[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.
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[New Delhi]Rahul Gandhi Wishes Arun Jaitley Speedy Recovery
[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.
[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”.
[New Delhi]Clear Message to Modi: It Is Time for Change: Rahul on Poll Results
Thanking people and party workers for party’s good performance in three Hindi states of Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, he said, “It’s now time for change. We are going to provide these three states with a vision for overall development”. However, he added that they would have liked to do better in Telangana.
Gandhi said,”the BJP has a certain ideology and we will fight against it. We have won this elections, we will also win in 2019. However, we do not want to get rid of anyone, ‘hum kisi ko mukt nahi karna chahtein’.”
He said ,There is a clear message to Prime Minister Modi that people are not happy with his decisions, including demonetisation and those pertaining to farmers and youth, he said, adding the BJP has failed to provide a vision for the country going forward.
Asserting that the process of loan waiver for farmers will start as soon as Congress governments are formed, he, however, said the loan waiver is a measure, not a solution to farmers’ distress.
[Jaipur]Rahul Gandhi Dares To Teach Hinduism To PM Modi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Saturday Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not understand the foundation of Hinduism.
“What is the essence of Hinduism? What does the Gita say? That knowledge is with everybody… Knowledge is all around you. Every living being has knowledge,” Gandhi said at an interactive session in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
“Our prime minister says he is a Hindu, but he doesn’t understand (the) foundation of Hinduism. What kind of a Hindu is he?” the Congress chief said.
[Chd,Pb]Minister Tript Bajwa Raises Finger on Sidhu’s Hits Wicket
Punjab cabinet ministe Bajwa said “If he[Sidhu] does not consider Capt Amarinder as his captain then he should resign on moral grounds from the cabinet and do whatever work is assigned to him by Rahul Gandhi,”Bajwa, who is the state’s rural development and panchayat minister, said Amarinder Singh is our captain in Punjab, he is our leader .
The minister demanded that Sidhu should seek an apology from the chief minister. “He will have to accept Captain sahib as his leader in Punjab,” Bajwa said.
Sidhu’s Jibe at Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, even as the cricketer-turned-politician backtracked on his claim that Congress president Rahul Gandhi had sent him to Pakistan for the Kartarpur corridor event,has created turmoil in Punjab Congress.
Bajwa said Rahul Gandhi remained everyone’s captain , but he disapproved of Sidhu’s remarks about the chief minister.
“Rahul Gandhi is my captain. It is he who sent me to Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi is the captain of the captain (Amarinder Singh) also,”
But Sidhu claimed tens of thousands of people wanted to take pictures with him in Kartarpur and he didn’t know Chawla.
[New Delhi]Rahul Gandhi Hits Modi With “CBI”
In an unprecedented move, the agency has booked its special director for allegedly receiving bribes from middlemen to give relief to a businessman being probed by him in a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, officials had said Sunday.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday alleged the CBI was being used as a “weapon of political vendetta” under the Modi government and that the premier investigation agency was on a terminal decline and “at war with itself”.
Taking to Twitter, he cited a media report where the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) second in command Rakesh Asthana has been named as an accused in a bribery case.
Congress chief and his party has been attacking PM over the appointment of Asthana as CBI special director.
[Bengaluru] Rahul Includes HAL In His Arsenal :”Rafale Deal”
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today interacted with HAL employees and told that “Rafale is your right.”
He alleged that “temples of modern India are being attacked and destroyed; we cannot allow it to be done.”
“Rafale is your right; you are a 78-year-old company.
He said ,I understand that that you are hurt and I want to stand with you in your discomfort,”
Speaking to reporters after the event,Gandhi said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman talked about lack of experience of HAL, but had said anything about the lack of experience of Anil Ambani, “who has been never built a plane in his life.”
Gandhi had been saying that had HAL been selected in place of Reliance Defence, it could have generated employment to scores of unemployed youth in the state.
However, the BJP and Reliance Defence have dismissed all the allegations as false.
Modi had announced the procurement of 36 Rafale fighters after holding talks with then French President Francois Hollande on April 10, 2015, in Paris.