Tag: Sonia Gandhi

IT dept quizzes Robert Vadra for 9 hrs in Benami properties case

NEW DELHI: Income Tax (I-T) department officials on Monday questioned Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra for over nine hours in connection with the probe into the ‘benami’ properties case. However, Vadra described his questioning as “vendetta politics” and said that the government is trying to divert attention from the ongoing farmers’ protest. A […]

Loyalists, Team Rahul Gandhi score big in Congress rejig

NEW DELHI: Congress’ interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday set up a special committee to assist her in operational and organizational matters, reshuffled the Congress Working Committee and appointed General Secretaries and state in-charges with loyalists dominating the restructuring which bore a visible stamp of Rahul Gandhi. In the special committee which will function till […]

Sonia Gandhi brings a dissenter into special panel, reshuffles Congress Working Committee

NEW DELHI:In wake of the August 24 CWC meet held after a section of Congress leaders demanded party reforms, Congress’ interim President Sonia Gandhi has set up a special six-member panel to assist her and accommodated one of the “dissenters” in it, while reconstituting the Working Committee – the party’s highest decision-making body. “Congress President […]

Congress Working Committee asks Sonia Gandhi to continue as interim chief, effect organisational changes

NEW DELHI: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday urged Sonia Gandhi to continue as its interim chief till an AICC session can be convened and authorised her to effect necessary organisational changes to deal with the challenges facing the party. At an over seven-hour long meeting, which took place in the backdrop of more […]

Sonia Gandhi seeks transfer of Rs 7,500 per month to every family for the next 6 months

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday asked the Central government to unlock its coffers and help the needy affected by the coronavirus-induced lockdown. In a video message posted as part of the Congress’s ‘Speak Up India’ campaign, she lamented that even though the country is passing through a serious economic crisis with loss […]

Sonia Gandhi launches Nyay scheme in Chhattisgarh, says farmers will become self-reliant

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay scheme in Chhattisgarh through video conferencing on Thursday and said this was a true tribute to the former prime minister. Addressing the launch event on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary, she lauded the scheme, saying it will bring a change in […]

Instead of tackling COVID-19, BJP spreading virus of communal prejudice, hatred: Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accused the BJP of spreading the virus of communal prejudice and hatred in the country, asserting that “grave damage” is being done to social harmony. Addressing a meeting of the Congress Working Committee, Gandhi said it should worry every Indian and her party will have to work […]

Scrap Rs 20000 crore Central Vista project, government advertisements:Sonia Gandhi’s 5 suggestions to Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: A day after her telephonic conversation with the Prime Minister on the fight against Covid-19, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting five measures to curb government “expenditure” and to divert money in fighting the deadly virus. Sonia Gandhi in her letter suggested to Scrap Central Vista […]

Narendra Modi speaks to Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee on coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to top leaders from across the political spectrum, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, to discuss the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak. He also spoke to former presidents Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil, and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh […]

Congress’ organisational structure weakened due to vacancies in departments, cells

NEW DELHI: The Congress is not only facing a crisis in its top leadership but its organisational structure has also been weakened as several departments and cells have remained headless for long, party sources said. They, however, asserted that the process of appointments will speed up once the leadership crisis is resolved. Voices are emerging […]

Sharad Pawar meets Sonia Gandhi over seat-sharing talks for Maharashtra polls

NEW DELHI: NCP leader Sharad Pawar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence on Tuesday and is learnt to have discussed the seat-sharing arrangement between the two parties for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have already decided to contest the polls together under coalition. Sources said […]

Sonia Gandhi named interim Congress chief

NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi was named interim Congress president on Saturday, returning at the helm after almost 20 months. The announcement was made Sunday night after Congress Working Committee (CWC) accepted Rahul Gandhi’s resignation during its second meeting of the day. A number of leaders, including state chiefs and MPs, backed Rahul Gandhi to continue […]

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