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Congress to undertake flag marches across country on its Foundation Day

Congress party will celebrate its foundation day as “Save Constitution- Save India” and hoist its flag at AICC headquarters at 9:30 AM on Saturday (December 28). The party will also undertake flag marches across the country on this occasion.

In addition to the customary flag hoisting in the state capitals, presidents of Pradesh Congress Committees will thereafter undertake flag marches carrying the message of “Save Constitution-Save India”, said a Congress statement. ..

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https://zeenews.india.com/india/congress-to-undertake-flag-marches-across-country-on-its-foundation-day-2254641.html

Congress appoints 30 new city chiefs in Uttar Pradesh

In an effort to galvanise the party in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress party has appointed 43 officials, including 30 new city presidents and 13 district chiefs in the state. According to an official statement by party General Secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal, the Congress president has approved appointments of new district and city chiefs with immediate effect.

This time the party has appointed presidents of big cities which include Allahabad, Lucknow, Moradabad and Ghaziabad.

Congress leaders and the Gandhi siblings — Rahul and Priyanka — were stopped on the Meerut bypass road on Tuesday when they were on their way to meet the kin of victims of the alleged police firing during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA)-National Register of Citizens (NRC) protests last week.

The Yogi Adityanath administration stated that Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been imposed in parts of the state in view of sporadic violent incidents that took place during the anti-CAA demonstrations that has resulted in 15 deaths so far…

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https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/congress-appoints-30-new-city-chiefs-in-uttar-pradesh/531380

CAA protests: Congress demands Rs 50 lakh for UP Police firing victims

Upping the ante against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the police action against protesters, Congress has written to Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel demanding an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh each to the family of protesters killed in police firing.

The party has also demanded a government job for a family member of the victims, apart from Rs 5 lakh to the injured along with free medical care.

In a letter to the governor, Congress’ UP unit president Ajay Kumar Lallu also urged that a High Court judge probe the incidents of violence across the state over CAA.

Lallu claimed more than two dozen people had died in the police firing in UP, hundreds had been injured and thousands had been rounded up and sent to jail.

He noted the protests by the public, including students, intellectuals, social organisations etc were always peaceful. However, they turned violent after the police allegedly tried to suppress their voices under instructions from their political masters.

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https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/caa-protests-congress-demands-rs-50-lakh-for-up-police-firing-victims-119122200522_1.html

After NRC failed, Modi govt has come up with CAA: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi lashed out at the BJP-led central government on Wednesday saying it has failed on every front. She was addressing a rally in Pakur in Jharkhand on the last day of campaigning before the fifth and final phase of the assembly elections on Friday.

Gandhi also took the opportunity to attack the government over recent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. “An NRC (national register of citizens) was done in Assam by spending `1,600 crore and the result was that it left out several India citizens. After NRC failed, they have come up with CAA,” she said. “Assam is burning. When students in Delhi raise their voice they are being lathi-charged.” She said the new law has been brought to divert attention from real issues. “They have failed on economy, job creation, women’s security, corruption and it is a failed government,” she said…

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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/after-nrc-failed-modi-govt-has-come-up-with-caa-priyanka-gandhi/articleshow/72879152.cms