Amit Agnihotri

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6 states in 18 months: BJP vs Cong

6 states in 18 months: BJP vs Cong

Rediff.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'

'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'

'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'

'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% items

GST rates: Congress expresses concern over 28% slab on 19% items

Rediff.com20 May 2017

The Congress will respond comprehensively only after specificity emerges in the proposals, reports Amit Agnihotri.

Rahul readies Congress for Karnataka polls

Rahul readies Congress for Karnataka polls

Rediff.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 weapon

To counter BJP online, she will be Cong's new weapon

Rediff.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 Congress

After back to back poll drubbing, reshuffle begins in Congress

Rediff.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 voters

Congress to hard sell happiness to woo Gujarat voters

Rediff.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-rich

Gujarat: Rahul sounds poll bugle; calls Modi pro-rich

Rediff.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-up

Rahul's hand behind changes in Congress set-up

Rediff.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?

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 government

Congress goes the research route to corner the government

Rediff.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'

'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?

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 UBI

Why Congress is against UBI

Rediff.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 MLAs

With eye on Karnataka elections, Congress to assess performance of MLAs

Rediff.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 route

How to beat NaMo: Congress mulls alliances route

Rediff.com17 Mar 2017

'Wait for 2019, there will be no space for the BJP in UP.'

'India can never be Congress-mukt'

'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 SP

No threat to Akhilesh's leadership in SP

Rediff.com12 Mar 2017

Will Akhilesh ask Azam Khan to lead the SP legislature party?

Can Congress dent Modi's image in Varanasi?

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 interns

Job alert: Parliament may soon hire students as interns

Rediff.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 defaulters

4 banks to brief Parliament panel on loan defaulters

Rediff.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'

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 doorstep

Congress-SP tug-of-war reaches Priyanka's doorstep

Rediff.com26 Jan 2017

Congress and SP tussle over 10 assembly seats in Amethi and Rae Bareli.

Limited campaign role for Priyanka in UP

Limited campaign role for Priyanka in UP

Rediff.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 evasive

Who initiated note ban? RBI governor evasive

Rediff.com21 Jan 2017

Unhappy PAC asks Urjit Patel to give written answers on note ban.

SP reduces Congress seats: Alliance in peril

SP reduces Congress seats: Alliance in peril

Rediff.com21 Jan 2017

Congress jolted by SP move in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress bargains hard with SP for UP seats

Congress bargains hard with SP for UP seats

Rediff.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 two

SP poll alliance with Cong in day or two

Rediff.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 Wed

Parliamentary panel to quiz Urjit Patel on note ban on Wed

Rediff.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 20/1

FinMin officials to brief Parliamentary panel on note-ban 20/1

Rediff.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 ban

Rahul Gandhi hits the road against note ban

Rediff.com16 Dec 2016

Fatorda, Belagavi, Jaunpur, Mehsana, Dehradun are on RG's itinerary.

Nabha jailbreak: Was the ISI involved?

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?

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 Patel

House panel to discuss note ban impact with Urjit Patel

Rediff.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 speculation

Priyanka reviews UP poll strategy, fuels speculation

Rediff.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 Congress

Why Rita Bahuguna deserted Congress

Rediff.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'

'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?

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.

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