Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express
Congress plans to reach out to these communities with the slogan “Shiksha, Suraksha evam Swabhiman (education, security and self-respect)”.
The Congress hadn’t ever projected Joshi as a prominent Brahmin face — she was known more as an aggressive leader, a veteran with deep family roots in the Congress.
Joshi, who had served as party UP president between 2007-2012, was reportedly unhappy with “being sidelined” in the party. Joshi not being available to the media for the last few days has only added fuel to the fire.
Congress had initiated several campaigns and yatras focusing on Dalits in UP.
Akhilesh Yadav was referring to Mayawati tying ‘rakhi’ to BJP leader Lalji Tondon and her campaigning in support of BJP in Gujarat.
Explaining his reason for supporting Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav cited that it is the son of either the poor or a farmer who is killed and their families do not even know what surgical strike means.
While party UP in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad symbolically flagged off the yatra in the presence of state president Raj Babbar, it will actually start on October 13.
I am extremely impressed with the CM and after meeting him, I pretty quickly came to believe that he has all the skills and understanding to be a great public servant
Sources said that with the issue of research scholar Rohit Vemula’s suicide again hitting headlines, both Priyanka and Rahul would take up the issues related to Dalits across the state.
During the yatra there were 26 roadshows and 700 meeting points, Congress spokesperson RPN Singh said, adding Rahul covered 141 assembly constituencies.
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The widow who lost her job as a school cook 9 years ago for being a Dalit says she has learnt to “keep my distance” — “It is not good to fight upper castes”.
Rahul was riding in an open-top vehicle through Transport Nagar crossing when the shoe came flying at him.
Akhilesh also inducted four new ministers and elevated six ministers of state (MoS) to Cabinet rank in his eighth Cabinet expansion.
Flanked by party’s Chief Ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit and PCC chief Raj Babbar, Rahul held a road show across the state capital.
MAULSHREE SETH in Deoria district where Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi kicked off the party’s campaign for the 2017 election.
Mulayam, Akhilesh and Shivpal also held a one-hour compromise meeting at the party chief’s residence — the first involving all three since the crisis broke out.
Rahul was speaking at a khaat sabha in Mirzapur before embarking on the second stretch of his Mahayatra.
With Rahul speaking about taking everyone along, voters on the ground and the Congress party workers have been left confused.
While claiming that the PM Narendra Modi only likes to visit foreign countries, Rahul Gandhi said, “We want Narendra Modi to walk in the fields."
Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of creating a divide among Hindu and Muslim communities to form the government at the Centre.
Rahul is the first member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to visit Ayodhya since the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi blamed PM Narendra Modi for everything — the increase in train fare, price rise, unemployment and lower minimum support price for crops.
Rahul, plans to start from where his father left Ayodhya 26 years ago, the party leader said.
As part of the Cabinet expansion, four ministers were administered oath of office on June 27. However, Rizvi could not be sworn in at that time as he was in Mecca.
Targeting about 4 lakh Congress workers, the party has released around 250 “mini-raths”, each carrying 1,600 kits for workers.
“My yatra from Deoria to Delhi starting September 6 is a campaign to secure the rights of the poor, farmers and labourers in government resources,” Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter Saturday.
With the announcement of elections still months away, the party is focusing mainly on “meeting, interacting and reaching out”.
The remarks came on a day when Rahul told the Supreme Court that he stood by every word he had said about RSS being behind the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.
Akhilesh Yadav also thanked his father SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for giving him an opportunity to head the government in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The Bill was introduced after the SC on August 1 ordered eviction of allotted official bungalows to six former chief ministers within two months
UP government is likely to place a bill in the ongoing monsoon session of the Assembly defining the process of allotment of government houses to individuals, trusts and societies.
Congress party’s chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit and state president Raj Babbar already holding two separate yatras in the state.
Claiming that UP was yet to receive pending dues from the Centre, Akhilesh Yadav asked BJP leaders to rather ‘gherao’ the Parliament.
Azam Khan said strict action should be taken against the MLAs, whom he accused of committing contempt of the House by jumping into the Well even before the start of proceedings.
With Mathura in focus, opposition is alleging land grabbing across the state.
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