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Rahul Gandhi asks Punjab leadership to focus on upcoming assembly elections, stay united

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday held a high-level meeting at his Delhi residence to address internal issues of the state’s party unit.Gandhi, according to sources, asked the state leadership to focus on the upcoming elections and to unitedly fight the assembly elections in Punjab. Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and former Punjab Congress Chief Sunil Jakhar attended the meeting.As per the sources, Sunil Jakhar had also met Rahul Gandhi separately for almost an hour and expressed his views regarding the infighting in Punjab Congress.The former Congress president had also met each leader individually. Gandhi’s meeting with Punjab CM Channi and Navjot Singh Sidhu lasted for almost four hours.Punjab is scheduled to go to Assembly polls in 2022.In the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, Congress won an absolute…

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Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to address Congress’ Mehangai Hatao Rally

New Delhi [India]: Taking its protest further against price rise and inflation, Congress will hold a massive public meeting “Mehangai Hatao Rally” on December 12 at the national capital.The rally will be addressed by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and party MP Rahul Gandhi and Congress leaders from across the country. Congress said it shall continue to raise these issues both inside and outside the Parliament to challenge the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre.“The real issues affecting people of India are the backbreaking prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, which have had a spiralling effect on the prices of all foods and other consumable items. Every home is affected by the merciless rise in prices of cooking oil, pulses and other food items. Perhaps for the first time, the price of tomato has surpassed the price of petrol and diesel…

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Rahul Gandhi alleges corruption in Jan Dhan accounts

New Delhi [India] : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday, citing a media report attacked the central government over alleged corruption in the transfer of money in Jan Dhan accounts.According to media reports, the State Bank of India had deducted a total amount of Rs 164 crore from Jan Dhan account holders. The report quoted a study by IIT Bombay. The media report said between 2017 and September 2020, the bank had collected a total of Rs 254 crore from Jan Dhan account holders for transactions through UPI and Rupay card. The bank had collected Rs 17.70 from each account holder during this period.On this, Gandhi wrote on Twitter, “Who is responsible to keeping the accounts of these monies?”The Congress leader has been attacking the Modi government for corruption. Ahead of the 2019 General Elections, Congress had alleged corruption in acquiring Rafale Jet from…

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As farmer’s agitation continues, Rahul Gandhi says people not ready to trust PM’s words due to ‘false rhetoric’

New Delhi [India]: Following the Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) announcement to continue the protest till farm laws are repealed, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said people are not ready to trust the words of the Prime Minister due to “false rhetorics”.Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said, “jhoothe jumale jhel chukee janata pm kee baat par vishvaas karane ko taiyaar nahin! kisaan satyaagrah jaaree hai. #FarmersProtest continues. (The public who has suffered due to false rhetoric is not ready tp trust the words of PM! Farmers Protest continues). Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of over 40 protesting farmer unions on Monday held an all delegation meeting and announced that the agitation will continue as per the schedule while adding that it will write an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Minimum Support Price (MSP).Briefing media persons, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said,…

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Rahul Gandhi expresses condolence over lives lost in Andhra Pradesh floods

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday expressed condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Andhra Pradesh floods and appealed to the party workers to provide help in the crisis.“Floods have been causing serious damage in Andhra Pradesh. My condolence to those who’ve lose loved ones. Dear Congress workers, please help in all ways possible,” tweeted the Wayanad MP. As many as 20 people have lost their life due to floods in Andhra Pradesh, while over 30 people are still missing.“The death toll rises to 20 due to floods in Andhra Pradesh. Over 30 still missing,” Andhra Pradesh Government officials had said on Saturday.The Indian Coast Guard Station Krishnapatnam was deployed to the two flood-relief teams in Nellore district for augmenting flood relief operations and rendering assistance to the stranded personnel in Kollagatala village amid heavy rains…

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Through Satyagraha, farmers made arrogance bow its head: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi [India] : Congratulating the farmers of the country, shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation announced the repeal of the three Central farm laws, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that farmers’ ‘Satyagraha’ forced arrogance to bow its head.The Congress leader tweeted in Hindi, “With their satyagraha, annadata of the country made arrogance bow its head. Congratulations on this victory against injustice.” The announcement of the repeal of the three farm laws comes ahead of the crucial Assembly elections in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur scheduled to be held early next year.Among these states, farmers from Punjab and Uttar Pradesh were protesting across Delhi’s borders for the past one year.Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and UP had arrived at the Delhi border on November 26, 2020, demanding the repeal of three farm laws — The…

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No forgiveness for intentionally planned step by govt in interests of its friends: Rahul Gandhi on demonetisation anniversary

New Delhi [India]: Hitting out at Center on the fifth anniversary of demonetisation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the “note-ban” was a planned step by the government in the interests of “its friends” for which there is no forgiveness.“People would have forgiven the government had it been a mistake but it was an intentionally planned step by the government in the interests of its friends for which there is no forgiveness,” the Wayanad MP tweeted in Hindi.On Monday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the Centre for calling demonetisation a success and asked if the step had been successful, why hasn’t corruption ended and black money failed to return to the country.“If demonetization was successful then – Why hasn’t corruption ended? Why didn’t the black money returned? Why hasn’t the economy gone cashless? Why nothing has been done…

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Congress slams Centre for Suicides

New Delhi [India]: The Congress slammed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for the death of over 9.5 lakh people in the last seven years who allegedly committed suicide, saying it came to power with the promise of ‘Acche Din’ but forced people into “suicidal hopelessness”.The opposition party also said that farmers were forced into committing suicide and in the past 7 years due to the “crony capitalist friendly and anti-farmer” policies of the Modi government. Citing the recent National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) report on “Suicides and Accidental Deaths in India”, which states 9,58,275 Indians ended their lives by committing suicide between 2014-2020.Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a statement said that there was an increase of 55 per cent in the number of students committing suicide, 58 per cent increase among the unemployed, and 139.37 per cent increase among farmers, labourers…

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Rahul, Priyanka: Tribute to Sardar Patel

New Delhi [India], October 31 (ANI): On the occasion of National Unity Day which is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter to remember the first Deputy Prime Minister of independent India.On the 146th birth anniversary of India’s first Deputy Prime Minister, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while remembering Sardar Patel talked about his fight for the farmers in 1928 Bardoli Satyagraha. “Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel strengthened the voice of farmers demanding their right and self-respect during the Bardoli Satyagraha,” tweeted Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.“His struggle inspires us to stand like a rock in the fight for justice against the oppression of farmers and their rights,” she added.“Today when all the pillars of our democracy are being weakened, we have to remember the contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He is one of…

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Rahul slams Centre

Panaji (Goa) [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who was on a day-long visit to poll-bound Goa on Saturday alleged the BJP-led government in Centre is “attacking” small and medium businesses and empowering ‘richest’ businessmen.“The government of India is handing over the country to a few limited businessmen. Their plan is to attack small and medium businesses and to empower the richest and powerful sectors,” he said. He claimed that the “lives of millions of people is being destroyed systematically”.Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi promise of ‘achhe din’ (good days), Gandhi said, “The PM said ‘achhe din’ will come if BJP comes to power, but he did not tell you whose ‘acche din’ will come.”“If you would have asked who he is talking about, he would have replied he is talking about Adani and Ambani,” he said.“If airports, ports and coal hubs belong to…

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Rahul Gandhi rides on traditional motorcycle taxi ‘Pilot’ in Goa

Panaji (Goa) [India]: On his visit to poll-bound Goa, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hopped on a traditional motorcycle taxi locally known as ‘Pilot’ for a ride in state capital Panaji.In a video, Gandhi is spotted donning a helmet and face mask and riding pillion on the ‘motorcycle taxi’ on a ride from Bambolim to Azad Maidan in Panaji. Following this, Rahul Gandhi gave floral tributes at the Martyrs column.He also interacted with fisherfolk at Velsao beach in the state.Gandhi had arrived in Goa on Saturday for a day-long visit, kickstarting the campaigning for the Conress party ahead of Assembly polls in the state that are scheduled to be held early next year.Goa Assembly has a strength of 40 members out of which BJP currently has 17 legislators and enjoys the support of legislators from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Vijay Sardesai of the…

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Rahul Gandhi In Goa, attacks BJP for Fuel Price Rise:

The Congress leader is in the coastal state for a day-long visit ahead of assembly elections due early next year. Panaji (Goa) : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the BJP on increasing fuel prices. He pointed out that crude oil prices were much higher when the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was in power and yet, people are forced to pay more now when fuel prices in the international market are lower.  “During the UPA government, international fuel prices reached $140 per barrel. Today, fuel prices are much lower in the international market but still, you pay more. Today India is taxing fuel at the highest rate in the world,” he was quoted . The Congress leader is in the coastal state for a day-long visit ahead of assembly elections due early next year. Many experts have also suggested that India lower…

