Amethi

Modi gave more money to Adani than what we invest in MNREGA: Rahul

rahul-gandhiAmethi, 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.

My father is Rajiv Gandhi, retorts Priyanka

Priyanka-GandhiAmethi, May 1 : Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Thursday said angrily that she was the daughter of late former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and he cannot be compared to anyone.

"My father is Rajiv Gandhi. He laid down his life for the country. He cannot be compared to anyone else," Priyanka Gandhi said in a retort.

She was reacting to a reported statement by Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi that she was like his daughter.

Rahul shares our father's development vision: Priyanka

Priyanka-GandhiAmethi, 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.

Rahul denies personal attack on Modi

rahul-gandhiAmethi, April 12 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said he did not make any "personal remark" about Narendra Modi, following criticism by BJP leaders over his "peeping into the private life" of the party's prime ministerial candidate.

Talking to reporters after filing his nomination papers here in Uttar Pradesh, Gandhi said he had made no attempt to talk about Modi's personal life but was merely "stating a factual position" as per the Gujarat chief minister's affidavit filed in Vadodara constituency.

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.

Rahul to undertake first visit to Amethi as Congress Vice President

Rahul to undertake first visit to Amethi as Congress Vice President Amethi, Feb 7 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will undertake a two-day tour of his parliamentary constituency Amethi beginning today.

It will be his first visit to his constituency after taking over as the Congress Vice President.

Forty-two--year-old Gandhi is scheduled to meet senior party functionaries and leaders in the area during his visit. He will also lay the foundation of some development works in the area.

Police jeep hits Rahul Gandhi's 'favourite' vehicle

Police jeep hits Rahul Gandhi's 'favourite' vehicleAmethi, Nov 21 - A police jeep escorting Priyanka Gandhi's cavalcade here Saturday lost control and hit a green Qualis that is said to be Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's favourite vehicle, party officials said. The Qualis was the one in which Priyanka had driven her brother around his parliamentary constituency Friday.

Though the rear portion of the Qualis was damaged, no one was injured in the accident, which took place in Amethi's Gauriganj town in Sultanpur district, about 150 km from Lucknow.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi on Aug 17

Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi on Aug 17Amethi, Aug 13 : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit Amethi from August 17.

According to party sources, Rahul is expected to pay surprise visits to some villages in the constituency.

During his three-day visit, he will also review the progress made under the NREGA when he will travel to the interior areas.

He will attend a convocation ceremony of the Rajiv Gandhi Information Technology Institute here and inaugurate a hostel.

Rahul Gandhi says Joshi''s remarks against Mayawati unfortunate, but Mayawati also at fault

Rahul Gandhi says Joshi''s remarks against Mayawati unfortunate, but Mayawati also at faultAmethi (Uttar Pradesh), July 17 : Congress party general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday told reporters at a impromptu press conference here that remarks made by Uttar Pradesh Congress unit chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi against state Chief Minister Mayawati were unfortunate, but at the same time understandable because of the lack of development in the state.

Mayawati has time for statues, but not for governance: Rahul Gandhi

Mayawati has time for statues, but not for governance: Rahul GandhiAmethi, July 17 : Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of misusing government funds, Congress Party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Uttar Pradesh has place for only statues and elephants but not for the issues related to development of the state.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi today

Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi todayAmethi, July 17 : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will arrive here today to interact with the people of the constituency who have been suffering from shortage of power supply.

During his day-long visit, he will meet party workers and polling agents at Salon, Jagdishpur, Tiloi, Gauriganj and Amethi.

He is expected to meet people injured in the July 13 incident when police lathicharged a group protesting against power crisis. (ANI)

No personal hatred against Rajiv Gandhi’s killers: Priyanka Gandhi

No personal hatred against Rajiv Gandhi’s killers: Priyanka GandhiAmethi, Apr 21: Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said that her family has no ‘hatred or anger’ against killers of her father and late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Priyanka also downplayed the controversial comments of Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) supremo V. Prabhakaran is not a terrorist.

