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Congress president Sonia Gandhi.(PTI)

Sonia calls meeting to discuss poll results, Covid-19

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 02:25 AM IST
This is the first meeting involving AICC general secretaries, all state in-charges and PCC presidents with Gandhi after the recent assembly elections, in which the Congress failed to win Kerala, West Bengal and Assam.
Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh.
Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh.

Amarinder to meet Cong panel after Sidhu’s attack

By Navneet Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 02:32 AM IST
Capt. Amarinder Singh, a two-time chief minister, is scheduled to meet a three-member team set up last month to resolve the differences on Tuesday morning.
Uddhav Thackeray also asserted that the Sena’s primary aim is not obtaining power and it would not compromise for that. (HT File)(HT_PRINT)
Uddhav Thackeray also asserted that the Sena’s primary aim is not obtaining power and it would not compromise for that. (HT File)(HT_PRINT)

Uddhav Thackeray slams ‘party-centric talk’ of fighting elections alone

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:45 AM IST
  • Uddhav Thackeray’s statement comes days after Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap said he was ready to contest the next year’s Mumbai civic polls without allying with the Sena
“Statements to this effect have been made by Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar,” an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece Saamana read. (HT FILE)
“Statements to this effect have been made by Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar,” an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece Saamana read. (HT FILE)

Will fight 2024 assembly elections with NCP: Shiv Sena

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 03:59 AM IST
“In the future, if the two leading parties of Maharashtra, NCP and Sena, come together to contest the elections, then it can lead to miracles in the state… Both the parties will think about it (pre-poll alliance) in future,” the editorial Saamana said.
Congress leader Hardik Patelexpressed confidence that the people of the state would elect the Congress with full majority in the upcoming election.(PTI File Photo)
Congress leader Hardik Patelexpressed confidence that the people of the state would elect the Congress with full majority in the upcoming election.(PTI File Photo)

Gujarat Congress leader Hardik Patel denies reports on joining AAP

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 11:27 PM IST
“Shocked to hear the news of me joining the Aam Aadmi Party and becoming their face in the coming assembly elections in various media platforms. These reports are baseless and fake and have been planted by BJP," Patel tweeted.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal (File Photo/HT)
Congress leader Kapil Sibal (File Photo/HT)

‘India needs resurgent Congress but…’: Kapil Sibal on crisis in party

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, speaking to PTI, also called upon the party to show it is ‘active and in mood to engage meaningfully.’
Ahead of the May 2018 assembly polls, Siddaramaiah had said it would "most likely" be his last election(PTI file)
Ahead of the May 2018 assembly polls, Siddaramaiah had said it would "most likely" be his last election(PTI file)

Siddaramaiah drops hints of contesting 2023 K'taka assembly polls from Badami

PTI | , Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 07:25 PM IST
It is no secret that Siddaramaiah is nursing his ambition to become chief minister for a second term if the party wins the next assembly polls in 2023, and his loyalists have already started to openly pitch for him as the next CM candidate.
Activists of India's opposition Congress party hold placards and shout slogans against the rise in fuel prices in New Delhi.(AP)
Activists of India's opposition Congress party hold placards and shout slogans against the rise in fuel prices in New Delhi.(AP)

30 Congress workers detained in Delhi for protests against rising fuel prices

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 04:04 PM IST
  • Police detained over 30 Congress protesters from the spot of the demonstrations for not following Covid-19 protocol.
The BJP received five times more in political contribution compared to the Congress. (HT File)
The BJP received five times more in political contribution compared to the Congress. (HT File)

BJP received 785cr in political contributions. Here is a list of donors

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 07:54 PM IST
  • Opposition party Congress received 139 crore between the same time period which is five times lesser than what the ruling party has received.
The statement adds to the series of outrageous statements that have been spoken about rape and women's role in it. (HT File Photo/Deepak Sansta)(Representative image)
The statement adds to the series of outrageous statements that have been spoken about rape and women's role in it. (HT File Photo/Deepak Sansta)(Representative image)

'Girls should not use mobile because...': UP women commission member comments

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 02:23 PM IST
  • In the video, Kumari can be seen responding to a question about rising rape cases in the state as she attributed the rise in crime against women to the overall degeneration of values, including the increased use of mobile phones.
Party insiders and people close to Prasada said that he was getting unhappy with the state of affairs in Uttar Pradesh and particularly Shahjahanpur, his home turf. (File photo)
Party insiders and people close to Prasada said that he was getting unhappy with the state of affairs in Uttar Pradesh and particularly Shahjahanpur, his home turf. (File photo)

