of state chief and district chief.(PTI File Photo)

Our victory that Congress will have full-time president after six months, party chief should be elected: Ghulam Nabi Azad

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Ghulam Nabi Azad referred to the stormy meeting of the Congress Working Committee and said both Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi showed statesmanship.
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The group for the Rajya Sabha has Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, party’s deputy leader Anand Sharma, Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal and Jairam Ramesh. (PTI Photo)
The group for the Rajya Sabha has Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, party’s deputy leader Anand Sharma, Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal and Jairam Ramesh. (PTI Photo)

Sonia Gandhi names leaders in Parliament; Ghulam Nabi Azad retains spot

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:52 PM IST
The decisions came three days after the stormy Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting that asked Sonia Gandhi to stay on as the party chief till a new president is elected.
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Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal told HT that he wanted to be briefed on the meeting, which only four of the 23 leaders -- including Wasnik and Azad -- attended by virtue of being CWC members.(PTI)
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal told HT that he wanted to be briefed on the meeting, which only four of the 23 leaders -- including Wasnik and Azad -- attended by virtue of being CWC members.(PTI)

3 key dissenters ‘positive’ after Sonia’s statement

By Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 05:28 AM IST
Senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal, Shashi Tharoor, Mukul Wasnik and Manish Tewari -- all among 23 leaders who signed the letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi -- met at the residence of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, late on Monday evening after an acrimonious seven-hour-long Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.
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Azad, who is the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, also clarified later Rahul Gandhi had never said that those who wrote the letter were colluding with or doing so at the BJP’s behest.(PTI file photo)
Azad, who is the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, also clarified later Rahul Gandhi had never said that those who wrote the letter were colluding with or doing so at the BJP’s behest.(PTI file photo)

Ghulam Nabi Azad’s offer to resign from Congress as ‘poetic justice’: Owaisi

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Azad was among the 23 leaders to write a letter to the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi, seeking a complete overhaul of the Congress. The senior leader had said he was ready to quit if Rahul Gandhi’s remark about “colluding with the BJP” were proven to be true.
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Congress party workers hold placards as they shout slogans demanding that the party’s president should be from the Gandhi family outside the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Congress party workers hold placards as they shout slogans demanding that the party’s president should be from the Gandhi family outside the AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Congress chief should be from Gandhi family, no outsiders: Party workers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 02:40 PM IST
The Congress workers’ demand came amid a meeting of the Congress Working Committee.
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File photo of Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.
File photo of Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad offers explanation over letter, says will resign

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Ghulam Nabi Azad’s explanation came at the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) over the letter written by him and other party leaders calling for sweeping reforms in the organisation.
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