Tag: Sonia Gandhi

Obama Certification
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Obama Certification

November 21, 2020

Suddenly the Senior Congress leaders are voicing their dissent against their party in the media! Ironically, earlier the same leaders encouraged the suspension of their party colleagues who indulged in such “introspective” acts because it was seen as trying to undermine the Gandhi family.  Where did these Senior Congress leaders suddenly find such courage?! And…

‘Loyalists’ injurious to health
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‘Loyalists’ injurious to health

September 22, 2020

By T.J.S. George In a non-democratic family enterprise such as the Congress, even the appearance of rebellion is unthinkable. That is why last month’s letter of dissent by 23 senior leaders triggered an earthquake in the party. The letter was in fact no rebellion.  It raised a call for internal reform, a reasonable idea in…

Congress: Exploding from within ?
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Congress: Exploding from within ?

September 1, 2020

By T.J.S. George There was a storm in the Congress teacup last week. It re-established two facts.  One, that there is a section of Congressmen who now see the Gandhi family’s hold on the party as unhealthy.  Two, that they are not strong enough to prevail.  Hangers-on of the family, benefiting from being hangers-on, dominate…

The Congress is  Modi’s big advantage
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The Congress is Modi’s big advantage

August 18, 2020

By T.J.S. George Narendra Modi, of course, has gifts of leadership that put him above his challengers.  But even his admirers will agree that the weaknesses of the Congress are a big factor behind his success. Consider how the Congress reacted to his victory in 2014.  Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, but the Congress…

Financial Censorship: Indian Newspaper Society reacts
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Financial Censorship: Indian Newspaper Society reacts

April 10, 2020

New Delhi: The Indian Newspaper Society (INS)on Wednesday urged Congress President Sonia Gandhi to withdraw her suggestion to the Government to impose a two-year ban on media advertisements by the Government and Public Sector Undertakings. “Such a proposal tantamounts to financial censorship,” the Society said in a statement on Thursday. The Congress President had on…

Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital in Delhi
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Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital in Delhi

February 3, 2020

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi was admitted to a hospital in Delhi on Sunday. The 73-year-old leader is being treated for fever and breathing issues, according to reports from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi. Her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were also at the hospital, reports said, adding the Congress…

Farewell to Tokyo
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Farewell to Tokyo

January 12, 2020

By Girija Madhavan A few months into a new diplomatic post, normally of three years, I would settle into a comfort zone, at ease with the local language and customs. As time wore on, a familiar angst would appear, “Where next?” Our stay in Japan, where my husband, A. Madhavan, had been posted as Ambassador…

Sonia Gandhi to lead new Congress MPs in Parliament
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Sonia Gandhi to lead new Congress MPs in Parliament

June 1, 2019

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi has been chosen the Chairperson of the Congress’ elected Parliamentarians at the meeting of the Party’s Parliamentary Committee this morning. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh proposed her name. The suspense is now over whom the Chairperson names as the Leader of the Party in Parliament — her son Rahul Gandhi,…

HDK takes oath as 25th CM
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HDK takes oath as 25th CM

May 24, 2018

Bengaluru: Janata Dal State President H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) yesterday took oath as the 25th Chief Minister against the imposing backdrop of Vidhana Soudha in the presence of more than a dozen non-BJP leaders from across the country. Kumaraswamy was administered the oath of office and secrecy at 4.30 pm by Governor Vajubhai Vala at a…

Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress President
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Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress President

December 16, 2017

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi took over as the President of All India Congress Committee (AICC) this morning from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who led India’s oldest party for 19 years. The 47-year-old, who has for years been seen as a reluctant politician, took charge in a ceremony on the lawns of the party’s 24 Akbar…

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