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Government treating farmers badly, complains Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the central government of adopting “double standards” and taking decisions as if “farmers are inferior to the rich”.Raising the issue of farmer suicides in the Lok Sabha, Gandhi said that farmers were suffering throughout the country. He expressed unhappiness over the Union Budget 2019-20 for not taking “concrete”

Will fight 10 times more than in past five years: Rahul

A day after he quit as Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday vowed to continue fighting “10 times more” than what he did in the past years. Speaking to media persons briefly, unmindful of standing in the rain, he said: “I am with the poor and the farmers.” “My fight will continue.I will fight 10

Congress workers protest, want Rahul to be party chief

Hundreds of Congress activists staged a protest at the party headquarters here on Tuesday demanding that Rahul Gandhi should not give up the presidency of the Congress. The protesters included many who have resigned from their party posts in a show of solidarity with Gandhi.Joining the protest were Delhi party leaders Rajesh Lilothia, Shobha Oza

Rahul rejects MPs’ demand to remain party chief

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again rejected a plea by MPs to continue as the party chief, a month after he decided to give up the top post after the Lok Sabha election drubbing. According to party sources, Rahul Gandhi was requested by MPs like Shashi Tharoor and Manish Tewari to remain as the

Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wishes good health and a long life to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his birthday.Modi took to Twitter to convey his wishes to Rahul Gandhi, who turned 49 on Wednesday. “Best wishes to Shri Rahul Gandhi on his birthday. May he be blessed with good health and a long

Congress meets at Sonia’s house to decide parliament strategy

Congress leaders P. Chidambaram, K. Suresh, Anand Sharma, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jairam Ramesh and Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary met at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi residence on Tuesday to discuss the party’s strategy in Parliament during the Budget Session. Party President Rahul Gandhi was also expected to join the meeting that was the first one ahead of the

Defiant Sidhu calls on Rahul, Priyanka

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is at loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and was allocated a new portfolio last week, met party President Rahul Gandhi here. He is yet to assume at the new ministry.”Met the Congress President, handed him my letter, appraised him of the situation!” Sidhu tweeted on Monday. Along

Remained calm and focused despite being questioned for 80 hours: Vadra

Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Tuesday appeared for questioning before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case and said he remained focused and calm despite being questioned for over 80 hours. The case relates to the ownership of 1.9 million pounds of overseas assets and undisclosed entities set up

Rahul lost as SP-BSP votes went to BJP in Amethi

The two-member Congress Committee probing the reasons behind the defeat of their President Rahul Gandhi in his family borough Amethi, has been told that the non-cooperation of the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party units was responsible for the defeat.Congress Secretaries Zubair Khan and K.L. Sharma, who are UPA chaiperson Sonia Gandhi’s representatives in Rae

HC issues notice to Vadra on ED plea to cancel bail

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, to file a reply on the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) plea seeking to cancel his bail in a money laundering case.Justice Chander Shekhar issued a notice to Vadra and his close associate Manoj Arora listing the matter for July 17.The

Tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on 28th death anniversary

Tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on 28th death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi were among several political leaders on Tuesday who paid homage to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary. Rajiv Gandhi’s wife Sonia and his two children, Rahul and Priyanka, who is also the Congress General Secretary, paid tributes at

Pitroda must apologise for anti-Sikh riots remark: Rahul

Pitroda must apologise for anti-Sikh riots remark: Rahul

Congress leader Sam Pitroda, who had courted controversy for his remark in connection with the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, should be ashamed and must apologise to the nation, party President Rahul Gandhi said on Monday. “Sam Pitroda’s comment is wrong. For this, he should feel ashamed. He has to apologise to the country,” he said

Voting begins for 14 Lok Sabha seats in UP

Voting begins for 14 Lok Sabha seats in UP

Voting began on Monday for 14 parliamentary constituencies of Uttar Pradesh, including the high-profile Amethi, Rae Bareli and Lucknow seats, at 7 a.m., said an official.The 14 seats are Lucknow, Amethi, Rae Bareli, Sitapur, Mohanlalganj, Banda, Fatehpur, Kaushambi, Barabanki, Faizabad, Bahraich, Kesarganj, Gonda and Dhaurahra.Chief Electoral Officer L. Venkateshwar Loo said that all security arrangements

Rahul pens emotional letter to Amethi people

Rahul pens emotional letter to Amethi people

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has written an emotional letter to the people of Amethi, asking them to vote for him and promising development of the region as soon as Congress forms government at the Center. The letter is addressed to ‘Mera Amethi Parivar’ and says that the BJP has been setting up ‘factory of lies’

Modi, Rahul, Shah urge voters to vote

Modi, Rahul, Shah urge voters to vote

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the people to exercise their electoral right as the second phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway.”I am sure all those whose seats are polling today will strengthen our democracy by exercising their franchise. I hope more youngsters head to the polling booths and vote,” he tweeted. Congress

Rahul got M.Phil without Masters degree: Jaitley

Rahul got M.Phil without Masters degree: Jaitley

Making a scathing attack on the Congress and Rahul Gandhi for questioning Smriti Irani’s educational qualifications, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the party forgot that a public audit of Gandhi’s academic credentials “may leave a lot to be answered” and alleged that the Congress President “got an M.Phil without a Masters degree”.”One day

Double whammy for Navjot Sidhu

Double whammy for Navjot Sidhu

AJAY BHARDWAJ Chandigarh Last time when Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Sidhu was disallowed to take to the stage at the Moga rally presided over by AICC president Rahul Gandhi, Sidhu was quick to realise that he had been cut to size and he quipped within not time that he had been “shown his place”. This

Rahul to contest LS polls also from Wayanad

Rahul to contest LS polls also from Wayanad

In a major decision, the Congress on Sunday announced that party President Rahul Gandhi will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Wayanad in Kerala, apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The announcement was made at a press conference here by senior party leader A.K. Antony and the party’s communications incharge, Randeep Singh Surjewala. The Congress

In Ludhiana, Congress faces threat within party, not opposition

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana: The infighting in Ludhiana Congress and opposition of sitting member Parliament and probable candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu may prove dearer for Congress party. Instead of threat from opposition parties, the Congress is facing criticism from within the party. Former Minister and MLA from Ludhiana north, Rakesh Pandey has openly opposed the

Cong fields sons of Rajastan CM, Jaswant Singh in fresh list of 19 candidates

Jaipur, Mar 29 (PTI) In his electoral debut from his father’s home turf Jodhpur, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot will take on Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Vaibhav Gehlot was named in the Congress list of candidates released Thursday night, after speculation in the state that the CM was keen that he