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Dhanush pays heartfelt condolences to late ‘friend’ actor Puneeth Rajkumar

New Delhi [India] : Social media has been flooded with heartfelt condolences to late actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s family as he left for heavenly abode at the age of 46 following a cardiac arrest on Friday. National-award winning actor Dhanush also remembered his ‘friend’ with a moving tweet.“Puneet my friend, this is so heartbreaking. Rest in peace my friend. Hope you are in a better place. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans,” the ‘Raanjhanaa’ actor wrote adding broken heart emoticons to the tweet.Apart from Dhanush, many actors from the south film fraternity including Mahesh Babu, Mohanlal, Jr NTR, and Ram Charan among others also expressed grief over the untimely demise of the ‘Appu’ actor.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other noted politicians including Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, Rahul Gandhi, Prakash Javdekar and Nirmala Sitharaman also mourned his demise.Son of matinee idol Rajkumar, Puneeth…

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Channi meets Rahul

New Delhi [India] : Amidst the political turmoil in Punjab, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday in the national capital.As per sources, in the crucial meeting at Rahul Gandhi’s residence in Delhi, Congress discussed the upcoming strategy for the Punjab election. The meeting came after former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced that he will form a new political party that will field candidates on all 117 seats in the upcoming Assembly elections in 2022.In the meeting that lasted for about 2:30 hours, Congress leaders discussed the strategy for the upcoming Punjab election.Apart from Channi and Gandhi, Congress organization general secretary KC Venugopal, Punjab in-charge Harish Chaudhary were also present in this meeting.Meanwhile, Congress Punjab In-charge Harish Chaudhary met Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi yesterday at 10 Janpath. 

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Assembly polls 2022: Rahul Gandhi to visit Goa on October 30

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of the Goa Assembly elections due early next year, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit the state on October 30.Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar informed about s visit during the press conference on Wednesday. Goa Assembly has a strength of 40 members out of which BJP currently has 17 legislators and enjoys the support of legislators from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Vijay Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and three independents. GFP and MGP each have three MLAs.Congress, on the other hand, has 15 MLAs in the house.

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SC order for probe into Pegasus row is a big step, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi [India]: Welcoming the Supreme Court decision to constitute a three-member committee for probe into the Pegasus spyware case, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the alleged surveillance “was an attempt to crush Indian democracy”.Addressing a press conference here, he expressed confidence that the probe will bring out the truth and termed the order as a “big step”. “Pegasus was used against the chief ministers, former prime ministers, BJP’s ministers among others. Was Prime Minister and Home Minister getting the data obtained through the use of Pegasus? If the data of phone tapping of Election Commission, Chief Election Commissioner and Opposition leaders are going to Prime Minister, then it is a criminal act,” he said.“We are happy that Supreme Court has accepted to look into the Pegasus issue. Pegasus is an attempt to crush Indian democracy. It is a big step that…

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Sonia Gandhi asks Congress leaders to frame policies to percolate down party’s messages to grassroot level

New Delhi [India]: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday stated that the All India Congress Committee (AICC) releases important and detailed statements every day over the issues in the country but it fails to percolate down to the party’s grassroot cadres at the block and district level and she asked party leaders to frame policies over the matter. Addressing the General Secretaries, In-Charges and PCC President of the party, during a meeting at the party headquarter here, Sonia Gandhi said, “The AICC releases important and detailed statements almost every day on issues that the nation is facing. But it is my experience that they do not percolate down to our grassroot cadres at the block and district level. There are policy issues on which I find a lack of clarity and cohesion even amongst our state-level leaders.”She also asked the party leaders to…

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Rahul Gandhi: ‘Made in India’ is Jumla

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the Centre of “doublespeak” over the reports of an increase in trade deficit with China and dubbed the “made in India’ slogan as ‘jumla’ (rhetoric). New Delhi [India] : Citing a media report, Gandhi tweeted, “The Usual Doublespeak. #MadeInIndia #Jumla.” Gandhi’s remarks came after Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla on Thursday noted that despite the growth in the volume of the trade between the two neighbours, the trade deficit has increased and the imbalance has widened.Speaking at a seminar on “Leveraging China’s Economy”, Shringla also raised concern about the trade imbalance that has continuously been widening despite growth in the overall volume of the trade.“Our trade deficit concerns are two-fold – the first is the actual size of the deficit. The trade deficit for the nine months period stood at USD 47 billion. This is the largest trade…

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‘Brother-sister would have fled to Italy ‘

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that if pandemic had occurred during the Congress regime then the “brother-sister duo would have fled to Italy”. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : While addressing at the Samajik Pratinidhi Sammelan, the UP Chief Minister slammed the Opposition parties and said, “When COVID-19 struck, if there had there been a Congress government, then brother and sister would have fled to Italy. If there had been Samajwadi Party (SP) government, then there would have been a competition between the uncle and the nephew to misappropriate aid and the poor would not have been cared for. God knows what would have happened under ‘Behenji’.” Further attacking the Samajwadi Party, the Chief Minister said, “No one would have dared to open fire at Ram Bhakts on November 2, 1990, had there been a BJP government. They were ‘Ramdrohi’ who…

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Yediyurappa condemns Karnataka BJP state chief

Vijayapura (Karnataka) [India]: Former Karnataka chief minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa condemned the “drug peddler” and “drug addict” remarks made by state BJP state president against Rahul Gandhi stating that no one should speak so disrespectfully.While addressing a by-election campaign in Sindagi of Vijayapura district, Yediyurappa said the “statement made by BJP state president related to Rahul Gandhi is not correct, no one should speak disrespectfully.” Kateel on Tuesday had told a gathering of BJP workers that “Rahul Gandhi says he will become president. Tell me what is Rahul Gandhi? Rahul Gandhi is a drug addict and drug peddler. I do not say this, it has appeared in news reports. They are unable to run the Congress party. Those who cannot run a party, how can they run this country?”Further, attacking Congress leader HD Kumaraswamy and Siddaramaiah for criticising…

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Flags off Shobha Yatra on Valmiki Jayanti

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday flagged off Shobha Yatra, an annual parade that takes place on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti, from the party’s headquarters in Delhi. New Delhi [India] : Speaking on the occasion, Gandhi said, “Greetings on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti! Maharishi Valmiki propagated the idea of love and brotherhood. Our constitution is based on the ideas of Maharishi Valmiki.” “However, these days we can observe that his ideology is being attacked. The interest of minorities in the country is being suppressed. On behalf of the Congress party, I would like to say that we will not let this trend of suppressing minorities continue,” he added. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Maharishi Valmiki on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti and recalled his seminal contributions towards chronicling our rich past and glorious culture.“I bow…

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Congress demands an apology from Karnataka BJP chief

Vijayapura (Karnataka) [India]: Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala has hit back at Karnataka BJP chief President Nalin Kumar Kateel for levelling drug use allegations against party leader Rahul Gandhi. Addressing media in Sindhagi, the Congress leader also demanded an apology from Kateel for the alleged statement.“Instead of making such derogatory comments, they must tell if they are in a hangover of drugs which were found at the Adani port in Gujarat, worth 2 lakh crore. Kateel must have taken that drug, that’s the reason in a hangover of it, he is speaking like that.” Surjewala said. Further slamming the BJP, Surjewala said that by making derogatory comments against Rahul Gandhi BJP leaders show their ‘culture’ and ‘mentality’. “It is an uncultured statement made by the BJP leader in Karnataka which cannot be acceptable. Nalini Kumar Kateel being president of the party in Karnataka…

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Crisis in Chhattisgarh Congress

Amidst the ongoing political turmoil in the Chhattisgarh unit of Congress, the state Health Minister TS Singh Deo on Monday reached Delhi. New Delhi [India] : As per sources, after arriving in the national capital, the first thing the Congress leader did was to pay obeisance at the Chhattarpur temple. “TS Singh Deo will stay in Delhi for one or two days and may meet some senior leaders of Congress,” said sources.The comes after Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel met Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Delhi.Speculation about a possible change of guard in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh has been going on for the past few months.As per party sources, the pro-Baghel camp has been expressing displeasure over a possible change of guard in the state as Congress leader TS Singh Deo has allegedly…

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Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre over fuel price hike

Attacking the Centre over the fuel price hike, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the only growth the country is witnessing is that of inflation. New Delhi [India] : Citing a news report about the hike in fuel prices, the Congress leader tweeted “Destruction of all. Growth of inflation (Sabka Vinash. Mehangai ka Vikas) #TaxExtortion,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi. His remarks came as petrol and diesel prices continued to rise across the country for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday.Petrol and diesel prices reached an all-time high as fuel rates continued to rise by 35 paise/litre across the country for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday. With the latest hike, the petrol price becomes Rs 105.84/litre while diesel will now cost Rs 94.57/litre in Delhi today.Oil companies started raising auto fuel prices last week.Meanwhile, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri on…

