Mounting pressure on her on the Lalit Modi controversy, Congress on Monday accused Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje of "forcible, illegal occupation" of the Dholpur Palace along with Lalit Modi through a private company, a charge refuted by BJP.
Stepping up its attack on the ruling BJP, the Congress on Monday alleged that its leader and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and former IPL chairman Lalit Modi conspired to convert the Dholpur Palace, a government property, into a luxury hotel, adding that they had documents to back their claims.
Pressure is mounting on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to quit a day after fresh documents released by the Congress showed she had indeed testified in favour of scam-tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had backed the immigration plea of scam-tainted former IPL boss Lalit Modi in Britain in 2011, contending she had no doubt that the frontal attack he was facing in India then was "politically motivated".
In a massive blow to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's attempts to cling on to power in face of the controversy over her links with Lalit Modi, the Congress, Wednesday, brought out papers that appear to confirm the allegation that she had written to the British government in support of the former IPL boss.
Congress on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of adopting "double standards" on corruption and said it expected him to break his silence on Lalit Modi issue and seek the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
Congress leader and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of weakening the democratic foundation of the country and threatening those who are raising their voice against his government, saying it was not a 'BJP Sarkar' but 'Modi Sarkar'.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said the party wants to bring in new faces to rejuvenate it in West Bengal, where it put up a pathetic show in the recent civic polls to 92 municipal bodies, including Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were "two sides of a coin" as they were both "dictatorial", Congress on Sunday said attacking the ruling parties at the Centre and the state and claimed that they have reached a tacit understanding.
In a stinging counter offensive, Congress on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had no work on ground to show and accused him of "murdering democratic institutions" while running "a one-man government".
Asserting that the Bihar Assembly polls will be the "third nail" in BJP's coffin, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh exuded confidence on the prospect of all "secular forces" joining hands to defeat the saffron party in the politically crucial battle.
Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of playing a "double game" by allowing his party leaders to indulge in polarisation while he himself spoke the language of governance.
Rahul Gandhi is expected to become the party president this year and intends to build the outfit similar to the one that existed during Nehru's time by promoting regional faces, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday.
The Congress will continue to oppose the land Bill as it is "anti-farmer and dilutes the pro-farmer provisions of Land Acquisition Act-2013" which was passed with the consent of all parties, former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Monday.