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Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala(PTI)

'Hit by double whammy of low growth, high inflation': Cong on economy's state 

Edited by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:21 PM IST
The Congress responded to the data and said the government spent a lot less than what was needed to revive the Indian economy.
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Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala during a press conference in Patna, Bihar.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala during a press conference in Patna, Bihar.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)

Surjewala’s remark upsets section of Congress letter-writers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:08 AM IST
Some of the dissenters, including Anand Sharma and Prithviraj Chavan, met at Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad’s residence to decide whether to attend Saturday’s meeting with Sonia Gandhi.
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Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said he believes Rahul Gandhi should be elected president(PTI File Photo)
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said he believes Rahul Gandhi should be elected president(PTI File Photo)

99.9% Congress leaders, workers want Rahul Gandhi as chief: Surjewala

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:05 AM IST
Randeep Singh Surjewala added that Rahul Gandhi belonged to the rare brand of leaders willing to take on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling the plaque to lay the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building as Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi looks on, at Sansad Marg in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling the plaque to lay the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building as Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi looks on, at Sansad Marg in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)

Congress boycotts new Parliament stone-laying event

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 03:31 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building, which is expected to be completed by the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and is estimated to cost Rs 971 crore.
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The Congress on Sunday demanded immediate suspension of the three farm laws and withdrawal of 12,000 FIRs lodged against farmers. (Photo: @INCIndia)
The Congress on Sunday demanded immediate suspension of the three farm laws and withdrawal of 12,000 FIRs lodged against farmers. (Photo: @INCIndia)

‘Amit Shah can do roadshow 1,200 km away but farmers are at doorstep,’ Congress attacks BJP over farmers’ protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala raised questions over the 12,000 FIRs lodged against farmers.
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Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala along with party MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI)
Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala along with party MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.(ANI)

Congress not part of Gupkar alliance: Surjewala

By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni | Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 06:08 PM IST
In a press statement, Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala hit out at Union home minister Amit Shah over asking Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi to clear their stand if they support the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration.
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Supporters of the the Mahagatbandhan (Grand Alliance) shout slogans in support of an India National Congress (INC) candidate in Gaya, Bihar, India, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.(Bloomberg)
Supporters of the the Mahagatbandhan (Grand Alliance) shout slogans in support of an India National Congress (INC) candidate in Gaya, Bihar, India, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.(Bloomberg)

Congress makes plans to move MLAs out of Bihar

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 06:47 AM IST
The party has also rushed some of its senior leaders to Bihar to keep its flock together, another functionary said.
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(From left to right) Congress star campaigner Raj Babbar, president of Bihar Election Management Samiti Randeep Singh Surjewala, All India Congress Committee Bihar in-charge Shaktisinh Goyal, and former governor Nikhil Kumar release party manifesto in Patna on Wednesday.(ANI)
(From left to right) Congress star campaigner Raj Babbar, president of Bihar Election Management Samiti Randeep Singh Surjewala, All India Congress Committee Bihar in-charge Shaktisinh Goyal, and former governor Nikhil Kumar release party manifesto in Patna on Wednesday.(ANI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Congress releases Badlav Patra, says state raring for change

By Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2020 04:30 PM IST
The Congress manifesto promises loan waivers, free education for girls, unemployment allowances and pensions
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File photo: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala.(ANI)
File photo: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala.(ANI)

‘Bundle of lies’: Congress dismisses Bihar’s special package announced by PM in 2015

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 04:40 PM IST
Talking to media, AICC general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala said that schemes only worth Rs 1,559 crore of the package could be executed in the last five years.
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The Congress has also deployed 70 observers in 70 constituencies it is contesting as part of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ or Grand Alliance along with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Left parties. Out of the Bihar Assembly’s 243 seats, the RJD is contesting on 144 and the Left parties on 29.(Representational Photo)
The Congress has also deployed 70 observers in 70 constituencies it is contesting as part of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ or Grand Alliance along with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Left parties. Out of the Bihar Assembly’s 243 seats, the RJD is contesting on 144 and the Left parties on 29.(Representational Photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: State Congress sidelined as AICC takes control of poll preparations

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:58 AM IST
The move followed allegations of irregularities in the selection of party candidates and growing dissidence in the state unit
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Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala(PTI)
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala(PTI)

Congress central unit takes control of Bihar poll preparations

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 06:13 AM IST
This is perhaps for the first time that the All India Congress Committee (AICC), the party’s central unit, has taken complete charge of election management and preparations during any state polls, people aware of the development said.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with Congress’s Randeep Surjewala at a press conference in Patna on Saturday.(ANI photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with Congress’s Randeep Surjewala at a press conference in Patna on Saturday.(ANI photo)

