Rae Bareli

Criticism a 'gift' that I choose to reject: Priyanka

Priyanka-GandhiRae Bareli, April 28 : Under attack from the BJP, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Monday termed the opposition's criticism a "gift" that she chose to reject.

Asked about the barrage of criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of her and her husband Robert Vadra, Gandhi said: "Buddha said you can choose the gift you want to receive."

"If they choose to give me those gifts, I can choose to reject. If I reject them, it's theirs not mine," she told TV channel Times Now.

We don't need 56-inch chest to govern, says Priyanka

Priyanka GandhiRae Bareli, April 27 : In a jibe at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Sunday said a "56-inch chest" was not needed to govern India.

"We do not need a 56-inch chest to run this country. We need a heart full of kindness," she told a public meeting here while campaigning for her mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

"India does not need a show of one's achievements. She needs strength and determination of the mind," she added.

Politics isn't about making personal attacks: Priyanka

Priyanka-GandhiRae Bareli, April 23 : Politics is about dealing with the problems of the people and "not just making personal attacks", Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said here Wednesday.

"Politics is all about the development and problems of the people. Parties should focus on bringing out the solutions for the problems of the people and not just making personal attacks," Priyanka said during a campaign for her mother and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

She said that political candidates just focus on making personal attacks without talking about the solutions of the problems people face.

Sonia has Rs.85k in cash, no car

Sonia-GandhiRae Bareli, April 2 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi neither has a car of her own nor does she have enough cash. And she has to repay a loan of Rs. 9 lakh too.

This and more has been revealed in her affidavit filed before the returning officer of Rae Bareli where she filed her papers Wednesday for the Lok Sabha election.

In a detailed break up of her assets and wealth, the UPA chairperson has sworn that she has Rs. 85,000 in cash and is under a debt of Rs. 9 lakh.

She, however, has Rs. 66 lakh in bank accounts and ancestral jewellery worth Rs. 23 lakh.

Global investors once again turning to equities: survey

Global investors once again turning to equities: surveyGlobal investors are once again turning to equities in order to get higher returns, according to a newly published survey.

Seven out of every 10 investors (70 per cent) surveyed by British fund manager Schroders said that they were planning to invest into equities in 2014. The percentage of investors looking to invest into equities was far more than the 18 per cent who were looking to invest into bonds.

RINL signs MoU with Railways to set up wheel factory at Rai Bareli

RINL signs MoU with Railways to set up wheel factory at Rai Bareli Government-owned Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with national transporter Indian Railways to set up a forged wheel factory at Rai Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

The factory, which is scheduled to be completed in around three years at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore, will be the biggest such plant in India. It will have an annual production capacity of 100,000 wheels.

Dissatisfied Sonia asks officials to get pro-active

soniaRae Bareli, Dec 12 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi is unhappy over the poor implementation of central government welfare schemes for the poor in her constituency Rae Bareli and has asked officials to get pro-active, party and official sources said Saturday.

At her meeting with senior state government officials that went on for over three hours, Gandhi asked about almost every development programmes being carried out in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. The meeting took place after the end of her two-day trip to the Lok Sabha constituency.

Sonia dissatisfied with development schemes in Rae Bareli

Sonia dissatisfied with development schemes in Rae BareliRae Bareli, Dec 12 - Congress president Sonia Gandhi is "dissatisfied and disappointed" with the slow progress of the central government's public welfare schemes in her Uttar Pradesh constituency Rae Bareli, a party spokesperson said Saturday.

Gandhi, who arrived here Friday, is on a two-day tour of her constituency to review the status of developmental schemes.

Rae Bareilly remembers Indira Gandhi on 25th death anniversary

Indira GandhiRae Bareilly (UP), Oct. 31 : Rae Bareilly, the former constituency of former assassinated Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, remembered her on her 25th death anniversary today.

The area is the political bastion of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

After independence, the Rae Bareilly constituency was won by Jawaharlal Nehru''s son-in-law Feroze Gandhi and later by Indira Gandhi.

Sonia inaugurates BSNL 3G mobile services in Raebareli

 Sonia inaugurates BSNL 3G mobile services in RaebareliRaebareli, Aug 12 : Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi inaugurated 3G mobile services of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd on Wednesday at Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh.

After four major cities of the state including Lucknow, Allahabad, Kanpur and Varanasi it was a first small town where this high tech facility of mobile has been introduced.

Sonia inaugurates Rajiv Gandhi hostel building in Rae Bareli

Sonia inaugurates Rajiv Gandhi hostel building in Rae BareliRae Bareilly, Aug 11 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday inaugurated the Rajiv Gandhi hostel building at the Firoz Gandhi Engineering College in Rae Bareli.

The hostel has been constructed at a cost of six crore rupees and also residential capacity for 250 students.

She also laid the foundation stone for the administrative building of the college.

On Monday, she visited over a dozen villages, including Kurli Sudauli, Despur, Akhileshwar, Rajamau, Chauhaniya, Pahadpur, Hasratulganj villages.

