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Why Congress guns won't boom in Parliament

Why Congress guns won't boom in Parliament contributor Anita Katyal explains why the Congress is ill-equipped to battle the Narendra Modi government in the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament. As the first Parliament budget session of the Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government is set to commence on July 7, the Congress is in the midst of a debate on how far it should go in opposing the new ruling alliance. The Congress has already taken on the NDA government on a series of issues like Human Resource ..., 4 weeks ago

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Sonia Gandhi to host lunch for Cong MPs on Thursday

Anita Katyal reports:    With the Congress recording its lowest tally in the Lok Sabha, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is hosting a special lunch for all party MPs on June 5 in an effort to boost their sagging morale.      The lunch is being held at the Parliament Annexe and will be attended by the party's Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha MPs. In the past, the Congress president would often invite party MPs for a meal at the end of a Parliament session. She has ...
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Tai In The House

12:00 am Anita Katyal meets Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who though Indore based is originally from Chiplun in Ratnagiri. When the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) picked Sumitra Mahajan, 71, for the high office of Lok Sabha speaker, the ...
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Why Cong leaders are knocking on BJP doors in Haryana

With several Congress leaders pushing for Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s removal, the Congress is finding it difficult to keep its flock together in the poll-bound state. contributor Anita Katyal reports. The Congress is likely to witness an exodus from its ranks in Haryana ahead of the assembly elections. The party’s Haryana unit has been facing severe infighting for over two years. But this factionalism intensified after the Lok Sabha elections when the ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago

Rahul's 'old friends' fail to show up at Sonia's iftar party

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s key confidants -- general secretaries Madhusudan Mistry,  C P Joshi and Mohan Prakash -- were clearly among the most notable absentees. contributor Anita Katyal reports The iftar party hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday was notable for those who failed to turn up rather than those who attended it. While the media was quick to point out that a number of “secular and like-minded” political parties like ...
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Congress fails to shine even as opposition party in LS

The past three weeks have demonstrated that the Congress is still to recover from the drubbing it received in Lok Sabha elections, says contributor Anita Katyal The already beleaguered Congress party has failed to pack a punch as an opposition party three weeks since the budget session of Parliament began. The party’s depleted strength in the Lok Sabha, division among the opposition parties and the demoralisation in its ranks have all contributed to a lacklustre performance by ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago After losing their seats, Congress MPs set to lose their houses  Rediff.com1 month ago

Move to replace collegium system gathers strength

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad writes to leaders of all political parties to seek their views on the procedure of appointment to higher judiciary, reports's Anita Katyal. This comes in the backdrop of the NDA government's efforts to set up a judicial commission for the appointment of judges. This will replace the present collegium system and give the executive greater say in the appointment of judges. The move, initiated by the UPA government has picked up speed after the ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Infighting dogs Congress, Rahul's silence adds to woes

With infighting in state units showing no signs of abating, Rahul Gandhi is once again in the line of attack for not taking the initiative in tackling this rebellion and showing the way forward in the poll-bound states. contributor Anita Katyal reports A day after the Congress made it clear that it will not succumb to the pressure tactics of rebels, it softened its stand on Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s chief detractor Himanta Biswa Sarma. Sarma had submitted his ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Congress battling renewed infighting in state units  Rediff.com2 months ago

Cong rebellion: Leadership says it won't give in to pressure tactics

Congress party leaders have admitted that the situation in Assam is far more serious in comparison to Maharashtra with the exit of Himanta Biswa Sarma. contributor Anita Katyal  reports The Congress has made it clear it will not act under pressure even as it faces mounting rebellion from its state units. The crisis deepened on Monday after senior leaders in Assam and Maharashtra revolted against their respective chief ministers. There were also reports of Haryana Congress ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Andhra Cong leaders want party to launch newspaper, TV channel  Rediff.com1 month ago

Cong members feel 'chintan shivir' will do them no good

Many in the Congress feel that holding meetings at the block, district and state level would reveal the real reasons for the Congress’s defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. contributor Anita Katyal reports It has been two months since the Congress experienced its worst drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections. But instead of charting a roadmap, its members are debating about the nature of the introspection exercise it should undertake to pinpoint the reasons for its dismal ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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