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This Rahul Gandhi wants to drop his surname!

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi might have been grappling with organisational challenges, but his 22-year-old namesake from Indore in Madhya Pradesh is worried, not over political reasons, but because of the famous name. Fed up with the difficulties he encounters while convincing others that he was not a “fake” person, this textile trader is now mulling to […]

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Congress remains rudderless as chief’s selection is stuck in limbo

Earlier this month, at a dinner in the Capital, some Congress members of Parliament (MPs) ran into Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, a former Congressman who is one of the most important leaders in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Since Congress president Rahul Gandhi resigned on May 25, Pawar told them, he didn’t […]

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Amid crisis in Congress, Amarinder Singh calls for ‘young leader’

While Singh did not take any names, party leaders said Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and AICC general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia are the two obvious choices if the party decides to opt for a younger leadership. AS THE Congress grapples with its worst-ever leadership crisis in two decades, […]

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Cong CMs meet Rahul, urge him to continue as president

Gandhi reportedly told them that he has already conveyed his decision to the CWC and would not relent. Chief ministers of Congress-ruled states on Monday urged Rahul Gandhi to continue as Congress president and expressed hope he will positively consider their request and take the right decision, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said after the […]

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Inside Track: Left alone

Without a clear cut central authority, open warfare has broken out in some state units of Congress. There is near anarchy in Haryana with followers of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda and PCC chief Ashok Tanwar practically coming to blows. Rahul Gandhi has reportedly gone abroad and is not planning to return till June 19 […]

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Congress looks for Lok Sabha floor leader

The Congress, which has 52 members in the Lok Sabha, may have to look for a floor leader other than Rahul Gandhi after indications that the Congress president, who is persisting with his decision to relinquish the organisational post in light of the election results, is also unwilling to lead the party in the Lower […]