All stories by Amit Agnihotri
6 states in 18 months: BJP vs CongRediff.com7 Aug 2017
Elections in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will see the BJP and Congress in direct contest.
'Organised identity-based lynching is happening in urban India'Rediff.com19 Jul 2017
Senior SC advocate Sanjay Hegde tells Amit Agnihotri why the draft Masuka law is necessary.
'Congress won't project a CM face in Gujarat'Rediff.com3 Jul 2017
'Vaghela has said he is with the Congress.' 'The controversy that he may switch to the BJP is a creation of that party to create confusion in the Congress.'
'BJP wants to take us back to the 19th century'Rediff.com27 May 2017
'There are no jobs, the economy is slowing down, but the BJP is more concerned with issues like triple talaq, anti-Romeo squads and the beef ban.'
GST rates: Congress expresses concern over 28% slab on 19% itemsRediff.com20 May 2017
The Congress will respond comprehensively only after specificity emerges in the proposals, reports Amit Agnihotri.
Rahul readies Congress for Karnataka pollsRediff.com16 May 2017
Buoyed by the recent victories in bypolls, Rahul was keen to revamp the state unit.
To counter BJP online, she will be Cong's new weaponRediff.com12 May 2017
Kannada actor and former MP Ramya has been selected to lead the party's social media outreach.
After back to back poll drubbing, reshuffle begins in CongressRediff.com5 May 2017
Among the 17 new AICC secretaries named so far, 10 are below 50 years of age, indicating the generational change in the 132-year-old Congress being brought in by 47-year-old Rahul, reports Amit Agnihotri.
Congress to hard sell happiness to woo Gujarat votersRediff.com5 May 2017
BJP rule in Gujarat has spread depression says the Congress, which plans to come up with ideas to spread cheer among voters.
Gujarat: Rahul sounds poll bugle; calls Modi pro-richRediff.com2 May 2017
The Congress vice president asked people if Vibrant Gujarat had helped them in any way.
Rahul's hand behind changes in Congress set-upRediff.com1 May 2017
Over the past week, Rahul Gandhi has replaced office-bearers in charge of party units in Gujarat and Karnataka and Goa, and brought in young leaders as secretaries. These changes are unlikely to be a one-time exercise and poll-bound states would get the primary attention.
When were the new Rs 500, Rs 2,000 notes actually approved?Rediff.com27 Apr 2017
Urjit Patel said said the process of remonetisation was on and estimation of costs was a complex exercise.
Congress goes the research route to corner the governmentRediff.com16 Apr 2017
The party's research centre, overseen by chief Sonia Gandhi, provides members with solid facts that can be used to target the Centre.
'In 2019, we will see how to defeat the BJP'Rediff.com15 Apr 2017
'The Congress will never change its ideology, but to fight this new kind of propaganda politics, we have to prepare ourselves.'
Will Hardik Patel play ball with Congress?Rediff.com3 Apr 2017
Informal talks with people close to the Patidar leader are on to enlist the support of the Patel community, which comprises 20 per cent of the voters.
Why Congress is against UBIRediff.com29 Mar 2017
'UBI is a tricky subject.' 'Our worry is the government could get rid of UPA's social welfare schemes targeted at the poor.'
With eye on Karnataka elections, Congress to assess performance of MLAsRediff.com23 Mar 2017
The party desperate to retain power in the state will also prepare dossiers on opposition MLAs to assess the winability of prospective party nominees.
How to beat NaMo: Congress mulls alliances routeRediff.com17 Mar 2017
'Wait for 2019, there will be no space for the BJP in UP.'
'India can never be Congress-mukt'Rediff.com12 Mar 2017
'...because the party is based on the Constitution.'
No threat to Akhilesh's leadership in SPRediff.com12 Mar 2017
Will Akhilesh ask Azam Khan to lead the SP legislature party?
Can Congress dent Modi's image in Varanasi?Rediff.com1 Mar 2017
To counter PM Narendra Modi's aggression, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav will hold a joint road show on March 4 in PM's constituency, reports Amit Agnihotri.
Job alert: Parliament may soon hire students as internsRediff.com24 Feb 2017
Taking a leaf from the US, Canada and the UK, where students and research scholars get to work with Parliamentary panels, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is pushing for induction of interns in the Parliamentary standing committees.
4 banks to brief Parliament panel on loan defaultersRediff.com23 Feb 2017
The PAC, headed by Congress lawmaker K V Thomas, is keen to find out the details of huge loans given by the banks to corporates including the basis on which such favours were extended.
Rahul skips seats in family bastion witnessing 'friendly fight'Rediff.com17 Feb 2017
The Congress vice president has eyes on the larger objective of his partnership with Akhilesh, which may provide the template against the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Congress-SP tug-of-war reaches Priyanka's doorstepRediff.com26 Jan 2017
Congress and SP tussle over 10 assembly seats in Amethi and Rae Bareli.
Limited campaign role for Priyanka in UPRediff.com24 Jan 2017
The SP-Congress campaign will see Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi criss-cross the seats held by either party.
Who initiated note ban? RBI governor evasiveRediff.com21 Jan 2017
Unhappy PAC asks Urjit Patel to give written answers on note ban.
SP reduces Congress seats: Alliance in perilRediff.com21 Jan 2017
Congress jolted by SP move in Uttar Pradesh.
Congress bargains hard with SP for UP seatsRediff.com18 Jan 2017
The Congress wants the 28 seats it won in 2012 plus 20 seats where the party was runner-up plus 57 seats where it was ahead of the SP in 2012.
SP poll alliance with Cong in day or twoRediff.com17 Jan 2017
Rahul Gandhi is more inclined towards Akhilesh, who has said their combination could win more than 300 of the 403 assembly seats.
Parliamentary panel to quiz Urjit Patel on note ban on WedRediff.com17 Jan 2017
Standing committee on finance to also focus on RBI autonomy and citizen's rights.
FinMin officials to brief Parliamentary panel on note-ban 20/1Rediff.com14 Jan 2017
Parliament's PAC rejects BJP MP Kirit Somaiya's plea that the briefing be postponed.
Rahul Gandhi hits the road against note banRediff.com16 Dec 2016
Fatorda, Belagavi, Jaunpur, Mehsana, Dehradun are on RG's itinerary.
Nabha jailbreak: Was the ISI involved?Rediff.com12 Dec 2016
Was the recent Nabha jailbreak a comment on lax security in Punjab jails? Or a sign that the separatist movement of the 1980s is dormant but alive?
Why does Modi want this cop as CBI boss?Rediff.com8 Dec 2016
The government didn't call a meeting of the selection committee deliberately to facilitate the appointment of a junior officer to the post, the committee's Congress member told the PM.
House panel to discuss note ban impact with Urjit PatelRediff.com2 Dec 2016
PAC summons RBI Governor Urjit Patel, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa and Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.
Priyanka reviews UP poll strategy, fuels speculationRediff.com25 Oct 2016
Even though she always knows what's happening, this was the first time she reviewed plans with party veterans.
Why Rita Bahuguna deserted CongressRediff.com24 Oct 2016
Joining the BJP cannot have been an easy decision for former UP Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who grew up with secular values and appears to be a victim of the party's durbar politics. Amit Agnihotri reports.
'Politics over surgical strike is an insult to the army'Rediff.com14 Oct 2016
Former Defence Minister A K Antony tells Amit Agnihotri that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement is an insult not only to the Indian Army but also the previous National Democratic Alliance government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Will Congress be evicted from Akbar Road headquarters?Rediff.com24 Sep 2016
'We have been allowed to stay till October 2018,' said the party about the notice asking them to vacate their premises, Amit Agnihotri reports.