Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
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Topic: Congress president

Congress has reached ‘enough is enough’ moment. Boris exit shows change is good

Even by the Gandhi family standards, Sonia being at helm for 24 years is a bit of a stretch. Indira Gandhi served for eight, Rajiv Gandhi for seven and Jawaharlal Nehru for four.

Rahul Gandhi’s impending return as president is a win-win for both Congress and BJP

CWC choice of Rahul Gandhi as party president isn't about the fight against BJP. It was about the Gandhi dynasty’s crown jewel, Congress, and they have secured it.

CWC holds off polls for Congress president, to focus on ‘saving every life’ amid Covid 2nd wave

CWC meeting Monday also discussed party's poor performance in the just-concluded assembly elections and Modi govt's handling of the Covid crisis amid the second wave.

Not really Nehru, it was Gandhi and Congress ‘Right’ who made Bose resign as party president

In ‘Nehru & Bose’, Rudrangshu Mukherjee writes about how Subhas Chandra Bose had no choice but to resign from Congress in his second term as president.

What we don’t know about the crisis in the Congress

The media portrays the Gandhi family as one unit, but the great unknown in the Congress crisis may well be the political relationship between mother, son and daughter.

Why Sonia Gandhi should give her son Rahul a longer ‘break’

As she prepares for the reinstallation of Rahul Gandhi as party president, Congress' interim chief Sonia Gandhi may realise she has better options.

What made Sonia Gandhi repeat history and take charge of Congress again

A Gandhi family member at the helm is certainly a comforting feeling for Congress leaders, notwithstanding the opinion of voters.

Chidambaram first to float Sonia Gandhi’s name, few reservations in CWC

Only Priyanka and A.K. Antony urged the CWC to consider Sonia's position on the matter, with Antony urging them not to 'force her'.

Rahul and Sonia Gandhi recuse themselves from Congress Working Committee meet

As the CWC began consultations on Saturday to find its next president, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi left the meeting midway, saying they couldn't be part of the process.

Congress can create national interest by holding elections like Boris Johnson’s party

Congress’s decision-making body must pick an interim president and then dissolve itself. Every party position should be up for election.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.