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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.

RAHUL GANDHI NEWS

Sonia Gandhi taken Covid jabs, govt should inoculate all instead of creating non-issues: Congress

June 17, 2021 1:09 pm

The Congress president's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has taken her first dose of the vaccine and her son and Rahul Gandhi will take his shot post Covid recovery as advised by doctors

Ayodhya land deal: Rahul Gandhi says 'betrayal in name of Lord Ram unrighteous'

June 14, 2021 10:35 pm

Opposition parties, including Congress, SP and the Aam Aadmi Party, have alleged that the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust had purchased a plot worth Rs 2 crore in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh at an inflated price of Rs 18.5 crore.

Government fighting for blue tick, be self-reliant for vaccine: Rahul Gandhi

June 06, 2021 8:24 pm

Rahul Gandhi's remarks came a day after outrage over the removal of 'blue tick' badge from the personal accounts of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and RSS top functionaries including Mohan Bhagwat, by Twitter, only to restore it later.

Social media star, poet is Congress minority dept head

June 04, 2021 3:42 am

Better known as Imran ‘Pratapgarhi’, the 33-year-old replaced another youth leader from eastern Uttar Pradesh, Nadeem Javed.

7 years of Modi government: Immeasurable pain, insurmountable devastation, says Cong

May 31, 2021 3:30 am

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Prime Minister, saying the government needs to have the right intention, policy and determination to fight the coronavirus and not just a monthly talk

Modi govt's 7th anniversary: Shah hails 'unprecedented achievements', Cong says 'abdicated responsibility'

May 30, 2021 9:54 pm

The Congress listed out what it called the major failures of the government, including a declining economy, rising unemployment and inflation, and Covid-19 mismanagement.

Minister’s claim after vaccination jibe: All will get jabs by December

May 29, 2021 3:15 am

The Union Minister cited recent remarks by the Health Ministry while making the claim.

Rahul slams PM over second wave, vaccine shortage; Javadekar waves ‘toolkit’

May 29, 2021 3:10 am

He also accused the government of lying about Covid-19 death numbers, saying the figures are "exponentially" higher than what the Centre claims.

India will complete Covid vaccination exercise by December, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

May 28, 2021 10:51 pm

Javadekar's response came amid mounting criticism over the crippling shortage of Covid vaccines.

India has no vaccination strategy, third wave of Covid-19 likely: Rahul Gandhi

May 28, 2021 7:02 pm

“The problem is that there is no vaccination strategy. The Prime Minister doesn't think strategically. He is an event manager, he thinks one event at a time,” Rahul Gandhi said.

RAHUL GANDHI PHOTOS

Rare images of Jawaharlal Nehru on his 57th death anniversary

May 27, 2021 11:59 am

May 27, 2021 marks the 57th year of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru aka Chacha Nehru's demise. Following are some rare archival images commemorating highlights of his lifetime.

In Pictures: Rahul Gandhi swimming with Kerala fishermen during his recent Kollam visit

February 26, 2021 10:36 am

During his recent visit to Kerala, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacted with the fishing community, ventured into the sea with the fishermen and took a stab at fishing.

On Day 2 of tractor rally in Punjab, Rahul Gandhi continues attack on Centre over farm laws

October 05, 2020 8:19 pm

Gandhi, who is holding a series of tractor rallies during his 'Kheti Bachao Yatra' across Punjab to protest the Centre's new farm laws, also accused the Prime Minister of destroying the food system.

Rahul, Priyanka make it to Hathras victim's home in second attempt after high drama at UP border

October 03, 2020 11:03 pm

This was Congress leaders’ second attempt to reach Hathras – the first, on Thursday, ended in a scuffle after the Uttar Pradesh police refused to let the Gandhis’ visit the Hathras village.

On Sonia Gandhi's 73rd birthday, here are some rare photographs that you wouldn’t have seen

December 10, 2019 6:44 am

The Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi turned 73 Monday. She has decided not to celebrate her birthday in the wake of rape incidents across the country and growing concerns over women’s security.

Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours, leaders pay homage

August 07, 2019 7:49 pm

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was cremated with full state honours on Wednesday.

PM Modi, Congress leaders pay homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary

May 27, 2019 11:38 am

India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.

CWC meets to review Lok Sabha poll drubbing

May 25, 2019 1:49 pm

Before the meeting began, some top party leaders claimed that Gandhi’s relentless “chowkidar chor hai” campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “negative” in its tone.

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Meet the key winners

May 24, 2019 12:35 pm

The results of the 17th Lok Sabha elections, which were held in seven phases between April 11 and May 19, were declared on Thursday. Here’s a list of all the key winners.

BJP workers celebrate as Narendra Modi leads party to massive win

May 24, 2019 11:28 am

BJP Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019 Celebrations LIVE Updates: As the trends came in, pointing to another tenure of Narendra Modi as prime minister, celebrations broke out in the BJP's party offices across the country with people dancing to the sounds of drums.

RAHUL GANDHI VIDEOS

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.