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Lok Sabha elections 2019| ‘Alternative career’: Congress takes a dig at PM Modi over interview

The Congress’s jibe at Modi came after channels aired the Prime Minister’s interview with the Bollywood star, who described it as a “candid and completely non political” chat.
Asked about Modi’s remarks in the interview that other prime ministers left early, but he works till 11 PM, Randeep Surjewala asked if he used to work in the Prime Minister’s Office or he used to do PM’s scheduling.(R RAVEENDRAN)
Asked about Modi’s remarks in the interview that other prime ministers left early, but he works till 11 PM, Randeep Surjewala asked if he used to work in the Prime Minister’s Office or he used to do PM’s scheduling.(R RAVEENDRAN)
Updated on May 05, 2020 05:14 PM IST
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‘Apologise’: Congress to PM Modi over Pragya Thakur’s remark on Hemant Karkare

BJP’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur said Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare was killed in 26/11 Mumbai attacks for “torturing” her in the Malegaon blast case.
The 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur leaving the special NIA court after she was charged for terror conspiracy, murder, and other related offenses in Mumbai on October 30, 2018.(PTI file)
The 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur leaving the special NIA court after she was charged for terror conspiracy, murder, and other related offenses in Mumbai on October 30, 2018.(PTI file)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 06:09 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Randeep Surjewala rules out alliance with AAP, JJP in Punjab and Haryana

Senior party leaders said Surjewala is considered close to Yadav politically, as his father Shamser Singh Surejwala, who was also a senior Congress leader was considered close to Ajay Yadav’s father Rao Abhay Singh.
Randeep Singh Surjewala on Thursday ruled out any alliance with either the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) or the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) in Haryana and Punjab.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Randeep Singh Surjewala on Thursday ruled out any alliance with either the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) or the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) in Haryana and Punjab.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 19, 2019 05:38 AM IST
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No talks with AAP for alliance in Haryana, Punjab: Congress

Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the party is yet to reach a decision on stitching an alliance with the AAP in the national capital
The AAP has reportedly conveyed to the Congress that it would support the grand old party in Chandigarh if it gets to contest three seats in Haryana - Faridabad, Gurgaon and Karnal.
The AAP has reportedly conveyed to the Congress that it would support the grand old party in Chandigarh if it gets to contest three seats in Haryana - Faridabad, Gurgaon and Karnal.
Updated on Apr 07, 2019 06:26 PM IST
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‘Phir ek baar Modi sarkar’: BJP unveils party’s slogan, theme song

Union finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, while addressing the media briefing, said that the party would release its manifesto on Monday.
Updated on Apr 07, 2019 07:54 PM IST
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‘Ab hoga NYAY’: Congress unveils campaign slogan based on income plan promise

The campaign will revolve around key promises mentioned in the party’s manifesto including the NYAY scheme, universal healthcare, doubling education budget, the women’s reservation bill and the separate farmers’ budget.
The party also launched its official campaign song with lyrics penned by Bollywood song writers Javed Akhtar and Nikhil Advani.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The party also launched its official campaign song with lyrics penned by Bollywood song writers Javed Akhtar and Nikhil Advani.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 10:01 PM IST
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Congress fields Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib hours after he joins party

This comes a week after Sinha met Congress president Rahul Gandhi on March 29 in New Delhi. He has been critical of the Narendra Modi government of the Centre and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, with which he had an association of more than two decades.
Former Bjp leader shstrughan sinha formerly join Indian national congress at AICC headquarters in New Delhi India on Saturday 6 April 2019(Mohd Zakir/ HT Photo)
Former Bjp leader shstrughan sinha formerly join Indian national congress at AICC headquarters in New Delhi India on Saturday 6 April 2019(Mohd Zakir/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 01:07 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Outrage as Yogi Adityanath says Indian Army is Modi’s

