Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi to lead Congress's 2014 campaign

Rahul Gandhi to lead Congress's 2014 campaignNew Delhi, Jan 16 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will lead the party's 2014 poll campaign.

"This meeting of CWC declares that the 2014 election campaign will be led by Rahul Gandhi," party spokesperson Janardan Dwivedi said.

While several Congress Working Committee (CWC) members were keen that Gandhi be anointed the party's prime ministerial candidate, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi intervened to say that it was not the tradition of the party to declare the candidate.

Rahul behaved like a 'joker' in Kerala: CPI-M leader

Pinarayi VijayanThiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 : Rahul Gandhi behaved like a "joker" during his visit in the state Monday and such a person is being projected as the prime ministerial candidate by the Congress, a CPI-M leader said here Tuesday.

Communist Party of India-Marxist state leader Pinarayi Vijayan said: "His candidature as the Congress's PM candidate is more or less finalised and yesterday (Monday) travelling on a police jeep on his state visit he behaved like a joker."

Moily hints at increasing subsidised LPG cap to 12

M Veerappa MoilyThe government may increase the quota of subsidised LPG (cooking gas) cylinders from current 9 to 12 per household per year, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily hinted on Sunday.

Moily said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was taking up the issue of increasing the quota of subsidised LPG cylinders with the Prime Minister. He claimed that he was yet to receive any proposal from the Congress Vice President or the Prime Minister on the matter. He added that the final decision would be taken by the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA).

Rahul Gandhi meets prime minister

rahul-gandhi-manmohan-singhNew Delhi, Jan 10 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday, as the party gears up for Lok Sabha polls in a few months.  Details of the agenda were not disclosed.

"Rahul Gandhi met the prime minister at his residence.  It was a one-on-one meeting," a source said.

The meeting comes a week after Manmohan Singh announced at a press conference that he would step down after the Lok Sabha elections and also commended Rahul Gandhi on his credentials to lead the nation. (IANS)

Rahul discusses 2014 strategy with Congress leaders

Rahul discusses 2014 strategy with Congress leadersNew Delhi, Dec 27 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday met Congress chief ministers and senior leaders to plan out a strategy for the 2014 Lok Sabha battle, party source said.

According to the sources, this is the first major brainstorming Gandhi had with senior colleagues and chief ministers after the Congress defeat in elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi.

The Congress won only in Mizoram.

Akhilesh welcomes Rahul Gandhi's visit to Muzaffarnagar

Akhilesh-YadavShamli, (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 23 : Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav on Monday welcomed suggestions from Congress Prime Ministerial candidate Rahul Gandhi to help riot-hit victims in Muzaffarnagar.

Rahul's visit to Muzaffarnagar is cheap publicity, says BJP

Mukhtar-Abbas-NaqviNew Delhi, Dec 23 : Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said Rahul Gandhi's weekend trip to Muzaffarnagar was a publicity stunt and had nothing to do with the suffering of the people.

"All this is only to appease the people and for cheap publicity," he added.

"The Congress and its leaders occasionally feel like having a good time. When Congress leaders decide to take a vacation, they end up doing something like this. It is like a long drive for them," said Naqvi.

Beating inflation our top priority: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul-Gandhi-FICCINew Delhi, Dec 21 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said "beating inflation" was the government's top priority after price rice was seen as a reason behind the Congress debacle in assembly polls in four states.

"High inflation on the back of high food prices is an immediate concern," Gandhi said at the 86th annual general meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here.

He said inflation has stretched household budgets and constrained industrial growth.

Corruption unacceptable : Rahul Gandhi

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, Dec 21 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday termed corruption as the biggest issue that was "bleeding people" and said the UPA government had passed the Lokpal Bill to fight it.

Speaking at the FICCI meet here, a clean-shaven and business-like Gandhi said: "The biggest issue is corruption. It is bleeding people. It is unacceptable."

He said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has faced a lot of criticism, "but it has done more to combat corruption than any other government".

Gandhi also said the regulatory system in the country needs to be overhauled.(IANS)

More anti-graft bills in pipeline, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, Dec 18 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said there were more anti-corruption bills "in the pipeline that need to be passed".

Speaking to media persons outside parliament after the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011, which provides for formation of an anti-graft ombudsman, was passed, Gandhi said more bills were needed to curb corruption.

"We need more bills and we have the framework. Congress party has bills in the pipeline that need to be passed," said Gandhi.

"We've had big success with the Lokpal bill, we had the RTI (Right to Information) earlier," he added.

