All stories by Renu Mittal
Why is Delhi police 'snooping' on Rahul?Rediff.com14 Mar 2015
Congress leaders are fuming after the Delhi police has been snooping around Rahul Gandhi's office. A police team visited the office in the Congress headquarters last week and asked personal questions about the its vice president -- about his looks, his height, the colour of his hair and eyes.
Relief for govt as Congress willing to support insurance billRediff.com12 Mar 2015
The Insurance Laws Amendment Bill is likely to come up in the Rajya Sabha on March 12 for consideration and passage.
Bumpy ride ahead for Modi govt in ParliamentRediff.com7 Mar 2015
The opposition has decided to continue with their winning streak and further embarrass the government.
Delhi wipeout: Cong fears a clash between workers and leadersRediff.com12 Feb 2015
Several in the Congress party are asking whether Vice President Rahul Gandhi is really interested in politics. Renu Mittal reports
No Rahul in Congress posters, billboards and ad campaignRediff.com17 Jan 2015
In what is being seen as a great irony, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's face has been removed from the latest posters, billboards and advertising campaign of the Congress party.
Congress lost polls because of workers' angst: Rahul GandhiRediff.com14 Jan 2015
A rare meeting of the Congress Working Committee was held at 24 Akbar Road but after several hours of deliberations, Congress President Sonia Gandhi failed to put forward a road map for the party's revival or how to broaden the party's shrinking voter base. Instead, Gandhi focused much of her opening remarks on laying out a critique of the Narendra Modi government.
Will the Insurance Bill find resistance in Rajya Sabha?Rediff.com10 Dec 2014
Uncertainty looms over the Insurance Bill as the Congress looks unlikely to support it in the current session of Parliament which is what the Modi government is looking at as a 'gift' to United States President Barrack Obama who comes to India in January. Renu Mittal/Rediff.com reports
Why Ajit Seth got another extension as cabinet secretaryRediff.com6 Dec 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving yet another six-month extension to Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth has created ripples in the corridors of power since the latter was a United Progressive Alliance appointee and was seen as the main reason behind the non-performing image of the UPA government at the fag-end of their tenure.
What transpired at the meeting to decide new CBI chiefRediff.com4 Dec 2014
Rajasthan Director General of Police Omendra Bhardwaj, who made it to the final shortlist of 3 candidates for the post of CBI chief, could not get the top post because he had no experience as an investigator.
PM-led panel to decide next CBI chief on TuesdayRediff.com1 Dec 2014
Rajasthan Director General of Police Omendra Bhardwaj has emerged as the front-runner for the post of Central Bureau of Investigation chief in place of Ranjit Sinha who retires at midnight on Tuesday night.
Congress gets a taste of regime changeRediff.com18 Nov 2014
Congress leaders were in for a rude shock on Monday when the media sidelined their much-touted Jawaharlal Nehru birth anniversary event, and instead turned its full attention to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was addressing thousands of supporters in Sydney's Allphones Arena
Insurance Bill likely to run into rough weatherRediff.com14 Nov 2014
The Insurance Bill that the Bharatiya Janata Party government had announced would be passed in the winter session of Parliament has run into rough weather.
An anti-BJP political formula is brewing in DelhiRediff.com7 Nov 2014
With the Congress down in the dumps and the BJP juggernaut on a roll, 'secular' parties are attempting to revive the Janata Parivar coalition to fill the vacuum.
Why Congress can't fulfill its leaders' Rajya Sabha dreamsRediff.com5 Nov 2014
The Congress is finding it tough to accommodate defeated senior leaders in the Rajya Sabha as it does not have the numerical strength in various assemblies to win the seats.
Jaya, first CM to be convicted for corruptionRediff.com27 Sep 2014
'As she has been sentenced to 4 years in prison, her disqualification period begins after that for 6 years, totaling the next 10 years of her life, which may indicate that her legislative career in politics is over for the time being.'
Tough road for Congress ahead of assembly pollsRediff.com12 Sep 2014
After it failed the crucial May 2014 'exams' without even getting 'passing marks', its that time again for the Congress as elections for the two state assemblies of Maharashtra and Haryana taking place on October 15. Renu Mittal reports
Sonia, Rahul abroad as elections approachRediff.com12 Sep 2014
Congress leaders feel party President Sonia Gandhi is withdrawing from centre-stage, but without her son filling that void, it could be continued chaos for her party.
Undeterred Rahul Gandhi calls for primary elections againRediff.com6 Sep 2014
An internal democratic and competitive way of selecting candidates within the party, the primary elections had failed to work during the Lok Sabha elections. Rahul Gandhi now wants to implement it on a trial basis. Renu Mittal reports
Face-off averted, Congressmen agree on generational changeRediff.com5 Sep 2014
Young Congress secretaries submit grievance letter to AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi, but keep language temperate as directed by party president Sonia Gandhi. Renu Mittal reports
Why is Team Rahul angry with Digvijaya?Rediff.com4 Sep 2014
Sixteen Congress secretaries drafted a letter on September 2 to be sent to party general secretaries and Congress Working Committee members, criticising senior leaders (without names, of course!) for their comments, asking the old guard to introspect about what went wrong at the general election.