Rajiv Gandhi: News

03 May 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress picks Rahul Gandhi from Raebareli, KL Sharma from Amethi 

After weeks of deliberations and talks, the Congress on Friday named Rahul Gandhi as its candidate from the traditional Gandhi family seat of Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh.

02 May 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

24 hours to deadline, Congress to announce Amethi, Raebareli candidates

The Congress will release the names of its candidates for Amethi and Raebareli constituencies in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday—a day before the nomination deadline.

01 May 2024

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Amethi, Raebareli decision within 24-30 hours: Congress 

The Congress will announce its candidates for the Amethi and Raebareli constituencies "in the next 24 to 30 hours," party General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday.

23 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'Jijaji ki nazar...': Smriti mocks Rahul, Vadra over Amethi candidacy

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Smriti Irani on Tuesday criticized Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra over the uncertainty surrounding the Congress's Amethi candidate.

03 Apr 2024

Sonia Gandhi

3 ex-convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination return to Sri Lanka

Three men, who were convicted in the murder case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, departed for Colombo on Wednesday.

21 Mar 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress leader Anand Sharma questions party's stand on caste census

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma has written a letter to party president Mallikarjun Kharge, expressing his concerns about the party's active campaign for a "caste census."

14 Jan 2024

Milind Deora

Milind Deora family's 5-decade association with Congress: Explained

Congress leader Milind Deora on Sunday announced his resignation from the primary membership of the party.

14 Oct 2023

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

MP: CM Chouhan spars with Priyanka, Nath on welfare schemes

As the election season gains momentum in Madhya Pradesh, a verbal spat erupted between Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Kamal Nath and the state's Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, over the execution of public welfare schemes.

20 Sep 2023

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi supports Women's Reservation Bill, demands caste census

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Congress party would support the reservation for women in Parliament and the state assemblies.

19 Sep 2023

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Law Minister Meghwal introduces Women's Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha

Law and Justice Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday introduced the much-anticipated Women's Reservation Bill, titled the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, in the Lok Sabha.

20 Aug 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress reconstitutes CWC; Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot among panel members

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday reportedly reconstituted the party's top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC).

21 May 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary: Rahul Gandhi's emotional tribute to ex-PM

On former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 32nd death anniversary on Sunday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid a heartfelt tribute to his late father by sharing an emotional video that captured the iconic leader's political journey.

11 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi's 'Nehru surname' jibe: Priyanka Gandhi's son dragged into row

While the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark on the Gandhi family's surname continues, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dragged Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's son, Rehan, into it.

22 Jan 2023

Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Agnihotri's snarky remarks on Rahul Gandhi's take on flying

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri took to Twitter on Sunday to mock Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his statements about "flying" and his mindset of being a pilot.

21 Nov 2022

Congress Party

Congress to challenge SC order allowing Rajiv Gandhi assassins' release

The Congress has decided to challenge the Supreme Court's decision to free six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case earlier this month.

Consider us as victims not killers: Rajiv assassin post release

One of the six convicts in the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, who was released on Saturday, said that the people of north India need to look at them as the "victims" instead of "killers" or "terrorists."

#NewsBytesExplainer: How Perarivalan case made Rajiv Gandhi assassins' release possible

The Supreme Court on Friday released the last six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Congress disagrees with Sonia, slams SC decision on Rajiv killers

Congress on Friday criticized the Supreme Court's decision to release six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC orders release of all 6 convicts

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ordered the early release of all six convicts serving life imprisonment in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

06 Sep 2022

Nagesh Kukunoor

Nagesh Kukunoor to direct series based on Rajiv Gandhi's assassination

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor is all set to direct the web series Trail of an Assassin based on the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

24 Jun 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: How does anti-defection law play into the Maharashtra crisis

Amid the political crisis in Maharashtra with rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde claiming the support of a majority of party MLAs, the discussion on the anti-defection law is back in the picture.

TN: CM MK Stalin meets Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Perarivalan, mother

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday raised many eyebrows after he hosted unusual guests in Chennai.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC orders Perarivalan's release

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered release of AG Perarivalan, a life-term convict, who served over 30 years in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case.

20 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

Rajiv Gandhi's farsighted policies helped build modern India: Rahul Gandhi

Congress on Friday paid rich tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his 77th birth anniversary, with Rahul Gandhi saying that the former prime minister was a man with a tremendous vision, whose farsighted policies helped build modern India.

29 Jan 2021

Indira Gandhi

Kangana Ranaut set to play former PM Indira Gandhi

Actor Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in an upcoming political drama to be directed by Sai Kabir.

23 Nov 2020


Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced it was setting up a panel to investigate the alleged wrongdoings of three trusts of the Gandhi family — namely Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

19 Jun 2020

Satyendar Jain

Delhi: Health Minister's condition deteriorates, put on oxygen support

The medical condition of Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain has deteriorated and he has been put on oxygen support, days after testing positive for coronavirus.

07 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Corona app: Hospitals claim 'no vacancy'; allege app issues

Amid reports of a data mismatch between the Delhi government and COVID-19 hospitals in the national capital regarding the availability of beds, several hospitals have reiterated that they have no beds available.

