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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’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.”

Rahul Gandhi on Uttarakhand win: ‘Hope Modiji learns his lesson’
Wed, May 11, 2016

Rahul Gandhi said that the people of India will not tolerate 'the murder of democracy'.

Congress VP Rahul Gandhi unwell, cancels visit to Puducherry, TN, Kerala
Tue, May 10, 2016

Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to address a rally of the Congress-DMK alliance on Tuesday at Karaikal in Puducherry.

Rahul Gandhi receives death threat ahead of Puducherry rally
Tue, May 10, 2016

After the death threat letter surfaced, a delegation of top Congress leaders met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi today and urged him to beef up Rahul's security.

Punjab polls: Senior Cong leaders ask ‘Will we be able to save our seats?’
Sun, May 08, 2016

There is a sense of uncertainty among the 42 sitting MLAs, who fear whether they will be the party’s choice for the next election.

Tamil Nadu: 91 arrested for black flag demo against Rahul Gandhi’s visit
Sat, May 07, 2016

The party vice-president is scheduled to address an election rally along with DMK MP, Kanimozhi, later this evening.

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh attack Narendra Modi sarkar, march to arrest
Fri, May 06, 2016

"Do not try to frighten us. Life has taught me to fight on," Sonia Gandhi said at the Congress rally, adding that the 'achche din' of the BJP was over.

LIVE: Sonia, Manmohan released after courting arrest during protest march
Fri, May 06, 2016

The Congress has accused the BJP of destablising democratically-elected governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Emaar MGF reacts to Kirit Somaiya’s allegations: Baseless, false, and malicious
Wed, May 04, 2016

In a statement released, Emaar MGF denied the shops - GF 17A and GF 24 - were leased or bought back by the company from Rahul Gandhi at any time.

Happy to be targeted: Rahul Gandhi
Wed, May 04, 2016

The Congress has been a champion of corruption and it is natural that it will be held accountable,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

Now in UP: Posters showing Rahul Gandhi as cop
Tue, May 03, 2016

The Congress’s district unit, which claimed it put up the posters “to attract public attention”, is reportedly being made to withdraw them now after the state unit took note of the issue.

Congress expects Rahul Gandhi to take over as party chief this year
Tue, May 03, 2016

According to reports, Kishor is learnt to be in favour of either Priyanka Gandhi Vadra or Rahul taking the lead in the state election as the chief ministerial candidate.

NaMo app, social media ‘prepare’ pro-BJP ground in Amethi
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The app brings latest information, instant updates and helps those who use it to contribute towards various tasks. It also enables a person to receive messages and emails directly from Modi.

Buddhadeb, Rahul Gandhi share stage, call for saving Bengal from TMC
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Justifying the need for the alliance, Bhattacharjee explained, "Why are we standing together? Because Bengal is facing a grave danger and we all need to fight together to save Bengal."

In West Bengal, Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi, Mamata
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

The Prime Minister is talking about fighting corruption, but how did Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya flee the country? Rahul Gandhi asked, adding "there was corruption in Gujarat involving thousands of crore of rupees".

Rahul Gandhi slams Mamata government, says it looted people through Saradha scam
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

He also took pot-shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Banks slap notice, units fear shutdown: Industry association puts hope on Rahul gandhi, seeks ‘immediate intervention’
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Shahnawaj Ahmed, Chairman, Amethi Chapter of IIA, told The Indian Express, “On one end, governments are talking about promotional schemes for MSME, but here in Amethi, units are facing the worst scenario.”

Rahul Gandhi’s janata darbar: Amethi villagers queer another pitch- bring the other Gandhi
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

In a one-on-one interaction, Rahul heard public grievances and listened to people as they urged him to travel to other parts of the state and to bring Priyanka Gandhi, his sister, into “active politics” before the assembly elections arrive next year.

Venkaiah slams ‘politics’ on HCU row; says none went beyond
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

The BJP leader quoted Mahatma Gandhi's saying that country's development was incomplete without development of rural areas.

Haryana Cong MLAs seek meeting with Sonia Gandhi — for Ashok Tanwar’s ouster
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Rift in party began to show soon after Jat quota agitation.