(New Delh)Clapping Won’t Help,Give Financial Package to Corona Victims:Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called for immediate steps to revive the country’s economy on Saturday and said there was a need for a big financial package.
He pointed out that the coronavirus outbreak was a serious attack on our fragile economy and took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for beating of “thalis” in the honour of those working to contain the spread of the virus.
Gandhi said clapping would not help the daily wage workers and small and medium entrepreneurs.
“The coronavirus is a big attack on our fragile economy. Small and medium entrepreneurs and our daily wage workers are the most affected.
“Clapping will not help them. Today there is a need for cash relief and tax sops, besides relief in repayment of loans as part of a big economic package. Take immediate steps,” the former Congress chief said in a tweet in Hindi.
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(New Delhi) Rahul Gandhi Cry Out at His Class Fellow Scindia’s Changed Ideology
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Jyotiraditya Scindia forgot his ideology as he was apprehensive about his political future and that he would not get respect in the BJP.
Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament that Scindia was an old friend of his And would not get respect in the BJP, nor would he feel satisfied there, the former Congress chief said.
A day after quitting the Congress, Scindia joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday in the presence of its president JP Nadda and slammed his former party for “denying reality” and “not acknowledging” new thoughts and new leadership.
Scindia has been named as the BJP’s Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya Pradesh.
(New Delhi)Rahul &Priyanka Visited P Chidambaram in Tihar
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited the Tihar jail to meet former finance minister P Chidambaram.
The senior Congress leader was first arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on August 21 in the INX Media corruption case and was granted bail by the Supreme Court on October 22.
He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the money laundering case on October 16 and is in judicial custody till November 27 under the order of a trial court.
(New Delhi)Gandhi Family’s Security Cover Reduced From SPG to Z+
The government has withdrawn the Special Protection Group (SPG) cover of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka, and they will now be given Z-plus security by the CRPF, officials said on Friday.
SPG cover was given to the family of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated by LTTE terrorists on May 21, 1991,
The Gandhis will be without SPG protection after 28 years. They were included in the VVIP security list following an amendment in September 1991 in the SPG Act of 1988.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now be the only person being protected by the elite SPG commandos.
In August this year, the government withdrew the SPG cover of former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
The SPG Act, enacted by Parliament in 1988, was initially supposed to provide security to only the prime minister and former prime ministers of the country.
(Kolkata) Adhir Comes to Control Damage Done By Walkaway Comment
Congress Leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Wednesday stood by Rahul Gandhi and said politicians like Gandhi, who stepped down taking moral responsibility for the drubbing, are rare in Indian politics.
Several Congress leaders, both at the state and at the central levels, had criticised Rahul Gandhi for “walking away” from the party president’s post following its massive defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha poll.
The disgruntled leaders had claimed that Gandhi’s resignation has left both the suppporters and the leaders of the grand old party in the lurch.
[New Delhi]Dear Rahul Gandhi ji,You shouldn’t React on Distorted News:Khattar
The Congress on Saturday demanded immediate dismissal of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and an FIR against him over the controversial ‘brides from Kashmir’ remark, with party leader Rahul Gandhi claiming his comments reflect what RSS training does to the mind of a “weak, insecure and pathetic man”.
Khattar hit back at Gandhi saying “weak, insecure and pathetic” are adjectives that people use for the Congress president as he accused him of “manufacturing statements”.
“Dear Rahul Gandhi ji, at least at your level, you shouldn’t react on distorted news. I’m attaching the video of what I actually said, and In what context – this will give you clarity of mind,” Khattar said on Twitter and also attached his complete speech to explain the context in which he was speaking.
Gandhi, in a tweet, had earlier said, “Haryana CM, Khattar’s comment on Kashmiri women is despicable and shows what years of RSS training does to the mind of a weak, insecure and pathetic man. Women are not assets to be owned by men.”
[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.
[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.
[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.