RAHUL GANDHI

  • Rahul Gandhi to lead Congress roadshow, campaign for Delhi Assembly election candidates 5 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will enter the political battlefield for Delhi Assembly elections on Tuesday with a roadshow in the national capital. The roadshow will begin from Transit Camp in Kalkaji Assembly constituency. Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, former MP Ramesh Kumar, Kalkaji candidate Subhash...
  • Congress delegation headed by Sonia to call on Barack Obama 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Sonia and Rahul Gandhi will be part of a Congress delegation which will call on US President Barack Obama on January 26. Briefing reporters, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, however, did not give the names of rest of the members of the delegation, to be headed by Sonia Gandhi. The...
  • Congress to hit the ground in Delhi only after declaring all 70 candidates January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress is playing very safe this time in the Delhi Assembly election and will only sound the poll bugle after declaring the full list of 70 candidates. The last list of 21 candidates is expected to be out by Thursday night or by Friday, said Congress media in-charge...
  • Modi government is showing its true colours, BJP leaders making controversial remarks: Sonia January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the true colours of the Modi government were now coming out as many of their leaders were making provocative and controversial statements. "Influential members of the BJP are making disturbing statements which are taking forward their policy of polarisation," senior Congress...
  • CWC discusses measures to strengthen Congress, no decision on elevating Rahul's post January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee met on Tuesday to discuss measures to strengthen the party. The party has decided that it will launch agitations against the Land Acquisition Ordinance. However, no decision was taken on elevating Rahul Gandhi as the party president. Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has...
  • Congress leaders meet today, Rahul Gandhi likely to be elevated to party President post January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will convene a Congress Working Committee meeting on Tuesday morning at the party headquarters. It will be first meeting since the party lost heavily in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. All eyes are likely to remain on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi...
  • 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...
  • Congess outlines blueprint for party revamp January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Struggling to recover from its worst electoral debacle, Congress leadership has outlined a blueprint to revamp the party and redraft its socio-economic policies amid reports that Rahul Gandhi may be elevated to the position of party President. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written...
  • Hot Seat: Congress is voice of the people, says Digvijaya Singh January 10, 2015

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh talks about party's strategy for coming Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • Congress likely to come up with revival blueprint by March January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A blueprint for revival of Congress is expected to be ready by March with Sonia Gandhi asking state unit chiefs to seek views of grass-roots workers on how to turn around the party's fortunes. After Rahul Gandhi's directive to party general secretaries to get feedback from district and...
  • Yearender 2014: Narendra Modi, the right man at the right place and at the right time December 30, 2014

    When 2014 dawned on India, there was widespread pessimism across the country. With high inflation, slowdown in the economy, humungous corruption allegations reaching the doorsteps of the Prime Minister's Office, policy paralysis and a society staring at a political class busy with mudslinging and finding little time to tackle problems...
  • Digvijay Singh wants Rahul to take 'full-time' charge of Congress December 27, 2014

    Bhopal: With Congress reeling under a string of poll defeats, senior leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday said party vice-president Rahul Gandhi should assume "full-time" leadership of the AICC. "All Congressmen today want Rahul Gandhi to take over full-time leadership of All India Congress Committee," the party general secretary said here, unfazed...
  • Sonia Gandhi calls Tarun Gogoi to discuss Assam situation December 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday called Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to enquire about the prevailing situation in the state in the wake of killing of 65 people by NDFB(S) militants. Gandhi called up Gogoi this afternoon and condemned the dastardly killing of innocent people by the militants,...
  • Congress to go for revamp after disappointing assembly election results December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The assembly election results in Jharkhand on Tuesday came as a blow to the Congress though the tally was not as disappointing in Jammu and Kashmir. Congress leaders said they will go for organisational revamp in the coming weeks to resurrect the party's electoral fortunes. In Jharkhand, the Congress...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K Assembly elections 2014 December 23, 2014

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • The problem with Congress: Finding its victories in BJP's loss? December 23, 2014