UP’s chief electoral officer L Venkateshwarlu sought a report from the Ghaziabad district magistrate over Adityanath’s comments made at a public meeting on Sunday
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during the public rally at Bisada on March 31.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during the public rally at Bisada on March 31.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 11:53 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress makes new Nyay pitch to women voters

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday promised that 20% of the poorest families in the country will be given Rs 72,000 each annually if his party came to power in this summer’s Lok Sabha elections.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi during a public meeting, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, in Bundi district, Tuesday, March 26, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi during a public meeting, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, in Bundi district, Tuesday, March 26, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 10:50 PM IST
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Priyanka Gandhi tweets what makes her ‘so happy’ about minimum income plan

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress general secretary, has tweeted her support to the party’s poll promise of minimum income guarantee if voted to power in the Lok Sabha polls.
Congress general secretary and Uttar Pradesh East in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday backed party’s minimum income poll promise calling it a women empowerment scheme.(PTI)
Congress general secretary and Uttar Pradesh East in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday backed party’s minimum income poll promise calling it a women empowerment scheme.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 06:06 PM IST
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‘Volte-face’: BJP’s dig at Congress after it says income promise not a top-up

The BJP has said that the Congress is misleading the people in the name of minimum income guarantee scheme.
The BJP alleged that Congress was trying to mislead the public.(PTI)
The BJP alleged that Congress was trying to mislead the public.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 07:24 AM IST
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Minimum income plan money will go to bank accounts of women, says Congress

The Congress has said that under the minimum income guarantee scheme promised by party president Rahul Gandhi, money will be directly credited to women of the beneficiary families.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday promised that if the party is voted to power, it will implement a minimum income guarantee scheme for direct cash transfer into the bank accounts of 20 per cent of the poorest among poor families.(Photo: Twitter/INCIndia)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday promised that if the party is voted to power, it will implement a minimum income guarantee scheme for direct cash transfer into the bank accounts of 20 per cent of the poorest among poor families.(Photo: Twitter/INCIndia)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 07:15 AM IST
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For brand-new Lokpal, Congress suggests its first case - Yeddyurappa diary

Randeep Surjewala referred to a report published by news magazine, Caravan as ‘Yeddy diaries’ saying BS Yeddyurappa made payouts to senior BJP leaders during his tenure as Karnataka chief minister.
The Congress on Friday demanded an independent probe into a media report that alleged former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa had paid bribes running into hundreds of crores of rupees to senior BJP leaders.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Congress on Friday demanded an independent probe into a media report that alleged former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa had paid bribes running into hundreds of crores of rupees to senior BJP leaders.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 03:57 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In BJP list, Amit Shah to contest from LK Advani’s Gandhinagar seat

BJP president Amit Shah will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections for the first time from Gandhinagar
LK Advani, once compared to Loh Purush Vallabbhai Patel, is the sitting MP from Gandhinagar and has held the constituency since 1998 in five consecutive elections.(HT File Photo)
LK Advani, once compared to Loh Purush Vallabbhai Patel, is the sitting MP from Gandhinagar and has held the constituency since 1998 in five consecutive elections.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 10:26 PM IST
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‘Enough proof to prosecute PM’: Rahul Gandhi renews attack over Rafale row

Leading the party’s charge, Rahul Gandhi alleged “the trail of corruption” in the Rafale fighter jet deal “begins and ends with” Modi.
The Congress Wednesday sought registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “corruption” in the Rafale fighter jet deal, with party president Rahul Gandhi claiming that there “is now enough evidence” to prosecute him.(PTI)
The Congress Wednesday sought registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “corruption” in the Rafale fighter jet deal, with party president Rahul Gandhi claiming that there “is now enough evidence” to prosecute him.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 11:32 PM IST
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‘He was busy in film shoot’: Congress’ sharp attack on PM over Pulwama

