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Ludhiana: Amid rebellion, SAD local leadership vows to support Sukhbir

The leaders emphasised that those who have become “puppets in the hands of external forces” and are holding meetings against the party are still part of the same family, but have lost their way

In a meeting led by district Ludhiana Urban president Bhupinder Singh Bhinda, the local leadership and workers said they believe in party chief Sukhbir.  (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 10:50 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Hectic parleys as cracks widen in Bihar alliance

In Patna, one RJD leader confirmed that senior leaders of the party, including former Union minister Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav, met Lalu at his 10 Circular Road residence, but called it an “informal meeting”.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 05:36 AM IST
By, Patna

PTI seeks to bridge gap with establishment as top leaders are in jail

Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf , whose top leadership is behind bars, is looking for a rapprochement between the institution and the party chief.

Imran Khan PTI Leader (Pic Source: X/@PTIofficial)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 05:50 PM IST
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What did Sharad Pawar achieve by resigning and changing his mind?

Five things: A tighter grip, reining in potential rebels, a checkmate to Ajit, and putting Pawar in the centre stage

What did Pawar, 82, achieve by announcing his resignation and later withdrawing it?(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:22 AM IST

Will never backstab or blackmail, says Shivakumar ahead of his arrival in Delhi

Former chief minister Siddaramaiah appears to have surged ahead of his rival, Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, in the race for the chief ministerial post

Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar. (ANI)
Updated on May 16, 2023 10:39 AM IST

Sharad Pawar asks supporters to be patient; NCP panel to meet today

An NCP committee will meet on Friday, ostensibly to decide on the next party chief as veteran leader Sharad Pawar on Thursday appeared to stand by his decision to resign.

NCP leader Sharad Pawar. (ANI)
Updated on May 04, 2023 11:54 PM IST
By, Mumbai

All not well in NCP, state chief Jayant Patil unhappy

Instead of verifying the reports from party leaders, Patil, who was in Pune for some personal work, expressed his displeasure about the party not keeping him in the loop and holding a meeting in his absence.

Mumbai, India - May 02, 2023: NCP leaders, workers, supporters of Sharad Pawar protest in solidarity against his resignation as party president urging him to reconsider his decision, at Y.B. Chavan Centre, Nariman Point, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, May 02, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 04, 2023 12:48 AM IST

Pawar’s decision could be turning point for NCP

The veteran politician’s stepping down as party chief—albeit with plans to do backseat driving—could prove to be a turning point for the party.

Mumbai, India - May 02, 2023: NCP leaders, workers, supporters of Sharad Pawar protest in solidarity against his resignation as party president urging him to reconsider his decision, at Y.B. Chavan Centre, Nariman Point, in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, May 02, 2023. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2023 08:40 AM IST

Sharad Pawar steps down as NCP chief amid speculation of rift within the party

NCP leaders and workers, including some in tears, gathered around Pawar as he made the announcement and requested him to withdraw his decision

Sharad Pawar with NCP leaders in Mumbai. (PTI)
Updated on May 02, 2023 03:12 PM IST

Himachal BJP chief Suresh Kashyap resigns

Himachal Pradesh state BJP president Suresh Kashyap handed over his resignation to national BJP chief JP Nadda in New Delhi paving the way for the appointment of the new party chief. Kashyap is a Lok Sabha member from Shimla.

Himachal Pradesh state BJP president Suresh Kashyap on Thursday resigned from his post citing personal reasons. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 12:56 AM IST
By, Shimla

Rumblings continue in BJP as three more MLAs resign

Haveri lawmaker Nehru Olekar, who was sentenced by a special court on charges of corruption in 2022, was also denied a ticket by the party. Hours after the list was announced, the 65-year-old two-time MLA hit the streets to protest against the party.

Reacting to the development, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said: “Change is normal, it happens. We will persuade those who are upset.” (PTI)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 12:17 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

JD(S) may withdraw its candidature from Nanjangud

A month after former Karnataka Congress working president R Dhruvanarayana passed away due to cardiac arrest, his wife Veena Dhruvanarayana died due to cancer at a private hospital in Mysuru on Friday. Dhruvanarayana, who passed away on March 11, was supposed to contest from the Nanjanagud assembly constituency.

JD (S) said it would withdraw its candidature from the Nanjanagud for the upcoming Karnataka assembly election and extend its support to Congress candidate and former MP R Dhruvanarayana’s son Darshan (Agencies/Representative use)
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 12:13 AM IST

Former MPs, ex-MLA in RLD’s new national exec

Two vice-presidents, 10 national general secretaries, as many national secretaries and one national treasurer nominated, RLD national spokesman Anil Dubey

RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary announced the party’s new national executive in New Delhi on Saturday (Subhankar HT File)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 01:07 AM IST
By, Lucknow

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

BJP won three seats less than last time while Congress won three more

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Updated on Oct 27, 2020 12:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times/Jammu | By, Jammu

JJP leadership to take call on action against MLA Gautam: Dushyant

Gautam had announced his resignation as party’s vice president, saying he was “upset with functioning of the JJP.”

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Updated on Dec 27, 2019 07:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, CHANDIGARH | By, Chandigarh

SAD leaders hit back at Dhindsa, say he’s not even a party member

A day after disgruntled Shiromani Akali Dal leader and Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa attacked Sukhbir Singh Badal saying the SAD was heading towards destruction under him, Akali leadership on Thursday said he (Dhindsa) was not even a member of the party.

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Published on Dec 19, 2019 10:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By, Sangrur

Cong workers express annoyance against govt at Jakhar meets

Congress workers of Jalandhar urban and rural units minced no words in expressings annoyance against their own government during the two meetings with state party president Sunil Jakhar in Jalandhar on Monday. Jakhar is meeting workers and local leaders in every districts for feedback on the state government’s functioning and to know about the their grievances.

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Published on Dec 09, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Hindutsan Times, Jalandhar | ByGagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar

Congress must introspect to make improvements, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

On the party’s prospects in poll-bound Maharashtra, Scindia said his role was confined to the election screening committee.

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)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 05:50 AM IST
Bhopal/Gwalior | ByHT Correspondent

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

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.

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)
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Janardan Dwivedi questions Cong chief selection

He said credibility of the panel holding informal discussions about selecting the Congress chief would have been more if it was set up formally.

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)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

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

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.

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)
Updated on May 29, 2020 08:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury

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

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”.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi attends a Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on May 25.(AP)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 05:01 PM IST
New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Rahul Gandhi rejects MPs appeal to reconsider resignation as Congress chief

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.

Members of Indian Youth Congress shout slogans in favour of Rahul Gandhi outside his residence in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 25, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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

“The BJP’s objective is to have a ‘Gandhi-mukt Congress’ so as to have a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’, he claimed.

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)
Published on Jun 23, 2019 11:05 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

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

The alliance won just 15 seats, with the BSP at 10 and the SP five. The BJP won 62 and the Congress one.

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)
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 10:06 PM IST
Lucknow | By

Mamata Banerjee plans rural outreach for state polls

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.

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)
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

In Maharashtra, Cong makes first major appointment after LS polls

This was also a rare occasion when the name was cleared by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and not the party chief.

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)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 12:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

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

Following this, a delegation of the party demanded the RIMS administration to refer the party chief to some super-specialty hospital for better treatment.

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)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByManish Raj

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

The Congress has been in a state of decline for two decades and it’s now time to reinvent itself

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)
Updated on May 21, 2020 04:44 PM IST

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

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.

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)
Updated on May 27, 2019 06:09 PM IST
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