After two Cabinet ministers, Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal, a close aide of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, on Sunday put forth the name of former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna for the lone Rajya Sabha seat.
Asserting that Congress will fight all the 87 seats in Jammu and Kashmir, AICC general secretary Ambika Soni on Wednesday said Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi will be star campaigners for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.
Visiting Jammu and Kashmir for the first time since it was struck by devastating floods, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi today said their party is with the people of the state and assured all help to mitigate their suffering.
Congress general secretary Ambika Soni on Saturday said BJP has utterly failed in his promises and stands exposed for its double standards on various fronts, claiming that her party will emerge strong force in Jammu and Kashmir.
Soon after the Congress announced it`s decision to part ways with the National Conference (NC) in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that he had already conveyed to Sonia Gandhi about the NC`s decision to fight the Assembly elections in the state alone.
Congress on Tuesday gave no indication about the future of its alliance with National Conference(NC) but said it would contest the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections with the aim of emerging as the single- largest party in the state.
Saying the Jammu and Kashmir government should complete its full term, Congress general secretary Ambika Soni said party president Sonia Gandhi will take the final call on the future electoral alliance in the state.
Former Union minister and Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha seat Ambika Soni on Monday said there was an "undercurrent of discontentment" with the SAD-BJP government in Punjab, which is leading many people to supporting her party.
The Amritsar Lok Sabha seat will witness a clash of stalwarts with Congress on Friday announcing Amarinder Singh as its candidate to take on senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who is fighting his maiden electoral battle.
Several Congress leaders from Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday conveyed their concerns to senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ambika Soni about the statements against the party leadership issued by NC leader Shiekh Mustafa Kamal.
Slamming BJP leader Sushma Swaraj for seeking dismissal of the Uttarakhand government over its handling of the flood tragedy, the Congress on Wednesday asked the Opposition to desist from playing politics over relief work.