EDITORIAL

February, 2017

Editorial


The manner in which the government was showing an anxiety to present the fourth budget of the NDA in such an hurry that they gave up on a practice of adjournment of parliament on the demise of a sitting member gave an impression that there would be something in the budget which would make it immensely popular in the midst of the assembly elections.

CONGRESS SANDESH

February, 2017

Editor


The Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi is so out of touch about speaking in the parliament that even his speech in the parliament was full of clichés and election rhetoric. The Prime Minister in his election mode did not forget to address the members as ‘Bhaino aur Bhaiyo’ unlike the manner in which members are addressed in a session of parliament.

Fighting Against Ideology That Killed Gandhiji: Rahul

February, 2017


Thane (Maharashtra): Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi on 30th January, 2017 said that he was fighting against an ideology that killed Mahatma Gandhi.

Amarinder Singh Will Be Next Chief Minister, Says Rahul Gandhi

February, 2017


MAJITHA (PUNJAB): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed a public gathering in Punjab ahead of the February 4 assembly elections. He started his  three-day visit  of the state from Amritsar’s Majitha where he attacked the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance.

Rahul Gandhi Attacks PM Modi on Manmohan Singh Remark

February, 2017


Udham Singh Nagar (Uttarakhand): Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi began his Uttarakhand campaign on 9th February, 2017 with a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks against the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Those Involved in Scams, see it Everywhere, Says Rahul Gandhi

February, 2017


KANPUR: Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his ‘SCAM’ jibe, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on 5th February, 2016 alleged that one who was in the wrong saw a scam in everything, while SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said the acronym stood for “Save Country from Amit Shah and Modi.”

This government has proved failure on every front. instead of moving on the path of progress, our country is regressing

February, 2017

Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad


THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION (SHRI GHUlAM NABI AZAD): Concerns have been expressed on Kashmir issue in the Presidential Address. It is a matter of great concern that many security forces have lost their lives and hundreds got injured in the terrorist attacks. This Government has proved a failure in checking incidents of infiltration.

The Government had three stated objectives for demonetization i.e. to curb the black money, to check fake currency, stop funding for terrorism and also to eradicate corruption, but all these objectives miserably failed

February, 2017

Shri Mallikarjun Kharge


SHRI MAllIKARJUN KHARGE: It stands to be my duty to make the common people aware of the shortcomings inherent in this Address and the veracity of the facts enumerated therein. Most of the people failed to understand the reasons for the merger of Rail Budget with the General Budget.

EDITORIAL

January, 2017

Editorial


After the trauma suffered by the nation due to demonetization the Congress party called a national Sammelan ‘Jan Vedana’ under the leadership of Congress Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi to expose the communal and divisive agenda of BJP-RSS and reactionary policies of Modi Government.

Congress Sandesh

January, 2017


The age-old picture of Bapu sitting with his charkha is a memory which springs with it an emotion because it brings back the memory of the struggle for independence by peaceful means unparalleled before in history and for which Mahatma Gandhi enjoys universal respect across the world.

People In This Country Understand The Blood And The Tears That Our Leaders And Workers Have Given To This Country: Rahul Gandhi

January, 2017

Shri Rahul Gandhi


The BJP and our Prime Minister are in the habit of saying or asking what the Congress party did over the last 70 years. People of this country understand very well, what the Congress party did and didn’t do over the last 70 years. People in this country understand the blood and the tears that our leaders and workers have given to this country.

Modi Spreading Fear To Rule India: Rahul Gandhi

January, 2017


I would like to begin by giving you a message from Congress President. She sent good wishes, New Year wishes and says, thank you for all your efforts with regards for bringing the demonetization issue to the people. I’ll speak to Azad as has been requested by my friend from Uttar Pradesh. I will speak little bit of English, little bit of Hindi.

Greetings on ‘Prakash Utsav’

January, 2017


New Delhi: ‘Prakash Parv’ or ‘Prakash Utsav’ is one of the most widely celebrated occasions of the Sikh community. It is calculated according to the Nanakshahi Sikhism calendar and is variably celebrated every year. The year 2017 commemorates the 350th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the creator of the gracious “

We Protected Our Economy And Continue To Build It Brick By Brick Over The Last 30 Years

January, 2017

Shri P Chidambaram


There is a statement in both English and Hindi which captures what has happened over the last two and a half years, particularly what has happened over the last 17 days. I don’t intend to read these statements. Nor, will I explain the contents in great length.

Beginning of the End of Modi has Come: Dr. ManMohan Singh

January, 2017


I stand here to endorse what Shri Rahul Gandhi and Shri P. Chidambaram have said in their statements. Whatever I had to say, I have already said this in Parliament and I want to say a few words, Modiji keeps on saying that he is out to transform the country’s economy.