Jitin's shift to BJP shows future of party bright, says UP finance minister

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 03:08 PM IST
The 47-year-old leader, who earlier represented Dhaurahra parliamentary seat, switched to the BJP ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Praadesh.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Chowdhury further stated that the government took this decision due to “pressure from the judiciary” (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Chowdhury further stated that the government took this decision due to “pressure from the judiciary” (ANI Photo)

‘Not right to go into the past and seek credit’: Congress on PM Modi’s address

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 10:14 PM IST
  • Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's question comes close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation, where he reversed the Centre’s current vaccination policy
Congress MLA P R Meena said the Congress was united, is united and will remain so.(HT Photos)
Congress MLA P R Meena said the Congress was united, is united and will remain so.(HT Photos)

BJP should take care of itself before commenting on us: Rajasthan Congress MLA

PTI | , Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 01:31 PM IST
State BJP leaders have been targeting the Congress over reports of alleged infighting involving two ministers at a meeting of the Council of Ministers recently.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh leaving after the meeting with Congress panel in New Delhi(Ajay Aggarwal / Hindustan Times)
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh leaving after the meeting with Congress panel in New Delhi(Ajay Aggarwal / Hindustan Times)

Punjab CM appears before Cong panel, defends his style of functioning

By Navneet Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 04:05 AM IST
Singh shared his government’s achievements, progress on the implementation of 85% of poll commitments, his road map for unfulfilled promises and report card of his ministers.
Karnataka Congress asked the BJP government in the state whether it agrees with their vaccine advisor's assessment and if they plan to explain by when they hope to vaccinate all adults in Karnataka. In picture - Congress leader DK Shivakumar.(ANI)
Karnataka Congress asked the BJP government in the state whether it agrees with their vaccine advisor's assessment and if they plan to explain by when they hope to vaccinate all adults in Karnataka. In picture - Congress leader DK Shivakumar.(ANI)

Congress asks Karnataka's BJP govt to listen to its own Covid-19 vaccine advisor

ANI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 08:07 PM IST
"We thought the BJP government was finally taking scientific advice. However, it is clear it was only headline management because the government's actions do not reflect their own advisor's advice," Congress leader DK Shivakumar said.
A day after Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Congress MLA from Amritsar East, appeared in Delhi before the party’s three-member committee, constituted to resolve infighting in the state unit ahead of the assembly elections, posters announcing that he had gone missing surfaced in his constituency.(Sanjeev Kumar/ HT photo)
A day after Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Congress MLA from Amritsar East, appeared in Delhi before the party’s three-member committee, constituted to resolve infighting in the state unit ahead of the assembly elections, posters announcing that he had gone missing surfaced in his constituency.(Sanjeev Kumar/ HT photo)

News updates from HT: Navjot Singh Sidhu 'missing' posters surface in Amritsar

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 04:54 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
BS Yeddiurappa, however, responding to a specific question on the second financial package on Sunday said that it will be ready in two days.(Reuters File Photo)
BS Yeddiurappa, however, responding to a specific question on the second financial package on Sunday said that it will be ready in two days.(Reuters File Photo)

Karnataka: A week on, no clarity on govt’s proposed 2nd relief package

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 07:26 AM IST
The chief minister, on May 24, had announced that the government is mulling to provide a second financial package.
"In the last seven years, the Modi government has given the country immeasurable pain," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.(PTI representative image)
"In the last seven years, the Modi government has given the country immeasurable pain," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.(PTI representative image)

‘Weakest govt’: Opposition slams 7-year BJP rule

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 12:23 AM IST
The Congress said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s seven years in power could be summed up in seven “criminal wrongdoings”, accusing the Centre of bringing in a financial crisis, triggering large-scale unemployment and mismanaging the Covid crisis.
States fear they are inching closer to a fiscal cliff with the expiry of the five-year GST compensation period.(HT Photo)
States fear they are inching closer to a fiscal cliff with the expiry of the five-year GST compensation period.(HT Photo)

GST Council to weigh states’ fiscal woes

By Gireesh Chandra Prasad, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 06:48 AM IST
  • The states are demanding the extension of the GST compensation period beyond June 2022 and compensation of the GST shortfall of states through a central grant instead of debt financing.
Delhi police on May 22 asked the two Congress leaders to join the investigation as they started a preliminary enquiry into the allegations.(File photo for representation)
Delhi police on May 22 asked the two Congress leaders to join the investigation as they started a preliminary enquiry into the allegations.(File photo for representation)

