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About 7,840 youths have won various prizes. A laptop was given in every district to the winner of the first prize while a cell phone and a tablet were given to winners of the second and the third prizes. (Videograb)

With a quiz in UP, Congress presents ‘facts’ about its role in nation-building

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 01:42 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) organised the quiz contest on September 13 and 14. The prizes were given on Sunday.
Participation is open for people between the ages of 16 and 22 years. Already, five lakh aspirants have registered and the process is on. (HT File photo)
Participation is open for people between the ages of 16 and 22 years. Already, five lakh aspirants have registered and the process is on. (HT File photo)

Congress’ Rajiv Gandhi quiz for youth in UP; laptop, tablet among prizes

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 09:51 AM IST
The Congress began the quiz last year with the aim of winning over young voters, holding it in the physical mode in the inaugural year.
The expulsion order has come at a time when the senior leaders were talking about strengthening the Congress under the leadership of the party president Sonia Gandhi.(Reuters File)
The expulsion order has come at a time when the senior leaders were talking about strengthening the Congress under the leadership of the party president Sonia Gandhi.(Reuters File)

UP Congress expels 10 senior ‘rebels’ for ‘indulging in anti-party activities’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 08:33 AM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Congress Disciplinary Committee had on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to 11 senior leaders for ‘indulging in anti-party activities’ and asked them to explain within 24-hours, why disciplinary action should not be taken against them. On Sunday, 10 of them were expelled.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(Photo by Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(Photo by Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Loyalists ignored in new UP Congress team, say party veterans

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 12:02 PM IST
Questions are being raised about the composition of the new Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) which has an average age of about 40 years Congress leaders.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had begun holding feedback sessions soon after the Congress debacle in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.(ANI photo)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had begun holding feedback sessions soon after the Congress debacle in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.(ANI photo)

UP Congress may get new team soon as Priyanka feedback sessions near end

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Priyanka had reviewed the Congress performance in 2019 polls at a meeting in Rae Bareli on June 12. She had then declared that she would identify those who did not work for the party in polls.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra consoles a family member of Sonbhadra massacre victim, who had travelled to Chunar Fort to meet her after the former was stopped from proceeding to Sonbhadra, in Mirzapur, Saturday, July 20, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra consoles a family member of Sonbhadra massacre victim, who had travelled to Chunar Fort to meet her after the former was stopped from proceeding to Sonbhadra, in Mirzapur, Saturday, July 20, 2019.(PTI file photo)

Priyanka Gandhi to meet families of Sonbhadra massacre victims today

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 08:15 AM IST
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday will visit Umbha village in Sonbhadra to meet the families of the victims who were killed in firing over a land dispute on July 17.
Uttar Pradesh Congress will hold a one-day fast in all the 75 districts of the state on Wednesday demanding expulsion of MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar from the BJP.(PTI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh Congress will hold a one-day fast in all the 75 districts of the state on Wednesday demanding expulsion of MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar from the BJP.(PTI Photo)

Congress to fast for 6-hours seeking Unnao MLA Sengar’s ouster from the BJP

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 09:53 PM IST
Political outrage peaked after the woman MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar is accused of raping was gravely injured along with her lawyer in a road accident that also killed her two aunts.
A decision on appointment of party’s incharge for west UP will be taken soon by Scindia, said Venugopal.(HT Photo)
A decision on appointment of party’s incharge for west UP will be taken soon by Scindia, said Venugopal.(HT Photo)

Congress hits reboot in UP, dissolves district panels

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:50 AM IST
The action comes within two weeks of Congress general secretary for east UP Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reviewing party’s performance and saying she would identify those who ‘did not work’ in the Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress is setting up a three-member committee to examine complaints of ‘gross indiscipline’ in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a move that is seen to follow up on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s message to party cadre that she will identify those who ‘did not work’.(PTI photo)
The Congress is setting up a three-member committee to examine complaints of ‘gross indiscipline’ in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a move that is seen to follow up on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s message to party cadre that she will identify those who ‘did not work’.(PTI photo)

Congress hits reboot in UP after crushing defeat, dissolves district panels

Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 07:04 PM IST
Moves are also afoot for a major organizational revamp in the state party with Congress Legislature Party leader Ajay Kumar Lallu being appointed as the party’s in-charge to make organisational changes in east UP for ‘a defined period.
After a review on Wednesday, Priyanka Gandhi, the Congress’s incharge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, indicated that she would like to hold another round of detailed discussion.(PTI PHOTO)
After a review on Wednesday, Priyanka Gandhi, the Congress’s incharge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, indicated that she would like to hold another round of detailed discussion.(PTI PHOTO)

Priyanka Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia to hold meetings with UP leaders

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Scindia, the party’s western UP incharge, will hold meetings with party candidates, district and city unit office-bearers and coordinators at the UPCC headquarters on Friday to take feedback from partymen about the road map for the 2022 assembly election.

