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UP Assembly bypolls: Congress names candidates for Suar and Bangarmau seats

All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Mukul Wasnik announced Haider Ali Khan alias Hamzah Mian will contest from Suar (Rampur) and Aarti Vajpayee from Bangarmau (Unnao).
Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi (File Photo/ANI)
Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi (File Photo/ANI)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 09:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByPankaj Jaiswal

3 key dissenters ‘positive’ after Sonia’s statement

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 05:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury

7 hours of fireworks at CWC

Four of the 23 signatories – Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, general secretary Mukul Wasnik, former Union ministers Anand Sharma and Jitin Prasada – found themselves at the receiving end of attacks by other members.
Congress leaders KC Venugopal (right) and Randeep Singh Surjewala addressing a press conference at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in New Delhi on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)
Congress leaders KC Venugopal (right) and Randeep Singh Surjewala addressing a press conference at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in New Delhi on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 12:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 06:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik

Sonia Gandhi forms Congress’ fact-finding panel to visit Ground Zero of Delhi violence

The Congress has been targeting the central government over violence in which 42 people have been killed and more than 300 injured.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi speaks to reporters after meeting President Ram Nath Kovind along with a party delegation on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi speaks to reporters after meeting President Ram Nath Kovind along with a party delegation on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 03:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Congress fields realtor in TN, cable operator in Puducherry for Oct 21 bypolls

The candidature of Ruby Manoharan for Nanguneri and John Kumar for Kamaraj Nagar has been approved by party president Sonia Gandhi, according to Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik.
Before the DMK allotted the seat to the Congress, the national party was not sure of contesting the bypoll in Tamil Nadu.(HT PHOTO.)
Before the DMK allotted the seat to the Congress, the national party was not sure of contesting the bypoll in Tamil Nadu.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 09:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByMC Rajan

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Congress changes poll gear, sets up war room teams

Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Top Congress leaders including Congress general secretary Avinash Pande, Mukul Wasnik and leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, are in Jaipur and working on damage control and campaigning for the December 7 assembly election in the state.
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former Rajasthan chief minister and Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot during the release of party manifesto for the Rajasthan State Assembly elections 2018 at Jaipur, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.(PTI)
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former Rajasthan chief minister and Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot during the release of party manifesto for the Rajasthan State Assembly elections 2018 at Jaipur, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 02:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent, Jaipur

Rajasthan assembly election: Senior Congress leaders pull out all stops to pacify rebels

A Rajasthan Congress leader said on condition anonymity that the senior leaders were getting in touch with the rebels and pacifying them. Around 15 of them have promised to withdraw their nominations on Thursday, he said.
Congres general secretary and Rajasthan state party incharge Avinash Pande (left) welcomes Dausa BJP MP Harish Chandra Meena (2nd L) as he joins the party, at AICC headquarter in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018. Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot are also seen.(PTI File)
Congres general secretary and Rajasthan state party incharge Avinash Pande (left) welcomes Dausa BJP MP Harish Chandra Meena (2nd L) as he joins the party, at AICC headquarter in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018. Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and senior leader Ashok Gehlot are also seen.(PTI File)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 02:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Congress releases first list of 12 candidate for phase 1 of Chhattisgarh polls

The Congress on Thursday released its first list of 12 candidates for the first phase of assembly elections in Chhattisgarh on November 12. AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik, in a statement, announced the candidates for seats in southern Chhattisgarh, which is infested by Naxals.
A total of 18 assembly seats will go to polls in the first phase of polling on November 12 in Chhattisgarh.(HT File Photo)
A total of 18 assembly seats will go to polls in the first phase of polling on November 12 in Chhattisgarh.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 02:54 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Congress leaders in Kerala target state in-charge Mukul Wasnik over Rajya Sabha seat to ally

Congress party sources said Congress leaders filed a complaint against Mukul Wasnik, alleging he did not rise to the occasion and “failed” to alert Rahul Gandhi of the “actual facts” prior to his consent to KM Mani’s return to the UDF folds.
Congress leaders complained against Kerala in-charge Mukul Wasnik for “meekly succumbing” to the demands made by former CM Oommen Chandy, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala and state Congress president MM Hassan.(PTI File Photo)
Congress leaders complained against Kerala in-charge Mukul Wasnik for “meekly succumbing” to the demands made by former CM Oommen Chandy, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala and state Congress president MM Hassan.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, Thiruvananthapuram | ByIndo Asian News Service
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