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Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is the president of the Congress 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 Tamil Nadu in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 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.


Lifesaving drugs should be made available to Indians first: Rahul Gandhi after Trump's warning

April 07, 2020 3:13 pm

Gandhi's comments came hours after the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the Hydroxychloroquine would be supplied to some countries which are badly affected by COVID-19.

Shining torches in sky won’t solve COVID-19 problem, ramp up testing: Rahul Gandhi to Centre

April 04, 2020 8:36 pm

"Making people clap and shining torches in the sky isn't going to solve the problem," Gandhi said, emphasising on the need to hold more tests to determine the full scale of the virus.

Delhi Confidential: Games supporters play?

April 03, 2020 6:43 am

Out of nowhere, members such as K C Venugopal, Rajiv Satav and Randeep Surjewala urged Rahul Gandhi to hold a meeting with state Congress presidents and Congress legislature party leaders to discuss the situation in states on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

Unplanned implementation of lockdown resulting in chaos: Sonia Gandhi at CWC meet

April 02, 2020 5:33 pm

"The magnitude of the challenge before us is daunting but our resolve to overcome it must be greater," Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi: Complete economic shutdown may disastrously amplify death toll

March 29, 2020 9:36 pm

Suspecting that the government will further extend the 21-day lockdown, Rahul Gandhi said it is time to immediately strengthen the social safety net and use every public resource to support the working poor and prevent them from migrating.

Congress slams govt over migrant exodus

March 29, 2020 2:28 am

The government had no contingency plans in place for the exodus, and the large numbers of people returning to villages in crowded buses or on foot has significantly dented the lockdown, calling it another “distressing example” of the governments’ “unpreparedness”, said Rahul Gandhi.

COVID-19 lockdown: Rahul posts video of migrants walking home, blames Centre for 'no contingency plan'

March 28, 2020 9:35 pm

The Congress MP's video comes even as migrant workers continue to walk long distances, some even 400 kms, to return home after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown for 3-weeks starting March 24.

First step in right direction: Rahul Gandhi on Centre's financial package

March 26, 2020 6:30 pm

"The Govt announcement today of a financial assistance package, is the first step in the right direction," Gandhi tweeted.

Expand coronavirus testing massively, provide cash to poor: Rahul Gandhi to Centre

March 25, 2020 7:38 pm

Rahul Gandhi demanded creation of massive emergency field hospitals, particularly in urban areas, with full ICU capabilities to provide care to patients.

Working to ensure steady supply of masks, body coveralls, Health Ministry counters Rahul Gandhi

March 24, 2020 1:42 am

Rahul Gandhi had questioned the delay in banning the export of masks despite a WHO advisory, ministry says the initial ban was put in place on January 31.


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.

Big fight: Rahul Gandhi, Nitin Gadkari, Kanhaiya Kumar among key candidates

May 24, 2019 11:09 am

Spread across seven phases, the bitterly contested Lok Sabha election spanned from April 11 to May 19. As the results start pouring in, let's take a look at some of the prominent candidates.

Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on 28th death anniversary

May 22, 2019 10:07 am

Rajiv Gandhi, sixth and youngest PM of India, was assassinated on May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

Polling ends for sixth phase; Sheila Dikshit, Gambhir, Rahul Gandhi among early voters

May 13, 2019 7:24 am

Compared to the election results of these 59 seats in the last Lok Sabha elections in 2014, BJP had won 45 of these seats, the Trinamool Congress 8, the Congress two and the Samajwadi Party and the LJP one seat each among others.

Priyanka Gandhi and the many shades of her campaign

May 06, 2019 7:42 am

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's election campaigning caught our attention with her signature style - crisp saris paired with long-sleeved blouses.


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

January 25, 2019 6:10 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

January 23, 2019 5:40 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

December 14, 2018 6:51 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

December 12, 2018 7:06 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

December 13, 2018 2:51 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

December 12, 2018 2:22 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

December 11, 2018 6:36 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

December 10, 2018 8:21 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

December 10, 2018 7:36 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

November 20, 2018 11:37 am

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.