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Tag: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi votes, says BJP will be ousted

New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday voted in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls and claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would be ousted from power this time. The Congress leader and her husband Robert Vadra exercised their franchise at a polling booth in the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in […]

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 […]

Royalty? My family ended princely privileges: Priyanka

Ayodhya: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has slammed the BJP for equating the Gandhi family with royalty and pointed out that it was her grandmother Indira Gandhi who abolished the privileges of princely families. Interacting with the students of Sunbeam Public School here on Friday, Gandhi also said that her “emotional dream” was to see […]

Vadra's custodial interrogation may be needed: ED

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday told a Delhi court that Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, is not cooperating in the investigation and the agency may require his custodial interrogation in a money laundering case. A Special Public Prosecutor told Special Judge Arvind Kumar that despite being given various […]

No one is happy with Modi government: Priyanka

Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying no one was happy with his government. Demanding to know what Modi had done in the last five years, Gandhi told the media here: “Be it farmers, youth or anybody, no one is satisfied with the government. Together they […]

Hardik Patel to join Congress, contest LS polls

Ahmedabad: Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel is set to join the Congress and even contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, informed sources said on Thursday. Sources in his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) confirmed late Thursday that the decision was taken at a meeting held at Tarkhadi village in Rajkot district. According to PAAS leader […]

Op-Ed: Will Congress’ Priyanka Gamble Pay off?

Bhubaneswar: The formal induction of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the sister of AICC president, Rahul Gandhi, into the Congress with the responsibility of the crucial eastern UP belt being placed on her shoulders, has caused ripples across the political spectrum. Though her entry was expected with the party desperately looking for someone with a Midas touch […]

Rahul, Priyanka no match to Modi's leadership: Sena

Mumbai: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s “development book” has improved much since 2014 and he has his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s support, but they cannot be compared with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the Shiv Sena said on Wednesday. The remarks by the Uddhav Thackeray-led party came two days after it sealed a pre-poll alliance with […]

ED questions Robert Vadra for over 8 hours, asks him to appear again on Monday

New Delhi: Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was on Saturday questioned for over eight hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case. He has been asked to join the investigation again on Monday at 11 a.m. It was for the third consecutive day that the ED […]

ED confronts Vadra with mails exchanged with arms dealer's kin

New Delhi: Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was grilled for over nine hours by the Enforcement Directorate as he appeared for the second round of questioning on Thursday, and also confronted with his mails exchanged with a relative of absconding arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, sources said. Vadra was asked about the mails […]

Man arrested for vulgar tweet against Priyanka Gandhi

Patna: A man was arrested in Bihar’s Katihar district for posting a vulgar tweet against Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, police said on Monday. Yogi Sanjay Nath was arrested following a complaint filed to the Bihar Cyber Crime Investigation Unit by social activist Shaheen Syed. “We were directed to take action against Nath,” Katihar town […]

Vadra's deals may come under renewed scrutiny with Priyanka's political plunge

New Delhi: The “Damad ka ghotala” (son-in-law’s scam) jibes that the BJP made against Robert Vadra ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha polls to target the Congress are expected to get more shrill and intense in the coming days. With his wife Priyanka Gandhi now a big player in the coming Lok Sabha elections, the controversy […]

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Election not a beauty contest: Sushil Modi on Priyanka's entry into politics

Kolkata: Taking potshots on Priyanka Gandhi’s entry into politics ahead of the coming Lok Sabha polls, Bihar Deputy chief minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday said an election is “not a beauty contest” and people will cast their vote on the basis of past performance. “An election is neither a wrestling […]

Dynasty politics: BJP has its own share

New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi’s full-fledged plunge into active politics may have re-ignited a debate on political dynasties but it may also hold the mirror to the BJP which has often accused the first family of Congress of imposing family politics on the country. The newest member of the Gandhi family has walked onto the political […]

Priyanka Gandhi appointed Congress General Secretary for UP East

New Delhi: Pushed to the corner in Uttar Pradesh by the SP-BSP alliance, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday played his trump card by appointing his younger sister Priyanka Gandhi as the party General Secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh to galvanise the Congress cadre in a state that sends the maximum number of […]

Sonia to contest from Rae Bareli in 2019 LS polls

New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra today put to rest the speculation over her contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Rae Bareli, stating that her mother Sonia Gandhi would again be in the fray from the Parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Rae Bareli is currently represented in the Lok Sabha by outgoing Congress president Sonia Gandhi, […]