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‘Will consider becoming Chief again’

New Delhi [India] : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he “will consider” becoming party chief again as senior leaders urged him to take the mantle at the meeting of Congress Working Committee, according to sources.“I will consider,” Rahul Gandhi is learnt to have said at the meeting at the request of senior leaders who urged him to become the party chief again. Sources said Rahul Gandhi also said he needs clarity at the level of ideology from party leaders.Some leaders said that till the polls, he should be made the working president, the sources added.Sonia Gandhi had agreed to become interim party chief after Rahul Gandhi resigned following the Congress debacle in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Senior party leader Ambika Soni said after the meeting that everyone in the party is of the opinion that party Rahul Gandhi should become the party…

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Everybody is of the opinion that Rahul Gandhi should become Congress president: Ambika Soni

New Delhi [India]: Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni said on Saturday that everyone in the party is of the opinion that party leader Rahul Gandhi should become the party president. While speaking to ANI, Soni said, “Everybody agreed unanimously, whether he (Rahul Gandhi) will become (the party president) or not is up to him. Everybody is of the opinion that Rahul Gandhi should become the party president.”Her remarks came after the conclusion of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held in the national capital today. Sonia Gandhi was made interim president by CWC after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as the president of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) accepting the responsibility of poll debacle in the 2019 general elections. Congress’s supreme body, the CWC, met on Saturday at the AICC headquarters here today to discuss the organisational elections, forthcoming Assembly polls and current political…

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I am full-time, hands-on Congress President, says Sonia Gandhi at CWC meeting

In her remarks on Saturday, Sonia Gandhi also said the party is ready for the internal elecAddressing the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, interim President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday slammed party leaders for speaking to the media. In her opening remarks, Sonia Gandhi said: “I have always appreciated frankness. There is no need to speak to me through the media. So let us all have a free and honest discussion. But what should get communicated outside the four walls of this room is the collective decision of the CWC.” News Delhi, India : Sonia Gandhi’s statement came after senior party leader Kapil Sibal had recently said that “there is no president in our party, so we do not know who is taking all the decisions. We know it, yet we don’t know, one of my senior colleagues perhaps has written or is about to…

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Sidhu meets Rahul Gandhi, withdraws resignation as Punjab Congress chief

Rawat also claimed that Sidhu will consider the party high command’s decision to be final. New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday reached the national capital at the residence of senior leader Rahul Gandhi to meet him, after which AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat announced that Sidhu has withdrawn his resignation as Chief of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. The move comes one day after Rawat’s statement that a big decision is upcoming in the Punjab Congress politics.  Earlier today, Rawat had claimed that Sidhu will consider the party high command’s decision to be final. “Sidhu has said that his leaders are Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and he will follow whatever they say and will continue working for the party”, Rawat had told the media. On Thursday, Rawat had met Sidhu along with General Secretary KC Venugopal at the AICC headquarters in Delhi.…

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Rahul Gandhi visits former PM Manmohan Singh at AIIMS

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi and enquired about his health. He also wished him a speedy recovery.Singh was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi yesterday. Earlier today Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished for the speedy recovery of former PM Manmohan Singh, who was admitted to AIIMS on Wednesday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also prayed for the speedy recovery of Singh. The eighty-nine-year-old Congress leader had complained of weakness and is stable and under the observation of doctors, hospital sources said. Earlier in the day, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited the hospital to meet him. (ANI)

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Lakhimpur Kheri incident : Cong delegations meet President Kovind, seeks probe by SC judges, removal of MoS Teni

A Congress delegation, led by Rahul Gandhi, met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday in Rashtrapati Bhavan and submitted a memorandum on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident seeking an independent inquiry into the matter and removal of Minister of State Home Ajay Mishra Teni. President Kovind assured he will discuss matter with Centre today, says Priyanka Gandhi New Delhi [India], October 13 : The delegation which included Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, AK Antony, Mallikarjun Kharge, and Ghulam Nabi Azad requested the President “direct an independent judicial investigation by a Commission comprising of two sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India or the High Court,” says the Memorandum. The memorandum submitted by the Congress party expressed an apprehension that no “police official would dare to fairly investigate the son of Union MoS Home Affairs with the father occupying a position of such high influence and who…

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Congress to meet President

The Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi will meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, the sources informed. New Delhi [India], October 12 ): The party, earlier on October 10, wrote to the Rashtrapati Bhavan seeking an appointment with the President for a seven-member party delegation to meet him. The delegation will present a detailed memorandum of facts in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident that claimed the lives of eight people earlier this month. The Congress delegation will consist of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, AK Antony, Mallikarjun Kharge, KC Venugopal, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury besides Rahul Gandhi who will lead the delegation.As many as eight people including four farmers had died in the violence that took place on October 3. Uttar Pradesh police have so far arrested three people including Ashish Mishra.Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a…

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Rahul Gandhi should lead Congress: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] : Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah extended his support to party leader Rahul Gandhi while echoing his long standing demand for Gandhi to take over the post of party president.“I have been saying for (a) long time that Rahul Gandhi should lead (the) Congress party. I urge him to take charge at the earliest,” Siddaramaiah, the leader of the opposition said in Bengaluru on Monday. “It is not that Sonia ji is incapable of discharging her duties of the president. Sonia ji is not keeping good health. That is why I suggested Rahul ji to take over as early as possible,” he added.On the question of him eyeing for a big role in central politics, Siddaramaiah said that he has no interest in the central politics and he has already conveyed that to interim party president Sonia…

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Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to take part in ‘antim ardaas’ of deceased farmers

New Delhi [India]: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on Tuesday to take part in the ‘antim ardaas’ of farmers who died in the violence there on October 3. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had visited Lakhimpur Kheri along with Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and party leader Deepender Hooda and met families of deceased farmers earlier on October 6.A total of eight people including four farmers died in the violence that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3. Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni arrived with three vehicles around the time that farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed down farmers and towards…

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Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi on the murder of farmers, inflation, unemployment

New Delhi [India], October 10 : Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that the former is silent over the alleged murders of farmers and BJP workers in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, rising inflation, the surge in the oil price, and unemployment in the country.“PM silent- Rising inflation – oil price, unemployment, farmer and BJP worker murdered, PM violent- Lack of camera and photo ops, true criticism, Question on friends,” tweeted the Wayanad MP. Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni arrived with three vehicles around the time that farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed down farmers and towards the end also attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly, by trying to run a…

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Congress delegation including Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi proceeds to Lakhimpur Kheri

Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: The five-member Congress delegation including party leader Rahul Gandhi and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra left from Sitapur for violence-hit Lakhimpur Kheri district on Wednesday.The delegation also included Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and party general secretary KC Venugopal. The delegation is likely to meet three families of those who died in Lakhimpur Kheri violence.The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday approved the visit of the Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi.“We have received approval from the government for the visit of Rahul Gandhi-led delegation,” Lakhimpur Kheri District Magistrate (DM) Dr Arvind Kumar Chaurasiya told ANI.A total of eight people including four farmers died in the violence that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.Earlier, Trinamool Congress MPs Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Dola Sen, Pratima Mondal, Abir Ranjan Biswas and Sushmita Dev met…

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UP govt allows Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to visit Lakhimpur Kheri

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday gave permission to Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi to visit Lakhimpur Kheri, where 8 people lost their lives in a violent incident. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 6 : Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi have boarded a flight for Lucknow from New Delhi. “The state government has given permission to Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and three other people to visit Lakhimpur Kheri,” informed the Home Department of the Uttar Pradesh government.Sources had earlier said a 5-member delegation of the Congress Party led by Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday to meet families of victims killed in a violent incident.Earlier the Uttar Pradesh government had denied permission to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to visit the…

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Job of Opposition to create pressure on govt, raise issues: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi [India], October 6 : While addressing the media persons here, Rahul Gandhi said: “The job of the opposition is to create pressure on the government as it is doing injustice with the farmers. We had created a pressure during the Hathras incident and that is why action was taken.” “The government does not want the issue to come into the light. This is why the opposition is creating pressure,” he said.The Waynad MP further said, “It is the responsibility of the media to raise the issue, but when we (Opposition) ask questions, raise the issue, then, you (media) say that we are doing politics.”He also said that there is no democracy in the country as the Opposition leaders are barred from entering Lakhimpur, where 8 people, including 4 farmers, died on Sunday.“Earlier, there was democracy in the country. Today it is a…

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Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Rahul Gandhi calls Priyanka “true Congress leader”, says she won’t give up

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was allegedly detained on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri, would not give up as she is a “true Congress leader”. New Delhi [India], October 5 : “The one who is kept in custody is not afraid – she is a true Congress leader, will not give up! Satyagraha will not stop,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that she has been detained for the last 28 hours without any order or FIR.Taking to Twitter, she demanded the arrest of the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, where 8 people, including 4 farmers, died on Sunday.“Narendra Modi sir, your government has kept me in detention for the last 28 hours without any order and FIR. But the person who crushed the farmers has not been…

