Amit Agnihotri

Akhilesh Yadav supports Rahul's demand for JPC probe in Rafale deal

After Mayawati's recent shocker over poll alliances, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi got a shot in the arm with his SP counterpart Akhilesh Yadav coming out in support of his Rafale JPC demand.

24 Sep 2018

Congress to play up Rafale before 2019 polls

Go to the people and build up momentum against the Modi government, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi told senior party leaders during a brainstorming session.  

19 Aug 2018

Congress shifts stand, asserts NRC has origin in 1985 Assam accord

In a clear shift of stand over the National Register of Citizenship issue, the Congress on Saturday said it “supports the NRC process” as it flowed from the 1985 Assam accord signed by Rajiv Gandhi.

05 Aug 2018

Assam NRC: Congress to hold hand of affected people

Congress MP Sushmita Dev alleged that the move to exclude 40 lakh people from the NRC draft reflected a frenzy to identify foreigners in Assam while genuine citizens were being left out.

31 Jul 2018

Congress using GST, Demonetisation as weapons to win back urban voters

Within a year, the AIPC, headed by Shashi Tharoor, has grown into 50 chapters across the country with around 5,000 members.

29 Jul 2018

No-confidence motion: Unfulfilled promises more important than numbers, says Opposition

The no-trust motion, a first in 15 years, comes in the backdrop of unprecedented mud-slinging between the BJP and its political rivals over the past few months.

20 Jul 2018

Dangerous trend, says Professor Irfan Habib as BJP brands Congress pro-Muslim

"I am surprised as such a thing was neither said by any of the guests nor by Rahul Gandhi during the interaction," Prof Habib told TNIE.

14 Jul 2018

Rahul Gandhi meets Muslim intellectuals

Sources in the party said the outreach was organised at the behest of newly appointed minority department chairman Nadeem Javed and was attended by former union minister Salman Khurshid.

11 Jul 2018

MSP hike misleading, a ploy for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Congress

Congress communications chief Randeep Surjewala said the MSP hike was misleading as it was less than the promised input cost plus 50 percent by PM Modi in 2014.

04 Jul 2018

Congress to target Centre over black money, corruption issues in Parliament's monsoon session

The Congress stance came after a recent report said deposits of Indians in Swiss Banks grew by 50 percent last year.

29 Jun 2018

Congress slams Modi government for letting Nirav Modi escape

Questioning the timing of Nirav's travels, the Congress said all his dummy directors in the Gitanjali group travelled conveniently from Hong Kong to UK to seek political asylum.

15 Jun 2018

2019 polls: Congress to go with RJD in Bihar but wants better deal

"We need to negotiate from a position of strength and for that we need a strong organisation. That is the priority and we are working to achieve it," AICC in-charge of Bihar said.

05 Jun 2018

Bypoll results: Repeat jolts to BJP speeds up Opposition unity plan

Talks about Opposition unity ahead of the 2019 national polls got a leg up after the Congress and its allies scored over the BJP in the four Lok Sabha and 10 Assembly bypolls across the country.

01 Jun 2018

Unease in Congress over RSS invite to Pranab Mukherjee

While what Mukherjee does with the RSS invite remains to be seen, sources said the former president was a wily politician.

30 May 2018

Salman Khurshid's book slams Arvind Kejriwal for maligning Congress to gain power in 2013

Kejriwal became oracle who wielded a brush that relentlessly tarred many a reputation, says Khurshid in book on 2G spectrum scam.

29 May 2018