Left needs to move forward from its regressive anti-development policies: Priyanka Vadra

 Left needs to move forward from its regressive anti-development policies: Priyanka VadraAmethi (Uttar Pradesh), Apr. 21 : Priyanka Vadra, the daughter of UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has said that the Left needs to have a rethink on some of its regressive and anti-development policies if it is desirous of taking Indian forward in the new millenium.

Priyanka Gandhi defends Congress’ decision to go alone in UP

Priyanka Gandhi defends Congress’ decision to go alone in UPAmethi, Apr 20: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Monday defended the Congress’ decision to go alone in Uttar Pradesh in ongoing general elections.

Priyanka termed the decision of the Congress as an opportunity to strengthen the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

“This is a good opportunity for the UPA because we are going alone in elections. I think it’s a good opportunity now rather than two years ago,” Priyanka said while addressing an election rally here.

Priyanka Gandhi accuses Mayawati of preventing Amethi’s development

Priyanka Gandhi accuses Mayawati of preventing Amethi’s developmentAmethi, Apr 13: Priyanka Gandhi on Monday accused the Mayawati- led Uttar Pradesh Government for creating impediments in the developmental works in Amethi, which is represented in Parliament by her brother Rahul Gandhi.

"A non-Congress government in Uttar Pradesh or at the Centre has always tried to create hurdles in executing development works. For instance, the Uttar Pradesh Government did its best to halt the proposed Rail Coach Factory project in Rai Bareli," she said while addressing an election rally here.

Priyanka Gandhi backs Rahul for Prime Minister

Priyanka Gandhi Amethi, Apr 12 : Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday gave some indications of possibility of her brother and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi becoming Prime Minister one day.

"I have full faith in my brother. He is hardworking. He is, according to me, qualified for the post. So, one day he will. He will do a good job of it," she told reporters while campaigning for Rahul Gandhi in Amethi parliamentary constituency.

Priyanka, however, added that Manmohan Singh would assume the post, if Congress comes back to power.

Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi

Rahul Gandhi files nomination from AmethiAmethi, Apr 4: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday filed his nomination papers from Amethi parliamentary constituency for the Lok Sabha elections.

Rahul was accompanied by his mother Sonia Gandhi, party candidate from Sultanpur Dr. Sanjay Singh and close family friend Captain Satish Sharma.

UPCC president Reeta Bahuguna Joshi was already present at the collectorate.

Rahul''s sister Priyanka Vadra and his brother-in-law Robert Vadra was not present because of death of Vadra''s father on Friday.

Rahul Gandhi to file nomination from Amethi today

Rahul Gandhi to file nomination from Amethi todaySultanpur, Apr 4 : Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will file his nomination papers from Amethi parliamentary constituency at Sultanpur district headquarters today.

Rahul will be accompanied by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who will file her nomination papers from Rae Bareilly constituency on April 6.

Rahul sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, brother-in-law Robert Vadra and state unit chief Reeta Bahuguna Joshi to Sultanpur district headquarters will also present on the occasion.

Priyanka gives some ‘winning tips’ to Congress party workers in Amethi

Priyanka gives some ‘winning tips’ to Congress party workers in AmethiAmethi, Mar 3 : Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday visited her brother Rahul Gandhi's parliamentary constituency here and gave some `winning tips' to party workers at a Congress Sewadal programme in the Gauriganj area.

Addressing the Congress party workers, Priyanka "Only those who serve the people without any expectations would be remembered in politics," she added.

The gathering was strictly closed to the media.

Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi to arrive in Amethi today

Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi to arrive in Amethi todayAmethi, Mar 3: United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and her brother, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will arrive here today.

During her visit, Priyanka is expected to interact with party workers and meet Congress representatives of Sonia Gandhi''s constituency Rae Bareli.

Earlier, Priyanka had campaigned for Sonia in 1999 and 2004 parliamentary elections.

Earlier on February 2, Sonia inaugurated a rail coach factory in Rae Bareli.

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