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‘One who is silent, is already dead’: Rahul Gandhi calls Lakhimpur Kheri incident as ‘inhuman massacre’

New Delhi [India]: In a veiled attack at the ruling party following the death of eight persons including four farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that the one who is silent on the incident is already dead.Terming the incident as an “inhuman massacre” he tweeted, “The one who is silent even after seeing this inhuman massacre, he is already dead. But we will not let this sacrifice go in vain – Kisan Satyagraha Zindabad! #FarmersProtest” As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday, said Uttar Pradesh police.Additional Superintendent of Police, Lakhimpur Kheri Arun Kumar Singh confirmed eight deaths including four farmers and four occupants of the vehicle(s) that allegedly ran over the farmers.Commenting on the incident, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted, “How much does BJP hate the farmers of…

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Meghalaya: Rahul meets Mukul Sangma

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of Meghalaya by-polls, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday met former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Lok Sabha MP Vincent H Pala. All Indian Congress Committee in-charge for Meghalaya Manish Chatrath and former Union Minister and General Secretary in-charge of Organisation KC Venugopal were also present in the meeting.“Shri Rahul Gandhi met INC Meghalaya President Shri Vincent Pala , CLP Leader Shri Mukul Sangma, in charge Shri Manish Chatrath along with General Secretary I/C Organisation Shri K C Venugopal,” tweeted Congress on Sunday. Earlier on September 28, the Election Commission of India announced by-polls for three parliamentary and 30 assembly seats across 15 states and Union territories (UTs) in the country including Mawryngkneng (ST), Mawphlang (ST), and Rajabala in Meghalaya. (ANI)

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“Will stand by Rahul, Priyanka”

New Delhi [India]: Amidst political jostling in ruling Congress in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), stressed that he does not aspire to be at a throne and will stand by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.While extending his greetings on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Sidhu tweeted, “Will uphold principles of Gandhi Ji and Shastri Ji … Post or No Post, will stand by @RahulGandhi and @priyankagandhi! Let all negative forces try to defeat me, but with every ounce of positive energy will make Punjab win, Punjabiyat (Universal Brotherhood) win and every Punjabi win !!” On September 28, Sidhu resigned as the chief of the Punjab Unit of Congress. However, party sources say that his resignation has not been accepted yet.“The collapse of a man’s character stems from the compromise corner, I can never…

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PM is breaking relationships between Indian people: Rahul Gandhi

Congress MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi accused PM Modi of breaking the relationships and “bridges” between the people and claimed that this was leading to “shattering” of the idea of India. New Delhi, India, September 29 : Congress MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of breaking the relationships and “bridges” between the people and claimed that this was leading to the “shattering” of the idea of India. Rahul Gandhi, in Kerala for a day, also alleged that it was “arrogance” on the part of the Prime Minister to claim that only he knows or understands India and no one else, especially when he was making the claims without finding out about the culture, language, way of life and problems of the people of the various states and religions. The Congress leader, while speaking at the inauguration of a dialysis centre in Malappuram…

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Rahul Gandhi reaches Kerala for one day visit

Kozhikode (Kerala) [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived at Kozhikode airport in Karipur for his one-day visit to Kerala.During the course of the day, the Wayanad MP is scheduled to visit Kozhikode and Malappuram. The Congress leader will be laying the foundation stone and inaugurating various developmental projects during his visit.“He will be inaugurating the HIMA Dialysis Center in Malappuram and a recreation centre for senior citizens in Kozhikode,’ said sources.They said Gandhi will also be laying the foundation stone of AIMER Business School in Kozhikode.The Congress leader is scheduled to return to the national capital on Thursday morning, added sources.

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Have joined oldest, most democratic party as country can’t be saved without Congress, says Kanhaiya Kumar

New Delhi [India]: Soon after joining the Congress, former CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar said that he has joined the country’s “oldest and most democratic” party because he and many youngsters like him feel that the nation cannot survive without saving the Congress.In a veiled attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kumar said, “I am joining Congress because I feel that an ideology is trying to ruin the values, culture, history, and future of this country… Crores of youngsters feel that this country can’t be saved without saving Congress.” Addressing a joint press conference after joining the party, he also said, “I am joining Congress because it’s not just a party, it’s an idea. It’s the country’s oldest and most democratic party, and I am emphasising on ‘democratic’…Not just me, many think that country can’t survive without Congress.”Kumar said that if the Congress is…

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Rahul Gandhi extends support to Bharat Bandh

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday extended his support to Bharat Bandh called by the protesting farmers against three farm laws passed by the Centre last year, and said non-violent satyagraha of farmers is intact even today. “Farmers’ non-violent satyagraha is intact even today. But the exploitative government does not like this. That’s why Today there is Bharat Bandh,” he tweeted adding, “I Stand With Farmers.”The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coalition of farmers’ unions, has called a Bharat Bandh today to mark the first anniversary of the enactment of the three farm laws. So far, left parties like the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India, All India Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party and many other parties like Indian National Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Samajwadi Party, Telugu Desam Party, Janata Dal (Secular), Bahujan Samaj Party, Nationalist Congress Party,…

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Rahul Gandhi stresses Congress has to work for all irrespective of their caste, says Punjab party leader

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Ahead of Punjab’s new Cabinet formation, Congress leader Amarinder Singh Raja quoted party leader Rahul Gandhi as saying that the party has to work for the last person standing in the queue irrespective of their caste. “Rahul Gandhi has always said that Congress has to work for the last person standing in the queue, be it Dalit, Jatt Sikh or Hindu. People should think that the government is of common people. Work should be done in the welfare of the common people,” he told ANI on Sunday.Raja, who is an MLA from Gidderbaha, also said that now there is nothing left for any political party other than Congress to do in Punjab. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal had promised 300 units of free electricity to people in Punjab, as the party geared up for the upcoming 2022 Assembly elections.…

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Congress can’t grow under Rahul-Athawale

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], September 26 : Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Athawale said: “When Sonia Gandhi was elected to the Lok Sabha, I had proposed to the UPA that she should be made the prime minister. When Congress was in majority, she was the capable candidate to come to power. But now, the party cannot grow under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi,” he added. The Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and the President of Republican Party of India (RPI) said “If Kamala Harris can become the Vice-president of America, then why could not Sonia Gandhi a citizen of India, wife of Rajiv Gandhi and elected Lok Sabha MP, become the Prime Minister.”He also said that if Sonia Gandhi was not willing to accept the PM’s post then she should have made Sharad Pawar, the next best-suitable candidate…

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Congress to release first list

Congress’ “Mission Uttar Pradesh” gets momentum as the party is all set to release the first list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state during the Navratras starting from the second week of October. New Delhi [India], September 23 : This poll season, Congress party is probably breaking the traditional trend of announcing the candidate list at the nick of time. According to top sources in the Uttar Pradesh Congress, the party has scrutinised the probable candidates for 150 Assembly seats. Out of the 150 seats, Control Rooms have been set up already on 78 Assembly segments for the poll strategy and operations.Elections in the state are due in early next year.Sources said on few seats, candidates have been given a green signal by the party and have been asked to hit the ground zero and start preparations for the poll…

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Rahul Gandhi will Visit Chattisgarh

Surguja (Chhattisgarh) [India], September 23 : Chhattisgarh Congress chief said on Wednesday that the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi would soon visit the state and he would tour Bastar and Surguja districts.Ahead of the Chhattisgarh election, due in 2023, Markam came to the Marwahi Assembly segment in order to form the booth-level committees and strengthen the party. Talking to reporters here, Chhattisgarh Congress Pradesh Committee president Markam said, “Rahul Gandhi would soon come to the state and he might tour to Bastar and Surguja districts.”Speaking on the rift between Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and health minister TS Singh Deo over the chief ministerial post, he said, “I am neither in the Bhupesh Baghel’s camp nor in Deo’s camp. I am a member of the organisation and being the head of the organisation, it is my duty to play the role of guardian. Elections keep on…

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Punjab govt standing with farmers, common man, says Charanjit Singh Channi after taking oath

Soon after taking the oath of office, the newly-sworn in Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said his government is standing with farmers and will appeal to the Centre to withdraw the three farm laws. Chandigarh [India], September 20: In his first interaction with media after taking the oath, Chief Minister said he is representative of poor sections of society including daily wage labourers and farmers. “I am not the representative of rich. I am representative of common man of Punjab,” he said. Channi also said his government will immediately waive the water and electricity bills of farmers. “Punjab government stands with the farmers. We appeal to the Centre to withdraw the three farm laws…We will waive water and electricity bills of farmers,” said the Chief Minister.A seemingly emotional Channi said he comes from a poor family, and “Congress has made a common man…

