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.
The Congress hasn’t won a Mumbai municipality election in two decades.
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.
“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.
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”.
Rahul Gandhi had last week cancelled his two-day election visit to Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, saying he was down with high fever.
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 said that the people of India will not tolerate ‘the murder of democracy’.
Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to address a rally of the Congress-DMK alliance on Tuesday at Karaikal in Puducherry.
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.
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.
The party vice-president is scheduled to address an election rally along with DMK MP, Kanimozhi, later this evening.
“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.
The Congress has accused the BJP of destablising democratically-elected governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
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.