Sanjeev Chopra

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Cong endorses construction of Ram temple

Cong endorses construction of Ram temple

Rediff.com10 Nov 2019

They said it was then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi who on February 1, 1986 got the permission for starting prayers at the disputed site and got the locks opened.

What's next for Team Rahul?

What's next for Team Rahul?

Rediff.com7 Jul 2019

Many leaders who appealed to Gandhi to stay argued that their political futures depended on his presence in the party and hence he must stay.

For Rahul, this election was win some, lose lots

For Rahul, this election was win some, lose lots

Rediff.com23 May 2019

The party and its president, it seemed, were also unable to articulate their views effectively enough

Modi's 5 yrs most traumatic for Indian youth: Manmohan

Modi's 5 yrs most traumatic for Indian youth: Manmohan

Rediff.com5 May 2019

Singh asserted that the people have made up their minds to vote out the government

'It will be an insult to Rae Bareli if Sonia loses'

'It will be an insult to Rae Bareli if Sonia loses'

Rediff.com4 May 2019

Voters in Rae Bareli said they feel an emotional connection with the Gandhi family.

Post-poll alliance possible, 'job no. 1' is to defeat Modi: Rahul

Post-poll alliance possible, 'job no. 1' is to defeat Modi: Rahul

Rediff.com1 Apr 2019

"For the entire opposition, the job number one is to defeat Mr Narendra Modi and save Democracy and the Constitution."

'Modi is a publicity minister not prime minister'

'Modi is a publicity minister not prime minister'

Rediff.com31 Mar 2019

Accusing the prime minister of pushing a particular narrative in the media through the PMO, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said "Modi will not be able to deflect from real issues".

'We'll remonetise what Modi demonetised'

'We'll remonetise what Modi demonetised'

Rediff.com29 Mar 2019

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the Nyay plan is a game changer and that the scheme is "fiscally perfectly doable" and will not be implemented rashly.

Priyanka Gandhi: From background to forefront

Priyanka Gandhi: From background to forefront

Rediff.com23 Jan 2019

For Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who continues the Gandhi family legacy of active politics that began several generations ago, the formal entry into politics was two decades in the making.

Even after 3-state glory, Congress still has a long way to go

Even after 3-state glory, Congress still has a long way to go

Rediff.com12 Dec 2018

As the party moves forward into the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it not only needs to strengthen the state units and reach out to the grassroots level, but also forge alliances with like-minded parties.

No post is priority for me, will go by party decision on CM: Gehlot

No post is priority for me, will go by party decision on CM: Gehlot

Rediff.com18 Nov 2018

He said he is 'more than satisfied' with his long political career as a five-time Lok Sabha MP, three time Union minister and chief minister for 10 years.

Won't stitch tie-ups at the cost of state leaders' interest: Congress

Won't stitch tie-ups at the cost of state leaders' interest: Congress

Rediff.com10 Jun 2018

Surjewala made the case for state-specific alliances while arguing for a larger coalition with like-minded parties in 'national interest'.

What next for Sonia Gandhi?

What next for Sonia Gandhi?

Rediff.com16 Dec 2017

The 71-year-old MP may have time to pursue her other interests, but many believe that she will continue to play the role of a mentor.

Rahul Gandhi spells hope for Congress party

Rahul Gandhi spells hope for Congress party

Rediff.com16 Dec 2017

The new party president, the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to lead the political outfit, takes charge from his mother Sonia Gandhi at a time when the party is facing one of its worst crises, with the Bharatiya Janata Party occupying the centre stage of national and state politics.

Politics may not be Rahul's calling, but it's in his blood

Politics may not be Rahul's calling, but it's in his blood

Rediff.com5 Dec 2017

The Congress scion will step into his mother Sonia Gandhi's shoes as the party president next week.

Prez poll: Who will get how many votes

Prez poll: Who will get how many votes

Rediff.com25 Jun 2017

Kovind may bag over 62 per cent votes but fall short of the 69 per cent votes polled by incumbent Pranab Mukherjee in 2012.

If history has its way, presidential polls will see a contest

If history has its way, presidential polls will see a contest

Rediff.com18 Jun 2017

Going by precedence, the 15th presidential election scheduled to be held on July 17 this year will see a contest, notwithstanding the frenetic political confabulations for a consensus candidate.

Rahul is ready to take over as Congress prez: Amarinder

Rahul is ready to take over as Congress prez: Amarinder

Rediff.com30 Apr 2017

He also said that it was up to Sonia Gandhi whether she will continue as party chief for another term.

For President Mukherjee, Bhutan breaks protocol

For President Mukherjee, Bhutan breaks protocol

Rediff.com7 Nov 2014

India on Friday said Bhutan and its security is "intricately interlinked" and it is important for the two neighbours to be sensitive to each other's concerns, as President Pranab Mukherjee held wide-ranging talks with the Bhutanese leadership.

Will be powerful voice of Amritsar in Delhi: Jaitley

Will be powerful voice of Amritsar in Delhi: Jaitley

Rediff.com26 Mar 2014

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley faces a tough electoral battle in his maiden bid to enter Lok Sabha from Amritsar but is unfazed by his "reluctant" heavyweight opponent Capt Amarinder Singh as he claims the groundswell against Congress "adds to my confidence".

EC may raise expenditure cap for LS seat to Rs 70 lakh

EC may raise expenditure cap for LS seat to Rs 70 lakh

Rediff.com16 Feb 2014

Candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls will be able to spend more on their campaign with the Election Commission considering raising the expenditure cap up to Rs 70 lakh per contestant from Rs 40 lakh now.