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Sukhjinder Randhawa, Brahm Mohindra to be Deputy CMs of Punjab, says Pawan Bansal

New Delhi [India], September 20 (ANI): Congress leader Sukhjinder Randhawa and Brahm Mohindra will be two Deputies to Punjab’s Chief Minister-designate Charanjit Singh Channi, said party leader Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday. Taking to Twitter, Bandal also congratulated Charanjit Singh Channi for his elevation as a Punjab Chief Minister.“Heartiest congratulations to Charanjit Singh Channi for elevation as PunjabCM and Brahm Mohindra and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa as Dy CMs. Best wishes for their grand success in the service of Punjab under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi,” he tweeted. On Sunday, Channi was unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab and is set to take over as next Chief Minister following Captain Amarinder Singh’s resignation. After the announcement of the new chief minister, Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat said that there will also be two deputy chief ministers…

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Rahul Gandhi congratulate Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi for new responsibility

Chandigarh [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi congratulated the Chief Minister-elect of Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday for the new responsibility, and said Congress will continue to fulfil the promises made to the people of the state. “Congratulations Charanjit Singh Channi Ji for the new responsibility. We must continue to fulfill the promises made to the people of Punjab. Their trust is of paramount importance,” tweeted Gandhi.Manish Tiwari, Congress leader and MP from Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib constituency also extended his greeting and said, “Please accept my heartiest congratulations on becoming the Chief Minister of Punjab.” Congress MLA Charanjit Singh Channi will take the oath as the new Chief Minister of Punjab on Monday at 11 am on Monday. Addressing media after meeting Governor Banwarilal Purohit, the Chief Minister-designate of Punjab said, “We have presented our stance, unanimously supported by party MLAs, before the Governor.…

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Cong likely to appoint two Deputy CMs along with CM in Punjab: Sources

After Congress MLAs passed a resolution allowing Sonia Gandhi to name Captain Amarinder Singh’s successor as he stepped down as the Chief Minister of Punjab, sources have indicated that there is a possibility of appointing two Deputy Chief Ministers along with the Chief Minister. Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], September 19 : Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the chief minister of Punjab on Saturday following months of infighting between him and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. Sources close to Sidhu said, “Whatever name is agreed for the Chief Minister, it will be accompanied by two deputy Chief Ministers. However, the decisions of Deputy Chief Ministers will depend on who has been named as the Chief Minister.”This development is witnessed just months before the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections Ambika Soni cites health reasons; declines Punjab CM post offer: Sources Congress leader Ambika Soni…

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BJP-RSS ‘fake Hindus’, they ‘use’ religion, says Rahul Gandhi

Addressing the foundation day of the All India Mahila Congress, Gandhi said that the ideology of the Congress was completely opposite of the BJP-RSS and only one of the two ideologies can rule the country. New Delhi, India, September 15 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the BJP-RSS, alleging that they were “fake Hindus” who use religion for their benefit. Addressing the foundation day of the All India Mahila Congress, Gandhi said that the ideology of the Congress was completely opposite of the BJP-RSS and only one of the two ideologies can rule the country. Asserting that Goddess Lakshmi stands for the power that helps one attain one’s goals and Goddess Durga stands for the power that protects, the former Congress chief said while his party had strengthened these powers when in government, the ruling BJP dispensation have diminished these powers. “Ye…

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‘…bulldozing of criminals’ property will continue’: Yogi Adityanath’s stinging reply to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were involved in an intense verbal duel on Tuesday. It all started with Rahul Gandhi’s tweet mocking the BJP leader. Lucknow, Uttar pradesh, India, September 14 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were involved in an intense verbal duel on Tuesday. It all started with Rahul Gandhi’s tweet mocking the BJP leader.  “Jo nafrat kare…wah Yogi kaisa! (What kind of a Yogi is someone who hates!),” the former Congress president tweeted without elaborating any further.  Responding to the tweet in the same vein, Adityanath quoted a line from the Ramcharitmanas and said that if demolishing the property of criminals and miscreants is hate, then this ‘hate’ will continue relentlessly.  Rahul Gandhi’s dig at Yogi Adityanath was an apparent attack over the UP CM’s ‘abba jaan’ remark that charged…

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China Encroached Ladakh: Rahul

New Delhi [India], September 11 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, during a meeting with National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) members alleged China has encroached into Indian territory in Ladakh on a landmass as wide as the national capital Delhi, said sources on Saturday. Sources said that while addressing the meeting, Gandhi also alleged that the media is keeping silent on the BJP-led government’s action, contrary to its constant criticism of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government during its tenure.“Rahul Gandhi while addressing NSUI leaders today said China has encroached on Indian land, as much land as Delhi, in Ladakh. He said if this had happened during the UPA government, the media would have criticised it 24X7. He said the media would have said the UPA government has destroyed the country, but today, it is keeping silent,” sources said. Sources said that recalling the…

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I belong to family of Kashmiri Pandits, will show BJP how to help the community: Rahul Gandhi in Jammu

Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu, said he belongs to a family of Kashmiri Pandits, adding that he would help the community. Jammu, India, September 10 : From asking the crowd to chant ‘Jai Mata Di’ to calling himself a Kashmiri Pandit, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi sought to establish a connect with locals as he addressed a  public gathering in Jammu on Friday. Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu, said he belongs to a family of Kashmiri Pandits, adding that he would help the community.  The former Congress president also made it a point to target the BJP, RSS. “The BJP-RSS is trying to break the composite culture of Jammu and Kashmir,” Gandhi said.  “Whenever I visit Jammu and Kashmir, I feel have come home. My family has a long relationship with J&K. Today, a delegation…

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Rahul Gandhi’s Jammu Visit

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will go to Mata Vishno Devi Temple on foot from Katra during his Jammu visit beginning Thursday, said party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit President Ghulam Ahmed Mir.Speaking to ANI on Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President Mir said that Gandhi has special faith in the holy temple and he wanted to visit Vishno Devi Temple for the past many years. “We have been asking Rahul Gandhi for the past three years. He also wanted to come, but the political situation was such that he cannot visit. Now that the situation has slightly improved, he visited Srinagar last month and will visit Jammu on September 9 and September 10. The first this he will do is that he will pay obeisance to Mata Vaishno Devi,” said Mir.“Though many leaders visit the holy temple, they…

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Vaishno Devi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will pay obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu on Thursday. New Delhi, India, September 8 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Jammu for a two-day, starting tomorrow. He will pay obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi temple on Thursday. After Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi, Rahul Gandhi will stay the night in Jammu. On Saturday, Rahul Gandhi will address party workers at a resort in Jammu and have lunch with the delegation of the local leaders. According to GA Mir, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Rahul will also interact with the members of the extended working committee including former ministers, legislators, AICC members, PCC and District Congress Committee delegates. This will be Rahul Gandhi’s second visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370. Rahul Gandhi had visited Kashmir on August 9-10 and paid…

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‘BJP can talk to Taliban but not Farmers’

The Congress has mounted further attack on the BJP-led government in Haryana for suppressing the voice of the farmers by blocking internet in Karnal. New Delhi, India, September 7 : The Congress has mounted further attack on the BJP-led government in Haryana for suppressing the voice of the farmers by blocking internet in Karnal. Congress chief spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala said in a statement, “The Khattar government has lost the confidence and the mandate of the people and it should leave. When your party can talk to the Taliban, why not farmers.” He added that it’s dictatorship to block the internet. Multi-layer security has been deployed at the spot where Mahapanchayat is to be held. Around 30 battalions, including the central forces have been deployed to ensure security and to avoid any untoward incident. Though there are multi-layer barricading to stop people from moving towards…

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Let students have a fair chance: Rahul Gandhi to govt

Rahul Gandhi’s tweet comes a day after the Supreme Court had turned down a petition to defer the NEET exam, which is scheduled for September 12. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday called for the postponement of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-UG examination. The former Congress chief also urged the government to let the students “have a fair chance” in the exams. Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi alleged the government is blind to the distress of students.  “GOI is blind to students’ distress. Postpone NEET exam. Let them have a fair chance,” Gandhi tweeted.  Rahul Gandhi’s tweet comes a day after the Supreme Court had turned down a petition to defer the NEET exam, which is scheduled for September 12. Giving its order, the top court said it does not want to interfere with the process and it will be “very unfair” to reschedule…

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Jammu

New Delhi [India], September 5: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu for a two-day tour starting from September 9.This will be Gandhi’s second visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370. Earlier, he visited the union territory on August 9. The Congress leader is likely to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Temple on September 10, sources said.During his last visit, Rahul Gandhi inaugurated the new party office in Srinagar. He also visited Kheer Bhawani temple and Hazrat Dargah Sharif.In August 2019, the Centre had abrogated Article 370 which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the region into two territories– Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. 