Grand Alliance releases manifesto for Bihar election; focus on employment, farm laws

By Subhash Pathak | Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 12:01 PM IST
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also launched a campaign of party nominees in the fray for the first phase of polling on October 28.
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Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Randeep Singh Surjewala during a press conference over the farm bills issue in Patiala.(ANI File Photo)
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Randeep Singh Surjewala during a press conference over the farm bills issue in Patiala.(ANI File Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Congress forms 6 panels, Surjewala to head election coordination committee

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 04:50 PM IST
On Saturday, Congress released a list of 30 star campaigners who will lead the party’s rallies in the poll-bound state. Party president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Shatrughan Sinha and former prime minister Manmohan Singh were among the top picks.
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IYC supporters protest against the farm bills in New Delhi on Thursday.
IYC supporters protest against the farm bills in New Delhi on Thursday.

Cong terms farm bills ‘unconstitutional’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 12:19 AM IST
The party also extended its support to Friday’s ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by various farmers’ organisations in protest against the bills.
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File photo of Congress leader Kapil Sibal.(Sonu Mehta/HT)
File photo of Congress leader Kapil Sibal.(Sonu Mehta/HT)

After clarification on Rahul Gandhi’s remarks, Kapil Sibal withdraws tweet

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 02:16 PM IST
There were reports that Gandhi had said that the letter written by the group of people seeking overhaul of Congress was done at the behest of the BJP.
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Sanjay Jha claimed that about 100 leaders of the Congress party wrote to Sonia Gandhi seeking transparent elections to the Congress Working Committee.(@JhaSanjay/Twitter Photo)
Sanjay Jha claimed that about 100 leaders of the Congress party wrote to Sonia Gandhi seeking transparent elections to the Congress Working Committee.(@JhaSanjay/Twitter Photo)

Congress hits out at Sanjay Jha over claim of rumblings within party

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 01:52 AM IST
The suspended Congress leader said that over 100 partymen wrote a letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi asking for a change in political leadership and transparent elections in CWC.
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Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference in New Delhi in this file photo. Surjewala on Monday refuted claims by Sanjay Jha and called it the BJP’s ploy to divert attention from the issue of the ruling party’s links with Facebook.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference in New Delhi in this file photo. Surjewala on Monday refuted claims by Sanjay Jha and called it the BJP’s ploy to divert attention from the issue of the ruling party’s links with Facebook.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Special misinformation group’: Congress slams Sanjay Jha’s claim of rumblings within party

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Sanjay Jha had claimed earlier in the day that about 100 leaders of the party, including members of Parliament, had written to Gandhi.
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On the 74th Independence Day, the Congress also launched a web-series titled ‘Dharohar’(ANI)
On the 74th Independence Day, the Congress also launched a web-series titled ‘Dharohar’(ANI)

Oppn parties hit out at Centre

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 01:12 AM IST
In a statement, she also said the biggest tribute to the soldiers killed in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley will be to protect the country’s territory and thwart Chinese incursions.
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The crisis ended soon after Pilot met Rahul Gandhi on Monday afternoon. As a way out and to assuage the sentiments of all sides, the party then decided to form a three-member committee to address the grievances of the rebel legislators, including Pilot.(PTI)
The crisis ended soon after Pilot met Rahul Gandhi on Monday afternoon. As a way out and to assuage the sentiments of all sides, the party then decided to form a three-member committee to address the grievances of the rebel legislators, including Pilot.(PTI)

Rajasthan crisis: Relieved, Congress leaders credit Rahul Gandhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 01:30 AM IST
The renewed bid to persuade Rahul Gandhi to accept the responsibility came a day after Sonia Gandhi completed one year as an interim Congress president on Monday.
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The renewed bid to persuade Rahul Gandhi to accept the responsibility came a day after Sonia Gandhi completed one year as an interim Congress president on Monday. (PTI file photo)
The renewed bid to persuade Rahul Gandhi to accept the responsibility came a day after Sonia Gandhi completed one year as an interim Congress president on Monday. (PTI file photo)

Rajasthan truce sealed, chorus for Rahul Gandhi as Congress chief picks pace

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 10:05 PM IST
The Rajasthan crisis ended soon after Sachin Pilot met Rahul Gandhi on Monday afternoon. As a way out and to assuage the sentiments of all sides, the party then decided to form a three-member committee to address the grievances of the rebel legislators, including Pilot.
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File image of IPL Trophy.(File)
File image of IPL Trophy.(File)

