Presidential Polls

Cong asks office-bearers not to back prez hopefuls

The party issued a set of guidelines for the election in which it said that those who wish to support any candidate will have to first resign from their organisational post.

published on : 4th October 2022

Kharge for debate on jobs, inflation; wants team work 

I am contesting the election in response to the wishes of a very large number of our colleagues from different states who belong to different age groups.

published on : 4th October 2022

Congress presidential poll: Tharoor says he doesn’t carry any baggage in party

I’m aware that I’m seen as the underdog. As the expression goes, the underdog fights with all the more spirit.

published on : 4th October 2022

KPCC president K Sudhakaran endorses Kharge's candidature

Sudhakaran said that Kharge's experience at the organizational level and popularity will strengthen the party. 

published on : 3rd October 2022

Open to public debate between Cong prez poll candidates, will evoke people's interest in party: Tharoor 

Kharge and Tharoor were left in the fray in the Congress presidential poll after former Jharkhand minister K N Tripathi's nomination was rejected on Saturday.

published on : 2nd October 2022

Kharge resigns as Leader of Opposition in RS; Digvijaya, Chidambaram in race to replace him 

Kharge's resignation, which the 80-year-old leader sent to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, is in line with the party's declared 'One person, One post' principle.

published on : 1st October 2022

Kharge, Tharoor, Tripathi file nominations for Congress Presidential poll

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who was seen as a contender for the top post, on Friday announced that he will not contest the party president's election.

published on : 30th September 2022

Mallikarjun Kharge to file nomination for Congress chief post today

According to the sources, Manish Tewari, a face of the G-23 group of leaders is also mulling over filing the nomination for the top post.

published on : 30th September 2022

Digvijaya Singh says he will file nomination for Congress president poll; collects papers

Asked if he was acting at the behest of the party leadership, he said, "I am responsible for myself." Wait till the date of withdrawal, Singh told reporters when asked if he will remain in the fray.

published on : 29th September 2022

Digvijaya Singh to file nomination for post of Congress president

The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister may file the nomination by September 30.

published on : 28th September 2022

Rajasthan CM Gehlot to visit Delhi, meet Congress high command

Gehlot's visit comes a day after Congress issued show-cause notices to three of his loyalists for their "grave indiscipline".

published on : 28th September 2022

Congress leadership adopts carrot and stick policy after Gehlot's anti-Pilot revolt

Action is also likely against party’s chief whip in the state Mahesh Joshi who reportedly did not make an effort to bring the MLAs together to meet the two central leaders.

published on : 28th September 2022

You will see the support I enjoy when I submit my nomination paper, says Shashi Tharoor

"I will be in the fray if I get support from party workers from the majority of the states. So many people from different parts of the country have requested me to be in the fray," Tharoor said.

published on : 26th September 2022

Cong to issue notification for party prez polls Thursday; contest likely after 2 decades

The election, if there is more than one candidate, will take place on October 17, while counting of votes, if necessary, and the counting of votes and the declaration of results would be on October 19

published on : 21st September 2022

Margaret Alva vs Jagdeep Dhankhar: Around 93 per cent of MPs vote in vice presidential poll; over 50 MPs skip

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in a wheelchair and needed support to stand up and cast his vote. CPM MP John Brittas was among those who helped the veteran leader.

published on : 6th August 2022

21 gun salute, Santali saree for swearing-in: Droupadi Murmu to take oath as President on Monday

The ceremony will be held at the central hall of Parliament at 10.15 AM on Monday where Chief Justice of India N V Ramana will administer the oath of the office of the President to her.

published on : 24th July 2022

Opposition unity in tatters as over 120 MLAs, 17 MPs cross-vote for Murmu

MLAs in significant numbers from Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, among others, cast their ballots for Murmu.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Presidential polls: Odisha Congress MLA issued show cause notice for defying party decision

Moquim had voted for President elect Droupadi Murmu in the Presidential election on Monday defying a direction from the party to support the united Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha.

published on : 22nd July 2022

‘Sir, I swam without fear,’ President-elect Murmu had once told her teacher

The tribal lands of Odisha, which had been waiting with bated breath for the declaration of her elevation to the topmost post of the country, dived headlong into celebrations.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Odisha's Mayurbhanj district erupts in joy as President-elect Droupadi Murmu scripts history

Thousands of people including tribals from various communities gathered in front of Murmu's residence at Mahuldiha in Rairangpur town to celebrate her victory.

published on : 22nd July 2022
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