Sanjeev Chopra

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Aghast at TMC's decision to abstain from VP poll: Margaret Alva

Aghast at TMC's decision to abstain from VP poll: Margaret Alva

Rediff.com23 Jul 2022

There's enough time for Mamata Banerjee to change her mind, Alva said.

Another comeback for Gandhi family loyalist Margaret Alva

Another comeback for Gandhi family loyalist Margaret Alva

Rediff.com17 Jul 2022

Barring a brief lull in 2008 triggered by her standoff with Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the issue of family entitlement in ticket distribution, the suave and soft-spoken Alva's career has largely been a dream run.

Jairam Ramesh replaces Surjewala as Congress's communication head

Jairam Ramesh replaces Surjewala as Congress's communication head

Rediff.com19 Jun 2022

Strengthening the party's communication strategy to improve public engagement is foremost on the Congress agenda after Rahul Gandhi had stressed that they "have to go back to the people" at the Udaipur meeting.

I see a further decline in Congress's relevance: Ashwani Kumar

I see a further decline in Congress's relevance: Ashwani Kumar

Rediff.com15 Feb 2022

'Several leaders leaving the party in quick succession tell us that something is very wrong with the oldest party'

Cong needs widespread reforms at all levels: Sibal

Cong needs widespread reforms at all levels: Sibal

Rediff.com13 Jun 2021

The Grand Old Party must bring widespread reforms across all levels of the organisation to show it is no longer in a state of inertia and to present itself as a viable political alternative to the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress veteran Kapil Sibal said.

Congress on shaky ground as poll fortunes plummet further

Congress on shaky ground as poll fortunes plummet further

Rediff.com2 May 2021

The setback promises to have far-reaching ramifications within and outside the party as it is likely to fuel voices that have challenged the Gandhi family's leadership and also those who have been a votary of a non-Congress front to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party.

'Modi govt failed to understand or to tackle COVID'

'Modi govt failed to understand or to tackle COVID'

Rediff.com1 May 2021

As India logged a world record of over four lakh coronavirus infections on Saturday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the entire world is shaken by what is happening here and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "dropping the ball and throwing it to states" after prematurely taking credit for having "won against COVID-19" when the second wave was already underway. "Rely on yourself is the motto. No one will come to help you. Definitely, not the prime minister," Gandhi said, while alleging that the COVID-19 situation has gone completely out of control for the Modi government, and wondered whether it was their way of making the states and the citizens truly 'Aatmanirbhar'.

Sonia consolidates Rahul's position with Cong overhaul

Sonia consolidates Rahul's position with Cong overhaul

Rediff.com12 Sep 2020

An overwhelming number of new appointees across the party's organisational structure -- from the highest decision-making body CWC (Congress Working Committee) to the special committee formed to assist interim party chief Sonia Gandhi -- are known as Rahul Gandhi's confidantes.

Lockdown compounding woes of poor: Antony

Lockdown compounding woes of poor: Antony

Rediff.com10 May 2020

Noting that the situation on the ground was "very difficult", the Congress leader said it was high time the prime minister announced a relief package for the poor and a financial stimulus for the economy.

Scindia's exit reignites 'old vs young' debate in Congress

Scindia's exit reignites 'old vs young' debate in Congress

Rediff.com10 Mar 2020

Scindia's departure from the Congress also raises question marks about delayed decision-making and status quo in the Congress.

Jyotiraditya Scindia: Like father, like son

Jyotiraditya Scindia: Like father, like son

Rediff.com10 Mar 2020

Madhavrao Scindia briefly left the Congress in 1996 and was later pacified to rejoin ranks

'Unanimous view is that Rahul should take over Congress'

'Unanimous view is that Rahul should take over Congress'

Rediff.com1 Mar 2020

'The uncertainty on future leadership needs to be dispelled. It is already late as if today is yesterday. If necessary, a direction can be given to Rahul Gandhi to assume leadership'

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.

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