RSS affiliate wants BCCI to reconsider IPL’s Chinese sponsorship deals

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 11:03 AM IST
SJM, which was at the forefront of the campaign to boycott Chinese goods, has said if the decision is not reversed, Indians should consider boycotting IPL.
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Congress leaders MM Pallam Raju, Rajeev Gowda and Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters through video conferencing that the NEP sought to create a digital divide between the poor and the rich as it promotes privatisation of public education.(PTI)
Congress leaders MM Pallam Raju, Rajeev Gowda and Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters through video conferencing that the NEP sought to create a digital divide between the poor and the rich as it promotes privatisation of public education.(PTI)

Congress slams NEP for lacking ‘strategy’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 03:00 AM IST
The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the new NEP, replacing the 34-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986.
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Congress MLAs, supporting CM Ashok Gehlot, leave from Raj Bhawan where they had been protesting over the issue of the convening of an assembly session.(ANI PHOTO.)
Congress MLAs, supporting CM Ashok Gehlot, leave from Raj Bhawan where they had been protesting over the issue of the convening of an assembly session.(ANI PHOTO.)

Congress MLAs end protest at Raj Bhawan, Gehlot chairing cabinet meet in Jaipur tonight

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 10:20 PM IST
Gehlot has been stressing the need for an assembly session to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and the political situation in the state, which has been continuing for over two weeks now.
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Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the BJP has given birth to ‘raid raj’.(HT PHOTO)
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the BJP has given birth to ‘raid raj’.(HT PHOTO)

BJP using ED in Rajasthan after failing to kidnap democracy, says Congress

By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 03:04 PM IST
The Congress has accused the BJP of unleashing government agencies after failing to topple the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan.
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Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb had landed in a soup after Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala circulated a video on social media that quickly went viral.(PTI file photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb had landed in a soup after Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala circulated a video on social media that quickly went viral.(PTI file photo)

After claiming Jats have less intellect, Tripura CM apologises and praises the community

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 02:10 PM IST
“I had expressed thoughts about my Punjabi and Jat brothers at an event in Agartala Press Club recently. I didn’t intend to hurt any community. I am proud of both Punjabi and Jat communities. I myself have spent a lot of time with them,” Deb tweeted as a mark of apology.
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Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Chinese are still inside Indian territory and that China isn’t ready to return to the pre-May 2020 position.(ANI)
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Chinese are still inside Indian territory and that China isn’t ready to return to the pre-May 2020 position.(ANI)

Has Modi government accepted Chinese occupation in Ladakh? asks Congress

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 08:01 PM IST
India and China have been in talks to reach consensus on easing tensions between the two armies in the Finger Area near Pangong Tso and Depsang plains, as well as pulling back weapons and equipment from “friction points” in other sectors in Ladakh.
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Rajasthan political crisis: Sachin Pilot needs to make some hard choices about his next step(Ht Photo)
Rajasthan political crisis: Sachin Pilot needs to make some hard choices about his next step(Ht Photo)

Congress ready for a ‘face saver’ for Pilot, he keeps them on the edge

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Edited by Aloke Tikku | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 01:02 PM IST
Rajasthan political crisis: The Congress left a window open for Sachin Pilot to come back to the party but made it clear that it believed that he had conspired to topple the Ashok Gehlot government
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The Congress decided against expelling Sachin Pilot from the party as it would benefit him.(ANI File Photo)
The Congress decided against expelling Sachin Pilot from the party as it would benefit him.(ANI File Photo)

Rajasthan political crisis: Congress evolves 6-pronged plan to counter Sachin Pilot

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 05:36 AM IST
Gehlot , Randeep Singh Surjewala, Ajay Maken, and Avinash Pandey held frequent consultations with Singhvi, who was assisted by other lawyers. They relied on the Rajasthan’s state anti-defection law and the Constitution’s 10th schedule to make the disqualification case against Pilot and lawmakers loyal to him.
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The face-off between Sachin Pilot and chief minister Ashok Gehlot came to the fore after Rajasthan Police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) sent notices to the former in connection with alleged attempts to topple Congress government.(PTI Photo)
The face-off between Sachin Pilot and chief minister Ashok Gehlot came to the fore after Rajasthan Police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) sent notices to the former in connection with alleged attempts to topple Congress government.(PTI Photo)

‘Unprecedented’: Sachin Pilot’s supporters demand action against those who ‘humiliated our leader’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 01:55 PM IST
In a message circulated by the Pilot camp on WhatsApp, his supporters said “their leader is threatened with notices from the SOG under the charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy”.
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