New Delhi, May 14
Even as the Congress readied itself to elect Sonia Gandhi as the leader of its parliamentary party here tomorrow, hectic confabulations among the secular forces with CPM’s Harkishen Singh Surjeet acting as the pivot in giving shape to a secular front gained momentum.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Vadra meet party workers outside her residence in New Delhi on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
Will the change of guard affect the economic
Surjeet throws weight behind Cong chief New Delhi, May 14
Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s accession as Prime Minister now appears to be almost certain with the Left virtually backing her candidature and having decided to hand over a letter of support to the President. In video(28k,
Sonia willing to become PM
New Delhi, May 14
Breaking her silence on leading the new government, the Congress President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, said today that she was willing to become the Prime Minister if the party’s allies wanted it.
Middle:Sonia of Urbasano In video: Rahul Gandhi joins mother Sonia in Parliament.
(28k, 56k) In
rules as Gen-Next politicians make their mark. (28k,
Mulayam to consult Left about joining
government New Delhi, May 14
The Samajwadi Party today authorised its President Mulayam Singh Yadav to take a decision on joining a “secular” government at the Centre in consultation with the Left parties.
Poor alliances led to NDA rout: Badal New Delhi, May 14
The rout of the BJP-led NDA in the General Election was because of the poor alliances with the regional parties, the president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, said here today.
Who are on Captain’s chopping block Chandigarh, May 14
Tough times are ahead for Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections has made his position vulnerable. Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has already raised the banner of revolt against him.
Godhra train carnage suspect held
Ahmedabad, May 14
The police today arrested one of the suspects in the Godhra train carnage case,
Mouddin Abdul Haq Samol, from the Signal Faliya area of Godhra, this morning.
Following a tip-off, the Signal Faliya locality was cordoned off, police sources said.
Neerja’s killer gets 160 years in solitary
confinement Chandigarh, May 14
Zaid Hassan Abd Latif Safarini, the 42-year-old Jordanian involved in the killing of 21 innocent persons, including Chandigarh-born Neerja
Bhanot, during an attempt to hijack a Pan Am aircraft at Karachi airport on September 5, 1986, has been sentenced to 160 years in solitary confinement by a US court.
Publisher & Printer: H.K. Dua Published from The Tribune
House, Sector 29-C, Chandigarh, India, 160030
for The Tribune Trust. Phone: (91-172) 2655066. Fax: (91-172)
Copyright : The Tribune Trust, 2004.