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JEE (Main) Exam has been breached, Centre better at providing cover-ups: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi [India], September 4 : A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested seven people in connection with alleged irregularities in the JEE (Mains) exam this year, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a jibe at the Centre and said it is better at providing “cover-ups”.“JEE (Main) Exam has been breached. Students appearing for such competitive exams prepare very hard, battling difficulties of various kinds. We, as a nation, owe them a fair exam. GOI is better at providing cover-ups,” tweeted Rahul on his official Twitter Handle. CBI raided 20 locations across the country in a case relating to alleged irregularities in the ongoing IIT-JEE (Mains) exam 2021, committed by a private institution.According to CBI, the investigating agency has registered a case against the private company and others including its Directors, 3 employees, and private persons (conduits).Searches were conducted at locations…

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Sonia Gandhi to take final call on Prashant Kishor’s induction into party as dissent grows

As Prashant Kishor wants a full-fledged role and decision making authority on election-related issues, party leaders are averse of giving free hand to one person on the selection of candidates. New Delhi, India, September 2 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi will take a final call on inducting election strategist Prashant Kishor in the party as Congress leaders are divided over the issue. According to party sources, Sonia has already started the consultation process. Kishor has more recently worked with the Trinamool Congress and has been credited as the man behind the thumping victory of the party in the West Bengal assembly elections. As Kishor wants a full-fledged role and decision-making authority on election-related issues, party leaders are averse of giving free hand to one person on the selection of candidates. After two poll debacles, the congress is in search of advisors. With the demise of seasoned…

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‘Rafales have landed but Rahul Gandhi yet to take off’

Slamming Congress and the Gandhi family for institutionalising corruption, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday pointed out that while Rafale had landed in India Rahul Gandhi is yet to take off. Kevadia (Gujarat) [India], September 2 : Addressing the inaugural session of the three-day Gujarat state executive in Kevadia, Narmada, the Minister targeted the Congress leadership over defence equipment procurement and said, “Congress and Rahul Gandhi made Rafale an issue. These aircraft have now landed in India while Rahul Gandhi is yet to take off.” Referring to the recent washed out monsoon session of Parliament he said, “Opposing for sake of opposition led to interrupted Parliament session. We should devote time and energy to dealing with opposition to a limited extent if you do it in excess, the result will be Rahul Gandhi.”The Union Minister in his address said that Congress indulged in self-promotion…

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Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over LPG price hike

New Delhi [India], September 1 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Centre over the price hike of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder by Rs 25 on Wednesday.Taking to Twitter, the Wayanad MP alleged that the public was forced to sleep on an empty stomach. “The one who is forcing the public to sleep on an empty stomach is resting under the shadow of his friends,” the Congress MP claimed. He added that “the country is uniting against this injustice.”With the hike of Rs 25, the price of a non-subsidised 14.2 kg cylinder is Rs 884.50 in Delhi.The price of a 19-kg commercial cylinder has also been increased by Rs 75, which will now cost Rs 1,693 in Delhi.Earlier on August 11, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had slammed the Central government over the issue of inflation and also asked the Centre to give subsidies to…

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‘It looks very nice’: Amarinder on Jallianwala Bagh

​Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday termed the government’s revamp of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial “very nice”. Singh’s remark came hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called it an “insult of martyrs”. Amritsar, Punjab India, August 31 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday termed the government’s revamp of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial “very nice”. Singh’s remark came hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called it an “insult of martyrs”.  “I don’t know what has been removed. To me it looks very nice,” Amarinder remarked.  Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi on Twitter tagged a media report on the outrage on social media over the alleged changes at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial complex with many claiming that it was “destroying history” in the name of a makeover. Gandhi’s attack came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated to the nation the…

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‘Insult to martys’, Rahul Gandhi slams Jallianwala Bagh Smarak renovation

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at the Centre as he slammed the renovation of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak. New Delhi, India, August 31 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at the Centre as he slammed the renovation of Jallianwala Bagh Smarak. Sharing a news clip on Twitter, he said that he will not tolerate disrespect of the martyrs. His tweet came up after some social media uproar against the recent virtual inauguration of the memorial helmed by PM Narendra Modi. In a tweet in hindi on Tuesday Rahul Gandhi said, “Disrespect to Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs will be done by those who do not know the meaning of martydoom. I am the son of a martyr and will not tolerate disrespect at any cost. I am against this cruelty.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated the renovated complex of…

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Chhattisgarh: CM Baghel’s show of strength

Sources said that Baghel has been called to Delhi by Venugopal for further talks to resolve the crisis in the Chhattisgarh Congress. Raipur, Chhattisgarh, August 27 : Ahead of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s meeting with the top Congress leadership, a section of party MLAs known to be loyal to him staged a show of strength on Friday. Amid a talk of leadership change in Chhattisgarh, a number of legislators from the state arrived in the national capital in support of Baghel, who is also reaching Delhi. The chief minister also arrived in the capital to meet  AICC general secretary K C Venugopal. Upon arrival in Delhi, Baghel said, “There may be a meeting with Rahul Gandhiji today. The Congress government in Chhattisgarh is safe with 3/4th majority, we have 70 MLAs .”  Around 20 party legislators called on AICC in-charge for the state…

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Chhattisgarh: CM summoned to Delhi again

The Congress leadership has again summoned Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for discussions a day after he returned to Raipur after a marathon session with Rahul Gandhi on the power tussle with Health Minister TS Singh Deo. New Delhi, India, August 27 : Amid reports of a continuing rift in Congress in Chhattisgarh and Punjab, senior leader P Chidambaram has said that there is no rebellion in the party and went on to describe the ongoing ‘crisis’ as an internal matter. He exuded confidence that leadership’s intervention will put all the speculations to rest. “There is no rebellion in Chhattisgarh & Punjab. These are internal matters which are discussed within the party. Did you describe the Karnataka change of guard as a rebellion?” he said. Meanwhile, the Congress leadership has again summoned Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel for discussions a day after he returned…

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Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over ‘anti-agriculture laws’

New Delhi [India]: Amid the ongoing farmers’ protest, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday termed the new farm laws as “anti-agriculture laws” and accused the Centre of promoting capitalism, demanding the withdrawal of the laws.“Will not let the fields become sand, will not let them gift it to their friends. Withdraw the anti-agriculture laws! #FarmersProtest,” said the Congress MP in a tweet today. Earlier, the Wayanad MP had attacked the Centre on several occasions for passing the new agri laws accusing the central government of “designing them to destroy the agriculture business” and “hand it over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s friends”.While addressing an event in Wayanad in February this year, he had said, “The entire world can see the difficulty faced by Indian farmers, but the government in Delhi is unable to understand the pain of the farmers. We have pop stars who…

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Rising COVID-19 numbers worrying, govt busy with sales: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at the Central Government amid the rising cases of COVID-19 and alleged that it is busy with sales. New Delhi [India], August 26 : “Rising #COVID numbers are worrying. Vaccination must pick up the pace to avoid serious outcomes in the next wave. Please take care of yourselves because the Government of India is busy with sales,” the Wayanad MP tweeted. Earlier on Tuesday, the Congress leader termed the Centre’s National Monetisation Pipeline as a “huge tragedy” saying that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government had mishandled the economy and the move was aimed at creating monopolies in certain sectors. Meanwhile, Union Health Ministry informed that 46,164 fresh COVID-19 cases and 607 fatalities were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours.As of today, as per the health ministry, the total cases in the…

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Rakshabandhan: Rahul Gandhi says Priyanka holds special place in his life

Wishing younger sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Rakshabandhan, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that she holds a special place in his life. New Delhi [India], August 22 : Further, he said that they (Rahul and Priyanka) are both friends and protectors of each other. Taking to Facebook, the Congress leader wished everyone a happy Rakshabandhan while sharing a picture with sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. “There is a special place in my life for my sister’s affection and support. We are each other’s friends and protectors. Best wishes to all of you on the occasion of Rakshabandhan today,” he posted in Hindi. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also extended wishes to all on the occasion and shared a picture Rahul Gandhi writing that she hopes that every brother and sister would look out for each other, and share love and laughs as she does with…

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Onam: pluralistic spirit of Kerala

New Delhi [India], August 21 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday extended his greetings to people on the occasion of Onam and said it represents the pluralistic spirit of Kerala.“Onam celebrates the spirit of equality and unity. It represents the pluralistic spirit of Kerala. I’m glad to have experienced this joy up-close and personal. Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Onam,” Wayanad MP wrote in a Facebook post. He also shared a video message to wish Malayalees on the occasion of Thiruvonam.“To every single Malayalees those in Kerala, those in rest of India and those outside India, I would like to wish you a happy Thiruvonam. It is a very important festival for you. It is a day of happiness, joy and of introspection and I would like to thank you for allowing me to be part of this. I also have…

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Facebook, Instagram remove Rahul Gandhi’s post

Social media sites Instagram and Facebook have removed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s post that revealed the identity of the parents of a minor girl who was raped and murdered in Delhi, official sources revealed on Friday. New Delhi [India], August 20 : “Instagram and Facebook removed Rahul Gandhi’s post that revealed identity of the parents of a minor victim,” sources told. Earlier on Tuesday, Facebook had issued a notice to the Congress leader in a complaint regarding a video posted on Instagram which disclosed the identity of the victim.As per the notice, the posting of video was regarded as “unlawful” under section 74 of Juvenile Justice Act 2015, section 23 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and section 288A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).This comes after National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had asked Facebook to come…

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Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his 77th birth anniversary

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday paid tribute to his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 77th birth anniversary at Veer Bhumi in the national capital.“A secular India alone is an India that can survive. Remembering Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary,” Rahul Gandhi wrote in a Facebook post. Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of India when he assumed office in October 1984. He served as the Prime Minister of India till December 2, 1989.In May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.The Congress observes the day as ‘Sadbhavna Divas’.

