Priyanka Gandhi

  • Rahul visits Amethi, thanks people for support in elections 6 days ago

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited villages in his parliamentary constituency and thanked people for their support in the recent Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi went to villages where Congress got the highest number of votes in a Block. Arriving from Lucknow by road, he drove to Babupur Sarraiya village in...
  • Crisis within Congress deepens, leaders believe Rahul a liability July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The crisis within the Congress is deepening with each passing day and leaders have turned rebels questioning party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's style of working. According to sources, senior party leaders have blamed Rahul for Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha polls wherein the party was reduced to...
  • Congress leaders hit out at Rahul, say Priyanka can match Amit Shah: Sources July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: There is anger and dissent simmering against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the party. Congress leaders have criticised Rahul Gandhi for his inaccessibility. Rahul is being blamed for his coterie style of working, say sources. According to the sources, many Congress leaders have proposed that only Priyanka Gandhi...
  • Appoint Priyanka Gandhi as head of panel to review LS poll debacle: Congress leader Aslam Sher Khan June 23, 2014

    Senior Congress leader and hockey Olympian, Aslam Sher Khan on Monday said that Priyanka Gandhi should be appointed as the head of the committee set up by the party to review its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. "Priyanka Gandhi had looked after the elections campaign in the Rae Bareli and...
  • Saddened by election results, says Sonia Gandhi during Rae Bareli visit June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On her first ever visit to Lok Sabha constituency Rae Bareli after the elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said that she was saddened by the public's mandate. She, however, added that she would continue to lead from the front despite the party's deafening defeat in the elections. Speaking...
  • Modi brings with him an autocratic style of functioning: Mani Shankar Aiyar June 14, 2014

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has once again slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling his style of functioning 'autocratic'. "Modi brings with him an autocratic style of functioning from Gujarat," he said. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the Congress leader also said that if Priyanka Gandhi decides to enter politics,...
  • Priyanka and Rahul together can lift the Congress, says KV Thomas June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party is still reeling under its worst ever electoral drubbing. While it has authorised Congress President Sonia Gandhi to make large scale changes there is a lot of uncertainty about the future. Many have spoken out against Rahul Gandhi's leadership. Kerala Congress leader TH Mustafa was...
  • We see Indira in Priyanka, Modi a dictator: Congress's KV Thomas June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The demands for inducting Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi's daughter grew louder on Friday with party MP KV Thomas saying that she is a reflection of Indira Gandhi. "We see Indira Gandhi in Priyanka. She should work with Rahul to lift the party," Thomas said. Like many...
  • Centre will not scale down Priyanka, Robert Vadra's security: MoS Home June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has decided not to scale down the security of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra. Minister of State Home Kiren Rijiju says matters of security should not be politicised and all concerned agencies will review and decide who needs security. Rijiju told CNN-IBN that any...
  • Rahul failed to connect with the people, says Kerala Home Minister June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha elections, more voices of dissent are growing within the party and questions are being raised about party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi's way of functioning. Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has joined the critics and lambasted Rahul for his single minded focus...
  • Mrs Vadra has taught us the somersault of convenience: BJP May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi wrote to the SPG director asking for withdrawal of special treatment given to her children, Robert Vadra and herself at airports, the Bharatiya Janata Party now hit out at her. The BJP said that she has taught everyone...
  • SPG security an embarrassment for my husband: Priyanka Gandhi May 31, 2014

    A day after Civil Aviation Minister A Gajapathi Raju hinted at security privileges being withdrawn, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi, in her letter to the SPG director, said that the family never asked for it. She said that the security cover was a reason for embarrassment for her...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey May 30, 2014

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  • Priyanka writes to SPG director, asks for withdrawal of airport privileges May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the debate over special security given to Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra, the Gandhi scion has written to the Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG) asking for withdrawal of special treatment given to her kids, her husband Robert Vadra and herself at airports. Priyanka in...
  • Congress leader questions Raju's remark on Vadra, says MHA does review May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's security privileges are now under government scanner. The Central government has said it will review the exemption from security checks granted to Robert Vadra at airports in the country. Senior party leader Sandeep Dikshit hit out at Civil Aviation Minister...
  • Congress suspends TH Mustafa for anti-Rahul remarks May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday suspended its senior leader TH Mustafa for his anti-Rahul Gandhi statements. The Congress, however, defended its decision to suspend Mustafa saying it welcomes criticism within the party, but the kind of language the senior leader had used was pathetic. "Everyone has the right to say...
  • Kerala: Congress leader calls Rahul 'joker', demands his ouster May 28, 2014

