For the first time in nearly 25 years, Congress will elect a president who is not a member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.
India’s main opposition Congress today (July 2, 2022) referred to some media reports claiming a link between Riyaz Akhtari, the main accused in the beheading of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Rajasthan’s Udaipur town, and local BJP leaders. BJP has dismissed the claim as “fake”.
India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) today summoned opposition Congress party president Sonia Gandhi and her son, lawmaker Rahul Gandhi, for questioning in a money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper, officials said.
Protests today erupted in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area, which was a key centre of a prolonged agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act in 2019-20, as hundreds of people opposed the local civic body’s anti-encroachment drive armed with bulldozers in presence of heavy police deployment.
Congress put the US government back in business by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington.
Rahul Gandhi is set to take over as the chief of Congress, with the party today formally announcing his election as the party president.
Political parties all over the world have come to be closed shops. What is known as the “High Command” usually dictates on who will be installed as the president. Rahul Gandhi has been “elected” as the Congress president.
The highest decision-making body of India’s main opposition party Congress decides to make Rahul Gandhi its president replacing his mother Sonia Gandhi.
The recent elections to four Indian states and one union territory are being interpreted by many as the march of the BJP and the decline of the Congress party.