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Rahul, on his maiden visit to the UAE, made it clear that neither he nor his party were consulted before the decision was made. But he said he wasn't

India News: The announcement comes a day after SP and the BSP announced alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in UP. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad added tha

Congress President Rahul Gandhi interacted with the media in Dubai on a range of issues, including the SP-BSP alliance, the Rafale jet deal, and PM Modi’s ‘rash’ economic decisions, on 12 January.

The Congress is planning to gatecrash the Mayawati-Akhilesh Yadav party in Uttar Pradesh a day after being left out of the coalition. The party is planning to hold 13 rallies in the state and contest all 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Even though the Congress was not taken on board, the door has been kept open by both alliance partners for a post-election handshake.