Resolution on Smt. Indira Gandhi’s Birth Centenary

January, 2017


This year is being celebrated as the Birth Centenary Year of Smt. Indira Gandhi. This meeting recalls Indiraji’s notable contributions to Nation-building, her vision and her sacrifice for the cause of India’s unity and integrity.

Expose The Communal And Divisive Agenda of BJP-RSS and Reactionary Policies of the Modi Government

January, 2017


The BJP led NDA government has been in office for over 31 months. Upon the completion of its half term, the government has no significant achievements to its credit despite exaggerated claims of the Prime Minister.

Congressmen who have fought for the ideology of the congress Party, lived for the idea of the congress Party and sacrificed their lives for the ideology of the congress Party: Rahul Gandhi

January, 2017


Dr. Manmohan Singh ji, Shri Motilal Vora ji, Shri Janaradan Dwivedi ji, CWC Members, AICC Office Bearers, Party Workers and Friends from the Media. I would like to welcome everybody present here. I like to wish everybody a happy Congress Foundation Day and I would like to remember all the Congressmen who have fought for the ideology of the Congress

Congress Prospects in Punjab Assembly Elections 2017

January, 2017

Dr Prem Chand


The 2017 assembly elections in Punjab will be a real test of mainstream political parties. In the midst of its most crucial electoral battle, a fight that would determine whether the state would embark on a long haul for returning to the path of holistic governance or descend into further chaos.

Uttarakhand: A Model Hill State

January, 2017


How the story of an engrossing development is scripted by the government under Congress is exemplified by the all round development by the Uttarakhand government under Harish Rawat’s leadership. Today, Uttarakhand state is established as the ‘model state’ among the hilly states alongwith being the state with fast-growing economy, which is borne out

EDITORIAL

December, 2016

Editorial


The Congress Sandesh joins all Congress Workers and well wishers in wishing Congress President a Very Happy 70th Birthday which was on 9th December. Smt. Sonia Gandhi has been an epitome of sacrifices and service while she has served as the longest serving President of this grand old party, the Congress.

Modi Government is totally confused about which direction it wants to take its foreign policy especially towards our neighbors.

December, 2016


We have written in these columns that the Modi Government is totally confused about which direction it wants to take its foreign policy especially towards our neighbors. Our relationship with our neighbor Pakistan has hit the nadir and the government besides its periodic chest thumping has no clue how to solve this.

It is clear that our GDP growth will be devastated. India’s poor have been landed a body blow. Millions of migrant laborers and farmers have been crushed: Rahul Gandhi

December, 2016


I would like to honour the soldiers, officers and civilians who have lost their lives to terrorists over this year. The Congress party stands with their families. We are grateful for the tremendous sacrifice they have made to safeguard our nation.

RAHUl GANDHI LEADS THE OPPOSITION PARTIES MARCH TO MEET PRESIDENT OVER I-T ACT AMENDMENTS

December, 2016


New Delhi: Stepping up its attack on the government over the Income Tax Amendment Bill, a united opposition on 1st December, 2016 petitioned President Shri Pranab Mukherjee against it, alleging that the legislation was hurriedly passed in Lok Sabha, bypassing parliamentary rules and procedures.

DEMONETISATION IS A WAR AGAINST THE POOR: RAHUL GANDHI

December, 2016


Dadri (UP): Taking his battle against the decision on demonetisation, Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi visited Dadri Mandi on 13th December, 2016 and slammed the Prime Minister Modi for “waging a war” against poor people.

ACROSS THE AISLE: MONUMENTAL MISMANAGEMENT

December, 2016

Shri P Chidambaram


Dr Manmohan Singh is a man of few words. He speaks softly and is careful not to offend anyone. These, in my view, are excellent attributes of a leader but, in a loud and raucous democracy, they are regarded as failings. Our democracy is poorer for encouraging lung power. Our debates are poorer because fact and logic are overwhelmed by falsehood and

Opposition Parties Meet President Pranab Mukherjee over the deadlock in the winter session

December, 2016


New Delhi : A delegation of Opposition leaders met President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan and submitted a memorandum to the President over the deadlock in the winter session in the Parliament.

NOTE BAN:LEGALITY IS QUESTIONABLE

December, 2016

Shri Manish Tewari


The law permitted withdrawal of a series of banknotes and not the scrapping of an entire denomination.

CONGRESS DElEGATION MEET WITH PRIME MINISTER ON FARMER’S ISSUE

December, 2016


New Delhi:The Congress party delegation met Prime Minister Modi on the last day of the session to hand over a list of demands Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi had collected from the farmers.

FARMERS ARE DYING AND PM SEEMS TO BE HAVING FUN’: RAHUl GANDHI ON NOTES BAN

December, 2016


New Delhi:Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi on 8th December, 2016 lashed out at Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi over the scrapping of Rs. 500 and 1,000 notes, accusing him of not caring about the large-scale problems triggered by the abrupt move to curb black money and corruption.

