This will be the first visit of Rahul Gandhi to the South Asian Nations after the grand old party faced a resounding debacle in the recently concluded Assembly elections. Besides, he will also miss the ongoing Winter session of the Parliament.
The 56 year-old leader welcomed the people's mandate in favour of the national party while the BRS expressed disappointment over its failure to ensure a hattrick.
Several key leaders of I.N.D.I.A bloc, including Mamata Banerjee and Akhilesh Yadav were not to attend the meeting. Nitish Kumar, one of the founders of the bloc, also reportedly decided to give a miss to the meeting.
This comes a day after the Congress was routed in the state with the party just managing to get 66 seats in 230-member Legislative Assembly. The Bharatiya Janata Party registered a massive victory and garnered 166 seats in Madhya Pradesh.
Earlier, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addressed public rallies in Niwai (Tonk), Sikrai (Dausa) and Jhunjhunu. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge also addressed meetings in Baran and Jodhpur.
Rahul Gandhi had led the first phase of the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir during which he had met people from several walks of life. Leaders from various political parties had participated in the Yatra, sending out the first message of Opposition unity.
Telangana is likely to witness a triangular contest with BRS, Congress and BJP exerting their full might in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Earlier in June this year, Union Minister Jyotiraditys Scindia had written a letter in support of Gwalior's name to be included in the list of UNESCO list.
Sources highlighted that India's vote on the UNGA resolution reiterated its 'steadfast and consistent position" on the Israel-Palestine conflict. They also maintained that India supports a two-state solution for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
Responding to a question by India TV, MEA Spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, said that a total of 1200 people including 18 Nepalese citizens wanting to leave Tel Aviv amidst the Israel-Hamas conflict evacuated from the war-torn region under Operation Ajay.
Ahead of the Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting and release of the candidates list, the party had conducted a total of five surveys. Based on the report of the survey, the party may deny tickets to several current MLAs and ministers.
Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2023: Voting in Chhattisgarh will take place in two phases. The first phase of polling for 20 seats in Chhattisgarh will take place on November 7 (Tuesday). The remaining 70 seats in the state will go to polls on November 17 (Friday).
The 15 GRG bungalow was allotted in the name of former Congress Party Bengal president and former Rajya Sabha MP Pradeep Bhattacharya. His tenure for the Rajya Sabha ended on August 18, 2023.
The Indian Ambassador to Israel, Sanjeev Singla, assured desperate Indians of their safety in the war-torn country but urged them to follow guidelines issued by the local authorities and contact the emergency numbers of the Indian Embassy in case of trouble.
Congress leader Kamal Nath said that the party would release the candidates' list after "Shraadh". The election to the 230-member assembly in Madhya Pradesh is scheduled to be held on November 17, while counting of votes will take place on December 3.
The decision to conduct caste-based census has come a day after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced that his government will conduct the survey along the lines of the one done in Bihar.
Imran Masood will rejoin the Congress party on Saturday, from which he had defected to Samajwadi Party before the 2022 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
Earlier, a media report claimed that US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti informed his in-country team that relations between New Delhi and Ottawa could get worse for a time and the US may need to reduce its contacts with Indian officials.
Sources said the official confirmation of Arindam Bagchi's posting at the UN as India's permanent representative is yet to come but the government has taken the decision on the matter. Bagchi has been serving as a bureaucrat since 1995.
Delhi news: The rally was organised by India Unites For Animal Rights, a citizen-led movement. As many as 43 NGOs and animal rights groups, including People for Animals and Perroayuda Welfare Foundation, were part of the event in the national capital.