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the PM should have immediately chaired a cabinet meeting on security “instead of being busy with a 4-hour film shoot in Corbett national park”.
Congress party national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Thursday criticised PM Modi over the Pulwama attack.(Sonu Mehta/HT File PHOTO)
Congress party national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Thursday criticised PM Modi over the Pulwama attack.(Sonu Mehta/HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 04:09 PM IST
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Congress says PM Modi has not done anything apart from talking

The Congress on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement in Parliament proved to be a “jumlon ki dukaan” (a shop of rhetoric) and it was characterised by “false stories” and “made-up facts”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to debate on motion of thanks to the President's address in Lok Sabha on Thursday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to debate on motion of thanks to the President's address in Lok Sabha on Thursday.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 07:13 AM IST
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Jind by-election: Randeep Singh Surjewala Congress’ choice, BJP picks Krishan Middha

After a round of meetings, chaired by senior Congress leader KC Venugopal and attended by top party leaders from Haryana, Rahul Gandhi took a final call on the nominee. Congress leaders feel Surjewala is the party’s strongest candidate in the region, sources said.
Randeep Surjewala had reportedly refused to contest but was asked by Rahul Gandhi himself to fight the January 28 bypoll, sources said.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
Randeep Surjewala had reportedly refused to contest but was asked by Rahul Gandhi himself to fight the January 28 bypoll, sources said.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 02:14 PM IST
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‘Lies, Theatrics & Spins’: Congress’s rebuttal to Nirmala Sitharaman on Rafale row

The foreign secretary had confirmed that discussions were going on between the French company, ministry of defence and HAL, Randeep Surjewala said and asked why Modi “backstabbed” HAL.
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala speaks to the media at AICC office in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala speaks to the media at AICC office in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 01:39 PM IST
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Desperate attempt to fabricate facts: Manohar Parrikar on ‘Rafale tape’

Goa health minister Vishwajit Rane, whose voice is purportedly heard in the audio clip, said it was doctored as he called for a probe.
Ailing Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar at the State Secretariate in Panaji on January 1.(PTI Photo)
Ailing Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar at the State Secretariate in Panaji on January 1.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 05:19 PM IST
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Congress sharpens attack over Rafale with a ‘leaked phone conversation’

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala released a conversation purportedly between Goa minister Vishwajit Rane and another person in which Rane claimed that the Goa CM had the entire file and all documents related to Rafale in his bedroom.
Congress’s Randeep S. Surjewala releasing the purported conversation on Rafale deal between Goa Minister Vishwajit Rane and another person.(Sonu Mehta)
Congress’s Randeep S. Surjewala releasing the purported conversation on Rafale deal between Goa Minister Vishwajit Rane and another person.(Sonu Mehta)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 05:21 PM IST
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Countdown begins: Congress calls PM-led alliance ‘gathbandhan of thugs’

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interview as bereft of reality and full of rhetoric, the Congress on Tuesday alleged that he was “peddling in lies” and asserted that the countdown for his exit has begun.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.(HT file photo)
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 07:08 AM IST
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‘Who misled Supreme Court on CAG report’: Rahul Gandhi’s comeback to BJP on Rafale verdict

As the BJP scaled up its offensive after the Supreme Court’s clean chit to the Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi made it clear that he and his party were not going to stand down.
Rahul Gandhi reiterated the Congress’ demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal and claimed that if it was conducted, names of PM Narendra Modi and businessman Anil Ambani will come to the fore.(HT Photo)
Rahul Gandhi reiterated the Congress’ demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal and claimed that if it was conducted, names of PM Narendra Modi and businessman Anil Ambani will come to the fore.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 08:06 AM IST
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‘Half-baked information to Supreme Court’: Congress on Rafale verdict

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Congress did not believe that the Supreme Court was the right forum to decide if there should be a probe into the Rafale deal
Congress’ Randeep Surjewala said the Supreme Court was not the right forum to decide if there should be a probe into the Rafale deal(REUTERS)
Congress’ Randeep Surjewala said the Supreme Court was not the right forum to decide if there should be a probe into the Rafale deal(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 14, 2018 10:46 PM IST
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Live: Kamal Nath elected as new Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Congress announces on Twitter