A PICTURE OF COURAGE AND DIGNITY

December, 2016


I recall the day Sonia was married to Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv was then a pilot in the Indian Airlines which was under my ministry. He was an excellent pilot and his behavior was always exemplary.

BEACON LIGHT OF SECULAR & SOCIAl JUSTICE SONIA GANDHI

December, 2016

M Veerappa Moily


After the brutal assassination of her husband, the former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi, in 1991, Sonia Gandhi was invited to join the party and take up the post of Prime Minister, which she refused. After her disinclination, the party chose P. V. Narasimha Rao as their leader and as the Prime Minister of India.

TAMIL NADU CHIEF MINISTER Ms. JAYALALITHAA PASSES AWAY

December, 2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi expressed shock over the death of a Tamilnadu Chief Minister Ms. J. Jayalalitha and said “I am deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of Selvi J. Jayalalithaa.

CUBAN REVOlUTIONARY FIDEL CASTRO PASSES AWAY

December, 2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi : In a message Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi has condoled the passing away of Mr. Fidel Castro. Describing his death as a loss not limited to Cuba or a particular ideology, Smt. Gandhi said that Mr. Castro led the oppressed and the striving from the front and stood up to every attempt at stifling the voice of freedom.

THE-GlORIOUS-TRADITIONS-OF-INDIAN-NATIONAl-CONGRESS

December, 2016

Dr Shashi Kumar Singh


As the people of this country are being harassed today by making them stand in long queues to withdraw their own money, we’re living in the times of confusion crisis. This crisis was engineered by the present government with an announcement by Prime Minister himself.

EDITORIAL

November, 2016


19th November 2016 the birth centenary of our great leader Smt. Indira Gandhi marks the beginning of the centenary celebrations, which will culminate in 2017. A function was held at Vigyan Bhavan where President Pranab Mukherjee delivered the keynote address.

The Prime Minister who is known for his Jumlas, this time really exploded

November, 2016


The Prime Minister who is known for his Jumlas, this time really exploded a bombshell by demonetization of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes which affected the entire nation. In the garb of fighting black money, terrorism and counterfeit currency he turned the entire populace of the country in to paupers without resources

We remember Indiraji’s life as one of leadership,courage and sacrifice: Sonia Gandhi

November, 2016


It is a privilege for me to welcome President Pranab Mukherjee, on this very important occasion, a day that marks the beginning of the Indira Gandhi Birth Centenary Year. Few Indian statesmen now alive could claim to have worked as closely with Indiraji, or for as long, as our distinguished Rashtrapatiji. It is most gracious of you

Indira Gandhi played a major role in shaping our country’s destiny during a critical period in history

November, 2016


I am extremely happy and honoured to be invited to deliver the ‘Indira Gandhi Centennial Lecture’. Indiraji was a remarkable personality of the 20th century. Serving as Prime Minister for around 16 years, Indiraji was a key architect of modern India.

Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi Salutes Indira's Courage

November, 2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi was joined by her son Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka on 21st November, 2016 for the inauguration of a first of its kind photo exhibition of Indira Gandhi to kickstart year-long centenary celebrations of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Untold history of Humanity Reflection on the life of Indira Gandhi

November, 2016

M Veerappa Moily


Indira Gandhi was elected president of the Indian National Congress in 1959. After her father’s death, Indiraji was first appointed minister of information and broadcasting. Her coming to politics was not dynastic, though it came misleadingly to appear so.

A Life of Struggle and Success

November, 2016


Shrimati Indira Gandhi was a great Prime Minister who led the country from 1966- 77 and again from 1980 till her tragic assassination on 31 October 1984.

I welcome you to this meeting of the Congress Working Committee.

November, 2016


We are gathered to take stock of the political and economic situation in the country. The Modi government is obsessed with power, it seeks to silence all those who disagree. Hiding behind the cloak of national security, civil society is being intimidated for asking questions. Television channels are being punished and asked to shut down.

CWC Resolution on Uri Terrorist Attack

November, 2016


Congress Working Committee expressed shock and deep distress over the martyrdom of 19 Indian soldiers in the dastardly terrorist attack in Uri, J&K on 18th September 2016. Such cowardly acts are still continuing along the borders and being combated by our soldiers bravely.CWC observed a two minutes silence

Resolution for CWC Meeting on 7th November, 2016 (on Indira ji)

November, 2016

Editorial


Resolution for CWC Meeting on 7th November, 2016 (on Indira ji) 19th November 2016 will mark the 100th Birth Anniversary of Shrimati Indira Gandhi. This meeting of the CWC recalls Indiraji’s notable contributions to Nation-building, her vision and her sacrifice for the cause of India’s unity and integrity.

