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13-Nov-2020 New York

'Nervous, uninformed quality': Barack Obama on Rahul Gandhi

Former US president Barack Obama's new book 'A Promised Land' lands a sharp left hook on Rahul Gandhi's "nervous, uninformed quality" while directing warm, not-so-political praise at Rahul's mother Sonia Gandhi, according to a book review Thursday in the New...

04-Nov-2020 Araria

Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar are no different: Rahul Gandhi

Ahead of the third and final phase of polling in the Bihar Assembly elections on November 7, all political parties have brought out their big guns.On Wednesday, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi held a rally in Araria. Addressing the gathering he said:...

03-Nov-2020 Katihar (Bihar)

People of Bihar have made up their minds for change: Rahul Gandhi

Even as polling is underway for 94 seats in the second phase of assembly elections, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrived in Bihar for campaigning on Tuesday and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Nitish Kumar, saying the two...

01-Nov-2020 New Delhi/Raipur

Confident that PM Modi will reconsider farm laws: Rahul Gandhi

Raising the issue of recently passed farm laws by the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that he is confident that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would reconsider them. In his address on the occasion of Chhattisgarh's 20th foundation day, the former Congress...

28-Oct-2020 Bettiah (Bihar)

PM's effigies burnt on Dussehra, not of 'Ravan': Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were burnt in Punjab on Dussehra, and not that of 'Ravan'. He said that burning the effigy of the Prime Minister was sad, but the youth are angry with him.Addressing...

26-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Dissent deliberately stifled as terrorism : Sonia Gandhi

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has attacked the Modi government for what she called "targeting political opponents and civil society members" and cautioned that the world's largest democracy was at the crossroads as...

20-Oct-2020 New Delhi

'Don't appreciate', 'unfortunate': Rahul Gandhi on Kamal Nath's remark

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that he "did not appreciate" the 'item' remark used by senior party leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath for the state's Dalit woman Minister Imarti Devi."Kamal Nathji is from my party, but personally...

13-Oct-2020 New Delhi/Lucknow

Crime is rising as UP govt protecting perpetrators : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday criticised Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the rising crime graph in the state.Priyanka said, "The UP government's politically motivated narrative of justifying...

08-Oct-2020 Hyderabad

Manmohan Singh lauds GCOT's award on Mahatma's 150th birth anniversary

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has congratulated the Gramodaya Chamber of Commerce and Technology (GCOT) for instituting the Gramodaya Bandhu Mitra Puraskar on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.GCOT last week presented...

06-Oct-2020 Pehowa (Haryana)

Rahul's tractor rally stopped briefly on Haryana border, later allowed

In the wake of assertions by the Haryana government to not allow Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to enter the state after his tractor rally in neighbouring Punjab, he was briefly stopped on the Punjab-Haryana border but was later allowed to enter after heated...

06-Oct-2020 Patiala

`See my actions’, says Rahul Gandhi on why punjabis should trust him

Recalling a childhood memory of how a handful of Sikhs had protected the family when his grandmother Indira Gandhi lost the parliamentary election in 1977, Rahul Gandhi today said he felt he owed a debt to Punjab and Punjabis.“There was nobody in the House except...

05-Oct-2020 Sangrur (Punjab)

Assault on farmers will ruin nation: Rahul Gandhi

Continuing the pressure on the NDA government over the three new agriculture-related laws, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the Centre's "assault" on the farmers would lead to ruination of the country.He however warned the Centre that the agitating...

01-Oct-2020 Greater Noida

Rahul Gandhi pushed on ground, detained en route Hathras

High drama prevailed on Thursday After Uttar Pradesh Police personnel pushed former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on the ground on the Yamuna Expressway and detained him, while he was walking towards Hathras to meet the family of the rape victim.Gandhi,...

30-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Hathras' 'Nirbhaya' was killed by UP govt : Sonia Gandhi

"Is it a crime to be a daughter of a poor family?" asked Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi in a video statement on the Hathras gangrape. She alleged that the issue was sought to be hushed up while referring to the victim as "Hathras' Nirbhaya"."I want...

20-Sep-2020 New Delhi

'Black day' for parliamentary democracy : Randeep Singh Surjewala

Responding to the ministers' press briefing led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the agri Bills, the Congress called the behaviour of the government as a "black day" in Indias democratic history.Addressing the press conference, Congress leaders K.C. Venugopal...

18-Sep-2020 Bhopal

Ex-BJP MLA Parul Sahu joins Congress in Madhya Pradesh

Amid the ongoing defections ahead of the bypolls to 27 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, former BJP MLA Parul Sahu joined the Congress on Friday.Sahu, who had become a BJP legislator in 2013 from Surkhi seat in Sagar district, joined the Congress in the presence...

09-Sep-2020 New Delhi

The lockdown was an attack on the poor : Rahul Gandhi

Continuing his attack on the government over the state of economy, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the unplanned lockdown broke the backbone of Indian economy and it was the Modi government's third attack on the unorganised sector.Releasing...

