Modi government for the rich; budget should focus on reducing widening income gap: Congress

Citing a report that stated the incomes of the rich increased and that of the poor declined during the pandemic, the Congress on Monday charged the Modi government is for the rich and said the union budget should focus on bridging the widening income divide. Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi alleged that while the entire … Read more

UP elections: BJP leaders continue violating poll code, alleges Congress

The Congress on Monday accused ruling BJP leaders of violating the poll code ahead of the UP Assembly elections and asked if the Election Commission is under pressure. Naseemuddin Siddiqui, chief of the UP Congress media cell, claimed while his party’s event in Bahraich was not allowed allegedly due to poll code violation, Union Home … Read more

Four crore people pushed into poverty in country: Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that over four crore people have been pushed into poverty in the country and that there has been development of only “Hamare Do”. “‘Vikas overflow’ only for ‘Humare Do’! While our 4,00,00,000 brothers and sisters are pushed into poverty,” he said on Twitter. “Each of these 4,00,00,000 … Read more

Uttarakhand assembly polls: Congress releases first list of 53 candidates

The Congress on Saturday released its first list of 53 candidates for the Uttarakhand assembly elections. Uttarakhand Congress president Ganesh Godiyal will contest from the Srinagar seat and Leader of Opposition in the outgoing assembly Pritam Singh from the Chakrata (ST) constituency. The names of former chief minister Harish Rawat and Harak Singh Rawat, who … Read more

Atmosphere of violence, hatred targeting one group being fostered in country: Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said an atmosphere of violence and hatred was being fostered in the country to target a section of society. The Rajya Sabha MP, while speaking at a discussion on ‘Journalism and Burning Issue’ organised by Central India Press Club, also claimed politicians should have tolerance and thick skins … Read more

60 pc MLAs in Goa switched parties in last five years, a ‘record’ in India: ADR report

Panaji, As many as 24 legislators in Goa, which is 60 per cent of the total strength of the 40-member state Assembly, have switched parties in the last five years, a report by an organisation has said. The Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in its report that with this, Goa has set a unique … Read more

Raid nothing but a political vendetta against me: Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi has dubbed as “political vendetta” the Enforcement Directorate’s raid on his relative’s premises over the alleged sand mining scam, even as the Congress leadership accused Prime Minister Modi of targeting the country’s “only Dalit CM”. Punjab Congress Committee chief Navjyot Singh Sidhu maintained that the raid per se didn’t … Read more

Harish Rawat is my elder brother, ready to apologise a hundred times: Harak Singh Rawat

Keen to rejoin the Congress after being expelled from the BJP, Harak Singh Rawat on Tuesday said he is ready to apologise to former chief minister Harish Rawat any number of times for the sake of Uttarakhand’s interests. Referring to the rebellion against his government in 2016 which led to the imposition of the President’s … Read more

Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole slams BJP over ‘beat up, badmouth Modi’ video protests

Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Tuesday said the BJP was protesting over his video with the “Modi” reference to divert attention from real issues the people were facing. The video was widely circulated on Monday after a television channel aired it and Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis tweeted about it, though Patole had clarified … Read more

Senior Bihar Congress leader Vijay Shankar Mishra dead

Senior Bihar Congress leader Vijay Shankar Mishra, a two-term former MLC, died here on Saturday after prolonged illness. Mishra, 76, is survived by a daughter and a son. Mishra, who was BPCC vice president in the 1980s, when the Congress ruled Bihar, breathed his last at his residence in Nurpur locality. In his condolence message, … Read more