03 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament

Mere days after he made controversial remarks about Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protests, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Parvesh Verma referred to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as "Rajiv Feroze Khan."

23 Jan 2020

Sonia Gandhi

Nirbhaya's mother supports Kangana Ranaut's statement against Indira Jaising

Asha Devi, the mother of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder victim, has supported Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for slamming a senior lawyer, who asked Devi to forgive the convicts.

27 Nov 2019

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill.

27 Oct 2019

Tamil Nadu

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini starts hunger-strike, demands release

Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, went on a hunger strike on Saturday demanding release, reports ANI.

19 Sep 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Haven't joined Congress, didn't give written resignation either: Alka Lamba

Earlier this month, rebel AAP MLA Alka Lamba called it quits with the party, putting an end to her six-year-long journey. But, on Wednesday she claimed she hasn't given her "written resignation".

Ram Jethmalani: A look at his most famous cases

Ram Jethmalani, widely regarded as the doyen of criminal law, passed away on Sunday at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

08 Sep 2019

Madras High Court

Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani passes away. He was 95

Celebrated lawyer and former Union Law Minister Ram Jethmalani passed away on Sunday morning at his Delhi residence. He was 95.

06 Sep 2019


Time for goodbye: Alka Lamba quits AAP after bitter feud

After a long-standing feud with the top brass of Aam Aadmi Party, Alka Lamba announced on Friday that she is quitting the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

20 Aug 2019

Sonia Gandhi

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.

06 Aug 2019


#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

If elections were held today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could easily break late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's electoral record, feels former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.

25 Jul 2019

Madras High Court

Granted parole for daughter's wedding, Rajiv Gandhi's killer leaves prison

Nalini Sriharan, who is serving a life sentence in connection to Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case, walked out of prison on Thursday.

10 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit the mark of 10 million followers on Twitter today.

05 Jul 2019


Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini Sriharan granted one-month parole

The Madras High Court on Friday granted a one-month ordinary leave to Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in former PM Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case, to make arrangements for the wedding of her daughter who lives in London.

19 Jun 2019


Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

Despite being the great-grandson of the longest-serving Prime Minister of India, the grandson of India's first woman PM, and son of the country's youngest state head, Rahul Gandhi isn't having the best of times.

27 May 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Amethi: Smriti Irani to ensure death sentence for aide's killers

When Congress President Rahul Gandhi was defeated by Smriti Irani, he asked the BJP leader to "take care" of Amethi.

24 May 2019

Uttar Pradesh

'Got indication of Rahul's Amethi failure in 2014': Smriti Irani

Without a shred of doubt, the biggest winner of 2019 Lok Sabha elections is Union Minister Smriti Irani who defeated Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.

13 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Will Modi hang himself if Congress gets 40+ seats: Kharge

The 2019 elections will probably go down in history as the one in which civility hit a new low every day. And this time, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is to be blamed.

11 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Sam Pitroda should apologize for 1984-riots comments, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress found itself in a soup on Thursday after its senior leader Sam Pitroda made insensitive remarks about the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

09 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Rajiv Gandhi didn't misuse INS Viraat for vacation: Congress

Indian politics has gotten more interesting and nastier than ever.

09 May 2019


Rajiv Gandhi used INS Viraat for family vacation: PM Modi

From New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a fresh attack on the Gandhi family, by referring to an incident which media "forgot" to report.

06 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Akali Dal leader calls Rajiv Gandhi "India's biggest mob lyncher"

Endorsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand, an Akali Dal leader called former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi "India's biggest mob lyncher".

06 May 2019


Rajiv Gandhi remark: Congress asks EC to act against Modi

The Congress has complained to Election Commission asking the body to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his choice of words against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

05 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Rahul sends love to Modi after he calls Rajiv "corrupt"

Taking the political discourse in the country to a new low, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told Rahul Gandhi that his father Rajiv was "corrupt number 1" when he died.

05 Mar 2019


IAF-strikes: Mentioning Rajiv Gandhi's death, VK Singh slams Digvijay Singh

Minister of State for External Affairs, General VK Singh on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Digvijay Singh for calling Pulwama terror attack "an accident" and casting doubts on IAF airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan.

12 Feb 2019


Chhattisgarh: Congress government rename 5 schemes, BJP remarks 'political vindictiveness'

The newly-formed Congress government in Chhattisgarh has rechristened five schemes named after late Jan Sangh leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya by the previous BJP-led dispensation.

31 Jan 2019


Smriti slams RaGa on Parrikar meet, says he is hallucinating

In a stinging Facebook post, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani tore into Congress President Rahul Gandhi on the claims he made after his recent meeting with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

24 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

You don't belong here: Amethi farmers protest against Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who started a two-day visit to his constituency Amethi on Wednesday, was slammed by farmers.

23 Jan 2019


What does Priyanka Gandhi's entry into politics mean for India

In what qualifies as a 'stop the press' moment, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took the plunge into active politics on Wednesday. Her brother Rahul Gandhi, who is the President of Congress, announced the decision and party cadre jumped in happiness.

22 Jan 2019


#KnowYourTeam: All about India's oldest club, Mohun Bagan

Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, founded in 1889, is the oldest Indian club still in operation and is also among the oldest in Asia.