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17-Nov-2018 Koriya (Chhattisgarh)

Will waive-off all Chhattisgarh farmers loans : Rahul Gandhi

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...

16-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Modi government squandered national interest in Rafale deal : Congress

The Congress on Friday questioned the Modi government's "silence" on the "fresh evidence" in the Rafale "scam" and said it is a precursor "of the storm which they are about to face."The party also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "squandering national...

16-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Fake degree in BJP's DNA, shortcut to ministry : Rahul Gandhi

Taking pot-shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Smriti Irani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "fake degrees" are a shortcut to ministerial births."Mr 56 (Modi) and his ministers have shown to the students that in BJP, the...

16-Nov-2018 Deori/Seoni (Madhya Pradesh)

Rahul Gandhi goes ballistic against Modi, MP CM

Flaying Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inflicting the "biggest scam" on the nation in the form of  demonetisation, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday assured the people of Madhya Pradesh that his party, if voted to power, would waive farm ...

15-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Watchman sold out, Congress sharpens Rafale attack against Modi

The Congress on Thursday raised its Rafale 'scam' pitch, accusing Prime Minister Modi of sabotaging country's interest for the sake of his cronies and alleging he fixed a higher benchmark price for the French fighter jets.A day after the Centre conceded...

14-Nov-2018 Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)

Arunachal suffered in absence of robust road connectivity : Pema Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh has suffered historically primarily in the absence of robust road connectivity with road density of 25 km per 100 square km area as against an all India average of 142 km per 100 sq km area, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Wednesday.However,...

14-Nov-2018 Guwahati

Citizenship Bill spurring Assam youth to take up arms : Congress

The Congress on Wednesday said that the admission by the Assam's police brass that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was spurring the youth to take up arms proved the BJP government's failure to protect the state's interest.Director General (Special...

14-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Rajasthan BJP MP joins Congress

The BJP on Wednesday suffered a jolt in Rajastahn as one of its MPs, Harish Meena, joined the Congress ahead of the assembly elections on December 7.The Dausa MP and former Rajasthan Director General of Police, Meena was formally inducted into the party...

13-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Narendra Modi has admitted to his theft in Rafale deal : Rahul Gandhi

In remarks coming a day after the government had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "admitted to his theft" in the Rafale deal and that changes were made in the...

13-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Nehru's precious legacy is being undermined daily : Sonia Gandhi

Hitting out at the ruling BJP for undermining the legacy of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday called upon people to fight to safeguard countrys democracy.Addressing the launch of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's new edition...

12-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Twitter CEO meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses fake news

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed various steps the social network was taking to curb the spread of fake news and boost healthy conversation on its platform."Jack Dorsey, the Co Founder and CEO of Twitter dropped...

10-Nov-2018 New Delhi

AAP govt has insulted people from Poorvanchal : Ajay Maken

The Delhi Congress on Saturday targeted the ruling Aam Aadmi Pary (AAP) for allegedly asking the Chhat Puja Samiti to put pictures of ministers and legislators at ghats to receive funds.Chhat Puja Samiti is the committee responsible for making arrangements...

10-Nov-2018 Kondagaon (Chhattisgarh)

PM Modi, CM Raman Singh corrupt, says Rahul in Chhattisgarh

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the issues of corruption and alleged that he and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh are "corrupt"."Chhattisgarh is a prosperous state, but the BJP government...

09-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Congress flays demonetisation on 2nd anniversary

Hundreds of Delhi Congress workers marched to the Reserve Bank of India office here on Friday on the occasion of the second anniversary of demonetisation, denouncing the great note-change exercise as "ill-fated" and "destructive" to the economy and the people...

09-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Congress holds protest outside RBI on demonetisation anniversary

Several senior Congress leaders on Friday staged a protest outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the second anniversary of demonetisation that was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016.The Congress in a statement said the protest...

08-Nov-2018 Kolkata

BJP is back to Hindutva theme, Modi government failed : P. Chidambaram

Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said the BJP has gone back to its old theme of Hindutva after failing on all fronts and reiterated that state-wise alliance would be the best way to defeat the saffron party.He also said the Central government...

