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Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi and party president Sonia Gandhi arrive to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Letter-writers may have lost upper hand after leak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 03:02 AM IST
Signatories to the letter, including Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, came under intense attack from colleagues at Monday’s meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), which ended with the party reaffirming its faith in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
Sunil Kedar’s outburst is in response to a letter signed by 23 leaders in which they have suggested far-reaching changes, including dissolution of powers to state units and revamping the CWC. (Photo @SunilKedar1111)
Sunil Kedar’s outburst is in response to a letter signed by 23 leaders in which they have suggested far-reaching changes, including dissolution of powers to state units and revamping the CWC. (Photo @SunilKedar1111)

‘Won’t let you move around in state’: Congress minister warns dissenters

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 06:48 PM IST
The letter by dissidents said that the party has witnessed a steady decline reflected in successive electoral verdicts in 2014 and 2019, noting that the reasons were manifold.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: People can’t stop praising the Lego creation.(Twitter/Milind Deora)
Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: People can’t stop praising the Lego creation.(Twitter/Milind Deora)

Proud dad Milind Deora shares his daughter’s ‘Lego tribute’ to Lord Ganesh. It’s beautiful

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Milind Deora took to Twitter to share this beautiful creation of his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot with deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot during a party committee meeting in Jaipur in September 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot with deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot during a party committee meeting in Jaipur in September 2019.(PTI File Photo)

Rajasthan political crisis: Focus back on young-old divide in Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 04:31 AM IST
On Monday, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot called a meeting of MLAs at his house which deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot skipped.
Milind Deora’s post was retweeted 2,500 times and liked by more than 13,000 users as many gave a shout out to the politician for speaking up on a public platform.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Milind Deora’s post was retweeted 2,500 times and liked by more than 13,000 users as many gave a shout out to the politician for speaking up on a public platform.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Congress leader Milind Deora talks about his ‘blues’, suggests ways to cope

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2020 03:15 PM IST
The 34-year-old actor was found dead at his Mumbai home by domestic help, who alerted the police. Rajput had dropped out from an engineering college to start a career in Bollywood and delivered several hit films over the past decade.
Rahul Gandhi posed the question on oil prices to the government on a day the Brent crude futures price, the international benchmark, for delivery in June fell to as low as $18.10, its lowest since November 2001.(PTI)
Rahul Gandhi posed the question on oil prices to the government on a day the Brent crude futures price, the international benchmark, for delivery in June fell to as low as $18.10, its lowest since November 2001.(PTI)

Milind Deora disagrees with Rahul Gandhi’s stand on oil prices

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 08:16 PM IST
Former party president Gandhi and other leaders have asked the government to pass on the gains of the record plunge in international crude oil prices to consumers by reducing petrol and diesel prices, but Deora questioned the move, asking who would benefit when no vehicles are on the roads.
Sonia Gandhi remains deeply respected, but has been unwilling or unable to assert her authority. Rahul Gandhi’s decision to quit as president, his frequent absences, and his sporadic intervention in party affairs is not helping either — for there is a lack of clarity on whether he is going to return as president or has decided to narrow his role to merely that of an MP(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Sonia Gandhi remains deeply respected, but has been unwilling or unable to assert her authority. Rahul Gandhi’s decision to quit as president, his frequent absences, and his sporadic intervention in party affairs is not helping either — for there is a lack of clarity on whether he is going to return as president or has decided to narrow his role to merely that of an MP(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

The anarchy in the Congress | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The party’s rank and file cannot see a road map for the future
The Delhi Congress office wore a deserted look after the results of the Assembly elections were announced on February 11.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
The Delhi Congress office wore a deserted look after the results of the Assembly elections were announced on February 11.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Twitter spats among Congress leaders galore after Delhi poll debacle

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 01:13 PM IST
The public spat is unusual for Congress leaders, many of whom keep personal equations away from the public eye.
Congress leader and former president of the Mumbai Congress unit Milind Deora.(Kalpak Pathak/HT Photo)
Congress leader and former president of the Mumbai Congress unit Milind Deora.(Kalpak Pathak/HT Photo)

