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Congress courts controversy on Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary as Adhir Ranjan rakes up ‘When a big tree falls…’
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Congress courts controversy on Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary as Adhir Ranjan rakes up ‘When a big tree falls…’

The Congress leader quickly tried to distance himself from the entire issue by first tweeting ‘a malicious campaign is propagated by those forces inimical to me’ and then ‘The tweet against my name in the tweeter account has nothing to do with my own observation’

BJP MP gives breach of privilege notice against Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury over 'swimming pool in PM’s plane' remark
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BJP MP gives breach of privilege notice against Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury over 'swimming pool in PM’s plane' remark

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury earlier claimed that there is a swimming pool in the prime minister's aircraft

Explained: The row in Parliament over the new bill that lets police take bio samples of accused
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Explained: The row in Parliament over the new bill that lets police take bio samples of accused

The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022, seeking to replace The Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920, permits authorities to collect biometric data along with 'physical and biological samples' of convicts, and those arrested or detained

Declare emergency in West Bengal, demands Congress over 'collapse of law and order' in state
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Declare emergency in West Bengal, demands Congress over 'collapse of law and order' in state

West Bengal PCC president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had earlier written to President Ram Nath Kovind urging him to invoke Article 355 in state to ensure that it functions in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution

Birbhum violence: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan slams Mamata Banerjee over 'danav raj' in Bengal
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Birbhum violence: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan slams Mamata Banerjee over 'danav raj' in Bengal

Chowdhury on Thursday visited the Bogtui village near Rampurhat in Birbhum in which the violence claimed eight lives on Tuesday

Amid escalating infighting in Congress, G-23 leaders meet for second time time in 24 hours
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Amid escalating infighting in Congress, G-23 leaders meet for second time time in 24 hours

The Congress G-23 leaders, who had in the past called for sweeping reforms in the party, earlier held a meeting on Wednesday in the wake of the party's debacle in the Assembly polls to five states

Bengal Congress chief slams Mamata Banerjee for questioning party's  credibility, calls her 'BJP agent'
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Bengal Congress chief slams Mamata Banerjee for questioning party's credibility, calls her 'BJP agent'

Explaining the Congress presence across India, Chowdhury said that the Congress has 20 per cent of the Opposition's total vote share and asked the TMC chief where her party stands in politics

All-party meet convened by government; Opposition parties demand discussion on Pegasus row, price rise
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All-party meet convened by government; Opposition parties demand discussion on Pegasus row, price rise

Opposition leaders also raised the issue of extended jurisdiction of the BSF in some states and TMC leaders are learnt to have raised the issue of MSP and disinvestment of profitable PSUs

Sonia Gandhi reconstitutes Congress' parliamentary groups ahead of Monsoon Session
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Sonia Gandhi reconstitutes Congress' parliamentary groups ahead of Monsoon Session

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury will be the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, while Mallikarjun Kharge will be lead the party in the Upper House

Budget Session: Opposition leaders shout slogans, storm Well of Lok Sabha to protest rising fuel prices
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Budget Session: Opposition leaders shout slogans, storm Well of Lok Sabha to protest rising fuel prices

Congress' leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury alleged that the Opposition was being 'blacked out' from the Lok Sabha livestream

Congress walks out of Lok Sabha during Modi's speech, says PM didn't satisfy concerns over farm laws
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Congress walks out of Lok Sabha during Modi's speech, says PM didn't satisfy concerns over farm laws

The farm laws should be withdrawn and new ones should be brought only after thorough consultation with the farmers, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told reporters outside the Parliament

West Bengal Assembly polls: Congress, Left finalises seat-sharing deal for 193 of 294 constituencies, says Adir Chowdhury
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West Bengal Assembly polls: Congress, Left finalises seat-sharing deal for 193 of 294 constituencies, says Adir Chowdhury

The 193 seats include the 77 seats that both Congress and Left Front had won in the 2016 Assembly election. As per the agreement, Congress will contest in 92 seats while the Left parties will contest in 101 seats

No Winter Session of Parliament this year due to COVID-19, Budget Session in January, says Centre
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No Winter Session of Parliament this year due to COVID-19, Budget Session in January, says Centre

Earlier this year, the Monsoon Session of Parliament was delayed due to coronavirus and held in September instead of July. It was also cut short by 10 days due to the COVID-19 situation

BJP govt only understands language of street protests, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on farmers' agitation
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BJP govt only understands language of street protests, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on farmers' agitation

He said when Congress had sought consultations on the legislations, the plea was turned down and instead, Opposition leaders were suspended from the Parliament

Parliament Monsoon Session: Centre, Oppn trade fire on PM CARES Fund; RS passes bill to punish attacks on health workers
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Parliament Monsoon Session: Centre, Oppn trade fire on PM CARES Fund; RS passes bill to punish attacks on health workers

In the Lok Sabha, Opposition MPs of the Congress, DMK, TMC, and others opposed the PM CARES Fund, alleging that it lacked transparency

Parliament Monsoon Session: LS sees disruptions as Congress-BJP argue over PM CARES fund; RS passes bills slashing MPs' salaries
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Parliament Monsoon Session: LS sees disruptions as Congress-BJP argue over PM CARES fund; RS passes bills slashing MPs' salaries

Lok Sabha saw a string of adjournments as the Opposition raised slogans against MoS Finance Anurag Thakur for his allegation that the PM National Relief Fund (PMNRF) was set up "only for the benefit of the Gandhi family"

Parliament Updates: LS adjourned till 3 pm tomorrow; House passes bill reducing MPs' salaries, amended Essential Commodities Bill
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Parliament Updates: LS adjourned till 3 pm tomorrow; House passes bill reducing MPs' salaries, amended Essential Commodities Bill

Parliament Updates: The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, has been passed in the Lok Sabha, by voice vote. The House has been adjourned until 3 pm on 16 September, 2020

Day 1 of Monsoon Session sees Question Hour scrapped amid Opposition fury, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman re-elected
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Day 1 of Monsoon Session sees Question Hour scrapped amid Opposition fury, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman re-elected

The Opposition alleged that the Centre was trying to throttle democracy by doing away with the Question Hour, which it called the "Golden Hour" of the House

Parliament Updates: Epidemic Diseases Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha; House adjourned till 9 am tomorrow
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Parliament Updates: Epidemic Diseases Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha; House adjourned till 9 am tomorrow

Parliament Updates: On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill and the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill were also introduced in the Upper House.

Congress-Left tie up will be 'game changer' in 2021 West Bengal polls, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
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Congress-Left tie up will be 'game changer' in 2021 West Bengal polls, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

The Opposition leader added that his focus will be to dent the vote share of both TMC and BJP, and "restore secular ethos" in the state