PRIYANKA GANDHI

  • Rahul will be back among people 'very soon': Sonia Gandhi March 28, 2015

    Amethi: Rahul Gandhi will be back among people "very soon", Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday about her son who has been on a mysterious "leave" for over a month now. "Both Rahul and Priyanka will be among you all very soon," Sonia Gandhi said while replying to questions...
  • Chidambaram behind Section 66A of IT Act, I was kicked out of Congress over 2G: HR Bhardwaj March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj has dropped a bombshell claiming that former Union home minister P Chidambaram was behind the introduction of Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "Chidambaram was the one behind this act. All of them connived to pass...
  • Sonia Gandhi silent on reports over Priyanka's elevation as Congress General Secretary March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday refused to comment on reports that suggested her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could be elevated to the post of Congress General Secretary. She was also tight-lipped when asked about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. She said "all will become clear once Rahul...
  • Congress workers demand bringing in Priyanka Vadra February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: As the Congress headed for a rout in Delhi assembly polls, 'Bring Priyanka' slogans were once again raised outside the the party headquarters on Tuesday. A group of party workers were seen demanding Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra be brought into active politics. Scores of protesters holding...
  • AAP, an important opponent in Delhi polls: Priyanka Gandhi February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said AAP is an important opponent in the Delhi Assembly polls even as she expressed optimism over Congress bouncing back. "I think its definitely an important opponent in this elections," the daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi said after casting her vote at...
  • AAP, an important opponent in Delhi polls: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said AAP is an important opponent in the Delhi Assembly polls even as she expressed optimism over Congress bouncing back. "I think its definitely an important opponent in this elections," the daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi said after casting her vote at Lodhi...
  • Delhi polls: AAP has a lot to learn from Congress, says Priyanka Gandhi February 7, 2015

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, said that AAP was an important opponent in the Delhi polls. At the same time she said that AAP had a lot to learn from Congress. ...
  • Congress became 'weak' due to 'some wrongs' of UPA-II: Janardhan Dwivedi January 11, 2015

    Lucknow: The Congress became "weak" in the country because of "certain wrongs" of the UPA-II leading to its present scenario, senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi said as he spoke of the need to launch a struggle to strengthen the organisation. "Some wrongs of the UPA-2 have led to the present scenario...
  • Congress hits out at BJP MLA for watching Priyanka Gandhi's photos in Karnataka Assembly December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: In an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party, party MLA Prabhu Chavan was caught on camera watching a zoomed in photo of Priyanka Gandhi on his mobile phone in the Karnataka Assembly. Another MLA UB Banakar can also be seen playing video games during proceedings of the Legislative Assembly....
  • Nobody stopping non-Gandhis from leading Congress: Digvijaya Singh November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said that nobody was stopping any of its leaders, including P Chidambaram, from fighting party elections for becoming its chief, remarks which have renewed the controversy surrounding the issue. Promptly latching on to the remarks, BJP asked whether there were questions about the...
  • Only Priyanka Gandhi capable of reviving the Congress: HR Bharadwaj November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The rift within the Congress seems to be growing with each passing day as the party is still to come to terms with its humiliating mauling at the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2014 Lok Sabha and Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections. With several...
  • Celebrate this Diwali with Modi crackers, Priyanka sparklers October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi wave swept the political arena, it seems to be doing the same in the markets this Diwali. With markets being adorned with diyas, lights, paper candles, crackers, people are flocking the place looking for particular kinds of crackers and sparklers. After Modi t-shirt, mugs, badges,...
  • Congress workers demand Priyanka join active politics after suffering defeat in Maharashtra, Haryana polls October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With trends projecting a defeat for Congress in both Maharashtra and Haryana, a group of party workers gathered outside the AICC office here demanding that Priyanka Gandhi join active politics. This is not the first time that such a demand has been made but it has repeatedly been snubbed...
  • Rahul not adopting my son, says Priyanka; sends legal notice to newspapers September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has served legal notices against a weekly newspaper and some other media organisations for publishing that she and her husband were giving their son up for adoption to her brother Rahul Gandhi to enable him to use the Gandhi surname. Sources that Gandhi has threatened...
  • Sonia's reaction boosted sales of my book, says Natwar August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh on Thursday said she should not have reacted to the controversy caused by his book, and that her intervention only helped increase the sale of his just released autobiography. Singh claimed Sonia and her daughter Priyanka's May...
  • Whether or not Priyanka joins politics is matter to be decided by Gandhi family: Shukla August 10, 2014

    Congress leader Rajiv Shukla Sunday said that whether or not Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joins politics is a matter to be solely decided by the Gandhi family, and people should leave the issue to them. "Nobody has a right to comment on the issue as the matter relates solely to the Gandhi...
  • Priyanka dismisses reports of her taking up important Congress post August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after reports suggested that Priyanka Gandhi may assume a larger role within the Congress ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in several states, she herself has denied the reports calling them baseless. Priyanka clarified that she is not assuming posts within the Congress or joining active politics. She...
  • Posters spring up in Bhopal urging Priyanka to take a formal role in Congress August 7, 2014

    Bhopal:The Congress may be downplaying the clamour for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra among the party workers. But, it has not stopped party workers from demanding that she be given an important position in the party to revive its dwindling fortunes. Huge posters urging her to save the party by strengthening the...
  • Rahul's new avatar in Lok Sabha a well thought strategy by Congress August 6, 2014

    Facing an unprecedented criticism, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi displayed some rare aggression and stormed into the well of the Lower House on the issue of communal violence. But Rahul's new avatar inside Lok Sabha, where he has usually remained silent, is a part of a well thought out strategy....
  • Priyanka's office denies reports of her assuming significant role in Congress August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka's office on Tuesday denied reports of her assuming more significant role in the party. Accorfing to reports, Priyanka was set to assume important role in the Congress ahead of the Assembly polls. The remarks came after reports suggested that several party leaders were...
  • Snapshot: Allahabad Congress workers put up posters of Priyanka Gandhi August 5, 2014

    After the rout in General Elections, the local Congress workers from Allahabad wanted Priyanka Gandhi to take up more important roles in party. With the high command indicating more important roles for Priyanka Gandhi the local Congress bodies put up posters whole over Allahabad but only with images of Priyanka...
  • Rahul visits Amethi, thanks people for support in elections July 25, 2014

    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 13, 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 9, 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 CNNIBN, 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 CNNIBN that any...