Soon after Owaisi and a delegation of his party leaders met this influential cleric, WB CM Mamata Banerjee accused the AIMIM chief of furthering religious polarization in the state. To buttress his point, he pointed out that Congress was uprooted in every Muslim-dominated Assembly segments of districts such as Malda, Murshidabad and Uttar Dinajpur. Sonia Gandhi's message to Team India. READ | Congress, Left Agree Bengal Polls Formula For 193 Seats; Rahul & Priyanka To Visit Kolkata, NSUI launches fund-raising drive for Ram Temple, 'secular party' Congress distances itself, Congress MP blames BJP for RS halt, says onus of running house remains with party in power, Congress to offer legal aid to protesting farmers; sets up depts for redressal in 4 states, Manish Tewari calls for talks over Congress' ideology amid NSUI's Ram Temple fund raising, Congress WB LoP asks Sonia Gandhi to ally with cleric's party; worried about minority vote, RJD neta insults Tendulkar for backing govt over farm laws; 'Kisan doesn't know Twitter', As police prep for 'Chakka Jam', BKU leader Tikait assures farmers won't enter Delhi, Gujarat BJP denies PM's niece Sonal Modi ticket to contest Ahmedabad civic polls, India to continue providing humanitarian assistance to Myanmar amid military coup: MEA, Congress got Rs 139 cr donations in 2019-20; Sonia Gandhi gave Rs 50,000, Sibal Rs 3 cr. info)) (née Maino; born 9 December 1946) is an Indian politician.She is the president of the Indian National Congress, the left-of-centre political party, which has governed India for most of its post-independence history. Facebook Twitter. Apart from the party leaders, Congress received Rs 19 crores from ITC and its associate companies while Prudent Electoral Trust contributed Rs 31 crore. On Thursday, Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Abdul Mannan proposed an alliance with the Indian Secular Front launched by Furfura Sharif cleric Abbas Siddiqui for the Assembly polls. In a letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi on August, 23 senior party leaders observed that the uncertainly over the leadership and the drift in the party have weakened … Prime News, National, New Delhi, December 28:- Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday (December 28) gave the party’s 136th Foundation Day event a miss with senior party leader A K Antony unfurling the flag at the All … However, a group of Congress leaders have once again pitched the name of Rahul Gandhi for the top post, with the Delhi Congress even passing a resolution for the same. Once considered a vocal supporter of the Trinamool Congress in the past, Abbas Siddiqui has been taking on the state government in the recent past. Launched on January 21, the ISF is expected to be a platform for Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis residing in West Bengal. Earlier, 23 top leaders had written to interim chief Sonia Gandhi demanding robust changes in the party. As the Muslim population in WB can influence the fate of nearly 100-110 seats, TMC fears that erosion in this vote bank might benefit BJP. However, interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was able to quash the rebellion and had assured party members of reviewing the raised demands. The Congress party has decided to conduct the polls for its chief in May this year, as per sources, even as the party faces a leadership crisis. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, who turned 74 today, has decided not to celebrate her birthday in support of the farmers' protest against the new farm laws and COVID-19 situation in the country. Read: Amit Shah Claims 'Mamata Didi Will Be Left Alone In Trinamool' Amid 'TMC Inrush' Into BJP, Read: Congress, Left Agree Bengal Polls Formula For 193 Seats; Rahul & Priyanka To Visit Kolkata. File photo of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi | PTI via INC/Twitter Text Size: A- A+ O n one of my usual story-fishing expeditions several years ago, I was intrigued to see an influential Maharashtra legislator engaging a 10 Janpath peon in a long conversation in the lawns of the Congress headquarters. Incidentally, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has claimed that Abbas Siddiqui will be integral to his party's plans in the Assembly election. A number of senior party functionaries were present at the meeting, inclding AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi … Today, she is considered as an admirable image of womanhood in India,” said Rawat in a tweet in Hindi. On Tuesday, MoS Anurag Thakur slammed Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi and urged her to revisit her speeches delivered in favour of reforms in the agriculture sector. Sonia Gandhi at 74 perhaps would be happiest being away from the heat and dust of Delhi politics. Not just because the heat and dust affects her asthma, but … Though Sonia Gandhi managed to quell the rebellion, voices against the leadership has risen due to poor performances in back to back elections. Congress has been in a leadership dilemma since Rahul Gandhi quit as party chief in the post-Lok Sabha 2019 debacle. Amidst a lot of turmoil with Priyanka Vadra also being considered, Congress finally went back to their safe option and named Sonia Gandhi as its interim chief. Assembly elections in many states, including West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Assam, are due in April-May. New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday gave the party’s 136th Foundation Day event a miss with senior party leader A K Antony unfurling the flag at the AICC headquarters here. Email. This led to a barrage of resignations from various posts. It is pertinent to note that Kapil Sibal and Azad belonged to the group of 23 leaders who wrote to Sonia Gandhi seeking a revamp of the party's organizational structure. Moreover, prominent Congress leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia, Khushbu Sundar have quit the party and joined BJP. Congress leaders express dissent. The BJP leader also advised her to listen to her son Rahul Gandhi's press conference on agriculture reforms. READ | Congress WB LoP Asks Sonia Gandhi To Ally With Cleric's Party; Worried About Minority Vote. Sonia Gandhi met some of the letter-writers last month and discussed the issues raised by them. As per provisions of the electoral laws, political parties have to report contributions above Rs 20,000 made by individuals, companies, electoral trusts, and organizations. Instagram Telegram Google News. 