Once a reluctant politician, Rahul Gandhi now holds the reins to the Congress party and is expected to play an influential role in national politics.
Meanwhile, RSS sources in Nagpur said Pranab Mukherjee had met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at least four times after leaving Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The court noted that the prosecution can present new evidence at a later stage, but it has to pass the test of “relevancy and admissibility”.
Over coffee, Kumaraswamy told Rahul and Sonia Gandhi that the Congress-JD(S) pact should be a “long-term relationship”. Rahul agreed. Both leaders said the “coalition should run smoothly, with coordination”.
In his meeting with the Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, Kumaraswamy discussed the issue of Cabinet formation and the division of ministerial positions between the two parties.
Karnataka govt formation HIGHLIGHTS: Alliance partners Rahul Gandhi and Kumaraswamy met in New Delhi to discuss the roadmap for the coalition. Follow this space to track all the latest developments.
Rally after rally, the two parties launched several attacks on one another over the choice of CM candidates – B S Yeddyurappa of BJP and Siddaramaiah of Congress.
Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: “Modiji is very proud of the fact that he is a great orator. I completely agree with him. He speaks like an actor. But if his speeches could fill the country’s stomach, then I would like him to give even more speeches,” Sonia Gandhi said.
Karnataka elections: “The country is surprised that wherever he (PM Modi) goes he speaks wrong. He distorts history, and for his political selfishness he uses our great freedom fighters as pawns on the chess board,” said Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday.
Karnataka assembly elections 2018: “Congress has worked for the development of Karnataka and you must know that the central government is working in a biased manner when it comes to Karnataka,” said Sonia Gandhi addressing a public gathering in Vijapura.
Sonia Gandhi did not campaign in any of the state elections after she fell ill during a road show in Varanasi on August 2, 2016. This is the first time since 1998 that Sonia Gandhi has skipped campaigning over the past 20 months.
Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Hitting back at the Congress for targeting BJP’s chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa, he said the “mother and son who are out on bail” and are facing allegations of involvement in a “Rs 5,000 crore scam” are questioning the BJP.
The Prime Minister said that these people who did not have courtesy for the institution of the President are today talking about Dalits. The Prime Minister is campaigning in Karnataka for the BJP.
Sonia Gandhi said a storm of change is in the offing as she accused the government of weakening the foundations of the Constitution and destroying the country’s Ganga-Jamuni culture.
Terming the Modi government as “directionless and anti-people”, Sonia Gandhi said it had betrayed the people by making false promises.