Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday praised Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and asked the CPI-M to introspect and rethink its ideology.
Gandhi was addressing the valedictory function of a yatra by state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala, who travelled across Lerala's 140 assembly constituencies.
Jaipur, May 16 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met party workers and office bearers here Thursday while continuing his task of collecting feedback over the party's prospects in the upcoming assembly and Lok Sabha elections, party sources said.
Gandhi arrived in Rajasthan's Bikaner district Wednesday to hold "feedback meetings" with the party's workers. He left for Jaipur in the evening.
Assembly polls are scheduled in Congress-ruled Rajasthan at the year-end.
Kottayam (Kerala), May 8 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is no match for Rahul Gandhi, a Kerala state Congress leader said here Wednesday after the BJP was routed in the May 5 Karnataka assembly polls.
"Oh no, please do not make a comparison between Rahul and Modi as the former is far ahead of the latter, so it's pointless to make a comparison in the electoral battle in Karnataka. Rahul has won," said a pleased state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala after the BJP was voted out of power in Karnataka.
Shimla, May 1: The performance of the four-month-old Congress government in Himachal Pradesh will be reviewed by party vice president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi May 3, party leaders said here Wednesday.
Gandhi will hold a review meeting with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and state party president Sukhwinder Sukhu. The meeting will also be attended by AICC general secretary Birender Singh Chaudhary, who is in charge of the party affairs in the state, and his deputy Anees Ahmad.
New Delhi, April 4 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday had some words of praise for the Left and the Dravidian parties who, he said, had structures to give voice to people at the village level.
"We need to have architectures to involve the 'pradhans' (village heads). The parties are not designed for pradhans. Only the Left and the Dravidian parties have it," Gandhi said at the annual general body meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here.
Gandhi was responding to questions from the vice president of CII, Ajay Shriram, on centre-state relations.
New Delhi, April 4 - Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday rubbished speculation that he may be the prime ministerial candidate in the next parliamentary election.
"It's an irrelevant question... all smoke," he said at a Confederation of Indian Industry meeting here. (IANS)
New Delhi, April 4 - Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday praised India Inc for introducing the country to the world.
"When I went to university in 1991, nobody knew India... that is not the case now thanks to you people," he said addressing the annual general meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industries here.
India, Gandhi, said is bursting with optimism and ideas.
New Delhi, April 1 : Industry honchos as well the common people will get to hear Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's views on economic and growth imperatives for India at an industry body meet April 4, party leaders said Monday.
"Rahul Gandhi would address a special plenary session of the Confederation of Indian Industry on April 4," a senior Congress leader told IANS.
"It would provide an opportunity to the industry, both in India and abroad, as well as the people of the country to get to know his thought process on economic issues confronting the nation," he said.
Dehradun, Mar 7 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit Uttarakhand capital Dehradun on Friday to take stock of the party''s affairs in the state.
Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman Dhirendra Pratap was quoted by media, as saying that all preparations for Gandhi’s visit are complete, and added that state party leaders and activists were looking forward to Gandhi’s arrival with enthusiasm.
According to reportsd, Gandhi will arrive in Dehradun at about 9 a. m. He will meet party office bearers in two sessions at different city hotels. (ANI)
New Delhi, Mar 5 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he was not interested in becoming the prime minister and wants to focus on his party instead.
"The party is my priority. I believe in long--term politics," Gandhi was quoted by TV channels as saying in Delhi.
"I am not interested in becoming the prime minister," he was quoted as saying.
Gandhi, who is the second-in-command in the Congress, told reporters there was a need to end the "high command culture" in the party.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi met party leaders in Odisha Tuesday and asked them to suggest ways to revive the Congress's fortunes as it has been out of power in the state since 2000.
A day after holding discussions with grassroot leaders at Sambalpur town in western Odisha, the 42-year-old leader met local party functionaries from the coastal belt at Cuttack city.
"He held discussions with a large number of local leaders," a Congress leader told IANS.
New Delhi, Feb 15 : In a bid to strengthen the state units of the party ahead of the 2014 general elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday began his interaction with chief ministers of party-ruled states and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs.
The two-day meeting with the PCC chiefs and CLP leaders comes as part of Gandhi''s well thought out strategy to receive inputs from all levels in the party.
The deliberations assume significance as Assembly elections in nine states, including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, are scheduled this year while the Lok Sabha polls are just 15 months away.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12 : Rahul Gandhi will pay a two-day visit to Odisha Feb 18-19, his first to the state after being elevated as the Congress party's vice-president, a party leader said here Tuesday.
He will reach Sambalpur, about 320 km from here via Raipur Feb 18. He is scheduled to interact with party leaders and workers at Sambalpur, a senior state Congress leader told IANS.
Amethi, Feb 7 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will undertake a two-day tour of his parliamentary constituency Amethi beginning today.
It will be his first visit to his constituency after taking over as the Congress Vice President.
Forty-two--year-old Gandhi is scheduled to meet senior party functionaries and leaders in the area during his visit. He will also lay the foundation of some development works in the area.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Congress Party vice-president and scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family Rahul Gandhi has urged the youth to come forward and contribute to the growth of the country.
Chairing a talk on ''Future of the Internet- 1.2 Billion Empowered Indians'' and sharing the stage with the vice president and chief internal evangelist of Google Vinton G Cerf here yesterday, Gandhi said: “You got to stop asking your politicians how they are going to do this or that and start asking yourself, how you are going to do it. Because that is how this country is going to move forward.”
New Delhi, Dec 29 : Condoling the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today urged people to respect the dignity of women and follow the laws of the land.
The entire nation joined together to mourn the death of the 23-year-old girl, who died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday after fighting for life for 12 days.
The girl breathed her last at 2:15 am India time at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. She was earlier treated at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's office has threatened that it would pursue all legal actions against Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy, saying allegations made by him against Sonia Gandhi and her son were utterly false.
Swamy recently held a press conference and alleged that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi committed irregularities in transferring money and property from a trust to a private firm.
In response, Rahul Gandhi's office said it would file a defamation case against Swamy.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal has criticized Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for his controversial drug addiction comments, saying he was trying to malign the youth of Punjab.
During his recent visit to Punjab, Rahul had said that 70 per cent Punjab's youth were addicted to drugs, and had held the state government responsible for the increase use of drugs in the state.
Residents of states ruled by Congress will get nine subsidised cylinders instead of the proposed six, Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi announced.
Announcing the decision, Dwivedi said, "The party has decided that our Chief Ministers in the Congress ruled states will provide nine subsidised cylinders annually to each household."
Dwivedi also confirmed that the increased cap would be applicable for all, and not only for below poverty line (BPL) category.
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will appeal to the government to raise the ceiling of the subsidised LPG cylinders from six to ten, a Congress leader said.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the Congress leader said that Rahul will convey his concerns that six cylinders of cooking gas per year are just inadequate for a household.
Speaking on the topic, the leader said, "He is likely to issue an appeal to raise the ceiling of the subsidised LPG cylinders from 6 to 10 to protect 80 per cent of the consumers."
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