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Saturday, January 18, 2020

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.

RAHUL GANDHI NEWS

Did say Rahul Gandhi was a fifth generation dynast, but I said much, much, more: Ramachandra Guha

January 18, 2020 8:50 pm

Guha said that his talk was a "defence of constitutional patriotism against Hindutva jingoism".

Ramachandra Guha says Kerala did a disastrous thing by electing Rahul Gandhi; calls Modi 'self-made'

January 18, 2020 8:04 pm

Even if Rahul Gandhi was "much more intelligent, more hard-working, never took a holiday in Europe, as a fifth-generation dynast he still will be at a disadvantage against a self-made person", Guha said.

J&K DSP Davinder Singh's case in NIA care as 'good as dead': Rahul Gandhi

January 17, 2020 12:46 pm

Rahul Gandhi said, "The best way to silence Terrorist DSP Davinder, is to hand the case to the NIA. The NIA is headed by another Modi - YK, who investigated the Gujarat Riots & Haren Pandya’s assassination. In YK’s care, the case is as good as dead. #WhoWantsTerroristDavinderSilenced And why??"

Aaditya Thackeray meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi

January 16, 2020 1:51 am

This was the first meeting between the two after the Sena led tripartite coalition with NCP and Congress formed the government in Maharashtra in November.

Fallout intensifies as DMK dares Congress to quit alliance

January 15, 2020 10:30 pm

Ties between the DMK and Congress have been under strain over seat-sharing in local body polls with the Tamil Nadu Congress president K S Alagiri accusing the DMK of going against “coalition dharma”

Mumbai University faculty member sent on compulsory leave for remarks against Rahul Gandhi

January 15, 2020 9:34 am

On December 14, Soman had posted a video on Facebook and Twitter, addressing Rahul. In the video, Soman is heard saying: “You truly aren’t Savarkar. The truth is, you aren’t a true Gandhi either. You don’t have any of the values.”

'Time will tell about ties getting normal': DMK after skipping Cong-led anti-CAA meet

January 14, 2020 4:48 pm

The absence of DMK at the meeting stood out because the former is an ally of the Congress in Tamil Nadu.

Rahul Gandhi dares PM Modi to go to universities, meet students

January 13, 2020 6:10 pm

Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi was doing biggest disservice to the nation by distracting and dividing people of India.

Kannauj bus fire: PM Modi expresses grief over loss of lives, wishes speedy recovery to injured

January 11, 2020 10:55 am

Kannauj bus fire: "I am in deep sorrow after learning about the tragic bus incident in Uttar Pradesh. Many people lost their lives in this tragic event. I offer my deepest condolences to the deceased and hope for the speedy recovery of the injured," PM Modi said.

Delhi Confidential: Silent On Strike

January 08, 2020 2:09 am

This will be the biggest protest action by workers in a year, that too on issues like unemployment.

RAHUL GANDHI PHOTOS

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.

RAHUL GANDHI VIDEOS

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.