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This is 87-year-old Deve Gowda’s second stint in the Rajya Sabha, the first being when he was the PM in 1996. (Image tweeted by: @vijayanpinarayi)

Deve Gowda, 87, back in Rajya Sabha for the first time since 1996

By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 09:20 PM IST
While the BJP chose to send two grassroot workers to the Rajya Sabha, the Congress chose to send its senior leader Mallikarjuna Kharge.
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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and state unit president Nalin Kumar Kateel had recommended the names of Ramesh Katti, Prakash Shetty and Prabhakar Kore. None were considered by the party high command. (Photo @BJP4Karnataka)
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and state unit president Nalin Kumar Kateel had recommended the names of Ramesh Katti, Prakash Shetty and Prabhakar Kore. None were considered by the party high command. (Photo @BJP4Karnataka)

BJP drops names given by Karnataka CM for Rajya Sabha polls, stuns state unit

By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Karnataka BJP spokesperson S Prakash admitted to being surprised at the names chosen by the central leadership, but defended the move as ‘rewarding grassroot workers.’
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In the 223-member Karnataka assembly, a candidate will require 44 votes to be elected to the Upper House of Parliament. (PTI Photo)
In the 223-member Karnataka assembly, a candidate will require 44 votes to be elected to the Upper House of Parliament. (PTI Photo)

Cong names Kharge for K’taka RS seat; another Guj MLA quits

By Venkatesha Babu and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru/New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:27 AM IST
Four Rajya Sabha members — two from the Congress (BK Hariprasad and Rajeev Gowda), Prabhakar Kore of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (Secular) leader D Kupendra Reddy — are retiring on completion of their terms on June 25.
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Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday expressed dissatisfaction over chief minister and state coalition partner Uddhav Thackeray’s decision to hand over the Elgar Parishad case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).(PTI File Photo)
Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday expressed dissatisfaction over chief minister and state coalition partner Uddhav Thackeray’s decision to hand over the Elgar Parishad case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).(PTI File Photo)

Govt should’ve discussed with partners: Kharge on NIA probing Bhima Koregaon case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 03:17 AM IST
Kharge’s remarks come a day after Sharad Pawar, the Nationalist Congress Party chief said that the “Centre’s decision directing the NIA to take over Elgar Parishad case was unfair but the state government’s approval to that decision is more unfair.”
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AICC GS and Incharge Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge during press conference at Mumbai congress office, Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan in Mumbai. He was critical of bhima Koregaon case’s handover to the NIA.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
AICC GS and Incharge Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge during press conference at Mumbai congress office, Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan in Mumbai. He was critical of bhima Koregaon case’s handover to the NIA.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

‘Uddhav may have power, but...’: Congress on NIA probing Bhima Koregaon case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 07:22 PM IST
A day earlier, Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar too had criticized the move. Pawar had said it was not right on the part of the Centre to hand over the probe into the case, which was with the Pune police, to the NIA as law and order was a state subject.
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Addressing mediapersons in Bengaluru on Sunday, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Supreme Court’s February 7 judgment has left the marginalised communities “worried”.(File photo for representation)
Addressing mediapersons in Bengaluru on Sunday, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Supreme Court’s February 7 judgment has left the marginalised communities “worried”.(File photo for representation)

Congress, two BJP allies voice opposition to quota ruling

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 02:54 AM IST
The Supreme Court has said in a judgment that the government is not bound to provide reservation for appointments and promotions to public posts, and courts cannot give directions compelling states to reserve jobs or positions for SCs and STs.
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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray takes oath during the swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji park in Mumbai on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray takes oath during the swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji park in Mumbai on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

At Uddhav Thackeray’s grand oath event, friends, rivals and Ajit Pawar

By Eeshanpriya M S | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 01:55 AM IST
The mega event - his party had attempted to turn it into a show of opposition unity - was attended by several leaders from other states including DMK’s MK Stalin and chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath and Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge and Kapil Sibal.
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Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat has been elected as the party’s legislature wing leader.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat has been elected as the party’s legislature wing leader.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Balasaheb Thorat elected Maharashtra Congress legislature unit leader

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 01:56 PM IST
AICC general secretary in-charge for Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge made the announcement at a meeting of the party MLAs held at a hotel here.
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(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

‘Will form Maharashtra govt with Sena, NCP’: Cong post Ajit Pawar’s shocker

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 01:14 AM IST
‘Confident that we will form govt with Sena and NCP in Maharashtra’, says Congress after Ajit Pawar’s stunner
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Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge(ANI photo)
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge(ANI photo)

Congress undecided on Sena support, to consult Maharashtra leaders at 4 pm

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 09:35 PM IST
The top leadership of Congress met in Delhi on Monday morning and will meet again in the evening.
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Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday met the party’s newly elected MLAs from Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday met the party’s newly elected MLAs from Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mallikarjun Kharge meets Congress MLAs to discuss Maharashtra impasse

