Rahul Gandhi made the comments during a meeting with leaders from Haryana state coordination committee who urged him to continue to lead the Congress party and take back his resignation
Mahua Moitra, in her speech, emphatically pointed out that the ruling party’s "nationalism" was doing nothing but fuelling xenophobia, targeting one community and blaming it for all the shortcomings in our country, adding they were all "early signs of Fascism".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking in Rajya Sabha, hit out at the Congress party, accusing it of arrogance
Holding that the Constitution was under threat, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra said there were signs everywhere that the country was being torn apart. Citizens were being thrown out of their homes, she claimed.
However, the grand alliance, comprising the RJD, Congress, Hindustani Awami Morcha (HAM), Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), proved to be a grand failure, winning just one seat and the RJD failing to even its account.
Khan said the alliance was stitched with mutual agreement and much deliberation about the pros and cons of two parties coming together.
The decision was taken at a meeting, which was attended by top functionaries of the Bahujan Samaj Party.
After Ravi Shankar Prasad sought the permission of the Lok Sabha to introduce the Triple Talaq Bill, Tharoor initiated the arguments opposing the introduction, giving an impression that he was echoing the sentiment of the Congress party.
With the formation of the SP-BSP alliance, people thought our party wouldn't get more than 15-20 seats, but not only did we perform better, the mahagathbandhan couldn't even get 40% of the total votes.
After a rout in the recent Lok Sabha elections, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) under Chandrababu Naidu appears to be on the verge of a split.
Over the past few days, several media reports have suggested that Praveen Chakravarty provided fake surveys and cooked up data to Rahul Gandhi to give an impression that the Congress was set for a massive resurgence in the Lok Sabha polls.
Emphasising that Gandhi alone can lead the party, he said it is the AICC in-charges and chiefs of states, where the party has done badly, who should be held accountable and not the Congress president.
The Left came up with its worst ever electoral performance in any Lok Sabha election since independence in 1947, with the CPI-M and CPI winning just three and two seats, respectively.
Launching a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi-led BJP, Sonia Gandhi said: "Everyone in this country knows whether it was moral or immoral of whatever happened in the elections."
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.
BJP MP Varun Gandhi, who had swapped constituency with his mother Maneka Gandhi in the recent election, said he will not leave Pilibhit and will continue to serve the people of this constituency.
Khan's comment came after four BJP workers were killed in North 24 Parganas district. The BJP has alleged that TMC workers were behind the killing.
The Gandhi scion attacked the prime minister a day after the latter said Kerala, where the BJP won no Lok Sabha seat, was as dear to him as his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi.
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
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