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Sonia Gandhi with the family members of Unchahar SP MLA Manoj Kumar Pande at a grih pravesh (housewarming ceremony).(HT Photo)

After Sonia’s Janata Darbar, Rahul takes on PM

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Rae Bareli
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 03:38 PM IST
Launching a counter attack, Rahul Gandhi asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was mum on corruption charges against Amit Shah’s son.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the inauguration of various roads and other developmental projects in Rae Bareli on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the inauguration of various roads and other developmental projects in Rae Bareli on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Amit Shah trails Gandhis to Rae Bareli, plans to induct Congress leaders into BJP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Rae Bareli | By Manish Chandra Pandey and Brajendra K Parashar
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 09:42 PM IST
Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath will address a rally in Rae Bareli, which is Sonia Gandhi’s constituency, along with deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma on Saturday.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Tuesday showed a telegram sourced from Wikileaks quoting a conversation between then US ambassador and Rahul Gandhi.(ANI/Twitter)
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Tuesday showed a telegram sourced from Wikileaks quoting a conversation between then US ambassador and Rahul Gandhi.(ANI/Twitter)

BJP demands apology from Sonia, Rahul for defaming Hinduism, cites Wikileaks

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 02:25 PM IST
BJP demanded an apology from the Congress leaders for defaming the Hindu religion by trying to prove that there was something called “saffron terror”.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee with Telangana chief minister KC Rao address the media after their meeting at Nabanna, Kolkata (File Photo)(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee with Telangana chief minister KC Rao address the media after their meeting at Nabanna, Kolkata (File Photo)(PTI)

Ideology is secondary for most of the regional parties

By CP Bhambhri
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 04:45 PM IST
it would be difficult for Sonia Gandhi to form any firm ‘alternative alliance’ against the BJP by mobilising a large number of opportunist and unprincipled regionalists
(Digvijaya Singh during Narmada Parikrama)
(Digvijaya Singh during Narmada Parikrama)

BJP attacks Congress and ridicules Digvijaya on Rahul Gandhi’s silence on his Narmada Parikrama

Ranjan, Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 10:09 PM IST
No sooner state BJP spokesperson Rahul Kothari’s tweet appeared than there was a message on social media as to how Ahmad Patel who happens to be close to Sonia Gandhi had appreciated Digvijaya Singh on his parikrama
Opposition members protest during the on-going Budget Session of Rajya Sabha, at Parliament House in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Opposition members protest during the on-going Budget Session of Rajya Sabha, at Parliament House in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Highlights: Parliament adjourned sine dine, BJP MPs to fast in protest of impasse ‘caused’ by Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 03:09 PM IST
Friday was the last day of the second half of the Parliament’s Budget session.
Opposition members protest in Parliament during the budget session in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Opposition members protest in Parliament during the budget session in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Congress-led opposition stages protest over Andhra special status, Parliament disruption

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 04:59 PM IST
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were among several leaders who protested outside Parliament.
Leaders from various political parties at a dinner organised by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, Janpath, New Delhi, March 13, 2018(AICC/HT)
Leaders from various political parties at a dinner organised by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, Janpath, New Delhi, March 13, 2018(AICC/HT)

What Congress needs to do to build an anti-BJP front for the 2019 general elections

Hindustan Times | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 04:37 PM IST
The history of India’s coalition politics since the 1980s has valuable lessons for the Congress to build an anti-BJP front for 2019
The remarks came a day after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met Congress leader Sonia Gandhi amid talk of setting up a federal opposition front to defeat the BJP.(AP file photo)
The remarks came a day after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met Congress leader Sonia Gandhi amid talk of setting up a federal opposition front to defeat the BJP.(AP file photo)

Congress says it welcomes all parties ready to shed differences to work together

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2018 10:16 PM IST
Congress communications incharge Randeep Surjewala said the Congress is the largest opposition party and would welcome all other parties who work with it.
BJP leaders Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)
BJP leaders Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)

Mamata calls on Sonia Gandhi, meets Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan

New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 12:01 AM IST
During the meeting, Mamata Banerjee and Sonia Gandhi are understood to have discussed the present political scenario and the strategy to defeat the BJP in the next general elections and in various state elections due this year.
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee with Sharad Pawar and other NCP leaders, including Tariq Anwar and Praful Patel , after a meeting at Parliament house in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee with Sharad Pawar and other NCP leaders, including Tariq Anwar and Praful Patel , after a meeting at Parliament house in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee pitches for united opposition after meet with MPs, says it’s time for BJP to pack up and go

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 11:15 PM IST
In what is seen as a push for a Third Front grouping ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee called on Sharad Pawar, Sanjay Raut. She is also likely to meet Sonia Gandhi and disgruntled BJP leaders.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee arrives at the Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee arrives at the Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Mamata Banerjee in Delhi for Sharad Pawar’s dinner meet, expected to meet Sonia, Rahul

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 03:36 PM IST
Opposition parties are trying to make an anti-BJP front ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and president Rahul Gandhi talk as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on, during the 84th Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and president Rahul Gandhi talk as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on, during the 84th Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Congress lays out roadmap for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2018 08:45 AM IST
The party stuck to its line of adopting a “pragmatic approach” in forging alliances with like-minded parties and evolving a common workable programme to defeat the saffron fold in 2019.
A Congress worker waves a flag during the 84th Plenary Session of The Indian National Congress (INC) at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)
A Congress worker waves a flag during the 84th Plenary Session of The Indian National Congress (INC) at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)

Congress for ‘pragmatic approach’ on alliances, says elections must go back to the ballot

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2018 07:29 AM IST
In a political resolution adopted on the opening day of its plenary session, the Congress also said PM Modi’s pitch for simultaneous polls was “misplaced, impractical and incompatible” with the Constitution.
Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated during an election rally on the night of May 21, 1991 in Tamil Nadu by a woman suicide bomber identified as Dhanu.(HT File Photo)
Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated during an election rally on the night of May 21, 1991 in Tamil Nadu by a woman suicide bomber identified as Dhanu.(HT File Photo)

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: CBI seeks dismissal of convict Perarivalan’s plea to recall SC order

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2018 12:33 PM IST
The CBI said the application seeking recall of the May 11, 1999 Supreme Court judgment was not maintainable since it seeks to reopen the case.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with UPA chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on the anniversary of the December 2001 parliament attack in New Delhi, on December 13, 2017.(Reuters Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with UPA chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on the anniversary of the December 2001 parliament attack in New Delhi, on December 13, 2017.(Reuters Photo)

Sonia Gandhi says ‘Acche din’ will boomerang on Modi like India Shining on Vajpayee

HT Correspondent, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2018 10:44 PM IST
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi said there was a lot of disappointment among people over the promises made by the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the 2014 elections
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during an election campaign for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in May 2014.(Arun Sharma/HT file photo)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during an election campaign for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in May 2014.(Arun Sharma/HT file photo)

Vinay Katiyar defends remark on Priyanka Vadra, says Smriti Irani is pretty too

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 05:29 PM IST
Vinay Katiyar refused to back down on his comment that the BJP had “prettier” election campaigners than Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter.
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