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29-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Exit poll projections for Bengal on expected lines : Salman Khurshid

The exit poll findings released on Thursday dont look very exciting for the Congress, as except in Tamil Nadu, the Congress is unlikely to wrest power in any of the remaining four states/UT that went to the polls.Former External Affairs Minister and senior...

24-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Govt's claim of no vaccine shortage is hollow: Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday alleged that the government's claim that there is no shortage of vaccines is hollow and untrue and the government should start preparing to meet the demand.In a statement, the former Finance Minister said, "the first...

24-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Don't spend on PR, focus on vaccine & oxygen: Rahul Gandhi to Center

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the Centre for spending money on PR exercise at a time when the country is facing a tough battle against the raging pandemic.Rahul Gandhi in a tweet said, "I appeal to the Union government with humility not to...

23-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Oxygen & ICU bed shortage causing deaths : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has stepped up attack on the centre for Covid management. He said that many deaths have been caused due to shortage of Oxygen and ICU beds.Rahul Gandhi on Friday tweeted, "Corona can cause a fall in oxygen level but it's #OxygenShortage...

21-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Vaccine strategy is no less than demonetisation : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the Centre's vaccine strategy and alleged it's akin to demonetisation."Union government's vaccine strategy is not less than the demonetisation… common people will queue up… will bear the loss of wealth, health...

21-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Where is the leadership and planning, Priyanka Gandhi ask Modi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaking exclusively to IANS has questioned the government on its response to the rapidly rising Covid numbers in the country. She has accused the government of lack of planning to handle the crisis. Here are some highlights from the rare...

20-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Put money into migrants accounts as they are returning : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has demanded that the government should transfer money into the accounts of the migrants who are compelled to go back home due to the lockdown and pandemic.Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday tweeted, "Migrants are again moving back, so this...

18-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Vaccination key to fight Covid, Manmohan Singh to Modi

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, putting forward five suggestions to the government including ramping up the vaccination program and giving approval to the vaccines cleared by European agencies or USFDA.Manmohan...

18-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Declare national health emergency: Sibal

Amid rising cases of Covid-19 former Union Minister and Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday demanded that the Centre declare a national health emergency in the country. He also urged the Election Commission to declare a moratorium on election rallies. He...

17-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Funeral and burial ground, it's Modi made disaster : Rahul Gandhi

Amid massive surge in Covid cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the continuing crisis. He alleged that it's a Modi made disaster."Shamshan aur Kabristan dono -- Jo kaha so ho kiya (both funeral and burial...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Inflation, falling IP, declining rupee in NDA rule: P. Chidambaram

A month ahead of the BJP-led NDA government completing seven years, the Congress has attacked the government over economic issues, which it says are looming in the country.Former Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram crticising the government said in a statement,...

08-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Oil refueling is no less than an exam : Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the fuel prices and said that he should also discuss it and not just the exams."Getting your vehicle refueled is no less than an exam due to higher central government...

08-Apr-2021 Shimla

Jai Ram Thakur participates in high level meeting chaired by PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the high level meeting to commemorate 400th birth anniversary (Prakash Parv) of Hind Ki Chadar Shri Guru Teg Bahadur today through video conferencing, which was also attended by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur from Shimla...

03-Apr-2021 New Delhi

EC seems to have torn the page of impartiality : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday slammed the Election Commission for reducing the ban on BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma to 24 hours and said Commission's move suggests it has torn the page of "impartiality" from its rule book.In a...

02-Apr-2021 New Delhi/Guwahati

Video shows EVM in Assam BJP MLA's vehicle: Priyanka asks EC to act

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday asked the Election Commission (EC) to act 'decisively" after an EVM was found in the BJP MLAs vehicle in Assam.In a series of tweets, she said, "Every time there is an election video of private vehicles caught transporting EVM's...

31-Mar-2021 Guwahati

Will not let Assam be run from Nagpur, Delhi : Rahul Gandhi

Keeping up his attack on the RSS and the BJP, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday reiterated that Assam would not be governed from Nagpur and Delhi as only Assam's people are entitled to run the state.Gandhi, in previous election rallies in Assam, had...

30-Mar-2021 Thiruvananthapuram

Priyanka Gandhi brings back memories of Indira in Kerala

The arrival of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Kerala aimed at stopping Pinarayi Vijayan's march towards a second term, appeared to be working on Tuesday as huge crowds flanked the roads where her roadshow was scheduled to pass.When she spoke at her first election...

28-Mar-2021 Chennai

Fight for Tamil pride, AIADMK-BJP will bite the dust : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday termed the April 6 Tamil Nadu Assembly election a fight to save Tamil culture and said that the AIADMK-BJP combine will be badly defeated.Addressing a public rally at Salem along with DMK chief M.K. Stalin and leaders of...

