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Rahul Pleads Not Guilty in Defamation Case :RSS Episode

Rahul Gandhi[Bhiwandi,Mumbai] Rahul Gandhi Pleads Not Guilty in Defamation Case :RSS Episode
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today pleaded not guilty in a defamation case filed against him by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker
Gandhi arrived at the court in Bhiwandi at 11.10 am amid heavy security cover and was greeted by hordes of people raising slogans in his support.
Inside the court, when Judge A I Sheikh, read out charges against him, Gandhi said, “I am not guilty.”
The court had on May 2 asked Gandhi to appear before it today to record his plea in the defamation case filed by RSS worker Rajesh Kunte in 2014.
Kunte had filed the case after watching Rahul Gandhi’s speech at an election rally in which he had alleged that the RSS was behind the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.

Another Gandhi,Rahul, Says He is Ready for PM’s Post

[Bengaluru]Another Gandhi,Rahul, Says He is Ready for PM’s Post
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said today he is ready to become the prime minister if his party emerges as the “biggest” party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Gandhi said, when asked during an interaction here if he would be the next prime minister.
Gandhi said he is “pretty confident” that Narendra Modi would not be the next prime minister.
Gandhi asserted that the Congress would win the Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.
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Capt&H C Agree To Expand Pb Cabinet With New 9

[New Delhi] Capt&High Command Agree To Expand Pb Cabinet With New 9
9 new cabinet ministers are set to take oath tomorrow in Punjab,
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has approved their names in a meeting with state chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
The new ministers are
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa,
Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria,
Vijay Inder Singla,
Bharat Bhushan Ashu,
Shyam Sunder Arora,
O P Soni,
Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi,
Gurpreet Singh Kangar and
Balbir Sidhu.
Swearing-in ceremony will take place tomorrow at 6 pm at Punjab Raj Bhawan.
The state chief minister held a second round of discussion with Rahul Gandhi today before announcing the names.
They held a similar meeting yesterday and Amarinder was asked by Rahul Gandhi to provide the seniority list of the MLAs.
At present there are nine ministers, including Amarinder Singh, and with nine new ministers, the Punjab government will touch the maximum strength of 15 per cent of the state assembly.
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Rahul Pinches PM on Rising Petrol, Diesel Prices

[New Delhi] Rahul Pinches PM on Rising Petrol, Diesel Prices
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the rising prices of petrol and diesel and posted a video that dubbed him the “king of misinformation” on the issue.
The video of Modi talking about reducing petrol and diesel prices at a rally is interspersed with images of Bollywood actor Salman Khan bursting into peals of laughter.
“The poor and the middle class bear the brunt of rising fuel prices. In this video, our PM is quite obviously talking about some other country,” Gandhi tweeted, using “#PeTrolled” as the hashtag.
While international crude oil prices have been on the decline, the rates of petrol and diesel have been rising due to heavy taxes by the government, Gandhi and the Congress have said in their attacks against the government and the prime minister.

Rahul Hits Out at Media for Cunning Twisting of Facts

[New Delhi] Rahul Hits Out at Media for Cunning Twisting of Facts
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today derided the media for allegedly stirring hate against him with their “cunning twisting of facts” and said he was honoured they made their livelihood spinning lies about him.
Gandhi cited a recent sting operation by the portal ‘Cobrapost’, allegedly revealing that 17 media firms were ready to push communal reports for cash without even raising a bill for it.
Gandhi said on Twitter. “I can never hate those who try to stir up hate against me, with fake stories and their cunning twisting of facts. For them it’s just business; hate sold for a price, as the Cobrapost expose shows,”
He added sarcastically.”I’m blessed and honoured that they make their livelihoods spinning lies about me,”
His party said on its Twitter handle that the “mainstream media’s silence on the Cobrapost ‘sting’ is a telling tale on its own credibility”.

Rahul Challenges 56″ Strongman [Modi]To Solve Dokalam

[New Delhi]Rahul Challenges 56″ Strongman [Modi]To Solve Dokalam
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Doklam issue, saying he hoped the “56 inch strongman” has a plan to deal with the situation.
Gandhi’s comments came after China on Monday asserted that Doklam belongs to it and India should have “learnt lessons” from the stand-off last year.
Recalling China’s statement, Gandhi said on Twitter, “Last week thousands took my Twitter poll. 63% felt Modi Ji would use hugplomacy, blame RM and cry in public to deal with the Doklam issue!
“For India’s sake, I hope you were wrong and our 56 inch strongman has a plan.”
Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day stand-off in Doklam near Sikkim last year after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the Chinese Army.

