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India's Congress party names Rahul Gandhi president

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The announcement caps years of speculation that the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty would take over from his 71-year-old mother Sonia who has led the party for nearly two decades

THE FAMILY. This combination of file pictures created shows (from left) the first prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru in India in 1946; Nehru's daughter Indira Gandhi, the third prime minister of India, in November 1971; her son Rajiv Gandhi, the sixth prime minister of India, in New Delhi on May 20, 1991; his wife Sonia Gandhi, long-time president of India's Congress Party, in New Delhi on December 4, 2013; and Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi's son Rahul Gandhi, Indian Congress Party leader, in Ghaziabad on February 8, 2017. AFP

India's Modi tightens grip on ruling party

Jul 09, 2014 - 4:15 PM

His most trusted aide Amit Shah is appointed president of the ruling Hindu nationalist party

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

India ruling party faces state election mauling

Dec 08, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Initial tallies showed Congress in power at national level for a decade losing control of all four state assemblies up for grabs in Sunday s vote count

India polls forecast string of wins for opposition BJP

Dec 05, 2013 - 3:15 PM

The Bharatiya Janata Party BJP led by prime ministerial candidate Modi could sweep four of the five contests in what would be a resounding defeat for the ruling Congress Party