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Sonia Gandhi accuses Modi govt of ‘gross unpreparedness’, ‘ad-hocism’ amid Covid surge

The Congress president also accused the Centre of giving preferential treatment to some states while maintaining "thundering silence" on demands by Opposition-ruled states.
File image of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi

HC grants time to Sonia, Rahul Gandhi & others to file replies on Swamy plea in Herald case

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy had moved the court against a trial court order of 11 February declining his plea to lead evidence to prosecute the Gandhis and others accused in the case.
File photo of Congress president Sonia Gandhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Govt exported Covid-19 vaccine, allowed shortage in India — Sonia Gandhi hits out at Centre

At a meeting of Congress-ruled states to review the Covid-19 situation, Sonia Gandhi said public gatherings, including poll rallies, should be cancelled.

Sonia Gandhi to hold meeting with CMs of Congress-ruled states to discuss Covid situation

Rahul Gandhi will also attend the meeting and the Congress leadership will make suggestions to tackle the pandemic.

Sonia Gandhi writes to Modi over fuel price rise, says ‘govt profiteering off people’s misery’

In her letter to PM Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi demanded a rollback of the increase in fuel prices, adding that they were at a 'historic and unsustainable' high.

Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi, discusses ‘active role’ for him in Congress

Sidhu has been staying away from Punjab politics since his resignation from the state cabinet. Sources say he is now reconsidering taking up a ministerial berth.
File image of senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal | Photo: ANI

Kapil Sibal donated Rs 3 cr to Congress in 2019-20, Sonia Gandhi Rs 50,000 & Rahul Rs 54,000

Congress has declared to EC that it received Rs 139 crore in 2019-20, of which Rs 31 crore came from Prudent Electoral Trust, backed by Bharti Airtel.
Interim president Sonia Gandhi and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the recent CWC meeting

Why the Gandhi family is wary of CWC and CEC elections

The CWC has decided to hold election for the new Congress president in June. Party leaders say both CWC & CEC will be able to assert their power only when their members are elected.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi attending Monday's virtual Congress Working Committee meeting | Photo: ANI

Sonia to meet opposition leaders to prepare joint strategy on farm laws before Budget Session

The party has also decided to bring like-minded opposition parties on one platform to discuss the farm laws before the start of the budget session of the Parliament.
File image of Congress general secretary (organisation) K.C. Venugopal | ANI

Congress faces fresh challenge as ‘powerful general secretary’ KC Venugopal ruffles feathers

KC Venugopal, the general secretary (organisation) of Congress, has become one of the most important leaders in the party, second only to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election campaign rally at Joynagar in South 24 Parganas district on 1 April 2021 | PTI

Modi owns India’s unfolding Covid disaster

India's Covid tragedy was avoidable, and is largely the fault of a boastful, incompetent government. Yet, Modi may suffer few political consequences for his devastating missteps.

India’s ‘casino’ type midcap rally could take a break, large stocks found safer amid Covid

Investors say they are avoiding midcaps based on global economic cues, valuations. While Sensex flirts with technical correction, expensive smaller stocks could have more to lose.

Defence

File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | PTI

Rajnath Singh assures support to Indonesian counterpart Subianto in tracing missing submarine

The Indian Navy has already sent a deep submergence rescue vessel to support the Indonesian Navy's effort to trace the submarine that went missing Wednesday around the Bali Strait.
Illustration by Soham Sen

There’s a need to hold up a mirror to Modi govt on Covid management, and this is the picture

Between premature victory mood that allowed Kumbh & elections, and lack of urgency on vaccines, Modi govt has walked into its biggest crisis. The way out needs realism, humility and one ‘Ram baan’ weapon.