While speaking to ANI in the national capital on February 09, the member of Congress Working Committee (CWC), Rajiv Shukla said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke very well about Ghulam Nabi Azad ji today in the Parliament. It was an emotional moment for everyone." "Deep Sidhu must have been arrested much earlier and he got arrested quite late," he added.
There will be an elected Congress president by June 2021, informed party's National General Secretary KC Venugopal on January 22 during a press conference in the national capital. "Congress Working Committee has decided that there will be an elected Congress president by June 2021," said Venugopal.
Congress has clarified that All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev has not resigned from the party. Speaking on the reports of her resignation, Congress leader and Member of Parliament, Pradyut Bordoloi said that Sushmita Dev is indispensable part of Congress and very much with us. "She is very much with us. She is a very indispensable part of Congress. She is respected leader of our party," said Congress Member of Parliament Bordoloi.
Congress Leader KC Venugopal assured that the party is totally prepared for the upcoming assembly elections. "Congress is totally prepared for elections. We will appeal to the people for change, for good governance. Alliance for Assam has been finalised. In Kerala and West Bengal, the alliance is almost finalized. In Tamil Nadu, talks are underway on alliance," he said.
Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi arrived at Kollam's Thangassery beach to interact with fishermen. Congress leaders KC Venugopal, Ramesh Chennithala and Mullappally Ramachandran accompanied him.
Congress general secretary and Member of Parliament KC Venugopal on February 06 slammed the government for withdrawing water and electricity connections from the farmer protests' sites. "Farmers are on streets for 71 days, they are struggling. On one hand, government is ready for talks, while on other hand, they are withdrawing water connection, electricity connection. They are harassing farmers, how can a democratic government act like this?" questioned Venugopal.
Ahead of assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, political parties have been actively campaigning in the state. Taking a jibe at Sonia Gandhi and MK Stalin, Home Minister Amit Shah during his rally in Villipuram said that Sonia Gandhi is worried to make Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister while MK Stalin is worried to make Udhayanidhi the Chief Minister. "On one side, there's AIADMK and NDA thinking about welfare of the poor while DMK and Congress on the other end are corrupt and follow politics of divide and rule," Amit Shah added.
A group of leaders who had earlier written to Indian National Congress chief Sonia Gandhi seeking reform in the party, held an event in Jammu on February 27. The programme was held in honour of Ghulam Nabi Azad, who recently retired from Rajya Sabha. He even received a tearful farewell from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The group of leaders - known as G23, an allusion to their number - called for making Congress strong again. Watch the full video for more.
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Speaking on International Women's Day, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla praised women reporters and said they not only work on journalistic aspects but also on humanitarian strand to bring out the truth. "It's a field where women reporters face lot of issues; they have to go to remote areas for reporting. But they've compassion in their nature. When they see any injustice or pain of people, they work on humanitarian aspects besides journalistic aspect and bring out truth," said Lok Sabha Speaker.