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Tag: Congress President Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi
I won't be part of electing new Congress chief: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he will not participate in the process of electing a new chief for the country’s oldest political party. Speaking to media persons in Parliament, Gandhi said: “I will not participate in the process of electing the new President as it will make things more complicated.” […]

Rahul Gandhi takes oath as Lok Sabha member

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday took oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha. Gandhi won the election from Wayanad in Kerala. He had also contested from the Gandhi bastion of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh but was defeated by BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes. […]

ED questions Vadra over six hours in money laundering case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday questioned Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra for over six hours in connection with a money laundering case involving assets allegedly held abroad. Vadra was asked about the money received by his company as alleged kickbacks in petroleum deals in Gujarat. The agency said the money […]

Congress may not contest UP bypolls

Lucknow: The Congress in Uttar Pradesh may decide against contesting the bye-elections to 11 Assembly segments that have been necessitated after 11 legislators from the state won the Lok Sabha polls. Majority of the party leaders feel that the party should avoid contesting bye-elections until its organisation strength right from the booth level has improved. […]

Vadra appears before ED for questioning

New Delhi: Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case involving overseas properties owned by him. Vadra arrived at the ED office in central Delhi where he will be questioned under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The case relates […]

Gehlot meets Ahmed Patel too, returns to Jaipur

New Delhi: Hours after meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met senior party leader Ahmed Patel at the party office here on Tuesday. Gehlot arrived at the Congress headquarters at 5.15 p.m. and directly went into Patel’s chamber. After the meeting, the Rajasthan Chief Minister left for Jaipur. Earlier in the […]

Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad in first week of June

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress President Rahul Gandhi would visit Wayanad in the first week of June to thank the electorate for his record breaking win from this Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, said a Congress leader on Monday. Leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala said this after the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) met for the first time […]

A day after poll rout, resignations fly in Congress

New Delhi: A day after Congress suffered a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, party’s Uttar Pradesh chief Raj Babbar, Karnataka’s H.K. Patil, Odisha’s Niranjan Patnaik and Amethi district head Yogendra Mishra sent in their resignations to the high command owning moral responsibility for the drubbing. Owning moral responsibility for the rout of the […]

Rahul Gandhi walks to cast his vote

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday went walking to the polling booth near his residence here on Sunday and voted in the Lok Sabha election. Accompanied by SPG personnel and mediapersons, Gandhi exercised his franchise at a booth on Aurangzeb Lane in the New Delhi constituency. Congress candidate Ajay Maken accompanied Gandhi. The BJP […]

Rahul denies poll code violation, urges fair treatment

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has told the Election Commission (EC) that he did not violate the Model Code of Conduct and asked it to maintain a fair, non-discriminatory and non-arbitrary attitude in dealing with complaints. The EC on May 1 had sent a show-cause notice to Gandhi for his speech in Madhya Pradesh’s […]

SC to hear Rafale review pleas, contempt plea against Rahul on May 10

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on a bunch of review petitions in Rafale deal, saying it will club the review pleas and the contempt case against Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s “chowkidar chor hai” remark attributing it to the top court on May 10. Interestingly, the court’s direction came after learning […]

Modi waived Rs 5.5 lakh cr for industrialist: Rahul

Ranchi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that the Narendra Modi government has waived Rs 5.5 lakh crore loan of the industrialists in the last five years but has not done enough for farmers, youths or traders. “Narendra Modi has not worked for the farmers, youths, traders rather he worked only for 15 people […]

Ahmedabad court summons Rahul in defamation case

Ahmedabad: A court here on Wednesday issued summons to Congress President Rahul Gandhi in a suit filed by a BJP member accusing him of making defamatory statements against the party President Amit Shah at a poll rally in Madhya Pradesh last month. The case was filed by Krishnavadan Brahmbhatt, a BJP corporator from the city’s Khadia […]

Vote for soul of India, Rahul Gandhi tells voters

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged voters to vote for the soul of India and its future while slamming the Modi government for lying to the people in the past five years. He also denounced the Modi government over demonetization and Goods and Services Tax and also accused it of spreading distrust […]

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Bikaner land deal: ED attaches property involving Vadra's company

New Delhi: In a major blow to Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra, who was questioned twice by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case involving the Bikaner land deal, the agency on Friday attached the properties related to his company Skylight Hospitality in Delhi. A senior ED official said the agency […]

