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As vice-president, Rahul Gandhi led the Congress party in the General Elections in 2014. Often accused by critics of being reluctant to assume key role in the government, Rahul could not do any wonder for the Congress. In fact, the party was reduced to its lowest tally ever under his leadership.

At the AICC session in Jaipur in January, Rahul Gandhi’s invocation of the sacrifices made by the Nehru-Gandhi family drove party office bearers to tears. He asserted his authority as No. 2 in the party with a series of meetings with senior party leaders.

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Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at PM Modi, calls NSG bid a ‘failed diplomacy’
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Rahul Gandhi attacked the PM on Twitter apparently with an innuendo of a book title. He tweeted "NSG: How to lose a negotiation by Narendra Modi. #FailedModiDiplomacy".

‘Rahul Gandhi will make Cong-mukt Bharat reality,’ former BJP Punjab President
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Former BJP Punjab President Kamal Sharma has said that Rahul Gandhi will soon make ‘Congress mukt Bharat’ a reality.

Hope Priyanka will campaign outside Amethi, Rae Bareli: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Ghulam Nabi Azad will be going to Lucknow on June 16 for a two-day brainstorming session with senior state leaders on the strategy ahead. He has already said the Congress will project a chief ministerial candidate.

Drug business only business flourishing under Akalis: Rahul
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Cong V-P says party will bring law to end menace in weeks if voted to power.

Will end Punjab drug problem in one month if elected: Rahul Gandhi
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Leaders of Congress party in Punjab including former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh are present at the event.

Cracks in Congress ahead of Rahul’s Jalandhar visit
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Few leaders have been conducting separate meetings instead of holding a collective meeting pertaining to the preparations.

Punjab drug menace: Rahul Gandhi to lead protest in Jalandhar
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has dubbed Gandhi’s protest against drugs as ridiculous

Rahul Gandhi to lead Congress’ protest against drug menace in Punjab
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Capt Amarinder Singh said besides Rahul, all senior party leaders and workers from the state will also take part in the dharna.

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi don’t care for distressed farmers, says Yogendra Yadav
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

He said the situation in Marathwada was worsened by the fact that water was being diverted for profiteering.

Kamat keeps away from party emissaries
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Supporters rally around veteran leader day after he quit Congress

Rahul Gandhi gives go-ahead to West Bengal Cong-Left alliance
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Rahul, who was in the capital, met newly-elected leader of the Congress Legislative Party Abdul Mannan and other party leaders such as Deepa Dasmunsi, Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury, Moinul Haque and C P Joshi.

UP Congress’ minority cell passes resolution: ‘make Rahul party chief’
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

The chairman of UP unit’s minority department, Shiraz Mehndi, had Sunday called the department’s working committee meeting to discuss plans for 2017 Assembly polls.

Rahul has skills to restore Congress to power, says Digvijaya Singh
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

"He has the capacity and experience to lead the party once he becomes its President," he said.

Rahul Gandhi should make the party battle ready: Jairam Ramesh
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tells why Rahul Gandhi should take over the Congress and why those who are writing off the Grand Old Party are actually writing premature obituaries.

Dynasty rule is sacrilege of democracy: Jitendra Singh
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

The Congress Welfare Committee is expected to meet this month to take a final call on Rahul Gandhi officially taking over as the chief of the party.

Rahul Gandhi is ready to take charge now: Capt Amaridner Singh
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Defending the change in his stance, Amarinder said he has been holding discussions with Rahul after he took over as president.

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress chief? Sonia tightlipped
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

A section in the party feels that Sonia should continue as party chief, while another feels that the earlier Rahul takes over the reins the better.

Rahul Gandhi will have full party support as Congress president: Amarinder Singh
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

The Punjab Congress Chief also stated that Priyanka Gandhi will be a valuable asset

Rahul Gandhi’s coronation as Congress president a perfect example of ‘dynastic politics’: BJP
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

According to sources, Rahul Gandhi will soon be crowned as the Congress president.

