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LAHDC polls: BJP wins 15 out of 26 seats, Cong gets 9

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:06 AM IST
BJP won three seats less than last time while Congress won three more
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JJP leadership to take call on action against MLA Gautam: Dushyant

Hindustan Times, CHANDIGARH | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 07:01 AM IST
Gautam had announced his resignation as party’s vice president, saying he was “upset with functioning of the JJP.”
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SAD leaders hit back at Dhindsa, say he’s not even a party member

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2019 10:55 PM IST
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Cong workers express annoyance against govt at Jakhar meets

Hindutsan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Speaking to reporters in Gwalior, Scindia refused to comment on remarks by senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, who had said that the party’s biggest problem was that its “leader walked away”.(HT image)
Speaking to reporters in Gwalior, Scindia refused to comment on remarks by senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, who had said that the party’s biggest problem was that its “leader walked away”.(HT image)

Congress must introspect to make improvements, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

Bhopal/Gwalior | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 05:50 AM IST
On the party’s prospects in poll-bound Maharashtra, Scindia said his role was confined to the election screening committee.
The CWC decided to divide itself into five groups to interact with state leaders. Rahul Gandhi was also involved in the deliberations.(Photo: Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
The CWC decided to divide itself into five groups to interact with state leaders. Rahul Gandhi was also involved in the deliberations.(Photo: Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Cong may name new chief today; Sonia, Rahul opt out of CWC consultations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Five panels formed by the Congress Working Committee (CWC) are expected top give their suggestions to the party’s top decision making body to decide on a new chief.
Janardan Dwivedi said Rahul Gandhi should have formulated a mechanism to suggest the name of his successor after stepping down as the Congress chief. (File photo)
Janardan Dwivedi said Rahul Gandhi should have formulated a mechanism to suggest the name of his successor after stepping down as the Congress chief. (File photo)

Janardan Dwivedi questions Cong chief selection

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 11:47 PM IST
He said credibility of the panel holding informal discussions about selecting the Congress chief would have been more if it was set up formally.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said in the Lok Sabha that his party has nothing to do with the political crisis plaguing the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka.(File Photo)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said in the Lok Sabha that his party has nothing to do with the political crisis plaguing the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka.(File Photo)

Rajnath Singh rebuts Karnataka crisis blame, slips in a swipe at Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 08:34 PM IST
Rajmath Singh referred to Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as party chief after taking moral responsibility for the party’s debacle in Lok Sabha elections and to his remarks that numerous people would have to made accountable for the loss.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi attends a Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on May 25.(AP)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi attends a Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on May 25.(AP)

Rahul Gandhi’s parting shot at PM Modi, RSS in his farewell letter

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 05:01 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi said that while it was important for someone new to lead the Congress, “it would not be correct for me to select that person”.
Members of Indian Youth Congress shout slogans in favour of Rahul Gandhi outside his residence in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Members of Indian Youth Congress shout slogans in favour of Rahul Gandhi outside his residence in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Rahul Gandhi rejects MPs appeal to reconsider resignation as Congress chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 10:10 PM IST
According to sources, Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari told the Amethi MP that the party takes collective responsibility of the Congress’ drubbing in the recently held general elections adding that the party chief is not the one to be blamed.
Amid uncertainty over Rahul Gandhi continuing as Congress president, senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said on Sunday that a ‘non-Gandhi’ can be party chief, but the Gandhi family must remain active within the organisation. (Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Amid uncertainty over Rahul Gandhi continuing as Congress president, senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said on Sunday that a ‘non-Gandhi’ can be party chief, but the Gandhi family must remain active within the organisation. (Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Non-Gandhi can lead Cong but family key to party, says Mani Shankar Aiyar

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2019 11:05 PM IST
“The BJP’s objective is to have a ‘Gandhi-mukt Congress’ so as to have a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’, he claimed.
When traditional rivals Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) buried 24 years of acrimony to forge an alliance in January this year, they seemed poised to present a tough challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).(ANI Photo)
When traditional rivals Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) buried 24 years of acrimony to forge an alliance in January this year, they seemed poised to present a tough challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).(ANI Photo)

