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15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi mocks Narendra Modi after Trump's Pakistan statement

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy after US President Donald Trump praised Pakistan, acknowledging its help in securing the release of an American-Canadian family from the Haqqani terror network."Modiji...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram

Oommen Chandy meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss solar scam case

 Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who along with several senior Congress party leaders from the state is facing the heat in the solar scam case, met party Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss the issue.Chandy expressed happiness after the...

07-Oct-2017 Mandi

Virbhadra Singh to lead Congress in Vidhan Sabha Elections

National congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi declared that Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh will lead the party in the coming assembly elections and urged people of the state to make Virbhadra Singh Chief Minister of the state for the seventh time.He was addressing...

06-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Bring petrol, diesel under GST to prevent profiteering : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said petrol and diesel should be brought under the GST regime to prevent excessive profiteering.He said he hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi would see the "GST mess" from the "prism of the suffering people" rather...

06-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi over China's Doklam road building

Following media reports of China resuming road construction near the Doklam Plateau along the Sikkim sector, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday sought an explanation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi."Modiji, once you're done thumping your chest, could...

05-Oct-2017 AMETHI

Large turnout at Rahul Gandhi's 'Janata Darshan' in Amethi

Hundreds of people from across Amethi turned up at a 'Janata Darshan' held by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi here on Thursday, the second day of his visit to his parliamentary constituency.Long queues were seen outside the Munshiganj guest house where the...

04-Oct-2017 AMETHI

BJP government implementing Congress schemes recklessly : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday came down heavily on the BJP government at the Centre for "reckless implementation" of UPA programmes like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and causing hardships to the common man.Gandhi, who arrived on a three-day...

26-Sep-2017 Morbi (Gujarat)

Shameful that Patel's statue being made in China : Rahul Gandhi

Mocking the Narendra Modi government's "Make in India" programme, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said it was "shameful" that Sardar Patel's iconic statue in the state was being made in China."Sardar Patel's statue is also being made in China....

26-Sep-2017 Tankara (Saurashtra, Gujarat)

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi's Gujarat model, demonetisation, strikes a chord

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held out an assurance that if voted to power in Gujarat and subsequently in the country his party would provide a government for the poor, the farmers and small-scale industry unlike the present Narendra Modi regime.Continuing...

21-Sep-2017 New York

I view India as a set of ideas, not a piece of land : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has said that he views India not as a piece of land but as a set of ideas and anybody who has the ideas that make up India is an Indian.Speaking at an event here on Wednesday organised by the Indian National Overseas Congress...

21-Sep-2017 New York

Divisive politics ruining India's reputation abroad: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took a strong hit at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, saying that "divisive politics" was ruining India's reputation of peace and harmony abroad.Speaking at an event on Wednesday here organised by the Indian National...

20-Sep-2017 Princeton (New Jersey)

Faced backlash in democratising party's youth wings : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has hinted that he faced a backlash to his efforts to democratise the party's youth organisations and said he has always been in favour of opening up systems.Interacting with students at the Princeton University here on Tuesday,...

20-Sep-2017 Princeton (New Jersy)

Anger building up against Modi government :Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that anger was building up in India against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government over its failure in creating jobs.People who had voted the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) out in 2014, were now going...

12-Sep-2017 Berkeley

'Absolutely ready' to be PM candidate for 2019 : Rahul Gandhi

Choosing foreign soil, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has declared he is "absolutely ready" to be the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 general elections.However, he made it clear that the decision has to be finally approved by the party....

12-Sep-2017 San Francisco

Demonetisation, hastily implemented GST damaged economy: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for demonetisation and the hastily implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. Both he said caused "tremendous damage to the Indian economy".Gandhi, who is on a two-week...

09-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Modi regime not concerned about public healthcare : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the Centre's approach towards health, saying the Modi regime is only concerned about private hospitals and not government ones."There is a view among the people that the Indian government healthcare system...

08-Sep-2017 Nanded (Maharashta)

Farmers' suicides rose under BJP rule: Rahul Gandhi

The country needs farmers as much as it needs industrialists but under the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, farmers' suicides have increased in the country, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said here on Friday."In the past three years,...

06-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Law for fishermen's rights must be formulated: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said there was need for a new law to ensure the rights of fishermen.Gandhi, addressing the national executive meeting of All India Fishermen Congress, said: "The Congress party will make strong interferences to...

06-Sep-2017 New Delhi

BJP's ideology is to crush dissent: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of silencing dissent, saying it was a part of their ideology."Anyone who speaks against BJP is silenced..." Rahul Gandhi said.He was commenting on the murder of journalist...

04-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

Modi government promoting crony capitalism: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of promoting crony capitalism at a heavy cost to the small and medium enterprise."The debt of farmers in Gujarat is to the tune of Rs 36,000 crore, but Tata Nano has been given...

23-Aug-2017 Kolkata

FIFA President will be our state guest : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said FIFA President Gianni Infantino will be extended the status of "state guest" during the U-17 World Cup final to be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on October 28."The FIFA President will be our...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a stinging attack on the Modi government and the RSS, accusing them of trying to change the Constitution, and urged all opposition parties to fight them unitedly."After independence, (Jawaharlal) Nehruji,...