Rahul bats for Lokpal, commits party to fighting corruption

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, Dec 14 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday batted strongly for the Lokpal bill, saying it was a "serious weapon to fight corruption" and sought the help of all political parties in passing it at the earliest.

Showing a new, proactive face of the party as he had promised after the recent assembly election reverses, Gandhi, accompanied by a battery of senior ministers at the Congress party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road, said the Lokpal bill was a matter of "national importance" and "will completely transform the issue of corruption.

BJP only ahead in corruption, says Rahul

Rahul-GandhiBanswara (Rajasthan), Nov 28 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday accused the BJP of ignoring the poor and said the only thing the opposition party is ahead in is indulging in corruption.

"We make better and more roads, railway lines and airports. We are ahead of the opposition in everything. I would like to say this from a public platform that they are better in only one thing. It is corruption," Gandhi said addressing an election rally in the tribal belt of Rajasthan's Banswara district, over 500 km from Jaipur.

Rahul stumbling, but Modi not yet a clear winner

Rahul-ModiNew Delhi, Nov 23 : The election scene is becoming clearer as the December 8 deadline of the assembly poll results draws near.

Since the Congress' hope of the dynasty energising the campaign hasn't come true, the party is seemingly banking on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to ferret out the indiscretions of Narendra Modi and Co.

Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Madhya Pradesh Nov 22

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, Nov 21 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh Nov 22, party sources said Thursday.

Gandhi, who addressed rallies in Dhar and Sidhi districts in the state Nov 20, will campaign in Balaghat and Mandsaur districts.

Polling in Madhya Pradesh will be held Nov 25. Results will be declared Dec 8. (IANS)

Rahul, Modi to address rallies in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh today

Rahul GandhiBhopal, Nov 20  : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be in poll-bound Chhattisgarh today to address separate rallies.

According to reports, Gandhi will attend election meetings in Kukshi and Sidhi, while the Gujarat Chief Minister will address election rallies in Satna, Shahdol, Singrauli and Jabalpur.

Earlier, addressing a rally in Chhatarpur, Modi claimed that the UPA-led central government and the Congress Party was finding it difficult to digest the progress being made in BJP-ruled states of the country.

Be more circumspect in speeches: EC tells Rahul Gandhi

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, Nov 13 : The Election Commission Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with the reply of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to charges of violation of the model code of conduct in his speeches and advised him to be more circumspect in his utterances during campaigning.

"Having regard to the totality of facts and circumstances of the case and submissions and contentions made by you (Rahul Gandhi) in your reply under reference, the commission conveys its displeasure and advises you to be more circumspect in your public utterances during election campaigns," the Election Commission said in its order.

Rahul denies violating election code

Rahul-GandhiNew Delhi, Nov 8 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday denied that he violated the model code of conduct by blaming the BJP for the communal riots in Uttar Pradesh, informed sources said.

The Election Commission had asked Gandhi to explain his remarks made at rallies in Churu (Rajasthan) and Indore (Madhya Pradesh), saying the BJP was responsible for the September violence in Muzaffarnagar.

Gandhi had also reportedly alleged that the Pakistani intelligence was in touch some of the riot victims -- a remark that created a furore.

Party workers will be consulted for future mandates: Rahul

Rahul-GandhiSrinagar, Nov 7 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday said party workers will be taken on board when selecting candidates for the forthcoming elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing party leaders and workers at the Congress headquarters in Srinagar, Rahul Gandhi said, "From workers you become MLAs (legislators) and ministers, but you do not become workers from MLAs and ministers."

"Workers will be consulted and taken on board while deciding tickets for the elections in the state," he said.

Rahul Gandhi visiting Jammu and Kashmir

Rahul-GandhiJammu, Nov 6 :  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi arrived here Wednesday morning on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

He will address a rally of Congress 'sarpanchs' (village heads) at M. A. Stadium.

He is also scheduled to hold a luncheon interaction with representatives of Jammu Chambers of Commerce and Industry at Jammu Club Wednesday afternoon.

Rahul Gandhi to address two rallies in UP

Rahul GandhiNew Delhi, Oct 30 : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will address two rallies in Uttar Pradesh today.

According to reports, Gandhi will first go to Hamirpur in Bundelkhand region, and then to Deoria in the eastern part of the state.

This is his second visit to the state in October.

Gandhi had earlier this month visited Aligarh and Rampur where he criticised the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) for engineering communal riots in Muzaffarnagar in which over 40 people were killed.

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