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Read: Congress Recalls CMP Agenda; Sonia Asks CM Uddhav To Take Initiatives For Weaker Sections. Washington: Former president of america Barack Obama (Barack Obama) has said that despite bitter disputes between political parties, various armed separatist movements and corruption scandals, the story … Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul donated Rs 50,000 and Rs 54,000 respectively between April 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020.Other Congress leaders such as Shashi Tharoor, Anand Sharma, and Gulam Nabi Azad made donations of Rs 54,000. Sonia Gandhi used to advocate a market free of middlemen for farmers and now opposes it. Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Share via Email Print. Linkedin. She took over as the party leader in 1998, seven years after the assassination of her husband, Rajiv Gandhi… READ | Amarinder Singh 'not Worried' About Congress Infighting, Rules Out Taking Up National Role. Kapil Sibal donated Rs 3 cr to Congress in 2019-20, Sonia Gandhi Rs 50,000 & Rahul Rs 54,000 Congress has declared to EC that it received Rs 139 crore in 2019-20, of which Rs 31 crore came from Prudent Electoral Trust, backed by … The contribution document was submitted to the EC by Congress in December last year and was signed by the party's interim Treasurer Pawan Bansal. Inside story of how Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi forced Jyotiraditya Scindia to dump Congress Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Guna MP who has been with Congress for 18 years, quit party Tuesday saying this path has been drawing itself out over past year. "Both Sonia Gandhi and Mayawati are eminent politicians. Several politicians extended best wishes to her and prayed for her health on Twitter. Since Maharashtra govt's cabinet expansion in January 2020, discontent in the Congress party surfaced between Maharashtra cabinet minister Ashok Chavan and … Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Images, Youtube and more on IDCrawl - the leading free people search engine. Sonia Gandhi, 74, has been interim party president since her son Rahul Gandhi quit last year over the Congress's second straight national election defeat. However, he has refused to categorically reveal whom he intends to ally with for the upcoming polls. Hinting that his party shall contest 294 seats in the state Assembly polls, the cleric has clarified that he will not personally fight the election. While some loyalists have time and again implored 50-year-old Rahul Gandhi to take back the reins of the party, this has also been met with significant opposition. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal was the highest individual donor  - having given Rs 3 crores to the party fund while former PM Manmohan Singh contributed Rs 1,08,000. This means Sonia Gandhi continues to be interim president of the party for about six more months. In a letter addressed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Mannan pointed out that minority votes have shifted away from the party which is evident from the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Urging the consent of the Congress high command, the Leader of Opposition in the WB Assembly opined that the addition of ISF in the Congress-Left alliance will be game-changer in the upcoming polls. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul donated Rs 50,000 and Rs 54,000 respectively between April 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020.Other Congress leaders such as Shashi Tharoor, Anand Sharma, and Gulam Nabi Azad made donations of Rs 54,000. It must be noted that dissenting voices had risen in the Congress party a few months ago against the backdrop of the fight between Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan. Sonia Gandhi Calls Modi Govt 'arrogant', Demands 'unconditional' Repeal Of 3 Farm Laws Calling the BJP Government 'arrogant', Sonia Gandhi alleged that this was the first government since independence that did not care for the farming community. To buttress his point, he pointed out that Congress was uprooted in every Muslim-dominated Assembly segments of … Barack Obama has mentioned his meeting and conversation with former PM Manmohan Singh in the book. Senior Congress leaders like Kapil Sibal and Ghulam Nabi Azad had then spoken openly against the Central leadership of the Gandhis. Congress President Smt. ‘Ensure Sonia Gandhi’s advice to CM Uddhav Thackeray is acted upon’ Prafulla Marpakwar / TNN / Updated: Jan 31, 2021, 18:20 IST Facebook Twitter Linkedin EMail Moreover, Sonia Gandhi has taken audio votes of around 1000-odd party leaders from the state for selection of new leadership in Maharashtra. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to send birthday wishes to Sonia Gandhi on Twitter on Wednesday Hyderabad: A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi turned 74, sans any fanfare, a party leader from southern India appealed to his chief minister to include her biography in the state school syllabus. In a letter addressed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Mannan pointed out that minority votes have shifted away from the party which is evident from the 2019 Lok Sabha election. One may agree or disagree with Sonia Gandhi’s politics but can’t deny her tremendous contribution to woman empowerment and public service. On December 9, the president of the Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi celebrated her 74th birthday. Another meeting - the party called it the first in a series of discussions - was held last week. The Mamata Banerjee-led TMC had swept the 2016 Assembly polls by bagging 211 seats in the 294-member Assembly. WhatsApp. Find Sonia Gandhi online. The Congress party received in total a sum of Rs 139 crores as donations during 2019-2020 revealed the contributions report published in the public domain by the Election Commission. They say that at 74, you should do what you always wanted to do but could not. While Kapil Sibal donated Rs 3 crore, party president Sonia Gandhi contributed Rs 50,000 and Rahul Gandhi Rs 54,000 to the party fund in 2019-20. Recently, her tenure was again extended. After the Bihar debacle, senior leaders like Kapil Sibal and P Chidambaram have come out in open and questioned the leadership. ... Twitter. 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