The SC ordered to set free all six convicts facing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The order included the release of Nalini, PR Ravichandran, Robert Pias, Suthendraraja, Jaykumar and Sriharan. Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the decision of the SC is "totally unacceptable and completely erroneous".
Voting began on Monday in the Congress presidential polls as senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor face off for the post of AICC chief. This is the sixth time in its nearly 137-year-old history that an electoral contest would decide who would take up the mantle of the party's president. Over 9,000 Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates form the electoral college to pick the party chief in a secret ballot..
Senior Congress leader #GhulamNabiAzad on Friday resigned from all party positions, including its primary membership, delivering another blow to the embattled party that has seen a series of high-profile exits, including that of Kapil Sibal and Ashwani Kumar, in the recent past, Azad wrote a five-page no holds barred letter to #Congress president Sonia Gandhi detailing his grievances.
Several Congress MPs, including #RahulGandhi and Shashi Tharoor, were detained by police during a protest against the central government on price rises and unemployment. Wearing black clothes, Congress MPs staged a protest in the Parliament House complex on August 5th as they marched towards the Rashtrapati Bhawan as part of their nationwide stir. They were, however, stopped by the Delhi Police and were not allowed to proceed toward the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Police in West Bengal's Howrah district on July 31 seized "a huge amount of cash" from a car in which three Congress MLAs from Jharkhand were travelling, leading to allegations of political "horse-trading". The three MLAs have been detained for questioning about the source of the money. Meanwhile, the party has suspended all three MLAs. Acting on a tip-off, police on July 30 had intercepted an SUV in which Congress MLAs Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap, and Naman Bixal Kongari were travelling on National Highway-16 at Ranihati in Howrah and allegedly found a huge amount of cash in the vehicle.
The BJP on July 28 accused the Congress of "demeaning" President Droupadi Murmu and demanded an apology after its leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called her "rashtrapatni". Chowdhury, however, claimed it was a mistake and he did not call Droupadi Murmu ‘rashtrapatni’ deliberately. The issue was raised inside Parliament as women MPs, including Nirmala Sitharaman, protested against Adhir Chowdhury.
Atleast 40 people have died after consuming spurious liquor in Gujarat's Botad district, while over 50 people are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Bhavnagar, Botad and Ahmedabad. The hooch tragedy broke out on the morning of July 25 after people living in Rojid and surrounding villages fell ill and rushed to the government hospitals seeking remedy. According to police, forensic analysis has established that the victims consumed methyl alcohol.
West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an alleged teacher recruitment scam. The arrest comes hours after ₹ 20 crore was recovered from a close aide of the minister. Chatterjee was the education minister when the scam took place. The ED has also conducted raids on Minister of State for Education Paresh Adhikary and MLA Manik Bhattacharya in connection with the alleged scam.
In view of the Bharatbandh call by some organisations as a protest against the Agnipath scheme, security has been beefed up in several states. Tight security forces are deployed in Bihar, Vijayawada, West Bengal's Howrah and Punjab to tackle any crisis that may arise. Parts of Delhi witnessed traffic jams as several roads were blocked ahead of the Congress' protest against the Agnipath and ongoing Rahul Gandhi's ED grilling.
#SiddharthVerma, a Civil Servant with the IRTS Association and a scholar in public policy at #Cambridge, accosted #RahulGandhi over his constant refrain that India is not a nation but a union of states during Rahul's interaction with Cambridge students in University of Cambridge.
The IT cell of the ruling Bhartiya Janta party seems to be on a continuous political chase of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi these days. Close on the heels of the making a video clip of Rahul Gandhi seen in a musical wedding party in Nepal, BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya made another video clip of #RahulGandhi in which he is heard asking from Telengana party leaders "kya exact bolna hai"(what exact is to be spoken) before a public rally on Friday.
On March 10, 2022, Aam Aadmi Party registered a landslide win in Punjab's Assembly elections with 92 of 117 seats, defeating oppositional heavyweights. In the Bhadaur seat Labh Singh Ugoke of AAP defeated former CM Charanjit Singh Channi of Congress by a margin of 37,558 votes. But who is Labh Singh Ugoke?
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP of meting out "step-motherly" treatment to Raebareli and urged people to vote for her party candidates in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. Gandhi also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, accusing them of mismanagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
#PMModi on February 7 accused the opposition Congress of trying to sow seeds of separatism in India by trying to instigate people of Tamil Nadu and other states, and by propounding a misleading notion that India was not one nation but merely a union of states.
Congress leader #RahulGandhi on September 1st slammed the government over the rising price of domestic cooking gas, diesel and petrol, and alleged that an amount of Rs 23 lakh crore has been earned by increasing prices of these commodities in the last seven years.
Youth Congress activists staged a protest march towards the Kochi #NIA office where minister #KT Jaleel is being interrogated. #KeralaGoldSmugglingCase Police arrested Youth Congress activists who staged a protest
Banerjee said it was important for India to announce a large enough stimulus package to deal with the crisis on the lines of what the US, Japan and Europe are doing.