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Rahul Gandhi inaugurates farmers’ day program, felicitates Class 12 students in Kerala

Wayanad (Kerala) [India]: Some of the highlights of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Kerala were that he inaugurated the Karassery Panchayat Farmers’ Day Program, felicitated farmers at Karassery Bank Auditorium and got sweets from a nurse who worked at the hospital where he was born. Gandhi is on a visit to his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala. Here, he visited Kozhikode, Malappuram and Kalpetta. At 11:15 AM today, the Congress leader inaugurated the Karassery Panchayat Farmers’ Day Program and felicitated farmers at Karassery Bank Auditorium, North Karassey, Thiruvambady of Kozhikode district. After this, Wayanad MP headed towards Malappuram district. On his way, (as per a video shared on the Twitter handle of Kerala Congress), an elderly woman was seen calling Gandhi ‘her son’ and giving him a packet of sweets while showing her affection for the Wayanad MP. “The wholesome love and…

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Facebook issues notice to Rahul Gandhi, asks him to remove post ‘expeditiously’

New Delhi [India]: Facebook issued a notice to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, in a complaint regarding a video posted on Instagram where the identity of the parents of a minor victim had been disclosed.The notice accessed by ANI reads, “According to National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)’s August 10, 2021 notice post you (Rahul Gandhi) uploaded through your Instagram account. It is unlawful under section 74 of Juvenile Justice Act 2015, section 23 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and section 288A of the Indian penal code (IPC) in accordance with NCPCR as notice you are requested to remove this post expeditiously.” Facebook has sought exemption from appearing in person which NCPCR has granted, but the apex child rights body will issue an order on this.Priyank Kanoongo, chairperson of NCPCR said, “Facebook has given us a…

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Demonetization, GST, farm laws weaken Indian economy, says Rahul Gandhi

Kozhikode (Kerala) [India], August 17 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the Centre over demonetisation, GST, and farm laws saying that they are designed to weaken the informal structure of the Indian economy.The Congress leader was speaking at the inauguration of Karassery Panchayat and felicitation of farmers at Karassery Bank Auditorium in Kerala’s Thiruvambady. “Demonetisation, GST and now the farm laws are designed to weaken the informal structure of the Indian economy. A consequence of these actions will be that India will simply not be able to give employment to its youth,” said Rahul Gandhi in his address.He said that farmers intelligence, resourcefulness, spirit require a level playing field but they do not have that.“Agriculture is an intrinsic part of our history, culture and heritage. I believe in farmers and in their capacity to innovate and I believe in their intelligence. But…

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Rahul inaugurates water project

Wayanad (Kerala) [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi inaugurated a drinking water project in his Wayanad parliamentary constituency on Monday.He inaugurated the drinking water project at Ponkuzhi Kattunaika Colony, Ponkuzhi. He said that families which were struggling to get drinking water will benefit from the project.“Right to drinking water is the basic fundamental right. This initiative is a step towards fulfilling the dream of getting fresh water to every family in my constituency. I understand how difficult it must have been for these families, particularly the mothers and sisters of these families. I hope to reduce the burden on your shoulders your struggle to get drinking water,” he said.

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Rahul unveils Mahatma’s statue

Wayanad (Kerala) [India], August 16 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday unveiled Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at Gandhi Park in Mananthavady in Kerala’s Wayanad district.While speaking at the event, the Wayanad MP stated that whatever Mahatma Gandhi said, he put it into action. “The powerful thing about Mahatma Gandhi was that whatever he said, he put into action. So, if he said India should be a tolerant country then he behaved in a tolerant way. If he said India should treat its women with respect, he treated women with respect,” Rahul Gandhi said.“If Gandhi ji said that India is a secular country, he himself behaved in a secular manner. He had the Gita, the Quran, the bible, and the Guru Granth Sahib as his guide,” the Congress leader said.“Today we have many people who say they want a country that is fair and then…

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Congress leader Sushmita Dev has resigned from congress, may join Mamata’s TMC

Congress women’s wing president and former MP Sushmita Dev has resigned from the party. Dev sent her resignation letter to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi. New Delhi, India, August 16 : Congress women’s wing president and former MP Sushmita Dev has resigned from the party. Dev sent her resignation letter to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi. She has also changed her Twitter bio to “Former Member” of the party. “Please treat this letter as my resignation from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress. I cherish my three-decade-long association with the Indian National Congress. May I take this opportunity to thank the party, all its leaders, members and workers who have been a part of my memorable experience,” she said in her resignation letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi. “Madam, I thank you, personally, for your guidance and the opportunities you gave me. I…

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad from August 16-18

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be on a 3-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Wayanad in Kerala, from August 16 to August 18, informed the party on Sunday. On August 16, he will unveil Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at Gandhi Park in Mananthavady, followed by the inauguration of two drinking water projects, one at Koovalathod Colony in Padinjarathara and another at Kattunaika Colony in Ponkuzhi. After inaugurating those, he will also inaugurate a Dental Unit at the Family Health Centre (FHC) in Noolpuzha. On August 17, the Congress leader will meet the District Collector of Kalpetta, followed by the inauguration of the Karassery Panchayat Farmers’ Day Program where he will felicitate farmers at Karassery Bank Auditorium, North Karassey, Thiruvambady. Thereafter, he will have lunch with residents of Gandhi Bhavan Sneharamam old age home at Wandoor in Malappuram.

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‘Satyamev Jayate’, tweets Congress after Twitter unlocks Rahul Gandhi’s account

Rahul Gandhi on Friday released a video statement slamming Twitter for blocking his account and alleged that the social media platform was taking sides in the politics of the country. New Delhi [India], August 14 : Social media platform Twitter on Saturday unlocked the accounts of the Congress, party former president Rahul Gandhi and several others after temporarily blocking it for violating their policy. After the party’s account was unlocked, the Congress said: “Satyamev Jayate.” According to sources, Twitter has unlocked the accounts but have withheld the old tweets. The micro-blogging platform had blocked the accounts for violating policies. Congress has alleged that it was being done on the behest of the government. Last week, the former Congress president, had met the family of a minor girl in Delhi who was allegedly raped and killed. Later, he posted a picture of his meeting with…

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NCPCR demands action against Instagram profile of Rahul Gandhi

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Saturday asked Facebook to come up with the action report on the video posted by Rahul Gandhi on his Instagram profile, revealing the identity of a ‘minor girl victim’s family. New Delhi [India], August 14 : In a letter to Facebook, NCPCR in pursuance of the functions and powers under Section 13 and 14 of the CPCR Act called Facebook to appear in person through video conferencing in this matter along with the details of the action taken in this matter on August 17. The Child Right’s body was asked to take ‘appropriate action’ against his profile for violating the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.Earlier, Twitter suspended the accounts of the Congress party, and several of its leaders, including Rahul Gandhi for violating the rules of the microblogging site, after Gandhi…

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NCPCR asks Facebook to remove Rahul Gandhi’s post on victim’s familyidentity of rape

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Thursday asked Facebook to remove a video posted on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Instagram profile, revealing identify of a ‘minor girl victim’s family. New Delhi [India], August 13 : In a letter to Facebook, the Child Right’s body asked to take ‘appropriate action’ against his profile for violating the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. Earlier, Twitter suspended the accounts of the Congress party, and several of its leaders, including Rahul Gandhi for violating the rules of the microblogging site, after Gandhi tweeted a picture of the victim’s family.Earlier today, Rahul Gandhi alleged that the microblogging site is a “biased platform” and follows the government’s directions.In a video statement, the Congress leader questioned if India would let a company define the politics of the country.“A company is making its business to define…

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Twitter ‘biased platform’, follows what govt’s says: Rahul Gandhi

