Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi interacts with people in Amethi

Rahul Gandhi interacts with people in AmethiMunshiganj/ Jayas/ Jagdishpur (UP), Dec 24 : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi had a busy schedule on the second and last day of his visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi on Wednesday.

He attended a camp at an eye hospital in Munshiganj area of his constituency.

Gandhi also interacted with women groups of the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust in the Jayas area. He even did not disappoint people who came to meet him without schedule. In the Jagdishpur area, Gandhi visited a close aide of his family.

Rahul visits Jhansi Cantt before flying off to Amethi

Rahul visits Jhansi Cantt before flying off to Amethi Jhansi, Dec 22 : After a prolonged interaction with women self-help groups here Monday, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi drove down to the nearby cantonment on a chilly Tuesday morning.

While no one was allowed to accompany him during the cantonment visit, sources said it was the firing range for tanks that generated interest in him.

He was stated to have spent about an hour at the firing range before he flew off to Amethi, his parliamentary constituency.

Rahul Gandhi may spend night in Dalit home again

Rahul Gandhi may spend night in Dalit home againJhansi (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 21 - Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is likely to spend yet another night in a Dalit's home in Jhansi district, party sources said Monday.

The Congress MP, who is scheduled to arrive here later Monday by a chartered plane, will go straight to Ghisauli village, barely 10 km from this city in the backward Bundelkhand region, the sources said.

He is to attend a programme organised by a local NGO engaged in welfare and economic upliftment of Dalits in the area.

Rahul understands limitations of flying: Pranab Mukherjee

Rahul understands limitations of flying: Pranab MukherjeeRanchi, Dec 9 - Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi understands the limitations of a pilot and did not violate any rules, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday in response to allegations that the youth leader had forced a helicopter pilot to land in zero visibility in Uttar Pradesh.

"Allegations of violation of landing rules of Rahul Gandhi's helicopter are baseless. Rahul Gandhi himself knows flying and understands the limitations," Mukherjee said at a press conference here.

Samajwadi Party protests Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Uttar Pradesh

Samajwadi Party protests Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Uttar PradeshLucknow, Dec. 8 : Activists of Samajwadi party on Tuesday protested the two-day visit of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to Uttar Pradesh.

The activists termed Rahul''s visit to the region as a mere show-off and said that he might be shinning in the boards and hoardings but not in the hearts of poor people.

Rahul Gandhi wants youth to join politics

Rahul Gandhi wants youth to join politicsLucknow, Dec. 8 : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that there is need for more youth participation in Uttar Pradesh state politics.

Rahul said that the focus of his visit to the State was to further his party''s youth agenda so as to convince the youth of Uttar Pradesh to take up politics as career.

Rahul Gandhi courts a controversy, asks pilot to land in poor light

Rahul Gandhi courts a controversy, asks pilot to land in poor lightSitapur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 8 : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi courted a controversy by asking the pilot of his helicopter to land in poor light at Sitapur here last evening.

State Congress chief Rita Bahugana expressed her concerns over this act.

The landing appears to be a violation of the air safety guidelines issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Youth can change the face of UP politics: Rahul Gandhi

Youth can change the face of UP politics: Rahul GandhiLucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 8 : Giving prominence to the significance of youth in politics, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday it is his dream to change the face of Uttar Pradesh politics.

The Congress General Secretary added that this could be achieved only if youngsters come up with a challenge and join State politics.

"There are many people here who have the same idea that politics here is of politics of past. We need to have of a politics of future and we need to build new politics for this state," said Rahul Gandhi.

I owe Vajpayee deep respect, says Rahul

I owe Vajpayee deep respect, says RahulNew Delhi, Dec 8 - Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday refused to comment on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee's indictment by the Liberhan Commission saying that the former prime minister was a "very senior politician".

In an obvious bid to steer away from controversies, Gandhi evaded any comment on Vajpayee being indicted by the Liberhan Commission probing the Babri Masjid demolition.

Fitness freak Rahul's midnight run in Hardoi

Fitness freak Rahul's midnight run in HardoiLucknow, Dec 8 - Forget about treadmills, steppers and other fancy gym equipment, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi clearly believes in working out anywhere and anytime -- even if it means squeezing in a 60-minute jog at midnight in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi town.

Gandhi, who is on a two-day trip to Uttar Pradesh, put in packed day Monday, interacting with party workers, visiting the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus and conducting meetings. But come night at Hardoi, 110 km from here, and the need to workout kicked in.

