Even as the formal meeting of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) is all set to take place here on Friday, deliberations over seat sharing, joint coordination committee and the strategy for the Parliament’s 5-day Special Session is all set to come up for discussion.
Rahul Gandhi may have lost his Member of Parliament (MP) position, but his Indian American supporters have not given up hope. They have planned a series of events for the former President of the Indian National Congress, thanks to Congress winning the Karnataka election, a result that boosted the confidence of not just the party but its overseas supporters as well.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday moved Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court seeking no objection for the issuance of a fresh ordinary passport to him. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Vaibhav Mehta will hear the plea on Wednesday. In 2015, the Court while granting bail to the applicant Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case did not put any condition on travel for the applicant and others as well, clarified the associated lawyer.
The Congress on Friday said that it has planned a mega protest across the country against the disqualification of its senior leader Rahul Gandhi as a Lok Sabha member and welcomed the impromptu support from various parties.
Rahul Gandhi’s expulsion from parliament is a stunning embarrassment for India’s democracy but has the potential to transform his national stature.
Huge protests broke out at various places in Kerala’s Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, represented by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, as hundreds of people took to the streets at various towns there to protest his disqualification from the Lok Sabha after his conviction in a criminal defamation case by a Gujarat court.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday termed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from the Lak Sabha “the act of a scared government”.
The Congress on Friday said that it will take legal recourse in the matter of party leader Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from the Lok Sabha but noted this takes time and it is not surprised the way things have moved fast in this particular case. Party leader and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, citing the Lok Prahari case, said that there is no automatic disqualification as Article 103 of the Constitution states that only the President has to power to disqualify after taking advice of the Election Commission.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has written to Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das and SEBI chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch, in two separate letters, seeking an investigation on the allegations levelled against the Adani Group by Hindenburg Research.
Justice Katju says, “One can understand distortion of the truth by 10, 20, or 30 degrees in furtherance of one’s vested interests, but distorting it by 180 degrees, i.e, making it totally upside down by painting a secular hero as a communal bigot and a villain, really boggles one’s mind. But that is precisely what has been done by some people having vested interests about Tipu and most other Muslim rulers in India.”
Opposition parties in India will meet on Monday to devise a strategy for Parliament proceedings following the suspension of Congress MP Rajani Patil and expunging of parts of speeches of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge with regards to the Adani report by American shortselling research firm Hindenburg.
Adani issue: Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan on Tuesday gave suspension of business notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to discuss “the issue of investment by LIC, Public Sector Banks and financial institutions in companies losing market value, endangering the hard-earned savings of crores of Indians”.
Bharat Jodo Yatra update: Ahead of the ‘Hath Se Hath Jodo Yatra’ which aims at reaching out to the public with Rahul Gandhi’s letter and the failures of the BJP government, the Congress will hold press conferences across the nation on Wednesday, sources in New Delhi said on Tuesday.
Justice Katju recalls, before Independence and Partition in 1947, two top Congress party leaders, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad or Maulana Azad (who later became India’s Education Minister) and C. Rajagopalchari (known as Rajaji, who later became the Governor General of India) were in Allahabad and staying in the home of Jawahar Lal Nehru (who later became India’s Prime Minister) called Anand Bhawan.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has written to 21 ‘like-minded’ parties to join the concluding function of the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Srinagar on January 30, says Justice Katju
A group of retired armed forces officers, led by former army chief, General Deepak Kapoor (retd) joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Haryana’s Kurukshetra on Sunday. Gen Kapoor was accompanied by Lt Gen R.K. Hooda (retd), Lt Gen V.K. Narula (retd), Lt Gen D.D.S. Sandhu (retd), Air Marshal P.S. Bhangu (retd), Maj Gen Satbir Singh Chaudhary (retd), Maj Gen Dharmender Singh (retd), Maj Gen Bishambar Dayal (retd), Col Jitender Gill (retd), Col Pushpender Singh (retd), and Col. Rohit Chaudhry (retd).
Buoyed with the success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra (Unite India March), Congress leaders are projecting Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will walk the entire 120 km that her brother Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra (Unite India March) will travel in Uttar Pradesh from Tuesday.
Justice Markandey Katju- Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own. Many Muslims have criticized me for opposing Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra. https://indicanews.com/2022/12/22/justice-katju-why-the-bharat-jodo-yatra-will-not-unite-india/ https://www.hastakshepnews.com/according-to-justice-katju-what-is-the-reality-of-the-bharat-jodo-yatra/ So I wish to make my position clear. I am not a supporter of […]
Rahul Gandhi has been talking a lot these days of uniting India and is doing a Bharat Jodo Yatra for this purpose.
Justice Markandey Katju- Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own. There has been a lot of enthusiasm among the public over the recent elections in India–the state assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, and the Municipal Corporation […]
The newly-elected Congress MLAs of Himachal Pradesh will meet in Chandigarh on Friday in the presence of state in-charge Rajeev Shukla and special observer and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel. At the meeting, a decision may be taken to empower Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge to nominate the legislative party leader.