Abhishek Singhvi interview: ‘Yashwant Sinha is a powerful name (for Prez poll) with rich experience… (who exposes) whatever is wrong with BJP’

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday appointed Abhishek Singhvi, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesman, as a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, along with a few other names. In an interview with The Indian Express, Singhvi spoke on a range of burning issues. Excerpts: How do you see … Read more

Kapil Sibal on Agnipath: ‘If somehow the process of recruitment gets skewed, it can disturb the ethos of the Army’

Congress leader and Independent Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal speak to Manoj CG On the Enforcement Directorate questioning Rahul Gandhi and other Opposition leaders, the need for the Opposition to speak in one voice and the government’s Agnipath scheme. Excerpts: What do you think about the questioning of Rahul Gandhi and the protests by the … Read more

Protests over Agnipath scheme rage states for third day: Who said what | India News

NEW DELHI: Nationwide protests against the central government’s Agnipath scheme continued for the third day on Friday. While agitation raged and spread to multiple states, reactions poured in from several ministers, opposition party leaders and politicians. Here’s a look at who said what on the scheme and the agitations that followed:‘Agnipath’ scheme golden opportunity to … Read more

Congress protests against ED summons to Rahul Gandhi show his misplaced priorities and weakened capabilities

The current regime has converted the use of investigative and enforcement agencies into a political art. Hardly a day passes without some agency taking action against some Opposition leader. Such brazen use of official agencies throws up a dilemma for the Opposition: If it ignores such official enthusiasm in pursuing investigation, it can be read … Read more

Kuldeep Bishnoi interview: ‘Rahul Gandhi takes decisions under pressure… is surrounded by coterie who doesn’t understand pulse of people’

In an interview with The Indian Express, Congress rebel MLA from Adampur, Kuldeep Bishnoi, whose cross-voting sank Congress nominee Ajay Maken’s chances in the June 10 Rajya Sabha polls from Haryana, says the Congress is in “self-destruction mode”, and calls Rahul Gandhi an “inaccessible” leader who “takes decisions under pressure.” What led you to rebel … Read more

Day 3 of Congress protests: Leaders say police forcibly entered AICC office, beat them up

THE CONGRESS’S protests against the questioning of Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the resultant standoff with the police came to a head on Wednesday when police personnel barged into the AICC headquarters for a brief moment. The Congress accused the police of “forcibly” entering its office and “beating up workers and leaders”. … Read more

From Nupur unrest and bulldozer politics to AIMPLB shun-TV pitch to waiting for Rahul

As street protests erupted in towns and cities across the country amid unrest over derogatory references made to the Prophet by ex-BJP spokespersons, Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, which led to violence, police action and action in some states, their coverage and analysis dominated the news and opinion pages of the leading Urdu dailies. The … Read more

In Rajasthan, Congress flies, BJP reels as Ashok Gehlot works his magic

The Congress’s victories in the Rajya Sabha elections in Rajasthan on Friday further cemented Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s position as the tallest leader in the state at present. The Congress successfully got all three of its candidates — Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mukul Wasnik, and Pramod Tiwari — elected to the Rajya Sabha while staving off … Read more

Siddaramaiah interview: ‘If polls held for local bodies without OBC quota, it would be stifling of their rights… Now a hurried exercise is being done’

Former Karnataka chief minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah has been an outspoken critic of the BJP and RSS. Recently, the backward class leader sparked angry reactions when he implied that the Sangh Parivar’s ideological fount had Aryan origins compared to the Dravidian roots of people in southern India. Siddaramaiah spoke about the controversy and other … Read more

Newsmaker | After fast rise in Congress, Kapil Sibal’s sudden exit; big blow to rebel G23

Kapil Sibal perhaps always had a rebellious streak in him. While his exit from the Congresstwo months after he openly asked the Gandhis to step aside from leadership roles and give some other leader a chance, was swift and the circumstances leading to it eventful, it was not the first time the lawyer-politician had gunned … Read more