Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is an Indian politician born on June 19, 1970, in New Delhi. He is the son of Sonia Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. In 2004, he entered into politics and announced to stand in elections from the Amethi constituency. He is serving as President of INC from 2017 and as a Trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. https://twitter.com/RahulGandhi

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Prashant Kishor slams Centre's 'positivity propaganda' to counteract COVID-19 criticism

12 May 2021

Prashant Kishor slams Centre's 'positivity propaganda' to counteract COVID-19 criticism

Election strategist Prashant Kishor, the head of the Indian Political Action Committee, on Wednesday attacked the Centre over the tragedies unfolding across India in wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 May 2021

'Need to put house in order,' Sonia Gandhi tells Congress

Acknowledging the "disappointing" results and the Congress's dismal performance in the recently-held Assembly elections, chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the party must take note of "serious setbacks" and "put our house in order."

07 May 2021

Rahul Gandhi writes to Modi; lists suggestions on COVID-19

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote a second letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the "uncontrollable spread" of COVID-19 in India and requested the Centre to consider four "urgent" suggestions.

04 May 2021

Only way to stop COVID-19 is full lockdown: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the only way to stop the spread of coronavirus now was a full lockdown with the protection of the minimum income guarantee scheme, NYAY, for the vulnerable sections.

03 May 2021

Congress wants Karnataka HM to resign following Chamarajanagar hospital deaths

The Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar after the death of 24 patients at a hospital in the Chamarajanagar district of the state due to an alleged oxygen shortage.

20 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi calls government's COVID-19 vaccine policy 'discriminatory'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the government over its COVID-19 vaccine policy, alleging it is discriminatory and that there is no vaccine guarantee for the weaker sections.

20 Apr 2021

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

16 Apr 2021

'Tughlaqi lockdown,' 'ringing bells': Rahul slams Centre's anti-COVID-19 strategy

Taking a dig at the government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said its strategy to fight COVID-19 consisted of imposing a Tughlaqi lockdown, ringing bells, and singing praises to the Lord.

14 Apr 2021

CWC to discuss COVID-19 situation virtually on April 17

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will virtually meet on April 17 to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country, party sources said on Wednesday.

14 Apr 2021

Rahul takes swipe at Centre over fast-tracking approval for vaccines

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday cited a quote of Mahatma Gandhi to imply that the government's decision to fast-track emergency approval for foreign-produced anti-coronavirus vaccines had been prompted by his party's suggestions.

12 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi again pushes for COVID-19 vaccine for all

Batting for coronavirus vaccine for all, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said it is the need of the country as everyone has the right to a safe life.

09 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi writes to PM, asks to halt vaccine exports

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding an immediate moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine exports and opening up of the vaccination to "everyone who needs it."

03 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi questions US's silence on 'what's happening in India'

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the US administration's silence on "what's happening in India" during a virtual interaction with former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Harvard Kennedy School professor, Nicholas Burns.

31 Mar 2021

Unlike BJP, Congress fulfills its poll promises: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited the famed Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati and offered puja.

30 Mar 2021

Former Kerala MP apologizes for sexually-colored remarks against Rahul Gandhi

Former Lok Sabha MP Joice George on Tuesday withdrew his controversial remark against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and apologized.

12 Mar 2021

Gandhis, Manmohan Singh among Congress' 'star campaigners' for Bengal elections

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi have been named in a list of 30 "star campaigners" for the upcoming West Bengal elections released by the party on Friday.

09 Mar 2021

Jyotiraditya Scindia hits back at Rahul Gandhi's "backbencher" taunt

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today shot back at former Congress president Rahul Gandhi's comment that he had become a "backbencher" after joining the saffron party.

03 Mar 2021

Follow Gandhi's lead, apologize for Gujarat riots: NCP tells BJP

The Sharad Pawar-led NCP on Wednesday sought an apology from the BJP over the two-decade-old Gujarat riots, like Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has done over the Emergency imposed by his late grandmother over four decades ago.

03 Mar 2021

It was a mistake: Rahul Gandhi on Indira-imposed Emergency

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the Emergency imposed by his grandmother and late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was a mistake.