Resolution on the prevailing political & economic situation in the country

November, 2016


The CWC, at its meeting held today the November 7, 2016 took note of the developments and the challenges that the people have faced and:- Unequivocally condemns the terrorist attack on the Brigade Headquarters in Uri that resulted in the death of 19 soldiers. India had spoken in one voice supporting the action of the Special Forces

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi detained twice

November, 2016


New Delhi: Suppression and cruel treatment by the Modi government of our brave soldiers and disregarding their demands has shocked the whole country. The Modi government should bow their head in shame. Subedar Ramkishan Grewal, who was of Bamla village in Bhiwani,

Senior Journalist, Shri Girish Nikam passed away

November, 2016


New Delhi: Senior Rajya Sabha TV journalist Shri Girish Nikam, 59, passed away on 7th November, 2016 in New Delhi. Girish complained of breathlessness immediately after recording The Big Picture, Rajya Sabha TV’s popular current affairs show. He was immediately rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, where he died of cardiac arrest.

Rahul Gandhi Calls Notes Ban ‘Biggest Impromptu Financial Experiment’

November, 2016

Shri Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi: Opposition parties on 23rd November, 2016 came together to protest against demonetization outside the Parliament, with Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi describing it as the world’s “biggest impromptu financial experiment” and said they are firm on their demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the “scam”.

It is a case of organized loot and legalized plunder of the common people: Dr Manmohan Singh

November, 2016

Dr Manmohan Singh


DR . MANMOHAN SINGH: Mr. Chairman, I rise to highlight some of the problems that have arisen after the decision to demonetise 500 rupee and 1,000 rupee currency notes. The Prime Minister has been arguing that this is the way to curb black money

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson and ex-NASA scientist, Kanubhai passed away

November, 2016


New Delhi: Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi has condoled the sad demise of Kanubhai Gandhi. Remembering him as the last few links to the historical Dandi March, Smt Gandhi said, Kanubhai as a little boy earned the distinction -as the stick bearer of the Mahatma during the Salt Satyagraha. On behalf of the million of congress workers,

Corner meetings

30/11/2016


Lucknow: The City Congress Scheduled Caste president Shri Mehandi Hassan organized the corner meetings to tell the people about the Congress policies and make people aware about the failures of the BJP government from 28th October, 2016. The meeting was presided over by Subodh Srivastav at the Chhote Sahib Alam Road.

EDITORIAL

18/10/2016


In the wake of continuing terrorist strikes in the recent times, namely, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Uri in J&K, the surgical strikes were conducted by the Indian army in POK region to flush out the terrorist infrastructure. These were used as launch pads by the various terrorist outfits for carrying out their terror activities in the Indian Territory.

Shri Rahul Gandhi’s 26-Day Uttar Pradesh Kisan Mahayatra (Deoria to Delhi)

20/10/2016

Smt Sonia Gandhi


Shri Rahul Gandhi’s 26-Day Uttar Pradesh Kisan Mahayatra (Deoria to Delhi) ended on 6th October, 2016 in Delhi, after covering almost 3500 km. In this historic yatra, Rahul Gandhi raised issues of farmers and poor rural masses. He listened to their problems and expressed his concern for agrarian communities. In this 26-day, Rahul Gandhi almost cove

Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi Hails surgical strike by Army

22/10/2016

Smt Sonia Gandhi


After the successful surgical strike by the Indian Army against terror bases across the Line of Control (LoC), Congress president Sonia Gandhi on 29th September, 2016 said that her party stands with the government in its actions to protect our country’s security and deal with the menace of terrorism from across the border. In a statement,

Our soldiers have shed their blood and sacrificed their lives in J&K. They have done surgical strikes for our country.: Rahul Gandhi

23/10/2016

Shri Rahul Gandhi


A journey of about 3500 KMs, 30 days and 600 to 700 meetings with farmers, youths and people of India. Generally, leaders think that they know very well about the path on which India should tread. An ordinary man running his village or an MLA or an MP may think that they know which kind of path India should adopt.

Congress is forced to struggle to get optimum price to farmers for their produce and to save their land: Rahul Gandhi

23/10/2016


Lucknow: After two-day of rest due to Bakra Id, the Kisan Yatra from Deoria to New Delhi continues by AICC Vice- President, Shri Rahul Gandhi. From 14th September to 23rd September on the 16th day, the yatra passed through Mirzapur, Tevan village of Kaushambi, Kamatanath Mandir of Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Urai, Kanpur rural, Ghatampur, Unnao, Bachrowa,

Rahul Gandhi Demands Modi Government to Come Up With ‘Kisan Budget

24/10/2016

Shri Rahul Gandhi


Kanpur: Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi demanded the Narendra Modi government to come up with a ‘Kisan Budget’ to ensure farmers get the right price for their produce duing Khaat Sabha on 21st September, 2016. Commenting on merger of Railway Budget in General Budget “I have heard the railway budget is being merged with the general budget.

