Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: Congress

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.

Congress banks on ministers, sitting MLAs in first list for Punjab polls

The first list includes Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Navjot Sidhu, all cabinet ministers barring Brahm Mohindra.

Sidhu says Congress ‘may spring surprise on CM face’, talks of ‘character crisis’ in Punjab

In an interview with ThePrint, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, 58, weighs in on his CM ambitions, but stays non-committal on Pakistan’s role in Punjab’s drug problem.

‘Flown to Hyderabad for Third Front talks’ by KCR, why Tejashwi left Telangana CM guessing

Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao is striving to form a non-BJP, non-Congress front at the national level. But Tejashwi Yadav’s ‘courtesy call’ is not believed to have yielded a positive result.

Congress video on ‘youth anger’ against BJP uses image of Manmohan-era Kashmir protest

Containing a series of images of Indian youth, the Congress video has garnered nearly 3,500 views on YouTube, and received over 1,000 likes and 450 retweets on Twitter.

Congress fields Unnao rape survivor’s mother in UP polls, women form 40% of 1st party list

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra announces 125 candidates for upcoming UP elections. Fifty of the candidates are women, including actor-activist Sadaf Jafar.

Sidhu-Channi CM slugfest makes Congress a laughing stock in Punjab, shows leadership crisis

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Dissension over Congress’ CM face grows as Sidhu insists ‘people will decide, not high command’

On a day the incumbent CM pushed for the declaration of the party's CM candidate in a TV interview, Sidhu said in a press conference that it was for the people of Punjab to decide.

Ex-BJP minister Michael Lobo joins Congress, day after quitting Goa cabinet

Lobo, who was with the BJP for over a decade, claimed that Congress will win over 22 seats in the Goa assembly elections next month.

Sonia Gandhi forms Congress manifesto, campaign panels for Punjab polls

The 20-member manifesto committee will be headed by party MP Partap Singh Bajwa and the 25-member campaign panel will be led by Sunil Jakhar for 14 February assembly election.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.