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'Don't be nasty towards Smriti Irani': Rahul Gandhi on attack against BJP leader

Smriti Irani, who unseated Rahul Gandhi from the Congress bastion in the 2019 elections, lost the Amethi constituency to the Congress loyalist Kishori Lal Sharma by a huge margin of over 1.65 lakh votes. Key Points

India Today

Indian TV news is showing the brewing political war like it is—giving all parties airtime

We are not just hearing from Congress and BJP. News channels are inviting voices from JDU and TDP to DMK, Samajwadi Party, TMC, and RJD. Hopefully, this trend will become the norm. Key Points

ThePrint

Why Rahul Gandhi chose Raebareli over Wayanad. Five points

It was Wayanad in Kerala that sent Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to Parliament even as he lost Amethi in 2019. Now, Rahul has given up Wayanad for Raebareli. What are the five big reasons behind this decision and what does the move signify? Key Points

India Today

Nitish's imminent exit, Congress-TMC deadlock leave INDIA gasping

India News: With Bihar CM Nitish Kumar turning his back on the opposition alliance and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee cutting Congress and its 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' no slack as it enters West Bengal, India bloc appears precariously poised. The unspooling of the India bloc has been put in sharp relief by the JDU chief's U-turn and imminent exit from the alliance, and Mamata's announcement to go it alone in the Lok Sabha elections. The serious instability stemming from the eastern region - Mamata's recalcitrance and Nitish's U-turn - have created complications in the last stretch just when Congress and allies had hoped to seal seat-sharing and joint programmes and hit the campaign trail. Key Points

Times Of India

LS polls: 'Ahmed Patel's legacy won't go in vain,' Mumtaz says after Cong announces to give late father's seat to AAP

News News: Mumtaz Patel, daughter of late Congress veteran Ahmed Patel, reacts to the announcement of giving her father's seat to AAP. She apologizes to the district cadre and vows to make the Congress party stronger. Key Points

Times Of India

Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Polls: If Congress battle cry is historical link, BJP bets on local factor in Raeb

In his address here on Sunday, Union minister Amit Shah said if the essence of 400 paar could be met with one seat, it was Raebareli. The remark underscores the perceptional value this seat carries in BJP's mission to trounce Congress, with Amethi already being vacated for a family 'representative' instead of a member. Key Points

Economic Times

Nitish's imminent exit, Congress-TMC deadlock leave INDIA gasping

India News: With Bihar CM Nitish Kumar turning his back on the opposition alliance and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee cutting Congress and its 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' no slack as it enters West Bengal, India bloc appears precariously poised. The unspooling of the India bloc has been put in sharp relief by the JDU chief's U-turn and imminent exit from the alliance, and Mamata's announcement to go it alone in the Lok Sabha elections. The serious instability stemming from the eastern region - Mamata's recalcitrance and Nitish's U-turn - have created complications in the last stretch just when Congress and allies had hoped to seal seat-sharing and joint programmes and hit the campaign trail. Key Points

Times Of India

LS polls: 'Ahmed Patel's legacy won't go in vain,' Mumtaz says after Cong announces to give late father's seat to AAP

News News: Mumtaz Patel, daughter of late Congress veteran Ahmed Patel, reacts to the announcement of giving her father's seat to AAP. She apologizes to the district cadre and vows to make the Congress party stronger. Key Points

Times Of India

LS polls: 'Ahmed Patel's legacy won't go in vain,' Mumtaz says after Cong announces to give late father's seat to AAP

News News: Mumtaz Patel, daughter of late Congress veteran Ahmed Patel, reacts to the announcement of giving her father's seat to AAP. She apologizes to the district cadre and vows to make the Congress party stronger. Key Points

Times Of India

Nitish's imminent exit, Congress-TMC deadlock leave INDIA gasping

India News: With Bihar CM Nitish Kumar turning his back on the opposition alliance and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee cutting Congress and its 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' no slack as it enters West Bengal, India bloc appears precariously poised. The unspooling of the India bloc has been put in sharp relief by the JDU chief's U-turn and imminent exit from the alliance, and Mamata's announcement to go it alone in the Lok Sabha elections. The serious instability stemming from the eastern region - Mamata's recalcitrance and Nitish's U-turn - have created complications in the last stretch just when Congress and allies had hoped to seal seat-sharing and joint programmes and hit the campaign trail. Key Points