‘Would’ve been in power’: Milind Deora’s acerbic clapback to Ajay Maken

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Deora had praised Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP government for doubling Delhi’s revenue. Maken hit back, saying Deora was presenting half-baked facts.
Congress leader Ajay Maken(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
Congress leader Ajay Maken(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

‘If you want to leave Congress...’: Maken’s tweet attack on Deora for Kejriwal praise

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 10:06 AM IST
The Congress drew blank in the February 8 polls - its second consecutive duck in Delhi polls.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday sought to withdraw his statement that former prime minister late Indira Gandhi had met Karim Lala(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday sought to withdraw his statement that former prime minister late Indira Gandhi had met Karim Lala(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

After furore, Sanjay Raut withdraws his statement on Indira Gandhi

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 12:26 AM IST
Several Congress leaders hit out at Sanjay Raut prompting him to withdraw his statement, saying that his statement was “twisted”.
Deora’s plan for the Congress-NCP alliance was met with resistance from within his own party’s Sanjay Nirupam.(Photo: Kunal Patil (L) and Pratik Chorge (R)/ Hindustan Times)
Deora’s plan for the Congress-NCP alliance was met with resistance from within his own party’s Sanjay Nirupam.(Photo: Kunal Patil (L) and Pratik Chorge (R)/ Hindustan Times)

It’s Congress vs Congress over Maharashtra govt formation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 12:42 AM IST
Koshyari had on Saturday evening invited BJP, the single largest party in the state after the polls last month, to form the government in the state.
Congress leader Milind Deora on Sunday said that the Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari should now invite the second largest alliance of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress to form the government in Maharashtra (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Congress leader Milind Deora on Sunday said that the Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari should now invite the second largest alliance of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress to form the government in Maharashtra (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Maharashtra Governor should invite Congress-NCP to form govt: Milind Deora

Mumbai | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2019 01:37 PM IST
The BJP has won 105 seats while the Shiv Sena bagged 56 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly. Shiv Sena has insisted that the two parties had a ‘50-50’ power-sharing agreement before the elections.
anjay Nirupam and Milind Deora jostled with each other after actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar quit the Congress in September blaming “petty in-house politics” for the decision.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
anjay Nirupam and Milind Deora jostled with each other after actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar quit the Congress in September blaming “petty in-house politics” for the decision.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

‘Where is nikamma’: Mumbai Cong infighting intensifies with Nirupam tweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 03:01 PM IST
Sanjay Nirupam’s tweet was a response to speculation over his absence at the election rallies address by Rahul Gandhi in Mumbai on Sunday.
Milind Deora. (Kalpak Pathak / HT photo)
Milind Deora. (Kalpak Pathak / HT photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Milind Deora responds to buzz over tweet to PM Modi, Greta Thunberg’s death stare and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 05:25 PM IST
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Congress leader and former president of the Mumbai Congress unit Milind Deora(Kalpak Pathak / HT photo)
Congress leader and former president of the Mumbai Congress unit Milind Deora(Kalpak Pathak / HT photo)

‘Am my father’s son’: Milind Deora rebuts critics on Houston tweet to PM Modi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 07:31 PM IST
Milind Deora vowed to remain “bipartisan when it comes to issues of national interest and foreign policy” and follow his father’s footsteps.
Congress leader Milind Deora earlier tweeted in support of Centre’s move abrogating Article 370.(PTI)
Congress leader Milind Deora earlier tweeted in support of Centre’s move abrogating Article 370.(PTI)

Congress’ Milind Deora praises Modi’s Houston event, gets thank you tweet from PM

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Former Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora posted a tweet on Sunday, calling PM Modi’s ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston a ‘momentous first for India’ soft power diplomacy.
Sonia Gandhi has taken a few decisions that seem to have lifted the morale of the party cadre.(PTI)
Sonia Gandhi has taken a few decisions that seem to have lifted the morale of the party cadre.(PTI)

