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Congress to keep pursuing Leader of Opposition post

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:31

The Congress has not yet received any intimation from Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over its formal stake for the Leader of Opposition post, party leader KV Thomas said Tuesday.

Congress should not politicise LOP issue: Venkaiah Naidu

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 18:36

Hitting out at the Congress, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu today said it should not politicise the issue of Leader of Opposition status in Lok Sabha.

Suspended Kerala Congress leader sticks to remarks against Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:05

Unremorseful over his controversial `joker` remarks against Rahul Gandhi despite his suspension, former Kerala Minister TH Mustafa on Tuesday said he had not committed anything wrong.

BJP likely to reject Congress` bid for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha: Reports

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:15

Despite strong pitch from Congress president Sonia Gandhi demanding the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha for her party, Narendra Modi-led NDA government is likely to reject the demand, reports said on Tuesday.

LoP issue: Congress, allies to write to LS Speaker seeking quick decision

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 18:46

Soon after Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday raised a strong pitch against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government`s mum on entitling the `Grand Old Party` with the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said Congress and its allies will give in writing to Lok Sabha Speaker for taking an immediate action over the said issue.

Congress should get Leader of Opposition post: Sonia Gandhi

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:19

With the government appearing to be in no mood to budge, Congress president Sonia Gandhi indicated a hardening of stance on the issue by saying that her party must get the post of Leader of Opposition.

`Congress has natural claim to position of Leader of Opposition`

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 16:25

Amid the possibility of a decision being taken on the issue of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha this week ahead of the Budget Session, Congress on Sunday said it has a "natural claim" to the post and any attempt to scuttle it can only be termed as "autocratic".

People losing faith in Congress` secularism: Antony

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:02

Congress leader A K Antony today said people`s faith in the party`s commitment to secularism appeared to have "eroded slightly" and it was vital to regain the confidence of the masses to move forward.

Youth Congress leader takes dig at Rahul Gandhi`s reforms

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:45

In a veiled attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, a state Youth Congress functionary in Kerala on Tuesday dubbed the recent organisational reforms as "Tughlaq-like".

BJP and BJD competing to push inflation: Niranjan

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 20:38

Slamming the BJP government at the Centre for steep increase in rail fare and freight, Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik today demanded immediate roll back of the hike as the country is reeling under severe inflationary pressure.

Youth Congress leader shot dead by constable in Assam

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 21:11

A Youth Congress leader was allegedly shot dead by a police constable in Guijan police outpost in Tinsukia district of Assam, official sources said on Monday.

Nitish Kumar supports Congress for Leader of the Opposition post

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 16:31

Making a strong pitch for the Congress to get the Leader of the Opposition (LOP) post despite falling short of the requisite numbers, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said this was needed as a strong opposition was necessary for the smooth functioning of democracy.