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Amethi murder due to local rivalry: UP DGP 

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police said on Tuesday that the killers of Surendra Singh, a former village head and a BJP leader in Amethi, were his local political rivals. It had been widely speculated that Singh was murdered because he had campaigned for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani. Director General of Police O.P. Singh […]

Smriti got Rahul's message 'loud and clear'

Amethi: When BJP MP Smriti Irani lost no time in reaching Amethi to meet the family of a former village head who had been murdered, she gave a strong message that she would take care of her constituency. Irani has defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and when the latter conceded defeat, he asked […]

Op-Ed: Electorate Reject Dynasty

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The most heartening aspect of 2019 verdict has been the near complete rejection of dynastic politics by the electorate. Nothing proves this better than the defeat of Congress president, Rahul Gandhi from the family borough of Amethi. He had inherited the seat from his father and former Prime Minister, Rajeev Gandhi […]

Amethi snaps its 39-year-old ties with Gandhi family

Amethi: Amethi, on Thursday, snapped its 39 years long relationship with the Gandhi family — a relationship that was filled with emotions and nurtured with emotions. The victory of BJP’s Smriti Irani and defeat of Rahul Gandhi is not just the result of an electoral battle — it is much more than that. Bechu Khan, […]

Man writes letter to EC in blood

Amethi: A young man from Amethi has sent a letter written in blood to the Election Commission seeking a directive for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abstain from making objectionable comments that hurt the sentiments of the people. Manoj Kashyap of Shahgarh in Amethi has written that he was ‘traumatised’ by the statements of the Prime […]

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On polling day, Rahul Gandhi missing from Amethi

Amethi: As his constituency Amethi went to the polls on Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi was conspicuous by his absence, providing a handle to his rival Smriti Irani of the BJP to declare him a “missing MP”. Gandhi, a sitting member of the Lok Sabha from this high profile constituency of Uttar Pradesh, is seeking re-election […]

Rahul's nomination for Amethi LS seat found valid

Amethi: The Amethi returning officer (RO) Monday set aside objections on Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s nomination papers for the seat and held the document valid, after scrutinising allegations of discrepancies over citizenship and other issues. After hearing Gandhi’s counsel, Returning Officer Ram Manohar Misra declared his nomination papers for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat as valid. […]

Cong claims 'grave' security threat to Rahul; writes to Rajnath

New Delhi: The Congress has claimed “grave” security threat to party chief Rahul Gandhi and urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take immediate action to ensure full protection of its leader. In a letter, three Congress leaders said that a laser was pointed at Rahul during his interaction with journalists after filing nomination for the Amethi […]

Rahul files nomination, Congress vows to sweep Kerala

Wayanad (Kerala): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday filed nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from Wayanad amid an outpouring of support from thousands on the streets, leading the party to claim it will sweep all 20 seats in Kerala. Thousands of men and women, and even the young, packed the streets of Wayanad […]

Rahul to contest LS polls also from Wayanad

New Delhi: In a major decision, the Congress on Sunday announced that party President Rahul Gandhi will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Wayanad in Kerala, apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The announcement was made at a press conference here by senior party leader A.K. Antony and the party’s communications incharge, Randeep Singh Surjewala. […]

Rahul scared of losing Amethi Lok Sabha seat: BJP

Bengaluru: With pressure building on Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest from a southern seat, tentatively in Karnataka, other than his traditional stronghold Amethi, BJP on Saturday mocked the Gandhi scion for fearing a loss from the family borough in Uttar Pradesh. “If Rahul contests from anywhere in the south, it will indicate the fall […]

Amethi ordnance factory was already producing small arms: Rahul

New Delhi: Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘habitual liar’, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the ordnance factory Modi inaugurated in Amethi on Sunday had been producing small arms for a while. “Prime Minister, I laid the foundation of Amethi’s ordnance factory in 2010. For the past several years, it has been producing […]

After Congress's protest, Rahul allowed to visit Amethi

Lucknow/New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday received the administration’s permission to visit his parliamentary constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on October 4, officials said. The Congress leader, who was earlier denied permission to visit Amethi, would also be given protection by the district administration during his scheduled visit. Amethi District Magistrate Yogesh […]

'Rahul Gandhi missing' posters come up in Amethi

Lucknow: Dozens of posters describing local MP and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as “missing” have come up in his Amethi parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh. The posters carry the Gandhi scion’s picture, written below which is a reward for anyone who could trace their missing MP. The posters, however, are not attributed to any […]