The Congress Working Committee on Tuesday extended the tenure of the party president Sonia Gandhi for another year. With these decision the chances of party vice president Rahul Gandhi taking over as party president this year has become remote.
Describing the 'Swabhimaan Rally' as a 'failure', Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi praising former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav's regime in the state was a 'cruel joke'.
Notwithstanding External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's fierce counter-attack in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday over the issue of 'Lalitgate', Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that they had put across their points well.
The campaign for the ouster of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on Wednesday met with a strong counter-offensive when she launched a no-holds-barred attack on Congress accusing it of having taken money to help Ottavio Quattrochchi and Warren Anderson flee India even as the government rejected the demand for her resignation.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's spirited fight back in the Parliament on Wednesday where she tore into Congress and accused them of helping Bofors accused Ottavio Quattrocchi and Bhopal gas leak accused Warren Anderson flee from India, is now Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'must watch' list.
A fiery and combative External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gave a point by point rebuttal to the Congress party over the issue of Lalit Modi issue. In the process she also took on Sonia and Rahul and turned the tables on the Congress party.
Amid a leadership debate in Congress, former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar today said Sonia Gandhi has provided "exemplary leadership" to the party but admitted there could be differences in perspectives between her and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi on certain issues.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the party had faced poll routs in the past several elections, including the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, not because of the Bharatiya Janata Party but as a consequence of party workers' angst.