Senior Congress leaders admit that the JPC issue has boomeranged against the party, reports Renu Mittal. The Congress and P C Chacko, chairman of Joint Parliamentary Committee probing the 2G spectrum allocation scam, have done the impossible task: to unite the opposition against it as never before. So much so that archrivals like the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham and the DMK, the Trinamool Congress and the Left, and the BJP -- all came together, met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Cong mulls over candidates to lead party in K'taka polls - Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Is Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi listening to the right people before making crucial decisions? Renu Mittal reports.Is Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi goofing up?Rahul has been busy appointing Pradesh Congress Committee presidents as a prelude to the expected All India Congress Committee reshuffle, but his decisions have not gone well with leaders and cadres. Take, for instance, Ashok Chaudhary's appointment as the Bihar Congress Committee president. Chaudhary replaces Mehmood ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Rahul's tutorial for the Rajasthan Congress Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Congress may have a good chance of a win in the upcoming Karnataka polls, but party leaders are up in arms against the manner in which ticket distribution has been done, says Renu Mittal The more things change, the more they remain the same. Rahul Gandhi, as the vice president of the Congress is now virtually in charge of the organisation. He has taken over from his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi and has been calling the shots in the appointment of Pradesh Congress Committee ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
While the likes of AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh strongly root for ending the Congress party's twin power centre formula and projecting Rahul Gandhi as the next prime minister, there are others who feel that this is the ideal path to follow. Renu Mittal reportsA sharp divide has surfaced within the Congress party over whether there should be two power centres in the party and the government or whether the Congress should go back to the model adopted by Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Congress leaders say that even if the Samajwadi Party stops supporting the government, there are other parties that will bail the government out as they need more time to prepare for the elections, reports Renu Mittal The searches at the residence of M K Stalin, the son of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader M Karunanidhi, a day after the DMK withdrew support from the UPA government is being seen as a case of “kahin pe nigahen kahin pe nishana”. In political circles the raid is being ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The recent Bharatiya Janata Party state in-charge appointments have sparked certain speculation over the party’s strategy in the upcoming general elections, notes Renu Mittal. Is the BJP working to polarise the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, hoping to gain by garnering the Hindu votes in its favour? It certainly looks like that, particularly in states like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, where there is a big percentage of Muslim votes, and most of the parties -- apart from the BJP -- are ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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