27-Mar-2021 Thiruvananthapuram

Will RaGa's presence in Pathanamthitta tilt scales in Cong's favour?

The presence of Wayanad MP and Congress star campaigner Rahul Gandhi on Saturday in Kerala's Pathanamthitta is expected to yield better fortunes for the party and even tilt the scales in its favour, as the UDF at present does not have a single seat in the...

26-Mar-2021 New Delhi

People of Assam should vote wisely: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the people of Assam should vote wisely for the party which upholds the constitution and democracy .He said Assam has been his second home and released a video message in which he said: "It was my privilege to represent...

25-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Will not call the RSS as the Sangh Parivar any longer : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he will not call the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) the Sangh Parivar any longer. The statement comes soon after the controversial incident of nuns being heckled and being forced to step out from a train in Uttar...

23-Mar-2021 Kottayam (Kerala)

Will implement NYAY soon after forming govt in Kerala : Rahul Gandhi

The Congress-led UDF government will implement the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) within days of assuming power in Kerala, said former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday.He hit the campaign trail in Kottayam district and was greeted by huge crowds who lined...

22-Mar-2021 New Delhi

BJP's true face exposed on CAA in Bengal : P. Chidambaram

Former Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying that it has shown its real face in the West Bengal manifesto.The former minister said that the BJP has revealed its true face in the party's West Bengal election manifesto...

20-Mar-2021 Guwahati

Assam Cong manifesto promises to restart NRC, repeal CAA, 5L jobs

The Congress in its manifesto for Assam Assembly polls promised to restart the process of National Register of Citizens (NRC), repeal the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Rs 365 daily wage to tea garden workers, 5 lakh jobs in five years, Rs 2,000 per...

19-Mar-2021 Guwahati

BJP promoting hatred, Congress will repeal CAA : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the BJP of "promoting hatred to divide society" and reiterated that if his party is voted to power in Assam it would ensure that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is not enforced in the state.Addressing election...

19-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Priyanka Gandhi takes dig at BJP leaders over 'ripped jeans' remark

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday took a dig at BJP leaders over the 'ripped jeans' controversy, tweeting pictures of various saffron party leaders in 'khaki' half pants with the caption: "Oh my God!!! Their knees are showing."Uttarakhand...

17-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Congress slams Centre, AAP for amendments of NCTD Act

The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) on Wednesday protested at Jantar Mantar against the Centre's proposed amendment of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCTD) Act, 1991.The DPCC slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government...

16-Mar-2021 New Delhi

GOI is privatising profit & nationalising loss : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has attacked the government over privatization of banks and extended his solidarity to the bank employees, who are laready on a two-day strike."GOI is privatising profit & nationalising loss. Selling PSBs to Modicronies gravely...

14-Mar-2021 Guwahati

Jobs, floods, foreigners in Congress charge sheet against Assam govt

Weeks ahead of the first phase of Assam Assembly elections, the opposition Congress on Sunday released a 12-point charge sheet against the state's BJP government, alleging that no basic crisis was solved by it in the past five years.Party General Secretary...

14-Mar-2021 Pune

Barring Assam, BJP may lose all states, predicts Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Sunday claimed that barring Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to lose the upcoming Assembly elections in the other three states and a Union Territory.Addressing the media in his hometown Baramati,...

14-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Demand growing for Priyanka Gandhi to campaign in poll-bound states

After Rahul Gandhi, the demand for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to campaign in the poll-bound states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry is growing.Party sources said that each state unit wants Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi to campaign...

09-Mar-2021 New Delhi

India should prepare for borderless war: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that India must prepare for a "borderless" war.Rahul Gandhi, who has been a fierce critic of the Centre in dealing with the border tensions with China, tweeted: "Indian forces are designed to fight a 2.5 front war....

02-Mar-2021 Guwahati

PM is not even aware of Assam problems : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not even interact with the lakhs of farmers protesting against the Centre's three farm laws in Delhi, then how would he be aware of the problems pertaining to the...

02-Mar-2021 Chennai

Rahul Gandhi takes up push-up challenge at Kanyakumari

Senior Congress leader and former AICC President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accepted a 'push-up' challenge posed to him by a 10th standard student at Kanyakumari, where he was on a visit as part of his people connect programme during the election campaign in Tamil...

01-Mar-2021 Guwahati

Priyanka Gandhi begins poll campaign in Assam

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived here on Monday to campaign for the party in Assam, where the Congress-led seven-party alliance will take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led three-party coalition.Priyanka soon after her arrival...

01-Mar-2021 Chennai

Person representing Tamils, culture will become CM : Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that Tamil Nadu will be ruled by a person who truly represents the Tamil culture and its people.He was speaking at a road show in Kanyakumari as part of the election campaign. The Gandhi scion is on a three-day visit to the state.Lashing...