Congress President shocked over Varanasi stampede

25/10/2016


New Delhi: 24 persons, 20 of them women, were killed and more than 50 injured in a stampede on an overcrowded bridge on the outskirts of Varanasi on 15 th October, 2016. The incident took place on the famous Rajghat bridge in Varanasi when a large number of followers of the Jai Gurudev cult, were on their way to a two-day camp at Domri village

BJP uses people’s fears, PM talks but he does not listen: Rahul Gandhi

24/10/2016


Q. What is the idea behind theDeoria-Delhi Kisan Yatra? A. The role of an opposition leader is to represent the voice of people. Farmers are in pain. Agriculture has suffered tremendously in the past two-and-a-half years. Cities are expanding, there is scarcity of water and other factors contribute as well. Some of these are structural problems

Motive behind Rahul Gandhi’s historical Kisan Mahayatra

26/10/2016

Dr. Ajoy Kumar


Rahul Gandhi’s historical Kisan Mahayatra passed through 55 Lok Sabha constituencies covering a distance of 3500 Kms. Lakhs of farmers and farm labourers joined the journey with Rahul Gandhi and other leaders. They expressed their hardships and plight. A very important slogan and a commitment of the party is – waive off farmer’s loan

Operation Ginger: Tit-for-tat across the Line of Control

28/10/2016


Over a few weeks in the summer of 2011, India and Pakistan staged two of the bloodiest crossborder surgical strikes in which at least 13 soldiers were killed, and six of them decapitated. Official documents, video and photographic evidence accessed by the The Hindu, chillingly capture the two cross-border raids and the brutality

Rahul Gandhi Visits Chennai Hospital to meet Jayalalithaa

29/10/2016


CHENNAI: Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi visited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Chennai's Apollo Hospital on 7th October, 2016 and said she is "recovering well."

EDITORIAL

04/09/2016

Editor


In a biggest terrorist attack on Army since 2002, terrorists carried out early morning attack on Army Base Camp in Baramullah district in Uri Sector, which left 17 soldiers dead and more than 30 injured. Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi has expressed shock and deep distress over the martyrdom of Indian soldiers in the dastardly terrorist attac

Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi hails canonization of Mother Teresa

08/09/2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi on August 30, 2016 wrote to Pope Francis expressing the pride and delight felt by every Indian citizen on the September 4 canonization of Mother Teresa to be held at the Vatican. In her letter, Smt. Sonia Gandhi said, “If I had not been unwell, I too would have been there to witness this sacred ceremon

Greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi

09/09/2016

Shri Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi has extended her greetings on the holy occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Paying obeisance to the Vighnaharta, Smt. Gandhi expressed the hope that Lord Ganapati will remove all obstacles in the path of the people and the Nation. In a separate message Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi said

Onam Greetings

10/09/2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi on August 30, 2016 felicitated people of Kerala on the auspicious occasion of Onam.In a letter sent to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Smt. Sonia Gandhi wrote, “On the auspicious occasion of Onam I send my felicitations to all the people of Kerala.

PM Modi, Trains Should Move Fast, Not Ticket Prices, Says Rahul Gandhi

09/09/2016

Shri Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi, who is campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not been able to deliver faster trains but has been quick to introduce more expensive fares.

Waive-off loans of farmers, asks Rahul Gandhi

09/09/2016

Shri Rahul Gandhi


Congress Vice-President, Shri Rahul Gandhi has started a mahayatra in Uttar Pradesh. This mahayatra started from Rudrapur area in Deoria district and will conclude at Delhi. During this Mahayatra, Shri Rahul Gandhi completed a distance of 2,500 km and will pass through 55 Lok Sabha constituencies, 223 Vidhan Sabha and 39 districts.

Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi in Ayodhya, First Gandhi Visit in 26 Years

10/09/2016


Ayodhya (UP): Shri Rahul Gandhi spent 20 minutes in Ayodhya on 9th September, 2016 morning, in the first visit to the Uttar Pradesh temple town by a member of the Congress's first family since the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992.

PM Modi Doing Politics of Vendetta, Says Rahul Gandhi

10/09/2016

Shri Rahul Gandhi


Amethi, Uttar Pradesh: Congress Vice-President Shri Rahul Gandhi on 1st September, 2016 accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doing politics of vendetta by “scrapping” projects in his Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

Greetings on Eid-Al-Adha

10/09/2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi has extended her greetings on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adah with a message of peace, sacrifice and social harmony. Wishing joyful celebrations, Smt. Gandhi hoped that the festival that signifies the spirit of sacrifice, devotion and selflessness will lead all of us into upholding these eternal values.

