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Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet Bhagwant Mann tomorrow; CWC to hold talks on Congress' revival
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Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet Bhagwant Mann tomorrow; CWC to hold talks on Congress' revival

Sidhu's meeting with Mann would be at a time when AICC in-charge of Punjab Harish Chaudhary has recommended disciplinary action against him

Reached out to Mayawati, offered CM post, she didn’t respond, says Rahul Gandhi
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Reached out to Mayawati, offered CM post, she didn’t respond, says Rahul Gandhi

Taking on Mayawati, he said, "We gave a message to Mayawati to form an alliance and asked her to become the chief minister. She did not even talk to us."

Watch: Congress flag falls from post as Sonia Gandhi tries to unfurl it on party's 137th foundation day
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Watch: Congress flag falls from post as Sonia Gandhi tries to unfurl it on party's 137th foundation day

Gandhi along with party treasurer Pawan Bansal and AICC general secretary KC Venugopal held the party tricolour in their hand and displayed it briefly before a Congress worker climbed up the flagpole to string the party tricolour

Amid ongoing rift in Punjab Congress unit, AICC calls for state's legislative party meeting today
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Amid ongoing rift in Punjab Congress unit, AICC calls for state's legislative party meeting today

This development comes as several legislators and ministers close to Navjot Singh Sidhu have been seeking a meeting of the legislature party

Quit India Movement: History, significance and facts about Bharat Chhodo Andolan Day
India

Quit India Movement: History, significance and facts about Bharat Chhodo Andolan Day

The Quit India Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August, 1942 at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

Consultant or neta? Prashant Kishor's break is temporary. His return will make things interesting
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Consultant or neta? Prashant Kishor's break is temporary. His return will make things interesting

Kishor has been on the winning side in seven out of the eight elections (this does not include Bihar 2020, as he was not actively involved in that election).

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh meets three-member AICC panel set up to end factionalism in Punjab
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Chief Minister Amarinder Singh meets three-member AICC panel set up to end factionalism in Punjab

This is the second time Singh has met the panel. He had earlier met its members at the AICC headquarters, before submission of the panel report

In Amarinder Singh vs Navjot Sidhu, Punjab Congress loses out; central team scrambles to iron out differences 
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In Amarinder Singh vs Navjot Sidhu, Punjab Congress loses out; central team scrambles to iron out differences 

What appears to be a dispute between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh versus his former Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu is turning out to be a conflict within the party with deeper faultlines

Sonia Gandhi appoints 3 AICC secretaries for Assam, Kerala in preparation of Assembly polls next year
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Sonia Gandhi appoints 3 AICC secretaries for Assam, Kerala in preparation of Assembly polls next year

A Congress statement said MLAs Anirudh Singh, Vikas Upadhyay, Prithviraj Prabhakar Sathe have been appointed AICC secretaries for Assam, while ex-MP P Viswanathan, ex-MLC Ivan D'Souza, PV Mohan have been appointed for Kerala

Congress spokesperson Kushboo Sundar quits party, accuses some leaders of 'dictating terms'
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Congress spokesperson Kushboo Sundar quits party, accuses some leaders of 'dictating terms'

The party, meanwhile, announced in Delhi that Sundar was removed from her post of All India Congress Committee spokesperson with "immediate effect"

'Heavens not falling over need to elect Congress president': Salman Khurshid on letter calling for changes
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'Heavens not falling over need to elect Congress president': Salman Khurshid on letter calling for changes

Khurshid said he wouldn't have signed the letter calling for organisational changes in the Congress, even if he had been approached by the 'group of 23'

'Sweeping changes' in Congress will be incomplete if party continues to piggyback on Nehru-Gandhi family
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'Sweeping changes' in Congress will be incomplete if party continues to piggyback on Nehru-Gandhi family

The last time voices of dissent emerged in Congress, three of its leaders broke away to form the Nationalist Congress Party

'Not about post, but country,' says Kapil Sibal after seeking organisational reform in Congress during CWC meet
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'Not about post, but country,' says Kapil Sibal after seeking organisational reform in Congress during CWC meet

After the meeting of Congress' top decision-making body, the CWC urged Sonia Gandhi to continue as its interim chief till an AICC session is convened

Sachin Pilot says Congress leadership will decide appointments in Rajasthan govt, party
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Sachin Pilot says Congress leadership will decide appointments in Rajasthan govt, party

The Tonk MLA, who was removed as Rajasthan Congress chief and deputy CM last month after a rebellion, had on Monday met with Ajay Maken, the new AICC general secretary in-charge for the state

Resolving leadership issue key for Congress revival, need to dispel growing perception that party is adrift, says Shashi Tharoor
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Resolving leadership issue key for Congress revival, need to dispel growing perception that party is adrift, says Shashi Tharoor

The Congress must fix its leadership issues on top priority to address the growing perception among the people that the party is "adrift", senior leader Shashi Tharoor said.

Congress Working Committee must hold leadership elections to energise workers and inspire workers, says Shashi Tharoor
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Congress Working Committee must hold leadership elections to energise workers and inspire workers, says Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor's appeal came in support of his party colleague and former MP Sandeep Dikshit's remarks that the the biggest challenge the party faces is the "leadership question".

Delhi election 2020: Congress may spring surprise in 8 Feb polls like it did in Haryana, says Randeep Singh Surjewala
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Delhi election 2020: Congress may spring surprise in 8 Feb polls like it did in Haryana, says Randeep Singh Surjewala

Congress is contesting the elections in alliance with the Rashtriya Janta Dal, giving it four assembly seats

Sonia Gandhi dissolves Punjab Congress committee, Sunil Jakhar to remain unit chief; party forms 11-member coordination panel
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Sonia Gandhi dissolves Punjab Congress committee, Sunil Jakhar to remain unit chief; party forms 11-member coordination panel

The Congres took the decisions a day after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh met Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and held detailed discussions with her

Rebel Puducherry Congress MLA N Dhanavelou suspended on charges of indulging in 'anti-party activities'
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Rebel Puducherry Congress MLA N Dhanavelou suspended on charges of indulging in 'anti-party activities'

Rebel Congress Legislator in Puducherry N Dhanavelou was on Thursday suspended from the party on charges of indulging in 'anti-party activities'

Three Uttar Pradesh policemen shunted out for serving notice to dead man over anti-CAA protests in Firozabad
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Three Uttar Pradesh policemen shunted out for serving notice to dead man over anti-CAA protests in Firozabad

Three policemen, including a sub-inspector, were on Monday shunted out for sending a notice in the name of a dead person over the 20 December anti-CAA protests here, an official said.