Saubhadra Chatterji is Deputy Political Editor at the Hindustan Times. He writes on both politics and policies.
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Gandhi wrote the letter this morning after Opposition parties held discussions on issues the party wants to raise during the special session of Parliament.
Congress leaders said the plan for Sonia Gandhi to write to Modi was endorsed by all 24 INDIA constituents with a presence in Parliament
The 19-member committee will share its recommendations with the coordination and election strategy committee, which is the pivotal group for poll preparations
The 28-party opposition INDIA bloc will hold two key meetings on Tuesday to plan their agenda for the special session of Parliament on September 18-22.
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi addressed the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) meeting, debunking three myths about PM Modi.
The election campaign might start from Rajghat on October 2, with the bloc unveiling its vision on issues such as unemployment, price rise, among others.
The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) has announced talks on seat-sharing arrangements and key panels as it prepares for the 2024 elections. The alliance, comprised of 28 parties, aims to campaign together and tackle issues such as unemployment and price rise. However, thorny issues remain, and the alliance has not yet named a convener. The INDIA group hopes to unveil its vision and alternative policies on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary on October 2.
Inaugurating the formal meeting of ‘INDIA’ in Mumbai, Kharge said the success of the bloc can be measured by PM Modi’s increasing attack on the alliance
Reacting to the announcement, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who addressed the press on the latest revelations on the Adani group on Thursday, dubbed the Centre’s decision to call a special session “as out of panic”
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has demanded an explanation from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding allegations of irregularities in the Adani Group's use of offshore funds. Gandhi is calling for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the issue and has criticized the prime minister for not initiating an investigation. The Adani Group has rejected the allegations, calling them "recycled." Gandhi also suggested that world leaders may question why Adani was given preferential treatment at the upcoming G20 summit in New Delhi.
Leaders from 28 opposition parties in India's Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) met in Mumbai to discuss poll preparations and strategies
Rahul Gandhi pointed to the upcoming G20 summit in New Delhi and said that world leaders might ask PM Modi why Gautam Adani was given “a free ride”
The agenda of the special session is expected to be finalised next week and could include “a discussion on a key issue and a few bills”
The agenda will be finalised once the G-20 Leaders Summit that is happening between September 8 and September 10 ends
Sixty-three leaders from 28 opposition parties flew into Mumbai on Wednesday for a two-day meeting of the INDIA.
Congress’s Lok Sabha floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s suspension from the House was revoked on Wednesday.
Officials said that the House Privileges Committee has decided to recommend the revocation of Chowdhury’s suspension to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
Gandhi’s last official trip to Europe in this year was controversial. At an event in London on March 6, he said democracy in India was under threat.
The INDIA alliance held its first meeting in Patna on June 23, and second meeting in Bengaluru on July 17 and 18.
Among the 37 bills referred to House panels for review, six are from health and family welfare ministry, and five from the home ministry
DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran has shot off a letter to the panel chairman Brij Lal objecting to the “Hindi titles” of the bills
Vice President and chairman of the upper house of Parliament Jagdeep Dhankhar stoked a fresh debate on freebies on Tuesday when he said “political intoxication of the people by distribution of largesse” requires serious deliberation.
Birla defended the expunged remarks at a media briefing after the meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s India Chapter.
Jagdeep Dhankhar said parties and governments should focus on generating an ecosystem that empowers the people to unleash their talent and potential
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) has included new faces such as OBC leader Kamaleshwar Patel and former MP Meenakshi Natarajan
In the monsoon session, sparks flew between the treasury and Opposition benches no-trust motion debate. Adhir Chowdhury was suspended for unruly behaviour.
The reshuffle of the CWC on Sunday tried to maintain a delicate balance between different pressure groups and aspirations of important leaders.
The CWC now has 39 members, up from 25, and includes quotas for youth, SCs, STs, OBCs, and women.
Congress party's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, suspended from the Lok Sabha pending a probe, will depose before the privileges committee on August 30.
Congress insiders said on the condition of anonymity that these crucial changes were part of an upcoming organisational overhaul