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19-Apr-2019 Kanpur

Priyanka Gandhi on Kanpur road show after Amethi meetings

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday drew huge numbers of Congress supporters out on the streets as she kicked off her road show in this Uttar Pradesh industrial city on Friday.Thousands of Congress workers thronged the streets since afternoon...

19-Apr-2019 Amethi

Priyanka Gandhi meets party, BSP and JAP leaders in Amethi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday held marathon meeting with party workers and the senior leaders of the BSP and the JAP in Gauriganj, the district headquarters of Amethi.Arriving at the Fursatganj Airport in Rae Bareli, her mother and...

18-Apr-2019 Chandigarh

Ghulam Nabi Azad helps unite Haryana Congress leaders

An initiative by the Congress party in-charge for Haryana, Ghulam Nabi Azad, backed by a firm message from the high command to the highly factionalised party leadership in Haryana, has brought the warring Congress leaders together - at least for the ongoing...

18-Apr-2019 Lucknow

Rahul Gandhi changes tactics, attacks SP, BSP

In an unexpected move, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday mounted an attack on SP and BSP, saying the two along with the BJP had destroyed Uttar Pradesh.Gandhi was addressing a rally in Badaun when he said that SP and BSP were afraid of Prime Minister...

18-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress questions suspension over PM chopper check

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel on Thursday asked the Election Commission (EC) why did it suspend a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur on Tuesday."There have been instances...

18-Apr-2019 Kollam (Kerala)

Left mere onlookers this Lok Sabha polls: A.K. Antony

Congress Working Committee member and Rajya Sabha MP A.K. Antony on Thursday said that the Left forces were mere onlookers in this Lok Sabha elections."The fight is between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), while the Left is nowhere in the picture...

18-Apr-2019 Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)

This election is referendum on Modi’s non-performance : Manish Tewari

Senior Congress leader and party candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency Manish Tewari today said that this General Election was a referendum on the non-performance of the Modi government at the centre as also that of the local MP who had...

17-Apr-2019 New Delhi

No alliance talks in Haryana : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Amid suggestions by AAP for an alliance in Hayrana, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday that there had been no seat sharing talks in the state."There have been no talks about alliance in Haryana," said Azad, who is in-charge of the state. Azad...

17-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Modi washing feet of workers a 'made for media' event: Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had washed the feet of sanitation workers at Prayagraj in February in "made for media" event and that he had no interest or time to know their problems."Unfortunately, other...

17-Apr-2019 Morinda/ Sri Chamkaur Sahib

Thousands throng Manish Tewari’s roadshow in Morinda-Chamkaur Sahab

Thousands of party workers and supporters today thronged the roadshow of the Congress candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahab parliamentary constituency, Manish Tewari. The  roadshow was organized by the Punjab Technical Education Minister and Chamkaur Sahab MLA...

17-Apr-2019 Jaipur

Kovind remark 'twisted' as BJP hits back :Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made Ramnath Kovind the President ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat to balance caste equations and garner votes from a particular community.Addressing a...

17-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Why were demonetisation 'scams' not probed: Kapil Sibal

The Congress on Wednesday described demonetisation as the "biggest scam" of the country and alleged that it "may have helped criminals to monetise by looting the treasury and the poor".Addressing a press conference here, senior Congress leader and former...

17-Apr-2019 Thiruneli (Kerala)

Rahul Gandhi performs 'beli tharpanam' for father in Kerala

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday performed "beli tharpanam" in memory of his father former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at a Thiruneli temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.Gandhi had on his previous visit to Kerala expressed wish to perform the puja and...

17-Apr-2019 Kannur (Kerala)

PM most anti-national, dividing nation : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being the "most anti-national" and accused him of "dividing the nation".Reacting to Modi's allegation of the Congress turning anti-national, Gandhi said his grand old party...

16-Apr-2019 Pathanapuram (Kerala)

Nyay scheme will jump-start Indian economy : Rahul Gandhi

The Congress' Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay), a minimum income guarantee scheme, will jump-start the Indian economy, party President Rahul Gandhi said here on Tuesday.Gandhi kicked off his two-day campaign tour from Pathanapuram, Kollam district, where he arrived...

16-Apr-2019 New Delhi

PM 'omitted' details about his property, alleges Congress

The Congress on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had "omitted" certain details about his property in his affidavits filed during previous elections and wanted the Election Commission to take "thorough cognizance" of it.Addressing a press...

16-Apr-2019 Kolkata

Congress candidates hit back at Mamata's RSS jibe

Hitting back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for trying to link two of its candidates to the RSS, the Congress on Monday accused her of trying to sow the seed of suspicion among the minorities about the Congress, and reminded her of her past relations...

