Friday, Jul 01, 2022

Congress Working Committee (CWC)

'Best Decision In Current Circumstances': Amarinder Singh On Sonia Gandhi Leading Congress

Aug 11, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Sonia Gandhi was on Saturday appointed as interim president of the Congress at a crucial meeting of the party's working committee in New Delhi, after Rahul Gandhi refused pleas by partymen to take back his resignation.

People Rejected Dynasty Politics, Congress Still Wants Rahul, Sonia To Lead: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Aug 11, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Shivraj Singh Chouhan sys the BJP has set an example as its leaders grow in the party naturally, while the Congress is unable to move beyond a family.

Sonia Gandhi Named Interim Congress President After Marathon CWC Meeting

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was named interim Congress president, returning at the helm after almost 20 months.

CWC Meeting Updates: Sonia Gandhi To Be Interim President

Aug 10, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The Congress Working Committee on Saturday named Sonia Gandhi as interim party president.

Congress Unlikely To Name Party Chief Today, Announcement In A Day Or Two: Sources

The CWC has decided to have consultations with leaders from across the country and the party's top decision-making body then was divided into five groups for different regions – North, Northeast, West, East, and South.

04 August, 2019

Shashi Tharoor Suggests Congress Hold Elections To Top Posts; Milind Deora Backs Scindia, Pilot

Outlook Web Bureau

Meanwhile, Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora echoed Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh's sentiment of having a young leader at the helm of affairs in the grand old party.

04 August, 2019

CWC To Meet On August 10, Selecting Rahul Gandhi's Successor Likely To Be Top Priority

Outlook Web Bureau

The CWC meeting will be the first after former president Rahul Gandhi submitted his resignation taking responsibility for the defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.

28 July, 2019

Priyanka Gandhi Has 'Natural Charisma' Which Could Galvanise Workers, Voters Alike: Shashi Tharoor

Outlook Web Bureau

Shashi Tharoor hopes that Congress general-secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contests elections to the president's post whenever they are held.

14 July, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Appoints Balasaheb Thorat As Congress Maharashtra Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

Thorat replaces Ashok Chavan, who had recently resigned from the post of Maharashtra Congress president.

12 July, 2019

Congress Needs To Reinvent, Must Find New President At Earliest: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Outlook Web Bureau

Jyotiraditya Scindia said the decision on a new Congress chief should be taken "at the earliest" and opportunity given to a leader who can infuse a new energy into the party.

09 July, 2019

West Bengal Congress President Calls It Quits; Poor Poll Performance Prompts Another Resignation

Outlook Web Bureau

The Congress only managed to secure two of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, down from the four it had won in the 2014 elections.


04 July, 2019

Disquiet In Congress After Rahul Gandhi's Decision To Quit As Party President

Outlook Web Bureau

A day after his candid four-page letter formally and firmly stating that he was no longer Congress president, Rahul Gandhi appeared before a Mumbai court in connection with a defamation case filed by an RSS worker. Outside, Congress workers demonstrated, clamoring for him to take back his resignation.

29 June, 2019

Resignation Of Congress Office-Bearers Pour In To Convince Rahul Gandhi To Stay

Outlook Web Bureau

A common letter of resignation was being circulated on social media with the names and signatures of certain Congressmen, including those of Haryana Mahila Congress chief Sumitra Chauhan and AICC secretaries Rajesh Dharmani and Virender Rathore.

26 June, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Rejects MPs' Demand, Remains Firm On Stepping Down As Congress President

Outlook Web Bureau

Rahul Gandhi had on May 25 announced his decision to resign as party President, after the Congress suffered a major blow in the Lok Sabha elections.

12 June, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Was, Is, Will Be Congress President: Randeep Surjewala

Outlook Web Bureau

Randeep Surjewala's comment comes weeks after Rahul submitted his resignation to the Congress Working Committee.

12 June, 2019

Congress Mulls 'Temporary Arrangement' As Deadlock Over Rahul Gandhi's Resignation Continues

Outlook Web Bureau

A party source said most of the leaders, however, are hoping that the Gandhi scion will continue to lead the party as the Nehru-Gandhi family acts as a "glue" that binds the party together.

01 June, 2019

Sonia Gandhi To Choose Leaders Who Will Lead Congress In Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha; No Word On Rahul Gandhi Yet

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Sonia Gandhi has been elected as the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party on Saturday, even as suspense continues over who will lead the Congress party in Lok Sabha


30 May, 2019

Mallikarjun Kharge, Digvijaya Singh Meet Ahmed Patel Over Rahul Gandhi’s Resignation

Outlook Web Bureau

Senior leaders have been meeting Congress veterans in a bid to persuade party President, Rahul Gandhi to take back his offer to step down, which he made on Saturday during a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC).

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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

Outlook Latest Issue

Subscribe Now
Short Story

‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz