Amit Agnihotri

Congress plans to woo Odisha voters with Chhattisgarh government's policies

The Congress hopes its political fortunes in Chhattisgarh will spill over to neighbouring Odisha where the next Assembly elections are likely to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.

24 Feb 2019

Congress asks NRIs for ideas that can improve country’s systems and institutions

The Indian Overseas Congress on Friday opened two-day consultations in Dubai, UAE, with Indians residing abroad on the changes they want to see back home.

23 Feb 2019

Days after restraint, Congress attack PM Modi for hugging Saudi Crown Prince

Rahul had refrained from any criticism of the government as the nation mourned the 44 slain CRPF jawans.

21 Feb 2019

Congress banks on its old UPA allies to shore up Lok Sabha tally

The realisation has come in the absence of a national-level coalition working out and broad hints from several regional parties that any such grouping is likely only after the polls. 

17 Feb 2019

Rahul to sound poll bugle in Rajasthan and Gujarat on February 14

Rahul is expected to urge the revamped Sewa Dal to counter the BJP and its mentor RSS across the country by highlighting the Congress’ ideology and urge the frontal unit to reach out to the voters.

11 Feb 2019

Congress divided over Mamata-CBI showdown in Kolkata

The comment came a day after Rahul backed Mamata’s move to support detention of CBI officers who had gone to question Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chit fund scam.

05 Feb 2019

Congress to flag false promises of BJP leaders

The Congress is planning to flag unfulfilled promises of prominent BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh during Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi poll campaign titled ‘truth vs falsehood’.

03 Feb 2019

Manohar Parrikar and Rahul Gandhi spar day after courtesy visit

A major controversy erupted a day after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi visited ailing Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar while vacationing in the state. 

31 Jan 2019

Congress rally to rake up jobs issue, note ban

With Lok Sabha elections turning the corner, every party is gearing up with widespread campaigns in order to woo voter support on the back of issues such as farmer woes and unemployment.

30 Jan 2019

Congress sets sights on 5 lakh victory margin for Rahul in his parliamentary constituency Amethi

As the party managers plan a statewide campaign, the focus is yet again on Amethi and Rae Bareli, the only two seats won by the Congress in 2014. 

27 Jan 2019

Strong-willed, stylish, fun-loving and spiritual: Priyanka Gandhi's friends and followers

Compasionate, strong-willed, fun-loving, stylish and yet graceful. This is how people who have observed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from close quarters prefer to describe her.

25 Jan 2019

Priyanka's political plunge: Congress’s back room strategist, star campaigner now at the forefront

In fact, it was Priyanka who introduced Rahul to the locals in Amethi before the latter made his political debut by contesting the 2004 Lok Sabha polls.

24 Jan 2019

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls 2019, Congress to launch farmers' campaign from Champaran

On February 3, Rahul will address a huge farmers’ rally at the Gandhi Maidan in Bihar’s capital Patna to express solidarity with rural India.

22 Jan 2019

Congress to bank on past achievements in Uttar Pradesh

AICC in-charge of UP Ghulam Nabi Azad has discussed district-level plans with workers in conventions spread across the western, central and eastern parts of the state.

20 Jan 2019

Saffron Congress rising

As Congress has made a gradual but marked shift towards ‘soft Hindutava’, Amit Agnihotri speaks to political experts on what has prompted this and whether it will help the party reap electoral dividen

20 Jan 2019