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Priyanka Gandhi joined hundreds of people, including senior Congress leaders PL Punia, Sushmita Dev, Anil Choudhary and BV Srinivas, who showed up in solidarity with the woman at the temple in the national capital. (Photo HT)

‘Won’t stop until justice done’: Priyanka Gandhi at prayer meet for UP woman

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 07:38 PM IST
The UP police are accused by the family of forcing the cremation of the woman in the dead of the night. District officials contended that they had consent from the woman’s family.
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“Commenting on it before that will not be right,” Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters.(PTI Photo)
“Commenting on it before that will not be right,” Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters.(PTI Photo)

Congress distances itself from Tewari, Adhir’s CDS remarks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2020 01:14 AM IST
“Actions speak louder than words. The country will soon come to know how the CDS will work,” party spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters.
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Volunteers of the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, Maharashtra, participate in an anti-NRC and CAA protest, Mumbai, December 27, 2019(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Volunteers of the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, Maharashtra, participate in an anti-NRC and CAA protest, Mumbai, December 27, 2019(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Is the BJP government seeking to create a Hindu rashtra — by jugaad?

By Neelanjan Sircar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2019 06:19 PM IST
The moves have not been carefully thought through. They will sharpen contradictions within the system
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Congress leader Sushmita Dev had initially approached the Supreme Court to get the poll panel into action.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Congress leader Sushmita Dev had initially approached the Supreme Court to get the poll panel into action.(HT FILE PHOTO)

SC closes case on EC inaction over PM speeches, Cong can file new petition

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:44 AM IST
A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said they could not go into orders passed by the poll panel unless these were challenged on specific grounds.
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People walk past the Election Commission of India office building in New Delhi, India March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(REUTERS)
People walk past the Election Commission of India office building in New Delhi, India March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: SC asks Congress to put EC clean chit to Modi, Shah on record

By PTI | PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2019 03:44 PM IST
The Supreme Court has asked Congress MP Sushmita Dev to file the Election Commission’s recent orders absolving PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations.
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The Supreme Court has refused to take up Congress lawmaker Sushmita Dev’s complaint of poll code violation against PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.(Bloomberg)
The Supreme Court has refused to take up Congress lawmaker Sushmita Dev’s complaint of poll code violation against PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.(Bloomberg)

Supreme Court notice to EC on complaint of poll code violation against PM, Amit Shah

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 03:45 PM IST
The Supreme Court has refused to take up Congress lawmaker Sushmita Dev’s complaint of poll code violation against PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah
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On Monday morning Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentioned Dev’s petition before a Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench and sought an urgent hearing, which was allowed.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
On Monday morning Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentioned Dev’s petition before a Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench and sought an urgent hearing, which was allowed.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019- Election Commission not acting against Modi, Shah: Congress MP Sushmita Dev to SC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 07:43 AM IST
Sushmita Dev, who is a Parliament member from Assam’s Silchar, has accused EC of sitting on complaints related to the MCC violations against the two. In her petition before the SC, Dev accused Modi and Shah of hate speeches and using armed forces for “political propaganda”.
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Sushmita Dev, national president of women’s wing of the Congress, on Wednesday alleged the government did not release funds for the National Creche Scheme, which impacted women, keeping them away from the workforce.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Sushmita Dev, national president of women’s wing of the Congress, on Wednesday alleged the government did not release funds for the National Creche Scheme, which impacted women, keeping them away from the workforce.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Centre didn’t release funds for women’s scheme: Congress

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 01:41 PM IST
At a press meet on Wednesday, Sushmita Dev, national president of women’s wing of the Congress said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is taking credit for schemes such as Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, which have not worked on ground.
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The constituency has more than 35% Muslim voters, while the rest comprise of Bengali speaking Hindus, Tea Tribes and other tribal groups among others.(AFP)
The constituency has more than 35% Muslim voters, while the rest comprise of Bengali speaking Hindus, Tea Tribes and other tribal groups among others.(AFP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Citizenship bill, NRC may cast a shadow on BJP’s prospects

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 09:30 AM IST
However, most migrants in the Barak Valley are Hindu refugees from Bangladesh. According to locals, they form the majority of the over 200,000 names excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Cachar district—a move that has angered many, say local leaders.
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As a native of the valley, Dev was pushed into a corner when the Congress decided to shed its earlier ambiguity and launch an all-out attack against the CAB.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
As a native of the valley, Dev was pushed into a corner when the Congress decided to shed its earlier ambiguity and launch an all-out attack against the CAB.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress bets on Sushmita Dev to tighten hold in Silchar