24 Feb 2021

Rahul Gandhi turns fisherman, casts net. What did he catch?

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday turned seafarer and pulled the net with a local fisherman in the high sea in Kollam to get a taste of their life and understand their issues.

16 Feb 2021

Kiran Bedi removed as Puducherry L-G: Rashtrapati Bhavan

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi was on Tuesday evening removed from her post, according to a press communique by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

13 Feb 2021

Rahul Gandhi becoming 'doomsday man' for India: Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying he is becoming a "doomsday man" for India by constantly insulting constitutional functionaries and creating fake narratives on issues.

13 Feb 2021

Rahul Gandhi speaks on dynasty criticism by BJP

Responding to criticism over dynastic politics, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said it has been over 30 years that a member of his family was prime minister, and asserted he would not stop fighting for his ideological view because he is the son of an ex-PM.

12 Feb 2021

Not conceded any territory in the agreement with China: Government

India, on Friday, said it has not conceded any territory as a result of the agreement with China for disengagement of troops in the Pangong lake area.

25 Jan 2021

PM Modi leaked Balakot airstrikes information to Arnab: Rahul Gandhi

Upping his attack against the Centre over leaked WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami, Congress's former President Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who provided information about Balakot airstrikes to the journalist.

22 Jan 2021

Congress to elect new party president in June: Details here

The Congress on Friday decided that it will elect a new party president in June this year, after the Assembly elections in five poll-bound states, which are expected to be conducted by May, are concluded.

19 Jan 2021

Farm laws assault on middle class, jobless youth: Rahul Gandhi

Addressing the media on Tuesday over three farm laws, that have sparked a massive agitation, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said they not only impact the farmers but also the middle class and every youngster who is unemployed.

18 Jan 2021

No clarity on Congress' internal polls, says 'dissenter' Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal, one of the 23 Congress leaders to write a letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding sweeping changes, said there's no clarity on when internal polls will be held, a statement that shows the grand old party's refusal to accept ground realities.

12 Jan 2021

Madhya Pradesh: Woman gang-raped, rod inserted in private parts

The central state of Madhya Pradesh has been jolted by two rape incidents, both equally horrifying and gut-wrenching.

09 Jan 2021

Maharashtra: Major fire at hospital kills 10 babies, seven rescued

In a terrible incident, ten newborn children died of suffocation after a fire broke out in a Maharashtra hospital; seven others were rescued.

30 Dec 2020

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pained by the farmers' protest against three agricultural laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with ANI on Wednesday.

28 Dec 2020

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been facing criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his absence at the party's Foundation Day event.

26 Dec 2020

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

As the "Delhi Chalo" protests by farmers against the Center's contentious farm laws near Delhi's borders entered the 31st day, 40 farm unions are meeting today at 2:00 pm to decide on resuming talks with the Centre.

24 Dec 2020

Government invites farmers for talks; says MSP discussions 'not logical'

The central government on Thursday extended an invitation to farmer unions for talks once again as protests against new agricultural laws have continued for a month.

22 Dec 2020

Blooper! Congress elects BJP leader to top post in MP

The Congress, already at its lowest point across India, faced an embarrassing situation when it elected a leader, now with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to a top post in Madhya Pradesh.

20 Dec 2020

After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

The Indian National Congress party has started reshuffling leaders, beginning with organizational leadership changes in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Telangana.

19 Dec 2020

Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he is willing to "work for the party as all desire" at a meeting with party dissenters who wrote a letter criticizing the leadership in August.

19 Dec 2020

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

17 Dec 2020

Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday termed the death of Sikh preacher Baba Ram Singh, who was supporting the farmers' protest and allegedly died by suicide near the Singhu border, "an irreparable loss".

17 Dec 2020

Aghast at farmers' plight, Sikh preacher shoots self near Singhu

A Sikh preacher from Haryana identified as Baba Ram Singh shot himself near the Singhu border, the epicenter of farmers' agitation, on Wednesday, allegedly because he was hurt by the treatment meted out to the protesters.


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