    Kochi: Blaming Rahul Gandhi for the party's electoral reverses in the Lok Sabha election, a senior leader in Kerala on Wednesday termed the Congress vice president a 'joker' and demanded he be removed from his posts if he does not step down voluntarily. TH Mustafa, a former minister, also demanded Rahul's...
  • Clamour grows within Congress to bring Priyanka into active politics May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite the voices of dissent within the Congress, the party elected Sonia Gandhi as its Chairperson in its crucial Parliamentary Party meet held on Saturday. But the image of the recent drubbing was obvious from the empty benches at the meet. Though the election of Sonia was taken unanimously,...
  • Congress leaders repose faith in Sonia, Rahul's leadership May 24, 2014

    Amid strong voices to bring Priyanka Gandhi to the forefront of politics, senior leaders A K Antony and Kamal Nath on Saturday reposed faith in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi at the helm of the party. "They are our topmost leaders. They will remain as our leaders. They...
  • Priyanka Gandhi should be brought into active politics: Amarinder Singh May 24, 2014

    Congress MP Captaoin Amarinder Singh is of the opinion that Priyanka Gandhi should be brought into active politics. ...
  • Voices in favour of Priyanka grow stronger in Congress May 23, 2014

    Against the backdrop of debacle in Lok Sabha polls, voices for bringing Priyanka Gandhi to the forefront if politics grew stronger within the Congress party with at least two leaders on Friday saying she is a "big fighter" and has the "natural ability" to connect with people. Outgoing Food Minister K...
  • Amethi: Rahul, Priyanka visit village hit by fire tragedy May 21, 2014

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka made a visit to his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The brother-sister duo visited a village where 65 houses were gutted in a major fire. The visit is significant as Rahul has been accused of ignoring his constituency. Rahul...
  • Priyanka admits to having multiple DINs, offers to pay fine May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who has been in the forefront of attack on the Nehru-Gandhi family has revealed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has admitted that she has made multiple Director Identification Numbers applications (DIN). The Corporate law makes it illegal to have multiple...
  • Unintentionally hilarious Congress poster in UP appeals to 'maiyya' Sonia Gandhi to allow Priyanka to campaign, quotes 'Agneepath' May 19, 2014

    Congress party workers have put up this poster urging UPA chairman Sonia Gandhi to induct Priyanka Gandhi into party leadership in Allahabad. The bizarre reference to Sonia as 'maiyya' (mother) is nothing compared to the quote from Amitabh Bachchan's cult film Agneepath (1990). The poster is an appeal to Sonia...
  • Priyanka Gandhi's 'neech rajniti' cases to be heard in Patna today May 19, 2014

    Patna: Two Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on May 7 had filed separate cases against Priyanka Gandhi for her "neech rajniti (low level of politics) barb against BJP's PM pick Narendra Modi during election campaign. Both the cases will be heard on May 19 in Bihar. Bihar BJP's General...
  • Rahul accepts defeat with a smile on his face, what next for him? May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With a smile on his face and trying to put up a brave face following the massive debacle that Congress received at the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi faced the flashes of the cameras on Friday when he...
  • Attacks, counter attacks rise in final phase of Lok Sabha election campaign May 10, 2014

    The 5-week long Lok Sabha election has been marred by a series of attacks and counter attacks by leaders from political parties across the spectrum. The electorate was made a witness to a never before heard vocabulary through the 9 phases of the Lok Sabha elections. While every leader has...
  • Cases against Priyanka Gandhi to be heard on May 19 May 8, 2014

    The two cases filed against Priyanka Gandhi for her 'neech rajniti' barb at Narendra Modi were taken up on Thursday and posted for hearing on May 19. In the case filed by Bihar BJP General Secretary Surajnandan Mehta, his lawyer Shambhu Prasad told the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (Patna) Rama...
  • News 360: EC says no to Modi rally in Varanasi, BJP calls for protest May 7, 2014

    Soon after the Election Commission denied permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold a rally in Varanasi, the party lashed out at the Returning Officer in Varanasi for his biased behaviour. ...
  • LS polls: Narendra Modi practising 'petty politics', says Congress May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming Narendra Modi, Congress on Wednesday accused him of practising "low, petty politics" and said he was "exploiting" the 'neech rajniti' remarks of Priyanka Gandhi by distorting its interpretation. Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor said that Priyanka had not made any reference to caste or the origin of Modi...