Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is a Congress leader. He was president of the party and led the Opposition campaign in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. But the Grand Old Party failed miserably in the elections winning only 52 seats in the 545-member Lok Sabha. Rahul lost his home turf Amethi to BJP's Smriti Irani but won from Wayanad in Kerala. The son of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul has always appeared to be a reluctant entrant to politics like his father. He entered electoral politics in 2004. He was appointed as the party general secretary in 2007 and was elevated as its vice president in January 2013. He took over as the Congress president from his mother Sonia Gandhi in December 2017.


‘If he has said so… toh phir asset hain’: CM Ashok Gehlot on Rahul Gandhi’s remark on Rajasthan power tussle

November 29, 2022 6:15 pm

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had recently said that Sachin Pilot cannot be made CM as party MLAs would not accept a ‘gaddar’ who had colluded with BJP to topple the government in 2020.

Rahul on Rahul: ‘I let go of Rahul Gandhi years ago … He is in your mind, not mine’

November 29, 2022 12:05 pm

Congress leader waxes philosophical during a press conference when asked about the lessons he had learned from the Bharat Jodo Yatra. “If you are fighting against big forces. there will be personal attacks … So, (when it happens) I know I am moving in the right direction.”

Rahul’s shadow: Congress leader’s ‘biggest fan’ a constant at his rallies since 2011

November 28, 2022 5:05 pm

Dinesh Sharma, from Jind in Haryana, says he won’t stop till Rahul Gandhi “becomes the prime minister”.

'Both Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot are Congress assets': Rahul Gandhi's balancing act as Yatra nears Rajasthan

November 28, 2022 8:35 pm

The ongoing row between the two will not affect the Maharashtra leg of Bharat Jodo Yatra, the Congress leader said.

HP’s Pratibha, Vikramaditya join Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in MP

November 28, 2022 7:27 am

Along with her son Vikramaditya Singh, she joined Rahul Gandhi in his yatra which has covered more than 1,300 km since it began more than two months ago.

Raj Thackeray criticises Rahul Gandhi over Savarkar row

November 28, 2022 9:10 am

The MNS chief said it was not mercy or surrender but a part of a strategy Savarkar used.

Irani attacks Rahul: ‘Which type of people is he leading yatra with?’

November 28, 2022 9:26 am

Irani also said that Rahul was carrying out the yatra with such people as Medha Patkar who was the leading face of Narmada Bachao Andolan and others who raised slogans like ‘Bharat tere tukde tukde honge’.

A break from the walk: Rahul Gandhi rides a bike during Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh. Watch

November 27, 2022 7:25 pm

In a video that has gone viral, Rahul can be seen riding a bike with a helmet strapped to his head while security personnel cleared the path

Rahul Gandhi: BJP, RSS leaders fold hands before Ambedkar, stab him in back; they want to destroy Constitution by stealth

November 27, 2022 7:22 pm

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge joins Rahul at Ambedkar's birthplace, says Babasaheb had pointed out the need to save democracy, or else "we would be slaves again"

A twirl of moustache and fist-pumps: Vijender Singh joins Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra

November 25, 2022 10:15 pm

Vijender Singh, who became the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal with his bronze in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, joined Congress in 2019 just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.


A bike ride, walk with a dog: Highlights of 150th day of Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra

November 27, 2022 3:25 pm

Rahul can be seen riding a bike with a helmet strapped to his head while security personnel cleared the path

Rahul & Priyanka perform aarti at Narmada Ghat as Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Madhya Pradesh

November 26, 2022 11:36 am

ongress leader Rahul Gandhi, his sister and party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her family members on Friday performed 'Ma Narmada' aarti at Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh.

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi climbs atop 80-feet overhead tank, waves national flag

October 13, 2022 10:30 pm

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka on Thursday, said the BJP and RSS would face the full force of his party if they attacked the people of Karnataka and their language.

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Slain journalist Gauri Lankesh's mother and sister walk with Rahul Gandhi

October 07, 2022 9:24 pm

Indira and Kavita Lankesh joined the foot march at Bhuvanahalli village of Nagamangala taluk in Karnataka.

In Photos: Sonia Gandhi joins Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka’s Mandya district

October 06, 2022 2:26 pm

Sonia Gandhi arrived in Mysuru on Monday and offered prayers at a temple in the H D Kote Assembly segment on Wednesday on the occasion of Vijayadashami.

Visit to temple, church and mosque: Rahul Gandhi's day out on Day 24 of Yatra

October 03, 2022 1:26 pm

Rahul Gandhi said on the occasion of the 153rd Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti that his Bharat Jodo Yatra is a battle with the ideology which killed Mahatma Gandhi. He added that the hard-won freedom of the people of the country has eroded in the last eight years under the BJP’s rule.

Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra enters BJP-ruled Karnataka

September 30, 2022 6:56 pm

Rahul is expected to cover a distance of 511 km along eight districts of Karnataka in 21 days.


Want to give Modi a hug when he abuses me: Rahul

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

"When PM Modi abuses me, I feel like giving him a hug," says Rahul Gandhi speaking at The Odisha Dialogue.

Priyanka Gandhi takes a political Plunge, appointed Congress in-charge of UP East

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress Wednesday appointed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as general secretary of Uttar Pradesh East. She will take charge in the second week of February.

Congress picks Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan CM, Sachin Pilot is deputy CM

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

After deliberations, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has picked Ashok Gehlot for the post of Rajasthan Chief Minister. Sachin Pilot, who fought for the position, will be made deputy Chief Minister of the state.

Why the election in Chhattisgarh was not neck-and-neck | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

For at least the last two elections, in Chhattisgarh it was a tight race between Congress and BJP. What changed this time around? Dipankar Ghose decodes the result.

BJP's silence is louder than Congress' celebration. The wait for Modi-Shah's concession speech is still on

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

The big difference between Congress and the BJP after an election result was at display on Tuesday. While after almost every election defeat Rahul Gandhi addressed the media and answered questions about the result, the BJP headquarters fell silent.

What Rahul did right: It was not the promise of better governance

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is rightly being credited for the grand old party's victory in three crucial states in the Hindi heartland. But what did he do right? It was not the promise of better governance. Manoj CG explains what really worked.

As TRS sweeps Telangana, here’s what worked in KCR’s favour | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

K Chandrashekhar Rao will continue as Chief Minister of Telangana for a second term. The victory is, for the most part, not a surprise. But here’s what worked in his favour. And what about the Congress-TDP alliance? Liz Mathew breaks it down.

Campaign heat: The allegations, the promises and more. Who said what on the campaign trail

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

In the five states where elections were held, here's what national leaders of the BJP and Congress promised to the people.

DECISION 2018: What's at stake in the 5 states this election

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

As the results of assembly elections in five states unfold, here's a look at the mammoth exercise undertaken by the Election Commission of India.

Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.