Will Rahul Gandhi's back-to-back visits stir Congress in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: With the AICC president Rahul Gandhi making back-to-back visits to Odisha, speculations are doing rounds over the effect of such visits on the grand old party’s prospects in Odisha ahead of the 2019 general elections. After holding marathon public meetings at Bhawanipatna and Rourkela on Wednesday, the Congress chief is also scheduled to make […]

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Rahul's tweet most re-tweeted during Interim Budget

New Delhi: Twitter on Monday said it recorded over eight lakh Interim Budget-related conversations in the four-day period (January 31-February 3) in which a tweet by Congress President Rahul Gandhi became the most re-tweeted. The budget-related tweets this year was more than 1.5 times the conversation volume from Budget 2018 in the same timeframe, the […]

PM Modi, Rahul condoles Bihar train derailment victims

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday condoled the deaths of seven people who were killed in a train derailment in Bihar. “Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the derailment of coaches of the Seemanchal Express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured […]

Congress minimum income sop a cruel joke: Mayawati

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday reacted sharply to the Congress pledge to ensure minimum income for the poor and termed the announcement a “cruel joke” that has left the “entire nation stunned and suspicious”. In a statement, the 63-year-old leader said the announcement by Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh on […]

Opposition leaders didn't question me on Rahul: Stalin

Chennai: DMK President M.K. Stalin on Sunday said opposition leaders who participated in the anti-BJP meet in Kolkata on Saturday did not question him for announcing Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the Prime Ministerial candidate. Speaking at a wedding he attended here, Stalin said the political situation in different states varied. He said the party […]

Rahul says will go for criminal investigation in Rafale deal if voted to power

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there will be a criminal investigation into the Rafale deal if Congress comes to power in the 2019 elections, stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being accused of wrongdoings in the deal but is running away from the questions posed to him. Talking to reporters […]

Rahul Gandhi meets Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday called on visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering here and held discussions with him on political and other matters of common interest. “I had an excellent meeting today with the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dr Lotay Tshering. We discussed the political situation in the region and other […]

Why did Modi dodge question on middle class, Rahul asks

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ignoring a BJP worker’s question, during a recent video interaction with party workers from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, about the middle class struggling with the government’s taxation policy. Gandhi pointed to a December 19 interaction that saw Nirmal […]

Rahul steers Congress to a good show in 3 states

New Delhi: Exactly a year after he was elected Congress President, Rahul Gandhi has steered his party to election victories in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and possibly in Madhya Pradesh where the party was in neck-and-neck race with the ruling BJP throughout the day. After the disastrous loss in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and the series […]

EVMs have mysterious powers in Modi's India: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday urged his party workers to be vigilant against “EVM tampering” as voting came to an end in Telangana and Rajasthan, cautioning them that “in Modis India, EVMs have mysterious powers”. “Congress party workers, be vigilant after polls close today. In MP, EVM’s behaved strangely after polling: Some […]

Will waive off loans of all farmers in Chhattisgarh: Rahul

Koriya/Jashpur (Chhattisgarh): Charging the ruling BJP with creating two Chhattisgarhs, one of the rich and the other of the poor and the exploited, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday pledged to waive off all farm loans within 10 days of his party coming to power in the state. Campaigning for the second phase of the […]

Nation must unite to protect children: Rahul on Mandsaur gang rape

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday voiced his angst against the brutal gang rape and assault of an eight-year-old schoolgirl in Madhya Pradesh and said the nation must come together to protect the children. The Congress party asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he would intervene and ensure that speedy justice was delivered […]

Shah hits out at Rahul for 'mockery of Constitution' comment

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday justified his party forming government in Karnataka with B.S. Yeddyurappa taking oath as Chief Minister and hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for terming the political developments as “mockery of Constitution”. “The murder of democracy happened the minute a desperate Congress made an ‘opportunist’ offer to […]

Modi dares Rahul to speak for 15 minutes without paper

Chamarajanagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi on his challenge to face him in Parliament and sought to turn the tables by asking him to speak for 15 minutes on the achievements of the government in Karnataka headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah without reading from a piece of paper. The […]

Rahul slams Modi government over new US visa rules

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Narendra Modi government’s foreign policy and said “new US visa rules is a huge setback for India”. “New US visa Rules, huge setback for India. There are some things a hug can buy. For visas, you’re on your own,” tweeted Gandhi, attaching a Times of India story […]

Where's the Naga accord, Rahul asks Modi

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 2015 claim on Naga peace accord which is “nowhere to be found”. “August 2015, Modi claims to create history by signing the Naga accord. Feb(ruary) 2018, Naga accord is still nowhere to be found,” Gandhi tweeted. “Modiji […]