Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi may return to country soon from his sabbatical and lead a rally being planned by his party against NDA government's Land Acquisition Bill in the national capital on April 19, as per reports on Monday.
Congress leader Anil Shastri has slammed senior member Hans Raj Bhardwaj for his direct attack on Sonia Gandhi as he sought to remind him that after being minister for 15 years, he was made governor by none other than the party chief herself.
Political leaders cutting across the party lines on Friday hailed conferment of Bharat Ratna, country's highest civilian honour, on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying it was a fitting recognition to the international icon, statesman and outstanding orator.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the Land Acquisition Bill would be passed only after taking the opinion of all stakeholders, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre would move for the betterment of the entire nation, including its farmers.
As the political heat over the Land Acquisition Bill continues to simmer, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday wrote a letter to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, saying that the BJP leader's invitation for a debate on the contentious act is a mockery of the tradition of consensus building.
The CAG has blamed Haryana's previous Congress government led by then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for showing undue favours to Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in his multi-million rupee controversial land deal with realty giant DLF.
Amid talk that Rahul Gandhi will be anointed as the party chief, AICC on Thursday announced a new schedule for organisational elections in which the next Congress President will be elected by September 30.