Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was stopped from visiting a village where 10 tribal people were gunned down this week over a land dispute, officials said.
Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday resigned for the post of Congress Party President, says that he was to blame for the party's rout in the Lok Sabha elections where it could win only 52 of the 542 seats.
Narendra Modi is back again as premier. And we mustn’t grudge him for that because he has been elected and not selected, and by millions.
A delegation of 12 leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, was detained soon after it landed at the Srinagar airport. They were made to wait at the airport before they were sent back by another flight to Delhi.
The Grand Old Party is listless and the return of Sonia Gandhi as interim president only reaffirms that the party is still unable to go beyond the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty formula (“Congress falls back on reluctant Sonia,” Aug. 12, Gulf Today).
The Congress ship has been rudderless for months, after Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation, accepting moral responsibility for the party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections. That it is taking such a long time to find a successor speaks volumes of the state of affairs in the party (“Congress Party to choose interim President today,” Aug 10, Gulf Today).
The absence of mainstream local politicians leaves worry the polls will install puppets of the central Hindu-nationalist government that revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomous status in early August.
All state unit presidents of the party, party MPs and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders have been asked to attend the meeting along with a large number of state leaders.
Kejriwal sworn into office by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal in presence of a huge gathering. He took oath along with his designated cabinet — Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Pal Gautam.