Rahul Gandhi

  • Rahul recommends BJP leader's son for KV, Cong probe on
    Thiruvananthapuram, September 14 (IANS): The Congress in Kerala is probing how party leader Rahul Gandhi got to recommend the name of a son of a BJP leader for admission in Kendriya Vidyalaya under the MP quota, a party leader said on Monday. Speaking to IANS, Congress legislator and Wayanad DCC President IC Balakrishnan said that angry party workers had complained about the recommendation. "As soon as the complaint surfaced, we decided to take appropriate action. As a first
  • Loyalists, Team Rahul score big in Congress rejig
    New Delhi, September 11 (IANS): Congress' interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday set up a special committee to assist her in operational and organisational matters, reshuffled the Congress Working Committee and and appointed General Secretaries and state in-charges with loyalists dominating the restructuring which bore a visible stamp of Rahul Gandhi. In the special committee which will function till the leadership election is held at the next party session, only Mukul Wasnik, amo
  • Rahul Gandhi makes first appearance at defence panel meet
    New Delhi, September 11 (IANS): Amid the India-China faceoff, Congress former President Rahul Gandhi for the first time attended the meeting of the Standing Committee on Defence on Friday. Rahul Gandhi has been a vocal critic of the government policy on China. After being criticised by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not attending the meetings, this was the Congress leader's first appearance since he was nominated to the Committee. Rahul Gandhi in a tweet said, &q
  • GST second major attack on India's unorganised economy: Rahul Gandhi
    New Delhi, September 6 (PTI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the NDA's Goods and Services Tax (GST) is not a tax system but an "attack" on India's poor and on its small and medium businesses, and urged all to stand against it. Dubbing the GST as "Gabbar Singh Tax", he said it is the second major attack on India's unorganised economy, and is an "absolute failure". He had earlier said demonetisation was the first attack on the
  • Demonetisation was attack on India's unorganised economy: Rahul
    New Delhi, September 3 (IANS): In his persistent attack on the union government over the economy, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi released his second video on Thursday and alleged that demonetisation was an attack on India's poor -- farmers, labourers, small shopkeepers -- the unorganised sector. Gandhi said "demonetisation did not erase the black money as it was claimed by the Prime Minister and it did not benefit the poor. The advantage was given to India's biggest
  • Rahul personally told me he never said what was attributed to him: Sibal
    New Delhi, August 24 (IANS): Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal on Monday withdrew his angry tweets saying he was informed by Rahul Gandhi personally that the former party chief had never made the "colluding with BJP" remark attributed to him. In his new tweet, Sibal said, "Was informed by Rahul Gandhi personally that he never said what was attributed to him. I therefore withdraw my tweet." His remarks came after the Congress Working
  • Rahul didn't use 'BJP agent': Surjewala to Sibal as CWC meet heats up
    New Delhi, August 24 (IANS): The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday saw intense action and reactions between the members amid open rebellion after former Congress President Rahul Gandhi targeted party leaders for their timing in asking for a leadership change, while Ghulam Nabi Azad promised to quit if proven to have colluded with the BJP, Kapil Sibal reminded of his unwavering fight to keep the party together. While Haryana Congress leader accused the dissenters of
  • It's too late, Cong leaders tell Rahul Gandhi in Bihar meet
    New Delhi, August 7 (IANS): Even as Bihar Assembly elections are a couple of months away, state Congress leaders told Rahul Gandhi during an online party meeting that it's too late to prepare for the electoral battle in the absence of an organisational structure in the eastern state, party sources said on Friday. Rahul Gandhi held the meeting with state unit leaders through videoconference on Thursday, during which former Union Minister Tariq Anwar was among the leaders who main
  • Covid-19 provides opportunity for a new imagination: Rahul
    New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in his conversation with 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Bangladesh Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus said on Friday that the novel coronavirus pandemic has given an opportunity to have a brand new imagination and emphasised on going back to the rural economy as the western model opted for has some serious problems. Speaking to the Congress leader, Yunus said: "I said Covid-19 pandemic suddenly stopped the whole m
  • With Rahul's intervention Raj Cong crisis may defuse
    New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Amid the political crisis in Rajasthan, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had a conversation with Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, claimed sources in the party.   "Pilot had a conversation with former party chief Rahul Gandhi over the political crisis in the state, source claimed.   According to party sources, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who has been in Delhi-NCR along with over 25 MLAs, is set to arrive in the state capi
  • Rahul, Priyanka have the guts to take on Modi-Shah: Digvijaya
    New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday asserted that the party leadership must take up the challenge of building the party organisation under the "dynamic" leadership of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. He said both have the guts and courage to take on the invincible duo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.   "The Congress leadership must take up the challenge of building the party organisat
  • Those who fight for truth cannot be intimidated: Rahul
    NEW DELHI, JULY 8 (IANS): After the Union Home Ministry set up an inter-ministerial committee to probe alleged violations of law by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit back saying truth cannot be "intimidated".   Rahul Gandhi in a tweet said, "Mr Modi believes the world is like him. He thinks every one has a price or can be intimidated." "He will never understand that those wh
  • Rahul urges people to join campaign against rising fuel prices
    New Delhi, June 29 (IANS): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday again took a swipe at the Central government for the rising fuel prices and urged people to join the campaign against it.   The former Congress party chief took to Twitter to show his resentment and stated, "Come and join #SpeakUpAgainstFuelHike campaign." This came after the state-run oil marketing companies raised the prices of petrol and diesel on Monday, a day after there was no hike in rates tha
  • Hope PM will accept Manmohan Singh's advice: Rahul Gandhi
    New Delhi, June 22 (IANS): Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the interest of the country, should accept the advice of former Prime Minister Manomhan Singh who said disinformation on the Chinese transgression will be a betrayal to the sacrifice made by the Indian soldiers.   Rahul Gandhi on Monday also paid glowing tributes to all the 20 Indian soldiers who died in Ladakh's Galwan valley on June 15, saying India will never f
  • Attack on soldiers was pre-planned, govt was fast asleep: Rahul
    New Delhi, June 19 (IANS): Soon after Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said that the attack on the Indian soldiers by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was pre-planned, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi sharpened his attack on the Narendra Modi government saying the government was caught sleeping.   "It's now crystal clear that -- the Chinese attack in Galwan was pre-planned, the Government of India was fast asleep and denied the proble
  • Only supporting, not a key player in Maharashtra: Rahul
    New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Amid allegations of mishandling the covid crisis in Maharashtra by opposition leaders who even demanded dismissal of the state government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that his party is not a key player in running Maharashtra government.   The Congress is part of "Maha Vikas Aghadi" and holds key ministries but Rahul Gandhi said, "We are only supporting the government and are not a 'key player' in the state".