After election debacle, SP-BSP part ways, focus on consolidating core community bases

Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 10:06 PM IST
The alliance won just 15 seats, with the BSP at 10 and the SP five. The BJP won 62 and the Congress one.
CM Mamata Banerjee plans a mass contact programme in villages to enhance the party’s support base, according to senior TMC leaders.(AP File Photo)
CM Mamata Banerjee plans a mass contact programme in villages to enhance the party’s support base, according to senior TMC leaders.(AP File Photo)

Mamata Banerjee plans rural outreach for state polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Even as the BJP’s success in West Bengal is one of the biggest stories of the 2019 national election, the Trinamool remains hopeful of changing the tide, the party leaders said.
Thorat replaced arch-rival Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, who quit the CLP leader’s post days after his son Sujay joined the BJP and successfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from Ahmednagar. (Photo by @bb_thorat)
Thorat replaced arch-rival Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, who quit the CLP leader’s post days after his son Sujay joined the BJP and successfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from Ahmednagar. (Photo by @bb_thorat)

In Maharashtra, Cong makes first major appointment after LS polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 12:01 AM IST
This was also a rare occasion when the name was cleared by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and not the party chief.
Prasad suddenly complained of restlessness and suffocation. His condition had deteriorated after the air-conditioning of his room was shut down because of a power cut.(File Photo / Hindustan Times)
Prasad suddenly complained of restlessness and suffocation. His condition had deteriorated after the air-conditioning of his room was shut down because of a power cut.(File Photo / Hindustan Times)

At RIMS, an ailing Lalu battles erratic water, power supply too

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Manish Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Following this, a delegation of the party demanded the RIMS administration to refer the party chief to some super-specialty hospital for better treatment.
Can Rahul do a Jagan and take up the challenge of revival or will he end up almost as a tragic Shakespearean hero, unsure of what he really wants to do, thereby only further aggravating the Congress crisis?(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Can Rahul do a Jagan and take up the challenge of revival or will he end up almost as a tragic Shakespearean hero, unsure of what he really wants to do, thereby only further aggravating the Congress crisis?(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Opinion | Why Rahul Gandhi quitting isn’t a bad idea

UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 04:44 PM IST
The Congress has been in a state of decline for two decades and it’s now time to reinvent itself
Resignations of state Congress chiefs have started coming in with Punjab and Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents Sunil Jakhar and Ajoy Kumar quitting their posts. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Resignations of state Congress chiefs have started coming in with Punjab and Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents Sunil Jakhar and Ajoy Kumar quitting their posts. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

‘Don’t fall for rumours’: Congress on reports of Rahul Gandhi’s resignation

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 06:09 PM IST
Surjewala said the CWC saw the reverses in the Lok Sabha polls as an opportunity for radical changes and a complete organisational overhaul and authorised Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the necessary measures.
AJSU candidate ChandraPrakash Choudhary wins the Giridih Lok sabha election seat(Bijay/Hindustan Times)
AJSU candidate ChandraPrakash Choudhary wins the Giridih Lok sabha election seat(Bijay/Hindustan Times)

Coalition with BJP earns Jharkhand’s AJSU its parliamentary debut

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 09:21 AM IST
The AJSU Party won the lone Giridih seat with its candidate and Jharkhand Water Resources Minister Chandraprakash Choudhary beating JMMs Jagarnath Mahato by 2,48,347 votes.
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Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar to chalk out plan for Assembly polls in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2019 01:27 AM IST
NCP chief on tour of drought-hit areas; to meet MLAs, MPs and leaders in Mumbai on Sat urday
The three had joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the run-up to the 2017 assembly election after they were denied ticket from the Sanour constituency.(HT Photo)
The three had joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the run-up to the 2017 assembly election after they were denied ticket from the Sanour constituency.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election: Tohra family rejoins SAD, Sukhbir Badal calls it historic day

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 10:19 PM IST
Party chief says their fight in Patiala segment is with Dr Gandhi, claims Cong’s Preneet will be distant 3rd.
Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Samastipur constituency in Bihar

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 03:08 PM IST
The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats will take place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase will be held on May 19.