08-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Demonetisation a criminal financial scam : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called the note ban a "cruel conspiracy" and a "criminal financial scam"."November 8th will forever go down in the history of India, as a day of infamy," said Gandhi, adding that "note ban was a planned and cruel conspiracy....

08-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Opposition slams Modi over note ban, goernment hails it

The second anniversary of demonetisation on Thursday saw the Congress leading the opposition assault on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "wrecking" the economy with his "reckless" move even as the BJP defended it saying it sought to "formalise the economy".Congress...

08-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Note ban a conspiracy, money laundering scheme : Rahul Gandhi

Attacking Narendra Modi on the second anniversary of demonetisation, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called the note ban a "cruel conspiracy" and a "scam"."Note ban was a planned and cruel conspiracy. This scam was a scheme to launder black money of...

08-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Demonetisation anniversary : Congress tears into Narendra Modi

Ridiculing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "knowledge of economics", the Congress on Thursday ripped into him for the "reckless" decision of demonetisation that it said wrecked the economy and consumed many lives.On the second anniversary of the Modi's 2016 decision...

08-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Restore certainty, visibility in economic policies : Manmohan Singh

Holding demonetisation an "ill-fated" and "ill-thought" exercise, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the scars and wounds of the decision are only getting more visible with time and its deeper ramifications are still unravelling.On the second...

06-Nov-2018 Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath inaugurates international cricket stadium in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the 'Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium' here on Tuesday.Accompanied by Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, Sports Minister Chetan Chauhan...

06-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Congress calls for nationwide protest on demonetisation anniversary

Asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise to the nation for demonetisation that "wrecked" the economy, the Congress on Tuesday said it will observe a nationwide protest on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the note ban."Two years ago the Prime...

05-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Modi now looting farmers : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Modi government of "looting farmers" in the name of its much touted crop insurance scheme, the "Pradhanmantri Bima Fasal Yojana".Taking cognisance of an IANS story in which journalist and farm activist P....

04-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Signature Bridge Congress' concept, AAP taking credit : Ajay Maken

Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken on Sunday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for taking credit in bringing infrastructural developments which were started by his party."Congress conceptualised and built the Signature Bridge. AAP government first...

04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Central governments underspending on health, education : Shashi Tharoor

Emphasising on the need for a social security buffer, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the successive governments at the Centre have been underspending in the health and education sectors."We are grossly underspending both on health and education as a percentage...

03-Nov-2018 New Delhi

SJM, Modi government want Patel out of RBI : P. Chidambaram

Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the Raghuram Rajan story is being repeated as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to remove RBI Governor Urjit Patel from his post because the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) wants Patel to exit from the...

01-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Jan Dhan Yojana a 'jumla' by Modi government : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram said on Thursday that Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) was a 'jumla' and "an exercise in self-deception" by the Modi government, alleging that the accounts were used to launder money after demonetisation.Addressing a press...

01-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Make Kota airport operational : Rahul Gandhi to Narendra Modi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make the airport at Kota city in Rajasthan operational, citing its need by thousands of students who go there from across the country to train for competitive exams."With over 1.5...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Centre desperate, hiding facts on economy : P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram expressed concern on Wednesday over reports that the government had invoked a hitherto unused section of the RBI Act to direct the central bank to act at its bidding, saying it shows the government is "desperate" and "hiding...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

SC observations on Rafale price critical : Manish Tewari

The Congress on Wednesday said the Supreme Court move to seek more information from the Modi government about the pricing and deemed advantages in the Rafale deal was "extremely critical" and asked what the Centre was hiding."The Supreme Court has made certain...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Did Sardar Patel not ban RSS? Congress asks Modi

On a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 182-metre high statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in Gujarat, the Congress reminded Modi that Patel, as the then Union Home Minister, had banned the RSS for inciting communal hatred."Did Sardar Patel not...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Modi's boat of corruption will sink : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Wednesday targeted the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal saying its "boat of corruption" will sink after the Supreme Court asked for details of pricing and told the Centre to go public on the selection process of the Indian offset...

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