Manmohan Singh is the most capable PM, says Rahul

Manmohan Singh is the most capable PM, says RahulLucknow, Dec 8 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is the most capable person to hold the post in the country, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday.

"We have the most capable person as the prime minister of the country. Not only the Congress party acknowledges that, the opposition and the rest of the world also accept the fact," he told reporters here during his two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul forces pilot to land chopper in zero visibility

Rahul forces pilot to land chopper in zero visibilityLucknow, Dec 8 - Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi took a risky decision and forced his helicopter's pilot to land in zero visibility on an airstrip in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district, said state party president Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

"The pilot was just not ready to land the helicopter, but Rahulji forced him to do so and the chopper landed in zero visibility," Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Congress party president in Uttar Pradesh, told reporters.

I want to change politics in Uttar Pradesh: Rahul

I want to change politics in Uttar Pradesh: RahulLucknow, Dec 8 - Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said that he wanted to give a new vision to politics in Uttar Pradesh by roping in more youth.

"I want to change the way politics is done in Uttar Pradesh. Politics in the state is in the past and we want to take it in the future. My aim is to build a new type of politics in the state," Gandhi told reporters during his two-day visit to the state.

Competent Muslim can become PM, says Rahul Gandhi

Competent Muslim can become PM, says Rahul GandhiAligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 7 : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi interacted with the students of the Aligarh Muslim University here today and responding to the questions posed by the university students that how long will it take for India to have it''s next Muslim Prime Minister, he said the religion is not a barrier for anyone to hold the topmost post of the country.

Rahul Gandhi visits AMU

Rahul Gandhi Lucknow, Dec 7 : Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Monday visited the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh and interacted with the students.

Gandhi met the students at the Kennedy Auditorium, a varsity official said.

The MP from Amethi fielded questions from students with aplomb. When asked about elevation of Manmohan Singh as the prime minister in 2004, he said: "He was not the prime minister because he is a Sikh but because he was the most capable person for the post."

Permission for Rahul's press meet in Lucknow withdrawn

Permission for Rahul's press meet in Lucknow withdrawnLucknow, Dec 7 - The Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh administration Monday suddenly withdrew permission for a press conference that was to be addressed by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, party leaders said.

Gandhi was to address the press conference at the auditorium of the state tourism directorate here Tuesday. The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) had also paid for using the auditorium.

Rahul Gandhi on two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi on two-day visit to Uttar PradeshLucknow, Dec 7 - Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi begins his two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh Monday to boost the membership drive undertaken to re-activate the youth wing of the party.

Gandhi commences his journey from Aligarh, where he will also visit the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). He then proceeds to Etah and Hardoi where he hopes to spend the night.

On Tuesday, he would visit Lakhimpur-Kheri, Bahraich, Ambedkar Nagar and Sitapur.

Rahul Gandhi interacts with AMU students

Rahul Gandhi interacts with AMU studentsAligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 7 : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is interacting with the students of the Aligarh Muslim University here. This is Gandhi''s first visit to the premier institution.

Rahul Gandhi is expected to meet the potential Youth Congress candidates at the university.

Only a few selected students were allowed to enter the auditorium to hear Gandhi''s speech and to ask questions to him. Screens installed outside the university auditorium broadcast Rahul Gandhi''s interaction for the rest of the university students. (ANI)

Rahul Gandhi to kick off ''Mission UP 2012'' today

Rahul Gandhi to kick off ''Mission UP 2012'' todayBahraich (UP), Dec 7 : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will kick off his "Mission UP 2012" in Bahraich today.

Youth Congress president Ashok Tanwar has said Gandhi would address 600 youth who have been shortlisted in the district.

During his two-day visit, he will visit to the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and meet potential candidates for organisational elections of the Youth Congress in the state.

Rahul Gandhi to visit AMU Monday

Rahul Gandhi Aligarh, Dec 5 : Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit the Aligarh Muslim University Monday to interact with students and teachers, a university official said Saturday.

Visiting the institution at the invitation of Vice Chancellor P. K. Abdul Azis, Gandhi will interact with students from various faculties, hostels and university-maintained schools at the Kennedy Auditorium from 9.15 a. m. Monday, the university spokesman said.

He will pay floral tributes at the tomb of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of the university, and will also meet the university teachers at the AMU Staff Club.




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