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GST bill creates BJP rift with supporters

If the Land Bill has divided the BJP-led NDA government, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has created a rift between the BJP, the AIADMK and the BJD.

Congress claims government trying to help rich

 Ajay Maken hands over a large wooden plough to party president Sonia Gandhi during a farmers’ rally (Photo: BIPLAB BANERJEE)

At its first major public rally since its decisive defeat in the Lok Sabha elections 11 months ago, the Congress launched a sharp attack on the Narendra Modi government, accusing it of “ignoring the i

Rahul Gandhi promises decisive fight

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi interacts with farmers outside his residence in New Delhi on Saturday. ----Biplab Banerjee

The Congress will lead a “decisive fight inside and outside Parliament” on farmers’ issues and take the battle to its logical conclusion, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi made clear during his intera

Sitaram Yechury, Congress ‘farmer connect’ to worry BJP

The Congress’ connect with kisan, khet, mazdoor, Sitaram Yechury’s election as the CPI(M) general secretary and the unity of Janata Parivar will pose a big challenge before Prime Minister Narendra and

Rahul Gandhi takes centrestage again

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will dominate the party’s “kisan, khet, mazdoor” rally being held at Ramlila Maidan here on Sunday to caution the Centre to prepare for a battle on the farmers’ is

BJP Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose move with eye on polls

After “hijacking” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat, the BJP is all set to “steal” Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls next year.

Janata Parivar fails to enthuse Congress

The Congress is not enthused over the proposed unification of the Janata Parivar, whose constituents got political space by weakening the Congress but they cannot check the BJP on their own.

Congress consults old notes & new on poll debacle

The Congress should use phrases like “mixed economy” and “plural society” instead of “socialism” and “secularism” as they have acquired a peculiar connotation in India in the past five decades.

Congress mulls invite to like-minded parties

A debate has begun in the Congress on whether to invite leaders of “like-minded parties” in its “kisan rally” here on April 19 against the controversial land bill which has divided the BJP-led NDA gov

‘Sonia will take Congress to its deserved glory’

Even as a debate is going on in Congress circles about who between Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi would lead them, the party mouthpiece has made it clear that it will be Mrs Gandhi who will bring the C

The Narendra Modi government has suspended the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, (FCRA) for 180 days, preventing it from receiving any foreign funds

The Hindu Council UK has prepared its own “manifesto”, a list of demands submitted to political parties ahead of next month’s elections in the United Kingdom.