Amethi

  • 'No vacancy' for leadership role for Priyanka in Congress: Tharoor 19-04-2014 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: With Sonia and Rahul Gandhi at the top, the Congress has "no vacancy" for a leadership role, party leader Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday amidst speculation that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could assume a bigger responsibility in the organisation. "The Congress has a President and a Vice-President, who is...
  • We got to know about corruption because of RTI: Sonia 19-04-2014 06:39 PM

    In a bid to woo the electorate, Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Saturday boasted that Right to Information (RTI) was brought by her party. "It is only because of RTI that we got to know about corruption," she added. The Congress chief gave this statement while addressing a poll rally...
  • Gandhis have emotionally blackmailed people of Amethi: Kumar Vishwas 16-04-2014 11:47 PM

    Calling the Gandhis "magicians", Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday said the family had always "emotionally blackmailed" the people of the constituency. Addressing meetings at several villages in the Amethi assembly segment, including Ghatampur and Tikari, Vishwas said, "Gandhis have always emotionally blackmailed...
  • Open Mike: Is the Gandhi family brand in decline? 16-04-2014 11:06 PM

    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...
  • Smriti Irani files nomination from Amethi 16-04-2014 01:49 PM

    Amethi: Gearing up for a three-cornered fight, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani filed her nomination in Amethi on Wednesday. The actor-turned politician is fighting the election against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas. After filing her nomination, Irani launched an attack at the...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Smriti Irani to file nomination from Amethi today 16-04-2014 10:20 AM

    Amethi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani will file her nomination in Amethi on Wednesday. The actor-turned politician is fighting this election against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas. In conversation with CNN IBN, Smriti Irani dismissed accusations that BJP was unfair in making...
  • Priyanka Gandhi to campaign for Sonia in Raebareli 16-04-2014 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi will campaign for her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli on Wednesday, a day after she campaigned for her brother in Amethi. Priyanka has been made in-charge of Rahul and Sonia's campaigns in the two constituencies. Priyanka has truly stepped up the...
  • Does the Gandhi family brand name still have political appeal? 15-04-2014 10:11 PM

    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. ...
  • BJP's Smriti Irani upbeat, AAP says Amethi is not a Congress-BJP fight 15-04-2014 03:54 PM

    Amethi: Campaigning is heating up in Amethi where a 3-way race between Congress's Rahul Gandhi, BJP's Smriti Irani and AAP's Kumar Vishwas is taking place. In conversation with CNN IBN, Smriti Irani dismissed accusations that BJP was unfair in making her fight against a family has established itself in the...
  • Priyanka, Varun Gandhi caught in a spat, throw jibes at each other 15-04-2014 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: None of the two estranged Gandhi cousins - Varun Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi - is bowing down this election season in the battle of words. Priyanka Gandhi has now hit back at Varun's response to her earlier attack on him. She has told Varun, "It's not a family...
  • Varun Gandhi files his nomination from Sultanpur 15-04-2014 09:40 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi filed his nomination from Sultanpur on Tuesday for the Lok Sabha elections. Varun also held a roadshow before filing his papers. He is up against Congress's Amita Singh in the constituency. Meanwhile, Varun's estranged cousin Priyanka Gandhi will address party workers in...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 14-04-2014 10:39 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Ex-coal secy releases book on Coalgate, wants CBI probe 14-04-2014 08:24 PM

    The former coal secretary, PC Parakh, has now demanded that the Prime Minister's role be probed by the CBI. He claimed that the PM's authority was undermined and he allowed it to happen. In his tell-all book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths', to be released on Tuesday, Parakh...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Priyanka more charismatic than Rahul as a leader? 14-04-2014 07:15 PM

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Monday rubbished news reports that said she wanted to challenge BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi but was stopped by the party high command. However, Priyanka Gandhi told CNN-IBN, "I have always said my focus is on the two seats of Amethi and...
  • Call and campaign for Kejriwal, Vishwas from anywhere in India 14-04-2014 12:14 AM

    New Delhi The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has begun its Citizens Call Campaign in Varanasi and Amethi Lok Sabha constituencies, enabling its volunteers as well as the common man from across the country to canvass for its nominees. A party leader on Sunday said AAP volunteers, as well as the...
  • Smriti Irani hits out at Priyanka, asks if Varun should follow the path of Congress's scams 13-04-2014 09:31 PM

    A day after Priyanka Vadra said that her cousin and BJP leader Varun Gandhi had gone "astray", party nominee from Amethi Smriti Irani asked her whether she wanted him to follow the path of 2G, 3G and coal scams. "Does Priyanka want her brother to take the path of 2G,...
  • Varun is a Gandhi who is on the wrong path, needs to be guided: Priyanka 13-04-2014 07:30 AM

