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13-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Shock awaits BJP in Gujarat : Rahul Gandhi

The Gujarat election result will be "shocking" for the BJP, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday, maintaining he didn't return Prime Minister Narendra Modi's verbal barbs targeting him and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh because he...

13-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Gujarat will give BJP a shock : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday brushed aside a question on whether a Congress loss in Gujarat will be a referendum on him and insisted that the election outcome will be "shocking" for the BJP."Gujarat will this time throw a surprising result....

13-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi has helped me the most, don't hate him : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped him "the most" and he does not hate him."Modiji has helped me the most... How can I hate him," Rahul Gandhi said in an interview to Gujarati news channel GSTV.He was asked...

13-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Not undergone any makeover, BJP distorted my image : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi maintained he has not undergone any 'makeover' and accused the BJP of tarnishing his image.In an interview to Gujarati news channel GSTV, Rahul Gandhi also said the BJP is not scared of him but of the voice of the people...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Is going to temples forbidden : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked if visiting temples was forbidden, adding he felt very nice about it and prayed for the golden future of Gujarat."Is going to temples forbidden?" Gandhi asked when a reporter questioned him at a press conference...

12-Dec-2017 Nagpur

On 77th birthday, an ailing Pawar leads anti-government rally

After 37 years, veteran politician and National Congress Party President Sharad Pawar hit the streets on his 77th birthday on Tuesday, leading a massive 'Jan Aakrosh Halla Bol' procession, jointly with Congress and other parties, against the BJP-Shiv Sena...

12-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Modi eats Taiwanese mushrooms : Alpesh Thakore

OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi disliked Gujarati food and was fond of Taiwanese mushrooms which cost Rs 80,000 a kg.Thakore also alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party's Gujarat leaders...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Whatever PM said about Manmohan Singh is not acceptable : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he would not tolerate any kind of nasty language, referring to Mani Shankar Aiyar's "neech" remark against the Prime Minister, but added that whatever Narendra Modi had said about former Prime Minister Manmohan...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress confident of forming government in Gujarat : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday declared that his party was confident of taking power in Gujarat and said the BJP was on a losing wicket."The BJP has lost its position," Gandhi told the media, a day after he was named the President of the country's oldest...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

It is an honour to work for Congress and country : Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, who was on Monday elected the Congress party's President, thanked all for their support and good wishes and said "it is an honour for him to work for the party and the country"."A heartfelt thank you to everyone for the tremendous support and...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President, PM Modi congratulates him

Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the country's oldest party for 19 long years.Prime Minister...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President

Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the countrys oldest party for 19 long years.The 47-year-old...

11-Dec-2017 Banaskantha (Gujarat)

Talk about Gujarat, not Pakistan : Rahul Gandhi to Narendra Modi

Hitting out at Narendra Modi for dragging Pakistan into the Gujarat elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that rather than talking about foreign countries in his election campaign speeches in Gujarat the Prime Minister should say something...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Should BJP go to any length to win Gujarat : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for levelling allegations against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Vice President Hamid Ansari during the Gujarat election campaign."Is winning an election so important...

10-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress dares Modi to order impartial probe into note-ban 'scam'

The Congress on Sunday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an impartial probe into the note-ban decision that the opposition party dubbed the "biggest scam ever and the largest money-laundering scheme"."In September 2016 (before demonetisation announced...

10-Dec-2017 Deodar (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi lying through the teeth : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asserting that his words had ceased to carry weight since he was lying through the teeth on the promises made to Gujarat and the country.Addressing a serious of election...

10-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Why is Narendra Modi obsessed with Congress, wonders Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he could not understand Prime Minister Narendra Modis obsession with the Congress, despite his claims to have wiped the party out of India."On one side, Modiji says that he has wiped Congress out of India....

09-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Why did Modiji 'sell out' Gujarat's education system : Rahul Gandhi

Stating that 80 per cent engineers in Gujarat are unemployed, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the state's education system has been "sold out".This was Gandhi's 11th question as part of a Congress strategy...