16-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

PM Modi dividing the country: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "dividing" the country by allowing the BJP cadres to "beat up Dalits and kill minorities"."PM Modi has been busy dividing the country. He allows his party people to beat...

16-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira Canteens in Bengaluru

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated Indira Canteens here for the poor, saying even the "poorest and the weakest in the city cannot go hungry"."Many people in Bengaluru live in huge houses, drive rich cars and for them food is not an...

12-Aug-2017 Raichur (Karnataka)

Rahul Gandhi bets on Congress win in Karnataka poll

Calling upon the party's state leaders and cadres to work together with unity, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the party would win the assembly election in the state due in April-May 2018."The Congress will win the assembly election on...

05-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi Meets Capt Amarinder Singh To Condole Death Of Rajmata

AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi called on Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here on Saturday evening to condole the death of the latter's mother Rajmata Mohinder Kaur.Rahul met Captain Amarinder at Kapurthala House and spent about 40 minutes...

07-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi questions Modi's 'silence' on China issue

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the government over the stand-off with China in the Doklam area in Sikkim sector and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the issue."Why is our Prime Minister silent on China?" Gandhi tweeted....

05-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi a weak Prime Minister : Rahul Gandhi

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called him a "weak Prime Minister"."India has a weak Prime Minister," Gandhi wrote on his Twitter handle. He attached two news reports relating to Modi's recent US visit....

28-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Meira Kumar represents values that bind us as a nation : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar represents the values that bind everyone as a nation."Against the ideology of divisiveness she represents the values that bind us as a nation and a people....

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Police officer's lynching 'marks new low' in J&K : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the lynching of a senior police officer marked a "new low" in Jammu and Kashmir and it was "heartbreaking" to see the state "being pushed back several decades" due to the failure of the BJP-PDP government."The...

12-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Wrong to comment against Army chief : Rahul Gandhi rebukes Dikshit

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed disapproval over party leader Sandeep Dikshit comparing Army Chief General Bipin Rawat with a goon on the street."Dikshit's remark was absolutely wrong," Rahul Gandhi said while addressing a Karnataka Pradesh...

12-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Free, responsible media can hold power to account : Hamid Ansari

Amid raging debate over the role of the press and its freedom in the country, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday said only a "free and responsible" media could hold power to account in this age of "post-truths" and "alternative facts".Addressing the re-launch...

08-Jun-2017 Mandsaur/Bhopal

Mandsaur calm, Rahul visit raises political temperature

Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh was calm on Thursday, two days after police shot dead five protesting farmers, but Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's attempt to meet the deceased farmers' kin raised political temperature in the state.Gandhi was arrested along...

08-Jun-2017 Mandsaur

Narendra Modi favouring rich, giving farmers only bullets: Rahul Gandhi

Prevented by the administration from entering violence-hit Mandsaur, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of favouring the rich and giving farmers "only bullets"."Narendra Modi waived loans worth Rs.1,50,000 crore...

08-Jun-2017 Bhopal

Rahul Gandhi takes bike to Mandsaur, leaves behind his security

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sent his security personnel into a tizzy after he took a bike ride to reach Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh where police shot dead five protesting farmers.Gandhi entered Madhya Pradesh by car from Rajasthan in a cavalcade...

06-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Government at war with farmers : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Centre of waging a war against the country's farmers."In Bharatiya Janata Party's new India, our farmers get the bullets when they ask for their rights. This government is at war with the farmers of...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi meets party leaders from minority communities

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met party leaders from minority communities to discuss ways to strengthen the organisation.Gandhi tweeted that he also discussed how to expand the party's outreach at all levels. Those who attended the meeting came...

04-Jun-2017 Chennai

Rahul Gandhi calls on Karunanidhi at latter's residence

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday called on DMK President M. Karunanidhi at the veteran leader's residence here and enquired about his health.The Congress leader is on two-day visit here and had participated in Karunanidhi's 94th birthday celebrations...

02-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BJP has disposable farmers' policy - 'use and throw' : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government has a disposable farmers' policy, which is "use and throw"."BJP's disposable Farmer Policy: Use and Throw," tweeted Gandhi from his official Twitter account.Gandhi...

01-Jun-2017 Sangareddy (Telangana)

Modi, KCR both failed to provide jobs : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for failing to deliver on their promises to provide employment to the youth.Stating that unemployment is the biggest...

29-May-2017 New Delhi

Which soap will BJP use to clean mindset : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over reports of soaps being distributed to Musahar Dalit families to clean themselves before his visit."And which soap will the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) use...

26-May-2017 New Delhi

When they fail to deliver, they divide : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took an apparent dig at the BJP-led NDA government that has completed three years in office and accused it of dividing and distracting people as it failed to deliver."When they fail to deliver, they divide &...

24-May-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi meets tribal leaders, discusses their concerns

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met the party's tribal leaders from different parts of the country and sought to know the challenges they face and their perception about the party, and discussed ways to protect the interests of tribal communities.The...

01-May-2017 Dediapada (Gujarat)

Only few enjoy fruits of 'Vibrant Gujarat' : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday disputed the BJP's development claims in Gujarat and said the governments in the state and at the Centre worked only for a handful of industrialists.Addressing an impressive rally in the tribal-dominated Dediapada...

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