    Sultanpur: In what could probably be one of the first attacks by Priyanka Gandhi on her estranged cousin Varun Gandhi, the former said that the BJP leader has chosen a wrong path and needed to be led in the right direction. "Varun is a Gandhi who has lost his way,"...
  • LS polls: Rahul files nomination from Amethi amidst huge fanfare 12-04-2014 11:01 PM

    Like his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi also owns assets worth almost Rs 10 crore. In his affidavit filed before the returning officer at Amethi, he has declared movable assets worth Rs 8,07,58,265 and immovable assets worth Rs 1,32,48,284. Income shown for the Financial Year 2012-13 is...
  • Rahul Gandhi is worth Rs 10 crore, inherits a farm house in Delhi 12-04-2014 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: Like his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi also owns assets worth almost Rs 10 crore. In his affidavit filed before the returning officer at Amethi, he has declared movable assets worth Rs 8,07,58,265 and immovable assets worth Rs 1,32,48,284. Income shown for the Financial Year...
  • My comment on Modi over his marital status wasn't personal: Rahul 12-04-2014 03:22 PM

    New Delhi: A day after he targeted his rival, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on his marital status, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said the attack wasn't personal. "I never went personal when attacking Modi. I just stated what he wrote in his affidavit," Rahul said, referring...
  • Accompanied by family, Rahul Gandhi files his nomination from Amethi 12-04-2014 02:38 PM

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination from Amethi on Saturday. He was accompanied by his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Gandhi and his brother-in-law Robert Vadra to Amethi. Shortly after filing his nomination, Rahul said that he will win Amethi as it's like...
  • Rahul Gandhi to file his nomination from Amethi today 12-04-2014 07:47 AM

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination from Amethi on Saturday. Rahul is locked in a triangular contest with Bharatiya Janata Party's Smriti Irani and Aam Aadmi Party's Kumar Vishwas. Rahul will file his nomination after leading a roadshow. He will be accompanied by his sister Priyanka...
  • LS polls: Rahul Gandhi to file nomination papers in Amethi on Saturday 11-04-2014 04:41 PM

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be filing his nomination from Amethi on Saturday. He is seeking a third consecutive term from the seat which was earlier represented by his mother, father and uncle. He is expected to file his nomination papers around 1.30 pm. Rahul is fighting a...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Uttar Pradesh 10-04-2014 11:49 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Habiba Marya Shakil visits various cities in Uttar Pradesh to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Parliamentary Constituencies which will vote on April 10, 17, 24, May 7 and 12. ...
  • Ask Rahul about lack of jobs, closed factories: Smriti Irani to Amethi people 10-04-2014 12:07 AM

    Actor-turned-BJP nominee Smriti Irani on Wednesday appealed to the people of Amethi to ask the sitting MP and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi about lack of employment opportunities for youths and closed industrial units in the constituency. Canvassing for votes, Irani appealed to the people to ask Gandhi why he...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha interviews Smriti Irani 06-04-2014 12:44 PM

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Smriri Irani, who is contesting elections against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. ...
  • Maneka's advice to Varun: Don't comment on things you haven't seen 03-04-2014 11:41 AM

    New Delhi: It was just an innocuous remark. BJP candidate from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi praised his cousin Rahul Gandhi during a political rally on Tuesday saying he admired the work he had done in his constituency Amethi. Two days later, his mother has advised him to be more discreet. "I...
  • Amethi officials reject Rahul Gandhi's residence proof application 03-04-2014 09:06 AM

    Amethi: In a major embarrassment for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, his application for proof of residence in Amethi has been turned down by the SDM. The SDM has said that there is no proof that Rahul resides in Amethi or even occasionally stays there. This comes even as Rahul...
  • BJP's Varun Gandhi praises cousin and rival Rahul's work in Amethi 02-04-2014 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi's estranged cousin and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi has praised the work done by Rahul Gandhi in his constituency Amethi. Addressing a public meeting, Varun Gandhi said that Sultanpur must replicate the development work done by Rahul. "We require small scale industries, like...
  • Kumar Vishwas's jibe at Rahul, Smriti Irani: 'Amethi sick of actors' 01-04-2014 10:50 AM

    Amethi: Aam Aadmi Party Amethi candidate Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday took a jibe at the Bharatiya janata Party candidate Smriti Irani and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying Amethi is sick of actors. This comes a day after the BJP decided to field Smriti Irani against Rahul and Vishwas in...