Congressmen resort to sit-ins, fasts, urge Rahul not to quit

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 01:30 PM IST
As Congress president Rahul Gandhi remains adamant on his decision to quit after the party’s debacle in Lok Sabha elections, workers have started holding sit-ins and observing fasts to urge the leader not to step down.
Raj Babbar, former film star and president of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee, addressed a rally in Sector 4 on Thursday in support of party candidate Capt (retd) Ajay Singh Yadav and said people should vote for a party that stands for unity in diversity and development of all the communities.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Raj Babbar, former film star and president of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee, addressed a rally in Sector 4 on Thursday in support of party candidate Capt (retd) Ajay Singh Yadav and said people should vote for a party that stands for unity in diversity and development of all the communities.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Cabinet minister and BJP candidate for Allahabad parliamentary seat Rita Bahuguna Joshi being welcomed on her arrival from Lucknow on March 30. (HT File Photo)
Cabinet minister and BJP candidate for Allahabad parliamentary seat Rita Bahuguna Joshi being welcomed on her arrival from Lucknow on March 30. (HT File Photo)

Congress expels one, issues notice to others for meeting BJP candidate

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 08:13 AM IST
Sources said the Arun Tiwari, block unit president of Congress of Kaundhiara and others, including three office bearers of district unit of the party, were close to Joshi when she was the president of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC).
After announcing her appointment on January 23, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had told the people of Amethi that Priyanka would soon meet the people of the two Lok Sabha constituencies.(AP)
After announcing her appointment on January 23, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had told the people of Amethi that Priyanka would soon meet the people of the two Lok Sabha constituencies.(AP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s Rae Bareli, Amethi tour from today

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 08:16 AM IST
Priyanka will hold closed door interactions with workers and meet people of Amethi and Rae Bareli on March 27 and 28 respectively. Day after, on March 29, she will visit Ayodhya to launch party’s campaign for Faizabad Lok Sabha seat.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party, smiles as she arrives to address her party's supporters during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party, smiles as she arrives to address her party's supporters during a public meeting in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, March 12, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Priyanka Gandhi to discuss poll strategy with Congress party workers in Lucknow today

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 07:48 AM IST
The interaction has been scheduled a day before she begins her river journey from Prayagraj to Varanasi (March 18 to 20) and launches the party’s Lok Sabha elections 2019 campaign.
Congress general secretary in-charge of east UP Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, general secretary in-charge of west UP Jyotiraditya Scindia and Mahan Dal leader Keshav Dev Maurya during a press conference, at Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) office, in Lucknow on Wednesday.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Congress general secretary in-charge of east UP Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, general secretary in-charge of west UP Jyotiraditya Scindia and Mahan Dal leader Keshav Dev Maurya during a press conference, at Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) office, in Lucknow on Wednesday.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Priyanka Gandhi stresses on revamp of Congress’s UP unit

UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 12:03 AM IST
A jumbo-sized Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee of over 500 members will be trimmed, Priyanka Gandhi said.
Congress general secretary for east UP Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to begin her roadshows in the Lok Sabha constituencies of east UP on February 18.(REUTERS)
Congress general secretary for east UP Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to begin her roadshows in the Lok Sabha constituencies of east UP on February 18.(REUTERS)

Priyanka Gandhi likely to begin roadshows in east UP on February 18

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2019 07:22 AM IST
Although the detailed programme was still being worked out, people familiar with the matter said the roadshows will begin on February 18 and continue till February 21.
The SP and the BSP have been giving signals that the two parties are not interested in roping in the Congress for an alliance, ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.(PTI/File Photo)
The SP and the BSP have been giving signals that the two parties are not interested in roping in the Congress for an alliance, ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.(PTI/File Photo)

Cautious optimism in UP Congress after Akhilesh dampener

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 12:51 AM IST
Party leaders are giving the feeling that not all is lost and a breakthrough can be made in the days to come to ensure Congress’ inclusion in the proposed alliance against the BJP
Uttar Pradesh Congress media coordinator Rajiv Buxi said the staff associated with the exercise of revision of electoral rolls was being pressured for political gains.(Representative image)
Uttar Pradesh Congress media coordinator Rajiv Buxi said the staff associated with the exercise of revision of electoral rolls was being pressured for political gains.(Representative image)

Voters’ names being deleted, alleges UPCC

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2018 01:58 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee has accused the Yogi Adityanath government of playing with electoral rolls and deleting names of voters of a community, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Cong leaders hope for early UPCC revamp

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2018 06:17 PM IST
The Congress’s wait for a revamp of its state unit is getting longer and longer, party insiders say.
“Yes, there is a consensus to fight elections jointly to check division of votes. A respectable number of seats will be given to the allies,” confirmed Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Raj Babbar.(HT Photo)
“Yes, there is a consensus to fight elections jointly to check division of votes. A respectable number of seats will be given to the allies,” confirmed Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Raj Babbar.(HT Photo)

Opposition parties get set to jointly fight BJP in 2019

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2018 12:25 PM IST
A broad understanding has been reached among major opposition parties to give a joint fight to the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
On UPCC team, sources pointed out that the party high command favours a trim organisation with less than 100 member committee.(File Photo)
On UPCC team, sources pointed out that the party high command favours a trim organisation with less than 100 member committee.(File Photo)

UP Congress to get into poll mode on Gandhi Jayanti

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2018 01:19 PM IST
The Congress proposes to revamp the party organisation in Uttar Pradesh ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Aspiring states spokespersons of the UP Congress Committee appeared for an and an interview at the UPCC headquarters.(Representative Image/AP Photo)
Aspiring states spokespersons of the UP Congress Committee appeared for an and an interview at the UPCC headquarters.(Representative Image/AP Photo)

UP Congress holds exam for spokespersons, asks them to list Modi govt failures

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 05:11 PM IST
The exam is being viewed as an attempt to introduce professionalism and bring about a change in Congress’ culture.

Rahul writes to Dr Kafeel, voices concern over law, order in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2018 03:32 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has written to Dr Kafeel Khan and expressed concern over “the deteriorating law and order situation in the state”, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman Amarnath Agarwal said.
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