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

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

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…

A day before Rahul’s anointment: Sonia says “I will retire”
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A day before Rahul’s anointment: Sonia says “I will retire”

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi broke silence on her role within the party a day ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s anointment as AICC President. Speaking to mediapersons, the veteran Congress leader said that her role is to retire now. Rahul was declared elected as the new President of the Congress party on Dec. 11. The…

‘Rahul era’ begins for Congress
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‘Rahul era’ begins for Congress

New Delhi:  As expected, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was elected unopposed as President of the Indian National Congress yesterday. He will formally take over the position from his mother Sonia Gandhi on Dec.16. The announcement, made by the party’s Central Election Authority Chief Mullapally Ramachandran, came at the end of an internal poll process in…

BJP’s image dims with economic disruption; Rahul’s image glows with US tour. This is Sonia’s chance to score big
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BJP’s image dims with economic disruption; Rahul’s image glows with US tour. This is Sonia’s chance to score big

By TJS George The Congress Party published full-page advertisements in New York to announce a Rahul Gandhi meeting there. It made history by including, alongside the pictures of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira, Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi, those of Lal Bahadur Shastri and P.V. Narasimha Rao. Shastri was never recognised during the Sonia years while Narasimha Rao…

Sonia Gandhi in hospital for food poisoning
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Sonia Gandhi in hospital for food poisoning

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after a bout of food poisoning. Hospital chairman D.S. Rana said the 70-year-old, who was admitted on Sunday, is better and will be discharged today. Sonia Gandhi had been away from the public eye in the run up to the…

Dr. Geetha Mahadevaprasad to be a Cabinet Minister soon
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Dr. Geetha Mahadevaprasad to be a Cabinet Minister soon

Bengaluru – Chief Minister Siddharamaiah yesterday obtained the Congress central leadership’s approval to expand the State Cabinet and fill up three vacancies in the Legislative Council. Siddharamaiah, who left for Delhi on Friday, called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi yesterday and discussed the issues. Party sources said the CM is expected…

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