Lok Sabha election: Ex-finance minister Parminder decides against father’s advice, agrees to contest from Sangrur

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:52 PM IST
In a meeting of SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal with the party office-bearers last week, Parminder had emerged as the consensus candidate.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar during his visit to Ahmednagar on Sunday said the corporators did not follow his own instructions as a result of which the party will take appropriate action against corporators in the next five to six days.(HT Photo)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar during his visit to Ahmednagar on Sunday said the corporators did not follow his own instructions as a result of which the party will take appropriate action against corporators in the next five to six days.(HT Photo)

Embarrassed over Ahmednagar fiasco, Pawar says action will be taken against corporators

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 04:14 PM IST
During the elections for the posts of mayor and deputy mayor, newly-elected BJP corporators in Ahmednagar joined hands with NCP to take over both posts, dumping its ally in the centre and state Shiv Sena.
In a sudden and swift development, Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday appointed his son and Siricilla MLA KT Rama Rao as the working president of the party(PTI Photo)
In a sudden and swift development, Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday appointed his son and Siricilla MLA KT Rama Rao as the working president of the party(PTI Photo)

To focus on national politics, KCR elevates son KT Rama Rao in big party rejig after Telangana sweep

UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 06:15 PM IST
It is for the first time in the 14-year history of the TRS that the post of a working president has been created with KCR, as he is popularly known, running the party single-handedly as all the while.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings to former Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greetings to former Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes Sonia Gandhi on her birthday

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2018 11:54 AM IST
Gandhi was born on this day in 1946 and has been the longest serving president of her party for a record 19 years from 1998 until her son Rahul Gandhi took over in 2017.
Hindu devotees stage a protest at Sabarimala temple after a woman who reached near the 18 holy steps of the hilltop shrine was heckled by agitators over her age, at Sabarimala, in Pathanamthitta district(PTI File Photo)
Hindu devotees stage a protest at Sabarimala temple after a woman who reached near the 18 holy steps of the hilltop shrine was heckled by agitators over her age, at Sabarimala, in Pathanamthitta district(PTI File Photo)

BJP to send four-member delegation to assess atrocities, arrests at Sabarimala

UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 12:48 PM IST
BJP general secretary Saroj Pandey, national president of the party’s Schedule Caste morcha Vinod Sonkar, members of Parliament Pralhad Joshi and Nalin Kumar Kateel have been appointed as the members of the delegation.
Shiv Sena party workers leave for Ayodhya to join party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday.(HT file photo)
Shiv Sena party workers leave for Ayodhya to join party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday.(HT file photo)

Shiv Sena gears up to start Ram mandir campaign in Maharashtra

Hindsutan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 09:59 PM IST
As party chief performs aarti at Saryu river, workers to hold bike rallies, perform pujas in state
Om Prakash Chautala(HT File)
Om Prakash Chautala(HT File)

Crisis deepens in INLD as Om Prakash Chautala loyalists claim Dushyant ‘suspended’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 10:40 AM IST
Top party leaders refuse to either confirm or deny the development.
A vendor displays portraits of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party president M.Karunanidhi in front of the hospital where Karunanidhi was being treated.(ARUN SANKAR/AFP)
A vendor displays portraits of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party president M.Karunanidhi in front of the hospital where Karunanidhi was being treated.(ARUN SANKAR/AFP)

Karunanidhi brought social justice to Tamil Nadu

By Kavitha Muralidharan
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 08:22 AM IST
From providing free electricity to farmers to increasing reservation, the DMK leader took several steps that seemed small but were actually giant leaps. In a sense, they made Tamil Nadu the social justice state that it is.
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