Tag: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Also Banned Spokespersons For TV Debates

[New Delhi]Congress Also Banned Spokespersons For TV Debates .Akhilesh Yadav has earlier taken the similar step just after Political Debacle in Lok Sabha Elections
The Congress has decided not to send spokespersons for television debates for a month.
The move comes after the party’s debacle in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls.
The Congress has often accused the media of being “biased” towards the Modi dispensation.
“@INCIndia has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted.
“All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows,” he said.
The Congress is currently facing a crisis with party president Rahul Gandhi adamant on his decision to quit after the poll debacle — winning just 52 Lok Sabha seats — and its state governments facing an uncertain future.

PM Modi Plays Rajdharma and Pays Tribute to [Late]Rajiv Gandhi

[New Delhi] PM Modi Plays Rajdharma and Pays Tribute to [Late]Rajiv Gandhi
Prime Minister Of India Narendra Modi Tuesday took to Twitter to pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary.
PM Tweeted “Tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary,”
This comes after Modi dubbed Rajiv Gandhi “bhrashtachari no 1” (corrupt no 1) at an election rally earlier this month
Hitting out at the former prime minister’s son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his allegations of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal, Modi had said, “Your father was termed ‘Mr. Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrashtachari?No:1’.”
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber during an election rally in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur town on this day in 1991.

Rahul Remembers Rajiv Gandhi For His Forgiveness

[New Delhi]Rahul Remembers Rajiv Gandhi For His Forgiveness
Congress president Rahul Gandhi paid homage to his father and former Prime Minister [Late]Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary on Tuesday at his memorial, Veer Bhoomi,
Rahul was accompanied by his mother and UPA chairperson Smt Sonia Gandhi, sister Smt Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior Congress leaders.
In a tweet, Rahul remembered his father as a gentle person who taught him to forgive and never hate.
Rajiv Gandhi took over reins of the Congress following the assassination of his mother and then prime minister Smt Indira Gandhi in October 1984. The same year, he became India’s youngest prime minister at the age of 40.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a LTTE suicide bomber at an election rally in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur town on this day in 1991.

Rahul Bows New Arrows in Protection of Tax Payer Middle Class

[Pune] Rahul Gandhi Bows New Arrows in Protection of Tax PayerUrban Middle Class
He says
Money won’t be taken from middle class,
Incometax won”t be raised
Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday said the ‘Nyay’ minimum income scheme for the poor will be implemented without raising income tax or burdening the middle class.
The opposition party has said that if voted to power, it will give Rs 72,000 per year as minimum income to poor families, benefiting around 25 crore people, a move Gandhi has termed a ‘surgical strike’ on poverty.
“Money won’t be taken from the middle class and income tax won’t be raised,” Gandhi said when asked how funds will be raised for the Nyuntam Aay Yojna (Nyay) scheme.
Interacting with students here, the Congress chief said all calculations have been done to fund the scheme.
He said the Congress manifesto was prepared after taking inputs from all sections of the society, including farmers and the poor.
Asked about employment scenario in the country, he said around 27,000 jobs are being lost per hour in India.
The Congress chief promised to reserve 33 per cent seats in Parliament, assemblies for women if his party is voted to power.

Rahul Challenges Modi to Answer Questions Of Public In a PC

[Mumbai]Rahul Challenges Modi to Answer Questions Of Public In a PC
Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a press conference and answer questions of the public.
Since he became the PM in 2014, Modi has not held a press conference in all this time, Gandhi said, addressing a public rally
The Congress leader claimed Modi speaks falsehood all the time.
He also slammed the PM for ‘protecting’ the likes of absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi.
He said “Modi will call Mehul Choksi as Mehul bhai (brother) but call you (people) ‘Mitron’ (friends),”
Gandhi said the Congress will give 500 sq feet houses to slum dwellers in Mumbai under the slum development scheme if voted to power.

Modi Condoles Rahul Demands Bharat Ratn for 111 Old “Walking God”

[New Delhi]Modi And Rahul Condole Demise of Lingayat Seer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday condoled the demise of a prominent Lingayat seer, saying he lived for the people, especially the poor.
The seer of Tumakuru-based Siddaganga Math, 111-year-old Shivakumara Swamiji, who was known as the ‘Walking God’, died Monday after a prolonged illness.
PM Tweeted
“His holiness Dr Sree Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamigalu lived for the people, especially the poor and vulnerable. He devoted himself towards alleviating ills like poverty, hunger and social injustice. Prayers and solidarity with his countless devotees spread all across the world,”
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said his passing away leaves behind a deep spiritual void.
He Tweeted “I am sorry to hear about the passing of Shivakumar Swami Ji, Pontiff of the Siddaganga Mutt. Swami Ji was respected and revered by millions of Indians, from all religions and communities. His passing leaves behind a deep spiritual void. My condolences to all his followers,”
Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge requested the Centre to bestow ‘Bharat Ratna’ on the seer. “I request the government to give him Bharat Ratna. He is worthy of getting the title.

