New Delhi [India], Nov. 21 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday was seen speaking to people standing in the queues outside ATMs and banks, which began forming in the wee hours of morning in Delhi.
Interacting with the locals, Rahul asked them about the inconvenience they were facing and called on them to voice their indignation against the Centre's move of demonetisation, saying that it has become a major hassle in day to day life for the common man.
Rahul met with people in queues at Jahangirpuri, Inderlok and Zakira area.
This move by the congress leader came right before the huddle by the opposition in both Houses of Parliament today at 9:30 a.m. to discuss fresh strategy to counter the Centre's move to demonetise high value currency notes.
Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 16 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will on Wednesday appear in a court in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi over a criminal defamation case filed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
A local RSS functionary Rajesh Kunte had filed the case against Gandhi for claiming at an election rally on March 6, 2014, that the right wing organisation had killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Though the Supreme Court has stayed the proceedings against him, Gandhi appeared before magistrate D.P. Kale in Bhiwandi on July 8 last year.
Gandhi had in September withdrawn his petition filed in the apex court, challenging the case and said he would face the trial.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 7 : Terming the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as an 'immature leader', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the former made a joke out of the slain soldiers of Indian Army by saying that the surgical strike was nothing but 'Khoon ki holi.'
"I am really astonished by the kind of language Rahul Gandhi has used for the Indian Government and the Indian Prime Minister. By saying that the surgical strike and the aftermath was nothing but 'khoon ki holi', he had in fact made the joke out of the martyred brave soldiers and Indian Army," said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.
Patra further said that Gandhi is an immature leader and his immaturity provided a handle to Pakistan today to accused India.
New Delhi [India], Sept. 17 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has urged Congress party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi to introspect on why they are not able to deal with political crises such as what occurred in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday (defection of MLAs).
BJP leader Shrikant Sharma told ANI, "People have given up on Congress a long time ago, and now, their own people are deserting them because of their foul policies. By continuing to blame the BJP, they are only cementing their downfall."
Sharma also that the Congress needed to avoid training its guns on the BJP every time.
New Delhi: Taking the democratisation exercise within the party's frontal organisations a step further, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided that the next president of National Students' Union Of India (NSUI) will be elected through internal election.
Congress sources today said that NSUI office-bearers have been communicated the decision.
The term of Rohit Chaudhary, who was made NSUI's national president in 2012, is over and a new chief will take over soon after completion of the election process.
New Delhi, July 25 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the ideology of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena is based on a politics of hatred and of bullying people, and that both parties were harmful for the country.
"The ideology of the BJP and the Shiv Sena is based on a politics of hatred and of bullying people. They are harmful for the country," said Gandhi.
The Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party have formed an alliance to contest the polls in Maharashtra which is to take place in October this year.
Kochi: Unremorseful over his controversial 'joker' remarks against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi despite his suspension, former Kerala Minister TH Mustafa on Tuesday said he had not committed anything wrong.
Mustafa, suspended from the party for his May 28 remarks, told reporters here that he had not called Gandhi a 'Joker', but only said he was 'acting like a joker' and "there is nothing wrong in saying so."
His remarks (in the backdrop of Congress' debacle in Lok Sabha polls) had triggered a debate in the party with several others also airing their views against Gandhi, Mustafa said.
New Delhi: Congress on Monday went into damage control mode over party general secretary Digvijay Singh's purported comment that Rahul Gandhi does not have the temperament of a ruler even as BJP attacked the Congress Vice President saying he was "not Prime Minister material".
"Digvijay Singh has said a correct thing (sic) that he (Rahul) is not Prime Minister material. He is talking about leader material. The country should know that he (Rahul) is not PM material," said BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain.
New Delhi, May 19 : Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday offered to resign for the party's worst performance in a general election, but the Congress Working Committee unanimously rejected it, senior leader Amarinder Singh said.
"Sonia Gandhi-ji and Rahul Gandhi offered to resign, but the CWC (Congress Working Committee) rejected it," the former Punjab chief minister told IANS.
Party sources said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also said it was not a solution to the problem.
New Delhi, May 16 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday took responsibility for the party's worst ever drubbing in the Lok Sabha election.