Days after Twitter blocked his account and several other party leaders, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the microblogging site is a “biased platform” and follows the government’s directions. New Delhi [India], August 13 : In a video statement, the Congress leader questioned if India would let a company define the politics of the country. “A company is making its business to define our politics and as a politician, I don’t like that. This is an attack on the democratic structure of the country. This is not an attack on Rahul Gandhi, this is not simply shutting Rahul Gandhi down,” the Member of Parliament from Kerala’s Wayanad said.Gandhi claimed that taking sides in a political context will have repercussions for Twitter, as it will breach the idea that the microblogging site is a neutral platform.“I have 19-20 million followers, and you are…

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“Opposition’s aggression justified”

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India]: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said that the “aggression” by the Opposition parties in the Monsoon session of Parliament was just because the ruling BJP did not allow any discussion over the issues like Pegasus.Briefing media persons, Owaisi said, “It becomes very tough when the parliament does not work in the way it should work. Being an MP, it feels like we are unable to expose the mistakes of the government, despite having the responsibility to expose and bring in front of the government their mistakes. The government itself is happy when the Parliament does not work in the way it should work.” He alleged that instead of conducting a debate over the issue, the Centre, using its majoritarian power in the House had only ensured that the government bills are passed.“The aggression of the Opposition in this Parliamentary Session…

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Manhandling of Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha nothing short of murder of democracy, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged Members of Parliament (MPs) from Opposition parties were manhandled and beaten inside Rajya Sabha for the first time in history.Speaking at Jantar Mantar during a protest by the Opposition over the demand to repeal the three farm laws, the Congress leader said the incident was “nothing short of murder of democracy”. “They don’t let us talk in Parliament. Yesterday, for the first time in the history of our country, members of the Rajya Sabha were manhandled and physically beaten. This was nothing short of murder of democracy,” said the Wayanad MP.He further alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committing atrocities on farmers. “He (PM Modi) is snatching things from farmers what is rightfully theirs. He calls farmers anti-national and Khalistanis,” he added.Earlier speaking at Vijay Chowk during the protest march, the Congress leader…

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Centre slams Oppn over ruckus in RS

The Centre on Thursday lashed out at the Opposition parties for protesting on road in the national capital and alleged that ‘anarchy’ has always been the Opposition’s agenda. New Delhi [India], August 12 : Taking a jibe at the protest march conducted by the Opposition leaders today from the Parliament to the Vijay Chowk, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that the opposition must apologise to the nation instead of shedding crocodile tears. “People wait for their issues to be raised in Parliament. Anarchy remained the Opposition’s agenda. They did not care about people and taxpayers’ money. What happened was condemnable. Instead of shedding crocodile tears, they must apologise to the nation,” Thakur said while addressing a press conference here.Slamming the Opposition MPs, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said, “The day before yesterday, some MPs climbed on top of the tables (in Parliament). They were feeling…

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Opposition not allowed to speak in Parliament, their voice crushed: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed the Central government alleging that the Opposition was not allowed to speak in the Parliament during the recently-concluded monsoon session and termed it as “murder of democracy”. New Delhi [India], August 12 : He said the voice of 60 per cent of the people in the country was “crushed and humiliated”. Speaking to reporters at the Vijay Chowk during a protest by the Opposition over the demand to repeal the three farm laws, the Wayanad MP said, “Today, we had to come out here to speak to you (media) as we (Opposition) are not allowed to speak in the Parliament. This is the murder of democracy.”“The Parliament session is over. As far as 60 per cent of the country is concerned there has been no Parliament session. The voice of 60 per cent of the country has…

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Protest in front of Gandhi Statue

New Delhi [India]: The MPs of Opposition parties will hold a protest against the alleged manhandling of women members in Rajya Sabha in front of the Mahatma Gandhi Statue at Parliament today.Before the protest, the floor leaders of Opposition parties in both the Houses will hold a meeting in the Chamber of Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha at 10 am to discuss the incidents that happened in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Opposition members in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday slammed the government over the incidents in the House when a bill related to insurance businesses was taken up for passage with NCP leader Sharad Pawar alleging that “women MPs were attacked” and “more than 40 men and women were brought into the house from outside to control the MPs”.Pawar termed the incidents as “painful” and an “attack on democracy” and said he has never seen…

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‘We demand restoration of full statehood to J&K’, says Rahul Gandhi while addressing party workers in Srinagar

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while addressing the party workers in Srinagar on Tuesday, said that we demand the restoration of full statehood for Jammu and Kashmir and revival of the democratic process of elections here.Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day tour to the Union Territory and was in Srinagar to inaugurate the new party office there. “My family used to live in Allahabad and before that, they used to live here. I have not been here much but I understand you a little bit. I have a bit of Kashmiriyat inside me as well,” said Gandhi. He further stated that the strength of the J-K people is brotherhood and their way of living and that anybody spreading hatred will never be accepted by the people here.“Ghulam Nabi Azad ji asked me to raise the issue of Kashmir in Parliament.…

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Rahul Gandhi visits Kheer Bhawani temple in J&K’s Ganderbal

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday offered prayers at the famous Ragnya Devi temple popularly known as Kheer Bhawani temple in Ganderbal. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, August 10: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, offered prayers at the famous Ragnya Devi temple popularly known as Kheer Bhawani temple in Ganderbal district today morning.  He reached the temple nestled among mighty chinars in the Tullamulla area of the central Kashmir district early in the morning. He was accompanied by the party’s general secretary organization K C Venugopal. “This was a private visit. Rahul ji wanted to pay obeisance at the temple,” a Congress leader told PTI. Scores of party leaders and supporters were waiting outside the shrine complex to welcome the former Congress president. Rahul is also scheduled to visit the Dargah Hazratbal shrine on the banks…

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Rahul Gandhi on two-day Jammu and Kashmir visit

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to Srinagar from today during which he will inaugurate the party’s Jammu and Kashmir headquarters and meet Congress workers. New Delhi, India, August 9 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to Srinagar from today during which he will inaugurate the party’s Jammu and Kashmir headquarters and meet Congress workers.  Rahul, who will reach Srinagar in the afternoon, will attend the wedding of the son of J&K Congress chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir in the evening. On August 10, he will inaugurate the headquarters of the J&K unit of the Congress and address a meeting of party workers and leaders in the Union Territory. Ahead of the Congress’ office inauguration, Rahul will visit Kheer Bhavani temple. The temple is located in Ganderbal, an hour away from Srinagar. Rahul is also likely…

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‘PM CARES Fund is a black hole’

New Delhi [India], August 8 (ANI): Slamming the PM CARES Fund, Congress on Sunday raised questions regarding its legality and called it a “black hole of lies and corruption”.Citing a media report about a petition in the Supreme Court that challenged the legality of the PM CARES Fund, the official account of Congress tweeted “The “PM CARES Fund” is black hole of lies, public funds and corruption.” Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) is a public charitable trust being registered under the Registration Act, 1908 at New Delhi, on March 27, 2020.The said national fund has been set up with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation such as the one posed by COVID- 19 pandemic and to provide relief to the affected citizenry, Sheela further said in her petition filed…

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Employment of youth stolen, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “not fulfilling his promise on employment.”“PM Modi doesn’t speak a word on employment. 12 crore youth did not get jobs in the last 7 years, as was promised by him,” said Rahul said. “The Opposition in House is standing with placards, but the only thing visible on Lok Sabha TV is BJP MPs talking. The truth of the House is hidden,” he added further.Talking about Pegasus, the Congress leader said, “I was told in the Parliament that the Pegasus issue is a minor one, why is the Congress and the Opposition stuck on it.”“A mobile phone is a simple tool which we use to communicate and to talk of truth and facts, but the government is using the spyware to reach you and to silence the voice of truth. The government…

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Srinagar on Aug 9, meet leaders

New Delhi [India], August 5 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Srinagar on August 9 and will meet party leaders and workers there, said sources on Wednesday.This will be his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370. The Congress leader will also attend the wedding reception of Jammu and Kashmir party unit president Ghulam Ahmed Mir’s son.The sources said the Congress leaders may also visit Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu on August 8 but it is yet to be finalised and will meet party leaders and other people in Jammu as well.He may also visit Kheer Bhawani and Hazratbal in Srinagar, said sources while adding that this is not finalised yet.The Centre had abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories in August 2019.

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Rahul Gandhi will be visiting J&K for the first time since abrogation of Article 370

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Srinagar on August 9 and will meet party leaders and workers there, said sources on Wednesday.This will be his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370. The Congress leader will also attend the wedding reception of Jammu and Kashmir party unit president Ghulam Ahmed Mir’s son.The sources said the Congress leaders may also visit Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu on August 8 but it is yet to be finalised and will meet party leaders and other people in Jammu as well.He may also visit Kheer Bhawani and Hazratbal in Srinagar, said sources while adding that this is not finalised yet.The Centre had abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories in August 2019.

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