Congress will choose the chief ministers in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh after taking the opinion of each of the newly elected legislators, spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Wednesday, although the MLAs have authorised party president Rahul Gandhi to choose the persons for the top job.Congress has emerged as single largest party, ousting BJP in Rajasthan and Chattisgarh and emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh. In the Rajasthan assembly elections, Congress won 99 seats out of 199 while BJP secured 73 seats. BSP and others won 6 and 20 seats, respectively.A Congress legislature party (CLP) meeting held on Wednesday in the three states authorised Rahul Gandhi to choose the chief minister. Yesterday, a delegation of Congress party had met the governor to stake claim to form the government.However, Rahul has appointed observers for the states — AK Antony for Madhya Pradesh, Mallikarjun Kharge for Chhattisgarh and KC Venugopal for Rajasthan.Here are the live updates:

Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath addressing party workers in Jabalpur on Friday.(HT photo)
Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath addressing party workers in Jabalpur on Friday.(HT photo)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 11:52 PM IST
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Raids at premises linked to Robert Vadra, Congress says vendetta

Enforcement Directorate officials on Friday started raids at multiple locations linked to Robert Vadra in Delhi and Bengaluru, triggering a sharp reaction from the Congress that described the raids as an effort to divert the narrative.
Enforcement Directorate officials on Friday started raids at multiple locations linked to Robert Vadra in Delhi and Bengaluru, triggering a sharp reaction from the Congress that described the raids as an effort to divert the narrative.(File Photo)
Enforcement Directorate officials on Friday started raids at multiple locations linked to Robert Vadra in Delhi and Bengaluru, triggering a sharp reaction from the Congress that described the raids as an effort to divert the narrative.(File Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 06:21 PM IST
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PM Narendra Modi latching on to Christian Michel for smear campaign against opposition: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday said the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were “latching” on to Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper deal who was extradited to India from Dubai, for a “smear campaign” against opposition leaders.
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala alleged that facing “imminent defeat” in state polls, PM Modi and the BJP are seeking to “weave a web of lies” and construct a “mesh of deception to hoodwink” the people of India.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala alleged that facing “imminent defeat” in state polls, PM Modi and the BJP are seeking to “weave a web of lies” and construct a “mesh of deception to hoodwink” the people of India.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 10:23 PM IST
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‘Gimmickry, jugglery’: Congress after govt slashes GDP rate during UPA era

The government on Wednesday lowered the country’s economic growth rate during the previous Congress-led UPA regime, shaving off over 1 percentage point from the only year when India posted double-digit GDP growth post liberalisation and from each of the three years with 9-plus per cent expansion.
“The revised ‘New Series’ computed today by the Ministry of Statistics and Niti Aayog has completely undermined the NSC (National Statistical Commission), the autonomous body for deciding data transparently and in accordance with global standards of calculating GDP as per Market Price Linked Methodology.(HT File Photo)
“The revised ‘New Series’ computed today by the Ministry of Statistics and Niti Aayog has completely undermined the NSC (National Statistical Commission), the autonomous body for deciding data transparently and in accordance with global standards of calculating GDP as per Market Price Linked Methodology.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 09:08 AM IST
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Secrecy around illnesses of Sonia Gandhi, Manohar Parrikar not comparable, says Randeep Surjewala

Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that only those in positions of power, especially as heads of state, should disclose the nature of their affliction in public interest.
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi are not comparable .(HT File Photo)
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi are not comparable .(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 17, 2018 09:00 PM IST
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‘CBI has become BJP bureau of investigation’: Oppn tears into Centre

Attacking the BJP, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala wondered if Alok Verma was “sacked” for his keenness to probe the “layers of corruption” in the Rafale scam and sought an answer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference.(PTI)
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 02:08 PM IST
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