21 killed, many injured in tragic Bus Accident in Odisha

10/09/2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi: Around 21 people were killed and more than 30 others critically injured when a bus carrying them fell off a bridge in Odisha’s Angul district on 9th September, 2016. The mishap took place near Deulijhari when the bus from Boudh to Athamallik fell from a bridge at Puruna Manitri. While 16 persons, including four women, were killed

One-fourth of the population of this country is SCs and STs, who are giving sweat and blood for the development of this country

10/09/2016


I think this is a black day for the people of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of this country. After this Government came into power, atrocities on dalits have increased to such an extent as has never happened from the days of our Independence. Gandhiji fought not only for the freedom of the country but also fought for the freedom of SCs

The Message of the Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi on the occasion of Hindi Diwas

10/09/2016


Congress president Smt. Sonia Gandhi sent her good wishes to all on the occasion of the Hindi Diwas. While recalling the Hindi Literary Summit held way back in 1918 Smt. Sonia Gandhi pointed out that Mahatma Gandhi had described Hindi, as the language of the common masses, and had requested the people to adopt it on a massive scale.

Mask of the BJP is dropping down and its real face is coming to the fore

10/09/2016

Shri Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia


I just remember the ‘Story of Salvation’ penned by Munshi Premchand in which the main dalit character rues that nobody will give in Kaithane a mug of water if I ask for, who will give me a cot (Khaat) at all. Such a situation has pervaded among the people of the country, where every individual is facing discrepancies on the issue of water

Greetings on Teacher’s Day

11/09/2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi has extended warm greetings on the occasion of Teachers Day. Recalling the ‘Guru-Shishaya’ tradition of India, she thanked all teachers for choosing a noble profession of nourishing and shaping human life. Smt. Gandhi said, Human Civilization owes its prosperity, growth and development to the selfless

NDA ’s undoing of his legacy

12/09/2016

Dr Priyam Barooah


India has a long and rich tradition of great saints, seers, philosophers, teachers and intellectuals. The whole world has benefited immensely from their wisdom, learning, teaching and philosophy down the ages. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was one such great master philosopher, teacher, statesman, speaker, author and administrator.

India has celebrated its 70th Independence Day, on 15th August, 2016

17/08/2016

Editorial


India has celebrated its 70th Independence Day, on 15th August, 2016. It was born as a Sovereign Democratic Republic, free from the stranglehold of the British colonial rule on this date, in 1947. On the eve of 15th August, 1947, the Indian flag was unfurled proudly by the first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, at the Red Fort in New Delhi.

The State of Uttar Pradesh looks up with a lot of hope and expectations

21/08/2016


The State of Uttar Pradesh looks up with a lot of hope and expectations to the Congress Party. Uttar Pradesh has witnessed the worst form of bad governance and disorder. The Congress Party has rightly coined the slogan “27 Saal U.P- behaal” or 27 years of Misrule in UP. Actually,

Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s Varanasi road show

14/08/2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi anchored out a road show in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on 2nd August, 2016. The event follows a road show and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s rally in that state, marking the beginning of the party’s election campaign

Our party will fight election to put an end to the 27-years old chaotic and anarchic governance: Sonia Gandhi

21/08/2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi: Due to ill-health Smt. Sonia Gandhi could not finish off her scheduled tour to Varanasi in the last leg of mega her show. She had to be admitted to the hospital in Delhi for treatment. Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi expressed her gratitude to the crores of countrymen and Congress workers. “I had been nursing the desire of visiti

70th Independence Day

22/08/2016


The Independence Day, is observed on 15 August every year and India celebrated its 70th Independence Day on August 15th, 1947. The struggle for India’s Independence began in 1857 and later on the Indian National Congress and other political organizations, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, launched an independent movement.

Bullet Train Suits Only PM Modi’s ‘Suited- Booted Friends’, Says Rahul Gandhi In UP

22/08/2016


LUCKNOW: Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second time in two days, Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi said the tickets for the bullet trains promised by him will not be less than Rs. 10,000 and that “only Modi ji and his suitedbooted friends” will travel in it.

Singer Shubha Mudgal gets Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award

23/08/2016


New Delhi: Singer Shubha Mudgal awarded the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2016 for her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill. Shubha Mudgal is a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music.

Music creates the bond between the singer and the listener: Rahul Gandhi

23/08/2016


I would like to begin with the story of my own short-lived musical career. Many years ago on one of my first days of high school, the entire class was called into the common room. Surrounded by seniors we were asked one by one to stand on a stool and sing a song. Any song. I can still remember the dread I felt as I stood up on that stool.

Good luck for Indian contingent to 31st Rio Olympic Games 2016

23/08/2016

Smt Sonia Gandhi


New Delhi: India have sent their largest contingent ever 118 athletes to the Rio Olympics. On the eve of the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games 2016, Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi wished great success to the Indian Contingent of athletes.

