Uttarakhand minister Yashpal Arya, his MLA son join Congress

In a setback to the ruling BJP in Uttarakhand months ahead of the Assembly elections, state minister Yashpal Arya quit the party on Monday and rejoined the Congress. His MLA son Sanjeev Arya too joined the Congress. A six-time MLA and prominent Dalit leader, Yashpal Arya is the Transport Minister in the Pushkar Singh…

As Trinamool Preps Big Goa Plans, Talk Of Congress Veteran Joining

Kolkata:  Abhishek Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, has announced that the Trinamool Congress will be in Goa soon. The party’s Derek O’Brien is already there along with colleague Prasun Banerjee. This flurry of activity comes as the coastal state heads for Assembly…

Shashi Tharoor Accepts Congress Colleague’s Apology Over “Donkey” Remark

New Delhi:  After outrage by some Congress leaders over a media report quoting party’s Telangana unit chief Revanth Reddy making a derogatory reference to senior leader Shashi Tharoor, Mr Reddy withdrew the remarks on Thursday and regretted any hurt that may have been caused to the MP from Kerala. “I…

“Was Offered Money To Join BJP” In 2019: Karnataka MLA Who Left Congress

Belagavi (Karnataka):  BJP MLA Shrimant Balasaheb Patil on Sunday said he was offered money to leave Congress and join BJP before the toppling of the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka. Briefing media persons, Mr Patil said, “I have joined BJP without taking any offer of money. I was offered money to join…

‘Sack Them Or I Will’: A Congress Ultimatum To Navjot Sidhu On Advisers

New Delhi:  Navjot Sidhu should dismiss his advisers and if he fails to do so, the party will, senior Congress leader Harish Rawat told NDTV on Wednesday. The unambiguous message for the new Punjab Congress chief come after a fresh burst of rebellion against Chief Minister Amarinder Singh after he called out…

Capt Amarinder to remain Punjab CM, Sidhu to head state Congress as party ends stalemate

Putting an end to the ongoing crisis in Punjab Congress, the party seems to have reached a consensus between Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu. In the new formula, Capt Amarinder Singh will remain the chief minister while Sidhu will be appointed the president of Punjab Congress. Punjab Congress…

Piyush Goyal may be Leader of House in Rajya Sabha, Rahul Gandhi may lead Congress in LS

Two crucial posts in the two Houses of Parliament await announcement by BJP and Congress. Sources said BJP may name Piyush Goyal as the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha while Congress will hold a meeting in the next 48 hours to find a replacement for Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who leads the party in Lok Sabha. Top…

“End Vaccine Shortage”: Rahul Gandhi After PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat Address

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should end the “shortage” of COVID-19 vaccines, which should be available to every citizen, and not make excuses to distract from this important issue. He said this after the prime minister in his “Mann Ki Baat” monthly…

Rahul Gandhi Meets Punjab Leaders To End Congress State Unit Factionalism

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday continued his discussions with senior party members from Punjab on the festering issue of factionalism in the state unit and met ministers and MLAs throughout the day. The Punjab ministers who met the former Congress chief included Brahm Mohindra, Vijay Inder Singla, Sham Sunder…

Sidhu rejects Punjab Dy CM post, goes mute, Congress struggles to strike balance with Amarinder

Adding to the woes of Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu has now refused to work under Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh after being offered the deputy chief minister’s post. Sources have said that Sidhu is apprehensive about working with CM Amarinder Singh. He is believed to have told the three-member…