Priyanka Gandhi slams Varun Gandhi over surname use

Priyanka Gandhi slams Varun Gandhi over surname useRae Bareli, Apr 27: Priyanka Gandhi, the daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Monday hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi, saying people vote for her family members not due to Gandhi surname but due to the work done by them.

“Many people ask me why do our family members keep on winning from these seats. Some argue we are Gandhis that’s why we win, but this is not true. Whether the name Gandhi is with us or not you would not have promoted us had we not worked,” Priyanka said at an election rally here.

Priyanka Gandhi asks people to realize the power of their votes

Priyanka Gandhi asks people to realize the power of their votesRae Bareli, Apr 27: Priyanka Gandhi, the daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Monday asked people to realize the power of their votes, saying no one can become a leader or get into the government without the support of the people.

“By your support, development and change take place. It is important for you to understand it during the polls,” Priyanka Gandhi said at an election rally here.

Priyanka Gandhi further said that a leader is a servant of the people and by serving them, the leader does not do any favour.

Sonia Gandhi to address rally in Rae Bareli today

Sonia Gandhi to address rally in Rae Bareli todayRae Bareli, Apr 25 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally at the GIC ground here this evening.

This will be Sonia''s first rally in her parliamentary constituency, which will go to polls in the third phase on April 30.

Earlier, she visited Rae Bareli on April 6 to file her nomination papers. (ANI)

Sonia Gandhi to file nomination from Rae Bareilly today

Congress president Sonia GandhiRae Bareli, Apr 6: Congress president Sonia Gandhi will file her nomination papers from Rae Bareilly constituency today.

Sonia will be accompanied by her son and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi.

Sonia stood from Rae Bareilly in 2004 and won it by a huge margin.

The constituency votes in the third phase on April 30.

The elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held in five phases: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 and May 13. (ANI)

12 killed in train-trolley mishap near Rae Bareli

Uttar PradeshRae Bareli, Jan 25, : At least twelve People were killed and several others injured after a tractor trolley collided with a speeding train at the Unchahar Railway crossing here today.

The injured have been admitted to a district hospital.

The trolley passengers were going to Allahabad to have a holy dip in the Sangam, when their vehicle hit the Allahabad Kanpur passenger train, police said.

Chains were being used to check traffic, as the gate at the crossing was not functioning.

Railway sources, said the accident took place when the trolley crossed over to the other side in a hurry. (ANI)

Sonia to visit Rae Bareli today

Sonia to visit Rae Bareli todayRae Bareli, Oct 14 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi is expected to arrive here today on a day-long visit. Her visit assumes significance after her public rally, organized for today, was cancelled in the wake of Section 144 (CrPC) being in force in the district.

During her visit, Sonia will visit a health camp at Bainsawar Degree Collage in Lalganj area. Earlier, she was scheduled to address a public rally in the area.

A road show would also be organized on the occasion, said sources in party''s state unit.

Rae Bareli farmers saddened over cancellation of land for railway coach factory

Rae Bareli/ New Delhi/ Lucknow, Oct 13: With Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati cancelling the land allotment for a rail coach factory project at Lalganj in Rae Bareli, which was proposed by Congress president and Lok Sabha MP in her constituency, farmers here are a dejected lot. They feel the project could have provided a number of jobs and ensured the overall development of the region.

"We also want that we get jobs at this rail coach factory apart from farming. We would be able to earn money and will eke out living for our family that way," said Shivshankar Vajpayee, a farmer.

The Uttar Pradesh Government had yesterday cancelled the allotment of 189.25 hectares of land for a new state-run railway coach factory in Rae Bareli district.

Sonia Gandhi attends Iftar party in Rae Bareilly

Unchahar/ Rae Bareilly, Sept 27 :Sonia Gandhi attends Iftar party in Rae BareillyCongress party president Sonia Gandhi attended an Iftar party here on Friday during the holy month of Ramadan.

Sonia, who is on a two-day visit to Rae Bareilly, her parliamentary constituency, also met flood victims in Unchahar district.

At least 100 people have died as a result of floods in Uttar Pradesh.

She also paid a visit to the residence of Congress worker Sunil Agrihari who had passed away last month at Maharajganj.

Hearing in Babri mosque demolition case today

Rae Bareli, July 11 : A special court will hear the Babri mosque demolition case here today.

The deposition of a witness of the case Aslam is scheduled to take place today. The deposition of two of the three witnesses has been over.

Besides senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders L. K Advani, Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi and Vinay Katiyar, Bharatiya Janshakti Party leader Uma Bharati, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders Ashok Singhal, Acharya Giriraj Kishore and Vishnu Hari Dalmiya, and Sadhvi Ritambhara are the eight accused facing trial in the matter.

In September 2003, a Rae Bareli court had quashed charges against Advani while deciding to proceed against the other seven persons.

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