Price Rise is one of the biggest problems faced by our country: Rahul Gandhi

22/08/2016

Shri Rahul Gandhi


Excerpts from the speech of Shri Rahul Gandhi on Price-Rise I want to remind the Prime Minister of his promise: a promise, which he had made to every citizen of this country; a promise, about which the PM doesn’t utter a single word now; a promise, which seems to have long been forgotten by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. beautiful mountain

Goods and Services Tax Bill

23/08/2016

Shri P Chidambaram


Excerpts from the speech of Shri P Chidambaram during the debate on the 122ndv Amendment Bill- GST on 3rd August 2016 in Rajya Sabha SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM (MAHARASHTRA): Mr. Deputy Chairman, I am happy to be able to speak in this House once again. I do so, for the first time, on this side of the isle and that makes me doubly happy.

The Mahanayak of compassion, Conscientiousness and communication revolution

25/08/2016

Shri Suresh Pachouri


Nation-building is a continuous process. It is built by the dreams of people’s aspirations. Such dreams are seen by those who have the potential of setting the nation’s direction. Great personalities of our country had dreamt of India’s independence during the freedom struggle against the British-rule.

Rajiv Gandhi's Legacy to the nation development

25/08/2016

Shashi Kumar Singh


It would not be an exaggeration to mention that during the end of the 20th century India witnessed the advent of many luminaries. Among them Rajiv Gandhi was the most radiant one. He became the Prime Minister of India at the age of 43, and left a deep imprint and impact in the world politics. As a PM he gave a new shape to India and made himself

Quit India Movement: The Final Whistle to end the British Raj

27/08/2016


The Quit India Movement (Bharat Chhodo Andolan or the August Kranti) of 1942 was virtually a swan-song of British rule in India in the history of Indian Independence Struggle. It was a civil disobedience movement launched in August 1942 with Mahatma Gandhi’s call for immediate independence.

Quit India Movement

26/08/2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi has paid rich tributes to our freedom fighters and recorded her homage to the founding soldiers on the 74th Anniversary of the ‘Quit India’ Movement. Recalling the historic AICC Session held in Mumbai in August 1942, which unanimously passed the ‘Quit India Resolution’, Smt. Gandhi said that the Quit India Mov

The Panchayati Raj system is being weakened

28/08/2016

Shri Pankaj Chaturvedi


It appears Modi government is working to weaken the Panchayati Raj System slowly in the country. Whereas it has been clearly laid down in the Constitution that the three-tier system should be strengthened in the country. But, it if the government decides to let anything decay, who was stop it.

13 Killed, Many Injured After Terrorists Open Fire in Assam’s Kokrajhar

29/08/2016


Kokrajhar: More than a dozen people were killed and many injured after two terrorists in army uniform opened fire at a crowded market near Assam’s Kokrajhar town. The terrorists came in an auto-rickshaw and started firing at a weekly market at Balajan Tiniali, around 220 km from Guwahati.

Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi Jansampark rally at Varanasi in UP on 2nd August, 2016

31/08/2016


Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi Jansampark rally at Varanasi in UP on 2nd August, 2016

We may be lacking in numbers, but we will make up for it with our work

06/07/2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


I welcome you to this meeting. It has been quite some time since we have met. I would like to begin with some thoughts on Kashmir. Recent events in the Valley are tragic and pose a grave challenge to the country. The loss of life and suffering of our brothers and sisters, whether they are civilian or of the armed forces, is a source of deep anguis

The country has one voice, irrespective of caste, region and religion, the Congress will stand by it

11/07/2016

Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad


Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha (Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad’s) Speech: I am standing here to share my feelings of pain, gloom and hurt. Sir, the situation that is prevailing in Kashmir today has many facets. First of all, there is internal problem. In such a situation what is and what should be the role of the Centre and the State government

Modi Raj spells Disaster for Dalits

11/07/2016

Shri Ahmad Patel


Shri Ahmed Patel: The incident that took place at Mota Samidhiyana in Gir-Somnath of Gujarat on 11 July, 2016 and what is happening there now a day in my perception is at matter of shame for all of us. All Indians are feeling ashamed. There was no reason of beating the youths so brutally. The people had been doing those works for a long time. The

IMPLEMENTATION OF the 7TH PAY COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDA TIONS

12/07/2016

Shri Ajay Maken


The cabinet has given its approval to implement the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on 29th June, 2016. It was expected that Government will improve and enhance the benefits recommended by the commission, especially in case of low paid employees (Including Armed forces). The committee constituted by the government to look into the report

ARMED FORCES TREATED SHODDILY BY MODI GOVERNMENT GRIEVAN CES OF ARMED PERSONNEL CRUELLY IGNORED

12/07/2016

Shri Randeep Singh Surjewala


1. Our frontline Defence Warriors, Armed Forces have been treated shabbily and shoddily by Modi government in implementing the 7th Pay Commission. Naturally, our Defence personnel are feeling cheated and ignored leading to the wide spread discontent and demoralization. 2. Defence experts, decorated soldiers and retired Army chiefs have openly expr

