All stories by Anita Katyal
In row over PM's secretary, Congress fights lone battleRediff.com14 Jul 2014
The Congress remains isolated as the ruling Bharartiya Janata Party wins over majority of its Opposition on the bill that clears the legal hurdle for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to appoint a principal secretary of his choice -- former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra. Anita Katyal reports
Will Cong have the appetite to vote out ordinance on PM's secretary in RS?Rediff.com12 Jul 2014
It seems the Congress party's act of bravado in opposing the ordinance on Nripendra Misra witnessed in the Lok Sabha on Friday may prove to be just that: an act. Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal reports.
I'm not going to be replaced, says CM Prithviraj ChavanRediff.com10 Jul 2014
Brushing aside speculation about a leadership change in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan virtually confirmed on Thursday that he is not going to be replaced.
BJP mounts another attack against the beleaguered Gandhi familyRediff.com9 Jul 2014
Already facing severe criticism over its poor show in the elections and now fighting for the Leader of Opposition's post in Lok Sabha, the Gandhis, the first family of Indian politics, is now facing new battles with the BJP in the form of notices being served to the family in the National Herald case. Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal reports on the growing confrontations between the government and the shaken up family.
Modi-Merkel meet depends on Germany's WC fate?Rediff.com8 Jul 2014
Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel en route to Brazil contingent on the outcome of the FIFA world cup semi-final match between Germany and Brazil on July 9?
Congress, BJP lock horns in and outside ParliamentRediff.com7 Jul 2014
The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance were ranged against each other both inside and outside the Parliament on the opening day of the budget session on Monday.
Will Antony deliver the bitter pill for Congress?Rediff.com4 Jul 2014
Since two weeks now, A K Antony has been meeting Congress leaders across India to pinpoint reasons behind the party's abysmal performance in Lok Sabha elections.
Why Congress guns won't boom in ParliamentRediff.com2 Jul 2014
Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal explains why the Congress is ill-equipped to battle the Narendra Modi government in the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament.
Wrecked honeymoon: Modi is doing what Manmohan didRediff.com27 Jun 2014
Presenting a report card on completion of 30 days in office on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rued that he did not have the luxury of 'honeymoon' period as a "series of allegations" were levelled against his government in less than 100 hours.
Andhra Cong leaders want party to launch newspaper, TV channelRediff.com23 Jun 2014
Leaders from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh gave an exhaustive account of the reasons for the party's defeat to party general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday and enumerated the steps to be taken for rebuilding the party. Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal reports.
Gogoi may not be as lucky as Hooda, ChavanRediff.com21 Jun 2014
Sources reveal that the Assam chief minister may be on his way out even as it seems that his Haryana and Maharashtra counterparts will survive the crisis. Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal reports.
UPA governors wanted to quit, but Congress refusedRediff.com21 Jun 2014
Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil was the first who expressed his desire to put in his papers even before Modi government took charge, but he was told by Congress leaders not to do so as it would then put pressure on the others to do the same, reports Anita Katyal.
Antony entrusted with the same task for the fourth time in 15 yearsRediff.com21 Jun 2014
While party leaders have welcomed Sonia Gandhi's decision to ask A K Antony to get feedback from the cadres, they are sceptical the exercise might end up like the committees set up in the past. Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal reports
After drubbing, Congress takes on mantle of OppositionRediff.com20 Jun 2014
The battered Congress has slammed the BJP on its decision to hike rail fares, the power crisis in the Capital and the abduction of Indians in Iraq. Anita Katyal reports how the Congress is wasting no time to criticise the ruling party.
Sonia Gandhi unlikely to retire as Congress president next yearRediff.com18 Jun 2014
While admitting that it is early to predict how the leadership issue will pan out in the coming months, Congress insiders maintained that in the present situation, it appears highly unlikely that Sonia will be able to retire by the given deadline says Anita Katyal
Governors' removal sparks war of words between Congress, BJPRediff.com17 Jun 2014
When the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government came to power in 2004, then Home Minister Shivraj Patil lost no time in replacing four governors appointed by the NDA dispensation.
After losing their seats, Congress MPs set to lose their housesRediff.com12 Jun 2014
Still to recover from their electoral rout, defeated Congress members of Parliament and ministers are now faced with the heart-wrenching job of moving out of their official houses, says Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal
BJP not inclined to give LoP status to CongressRediff.com12 Jun 2014
The Bharatiya Janata Party had initially taken a conciliatory stand on the issue with a minister even going as far as to tell rediff.com that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not indulge in petty politics on this issue. The party had left the final decision to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Rediff.com contributor Anita Katyal reports
Government clears counter-China move in AndamansRediff.com11 Jun 2014
The prompt approval to set up a radar station on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands signalled the Modi government's intent to deal with China on its own terms.
Battered Congress to meet next month to discuss the road aheadRediff.com10 Jun 2014
'We can deal with defeat but what is upsetting is that there seems to be no roadmap for the future.' 'What one can say when the high command itself is not appearing to be concerned.' Congress leaders complaining about the lack of vision and the path ahead can heave a sigh of relief after sources said that party president Sonia Gandhi has planned a special brainstorming session next month in order to galvanise the beleaguered party and help reposition it. Anita Katyal in New Delhi reports.