    ( Before I begin this piece, it would be pertinent to note that all my life I have been perhaps the most devoted and ardent supporter of the Congress party, one who has worked for them without post or pay and would continue to do so even in the future....
  • J&K elections: Modi addressed nine rallies BJP wins four; Rahul visits four seats Congress scores zero December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: While Bharatiya Janata Party fared pretty well in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections winning 25 seats, the party failed to achieve it's "Mission 44" which would have enabled the party to form a government in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned extensively for the party in the...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks quashing of defamation case against him December 20, 2014

    Thane (Maharashtra): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of a case filed against him over his alleged remarks against Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in connection with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination he had made during a rally. The petition was filed two days...
  • Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital for respiratory tract infection December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi was on Thursday admitted to a hospital for treatment of lower respiratory tract infection. "She has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for further treatment of the infection," AICC general secretary Ajay Maken said. Sonia had undergone surgery in the at a US hospital...
  • BJP won Lok Sabha polls on communal polarisation: Rahul Gandhi December 17, 2014

    Gandhi Bani(Kathua): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that BJP succeeded in winning Lok Sabha polls by playing the communal card and even public failed to comprehend the fact. "BJP had succeeded in winning Lok Sabha elections based on communalism and even public failed to recognise the fact," Rahul told...
  • Congress Minister Ambareesh caught kissing a girl, may offer BJP a way out of Priyanka photo row December 12, 2014

    Bengaluru: The main opposition BJP which is facing the wrath of ruling Congress over one of its MLAs, Prabhu Chavan, watching a picture of Priyanka Gandhi on his smartphone in the Assembly, seems to have found a way out. Karnataka Housing minister and film star Ambareesh has got himself embroiled...
  • All powers concentrated in Narendra Modi, says Rahul Gandhi December 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sharpening attack on the Narendra Modi government, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said unlike the earlier regimes, including the Vajpayee dispensation, all powers were now concentrated on a 'single man' who takes decisions without any discussions. "In the BJP only Modi speaks. He makes decisions. It is not...
  • Rahul Gandhi applauds functioning of Kerala Congress December 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday applauded the working of the party in Kerala and said that this is going to be the model for the party in the rest of the country. "The working of the Congress party in Kerala is a model for me and the one...
  • Rahul Gandhi slams Modi over serial terror strikes in Kashmir, says terrorism on the rise under BJP rule December 6, 2014

    Ramgarh: A day after the serial terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying terrorism was on the rise under the BJP government at the Centre. "We had our government for 10 years. Tourists used to come to J-K. There...
  • Rahul Gandhi leads black mask protests against Niranjan Jyoti's remarks December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Sporting black bands on their mouths, members of opposition parties led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday staged a silent protest outside Parliament demanding sacking of Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her controversial remarks. Gandhi said, "We are not allowed to express our views in the Parliament, attitude...
  • PM Modi expresses regret in Lok Sabha over Niranjan Jyoti's remarks, opposition walks out December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As the impasse continues between the government and opposition parties over the controversial remarks by Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a statement on the floor of the Lok Sabha. Modi strongly criticised Jyoti's remarks and said that she is new and...
  • Live: PM Modi makes a statement in Lok Sabha over Niranjan Jyoti's remarks December 5, 2014

    The impasse continues between the government and opposition parties over the controversial remarks by Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi too has joined the protest with Trinamool Congress and other opposition parties demanding Jyoti's resignation. ...
  • Gandhi name an asset to far more than those who consider it a liability: Shashi Tharoor December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting to rest all speculation that he may be leaving the party, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has he made it clear that he is not going anywhere. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he also added there was no need for any leadership change in the Congress and that the Gandhis...
  • An unrelenting Opposition rejects Union Minister Niranjan Jyoti's apology, demands her dismissal December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Tuesday apologised to the Parliament for her controversial remarks in Monday's public rally in New Delhi. However, the Opposition refused to relent, saying they wanted her to be sacked. "I had no intentions of hurting sentiments....
  • Rahul Gandhi leads Congress protest outside Parliament against Modi government's 'U-turns' December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday led the protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party government over 'U-turns' taken by it. MPs held up the booklet 'U-turn Sarkar' outside Parliament highlighting issues of black money, incursion by Chinese troops, ceasefire violations by Pakistan. The 33-page booklet was released on...