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'English mind' is an illness, not the language: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

"Britishers have left but they have created an inferiority complex. They have given the thought that Britishers are great, foreigners are great and we are nothing," Naidu said

Venkaiah Naidu: Cooperatives need of the hour for social harmony

The Vice President said the principles and values that cooperatives follow not only help in sustaining their business but also create social harmony irrespective of caste, creed or any other distinction.

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Venkaiah Naidu urges private sector to adopt philanthropic approach

Vice President M Naidu said India was lagging behind several countries in research output and urged the medical college to accord highest priority to it.

Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President, Rajya Sabha Chairman: ‘Now an all-party man, above party politics’

Venkaiah Naidu said while the media is free and he cannot direct them, the one thing he can can convey to them from the chair in the beginning of his tenure is, “Please focus more on constructive debate.” He also recalled how once his debate on agriculture was reported in one line though he spoke for 52 minutes.

Keeping Rajya Sabha and South in mind, NDA names Venkaiah for vice-president

M Venkaiah Naidu will take on Gopal Krishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and the Opposition’s candidate, in the election on August 5 in which the BJP and its allies have a clear edge. He is expected to submit his resignation as Cabinet Minister before filing the nomination on Tuesday.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi files nomination for Vice-President election

Gandhi has been picked by 18 opposition parties to be their nominee for the post of vice president. The Congress was represented by senior leaders such as president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

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Wise to pick my brother for Vice-President's post, says Gopalkrishna Gandhi's sister

Asked about the possibility of Gopalkrishna Gandhi's victory in the August 5 vice-presidential polls, given the NDA's majority in electoral college, tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee said she was not looking at the results as she was not a political person.

Enough space in world for rise of India, China: Hamid Ansari

Ansari said India admires China's achievements in terms of development and hopes to see the country become a developed country soon.

Joe Biden warns Ukrainian President with sanctions

The US leader also called the Polish Prime Minister to consult on the situation in Ukraine.

Kerala event leaves Ansari embarrassed,host notes VP was born on Fool's Day

While Ansari wasn't amused,the Kerala govt denied any protocol violation.

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Vice Presidential Election To Be Held On August 5, Results On Same Day

Incumbent Vice-President Hamid Ansari’s term will end on August 10. It is unlikely he will be elected for a third term despite the Opposition enjoying a majority in the Upper House.  In the 243-member Rajya Sabha, the BJP as of now has 56 members, while the Congress with 59 is the single largest party. With […]

Treasury benches scared of what I will speak in Parliament: Rahul

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Reaching the Parliament to attend the ongoing Budget Session, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he will raise the JNU issue in the Parliament but the treasury benches are scared of what he will speak and won’ t let him speak. Speaking to reporters, Rahul said that the government said they are open to a discussion but they will not let him speak as they are “scared” of him. Gandhi had yesterday accused the Modi government and RSS of crushing voices of dissent of college and university students across the country.

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Need law for ending discrimination in universities: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reached Jantar Mantar to join the protest by students demanding justice for Rohith Vemula. Addressing the students, Rahul Gandhi said Rohith's voice was muzzled. He added that the country needs a law that doesn't let students' voices in colleges and universities be stifled. He said Rohith talked about India's future, but RSS doesn't support the same.

PM Modi should fulfill farmers’ demand: Rahul

Amethi (UP), Feb 19 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he had earlier promised to reduce the pulses price but the rates have increased drastically. He further said he will raise the issue in the Parliament and will fight for farmers. He further demanded that either PM Modi should fulfill his promises or should give Rs. 15 lakh to the farmers. He is in Amethi to meet the farmers.

PM Modi should fulfill farmers’ demand: Rahul

Amethi (UP), Feb 19 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he had earlier promised to reduce the pulses price but the rates have increased drastically. He further said he will raise the issue in the Parliament and will fight for farmers. He further demanded that either PM Modi should fulfill his promises or should give Rs. 15 lakh to the farmers. He is in Amethi to meet the farmers.

Mayawati has done nothing for Dalits in UP: Rahul Gandhi

Lucknow, Feb 18 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has done nothing for Dalits in Uttar Pradesh and added that the latter is of the view that their plight would drastically change for the better if the Congress Party joins hands with them. Targetting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), he said both wanted to suppress the poor and the downtrodden sections of society.Before reaching the venue of the event he was to address, BJP activists greeted the Congress vice president with black flags.

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Strict action should be taken against anti-national people: Rahul

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday led a delegation to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the Jawaharlal Nehru University row. Talking to mediapersons after the meeting, he said strict action should be taken against the people raising anti-national slogans. Rahul added that because of few students, the entire university should not be held responsible, adding the JNU row has damaged India's image globally. He further said that RSS and Centre are trying to impose their ideology on the entire nation and Congress will not let it happen.

Rahul Gandhi should be shot dead: Rajasthan BJP MLA

Barmer, Feb 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Barmer MLA Kailash Chaudhary said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who 'supported' anti-national slogans and Afzal Guru, should be shot dead. He further said that people like Rahul are 'traitors'.

PM trying to disturb Assam's multi-culture: Rahul

Assam, Feb 16 (ANI): Addressing a gathering here in Sivasagar, Assam, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to "disturb" cultural harmony in Assam. He further held the Bharatiya Janata Party responsible for not fulfilling the promises made to the north-eastern state. Gandhi was on a two-day visit to four districts in the poll-bound state.

Rahul Gandhi holds ‘padyatra’ in Assam

Shivsagar (Assam), Feb 16 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day pre-election visit to Assam, began his padyatra here on Tuesday. He is expected to address his party workers at a rally after the padyatra. The Congress vice-president kicked off his two-day visit on Monday at Gohpur in Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra.

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