07-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Congress again flays govt for 'failure' to tackle corona

As India surpassed Brazil in the number of coronavirus cases on Monday to occupy the second position in the world tally, the Congress again hit out at the Centre for what the party called the failure to check the pandemic and demanded that the Prime Minister...

06-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Faulty GST destroyed informal economy : Rahul Gandhi

Keeping up his attack on the government, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Modi government on the GST, alleging that it was the second big blow to the unorganised sector of the economy and that its faulty implementation had destroyed the...

04-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Congress attacks govt on jobs issue, demands end to privatisation

The Congress again attacked the central government on Friday over what it called increasing unemployment and bad condition of the Indian economy and demanded creation of jobs and an end to privatisation.The party alleged that the BJP-led NDA government had...

31-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020): People's President

About Pranab Mukherjee, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh once told me that he was like Dhrupad Sangeet. If you don't understand Dhrupad or if your ears are not trained to listen to Dhrupad, then it will be difficult for you to enjoy the music.The analogy with...

31-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Ex President Pranab 'Babu' breathes his last

Pranab Mukherjee -- a former President, the man who missed becoming the Prime Minister of India by a whisker, the Congress party's trouble-shooter during the UPA rule and the unlikely Congressman with proximity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (the Prime Minister...

29-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Influence of dictatorship on country's democracy rising: Sonia Gandhi

Taking a swipe at the Central government, interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday that anti-national and anti-poor forces were spreading hatred and "venom of violence" in the country, and the "influence of dictatorship" on democracy was rising.While...

20-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Remove Amarinder, save Cong in Punjab : Partap Singh Bajwa

Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha and former State President of the Congress in Punjab, Partap Singh Bajwa has upped the ante against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for his autocratic style of functioning and has alleged that the CM is shielding...

20-Aug-2020

Manmohan Singh wanted to step down, make Rahul PM : Shaktisinh Gohil

Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil on Wednesday claimed that during UPA-II, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had offered Rahul Gandhi his place as he wanted to step down due to health issues.However, Rahul Gandhi turned down the proposal and requested Manmohan...

20-Aug-2020 Jaipur

Humbled by rousing welcome when not even part of govt : Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan's former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot visited Tonk, his assembly constituency, on Wednesday to a spirited welcome by people at various places, and said this had left him "humbled".Addressing a public hearing in Tonk, Pilot said: "I am not a part...

14-Aug-2020 Jaipur

It doesn't matter who sits where in the Assembly: Sachin Pilot

Former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot said on Friday that it doesn't matter who sits where inside the Assembly, what matters is who holds place in people's minds and hearts.Pilot's seating arrangement was changed in the House when the special...

11-Aug-2020 Jaipur

Will try to win hearts of rebel MLAs: Ashok Gehlot

After the resolution of the crisis arising out of rebellion by Congress MLAs owing allegiance to Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said that he would try to know their grievances and then try to win them over.Gehlot was speaking...

01-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Cong MP Manish Tewari flays party colleagues for questioning UPA rule

Even as the veterans vs Team Rahul war within the Congress is out in the open, former Union Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday hit out at party leaders who questioned 10 years of the United Progressive Alliance rule at the Centre, calling them "ill-informed".Interestingly,...

01-Aug-2020 New Delhi

It's jungleraj in UP: Priyanka Gandhi lashes out at Yogi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday wrote to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, called kidnapping a flourishing industry as such people living under a cloud of fear.In...

31-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Covid-19 provides opportunity for a new imagination: Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in his conversation with 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Bangladesh Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus said on Friday that the novel coronavirus pandemic has given an opportunity to have a brand new imagination and emphasised...

29-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Rajasthan Governor setting 'dangerous precedent': Ahmed Patel

Amid the faceoff between the Rajasthan Governor and the Ashok Gehlot government over convening the special Assembly session, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said it could set a "dangerous precedent."Attacking Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra without naming...

25-Jul-2020 Lucknow

'No test, no corona' policy is scary: Priyanka to Yogi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday wrote to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, raising the issue of rising coronavirus cases and low testing in the state. She said state government seems to have adopted 'No test, no corona'...

21-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi slams Modi's 'Atmanirbhar' call, questions priorities

Continuing his attack on the Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday taunted the much-hyped 'Atmanirbhar' (self reliant) programme of the Centre and called out the "misplaced" priorities given to events since February when Covid cases were just...

20-Jul-2020 Raipur

Chhattisgarh first state to buy cow dung from farmers

Bhupesh Baghel on Monday launched the 'Godhan Nyaya Yojana' in 2,408 rural areas and 377 urban areas during the first phase of the scheme in the state.Under the scheme the government will purchase cow dung at Rs 2 per kg and sell the vermi-compost at Rs 8 per...

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