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India's Rahul Gandhi calls for change as he quits as Congress leader

India's Rahul Gandhi calls for change as he quits as Congress leader

Rahul Gandhi, leader of India's opposition Congress party, said on Wednesday he had asked party bosses to find a successor after he took responsibility for losing a general election that has left the party in crisis.

Congress raps Modi over 'failed' ban on high-value notes

Congress raps Modi over 'failed' ban on high-value notes

Data released by the Reserve Bank of India showed that almost the entire amount of withdrawn currency had returned to banks, meaning Modi may have misjudged cash hoarding.

BJP pulls out of test to govern Karnataka state

BJP pulls out of test to govern Karnataka state

The move could now allow an alliance of the main opposition Congress and a regional party to form the government in the state.

Modi may need alliance to rule Karnataka state: opinion poll

Modi may need alliance to rule Karnataka state: opinion poll

India's ruling party will make gains in a key election to rule the southern state of Karnataka but fall short of a majority, an opinion poll showed.

India's Rahul Gandhi appointed president of Congress party

India's Rahul Gandhi appointed president of Congress party

India's main opposition Congress party on Monday elevated Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country's most fabled political dynasty, as its president, preparing to challenge the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019.

Congress slur on Modi backfires ahead of key election

Congress slur on Modi backfires ahead of key election

The comment came ahead of a vital test of popularity for Modi after a series of controversial economic reforms when Gujarat -- the state where he forged his political career -- goes to the polls on Saturday.

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress chief

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress chief

Rahul Gandhi could be named head of India's opposition Congress Party within hours, a source said, shortly after he filed his candidacy for the role on Monday.

India's defence minister quits to lead Goa state

India's defence minister quits to lead Goa state

India's defence minister resigned on Monday to lead the coastal state of Goa after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party secured enough support from minor parties to retain power in the popular tourist region.

Indian MP proposes cap on expenses at weddings

Indian MP proposes cap on expenses at weddings

Extravagant Indian weddings in palaces featuring elephants, foreign dance troupes and seven-course meals could become a thing of the past if one politician fed up with the excess gets her way.

India's ruling party wins power in northeast, widens influence

India's ruling party wins power in northeast, widens influence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party won power for the first time in the northeastern state of Assam, a victory that will help his government recover some reform momentum after poll losses last year.

India's Congress party rallies in show of defiance against Modi

India's Congress party rallies in show of defiance against Modi

India's opposition Congress party staged a show of defiance on Friday, with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi leading a rally and march to parliament.