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Congress Appoints Harish Chaudhary As AICC In-Charge For Punjab

Oct 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The decision comes after Harish Rawat urged the party high-command to relieve him as general secretary in-charge for Punjab affairs in view of the upcoming assembly elections in Uttarakhand.

'I Am A Full-Time And Hands On President': Sonia Gandhi To 'G-23' At CWC Meet

Oct 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Sonia Gandhi also asserted that every member of the party wants a revival of the Congress, but that requires unity and keeping the party's interests paramount.

CWC Meet Begins, Key Decisions On Party's Revamp, Election Of New Chief On The Cards

The Congress Working Committee will deliberate over key issues including organisational elections, forthcoming assembly polls and the current political situation.

Congress Working Committee Meeting On October 16

Oct 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said the party will hold deliberations over country’s political situation and organisational elections.

Sonia Gandhi Slams Modi Govt, Accuses Of ‘Gross Unpreparedness’, ‘Adhocism’

Chairing the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), Sonia also called for making all equipment, medicines and instruments required for treating COVID-19 free of the GST.

22 January, 2021

Congress Chief Election Pushed To June, Rahul Says Get It Done And Move On

Outlook Web Bureau

A more visible and aggressive Rahul Gandhi expected in coming months but will he finally accept the party's top post too?

22 January, 2021

CWC Passes Resolution Demanding Parliamentary Probe Into Arnabgate

Outlook Web Bureau

'Very recently there have been very disturbing reports on how national security has been so thoroughly compromised,' Sonia Gandhi said.

25 August, 2020

It Is Not About A Post, But About Country Which Matters Most: Kapil Sibal After CWC Meet


A day after a stormy Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal made the remarks in a cryptic tweet.

24 August, 2020

Takeaway From CWC Meet: Reform, Revival Can Wait; Hail The Nehru-Gandhis First

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

The net result of the seven-hour CWC meeting was that the Congress party remained where it was. There were no definite answers on when the full-time president will be elected – only a tentative time frame of ‘within six months’ is what party sources confirmed to Outlook.

24 August, 2020

Crucial Congress Meet Ends In Status Quo: Sonia Gandhi To Continue As Interim Congress Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

In her closing remarks, Sonia Gandhi told the CWC that the party needs to be united in its fight against the BJP. She said that she holds no ill feeling against anyone.

24 August, 2020

Rahul Gandhi’s Charge Against ‘Dissenters’, Azad’s Offer To Quit: Congress Meet Witnesses High Drama

Outlook Web Bureau

Rahul Gandhi questioned the timing of the latter as it came at a time when Sonia Gandhi was hospitalised and the party was fighting with the BJP in Rajasthan to save its government.


23 August, 2020

Sonia Gandhi Says She Won't Continue As Party Chief, Asks Congressmen Questioning Leadership To Find One

Outlook Web Bureau

Sonia Gandhi has told some members of the CWC that she doesn't want to be confirmed as president for a full term following Monday's party meet, sources told Outlook.

02 April, 2020

Top Cong Leaders Criticise Govt For Insufficient COVID-19 Measures, Call For More Action


Addressing the meeting, Sonia Gandhi said the country is in the midst of an unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis that has caused 'untold suffering' across the world but also 'reaffirmed the bonds of brotherhood' that unite humanity.

16 March, 2020

Scindias And Muslims Share Rich Past. Will It Change With Jyotiraditya Joining BJP?

Shaikh Mujibur Rehman

It will be interesting is to examine the historical relationship between between Scindias and Muslims and how it will shape Jyotiraditya’s position on the BJP’s Hindutva ideology, writes Shaikh Mujibur Rehman.

20 February, 2020

On Congress Facing 'Leadership Question', Shashi Tharoor Backs Colleague Sandeep Dikshit


Former Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit has accused senior leaders of failing to find a new president after all these months because they are "scared who will bell the cat".

10 September, 2019

Free Election Is Essential For Most Leadership Posts In Congress, CWC: Shashi Tharoor

Outlook Web Bureau

In appointing Gandhi, the party has gone for its most capable option as interim president, senior Congress leader Shashi said.

11 August, 2019

With Her Own Political Stock Diminishing, Can Sonia Gandhi Revive Congress?

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

What is important now is where Congress goes under Sonia, who first became party president in 1998 and held the post for 19 years until December 2017, making her the longest-serving president in Congress' history.


11 August, 2019

How Congress' Old Guard Convinced Sonia Gandhi To Return As President, For Now


Five region-wise sub-groups, formed after the morning CWC meeting, to deliberate on the name of a possible leader, was indicative of Rahul Gandhi's determination to shake off the dynasty tag from Congress.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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