Gandhi Family

  • Gopinath Munde rubbishes talk of Praful Patel joining BJP May 11, 2014

    Shirdi: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Sunday dismissed speculation that Union Minister and NCP stalwart Praful Patel was on his way to the saffron party. Talking to reporters here, Munde said there was "no place" for Patel in BJP. He alleged that NCP chief (Sharad Pawar) was behind these...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Are Gandhis losing control of their family bastion? May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. Addressing an election rally in Amethi's Gauriganj for BJP candidate Smriti Irani, Modi challenged the Gandhi family to name the...
  • News 360: Modi attacks Rahul, calls Amethi the worst constituency in UP May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • Best of Open Mike: Is the Gandhi family brand in decline? May 5, 2014

    Out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, one the most keenly watched will be the Amethi constituency and is the stronghold of the Gandhi family. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Amethi where two-time MP and Congress...
  • A Billion Votes: Narendra Modi campaigns Smriti Irani in Amethi May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • LS polls: Kejriwal hits out at Gandhi siblings, says no dev in Amethi May 2, 2014

    Contesting Priyanka Gandhi's claim that her brother Rahul had done a lot of development in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal today said she was unaware that the Congress Vice President had failed to spend the MPLAD fund in the area. Addressing an election rally in support of...
  • Unlike Gandhis, Badal family has been elected by people: Harsimrat Kaur April 30, 2014

    Harsimrat Kaur Badal who is sitting SAD MP from Bhatinda said that the Badal family is large family and they have all been elected by the people. ...
  • Only Gandhi family grew strong in 60 years, says Narendra Modi April 23, 2014

    Kalol: A day after Priyanka Gandhi vowed to emerge stronger fighting the continued 'political' attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at the Congress scion saying that her "family has been going strong" for the last 60 years and now...
  • Open Mike: Is the Gandhi family brand in decline? April 16, 2014

    Out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, one the most keenly watched will be the Amethi constituency and is the stronghold of the Gandhi family. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Amethi where two-time MP and Congress...
  • Does the Gandhi family brand name still have political appeal? April 15, 2014

    In battle ground Uttar Pradesh, there has been a war of words between estranged cousins Varun and Priyanka Gandhi. As BJP MP Varun Gandhi was being showered with flowers on way to his nomination in Sultanpur, 50 kms away in Amethi cousin Priyanka was hurling brick bats at him. ...
  • Does MHA's changed stance on Italian marines indicate a deal in AgustaWestland? February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Home Ministry taking a U-turn and revising its sanction of trying the Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen under a law which has death penalty to a maximum 10 years imprisonment, speculations are rife of a possible deal with Italy against the backdrop of latest...
  • AgustaWestland: A repeat of Bofors scam, says Yashwant Sinha February 3, 2014

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday reiterated his party's stand to take up the latest revelations in AgustaWestland chopper deal that points finger at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her close aides in Parliament. Sinha compared the AgustaWestland deal with Bofors scam, saying, "After deal was done, the...
  • Will Priyanka Gandhi be able to stop the Narendra Modi wave? October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: There have been reports that Priyanka Gandhi is likely to adorn a greater role in the party for the general elections by actively campaigning not just in Uttar Pradesh, but in other states too. Out in the streets there has been mixed response on Priyanka's new role. CNN-IBN...
  • FTN: Indian media steers clear of reporting on the Gandhi family? October 9, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Rare glimpses of the Gandhi family giving those very rare interviews to the press, the Gandhis almost never speak. In the wake of the allegations against him Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra today deleted his Facebook account after a controversial posting about India being a banana republic with...
  • FTN: Does the Indian media steer clear of reporting on the Gandhi family? October 8, 2012

    There are rare glimpses of the Gandhi family giving those very rare interviews to the media, the Gandhis almost never speak. ...
  • BSY praises Gandhi family, ridicules Gadkari September 28, 2012

    Bangalore: Cocking a snook at the Bharatiya Janata Party top brass, sulking former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday praised Congress leadership, including Sonia Gandhi's, asserting he would not hesitate to leave the party if his honour was at stake. "Everything was all right in the party when Atal Bihari...
  • 'Narasimha Rao was against Sonia as Cong chief' July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Why should the Congress party be hitched to the Nehru-Gandhi family like train compartments to the engine was how the late PV Narasimha Rao reacted to the suggestion that Sonia Gandhi be made the Congress chief after the assassination of her husband Rajiv Gandhi in May, 1991. This has...
  • Remove Gandhi, Nehru cartoons: NCERT panel July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Government-appointed committee looking into the controversy surrounding political caricatures in the school textbooks has submitted its recommendations. The NCERT panel said that cartoons with negative references to politicians and bureaucrats should be removed from the textbooks. It found that current textbooks carry too many cartoons of the Nehru-Gandhi...
  • Battle for the states: Is UP heading for a fractured verdict? February 16, 2012

    The incident-free third phase of the seven-part elections in the state will decide the fate of three cabinet ministers....
  • UP polls: 3rd phase records around 56 pc turnout February 15, 2012

    Lucknow: Around 56 per cent of the 1.75-strong electorate on Wednesday exercised its franchise for 56 seats in the third phase of the UP assembly polls in which Mayawati's ruling BSP is facing a strong challenge from Congress, SP and BJP. The incident-free third phase of the seven-part elections in the...
  • 'Dynasty rooted in Indian political tradition' February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: He grew up in a family that aligned its destiny with the turbulent politics of post-independence India and fell apart for it. London-based biographer-historian Zareer Masani, who courted controversy with a biography of Indira Gandhi, feels dynasty is deeply rooted in the Indian political tradition. But Masani, the son...
  • Prabhakaran's death brings closure to the Gandhis May 19, 2009

    New Delhi: It's an uncanny coincidence. Forty-eight hours before Rajiv Gandhi's 18th death anniversary, the man who plotted his assassination met his own bloody end. On May 21 1991, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was in Sriperembidur to address an election rally. As he got off his car to climb...
  • Dynastic record: 4 Gandhis in Lok Sabha this year May 18, 2009

    New Delhi: It's a record of sorts for the country's illustrious Gandhi family. Four of its members, for the first time, will be simultaneously occupying seats in the Lok Sabha, though in rival camps. For the first time in Parliament, four Gandhis will be sworn-in together – Congress President...
  • Varun has tarnished Gandhi surname: Singhvi April 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Speaking in reaction to a statement by BJP leader Varun Gandhi, who on Sunday said that he should be known by his work rather than his Gandhi tag, Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Varun has tarnished the Gandhi surname. “It stands in stark contrast to the actions,...
  • Family factor: Priyanka smiles for Amethi March 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The thousand watt smile is back in Amethi. An indicator that elections are back again, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the only non political member of India’s first political family has decided to continue being the same way that is no to contesting elections. "I am here only for the...
  • Arjun ends row, bows before Cong's first family May 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh has buried his mild dissent against the Nehru-Gandhi family and reaffirmed that he is their loyalist. Singh, while speaking at a function to release a book on his public life, had questioned Congress’ commitment to inner democracy and to “loyalty”. “The yardstick for measuring...