Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders, who held an overnight dharna inside the state Assembly, continued their protest on Wednesday to protest against the new Land Acquisition Bill. The dharna was led by senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to file a status report on the probe into allegedly derogatory comments made by former Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane and his son Nitesh against the Gujarati community.
There was no violation of Standard Operating Procedure by security forces providing cover to a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh in May last year which came under severe Naxalite attack leaving 27 dead, Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.
Even as ticket-seekers are making a beeline before offices of political parties, some very senior Congress leaders in West Bengal are shying away from fighting the coming Lok Sabha election despite a nudge by Rahul Gandhi.
Former Maharashtra Congress chief Ranjeet Deshmukh plans to organise a convention of all ex- office-bearers of the MPCC and functionaries of District and City Congress committees later this month to make their election-ready.