15-Apr-2019 Mahuva (Saurashtra region)

NYAY to be catalyst of growth, job creation : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said his party's promised Nyay (Nyuntan Aay Yojana) will prove a catalyst of growth and job creation and go on to undo the "massive damage" that demonetization and GST had done to the country's economy.Addressing an election...

15-Apr-2019 Agra

Modi giving away public money to industrialists: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minster Narendra Modi of giving away public money to big industrialists.

Addressing an election rally here, the Congress President said: "Narendra Modi is stealing public money and giving it to industrialists."...

15-Apr-2019 Agra

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia rally in Agra

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and party general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a road show in Agra.Addressing the gathering in Jarar...

14-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Centre should release MoM of Rafale deal : Anand Sharma

The Congress on Sunday demanded that the Centre make public the minutes of the meeting (MoM) between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former French President Francois Hollande, which culminated in the Rafale fighter aircraft deal."The draft of the joint...

13-Apr-2019 Kolar (Karnataka)

Rahul Gandhi promises jobs for youth, income for poor

Campaigning for the party candidates in fray in the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday promised to create jobs for lakhs of youth, income for the poor and loan waiver for farmers, if elected to power."When we come back...

12-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress goes to EC over BJP 'dragging' forces in politics

The Congress on Friday approached the Election Commission against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly "dragging" the armed forces in politics repeatedly.Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Randeep Singh Surjewala...

12-Apr-2019 Krishnagiri (Tamil Nadu)

Tamil Nadu should not be ruled from Nagpur : Rahul Gandhi

Tamil Nadu should be ruled by the people of Tamil Nadu and DMK President M.K. Stalin will become its next Chief Minister, Congress President Rahul Gandhi declared on Friday.Addressing an election rally here, about 260 km from Chennai, Gandhi said: "Tamil Nadu...

11-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Rafale : Congress to order probe 'after coming to power on May 23'

The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led Central government of "misleading" the Supreme Court over Rafale fighter jets deal and said "after the party returns to power on May 23", it will order a JPC probe into it.Insisting...

11-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Learn from my mother's devotion to Rae Bareli : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday praised her mother Sonia Gandhi after she filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from Rae Bareli, saying every politician should learn from her."Every candidate, every politician should...

11-Apr-2019 Rae Bareli

Modi not invincible : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "not invincible" and it will become clear after the Lok Sabha elections.He also said that he would be "perfectly happy" in case Modi wants to take any action against him over...

11-Apr-2019 Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh)

Sonia Gandhi files nomination, Rahul Gandhi attacks PM

UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi filed her nomination papers for the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday and declared that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not invincible.Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who accompanied...

11-Apr-2019 Rae Bareli

Go ahead take action : Rahul Gandhi dares Modi on graft cases

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday made it clear that he doesn't attach much importance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's threats of putting Congress leaders behind bars if voted to power for the next five years.Modi is "not invincible" and it will become...

10-Apr-2019 Srinagar

‘Pak has officially allied with Modi’ : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch where he accused the Opposition Congress of being a sympathiser of Pakistan, portraying the country as India’s enemy, has backfired on Wednesday after his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan said that he wanted the BJP to...

10-Apr-2019 Amethi

Rahul Gandhi dares Modi for debate on Rafale

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court order to review the Rafale deal on merits saying that "truth has prevailed" and challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a debate on the deal.Speaking to the media after filing his nomination...

10-Apr-2019 Amethi (Uttar Pradesh)

Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday filed his nomination from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi Lok Sabha constituency which goes to the polls in the fifth phase on May 6.He was accompanied by his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, sister and party General...

10-Apr-2019 Amethi (Uttar Pradesh)

Rahul's road show in Amethi before filing papers

Flanked by his family members -- sister, brother-in-law and even nephew and niece -- Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday kicked-off his road show here before filing his nomination papers for Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.Accompanied...

09-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Nyay has amazing resonance, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that party's Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay) was a powerful idea which has an "absolutely amazing resonance" in the field and claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot stop talking about it."NYAY is such a powerful...

09-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Note ban biggest scam, officials involved: Kapil Sibal

The Congress on Tuesday said that demonetisation was the "biggest scam" in the country and alleged involvement of government officials in currency exchange to earn money and looting the country.Congress leader Kapil Sibal played a video at a media briefing...

09-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi challeges PM for open debate on Rafale

Calling Rafale fighter jet deal the biggest defence "corruption" since Independence, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an open debate on the issue."Dear PM, scared of debating me on corruption? I can make it easier...

09-Apr-2019 Cachar (Assam)

Will open two closed paper mills in Assam: Rahul Gandhi

Accusing the BJP of lying to the people, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that his party, if voted to power, will revive the two closed paper mills in the state.Gandhi said this while addressing a rally near Panchgram in Cachar district of Assam's...

