Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi threatens to drag Swamy to court

Rahul Gandhi threatens to drag Swamy to courtCongress 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 CM hits back on Rahul Gandhi over his drug addiction comments

Punjab Deputy CM hits back on Rahul Gandhi over his drug addiction commentsPunjab 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.

Congress ruled states to provide 9 subsidised cylinders annually per family

Congress ruled states to provide 9 subsidised cylinders annually per familyResidents 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 plans to raise ceiling on LPG on Rahul’s appeal

Congress plans to raise ceiling on LPG on Rahul’s appealCongress 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."

Can Congress Ignore Baba Ramdev and People of India Anymore?

Can Congress Ignore Baba Ramdev and People of India Anymore?Congress feels that it is better to not give any importance to Baba Ramdev or Team Anna. However, the leadership in Congress is forgetting that common man in India is suffering and he wants the change in the system.

Congress had only taken steps to infuse new talent into its pool: Rahul Gandhi

 Congress had only taken steps to infuse new talent into its pool: Rahul Gandhi New Delhi, Oct 5 : Highlighting the difficulties faced by young and enterprising individuals keen on entering the Indian political system, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has stressed that Congress was the only political party that had taken steps to infuse new talent into its pool.

Disabled receive gifts in Delhi, gets throats slit by Maoists elsewhere

Disabled receive gifts in Delhi, gets throats slit by Maoists elsewhereNew Delhi/ Narayanpatna (Orissa), Sep 29 : On the day when Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was distributing three-wheeler scooters to the specially-abled persons in New Delhi, in far way Orissa, Maoists dismembered the throat of a polio-stricken Dalit villager in the tribal dominated Narayanpatna area of Koratput District.

Obama, Sonia, Rahul photos found at Maoist camp

Obama, Sonia, Rahul photos found at Maoist campRaipur, Sep 6 : US President Barack Obama, President Pratibha Patil, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul... amongst the several leaders whose photographs were found in a deserted Maoist camp in Chhattisgarh, police officials said Tuesday.

The photographs, also including those of Chief Minister Raman Singh and some ministers, were found pasted at a camp in a jungle area in Raipur district that was deserted by Maoists after a fierce 15-minute gun battle, officials at the police headquarters told IANS.

I think before I speak: Rahul

I think before I speak: RahulNew Delhi, Aug 26 : He waited before breaking his silence on the Lokpal bill because he "likes to think" before speaking, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Friday, day 11 of Anna Hazare's fast for a strong anti-corruption law.

Gandhi made a surprise address to the Lok Sabha, calling for fortifying the Lokpal bill by making it a constitutional body like the Election Commission.

Text of Rahul Gandhi's speech in parliament

Text of Rahul Gandhi's speech in parliamentNew Delhi, Aug 26 : Text of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's speech in the Lok Sabha Friday on the issue of corruption:

Madam Speaker,

Lokpal alone not enough to root out corruption: Rahul Gandhi

 Lokpal alone not enough to root out corruption: Rahul GandhiNew Delhi, Aug 26 : Raising doubts over whether a single law would be enough to eradicate corruption in the country, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that having a Lokpal would not be enough to root out corruption entirely.

Lokpal row: Rahul Gandhi meets Manmohan Singh

Lokpal row: Rahul Gandhi meets Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Aug 26: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at the latter''s 7 Race Course Residence here today.

The two reportedly discussed social activist Anna Hazare''s draft debate in Parliament, Times Now reports.

On Thursday, Hazare placed three conditions before the government, which is inclusion of lower bureaucracy in the Lokpal bill, appointment of Lokayuktas in all states, and implementation of citizen''''s charter in government offices.

Concerned about Hazare logjam: Rahul Gandhi

Concerned about Hazare logjam: Rahul GandhiNew Delhi, Aug 25 : Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Thursday he was concerned over the logjam in the wake of Anna Hazare's fast for a stronger Lokpal bill.

"Of course I am concerned," Gandhi said in reply to a question.

He was speaking to reporters at parliament house here after the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting, which was addressed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

Rahul Gandhi sees Shashi Tharoor as an asset for Congress

Rahul Gandhi sees Shashi Tharoor as an asset for CongressThe External Affairs Minister Mr. Shashi Tharoor may be in news for all wrong reasons, but he has managed to get an appreciation from the AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

When the entire Congress working committee has stood against Tharoor, Rahul Gandhi seems to be standing with the Thiruvananthapuram MP. He has said that Mr. Tharoor is still a possible asset for the party as well as for the country.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key calls India a priority

John KeyNew Zealand's Prime Minister John Key said on Tuesday that India is a priority relationship. He was welcoming Rahul Gandhi, great-grandson of his country's first prime minister, Jawaharlal

Nehru.

Gandhi is visiting New Zealand as the inaugural Sir Edmund Hillary Fellow, a fund set up to recognize the special contribution the conqueror of Mount Everest made to relations between the

two countries and Nepal.

Key further added that the aim of the fellowship is to build a constituency for New Zealand among the emerging leaders of India and Nepal.

Shabana hails Rahul for taking on Shiv Sena

Shabana hails Rahul for taking on Shiv SenaNew Delhi, Feb 6 - Actress-activist Shabana Azmi is all praise for Rahul Gandhi and he "cocked a snook" at the Shiv Sena with his Mumbai trip Friday. And she feels the Sena is trying to boost its "sagging political career" by intimidating the makers of Shah Rukh-starrer "My Name Is Khan".

"More power to Rahul Gandhi for cocking a snook at the Shiv Sena in its own den in Mumbai by taking the local train from Dadar, which is considered the bastion of the Shiv Sena," Shabana told IANS through email.

Bill Gates praises Nitish Kumar, Rahul Gandhi over healthcare

New Delhi, Jan 26 - Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has praised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for their progressive attitudes towards improving the health indicators in India.

"When I travelled to India... on the trip I got to talk to Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, and hear about some great work he is doing to improve vaccination rates. The (Bill and Melinda Gates) Foundation is considering funding measurement systems to help improve these programmes," Gates wrote in his annual letter on healthcare systems in the world.

Next stop Bihar for peripatetic Rahul

Next stop Bihar for peripatetic RahulPatna, Jan 5 - Hoping to revive the Congress in Bihar, general secretary Rahul Gandhi will next week launch a month-long membership drive to attract the youth in the state to the party.

Gandhi, who has been criss-crossing the country to strengthen the youth wings of the party, the Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India, will launch the membership drive with 40 young party MPs and central ministers on Jan 12.

Rahul Gandhi not present at Congress function

rahul-gandhiNew Delhi, Dec 28 : The Congress launched its year-long 125th anniversary celebrations here Monday, and the theme was 'Building the Future on the Foundation of the Past', but the party's youth icon and future leader Rahul Gandhi was not present, surprising many.

The function of the country's oldest political party was attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and other leaders of the Congress Working Committee.

Asked about the reason for party general secretary Rahul Gandhi's absence, a Congress leader said he was on a "pre-scheduled visit" to central India and was busy in party work.

2009 was the year of Rahul Gandhi

2009 was the year of Rahul GandhiNew Delhi, Dec 25 : As the party's youth icon and potential prime minister, Rahul Gandhi brought the most unexpected cheer to the Congress in 2009.

His success as the party's key strategist in the Lok Sabha elections and the oxygen injected by him into the Youth Congress have given hope and a confidence the Congress was lacking.

The 39-year-old son of Congress president Sonia Gandhi was for years a reluctant politician, much like his father who went on to become the prime minister.




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