Capt Asks His Party Workers To Connect Digitally With Rahul Gandhi

[Chd,Pb]Capt Launches His Party Prez’s Shakti :Project To Galvanise Congressmen
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today launched Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s flagship ‘Shakti’ project to galvanise party workers in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha election due by May.
The project also aims to connect Congress workers digitally with Gandhi.
It said the project’s success was reflected in the party’s win in the assembly polls in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Chief Minister asked party workers to make optimum use of this messaging system to target voters at the grassroots level, according to a Congress party release.

Rahul Gandhi Wishes Arun Jaitley Speedy Recovery

[New Delhi]Rahul Gandhi Wishes Arun Jaitley Speedy Recovery
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday sent his and his party’s best wishes to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who has left for the US for a medical check-up following a kidney transplant last year, and wished him a speedy recovery.
“I’m upset to hear Arun Jaitley Ji is not well. We fight him on a daily basis for his ideas. However, I and the Congress party send him our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. We are with you and your family 100% during this difficult period Mr Jaitley (sic),” Gandhi wrote on Twitter.
Jaitley, 66, who had a kidney transplant operation and follow-up check-ups at AIIMS last year, left for the US on Sunday night for a “regular medical check-up”,
This is Jaitley’s first overseas visit since his kidney ailment was confirmed in April last year.

Punjab’s Capt Submits Strategy to His Party Capt for 13 LokSabha Seats

[Delhi,Chd,Pb] Punjab’s Capt Reports to His Party Capt In Delhi and Submits Strategy for 13 Lok Sabha Seats
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ruled out the need for an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the state but said the decision on a coalition with the party would be taken by the Congress high command.
He was responding to questions from media persons during an informal chat after meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi to discuss a host of state government and party related issues, particularly in view of the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
On the issue of the Kartarpur Corridor, Captain Amarinder Singh said while Pakistan had already started work on the construction of the road on their side, development work had yet to start in the Indian Punjab, as the state government had not received any funds so far from the Centre for acquiring land for building the infrastructure.
The Chief Minister trashed as completely incorrect the allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the loan waiver scheme for farmers in Punjab. His government had already waived off crop loans worth Rs 3,417 crores of 4,14,275 farmers in just one year. His government was committed to covering all the 10.25 lakh small and marginal farmers He said loans of the remaining about 3 lakh of the 10.25 lakh farmers would be waived off shortly.

Nirmala Shows Jawala To Rahul Gandhi For Insulting Modi On Rafale

[New Delhi]Nirmala Shows Jawala To Rahul Gandhi For Insulting Modi On Rafale
There were heated scenes in the Lok Sabha as Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman accused the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi of insulting her and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Nobody has a right to call me or the prime minister a thief and a liar,” said a visibly angry Sitharaman, whom speaker Sumitra Mahajan tried to calm down.
The defence minister was responding to Gandhi who said that he wanted to speak as his name was taken by Sitharaman during her reply to a debate on Rafale deal.
Referring to Gandhi’s conversation with former French president Franois Hollande, Minister said the Congress chief had quoted him without any proof.
While clarifying his conversation with Hollande, Gandhi said the former French president had said that the price was not part of the contract and he could say that publicly.
He further claimed Hollande himself had stated that the name of businessman Anil Ambani was given to him by Modi and Government of India.
Gandhi wanted to know why Sitharaman did not take the name of Ambani who was chosen as the major offset beneficiary and why the price of aircraft went up to Rs 1,600 crore.
He questioned why the number of aircrafts to be purchased were reduced to 36 and why Prime Minister Narendra Modi bypassed the defence establishment to change the deal.
Sitharaman said that the NDA got a better deal then what was being negotiated by the UPA government.
On the offset partners, she said it was not a part of negotiations and the government was not involved in their selection .
The minister said she regretted that when the prime minister spoke, the Congress called him a liar.
“We all come from normal background…I come from a middle class. The prime minister comes from a humble background. The prime minister’s name is untarnished, he is not corrupt. I have my honour intact,” she said, adding “you can not insult us the way you want”.