KALAVATI

  • Kalavati vs Jassu Behen: Narendra Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: They probably don't know it themselves, but men and women from India's economically backward classes have become reference points for political rivals Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi for pitching both sides of India's growth model. But on Monday at the annual general meeting of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), Modi...
  • Gadkari offers help to Rahul's poster lady Kalavati November 7, 2011

    Nagpur: Targeting Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Monday claimed that Kalavati Bandurkar, a farmer's widow from Vidarbha, got no help from government. Speaking at a function to mark opening of crushing season at his Purti sugar factory at Belo near Nagpur, Gadkari offered...
  • Widow Kalavati slams Maharashtra govt July 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Kalavati Bandurkar, who became the face of the Vidarbha's agrarian crisis after Rahul Gandhi mentioned her name in the Lok Sabha three years back, has slammed the congled Maharashtra government. Kalavati has complained that the government hasn't compensated over 4000 farmers for their land. She says that there...
  • Kalavati out of Maharashtra Assembly polls September 29, 2009

    Nagpur: Widow Kalavati Bandurkar on Tuesday withdrew her candidature from the Maharashtra Assembly polls a decision her party said she was "forced" to take by "vested interests" after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi propelled her to fame. The move came five days after Kalavati travelled in an ambulance to file her...
  • Kalavati travels in ambulance to file poll papers September 25, 2009

    Nagpur: An ailing Kalavati Bandurkar, a farmer's widow from Yavatmal in Maharashtra who shot to fame after her encounter with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, travelled in an ambulance on Friday afternoon to the office of the returning officer in Wani constituency to file her nomination papers for the upcoming Assembly...
  • Maharashtra: Face of Vidarbha Kalavati files nomination September 25, 2009

    Nagpur: Kalavati Bandurkar, a farmer's widow from Yavatmal in Maharashtra who shot to fame after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's speech during last year's trust vote, will fight Maharashtra Assembly elections from Wani in Yawatmal district. Kalavati, who filed her nomination on Friday, has been named by the Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti...
  • Watch: Kalavati to contest polls, not on Cong ticket September 20, 2009

    Kalavati Bandurkar, the woman who grabbed headlines post Rahul Gandhi's speech during last year's trust vote on the nuke deal in the parliament, will now be a politician. The Dalit widow from Vidarbha is all set to contest Assembly Elections from Vani constituency of the Yavatmal district of Maharashra as...
  • Rahul's inspiration Kalavati to fight polls September 19, 2009

    Mumbai: Kalavati Bandurkar, the poor widow whose name Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi had mentioned in his Parliament speech last year, will be contesting the Maharashtra Assembly polls as a candidate of the Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti, a party official said on Saturday. After the speech, for a while Kalavati had become...
  • Mascot Kalavati turned away from Rahul's office June 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Last year, Rahul Gandhi made Kalavati a Dalit woman from a nondescript village in Uttar Pradesh famous in Parliament and across India, making her a symbol of UPA's governance challenge. Many months have passed and Kalavati seems to have been relegated to those videotaped recordings of that...
  • No help from Govt, Rahul's Kalavati threatens suicide July 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Kalavati Bandurkar, who became the face of the Vidarbha's agrarian crisis after Rahul Gandhi mentioned her name in the Lok Sabha, has threatened suicide. "I need land, I need money to care for my children. Otherwise, I will commit suicide and my children will be orphaned," Kalavati said. The mother...