Rahul Gandhi Returns Ravi’s Coin,Engraving “Peddling Fake News”

[New Delhi]Rahul Gandhi Returns Ravi’s Coin,Engraving “Peddling Fake News”
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over huge pendency of cases in the courts and shortage of judges and charged him with “peddling fake news” instead.
His attack came after Prasad accused the Congress of hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, accused of harvesting data stolen from Facebook, in previous elections.
The charge has been denied by the Congress, which instead accused the BJP of using the services of the firm.
Legal system collapsing under Pending Cases:
Supreme Court 55,000+,
High Court 37 Lakh+,
Lower Courts 2.6 Crore+.
Yet, a staggering 400 High Court and
6,000 Lower Court judges not appointed,
while Law Minister preoccupied peddling fake news, Gandhi said on Twitter, using the hashtag JudiciaryDemonetised .
The Congress and the BJP have been engaged in a slinging match between each other accusing the other of using the services of the controversial data firm.
Prasad recently insisted that the Congress has used the services of Cambridge Analytica and said several media reports about the opposition party using the services of the firm had appeared in October and November last year and it never denied those stories till the BJP raised the issue.

Rahul Gandhi Doing Politics On Dead Bodies:Ravi Shankar

[New Delhi]Rahul Gandhi Doing Politics On Dead Bodies:Ravi Shankar,
He told reporters.”All I will tell Rahul Gandhi he should not do politics on dead bodies of Indians who lost their lives in very unfortunate circumstances,”
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also rejected the Congress’ claim that it had never used the services of Cambridge Analytica, and insisted that the opposition party and Gandhi did do it.
His response came after Gandhi suggested that the government had “invented” a story about the Congress’ alleged links with a controversial data firm to divert the media attention from these deaths as it was caught “lying” on the issue.
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Rahul Respect Mandate And Encourage Congressmen To Win Back Trust

[New Delhi] Rahul Respect Mandate And Encourage Congressmen To Win Back Trust
Breaking his silence on the party’s defeat in three northeast states, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said he respected the mandate of people in the region and was committed to winning back their trust.
Results for assembly elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland were declared on Saturday.
The Congress lost Meghalaya and failed to score a single seat in Tripura and Nagaland.
The party won 21 seats in Meghalaya, where it was in power, and could not garner the support of regional outfits to cobble together a coalition government.
Top party leaders Ahmed Patel and Kamal Nath rushed to Shillong to talk to regional parties but to no avail.
Gandhi had announced on Thursday that he would visit his 93-year-old grandmother in Italy over the Holi weekend.
Top party leaders had refrained from making any comment on the results
Gandhi Tweeted
“The Congress party respects the mandate of the people of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya.
We are committed to strengthening our party across the North East and to winning back the trust of the people.
My sincere thanks to each and every Congress worker who toiled for the party”.

Rahul Makes Dr Manmohan,Chairman Of Cong’s Drafting Committee

Rahul Makes Dr Manmohan,Chairman Of Cong’s Drafting Committee

Rahul Makes Dr Manmohan,Chairman Of Cong’s Drafting Committee

[New Delhi] Rahul Makes Dr Manmohan Chairman Of Cong’s Drafting Committee
Congress Top Brass Rahul Gandhi today constituted an
organising committee,
a drafting committee and
its four sub-groups, and
a constitution amendment committee
for the party’s upcoming plenary session to be held here from March 16 to 18.In which maximum Stalwarts are adjusted
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh is chairman of the drafting committee and
Mukul Wasnik its convener,
AICC treasurer Motilal Vora is chairman of the organising committee and
party general secretary Oscar Fernandes its convener,
The constitution amendment committee will have senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Janardan Dwivedi as its chairman and convener, with 10 other senior leaders, including Ahmed Patel, P Chidambaram, Mallikarjun Kharge and Kapil Sibal, as its members.
The drafting committee has 44 other senior party leaders as its members. It also has four sub-groups on political, economic affairs, international affairs and agriculture and employment.
While A K Antony will be the chairman of the political sub-group and Selja its convener, Chidambaram has been made chairman of the economic affairs sub-group with Jairam Ramesh as its convener and Anand Sharma the head the international affairs sub-group with Jyotiraditya Scndia as its convener.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will be the chairman of the sub-group on agriculture, employment and poverty alleviation, with Meenakshi Natarajan as convener.
This will be the Congress’ first plenary session under the presidentship of Rahul Gandhi, after he took over the reigns of the party from his mother Sonia Gandhi in December last year.
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