Congress set to call meet of senior leaders to discuss party revamp
Saturday, 2 January 2021 () Congress is set to call a meeting of senior leaders to discuss organisational overhaul and to follow up on the discussion held earlier in December. It is learnt that K C Venugopal and Ambika Soni, both members of the committee to advise the Congress chief, have met Ghulam Nabi Azad on a couple of occasions to discuss finer points. The next gathering, which is still to be scheduled, will be a "follow up".
Congress leader Rashid Alvi backed Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav after the latter announced he will not get vaccinated against COVID-19 for now as the 'BJP government cannot be trusted.' "Centre wants to politically kill every opposition leaders and if someone (Yadav) has fear that the...
"Why would we merge with Congress party, they are too small in West Bengal," said Vice-President of West Bengal All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Saugata Roy on January 19. "Adhir Ranjan's party is too small in West Bengal. They won only 2 seats here in Lok Sabha elections, why would we merge with them? They (Congress) should fight BJP on their own. There is no question of joining hands with Congress. TMC can fight BJP alone," said Roy.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed Congress over its booklet over farm laws 'kheti ka khoon teen kale kanoon' released by party leader Rahul Gandhi. He asked Congress is talking about 'kheti ka khoon' but what about bloodbath during the partition? "3,000 Sikhs were burnt alive in Delhi in 1984. Was it not bloodshed?...Lakhs of farmers died by suicide during Congress rule, was there no blood in their bodies?," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi releases a booklet over the three farm laws of central government at the party headquarters in Delhi
Congress has hit back at the BJP for mocking Rahul Gandhi’s foreign visit as the party celebrated its 136th foundation day. Congress leader KC Venugopal said that the BJP leaves no opportunity to target Rahul Gandhi. ‘Rahul Gandhi has gone to see his grandmother. Is it wrong? Everybody has the right to undertake personal visits,’ KC Venugopal said. He further added that Rahul Gandhi is not the party president still he has participated in all events that the party requested him to. ‘BJP is indulging in low-level politics. They are targeting Rahul Gandhi because they want to target only one leader,’ Venugopal added. BJP had mocked the former Congress president’s foreign visit a day ahead of the party’s 136th foundation day event. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Speaking to ANI in the national capital on December 28, General Secretary of Congress KC Venugopal said, "Rahul Gandhi has gone to see his grandmother. Is it wrong? Everybody has the right to undertake personal visits. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is indulging in low-level politics. "They are targeting Rahul Gandhi because they want to target only one leader," he added.
Congress General Secretary AK Antony hoisted the tricolour at the party headquarters on the occasion of 135th foundation day celebrations on December 28. He was accompanied by Ghulam Nabi Azad, KC Venugopal. Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi, Rajeev Shukla, Mallikarjun Kharge marked their presence and also sang 'Jhanda Uncha Rahe Hamara'. Congress was founded by a British, Allan Octavian Hume on December 28, 1885.
In India, there is no democracy, it's in imagination not in reality, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on December 24 after Delhi Police took party leaders into custody during their march to Rashtrapati Bhavan over farmers' agitation. He said, "There is no democracy in India. It can be in your imagination, but not in reality." Congress leaders Rahul, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury visited Rashtrapati Bhavan and submitted a memorandum, containing two crore signatures, to President Kovind, and sought his intervention.
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury visited Rashtrapati Bhavan and met President Ram Nath Kovind on December 24 over farmers' agitation. After meeting, Rahul said, "I told the President that these farm laws are anti-farmer. The country has seen that farmers have stood up against these laws." "I want to tell the PM that these farmers are not going to go back home until these farm laws are repealed. Govt should convene a joint session of Parliament and take back these laws. Opposition parties stand with farmers and labourers," he added.
The Congress proposed that the TMC should merge with it instead to put up a united fight against the BJP. The BJP, which has emerged as a potent force in the state, said the TMC's suggestion amounted..
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Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale slammed Congress over raising questions on COVID-19 vaccination. He said that leaders of Congress party who think that vaccine will..