Controversial figures and former Congress MPs Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar do not figure on any of the panels set up by the party for polls in Delhi while ex-Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was named as a member of only one of them.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday condoled the death of veteran Congress leader and former union minister Murli S Deora, saying people shall value his significant contribution towards growth and progress of the country.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday expressed deep grief over the death of former Union Minister Murli Deora, whom she hailed as "symbol of Congress party in Mumbai", a reference to his over two-decade-long innings as party chief in the megapolis.
Mumbai,: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will attend the funeral of veteran party leader and former union minister Murli S. Deora, who died Monday, a party spokesperson said here.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday said that nobody was stopping any of its leaders, including P Chidambaram, from fighting party elections for becoming its chief, remarks which have renewed the controversy surrounding the issue.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said natural resources of the country should be in the hands of the people for their development and it was her party's initiatives that had given rights to the tribals and the poor.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday exuded confidence that his party, National Conference, will do fairly well in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state and predicted that BJP will get only "handful of votes" in the Valley.
Hitting out at her party's estranged ally National Conference (NC) for the first time in the past six years, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said "we gave full support to them to run the government but they did not implement our programmes and schemes", including the Food Bill, in the state.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a veiled attack on BJP in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir, saying some forces do not have any programmes and policies and can shake hand with "anyone for power".
On the second and last day of Nehru International Conference, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said efforts were on to remove Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy from the country and there was a need to thwart such attempts urgently.