09-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Development missing from Narendra ModI's speeches : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the issue of 'development' has been missing from his speeches."'Vikas' (development) is missing from the Prime Minister's speeches this time. What is the reason,"...

08-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Ambedkar's work rejects what BJP stands for : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP for alleging that the Congress had tried to "suppress" B.R. Ambedkar's contributions, saying though the BJP is "desperate" to embrace the Dalit icon, his life and...

08-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Give accounts of Vanbandhu scheme : Rahul Gandhi tells Narendra Modi

Stressing that Adivasis in Gujarat were in bad condition, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi "where did Rs 55,000 crore meant for Vanbandhu scheme go?".This was Gandhi's 10th question as part of a Congress strategy...

07-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Not a Hindi speaker, messed up in translation : Mani Shankar Aiyar

 Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday apologised for using the word "neech" (low) for Prime Minister Narendra Modi but maintained that he had not referred to him as "low-born"."I never meant low-born. There is a difference in English language...

06-Dec-2017 Shillong

Mukul Sangma dares rebel Congress MLAs to quit assembly

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday dared rebel Congress legislators to resign from the assembly ahead of next year's elections."We know all who will resign. We will be happy to see if they resign as MLAs. That is why we have given enough time....

06-Dec-2017 Shillong

Mukul Sangma lays foundation stone for first medical college in state

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday laid the foundation stone here for the first medical college in Meghalaya.The 500-bed medical institute-cum-hospital will be developed by the KPC Group of Kolkata under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode at an...

06-Dec-2017 Dhandhuka/New Delhi

Kapil Sibal's Babri Masjid remarks trigger political row

Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal's demand that the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute should be heard after the 2019 general elections triggered a major political storm on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacking the Congress and congratulating the...

06-Dec-2017 New Delhi

39% children in Gujarat victim of malnutrition : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said 39 per cent children in Gujarat were malnourished and sought to know if this was the "wonder" of the BJP government's healthcare policy in the state.This was Gandhi's eighth question as part of a Congress...

06-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Let Modi attack us more, Congress will win in Gujarat : Ashok Gehlot

Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot, who played a major role in social engineering by roping in Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakore and Jignesh Mewani on the side of Congress in Gujarat, wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack the party and Rahul Gandhi even...

05-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi a step closer to become Congress President

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday moved a step closer to be the Congress chief as he was the only candidate left in the fray in the election for the post after all 89 nominations filed in his favour were found to be valid on scrutiny."A total of 89 nomination papers,...

05-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Will BJP government be only for rich : Rahul Gandhi

As part of his strategy to put one question daily to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked if the Bharatiya Janata Party's government will be working only for the rich.In a ditty form, Gandhi flayed the adverse...

04-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Shashi Tharoor releases white paper on pollution in Delhi

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday released a white paper on air pollution in the national capital, saying the people of Delhi have a right to breathe, but the central and Delhi government are preventing it.The white paper was prepared at the direction...

04-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Congress promises loan waiver, Patidar quota in Gujarat poll manifesto

The Congress on Monday issued its poll manifesto for the Gujarat assembly polls, promising debt waiver for state farmers and an assurance on reservation for the Patidars.In case the Congress returns to power, farmers' debts will be waived and Minimum Support...

04-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress to bring legislation for Patidar reservation

The Congress will bring in legislation to ensure reservation to the Patidar community without making any changes to the existing quota of the backward communities, the party said on Monday in its manifesto for the Gujarat elections."Without affecting, reducing,...

04-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi lone candidate for Congress chief's post

Marking a generational shift, Rahul Gandhi is all set to take over as Congress President next week as he was the only candidate to file nominations before deadline expired on Monday for the post amid opposition jibes over dynasty politics in a contest with no...

04-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Youth of Gujarat have not accepted BJP : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said large sections of youth of Gujarat have not accepted BJP and have rallied behind Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mewani.He said in tweets that the "youth of Punjab accepted Congress. So did youth of...

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