27-Feb-2021 Chennai

RSS has destroyed institutions and free press: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader and former AICC president Rahul Gandhi has charged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has destroyed the free press and institutions in the country in a systematic manner over the past six years. He was addressing a meeting of advocates...

27-Feb-2021 Varanasi

Priyanka Gandhi visits Ravidas temple in Varanasi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attended the 644th birth anniversary celebration of Sant Shiromani Shri Guru Ravidas ji Maharaj at Seer Govardhanpur of the Ravidas temple in Varanasi.Priyanka also sought blessings of Sant Niranjan...

25-Feb-2021 Bhopal/Gwalior

Return of Hindu Mahasabha leader to MP Congress sparks debate

The return of Babulal Chaurasia, the former Hindu Mahasabha councillor from Gwalior to the Congress has kicked up a storm in the state's political circles. Chaurasia was inducted in the party on Thursday in the presence of former chief minister and now Congress...

24-Feb-2021 Jaipur

No new taxes, Raj to have separate agriculture Budget from 2022

Focusing on agriculture, health and education without imposing any new taxes, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday presented the first paperless Budget 2021-22 in the state Assembly.Gehlot, who also holds the finance portfolio, announced free distribution...

24-Feb-2021 Kollam (Kerala)

Rahul Gandhi calls his day out with fishers in Kollam 'a dream'

It was "a dream come true" said Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday after spending an hour in the sea on a boat with fishermen off the coast here in Kerala.He arrived in the seashore village near here and took off on the fishing boat. When he returned he said it...

23-Feb-2021 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

Rahul Gandhi asks UDF to launch intense poll campaign in Kerala

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took part in a leaders' meet convened by the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) here and urged the participants to ensure that an intense poll campaign is launched ahead of the Assembly elections in...

23-Feb-2021 Mathura (UP)

Priyanka Gandhi assures justice to rape victim, toolkit case

A rape victim from Rajasthan sought justice from Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during her kisan rally here on Tuesday.Priyanka stopped her speech midway and came down from the dais to meet the woman. She took the papers from the victim...

22-Feb-2021 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

Huge turnout as Rahul Gandhi leads tractor rally at Wayanad

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led a rally of over 100 tractors on Monday accompanied by thousands of farmers and labourers to protest against the new farm laws and demanded the Kerala government write to the Centre to lift the buffer zone in his Wayanad constituency.Rahul...

20-Feb-2021 Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh)

PM Modi's arrogance is clear to everybody: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress National General Secretary and UP state in-charge, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, while addressing the 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' in Muzzafarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and targeted his "arrogance."She said,"In...

17-Feb-2021 Puducherry

Amid political crisis, Rahul Gandhi lands in Puducherry

As Congress-ruled Puducherry plunged into political uncertainty, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrived in the Union territory on Wednesday. With Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanswamy's close aide A. John Kumar resigning from the party on Tuesday,...

15-Feb-2021 Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh)

Priyanka Gandhi reiterates support for farmers

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday reiterated her support to farmers and slammed the central government saying that those who cannot pay the cost of sugarcane, will not be able to understand the cost of human life.Addressing a Kisan Panchayat...

15-Feb-2021 Lucknow

Priyanka Gandhi to boost Congress through 'Kisan Panchayat'

Political parties in Uttar Pradesh are busy working to strengthen their base through the ongoing farmers' agitation for the withdrawal of the three farm laws.After holding a 'Kisan Panchayat' in Saharanpur, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is aiming...

13-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Priyanka Gandhi's tryst with Rudraksh and Sangam

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi made two important political points addressing a farmers rally in Saharanpur -- putting on a Rudraksh mala and taking a holy dip at the Sangam and meeting Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati at Mankameshwar Mandir...

12-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Prime Minister has conceded land to China: Rahul Gandhi

A day after the Defence Minister made a statement in Parliament about the disengagement process by India and China in eastern Ladakh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the government has conceded land to China. Addressing a press conference...

11-Feb-2021 New Delhi

No peace and tranquillity sans status quo ante on LAC: Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that there will be no peace and tranquillity if there is no status quo ante along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, and questioned why the government is insulting the sacrifices made by the...

11-Feb-2021 Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh)

Priyanka takes holy dip at Sangam on 'Mauni Amavasya'

Congress General secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Thursday, took a holy dip at Sangam -- the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati -- on the occasion of "Mauni Amavasya'.Priyanka took the holy dip in the waters and offered prayers.The Congress...

09-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Will move pvt members' Bills for repeal of farm laws : Manish Tewari

Congress' Lok Sabha member Manish Tewari on Tuesday said that the party MPs from Punjab have decided to bring private members' Bills in Parliament to seek the repeal of three new central farm laws opposed by the farmers.Tewari, who represents Anandpur Sahib, said:...

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