For Congress reshuffle, Sonia Gandhi may focus on loyalty factor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Discontentment had been brewing in the grand old party after outsiders were repeatedly given precedence over the loyalists in organisational reshuffles or electoral nominations.
Deora, 42, had expressed his desire to step down shortly after meeting Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on June 26 and had conveyed this to party general secretaries Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal.(Kalpak Pathak/ Hindustan Times)
Deora, 42, had expressed his desire to step down shortly after meeting Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on June 26 and had conveyed this to party general secretaries Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal.(Kalpak Pathak/ Hindustan Times)

Milind Deora replaced by Salman Soz in Congress post, could get Delhi role

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 11:06 AM IST
Salman Soz, son of ex-union minister and former Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz, has been appointed as the vice-chairman of the All India Professional Congress (AIPC), replacing former Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora.
Matondkar resigned from the party a little over five months after joining it, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, as the party’s candidate from Mumbai North constituency.(HT image)
Matondkar resigned from the party a little over five months after joining it, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, as the party’s candidate from Mumbai North constituency.(HT image)

Kripashankar Singh, Urmila Matondkar resign from Congress

MUMBAI | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:10 AM IST
In a statement, Matondkar said she was upset by the failure of the party’s leadership to put the house in order after the election debacle and the inaction against leaders responsible for the poor show.
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

Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal, 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.
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, Mumbai
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.
Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Bipartisanism And Bonhomie

By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 12:55 AM IST
The two occasions we had met the former FM had been at the Deora household, as he’d been a close friend and confidante of the late Congress leader and Union Minister Murli Deora, despite their political loyalties.
Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot during a visit to Kasela village in Rajasthan's Sanchor district, Monday, June 10, 2019.(PTI File Photo)
Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot during a visit to Kasela village in Rajasthan's Sanchor district, Monday, June 10, 2019.(PTI File Photo)

Scindia or Pilot should be Congress chief: Milind Deora

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 11:31 AM IST
Both Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot played a vital role in the party’s victory in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Assembly elections, held in December last year.
Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor are spotted in the video, along with others at the party.
Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor are spotted in the video, along with others at the party.

MLA alleges Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal ‘flaunting drugged state’ at party, Milind Deora refutes claims

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 10:42 AM IST
An Akali Dal MLA has shared the video from Karan Johar’s house party, which was attended by celebs such as Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal and Ranbir Kapoor, to claim that they were in ‘drugged state’. The claim has now been refuted.
Karnataka political crisis: Congress leader and MLA DK Shivakumar and Milind Deora being taken to Mumbai University rest house in Mumbai on Wednesday.(ANI photo)
Karnataka political crisis: Congress leader and MLA DK Shivakumar and Milind Deora being taken to Mumbai University rest house in Mumbai on Wednesday.(ANI photo)

Mumbai Police is forcibly deporting me; confident that all MLAs will return, says DK Shivakumar

Mumbai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:33 AM IST
Karnataka political crisis: DK Shivakumar who was detained by the Mumbai Police earlier in the day, said he was being forcibly deported to Bengaluru.
Urmila Matondkar(REUTERS file photo)
Urmila Matondkar(REUTERS file photo)

Urmila Matondkar’s letter slamming Sanjay Nirupam’s aides surfaces, reveals cracks in Mumbai Congress

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 10:59 AM IST
Actor-turned politician Urmila Matondkar wrote the letter criticising the conduct of Sandesh Kondvilkar and Bhushan Patil, close associates of Sanjay Nirupam, a former Mumbai Congress president.
A series of resignations have followed since the Congress’s rout in April-May elections in which it managed to win 52 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. (Photo @JM_Scindia)
A series of resignations have followed since the Congress’s rout in April-May elections in which it managed to win 52 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. (Photo @JM_Scindia)

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Mumbai Congress chief Deora resign from party posts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:11 PM IST
Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were appointed general secretaries incharge of western and eastern Uttar Pradesh, respectively, on January 23 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Deora was appointed the president of Congress’ Mumbai unit on the eve of the Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo)
Deora was appointed the president of Congress’ Mumbai unit on the eve of the Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo)

‘Resignation or ladder to climb up?: Nirupam attacks partyman Milind Deora

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 09:17 PM IST
Nirupam dubbed his proposal to appoint a three-member committee to lead the state unit of the party as ‘inappropriate.’
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

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
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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