Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Dharamsala today

rahul gandhiDharamsala, Mar 20 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will today address an election rally in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala town in an attempt to garner people's support ahead of the upcoming general elections .

Gandhi was earlier scheduled to address the rally on March 8 but later it was postponed.

On Wednesday, Gandhi appreciated the talented youth of Manipur who have brought laurels from national and international arenas at various sports events.

Rahul Gandhi cancels trip to Mizoram

Rahul-GandhiAizawl/Agartala, March 19 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a visit to the northeastern states, has cancelled his visit to Mizoram on Wednesday in view of the ongoing assembly session, a party spokesperson said in Aizawl.

"Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to address an election rally at Mualpui (near Aizawl city), Wednesday. He cancelled his trip to the state in view of the ongoing assembly session," state Congress spokesman Thanglawra Ngurte told reporters.

Gandhi, who addressed an election rally in Arunachal Pradesh Tuesday, would also speak at several election rallies in Meghalaya and Manipur Wednesday.

Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Manipur today

Rahul GandhiImphal, Mar 19 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will address a rally at Wangjing in Manipur's Thoubal district today in an attempt to garner people's support ahead of the upcoming general elections.

While addressing a rally in Arunachal Pradesh yesterday, Gandhi criticized the "ideology" of attacking migrants in various parts of India.

Speaking to his supporters at Hapoli, he raked up the death of Arunachal boy Nido Taniam in Delhi and said, "An Arunachal boy was killed in Delhi. India belongs to all, every religion, caste, community."

Opposition dividing people on communal lines: Rahul

Rahul-GandhiShillong, March 18 : The opposition is dividing the people of India on communal lines, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said here Tuesday while launching his election campaign in Meghalaya.

"The opposition believes in centralisation of power and politics of anger.  But the Congress believes in uniting people, giving power to people, to youth, to women to transform the society and in the politics of love," Gandhi said at a huge rally at Resubelpara, the district headquarters of North Garo Hills.

Rahul will lose heavily in Amethi: Kumar Vishwas

Kumar-VishwasAmethi (Uttar Pradesh), March 17 - Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will lose "by a big margin" in the Lok Sabha polls here, AAP leader and candidate Kumar Vishwas says.

The Arvind Kejriwal associate also said in an interview that the biggest losers of the election in Uttar Pradesh will be, besides the Congress, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the now ruling Samajwadi Party.

Saying a "historic campaign" was under way in Amethi, Kumar Vishwas said his confidence about his own victory and Gandhi's defeat came from numerous interactions with voters, mainly in rural pockets.

Will Rahul's combative stance help Congress?

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, March 13 : Rahul Gandhi's new-found combativeness in taking on Narendra Modi on his home turf has raised the pitch of the Congress campaign for the Lok Sabha elections with some political observers saying the ruling party needs to be more assertive against its rivals to keep alive diminishing hopes in the electoral contest ahead.

Rahul Gandhi compared the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler at a rally in Gujarat earlier this week. Gandhi's remarks on Modi were preceded by a sharp attack on the RSS over the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

Congress runs government for poor: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul-GandhiJaipur, March 10 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday said his party runs a government for the poor and would work for their development if voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Devali town in Tonk district, around 100 km from here, he said the Congress-led UPA government got about 150 million people out of the below-poverty line in the last 10 years.

He said his party would work for the welfare of 700 million people in the country who were earlier classified as "poor" but now no longer live in absolute poverty.

India can be a superpower only by empowering women: Rahul

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, March 8 : On the occasion of the International Women's Day, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday India can never aspire to be a superpower without empowering its women.

"On the International Women's Day, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all the women in our country and across the world, who have worked tirelessly to bring the fight for women's empowerment onto the global agenda," Gandhi said.

He said "much more needs to be done to ensure that women have their rightful place in society".

Rahul casts the net to catch fisherfolk votes!

Rahul-GandhiMumbai, March 6 : Armed with his disarming style and youthful charm, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday cast a net wide to catch the votes of the seven million strong fisherfolk community in Maharashtra.

Interacting informally with around 250 fishermen and fisherwomen at the Versova Beach under a blazing sun, Gandhi was blessed by an elderly fisherwoman, while others expressed their desire to see him as India's prime minister.

Don't appreciate such language: Rahul on 'impotent' remark

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, Feb 27 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said here Thursday that he does not "appreciate" External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's "impotent" remark on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Khurshid at a rally Feb 25 in his Farrukhabad constituency in Uttar Pradesh, called Modi "impotent" in failing to protect the people during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

"I do not appreciate this kind of language," Gandhi told the media here.

Other Congress leaders also said that the party does not support the use of such language.

