As pressure from minsterial aspirants mounted in the ruling Congress, senior party leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said it was the prerogative of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to expand his ministry and the AICC does not intefere in it.
Congress on Friday attacked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his "small rape incident" remark terming it a "huge injustice" but also faced uncomfortable questions over its spokesperson Salman Khurshid pleading in a court for bail of rape accused Asaram Bapu a few days back.
"Amit Shah will have to immerse 11 crore people in the Indian ocean if he has to make the country Congress-free", AICC General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed said on Saturday taking a dig at the BJP chief`s call of freeing India of Congress.
Right after a faction of the Congress party demanded that Priyanka Gandhi should get a bigger role in the party, another section of partymen in Allahabad put up posters demanding more powers for Rahul Gandhi.
Goa Youth Congress president Valanka Alemao, suspended for indiscipline Saturday, Sunday accused top party officials of harassment and AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh of coercing her to quit the post.
AICC on Monday, named Chiranjib Biswal as the deputy leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Odisha Assembly while Tara Prasad Bahinipati is made the party`s chief whip, according to OPCC president Jaydev Jena.
Prithviraj Chavan came under scathing attack at a meeting of the AICC Committee headed by senior leader AK Antony, with some state leaders telling the high command that the party`s fate would be no better in the Assembly polls.
AICC set up is likely next month after an informal group led by A K Antony will submit its report to Congress President Sonia Gandhi after July 6, on the reasons for the party`s debacle in the recent Lok Sabha polls.
Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Thursday slammed party spokesperson Shashi Tharoor for his effusive praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling his party colleague "immature" and a "chameleon".
Days after being authorised by the Congress Working Committee to prepare a roadmap for the party after its humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi may soon effect key organisational changes in the party.
BJP`s Prime Minister nominee Narendra Modi`s acknowledgement of his marital status has given a handle to Congress in this vituperative poll campaign with senior leader Digvijay Singh raising the pitch of propriety.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, who is not contesting Lok Sabha polls as he is ailing, has been made acting in-charge of the AICC Communication department along with party spokesman Randeep Surjewala.