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In new memoir, Barack Obama describes modern-day India as success story 'despite bitter feuds within political parties'
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In new memoir, Barack Obama describes modern-day India as success story 'despite bitter feuds within political parties'

The former US president writes that the transition to a more market-based economy in the 1990s unleashed the extraordinary entrepreneurial talents of Indians

'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'

Kapil Sibal condemns attack on Jitin Prasada, says Congress needs to 'target BJP with surgical strikes, not its own'
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Kapil Sibal condemns attack on Jitin Prasada, says Congress needs to 'target BJP with surgical strikes, not its own'

Prasada, a former Union minister, was among the 23 signatories to a letter that sought an active and full-time Congress president

'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

CWC meeting Updates: Sonia Gandhi has no ill-will against dissenters, says Randeep Surjewala
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CWC meeting Updates: Sonia Gandhi has no ill-will against dissenters, says Randeep Surjewala

CWC Meeting meeting Updates: 'Sonia Gandhi has never kept a grudge against anyone and never will. In her concluding remarks, she has said that he has no ill will against those who have written the letter requesting a change in party structure and leadership,' said Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress interim chief for now, says no ill-will towards dissenters
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Sonia Gandhi to continue as Congress interim chief for now, says no ill-will towards dissenters

The CWC also authorised the Congress president to bring about necessary organisational changes to tackle the challenges faced by the party.

CWC meeting: Sonia and Rahul should see critical letter as a new beginning for Congress rather than a conspiracy
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CWC meeting: Sonia and Rahul should see critical letter as a new beginning for Congress rather than a conspiracy

The Congress has been rocked yet again by a controversy arising from internal differences, this time in the shape of a letter laying out an agenda of organisational reform in the party signed by many senior Congress leaders.

Kapil Sibal rebuts 'BJP collusion' remark attributed to Rahul Gandhi, deletes tweet after 'personal clarification'
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Kapil Sibal rebuts 'BJP collusion' remark attributed to Rahul Gandhi, deletes tweet after 'personal clarification'

The Congress is in the middle of an internal crisis, which was triggered after at least 23 party leaders wrote to Sonia Gandhi demanding a complete overhaul of the organisation

Congress downplays Priyanka Gandhi's remark supporting 'non-Gandhi' president, says it was made in different context
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Congress downplays Priyanka Gandhi's remark supporting 'non-Gandhi' president, says it was made in different context

Though the book was released recently, Priyanka's interview was conducted after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as president, taking responsibility for the 2019 Lok Sabha poll drubbing, the party said

‘High time’ Congress gets full-time president by ‘selection or election’, says Sandeep Dikshit
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‘High time’ Congress gets full-time president by ‘selection or election’, says Sandeep Dikshit

Dikshit hit out at Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot, asserting that the fight was between the 'usurpers' and those persevering through hard work

Sachin Pilot says Rahul Gandhi should lead Congress once again, slams Centre over border conflict with China
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Sachin Pilot says Rahul Gandhi should lead Congress once again, slams Centre over border conflict with China

His demand came as Rahul has sharpened his attack on the Narendra Modi government for its handling of the border row with China and over increasing fuel prices.

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi responsible for tarnishing Manmohan's image, death of Congress party, says economist Jagdish Bhagwati
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Sonia, Rahul Gandhi responsible for tarnishing Manmohan's image, death of Congress party, says economist Jagdish Bhagwati

Noted Indian-American economist and academic Jagdish Bhagwati, Thursday, came down heavily on the Gandhi family and the dynasticism rife within the top echelons of the party.

Sonia returns as interim Congress chief: In failing to quit its Gandhi fixation, flailing party reverts to status quo
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Sonia returns as interim Congress chief: In failing to quit its Gandhi fixation, flailing party reverts to status quo

Thus came to a halt all the expectations of political watchers and the Congress faithful that a new face would impart a fresh lease of life to the moribund party.

Sonia Gandhi appointed as interim Congress chief; Rahul Gandhi led party fearlessly, say senior leaders
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Sonia Gandhi appointed as interim Congress chief; Rahul Gandhi led party fearlessly, say senior leaders

The Congress on Sunday passed a resolution unanimously appointing Sonia Gandhi as the interim chief of the party, in the second meeting of the Congress Working Committee

CWC meet Updates: Sonia Gandhi appointed as interim Congress chief; Rahul Gandhi refused to reconsider resignation, says senior leader
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CWC meet Updates: Sonia Gandhi appointed as interim Congress chief; Rahul Gandhi refused to reconsider resignation, says senior leader

CWC meet Updates: The first phase of the Congress Working Committee meeting has ended, and is likely to resume at 8.30 pm on Saturday.

Milind Deora suggests Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia for Congress top post, says delay in choosing president hurting party
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Milind Deora suggests Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia for Congress top post, says delay in choosing president hurting party

Milind Deora said that Priyanka Gandhi is exceptionally talented but the family's decision to not hold the top post of the Congress must be respected.

Shashi Tharoor says confusion after Rahul Gandhi's resignation ‘hurting’ Congress, calls for polls to key posts to ‘legitimise’ leadership
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Shashi Tharoor says confusion after Rahul Gandhi's resignation ‘hurting’ Congress, calls for polls to key posts to ‘legitimise’ leadership

Asserting that 'lack of clarity' over leadership following Rahul Gandhi's resignation is hurting the Congress, senior leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the way forward for the party could be opening up all key posts, including the CWC membership, to fresh elections which would help legitimise the incoming set of leaders.

After Rahul Gandhi, Congress can redefine how political parties are run in India by choosing next leader on merit
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After Rahul Gandhi, Congress can redefine how political parties are run in India by choosing next leader on merit

In India, tickets to Lok Sabha elections are given out without a voting process like the American primaries or the UK hustings. The same is the case for Assembly and corporation elections. There is no transparency in how tickets to Rajya Sabha are given in any party.

Congress leaders deliberate party leadership in latest meeting over Karnataka crisis, no names discussed
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Congress leaders deliberate party leadership in latest meeting over Karnataka crisis, no names discussed

The issue of leadership in Congress came up briefly at the informal meeting of party leaders held to discuss the political developments in Karnataka but no names were discussed, party sources said.

Rahul Gandhi's resignation as Congress chief a conscious exercise of power, grudging acceptance that organisation needs to be rebuilt
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Rahul Gandhi's resignation as Congress chief a conscious exercise of power, grudging acceptance that organisation needs to be rebuilt

One thing the resignation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president will not do to him is to reduce his status to even that of primus inter pares or first among equals. He will continue to tower over other party leaders. It is to him they will turn for settling factional disputes, build consensus on contentious policy issues, and campaign for them during elections.