Category Articles: Congress

Gujarat court re-issues summons to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case filed for calling BJP president Amit Shah ‘murder-accused’

July 09, 2019
Gujarat court re-issues summons to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case filed for calling BJP president Amit Shah ‘murder-accused’

Ahmedabad: A local court here today re-issued summons to former Congress President Rahul Gandhi in connection with a defamation case lodged by a BJP corporator here for his statement against party president Amit Shah terming him a 'murder accused. The Court of Metropolitan Magistrate R B Etaliya in its summon ordered the Congress leader to appear before it on August 9, the next date of hearing. Earlier on May 1, the court had issued the summons which sought his appearance on Jul...Read More

Junagadh Congress leaders hold sit-in protest outside Amipara’s bungalow against ticket distribution

July 07, 2019
Junagadh Congress leaders hold sit-in protest outside Amipara’s bungalow against ticket distribution

Junagadh: Around two dozen Congress workers including sitting Councillors and other local leaders held sit-in protest outside the residence of Vinu Amipara who resigned yesterday from the post of the city Congress president. Sit-in protesters were seeking party to not accept Vinu Amipara's resignation. When interviewed, those participating sit-in protest blamed party observers for mess in local unit of party ahead of Junagadh Municipal Corporation (JMC) election, polling for which is goi...Read More

City Congress president resigns ahead of Junagadh Municipal Corporation election

July 06, 2019
City Congress president resigns ahead of Junagadh Municipal Corporation election

Junagadh: On the last day of filing nominations for candidature in Junagadh Municipal Corporation (JMC) general elections, city Congress president Vinu Amipariya has resigned today. It is learnt that Amipara was upset over selection of candidates. Amipara is Leuva Patidar community leader. He had earlier contested Porbandar Lok Sabha election also unsuccessfully as Congress candidate. It is understood that Amipara was feeling sidelined by party leader and former Mayor Satish Ahir (Ca...Read More

Congress MLAs Alpesh Thakor, Dhavalsinh Zala give resignations to assembly Speaker

July 05, 2019
Congress MLAs Alpesh Thakor, Dhavalsinh Zala give resignations to assembly Speaker

Gandhinagar: Gujarat MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala today resigned from assembly. Both have given resignation from membership of assembly to assembly Speaker. Both were elected for the first time as MLA in year 2017 general elections of Gujarat Assembly. Alpesh represents Radhanpur assembly seat in North Gujarat. His close aide and Congress MLA Dhavalsinh Zala represents Bayad assembly seat in North Gujarat. Alpesh and Dhavalsinh were issued whip by Congress party to vote for Congres...Read More

Rajya Sabha by-poll: BTP, NCP MLAs support BJP candidates, Parshottam Solanki arrives to vote on wheelchair

July 05, 2019
Rajya Sabha by-poll: BTP, NCP MLAs support BJP candidates, Parshottam Solanki arrives to vote on wheelchair

Gandhinagar: While victory of two candidates of BJP is certain in Rajya Sabha bypoll happening today, the only thing to see is how much more votes BJP candidates can go beyond party's existing strength in the assembly. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said, the party candidates have received support of Sharad Pawar led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Chhotubhai Vasava led Bharatiya Tribal Party(BTP) MLAs. While NCP has one MLA - Kandhal Jadeja, BTP has two MLAs who had won assembly seats i...Read More

By-election for two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat tomorrow

July 04, 2019
By-election for two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat tomorrow

Gandhinagar: The by-polls for two Rajya Sabha seat in Gujarat will be held in the assembly premises here tomorrow. Looking at the arithmetic of the state assembly ruling BJP candidates External Affairs minister S.Jaishankar and Jugalji Thakor (Lokhandwala) were almost certain to win. The seats fell vacant following resignations of union ministers Amit Shah and Smriti Irani. Both offered their resignations after their election to Lok Sabha in recently concluded gen...Read More

Before July 5 Rajya Sabha Bye-poll in Gujarat, Congress flocks MLAs in resort to avert chances of cross-voting

July 03, 2019
Before July 5 Rajya Sabha Bye-poll in Gujarat, Congress flocks MLAs in resort to avert chances of cross-voting

Gandhinagar: In an apparent attempt to avert chances of cross-voting, the main Oppostion Congress today flocked 62 of its total 71 MLAs and took them away for stay in a resort in North Gujarat before the July 5 Rajyasabha bye-polls on two seats of Gujarat. Party MLA's except for dissident Alpesh Thakor and Dhaval Zala, and seven other loyal ones including deputy leader of the party in the assembly Shailesh Parmar, Vikram Madam and Gyasudding Sheikh assembled at the house of Leader of O...Read More

Rahul Gandhi no more Congress president

July 03, 2019
Rahul Gandhi no more Congress president

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today officially announced his decision to step down from the post of the party president. Rahul tweeted a letter and in same tweet said: It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my organization a debt of tremendous gratitude and love. Jai Hind. Rahul had earlier in talk with media persons at parliament today said: The party should d...Read More

Congress pastes whip letter on the residence of dissident MLA Alpesh Thakor

July 03, 2019

Gandhinagar: In seemingly another attempt to lay 'legal seige' on its dissident MLA Alpesh Thakor, Congress today pasted its whip at his residence here which instructed Thakor and all other party MLAs to remain present during the July 5 Rajyasabha bye-poll on two Gujarat seats and caste vote in favour of the two party candidates. A similar whip letter would also be pasted on the residence of Thakor's close aide and dissident MLA Dhaval Zala. both of whom are also not participating ...Read More

Congress to take MLAs to Mount Abu ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in attempt to prevent cross voting

July 03, 2019
Congress to take MLAs to Mount Abu ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in attempt to prevent cross voting

Gandhinagar: Main opposition Congress party will take its MLAs to hill-station Mount Abu in neighboring Congress-ruled state Rajasthan ahead of voting for two Rajya Sabha seats scheduled to take place on July 5. Deputy leader of legislative party Shailesh Parmar said, 'there's no sitting of assembly scheduled tomorrow and therefore Congress MLAs shall leave for Mount Abu where they shall participate in party's meeting in connection with polling for Rajya Sabha election scheduled to take plac...Read More