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 03:15 PM IST
Mallikarjun Kharge, who is the All India Congress Committee’s (AICC) generally secretary, met the legislators informally to ascertain their views on what stand the party should take about government formation in Maharashtra, senior congress leader Manikrao Thakare told PTI.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performed a ‘Shastra puja’ on Rafale jet.(ANI Photo)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performed a ‘Shastra puja’ on Rafale jet.(ANI Photo)

A Congress vs Congress war breaks out over Rajnath Singh’s shastra puja on Rafale jet

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 04:58 PM IST
This prompted veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge to call it a “tamasha (drama)” who also compared it to how his own party never did such a thing when buying weapons. But, his party colleague Sanjay Nirupam differed, said “Shastra puja cannot be called a tamasha.”
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Amit Shah in Kaithal, Haryana. (Photo @BJP4India)
Amit Shah in Kaithal, Haryana. (Photo @BJP4India)

After Congress pans Rafale ‘shastra puja’, BJP’s Bofors counter

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 10:53 PM IST
The Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge called the whole thing Rafale ceremony a “tamasha (drama)” and compared it to how his own party never did such a thing when buying weapons.
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Mumbai, India - Oct. 6, 2019:Mumbai Congress party War room at Tilak Bhavan Dadar in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, October 6, 2019. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta/Hindustan Times)(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Mumbai, India - Oct. 6, 2019:Mumbai Congress party War room at Tilak Bhavan Dadar in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, October 6, 2019. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta/Hindustan Times)(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Congress sets up war room to counter fake news during Maharashtra assembly polls

By Naresh Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 11:20 AM IST
The war room was inaugurated by senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who called it the need of the hour, considering the role of the social media in campaigning.
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Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh(HT image)
Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh(HT image)

‘Will review resignation if Congress clarifies stand on Jammu and Kashmir’

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 03:17 AM IST
Singh, who submitted his resignation to All India Congress Committee general secretary and Maharashtra in-charge Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday, said on Wednesday that he was not allowed to speak in screening committee meeting on issues related to Mumbai and Maharashtra.
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A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi accepted Milind Deora’s resignation and appointed Eknath Gaikwad as the acting president of the party’s Mumbai unit, Sanjay Nirupam targeted Deora alleging that he failed to “energise” the cadre.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi accepted Milind Deora’s resignation and appointed Eknath Gaikwad as the acting president of the party’s Mumbai unit, Sanjay Nirupam targeted Deora alleging that he failed to “energise” the cadre.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

‘Removal of Milind Deora as city Congress president is appropriate’: Sanjay Nirupam

By Swapnil Rawal | Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 01:19 AM IST
This has brought the infighting within the Mumbai unit to the fore once again. Deora and Nirupam, who was his predecessor before he stepped down, do not share a good rapport and are known to have differences.
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The sad truth is the Congress has had an unimpressive leader since 2014(REUTERS)
The sad truth is the Congress has had an unimpressive leader since 2014(REUTERS)

The other leadership crisis in the Congress |Opinion

UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 09:56 PM IST
The paradox is that despite its diminished numbers, the Congress has at least two Lok Sabha Members of Parliament who, if given a chance, could command attention, win respect and, perhaps, create a rallying point for the party. They are Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari
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New Delhi, India - March 14, 2018: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses media at Parliament House, New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.((Photo by Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times))
New Delhi, India - March 14, 2018: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses media at Parliament House, New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.((Photo by Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times))

Jyotiraditya Scindia to head poll screening panel for Congress in Maharashtra

By Agencies | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 02:04 AM IST
A party statement said the other members of the screening committee are All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary incharge for Maharashtra, Mallikarjun Kharge, state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat and Congress legislature party leader K C Padavi.
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Congress leaders, including Siddaramaiah, M Mallikarjuna Kharge , had sought a probe into the allegation.(HT image)
Congress leaders, including Siddaramaiah, M Mallikarjuna Kharge , had sought a probe into the allegation.(HT image)

CBI to probe charges of phone-tapping: CM

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2019 05:13 AM IST
While former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy said he was ready for a probe by even an “international agency”, his alliance partner the Congress, however, seemed to be a divided house.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives to attend the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives to attend the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Emotional outbursts, praise for Rahul Gandhi at CWC meeting

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 02:12 AM IST
The meeting was held in the conference room at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters at 24 Akbar Road in Delhi.
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Whoever is elected on Saturday will be the first non-Gandhi to head the 134-old party since March 1998 when Sonia Gandhi took over as the Congress president and remained at the helm for over 19 years till December 2017 when she handed over the baton to Rahul Gandhi.(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Whoever is elected on Saturday will be the first non-Gandhi to head the 134-old party since March 1998 when Sonia Gandhi took over as the Congress president and remained at the helm for over 19 years till December 2017 when she handed over the baton to Rahul Gandhi.(Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)

Congress Working Committee meets today to pick next party chief

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 11:39 AM IST
Ahead of the crucial meeting, senior party leaders such as Ahmed Patel, AK Antony, Ashok Gehlot, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Motilal Vora, Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal held meetings through the day to discuss various options.
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S Jaipal Reddy was cremated with full state honours in Hyderabad.(ANI Photo)
S Jaipal Reddy was cremated with full state honours in Hyderabad.(ANI Photo)

