How Mamata Banerjee’s Bid To Upstage Congress And Grab Leadership Role Has Vitiated Opposition Attempt To Forge Consensus Over Presidential Candidate

Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee has thrown a spanner in the Congress-led effort to evolve an Opposition consensus on a Presidential candidate and has vitiated the whole exercise by launching a parallel move. Banerjee wrote to 22 Opposition leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and chief ministers of eight non-BJP ruled states, inviting them to a meeting … Read more

Haven’t met Rahul Gandhi in 4 years, party leadership is not as accessible as it should be: Prithviraj Chavan

Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, a member of a group of dissidents at the party, said he had not been able to meet senior leader Rahul Gandhi in the last four years. There was no `chintan ‘or introspection at the recent Congress conclave in Udaipur, he told the Times of India … Read more

Congress to decide leadership issues in Rajasthan after June 10 RS polls

The Congress will take a final call on leadership issues in Rajasthan, where tussle between Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot continues, after June 10 Rajya Sabha polls in order to avoid the Punjab-like situation to hit the party. Sources said there will be a major overhaul in the state organization and the government, and party … Read more

Column | Ambika Soni’s prominence grows as churn in Congress leadership looms | National Scrutiny

Congress leaders expect a churn in the party leadership when the Udaipur resolutions on preference to youth, and five-year tenure for party posts, are enforced. However, the Gandhi family members get an exemption from the “one family, one post” which says a second member of a family must have worked at the party for at … Read more

State of economy cause of ‘extreme concern’: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader Chidambaram said a slower rate of growth has been the “hallmark” of the present government in the last eight years and the post-pandemic recovery has been “indifferent and halting” Senior Congress leader Chidambaram said a slower rate of growth has been the “hallmark” of the present government in the last eight years … Read more

State of the economy cause of ‘extreme concern’, says P Chidambaram

Asserting that the state of the economy is a cause of “extreme concern”, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said taking into account global and domestic developments, it may be necessary to contemplate a reset of economic policies. Addressing a press conference, Chidambaram said a slower rate of growth has been the “hallmark” of … Read more

hooda: Congress has capability, leadership to reform from within: Bhupinder Hooda | India News

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday asserted that the party has the capacity and leadership to reform itself from within, remarks that come days after the breakdown of talks between the party and poll strategist Prashant Kishor who had proposed large-scale overhaul of the organization. In an interview with PTI ahead … Read more