Congress, Ally Row Dents Ruling Coalition Hopes: India Votes

Ties between India’s Congress party and an ally in its governing coalition from eastern Bihar state have broken down, denting efforts to build an alliance capable of winning a majority in elections, the Indian Express reported.

We’ll form next govt, says Manmohan but keeps Left option open

  New Delhi (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday expressed confidence that the Congress and its allies would form the next government, but left the door open for the Left parties, saying “all options are open”.

PM more competent than Advani to handle slowdown: Chidambaram

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today claimed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is more competent than BJP leader L K Advani to handle the economic slowdown. “If one has to chose between Advani and Manmohan Singh to handle a slowdown, I have no doubt that more than 90 per cent will say Manmohan singh is more competent to handle the slowdown than Advani,” Chidambaram told media persons...

Congress drops Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar

The Congress announced Thursday it had dropped Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar as its Lok Sabha candidates in the wake of protests over their alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

LTTE threat to Sonia Gandhi, security stepped up

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children — Rahul and Priyanka — face a threat from the banned LTTE prompting the Union home ministry to issue an alert to states to provide tight security cover during their visits.

No car, no house, Sonia Gandhi still a crorepati

RAE BAREILLI, April 6: She may be the most powerful woman in the country, but Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Congress president, who declared her assets today while filing her nomination papers from Rae Bareilli parliamentary constituency, revealed that she neither owns a house in the country, nor a car. Her total assets, however, total around Rs 1.38 crore.

Opposition ‘power hungry’: Rahul

  Rairakhol (Orissa) (PTI): Terming Opposition parties as “power hungry”, AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the Congress-led UPA was focusing on speedy development and prosperity of all sections of society.

Pranab Mukherjee addressing the media in New Delhi on Sunday

    Pranab Mukherjee NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday described the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) as an arrangement for governance, and maintained that there was no rationale in the analysis that it was disintegrating since the government was still in place.   Briefing journalists here, Mr. Mukherjee said the UPA had never been a political entity as it was the...

Pawan Bansal is “totally incompetent minister”: BJP

Promise to withdraw 1.5 lakh ‘misuse’ notices and 500 Rs /SFt fine Chandigarh state BJP President Mrs Kamla Sharma, party General Secretary Mr Sanjay Tandon and former state BJP President Mr Yashpal Mahajan today accused Mr Pawan Bansal of being totally incompetent as an MP and Minister. The BJP leaders promised that on coming to power at the centre BJP / NDA government will withdraw 1.5 lakh...
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