Jaipal Reddy cremated with state honours

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 07:26 PM IST
Thousands of people, including Congress leaders and representatives of various other political parties, bid a tearful adieu to the departed leader.
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Kharge was chairing a meeting at YB Chavan Centre in Nariman Point to hand over the charge of the party’s state unit to newly-appointed chief Balasaheb Thorat and the five working presidents.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Kharge was chairing a meeting at YB Chavan Centre in Nariman Point to hand over the charge of the party’s state unit to newly-appointed chief Balasaheb Thorat and the five working presidents.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra CM helping BJP poach Cong MLAs in Karnataka: Mallikarjun Kharge

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 01:28 AM IST
Kharge was chairing a meeting at YB Chavan Centre in Nariman Point to hand over the charge of the party’s state unit to newly-appointed chief Balasaheb Thorat and the five working presidents.
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Karnataka political crisis highlights: ‘Want to go by my conscience,’ says Karnataka Speaker on rebel MLAs

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 09:02 PM IST

The political crisis in Karnataka continues. The rebel Congress-JD (S) arrived in Bengaluru on Thursday evening and met speaker KR Ramesh Kumar. Talking to reporters after the meeting, the speaker dismissed reports he is causing delay in the acceptance of resignations. “I am delaying because I love this land. I am not acting in haste. My obligation is to the people of this state and Constitution of this republic,” he said.Also read: Karnataka crisis: ‘Seventh assault by BJP… risky this time’, says minister Krishna Byre GowdaRead highlights here:

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(From left) GT Deve Gowda, Milind Deora, Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar and Sanjay Nirupam in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
(From left) GT Deve Gowda, Milind Deora, Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar and Sanjay Nirupam in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Man-made disaster’: How Karnataka coalition unravelled

By Vikram Gopal | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:03 AM IST
About six months before the current crisis, a similar one played out as MLAs from the two coalition partners tried to defect to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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Mumbai Congress Candidate for Loksabha Urmila Matondkar address the elementary review meeting in the presence of Milind Deora, Priya Dutt and Eknath Gaikwad for Loksabha Election 2019 held at Mumbai Congress office.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Mumbai Congress Candidate for Loksabha Urmila Matondkar address the elementary review meeting in the presence of Milind Deora, Priya Dutt and Eknath Gaikwad for Loksabha Election 2019 held at Mumbai Congress office.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)

Maharashtra’s Congress unit to discuss poll strategy in today’s meet

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 05:09 AM IST
After state Congress chief Ashok Chavan and city chief Milind Deora recently stepped down, senior leaders said appointments to these posts were unlikely to happen soon in the wake of the developments in Karnataka.
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On the day after the resignations, it emerged that there were two factions among the rebel MLAs. One faction was of the nine MLAs in Mumbai and the other was of Reddy, ST Somashekhar and BA Basavaraj. (ANI photo)
On the day after the resignations, it emerged that there were two factions among the rebel MLAs. One faction was of the nine MLAs in Mumbai and the other was of Reddy, ST Somashekhar and BA Basavaraj. (ANI photo)

Karnataka coalition leaders in a huddle as rebel MLAs stand resolute

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Karnataka/Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:30 AM IST
On Saturday, nine Congress and three JD(S) MLAs had submitted their resignations to the Speaker’s office and then held a meeting with Governor Vajubhai Vala before the nine of them left for Mumbai by a special flight.
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A statement issued by Deora’s office on Sunday said taking on the BJP-Shiv Sena and negating the impact of Vanchit Aghadi is a challenge for the Congress in Maharashtra.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A statement issued by Deora’s office on Sunday said taking on the BJP-Shiv Sena and negating the impact of Vanchit Aghadi is a challenge for the Congress in Maharashtra.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Milind Deora resigns as Mumbai Congress president

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 03:15 PM IST
Deora recommended setting up of a provisional collective leadership comprising three senior Congress leaders to oversee the city party unit till the Maharashtra Assembly polls which are due later this year.
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Chairman of Congress-JD(S) coordination committee Siddaramaiah with former prime minister HD Deve Gowda.(PTI)
Chairman of Congress-JD(S) coordination committee Siddaramaiah with former prime minister HD Deve Gowda.(PTI)

There’ll be midterm polls: Deve Gowda

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 11:28 PM IST
Chief minister Kuramaswamy later says his father was referring to the local body polls, and not the Karnataka elections.
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JDS leader HD Deve Gowda reminded the Congress that it was the Rahul Gandhi-led party which had taken the initiative to form the government, not his party.(PTI FILE)
JDS leader HD Deve Gowda reminded the Congress that it was the Rahul Gandhi-led party which had taken the initiative to form the government, not his party.(PTI FILE)

Watching how Cong behaves, says Deve Gowda. Then he makes a prophecy

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 02:47 PM IST
HD Deve Gowda said he had asked the Congress to make Mallikarjun Kharge the chief minister, but it was the Congress that insisted that his son HD Kumaraswamy should become chief minister.
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