Congress kicks off nation-wide campaign against farm bills, says govt misleading people

NEW DELHI: Congress on Thursday kicked off its nation-wide campaign against the farm bills passed by Parliament earlier this week and referred to them as “anti-farmer, unconstitutional and in violation of the federal structure”. Even as state units and the Indian Youth Congress kicked off street protests against the bills, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi alleged…

Congress drops Ghulam Nabi Azad as general secretary; forms 6-member panel to assist Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday announced another set of changes in the organisation, dropping Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge as general secretaries while promoting spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala. Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has also constituted a 6-member special committee to assist her in organizational and operational matters. The members of this special…

Congress’ Adhir Chowdhury stands up for ‘Bengalee Brahmin lady’ Rhea Chakraborty

KOLKATA: Hours after assuming charge as Bengal Pradesh Congress president, Adhir Chowdhury on Thursday strummed the chords of Bengali ‘asmita’, describing Rhea Chakraborty as a “Bengalee Brahmin lady” against BJP’s bid to turn departed star Sushant Singh Rajput into a “Bihari actor”. Chowdhury, the first Bengali politician to have flagged the issue days after social…

G-23 letter-writers, Congress leadership to meet on Tuesday

NEW DELHI: The Congress leadership, including leading members of the G-23 “letter writers”, will meet on Tuesday to discuss parliamentary strategy, the session being important because it will be the first time that the two groups will come together since the stormy CWC meeting over the dissenters seeking organisational overhaul. Sources said Congress chief Sonia…

Congress will continue to sit in opposition for next 50 years if elections not held in party: Ghulam Nabi Azad

NEW DELHI: Asserting that an appointed Congress president may not have even one per cent support in the party, senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, one of the signatories to the “dissident” letter, on Thursday pitched for elections to the Congress Working Committee and key organisational posts of state chiefs, district presidents, and block presidents, and…

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