Times Of India

LS polls: 'Ahmed Patel's legacy won't go in vain,' Mumtaz says after Cong announces to give late father's seat to AAP

News News: Mumtaz Patel, daughter of late Congress veteran Ahmed Patel, reacts to the announcement of giving her father's seat to AAP. She apologizes to the district cadre and vows to make the Congress party stronger. Key Points

Times Of India

BJP's Gourav Vallabh jabs Congress, says 'party run by PAs of ex-ministers'

Newly-inducted BJP leader Gourav Vallabh has slammed his former party, Congress, saying the latter is run by "PAs of former ministers". He also said that Congress is unable to understand the issues and aspirations of 'new India'. Key Points

India Today

'Misogynist' — BJP attacks Congress over Surjewala's remark on Hema Malini, he says 'my words twisted'

Surjewala claimed BJP put out only selected parts of his speech in Kaithal. The BJP IT cell 'distorted' the video, he said, urging people to watch the entire clip. Key Points

ThePrint

Sanjay Nirupam faces disciplinary action for slamming Congress for conceding key seat to Shiv Sena (UBT)

Nirupam’s name removed from list of star campaigners too, said Maharashtra Congress Chief Nana Patole. Nirupam has hinted at parting ways with Congress, saying all options are open. Key Points

ThePrint

Lok Sabha polls: Congress has emergency mindset, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of lacking faith in democracy, claiming it has an Emergency mindset and engages in negative politics to incite the public against him. Modi made these remarks while addressing BJP rallies in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, and Kotputli, Rajasthan. Key Points

Economic Times

Congress releases list of 17 Lok Sabha candidates, Y S Sharmila Reddy to contest from Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa

Congress releases list of 17 Lok Sabha candidates, fields Y.S. Sharmila Reddy from Kadapa | Latest News India Key Points

Hindustan Times

MVA wrangles over Mumbai, Sangli seats; NDA struggles over Nashik

The Mumbai South Central seat has also caused a heartburn within the Congress as the party was keen to field Mumbai Congress chief Varsha Gaikwad from the constituency. While Gaikwad has not come out against the Sena (UBT) decision, however, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam, who was keen to contest from Mumbai North West, has given an ultimatum of a week to his party to resolve the issue or else all options would be open . Key Points

Economic Times

No INDIA alliance in Bengal; voting for CPI (M), Congress would mean voting for BJP: Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the CPI(M) and Congress of aligning with the BJP in West Bengal, asserting that the opposition alliance has collapsed in the state. She urged people not to vote for the Left-Congress-ISF alliance, stating that supporting them would essentially be supporting the BJP. Key Points

Economic Times

Congress got cash from Nath: Govt sources on IT raids in 2019

In April 2019, Income-tax searches exposed cash receipts by Congress from Megha Engineering. Alleged corruption scam by Kamal Nath involving bribes. BJP criticized Congress. High court rejection prompted protests. Key Points

Economic Times

‘We got seats we did not ask for’ — Congress leaders upset over Bihar seat-sharing deal with RJD

Congress leaders have alleged that RJD has dumped ‘unwinnable’ seats on the party while denying it constituencies where it could have better prospects. Party has been allocated 9 seats. Key Points

ThePrint

Rajasthan Congress to protest against IT notices & freezing of party's bank accounts today

Congress Friday said it had received fresh notices from I-T department to pay Rs 1,823.08 cr. It also accused BJP of indulging in 'tax terrorism' ahead of Lok Sabha polls. Key Points

ThePrint

After Rs 1,823-crore notice, Congress cries 'bias, tax terrorism'

Congress alleges bias by income tax dept with Rs 1,823.08 crore notice while BJP owes Rs 4,600 crore. The opposition party has levelled allegations against the ruling establishment, claiming they are employing tax terrorism tactics against the Congress ahead of the general election. Key Points

Economic Times

Assessment proceedings against Congress were set to get time-barred: Sources

Assessments against the Congress party were reopened for 7 years (assessment years 2014-15 to 2020-21), based on incriminating material seized, the sources added. During search operations, specifically in April 2019, extensive use of cash in the electoral process was found, sources added. Key Points

