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'Tunch maal' to 'dented painted women' - When top politicians made crass, sexist remarks

'Tunch maal' to 'dented painted women' - When top politicians made crass, sexist remarks

Here are some of the highly controversial statements made by senior politicians against women which not only evoked a severe backlash but also triggered a national debate on the conduct of public figures.

Maharashtra Cabinet rejig: Congress dubs expansion as fraud; calls CM Fadnavis 'helpless'

Maharashtra Cabinet rejig: Congress dubs expansion as fraud; calls CM Fadnavis 'helpless'

Days after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expanded his Cabinet, Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam on Sunday dubbed it to be a `fraud` and `deceptive` exercise.

Devendra Fadnavis did not let Rahul Gandhi stay at Maharashtra guest house: Congress

Devendra Fadnavis did not let Rahul Gandhi stay at Maharashtra guest house: Congress

The Congress on Monday accused Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of "cold shouldering" its request seeking stay for the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi at state guest house here during his recent visit to the city, a charge denied by the CM.

Rahul Gandhi's padyatra over power tariff hike evokes good response

MRCC president Sanjay Nirupam and former MP Priya Dutt were among the Congress leaders who accompanied Gandhi during the foot march.

Feuds within Mumbai Congress surface ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit

Feuds within Mumbai Congress surface ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit

The issue of alleged factionalism within the Mumbai unit of Congress is again in focus as party vice president Rahul Gandhi begins his two-day visit to the city on Friday.

'Congress Darshan' goof-up: Content editor sacked, Sanjay Nirupam tenders apology

'Congress Darshan' goof-up: Content editor sacked, Sanjay Nirupam tenders apology

The Congress party on Monday sacked the content editor of its journal ''Congress Darshan'' for publishing controversial articles criticising former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's policy on Kashmir and alleging that Sonia Gandhi's father was a "fascist soldier".

Congress mouthpiece shouldn't rake up decade old issues: NCP

The NCP on Monday said the Congress mouthpiece 'Congress Darshan' should not rake up decade old issues against former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and party president Sonia Gandhi.

Sanjay Nirupam apologises for criticism of Nehru, Sonia in 'Congress Darshan'

Sanjay Nirupam apologises for criticism of Nehru, Sonia in 'Congress Darshan'

Congress Mumbai chief Sanjay Nirupam on Monday apologised for criticism of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and party president Sonia Gandhi in party mouthpiece 'Congress Darshan'.

'Sonia Gandhi's father was fascist soldier, Nehru to be blamed for Kashmir situation'

'Sonia Gandhi's father was fascist soldier, Nehru to be blamed for Kashmir situation'

Some controversial articles have appeared in Congress mouthpiece criticising Sonia Gandhi and questioning the decisions of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Dad deserves Bharat Ratna: Mohammed Rafi's son

Dad deserves Bharat Ratna: Mohammed Rafi's son

Son Shahid Rafi says legendary Bollywood playback singer and father Mohammed Rafi deserves the Bharat Ratna

No settlement reached between Irani and Nirupam, HC told

No compromise could be reached between Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam, who have filed defamation cases against each other, their counsel informed the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.

Sanjay Nirupam's remark on generational clash riles many in Congress

Sanjay Nirupam's remark on generational clash riles many in Congress

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam's controversial remarks about a generational clash has not got down well with several leaders who have frowned upon attempts to project Rahul Gandhi as a "group leader" within the party trying to promote the young at the cost of the old.

Sanjay Nirupam wants Uddhav ​Thackeray to be questioned in desilting scam

Congress on Friday demanded that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray be brought under the ambit of inquiry in the desilting scam and said the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and standing committee chairman of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should be held accountable for the alleged irregularities and FIRs be registered against the trio.

Rahul Gandhi steps in to resolve issues between Kamat & Nirupam

 AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi stepped in to resolve the factional infighting in Mumbai Congress by holding discussions with AICC General secretary Gurudas Kamat and Mumbai unit party president Sanjay Nirupam, a party office-bearer said here on Wednesday.

BMC, Sena-BJP extorting money from Mumbai hawkers: Sanjay Nirupam

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam on Monday alleged that Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials and leaders of Shiv Sena-BJP, ruling the city civic body, were hand in glove in extorting money from city hawkers.

Delhi HC asks Smriti Irani and Sanjay Nirupam to reach compromise

Delhi High Court on Thursday advised Union Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani and Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam to reach a compromise with regard to the defamation cases they have filed against each other and referred the matter for mediation.

HC exempts Irani from personal appearance in defamation case

HC exempts Irani from personal appearance in defamation case

Delhi High Court Wednesday exempted Union HRD minister Smriti Irani from personal appearance in a criminal defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.

'Why different yardstick for ministers in Lalit Modi case?'

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam on Monday questioned why the BJP government at the Centre was adopting "different yardsticks" for ministers and officials in Lalit Modi controversy.

Form SIT to look into Lalitgate; probe Pawar too: Nirupam

Congress on Thursday accused Sharad Pawar of "defending" Union Minister Sushma Swaraj and Lalit Modi and demanded a SIT probe into the entire controversy, including the NCP chief's role in it.