The divide between ‘teams’ of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s and that of vice president Rahul Gandhi is increasing by leaps and bounds, according to party sources. There appears to be no common ground between the two sides, with both blaming the other for the state of affairs in the party. Renu Mittal reports A former union minister and senior leader of the party said there is anger against five leaders known to be close to Rahul. They are Jairam Ramesh, C P Joshi, ... Rediff.com, 21 hours ago
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AK Antony’s statement of the Congress appearing to no longer being secular and playing minority politics just might be one of the reasons for the party’s poor showing in the Lok Sabha elections. Renu Mittal reports how the Congress may be adopting a new approach. The warning bells are ringing loud and clear in the Congress party. After their poor showing at the Lok Sabha elections, senior leaders have raised the issue of Congress’s move of appeasing minorities and the ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
In his attempt to revive a beleaguered Congress, Rahul Gandhi is trying to bring in new leadership in the form of Rajeev Gowda and B K Hari Prasad, whose names have been nominated for the Rajya Sabha, says Renu Mittal. He may have led the Congress to its worst ever defeat in the recently-concluded polls, but it appears that Rahul Gandhi is still calling the shots within the party. With the approval of his mother, Rahul is continuing his trend of bringing younger leaders and removing those over ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Anger is building up within the party at the manner in which the leadership is unwilling to act after the defeat. What is certain is that more and more people are likely to speak out.Renu Mittal / Rediff.com reportsCongress President Sonia Gandhi could appoint Rahul Gandhi as leader of the party in Lok Sabha during the parliamentary party meeting on May 24.Congress sources told rediff.com that even though no decision has yet been taken on who would be nominated, indications are that Sonia could ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'There is anger against Rahul and this will become obvious in the days ahead.' 'He tried to run the party like a corporate.' 'He has been successful in wiping out the party from large parts of the country.' Within the Congress party there is extreme anger at Rahul Gandhi's style of politics. Renu Mittal reports. Chief ministers of Congress-ruled states have offered their resignations to party President Sonia, taking responsibility for the debacle. But there is no word yet whether Congress ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Confusion is rampant within the Congress on what would be its role post May 16 when the results of the General Elections are announced, and whether or not the Congress should support any non-National Democratic Alliance or Third Front formation or even be a part of such an exercise. Renu Mittal reports While there is near unanimity both within and inside the Congress that the party would not get the numbers needed to form a government at the Centre after May 16, a number of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Bonhomie prevailed on day two of the 16th Lok Sabha, but one veteran leader was left out in the cold. Rediff.com contributor Renu Mittal reports. It was sad to see veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former deputy prime minister L K Advani without a seat or an office in Parliament House. As the working chairman of the ruling National Democratic Alliance, Advani had a room (No 4), but when he arrived in Parliament on Thursday, June 5, his nameplate was missing. Advani chose to rest in the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The swearing in of the new members will begin on Thursday and continue on Friday, when the Lok Sabha speaker will be elected. Rediff.com contributor Renu Mittal reports The opening day of the six-day session will begin on Wednesday but will be adjourned for the day after Secretary General P Sreedharan reads out the notification constituting the 16th Lok Sabha and the House pays tributes to Union Minister Gopinath Munde. It is for the first time after independence that the Bharatiya Janata ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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