Check on Dictatorial Tendencies

16/07/2016


Constitutional democracy and interplay of vested political interests were narrated aptly from the tiny state of Arunachal Pradesh. At a time when unethical ways were bing adopted to mock at electoral mandate in Arunachal Pradesh, the Supreme Court’s historic verdict came as a grim stopper to illegal means to topple state governments. The judgment

Babu Jagjivan Ram: A truly visionary Leader of the Dalits

23/07/2016


The contributions of Babu Jagjivan Ram breaks all attempts to classify his leadership in any homogenous framework. No doubt, he belonged to the section of society oppressed by caste discriminations. It prompts scholars to situate leadership of Babuji in a framework serving the marginalized sections or to describe him as a leader of the Dalits.

Mentally Sick Children treated like worse than Animals

20/07/2016

Dr. Archana Sharma


The condition of mentally – retarded children is worse than animals. Having been immersed neck-deep into corruption the Rajasthan government is insensitive to the specially abled people. About 12 children died due to eating poisonous foods served in the asylum at Jamdoli in Jaipur in April month and around the same number of children are fighting

Bengal’s physician Chief Minister

22/07/2016

Shri Praveen Davar


Dr. BC Roy, a renowned freedom fighter and physician, was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal-from 1948 till his death in 1962. The term of his predecessor P.C. Ghosh lasted barely an year after independence. It is very rare, perhaps rarest of the rare, that birth of a person and his death take place on the same day and month. Bidhan Chandra

The Prime Minister of India has travelled abroad 38 times

11/06/2016

Editorial


In the past 24 months, the Prime Minister of India has travelled abroad 38 times. It translates roughly into 1-1/2 trips per month. While nobody is grudging the foreign trips but what needs to be analyzed is whether there have been any substantial gains for India either diplomatically, strategically or economically, out of this, much vaunted, trave

The NDA is doing an abominable job.

11/06/2016

Editorial


For a government that came to power promising lowering of prices in 100 days the NDA is doing an abominable job. Not only the lower prices in crude which have come down from $ 130 a barrel to $35 are not being passed on to consumers, the difference which is being absorbed as additional excise duty is being collected and is being used to prop up a f

Smt. Sonia Gandhi lambasting Modi

11/06/2016


During her two-day visit to her parliamentary constituency, Raebareli, the Congress Party President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, lambasted the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for celebrating its second anniversary in power. Sonia Gandhi also slammed the Modi government while speaking to reporters during her Raebareli tour by saying: “I’v

‘Narendra Modi is PM, not A shahenshah’: Smt. Sonia Gandhi

12/06/2016

Smt. Sonia Gandhi


Raebareli (UP): On 30th May,2016, Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi criticized the Modi government for celebrating its success of two years. She disapproved of Modi’s conduct, alleging that he behaves like an emperor as opposed to an elected official leader. She said, “I’ve never seen anything like this, Modi ji is a PM not a shehenshah”

Rahul Gandhi Leads Protest Against Drugs Menace In Punjab

12/06/2016


The Congress Vice-President led a protest in Punjab’s Jalandhar city against the drug menace in the state. He was accompanied by members of the PCC President, Capt. Amrinder Singh, former PCC President Shri Pratap Singh Bajwa, IYC President, Shri Amrinder Singh Raja Brar, Senior Congress leaders from the State and large numbers of partymen attended

After creating great hype Modi bites the Bullet

15/06/2016


It is a momentous day since many international events have happened but I have specifically come to talk about the NSG Plenary in Seoul and the events leading up to today's outcome at Seoul. We are highly disappointed with the outcome of the NSG Plenary at Seoul. The Government had raised huge expectations – the last minute flurry of activity by

GSHEC Bill 2016: A Disaster for Higher Education

24/05/2016

Dr Aditya Narain Misra


In case of Gujarat, there is a huge mismatch between social and economic indicators of development. This becomes clear with analyzing the dismal performance in educational

Interview of a dedicated Congressman

18/05/2016

Dr. Jaya Shukla


My whole family since my grandfather’s time was dedicated towards the Congress. I learned the same principles during my upbringing. My father was very active in social work. He was repeatedly elected Thana Pradhan, and I helped him in his social work.

Mahila Congress

14/05/2016

Dr. Shobhna Shah


AIMC organized a Protest Demonstration at BJP Headquarters on 5th March 2016 against enforcement of tax on EPF in General Budget which was adversely effecting

Remembering Rajivji

05/05/2016

IYC


Indian Youth Congress organized a National Program “Hum Mein Hain Rajiv” (Hum mein hain Rajiv) to mark 25th Death Anniversary of Late Rajiv Gandhi at Indira Gandhi Stadium on 21st May, 2016.
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