09-Apr-2019 Saharanpur/Bijnor

Priyanka Gandhi holds road show in Saharanpur, Bijnor

 With just two days to go for the first phase of polling, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday held a road show in Saharanpur and Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh to seek votes for her party's candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.After doing...

09-Apr-2019 Agra

Priyanka Gandhi to hold roadshow in Fatehpur Sikri

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will hold an 87-km-long roadshow on April 13 through the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha constituency from where Raj Babbar, film actor and state Congress President, is contesting the Lok Sabha polls.Congress leaders said party...

09-Apr-2019 New Delhi

BJP manifesto short sighted, arrogant : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday termed the Bharatiya Janata Party manifesto as short sighted, terming it arrogant and reflecting voice of an isolated man."The BJP manifesto was created in a closed room. The voice of an isolated man, it is short sighted...

08-Apr-2019 New Delhi

BJP must issue 'maafinama', not manifesto : Ahmed Patel

The Congress on Monday took a dig at the BJP for putting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's picture on the cover of its Lok Sabha election manifesto and said the party should instead issue a 'maafinama' (apology)."The difference between the BJP and Congress...

08-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Jobs, black money missing in BJP manifesto : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Tearing into the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) election manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress on Monday said important issues like jobs, GST, black money and demonetisation were missing from the whole announcement exercise.Congress spokesperson Randeep...

07-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi challenges Modi to debate on corruption

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday again challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a debate on corruption.Gandhi shared on Twitter a 25-second video clip of a recent interview of Modi given to a Hindi news channel. In the clip, Modi is seen asking the...

06-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Congress hits back at Jaitley over diary remarks

The Congress on Saturday hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks on the AgustaWestland case about diaries being an admissible evidence, asking why his BJP was silent on the Sahara and Yeddy diaries.Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said...

06-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Shatrughan Sinha joins Congress, to fight from Patna Sahib

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday joined the Congress, ending his decades-old association with the Bharatiya Janata Party on its foundation day and slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah as "one-man show, two-man army".Hours later,...

06-Apr-2019 Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh)

If patriotic, BJP will respect Rajiv, Indira : Priyanka Gandhi

Attacking the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said if its leaders are truly patriotic, they would respect country's martyrs -- including former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi --...

06-Apr-2019 New Delhi

New definition of patriotism being taught : Sonia Gandhi

Senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi government and said that a new definition of patriotism is being taught to people wherein those who don't accept diversity are treated as patriots."Today, we are being taught...

06-Apr-2019 New Delhi

BJP rebel Shatrughan Sinha joins Congress

Rebel BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday joined the Congress ending his decades-old association with the Bharatiya Janata Party.The actor-turned-politician ended weeks of suspense over his political future and joined the Congress saying that he hoped...

05-Apr-2019 New Delhi

I also love those temporarily blinded by hate : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that hatred was cowardice and he loves all living beings including those temporarily blinded by hatred.Gandhi made the remarks in a tweet on a day he created a surprise by saying he loved Prime Minister Narendra...

05-Apr-2019 Chandrapur (Maharashtra)

'Nyay' will kickstart Indian economy : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that the party's proposed Nyay scheme would "kickstart the economy to full steam" and bring it back on the rails.Addressing an election rally here this evening, the Congress chief said the party's well-thought out...

05-Apr-2019 Ghaziabad

Priyanka Gandhi urges people to be serious about politics

With hundreds of activists holding Congress flags and shouting "Chowkidar Chor Hai", Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday urged people to get "serious about politics" as it was a serious issue.Gandhi's road show in support of party's candidate...

05-Apr-2019 Pune

I Love Narendra Modi, proclaims Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi virtually brought the house down on Friday when he said: "I love Narendra Modi."In a free-wheeling live interaction with over 5,000 college students at the Lakshmi Lawns in Hadapsar suburb here, Gandhi took wide-ranging questions...

05-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Advani remarks stinging indictment of Modi : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Friday said that veteran BJP leader L.K. Advanis remarks that the party never regarded political foes as "anti-nationals" was a "stinging indictment of demeaning politics" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah."BJP patriarch...

04-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Modi killing public sector for capitalists : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Thursday said that the Narendra Modi government is killing the public sector enterprises one after another to benefit Prime Ministers "capitalist friends"."The suit-boot-loot Modi government bails out select crony companies but has left the...

04-Apr-2019 Guwahati

Not against AFSPA but won't allow misuse : Manpreet Singh Badal

 Responding to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that the Congress wants to take away the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday said the party is not in favour of repealing the AFSPA but it...

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