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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 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...

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

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...

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...

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

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

Rahul Gandhi files nomination for Congress President

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed his nomination papers for the post of party chief at its headquarters amid cheers and enthusiasm by party leaders and workers.Gandhi signed a set of nominations in the presence of former Prime Minister Manmohan...

03-Dec-2017 New Delhi

'Why no justice for women' in Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi asks Narendra Modi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asked his fifth question to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the run up to the Gujarat polls, raising concerns over safety, health, education and crimes against women the state.He accused Modi of making fake promises...

02-Dec-2017 New Delhi

No scope for hope under Modi Raj : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at Narendra Modi government's performance, citing former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comments on the economic slowdown, to quip that "there was no scope for hope under Modi Raj"."No scope for hope under...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi meets Barack Obama

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi met former US President Barack Obama here on Friday and discussed the US-India relationship."Had a fruitful chat with President Barack Obama, great to meet him again," Gandhi tweeted.Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi visits Antony, inquires about health

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited senior party leader A.K. Antony, who has been hospitalised following a minor brain haemorrhage, and inquired about his health.According to party leaders, Gandhi visited Antony at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital...

30-Nov-2017 Amreli (Gujarat)

Demonetisation was a money laundering scheme : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday termed demonetisation a money laundering scheme, and raked up the issue of BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah's company recording massive turnover after the NDA government came to power."Demonetisation was...

29-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi a far better actor than Amitabh Bachchan : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming him a "far better actor" than Amitabh Bachchan as he did not need to wear "contact lenses" like the superstar to enact teary scenes before the public.Gandhi, who...

29-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

Rahul's visit to Somnath temple stokes a row

A major controversy broke out on Wednesday over Rahul Gandhi's visit to Somnath temple with the BJP questioning his faith, while the Congress hit back accusing the BJP of playing dirty politics and maintained he was a "devout Hindu".The controversy arose...

26-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Who is to blame for Gujarat Nano factory failure : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday cited the falling demand for Tata Nano cars, being built in a Gujarat plant, and questioned who was responsible for the failure of this 'Make in India' project."PM's pet "Make in India" project just died. (RS) 33,000...

16-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi launches Unorganised Workers' Congress

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a new unit for the unorganised sector workers called the All India Unorganised Workers' Congress and said "it will strive to provide voice to those working in different parts of the country".Interacting...

16-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Raise questions about Rafale, Jay Shah from PM : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked the media to raise questions about the Rafale deal and on BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay's income from Prime Minister Narendra Modi."You ask lots of questions from me. And I always answer. But why don't you...

13-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi takes poetic dig at Delhi's smog

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a poetic dig at Delhi's smog situation, quoting lines from a Hindi film song, and questioned why everyone is indifferent to the issue."Seene me jalan, ankhon me tufan sa kyon hai, is sheher me har shaks pareshan...

12-Nov-2017 Thara (Gujarat)

Political tsunami coming, Congress will win Gujarat : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asserted that his party will sweep the Gujarat Assembly elections in December and that a "tsunami is coming and the (ruling) BJP is scared of it".He also termed the electoral battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party...

12-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Bring fuel items under GST to reduce inflation : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday urged the Central government to bring fuel items under GST in order to check inflation, while keeping them under the 18 per cent slab at the maximum."It is country's voice. Government should stop giving excuses....

11-Nov-2017 Gandhinagar

India doesn't need 5 different GST slabs but one Tax : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said it was good that the Modi government had been pressurized to slash the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by three quarters, and added that India doesn't want five different slabs of GST, but one single tax. He...

11-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Congress to keep struggling for 18% GST cap : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his party will continue to fight the 'Gabbar Singh tax' -- Gandhi's acronym for GST, to reduce the tax cap to 18 per cent from the current 28 per cent.In a tweet, Gandhi said India needs a "simple" Goods and...

11-Nov-2017 Gandhinagar

Huge crowds greet Rahul Gandhi in Patidar villages

On his fourth visit to poll-bound Gujarat, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday began his tour of north Gujarat by praying at the revered Akshardham temple, an unscheduled change in his plan, and visited the Patidar-dominated villages of the...

11-Nov-2017 Gandhinagar

Rahul Gandhi on three-day visit to north Gujarat, BJP's bastion

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrived in Gujarat on Saturday on a three-day visit, his fourth in a row to the poll-bound state. This time he is visiting the stronghold of the BJP, in north Gujarat.Gandhi is expected to attack the ruling BJP, both in the...

11-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Azad, a pillar of freedom struggle : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to India's first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his 129th birth anniversary.Gandhi hailed Azad as "an important pillar of the freedom struggle and statesman par excellence". "Maulana...

10-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Won't allow 'Gabbar Singh Tax' : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his party will not allow the government to impose 'Gabbar Singh Tax' -- Gandhi's acronym for GST or Goods and Services Tax."We will not allow the BJP to impose a Gabbar Singh Tax on India," Gandhihe tweeted...

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