Parties which claim they change country in 60 months mock people: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul-GandhiGuwahati, Feb 25 : Making a direct attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the leaders who say that they could change the country within 60 months were making fun of people and that it was a laughable statement.

"It is laughable that they say they will do in 60 months, what the Congress did in 60 years.  It is not because of the Congress, but the people of the country who worked hard for these years to take the country forward." said Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Guwahati.

Decentralisation needed to tackle corruption: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul-GandhGuwahati, Feb 25 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday that decentralisation of power is essential to tackle corruption.

Addressing a rally in Assam, Gandhi said that power needs to be decentralised and given to the people and the local bodies in the states.

"More power is given to the councils, local bodies and people, more better it is for the people in the state," he said in Diphu.

The rally took place days after Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed the people of Assam.

Rahul late entrant on anti-graft plank: BJP

Arun-JaitleyNew Delhi, Feb 22 : Calling Rahul Gandhi a late entrant on the anti-corruption plank, the Bharatiya Janata Party Saturday said the Congress vice president should have spoken on the issue much earlier.

"He (Rahul) is a late entrant and he should have spoken on the anti-graft bills much earlier," said Arun Jaitley, leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

After the 15th Lok Sabha's last session Friday, Gandhi has accused the BJP of blocking passage of anti-graft bills in parliament.

BJP has however rejected the charge saying it was members of the Congress who disrupted parliament proceedings. (IANS)

Rahul attacks Modi, says Congress ushered IT revolution

rahul-gandhiBelgaum (Karnataka), Feb 15 : Taking a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his party ushered the IT revolution in India, and the BJP should stop taking credit for it.

"Now, all leaders are talking about IT power, but we made India an IT hub. When Rajiv Gandhi brought computers to India, the BJP opposed it, saying people will lose jobs. Now, thousands of people are employed in the IT industry," he said in a rally here.

Rahul further accused the BJP for overlooking corruption within the party.

Rahul Gandhi interacts with Jharkhand tribal women, pitches for minorities

Rahul-GandhiRanchi (Jharkhand), Feb 7 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday interacted with tribal women in Ranchi, Jharkhand, and said the party would like to support minorities in their battle and help them grow.

Gandhi was on a visit to Jharkhand to interact with tribal women party workers as a part of his nationwide tour ahead of the parliamentary elections in April.

During the interaction, Gandhi talked to the women party workers about their complaints and suggestions on various issues like governance, education and employment opportunities.

Rahul to talk to opposition leaders for passage of bills

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, Feb 3 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Monday said he will talk to opposition leaders to ensure that important bills are passed in the upcoming parliament session.

"I shall talk to the opposition leaders and make them understand that both the government and the opposition will have to work together to pass the bills," Gandhi told reporters after meeting street vendors who are demanding passage of a bill aimed at protecting their livelihood rights.

"I met street vendors and assured them the street vendors bill will be passed," he said.(IANS)

70 crore people should be moved to middle class: Rahul

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, Jan 30 : Seventy crore Indians - who are above poverty line but continue to be vulnerable - should be brought into the "middle class" over the next 5-10 years, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Thursday.

Interacting with labour representatives and street vendors to seek their feedback for the Congress party manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Gandhi said the United Progressive Alliance government has enacted several rights-based legislations.

He said the legislations provided the vulnerable sections a platform to seek better remuneration.

Rahul Gandhi faces rough weather in Amethi

Rahul-GandhiLucknow, Jan 28 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is not finding the going easy in family bastion Amethi.

As he prepares for the Lok Sabha election, there are enough indications that the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) entry into the electoral battle has upset the Congress calculations. There is also infighting within the Congress. And Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party is shedding its friendly face to throw a challenge to the Gandhi scion.

While Gandhi supporters may not yet admit it openly, there are enough signs that they are worried in the face of the gauntlet thrown at them by AAP's poet-politician Kumar Vishwaas.

Rahul veiled PM candidate of Congress: Jaitley

Arun-JaitleyNew Delhi, Jan 27 : BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday called Rahul Gandhi Congress' prime ministerial candidate in "purdah" (veil), questioning why the party's campaign centres around him even when he is not the official candidate for the top post.

"... the campaign is centred around one person, who is the Congress Party's 'candidate in purdah'," he said in a blog post.

Congress never promotes communal violence, believes in unity: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, Jan 17 : Making an attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meet on Friday said that the Congress does not play politics by turning people against one and, by lighting the fire of communal violence, and that it believes in unity.

"We do not play politics by turning people against one and other, lighting the fire of communal violence because we believe in unity ," said Gandhi.

He also said that there were six pending bills in the Parliament that needed to be passed.

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