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Silchar
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 10:41 AM IST
Sushmita Dev, the head of the All-India Mahila Congress is vying for a second term in the constituency where the CAB, has won support from Bengali-speaking Hindus for its plans to curtail Muslim immigrants but bestow citizenship upon Hindu, Buddhist and Christians among other minorities from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi takes part in a roadshow, during the ongoing general elections, at Silchar, Assam on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi takes part in a roadshow, during the ongoing general elections, at Silchar, Assam on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: On Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, Priyanka Gandhi’s caution on Constitution

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Silchar
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 08:16 PM IST
Slamming the the BJP’s manifesto, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said there is no space for different cultures and religions in it.
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Sarma alleged that the Congress did not have any ideology and kept changing its version on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, while the BJP was firm on its commitment that all refugees will stay in India.(PTI PHOTO)
Sarma alleged that the Congress did not have any ideology and kept changing its version on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, while the BJP was firm on its commitment that all refugees will stay in India.(PTI PHOTO)

Himanta Biswa Sarma likens Assam Congress lawmaker to Pakistan

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Silchar
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 10:20 AM IST
Addressing a public rally at Barkhola in support of BJP candidate Rajdeep Roy, Sarma said voting for Dev would drag Silchar backwards by five years.
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Among the third list of candidates declared by the Congress after a meeting of the party’s central election committee are five from Assam, two from Meghalaya, one from Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland each, besides eight from Telangana.(ANI)
Among the third list of candidates declared by the Congress after a meeting of the party’s central election committee are five from Assam, two from Meghalaya, one from Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland each, besides eight from Telangana.(ANI)

Congress releases third list of 18 candidates for Lok Sabha elections

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 02:01 AM IST
Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has been fielded from Tura, All India Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev from Silchar and Gaurav Gogoi from Kaliabor in Assam.
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Sushmita Dev of the Congress is the sitting Lok Sabah MP from Silchar in Assam.(HT PHOTO)
Sushmita Dev of the Congress is the sitting Lok Sabah MP from Silchar in Assam.(HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Cong likely to field Sushmita Dev again in Silchar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 01:28 PM IST
Sushmita Dev who is also the president of the All India Mahila Congress, is likely to be re-nominated as the Congress candidate in Silchar.
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will begin her visit to UP state by a roadshow through the streets of state capital Lucknow
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will begin her visit to UP state by a roadshow through the streets of state capital Lucknow

Priyanka Gandhi has support of an army of pink

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 11:33 AM IST
As Priyanka Gandhi begins her visit to the state for the first time as Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern UP she has the support of an army of hundreds of Congress workers. Dressed in pink, the Priyanka Sena is all set to even lay their lives for the cause of the country.
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The triple talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha and is pending in the Rajya Sabha.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The triple talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha and is pending in the Rajya Sabha.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

‘Will scrap triple talaq law if we come to power’, says Congress; BJP hits back

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 07:45 PM IST
The BJP said the Congress’s stand was nothing but “minority appeasement”.
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The Congress Monday said it will not defend or protect anybody and the law should take its due course after a case was registered against former Kerala chief minister Oomen Chandy and Congress MP K C Venugopal on a complaint of sexual misconduct filed by Solar scam accused Saritha S Nair.(Oomen Chandy/Twitter Photo)
The Congress Monday said it will not defend or protect anybody and the law should take its due course after a case was registered against former Kerala chief minister Oomen Chandy and Congress MP K C Venugopal on a complaint of sexual misconduct filed by Solar scam accused Saritha S Nair.(Oomen Chandy/Twitter Photo)

Won’t protect anybody: Congress refuses to back Oomen Chandy, KC Venugopal on sexual misconduct charges

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 08:34 PM IST
Congress spokesperson and Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev said an FIR has been filed and the women have every right to file it and the police has every right to investigate.
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An internal panel set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against National Students Union of India (NSUI) chief Fairoz Khan has submitted its report to the Congress leadership, a party functionary said Friday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
An internal panel set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against National Students Union of India (NSUI) chief Fairoz Khan has submitted its report to the Congress leadership, a party functionary said Friday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Internal panel gives report on charges against NSUI chief

PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2018 10:34 PM IST
An NSUI office bearer from Chhattisgarh had in June this year levelled charges of sexual harassment against Fairoz Khan following which the Congress leadership formed a panel to probe the allegations.
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The drive will be conducted in the other poll-bound states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana before it is taken across the country in the run-up to next year’s general elections.(AP/File Photo)
The drive will be conducted in the other poll-bound states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana before it is taken across the country in the run-up to next year’s general elections.(AP/File Photo)

Mahila Congress wants focus on price rise, women’s safety

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 11:44 PM IST
The Congress has decided to launch a countrywide campaign, Mahila Adhikar Yatra, to “spur the suppressed anger” among women — they constitute nearly half of India’s 1.3 billion population — over price rise and women’s safety.
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