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘heart is burning’: Uma Bharti on Digvijaya’s remark
Sun, May 29, 2016

Digvijaya dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Roman emperor Nero and lashed out at the BJP-led NDA Government’s lavish celebration on completion of two years in office.

Rahul Gandhi: PM Modi and Kejriwal think they can fool everyone
Sun, May 29, 2016

Rahul also targeted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying the latter speaks only on issues like odd-even and pollution, "but doesn't work".

Torch rally aimed at searching missing Rahul Gandhi: Kapil Mishra
Sat, May 28, 2016

“I think, they are taking out the torch rally to find Rahul Gandhi, as for years Delhi residents have not seen him. They are planning ‘Bharat Milaap’ this evening,” Mishra told reporters.

Smriti Irani defends govt: What Congress couldn’t do in 60 years, Modi sarkar has done in two
Fri, May 27, 2016

"The Nehru-Gandhi family has not fulfilled its promises due to which I have reduced victory margin of Rahul by 80 per cent," said Irani

Congress distances itself from ‘allegiance pledge’ for its Bengal MLAs
Thu, May 26, 2016

The decision to make MLAs sign a Rs 100-stamp paper was unanimously agreed upon at a meeting between legislators, district presidents, state party leaders and West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury.

Congress distances itself from ‘pledge of allegiance’ for Bengal MLAs
Wed, May 25, 2016

“I do swear my unqualified allegiance to Indian National Congress led by Hon’ble Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji and Hon’ble Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Ji.”

Rahul Gandhi challenged by AAP to debate on water, power ‘crisis’
Wed, May 25, 2016

"I want to challenge Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to debate with me on power and water crisis as his party is claiming," said Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra.

TMC MP Saugata Roy takes a dig at Congress’ novel bid to check defection
Wed, May 25, 2016

Roy also said an anti-defection law already existed to deal with such situations.

Bengal Congress MLAs ‘pledge’ loyalty to Sonia, Rahul: Will ‘2G’ gamble prevent defections?
Wed, May 25, 2016

WB congress leadership is still apprehensive about at least eight MLAs who have won with a margin of less than 5,000 votes and in five cases, less than 3,000.

Smriti Irani, Priyanka Chaturvedi in Twitter spat featuring Rahul, Z security and campus ruckus
Tue, May 24, 2016

In a Twitter battle, HRD minister Smriti Irani engages in a war of tweets with Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi. Says losing Assam elections is Rahul Gandhi's forte.

Congress to relaunch primaries for Mumbai civic polls
Sun, May 22, 2016

The Congress hasn’t won a Mumbai municipality election in two decades.

Congress rules barely 6% of India, is out of states at cusp of major change
Fri, May 20, 2016

Among the other major states that are up for polls in the coming two years — Punjab in March 2017, Uttar Pradesh in May next year and Gujarat in January 2018 — the Congress is unlikely to fancy much of a chance.

Rahul Gandhi on Congress rout: Accept people’s verdict with humility, will work harder
Thu, May 19, 2016

"I take this opportunity to thank every Congress worker and leader and our allies for their effort during these elections. We will work harder till we win the confidence & trust of people," Rahul Gandhi said.

Not easy to stop lies about Rahul Gandhi, says Shashi Tharoor
Wed, May 18, 2016

The Congress MP was in the city to speak to party workers about effective use of social media to stay ahead of “Twitter-savvy BJP”.

BJP’s landslide win this day two years ago: The best stories from Express
Tue, May 17, 2016

Running in phases between April 7 and May 12, 2014, it was the longest running election in the history of the country.

Rahul Gandhi down with fever, PM Modi wishes speedy recover
Mon, May 16, 2016

Rahul Gandhi had last week cancelled his two-day election visit to Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, saying he was down with high fever.

Had told Rahul Gandhi it was difficult for me to speak against Akhilesh: Beni Prasad Verma
Sat, May 14, 2016

Amid talks of SP sending him to the Rajya Sabha and his son Rakesh Verma to the Legislative Council, Verma said: “I would rather not speak about this, as this is homecoming for me.”