Addressing a brief press conference after it became clear that party would be relegated to a poor 50-odd seats, Sonia Gandhi said: "We with all humility accept the mandate of the people and hope that the new government at the centre will uphold the unity and interests of the country."
New Delhi, May 14 : Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley Wednesday asked the Congress whether it has the capacity to accept that party vice president Rahul Gandhi could not "measure up" to their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
"Does the Congress honestly have the capacity to accept that as the undeclared prime ministerial candidate of the party, Rahul Gandhi did not measure up in comparison to Narendra Modi? Being a party controlled by family, it is inherent in the belief of the Congress that the family can do no wrong," Jaitley said in his blog.
Robertsganj (Uttar Pradesh), May 10 : Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday once again criticised Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his lack of understanding the reality of what is poverty.
"Rahul doesn't know what poverty is, because he was born with a silver spoon. He goes to poor people's homes and takes pictures," Modi said.
"I want to tell Maoist people, the gun on the shoulder take lives, don't help make it," Modi said at a rally in Robertsganj aimed at Moaists to abjure violence.
Varanasi, May 10 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday stormed Varanasi to campaign against BJP's Lok Sabha candidate Narendra Modi, holding a roadshow and addressing a huge rally where he promised the right to health if the Congress is voted back to power.
Two days after Modi held a mammoth roadshow and a day after AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal attracted thousands, Gandhi rode on an open vehicle through the heart of Varanasi, surrounded by slogan-shouting Congress activists.
It was the biggest show of strength by the Congress since the election campaign got underway in Varanasi.
Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), May 6 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday accused the BJP of indulging in "divisive politics" and benefitting a few industrialists while failing to work for the masses.
He was addressing an election rally here.
"They indulge in politics of hate and anger and pit Hindus against Muslims. They divide people on caste and religious lines to get votes. We don't believe in such ideology," Gandhi said.
"Their idea of India shining is to let a few corporates loot the country while the masses remain jobless," he added.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday promised free access to medical treatment for poor if the Congress party is voted to power again in Delhi.
Talking of development goals for Amethi, Rahul mentioned that if the Congress forms the new government, then it would ensure that the poor and the deprived have free access to medical treatment.
"The UPA government will come to power in 2014 and ensure the right to free medical operation and free medicines to the poor ," said Gandhi.
Amethi, May 3 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi gave away more money to businessman Gautam Adani than what the Congress-led UPA Government invests in the MNREGA scheme in one year.
" Modi gave away more money to Adani than what we invest in MNREGA in one year i. e. 30000 crore rupees. We are giving 30000 crore rupees to farmers through MNREGA but he has given 40000 crore rupees to one business," Rahul said while addressing a public meeting here.
Amethi, April 29 : The Congress party's star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Tuesday said her brother Rahul, seeking re-election to the Lok Sabha from here, has the same vision of development as their father Rajiv Gandhi had.
"My father used to be the MP from here. He developed Amethi and always thought about long-term, holistic growth. Rahul, who is now your MP and my brother, also has the same vision and thinks of long-term development," Priyanka said at an election meeting here.
Bathinda (Punjab), April 28 : Attacking Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's family, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday said only one family had progressed and benefited in Punjab while the rest of the state could not progress much.
"We (Congress) unite everyone and make them part of progress. It is not that only two-three families should progress and other people remain poor. In Punjab, only one family has benefited," Gandhi said, without naming the Badals, at a rally for Congress-backed candidate Manpreet Singh Badal on the last day of campaigning.
Warangal (Andhra Pradesh), April 25 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday promised to develop Warangal as the second information technology hub of Telangana after Hyderabad.
"Telangana's second IT city will be Warangal," he told an election meeting at Madikonda in Warangal district.
To counter the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), which has promised to waive crop loans up to Rs. 1 lakh, Rahul declared that if Congress came to power in Telangana, it will waive crop loans of up to Rs. 2 lakh
New Delhi, April 21 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will hold rallies in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Tuesday, his office said.
Gandhi will first hold a public meeting in Alwar in Rajasthan.
The party candidate from the parliamentary constituency is Minister of State for Sports and Defence Jitendra Singh, who is considered to be close to Gandhi.
After his meeting in Alwar, Gandhi will then address a rally in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.
His last rally will be in Bemetara district that falls in Durg parliamentary constituency in Chhattisgarh.