Congress writes to Delhi top cop over ‘illegal enquiry’ in toolkit case

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 03:54 AM IST
The BJP has said that the documents posted by BJP leader Sambit Patra were part of a “toolkit” made to defame Prime Minister Narendra Modi and build a biased narrative over Covid-19 management and the Central Vista project.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the India-EU (virtual) summit.(File Photo )
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the India-EU (virtual) summit.(File Photo )

News updates from HT: India makes first move on trade agreement with EU

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 04:53 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. ANI Photo)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. ANI Photo)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on alleged Cong toolkit: Don't waste time spreading lies

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 07:31 PM IST
Calling the BJP's national general secretary B L Santhosh's shared tweet, which claimed a document as the Congress' toolkit to malign the ruling party's image, as fake, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked the Centre to stop wasting time on spreading lies and start saving lives.
The Bharatiya Janata Party while campaigning for the Bihar legislative assembly elections had promised to provide vaccines to citizens free of cost.(Bloomberg)
The Bharatiya Janata Party while campaigning for the Bihar legislative assembly elections had promised to provide vaccines to citizens free of cost.(Bloomberg)

Congress brings up pre-poll promise of free vaccination in Bihar

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 03:57 PM IST
  • Congress also reiterated its previous demand of doing away with the required 28% GST levied on medical supplies for corona and on ambulance rides, and urged the Prime Minister to vaccinate 60% of the population
The Congress was decimated in West Bengal, failed to capture power in Kerala and Assam, lost power in Puducherry before the elections and failed to regain it, and is a junior partner in the ruling coalition in Tamil Nadu. In picture - Sonia Gandhi.(PTI )
The Congress was decimated in West Bengal, failed to capture power in Kerala and Assam, lost power in Puducherry before the elections and failed to regain it, and is a junior partner in the ruling coalition in Tamil Nadu. In picture - Sonia Gandhi.(PTI )

Cong panels to look into poll results, Covid relief

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 04:41 AM IST
The panel to “evaluate the results of recently concluded assembly elections” includes Ashok Chavan, Salman Khurshid, Manish Tewari, Vincent Pala and Jothi Mani.
Sonia Gandhi Gandhi asked the CWC to “take note of our serious setbacks” and said that “to say that we are deeply disappointed is to make an understatement.”(HT Photo)
Sonia Gandhi Gandhi asked the CWC to “take note of our serious setbacks” and said that “to say that we are deeply disappointed is to make an understatement.”(HT Photo)

Factionalism, poor local leadership behind poll losses: Leaders at CWC meet

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 09:14 AM IST
The party again deferred its internal election to find a successor of president Sonia Gandhi “in view of the nationwide emergent conditions prevailing on account of unprecedented Corona pandemic.”
“I genuinely tweeted it when I noticed a striking coincidence in North Eastern states,’’ Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said.(HT File Photo)
“I genuinely tweeted it when I noticed a striking coincidence in North Eastern states,’’ Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said.(HT File Photo)

Former Congress leaders now helm six states

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 05:41 AM IST
Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s message was likely prompted by Himanta Biswa Sarma being sworn in as CM of Assam.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi took charge of the party in 2019 when Rahul Gandhi resigned following the Congress’ debacle in that year’s national elections.(HT File Photo)
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi took charge of the party in 2019 when Rahul Gandhi resigned following the Congress’ debacle in that year’s national elections.(HT File Photo)

Sonia to remain Congress chief as party defers polls amid pandemic

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 02:32 AM IST
G23 members do not oppose party decision to keep Sonia as the chief; CWC lashes out at Modi government over handling of Covid pandemic.
In a meeting on April 17, the party's highest decision-making body had focused on the Covid-19 situation in India. (ANI Photo)
In a meeting on April 17, the party's highest decision-making body had focused on the Covid-19 situation in India. (ANI Photo)

Congress Working Committee to meet on Monday, poll review on agenda

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 04:27 PM IST
  • Sonia Gandhi had lamented the party’s performance, calling them unexpectedly disappointing during a virtual meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party on Friday
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.(HT Photo )
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.(HT Photo )

CWC meeting tomorrow to review party performance in recent polls

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 06:34 AM IST
On Friday, in the first Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) meeting after the recent assembly elections, party chief Sonia Gandhi informed that CWC, the party’s top executive body, would meet “soon” to review the results.
A relative of a person who died of Covid-19 in tears while speaking on the phone outside LNJP hospital in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
A relative of a person who died of Covid-19 in tears while speaking on the phone outside LNJP hospital in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

'Self-inflicted national catastrophe': Cong uses Lancet report to attack BJP

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 10:47 PM IST
Congress senior spokesperson Ajay Maken quoted a report from The Lancet journal which claimed that “India will see a staggering one million deaths from COVID-19 by August 1”.
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