Economic Times

Strict action against those trying to murder the democracy, Rahul Gandhi's 'Guarantee' after Congress ge

The Congress has lodged complaints against the income tax department's actions, alleging bias and political targeting. Rahul Gandhi, along with other party leaders, condemned what they see as attempts to undermine democracy through financial intimidation. They accuse the tax authorities of selective enforcement, claiming the BJP has escaped penalties despite significant violations. Key Points

Economic Times

Fresh I-T notices to Congress: Party to hold nationwide protests over weekend against 'tax terrorism'

The Congress party is set to launch nationwide protests against what it calls a tax terrorism move by the income tax department, demanding over Rs 1,800 crore. Congress general secretary K C Venugopal has instructed all Pradesh Congress Committees to organize large public demonstrations across states. Key Points

Economic Times

Congress leader Ajay Maken accuses BJP of 'tax terrorism', calls for I-T dept to pursue over Rs 4,600 cr d

Speaking at a press conference held at the AICC headquarters alongside Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh, party treasurer Ajay Maken alleged serious violations of income-tax laws by the BJP. Maken emphasized the need for the Income Tax department to demand over Rs 4,600 crore from the saffron party for these purported infractions. Key Points

Economic Times

Lok Sabha election: Kharge, Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to release Congress poll manifesto in Jaipur on April 6

On the question of Congress candidate Sudarshan Rawat expressing his desire not to contest the elections from Rajsamand after being named in the list, Randhawa said every party has to change the ticket from time to time. Many parties change tickets at the last moment, he added. Key Points

Economic Times

Lok Sabha polls: It looks bleak for BRS; battle mainly between Congress & BJP in Telangana

As on date, more than half of BJP candidates in Telangana have BRS antecedents, with the bulk of them shifting loyalties this month only. The state's ruling party, Congress, is giving stiff competition to BJP as it has welcomed a slew of BRS MPs and MLAs into its fold in the run-up to the May 13 elections. Key Points

Economic Times

Bittu makes it a baker's dozen — how scions of former Congress CMs have flocked to BJP

Ravneet Bittu, grandson of slain Punjab CM Beant Singh, joined BJP Tuesday. ThePrint looks at 12 cases like Bittu's — scions of former Congress CMs switching to BJP after Modi became PM. Key Points

ThePrint

Ex-Haryana minister Savitri Jindal quits Congress

Former Haryana minister Savitri Jindal, 84, has left the Congress after her son, industrialist Naveen Jindal, joined the BJP. Savitri cited family advice and her service to Hisar as reasons for her decision. Naveen, son of industrialist O P Jindal, also switched parties and is now a BJP candidate from Kurukshetra. Key Points

Economic Times

India bloc lacks strategy and face: Dushyant Chautala

On the question of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi leading the INDIA bloc, Dushyant Chautala said, I have never thought of him as a leader. I don't take him seriously. When you are going into the biggest election, a leader should not have gone on a yatra. Key Points

Economic Times

Kangana Ranaut row: Congress brings up Urmila, but it can boomerang

To counter the backlash on Supriya Shrinate's post on Kangana Ranaut, the Congress dug up the actor's statement against Urmila Matondkar. However, Urmila Matondkar's blink-and-miss association with the Congress is a chapter that the party might not want to be reminded of. Key Points

India Today

Congress never did caste politics: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Congress prioritizes OBC politics post-Rahul Gandhi's caste census push. Hooda highlights inclusive policy, Haryana's reservation for poor upper castes, and partnership with all sections. Mentions Modi govt's reservation, Anand Sharma's opposition, SC-ST-OBC quota, Brahmins, Rajputs. Key Points

Economic Times

Kangana Ranaut vs Supriya Shrinate’s Queen-sized row explained in 10 points

Kangana Ranaut is all set to make her political debut but a row has erupted over a derogatory post on the actor purportedly by Congress's Supriya Shrinate. Here is the controversy explained in 10 points. Key Points

India Today

Rahul Gandhi future ‘dark’ as...: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma claims 'more Congress leaders will join BJP'

Assam CM predicts the end of Congress in the state by 2026, claiming Rahul Gandhi's future is 'dark'. Many Congress leaders expected to join BJP by 2024. Sarma also hints at Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president joining BJP in 2025. Key Points

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