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Congress sees new political game after elections

The Congress is foreseeing a different political game after the Tamil Nadu and West Bengal Assembly elections expected early next year while in Andhra Pradesh, one of the strongest states the Congress has in the south, the central leadership is giving three months’ time to new chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to see how will he

Manmohan offer to face PAC seen as masterstroke

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday offered to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on the 2G spectrum allocation issue, making it clear that he has nothing to hide. His offer could puncture the Opposition’s campaign for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) to probe the entire issue.

Sonia message: Show action


Asking party workers to be ready to confront political opponents aggressively, the Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday directed the Pradesh Congress Committees to hold “at least one public meeting in every constituency”.

Cong singles out BJP, rest is pre-poll maths


Declaring the BJP as its “enemy number one” politically and ideologically, the 83rd Congress Plenary Session on Sunday said the RSS and the VHP are insidious in their efforts to break India.

Cong plenary focus: Communalism, graft


Corruption and communalism dominated the 83rd Congress plenary session began on Sunday.

Term Babri demolition ‘criminal act’: Rahul

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday suggested that the demolition of the Babri Masjid should be mentioned as a “criminal act” in the draft of the party’s political resolution before the two-day Congress plenary session beginning on Sunday.

Tough plenary ahead for Radiagate-ridden Congress

Corruption and coalitions have become relevant once again in the changing political scenario and are likely to dominate the 83rd Congress plenary session being held here on Sunday (December 19).

Cong depends on tieups in south, west

The Congress is clear in its mind about the longevity of coalition experiments. While the party is virtually going it alone in the Hindi heartland, it is depending on alliances in the south, west and even the east. While the party has been leading the UDF in Kerala, it has depending on a Dravadian party in Tamil Nadu for a tactical alliance. It

AICC meet set to attack Mamata opponents

A three-day AICC plenary session beginning in the national capital on December 18, is expected see a frontal attack on the Left Front to keep the ally — Trinamul Congress in good humour ahead of the West Bengal and Kerala Assembly polls.

‘No tolerance for corruption, misconduct’

With the Winter Session of Parliament ending on Monday, the government and Opposition are all set for confrontation over the issue of corruption outside Parliament. Congress president Sonia Gandhi attacked the Opposition, especially the BJP, saying it disrupted the session everyday. She said this has been the pattern from the day the BJP was voted out of office in 2004. While the NDA has decided to launch a full-scale attack on the government and the Congress at a rally in New Delhi on

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