Tag: Congress

10% quota for poor upper castes

Centre’s announcement exceeds SC cap on the reservation   In a major move ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Centre on Monday cleared a 10 per cent job and education quota for the “economically weaker” section among upper castes who have demanding the same. In view of the Supreme Court cap of a maximum 50 per cent reservation,...

Dharmani calls for truce between warring state Congress factions

‘Time to fight unitedly against BJP’ Amid intense sabre- rattling in the state Congress unit involving the followers of the camps loyal to the leader of the opposition Indira Hridayesh and Pradesh Congress Committee chief Pritam Singh, on one hand, and the former chief minister Harish Rawat, on the other, the state co in charge of the party, Rajesh...

Congress’s 134 foundation day celebrated

‘Congress- Mukt Bharat concept a product of vicious mind’: PCC chief Comparing the slogan of ‘Congress– Mukt Bharat’ as coined by Bharatiya Janata Party with the German dictator Hitler’s call to eliminate Jews, the state Congress president Pritam Singh called upon those working for Congress or loyal to the party ideology to stand up against such a sectarian, vicious...

LS criminalises triple talaq

House Passes Bill that makes instant divorce compoundable offense if couple reconcile The Lok Sabha passed the Triple Talaq Bill on Thursday with the Congress, the TMC, the Samajwadi Party, the RJD and the AIADMK staging a walkout demanding the Bill be sent to “Joint Select Committee” for “thorough debates” on the provisions of criminal cases against deserter Muslim...

Cong pays tributes to Malaviya

Floral tributes were paid to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali on their anniversaries at Rajiv Bhawan, the state Congress headquarters, on Tuesday.  Offering garlands on the portraits of the leaders, the Congress leaders called both of them as stalwarts who had enhanced the glory of the country before the world. Senior Congress leader Vijaypal Sajwan...

Many alliance leaders ready to back Rahul’s PM dream

While some ambitious leaders might pose hurdles in Rahul Gandhi path to the prime ministership, there are others who are keen to back him and his big dream. Leaders who also have their eyes set on the most coveted post in India consider Rahul as their competitor and are consistently working on a strategy to push him to the...

Congress takes up attack with Governor

Action demanded against ‘indulgent’ police officers The State Congress has taken the alleged attack on its headquarters in Dehradun by BJP workers to the Raj Bhawan on Friday. On the day, a delegation comprising 18 senior leaders of the State Congress called upon the Governor Baby Rani Maurya and requested her to take cognizance of the incident and direct...

Congress hits road to protest attack on its office

BJP’s effigies torched in all district headquarters Congress staged protest meetings in Dehradun and in all the district headquarters of the state on Thursday against the alleged attack on its state party headquarters by some BJP workers on Wednesday a little before the party MP Kumari Selja was to address a press conference on the festering Rafale aircraft deal....

War on Rafale spills to streets

BJP workers tear posters at Rajiv Bhawan, Cong to retaliate by torching effigies The continuing spat between Congress and BJP over Rafale aircraft deal spilled over on to the roads in Dehradun on Wednesday as the workers of both the parties confronted one another near Rajiv Bhawan, the State Congress head office, on Rajpur Road. Agitated over the relentless...

Won’t let Modi sleep till farm loan waived: Rahul Gandhi

Buoyed by the just concluded electoral success, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday vowed to fight for the interest of farmers and said he and other Opposition leaders will not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi sleep until all farm loans are waived, prompting the ruling BJP to describe the Congress president’s remarks as lowest in the country’s public discourse....