George Abraham, Vice-Chair of IOCUSA, condemns the attack on farmers and detention of Priyanka Gandhi.

 “There is a total breakdown of democratic process in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Isn’t it strange that the BJP leaders who incited the riots or the son of a union minister who ran the vehicle over the farmers are remaining free-at-large while a political leader who went to investigate and empathize with the victims is in detention?  We strongly condemn the attack on farmers and detention of Priyanka Gandhi from visiting and empathizing with the bereaved families. The incident in Lakhimpur Keri in Uttar Pradesh shows that the BJP…

Indian Overseas Congress, USA congratulates Hon. Sangat Singh Gilzian: Cabinet Minister and Punjab PCC Working President

Indian Overseas Congress, USA congratulates Sardar Sangat Singh Gilzian for his induction into the Cabinet in Punjab under the newly appointed Chief Minister  Charanjit Singh Channi.  Belonging to the Lubana community that falls in other Backward Classes (OBC), it was a time for recognition and redemption for Mr. Gilzian after being snubbed by Captain Amarinder Singh during the last cabinet expansion. Mr. Gilzian has complained at the time that the party was ignoring the backward class. The MLA, who represents Tanda Urmur seat in the Hoshiarpur District, was rewarded with…

Punjab controversy not over yet; Captain Amarinder and Navjot Singh Sidhu faction adamant on apology to each other

The controversy in Punjab does not seem to end. Two days have passed since Navjot Singh Sidhu became the state Congress President, but there has been no talk with Captain Amarinder Singh. This confrontation between the two leaders has increased the concern of the party leaders. He believes that if there is a lack of coordination between the two, then the difficulties may increase in the election. In the assembly elections, coordination between Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and State President Sidhu is necessary. But till now both the factions are adamant on the demand…

“The Congress party is getting ready to face a critical national election and tackle pressing issues of national concern”: Praveen Chakravarthy

“India is facing enormous problems from pandemic to farmer’s protests and alarming inequality, failing healthcare, and border tensions and the Modi government’s response to these challenges have been very disappointing’ said Praveen Chakravarthy, the Chairman of the Data Analytics Department of the Indian national congress. “The havoc wreaked by the novel coronavirus pandemic on people’s lives and livelihoods have been deep and enormous. The impact of the Covid-19 induced lockdown cannot be understood merely through headline marc-economic numbers of GDP. It has also ruptured our social fabric. It has exacerbated…

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena-Congress face to face to fight alone in upcoming assembly elections

Mumbai:  Differences have started coming to the fore even before the completion of two years of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government of NCP-Shiv Sena-Congress in Maharashtra. While local Congress leaders are talking about fighting alone in the upcoming elections, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that people going to the polls alone will be beaten with slippers. However, NCP is refraining from speaking anything clearly on this matter. In fact, on Saturday, Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole had said in Amravati that in the year 2024 elections, Congress will emerge as the single largest…

Tel Aviv fetes Netanyahu departure with flags and foam

TEL AVIV  – She stepped out to walk her dog only to witness history: Ossie joined the joined the throngs of Israelis watching the momentous election of an anti-Benjamin Netanyahu government on the streets of Tel Aviv. The 60-year-old s eyes were glued to the screen as the parliament speaker listed results of the vote, dozens of bar patrons clutching rainbow flags holding their breath. And then the results dropped: 60 for, 59 against. “I can t speak,” Ossie said, taking a seat. “It s a dream come true. “I hope it s going…

Biden dismisses Texas voting bill as attack on democracy

WASHINGTON  – President Joe Biden assailed a voting bill in Texas Saturday as an attack on democracy, as it lines up to become the next Republican-led state to restrict voting access for people of color. Biden said Texas is now joining Georgia and Florida in seeking to limit “the sacred right to vote.” “It’s part of an assault on democracy that we’ve seen far too often this year — and often disproportionately targeting Black and Brown Americans,” Biden said in a statement after a final draft of the legislation began…

Koshy Thomas urges voters to request absentee ballot if they are unable to go to the polling station on June 22nd

Koshy Thomas, a candidate running for New York City Council from District 23, requests voters who would be unable to go to the polling booth on election day to request an absentee ballot now so that they could participate in the upcoming election on June 22nd, 2021. It is also quite possible that a request form for the absentee ballot may be already in one’s inbox at home if one is a registered voter. “Our community is somewhat lackadaisical in going to the polling booths on election day, and an…

Indian Overseas Congress, USA welcomes V.D. Satheesan’s appointment as Kerala’s Opposition leader

Indian Overseas Congress USA congratulates Shri. V.D. Satheesan on his appointment as the new legislative leader for the Congress Party in Kerala and the UDF’s opposition leader. “The selection and the appointment of V.D. Satheesan represents a turning point for the Congress Party in Kerala and also ushering in a new generational shift necessary at this juncture to strengthen the party for the future,” said George Abraham, Vice-Chairman, Indian Overseas Congress, USA. “This may also be a golden opportunity to end the group politics and begin rebuilding the party. Congress…

Koshy Thomas’ ties to the community are a great asset: Senator Kevin Thomas

“We are growing in numbers and influence, and we need a voice in the NYC council,” said  New York State Senator Kevin Thomas inaugurating a fundraising event at Cotillion restaurant in Jericho, Long Island, New York.  “At the end of the day, we need someone who has ties to the community, that has organized events, who has given back to the community, and has a good heart.  And we need someone who can empathize with the community when there is sorrow or joy,  whom we can put our burden on…