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.

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CRPF takes over security of Gandhis

The Gandhis are now without SPG protection after 28 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now the only person to be protected by the about-4,000-personnel-strong SPG.

Rahul Gandhi on Seshan: 'There was a time when Election Commissioners were impartial, brave'

Rahul Gandhi said, "Unlike today, there was a time when our Election Commissioners were impartial, respected, brave & feared. Shri TN Seshan was one of them. My condolences to his family on his passing."

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Govt to end SPG cover for Gandhi family, Congress reacts angrily

The three were under SPG cover since the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. Two months ago, the government had similarly downgraded the security cover for Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

'Thank you for protecting me, my family': Rahul to SPG after security downgraded

"A big thank you to all my brothers and sisters in the SPG who worked tirelessly to protect me and my family over the years," the Congress leader said in a tweet.

Explained: What is SPG protection and who gets it?

The SPG is an elite force, specifically raised for the protection of the country's Prime Minister, former PMs and their immediate family. If the Gandhis lose the SPG cover, PM Modi will be the only one under the SPG's protection.

Demonetisation a 'terror attack': Rahul Gandhi on three years of note ban

"It’s three years since the demonetisation terror attack that devastated the Indian economy, taking many lives, wiping out lakhs of small businesses & leaving millions of Indians unemployed," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

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Rahul, Priyanka considered role models in Pakistan: UP minister

Anand Swarup Shukla, Minister of State for Parliament Affairs in the Uttar Pradesh government, said the posters of the two leaders adorn the walls in Pakistan.

Delhi Confidential: Protest Line-Up

Rahul left the country on Monday to attend a course abroad.

Day after election results, Congress accuses BJP of selling interests of farmers, traders

"The discussions centred around the way the interest of India's farmers, India's shop keepers, India's industry are being bartered away and sold openly by the BJP government," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

Assembly elections result: Rahul Gandhi stays in shadow as Congress sees a glimmer

Maharashtra, Haryana assembly election results: While Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said she was “really happy” with the party’s performance in Haryana, the Congress made no secret of the fact that the showing could have been much better had key decisions been taken early in the run-up to the elections.

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Sushma Swaraj cremated with full state honours, leaders pay homage

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

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

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CWC meets to review Lok Sabha poll drubbing

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Election officials sail boats, trek hills to carry voting machines

The Lok Sabha elections will see PM Narendra Modi’s bid to retain power at the Centre. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will try and revive fortunes of his party which was reduced to 44 seats in the 2014 General Elections.

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

"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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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