Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicSonia Gandhi

Topic: Sonia Gandhi

‘No-nonsense, consultative’ style & a cap on ‘darshans’ — Kharge’s 1st month as Congress chief

Mallikarjun Kharge has been holding review meetings with state delegations for the greater part of the month. He will tour Madhya Pradesh & poll-bound Gujarat in coming days.

‘Won’t be a home guard’: Telangana Congress leader quits, slams high command in letter to Sonia

Shashidhar Reddy had met BJP leader Amit Shah last week & was then expelled from party. In his letter, he lashed out at senior leaders including Revanth Reddy & KC Venugopal.

‘Can it happen here’ asks opposition on ‘minority’ UK PM Rishi Sunak. BJP counters with Manmohan

Tharoor tweets British did something 'rare' by placing a 'visible minority in most powerful office'. BJP top leaders take on Congress, bring in Sonia and her Italian origin.

Congress without a Gandhi gives party a chance to recreate the ‘double engine’ model

Mallikarjun Kharge's appointment to the Congress' top post makes the chair of party president accessible to all, and gives Rahul Gandhi an address to direct the complaints to.

9,500 Congress delegates vote for 1st non-Gandhi prez in 25 yrs. Waited for this day, says Sonia

Mallikarjun Kharge & Shashi Tharoor vote in their states. Central Election Authority chair Madhusudan Mistry says 96% turnout registered for polls deciding next Congress chief.

‘Waited a long time,’ says Congress’ longest-serving president Sonia Gandhi on her successor

At least 9,200 Congress delegates will elect either Shashi Tharoor or Mallikarjun Kharge Monday for the top post.

‘What she means to them’: Women flock to see Sonia as she joins Bharat Jodo, keeps Udaipur pledge

Congress chief had promised at Udaipur in May that she would participate in yatra. She walked about 1.5 km Thursday and interacted with yatris for 2 hours.

Sonia Gandhi joins Congress’ ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, walks alongside Rahul in Karnataka’s Mandya

Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar said that it was a matter of pride for Sonia Gandhi to also walk on the streets. The march will be in Karnataka for 21 days before moving north.

Finally, this is a Rahul Gandhi that India can relate to

Bharat Jodo Yatra has shown Indians the real Rahul Gandhi, a leader who walks among his people, and not the caricature created by BJP and TV news media.

Gehlot pulls out of race for Congress chief, takes ‘moral responsibility’ for Rajasthan fiasco

Tendering his apology after the announcement, Gehlot said the decision of whether he would continue as Rajasthan CM will be taken by Sonia Gandhi.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.